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Moderate priced room in Vancouver

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Moderate priced room in Vancouver

My wife and I will be visiting Vancouver in a few weeks. We will not rent a car, as we like to walk the cities we visit. From reading many great postings here, it seems like this will work well in Vancouver. Our main concern is that our hotel is in a safe area, as we will be walking everywhere, including dinner at night. We also just want a clean hotel, but nothing fancy, as we would rather spend our money on food and sight seeing expenses. We had a reservation at The Barclay,chosen because of it's great location on Robson, and their low prices. I have now read many horible reviews on Trip Advisor, and I am about to cancel. We are trying to position ourselves so that we can walk to Stanley Park, Robson, Denman, Davie, English Bay, Yaletown, Chinatown, Granville Island, etc. We will use buses and taxis when necessary.

We are now looking for recommendations for a clean, comfortable, safe hotel in the downtown/west end. We are looking at The Buchan, The Kingston Hotel & B&B, The Sylvia, and The YWCA. Any thoughts on any of these choices, or any other recommendations would be greatly appreciated. If anyone has any comments on The Barclay before I cancel, that would be great also. Thanks in advance for your help.

Sincerely, Paul & Cheryl

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1. Re: Moderate priced room in Vancouver

We run a B&B in Powell River so have many guests come through who have stayed in Vancouver. The Sylvia hotel seems to get many good comments from our guests. Don't know the others.

Happy holidays, Shirley.

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I hope Im not too late replying to your post. We stayed at the Barclay 18 months ago and the situation was great. We are used to camping in a caravan in New Zealand so don't mind basic as long as it is clean. True our room probably needed a paint but it was cleaned every day and the bathroom was clean. The reception was friendly and very helpful. You could get a great breakfast in their little cafe for $5. We were there 4 days and had breakfast there every day. We are back in Vancouver beginning of June and tried to book again for the Barclay but it was full. That must tell you something. However their is no lift and because we are "seniors" we asked for a ground floor room.

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Of the ones you list, the Sylvia is the one I hear most good things about too, though I have never stayed there. The location itself is amazing: right off the beach at English Bay and steps from the cafes, shops and retaurants of Denman and Davie Streets.

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