We only had one night in Vancouver. Booked this via Hotwire, and couldn't have been more pleased. We arrived via cruise ship on a Sunday morning. Since our ship arrived at Ballantyne instead of Canada Place, I had worried needlessly about an expensive cab ride. It was less than $10. Also had no problem checking in before 10am! We got lucky because they didn't appear to be too busy. Maybe because it was a Sunday in May? Anyway, we were very grateful!
We found this hotel to be friendly, spotless and we loved that it is so green-friendly. Thankfully, I had read on line that king rooms are upgrades here (whether you've booked through a site like Hotwire or just straight-out)...so I knew not to get uptight about it. Our double room was just fine, and the beds were very comfortable.
Having never been to Vancouver before, we knew nothing about what kind of location we needed or wanted. Worried way too much about it beforehand. This location was GREAT. If we had arrived via Canada Place, we could have even walked here if we wanted to. We did indeed walk everywhere.
TIP: Look up the "Tour Guys"...they do FREE walking tours. We met up at a nearby fountain at 11am for the tour of the day, which was, in our case, a tour of Chinatown. Awesome! Robson Street is within easy walking distance, as is the GasTown area. I'm sure there were many more as well, but we only had one day so we couldn't discover them all.
If you happen to be at this nice hotel on a Sunday night as we were, be sure to check out Preston's restaurant/bar. We had already eaten or we would have tried the food because it looked good...but we did enjoy the bar, and Sunday night was the night to do so due to great drink specials! If you run into ridiculously expensive wine in Canada like I did, you will LOVE the Sunday night $6.00 wine special!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this clean, comfortable, quiet, friendly hotel!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcoming and spacious, the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel by APA is New Urban Style Hotel concept that combines city sophistication with West Coast comfort. It's fresh, it's modern, and it has Vancouver at its doorstep with the best of everything the city has to offer. Places like Stanley Park, Gastown, the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Convention Centre and the shopping district of Robson Street. The Coast Coal Harbour Hotel by APA is an urban retreat in downtown Vancouver. With 20 storey's boasting 220 modern, spacious guest rooms and all the amenities you've come to expect from Coast Hotels. Each of the guest rooms at our downtown Vancouver hotel features floor-to-ceiling windows, Electric Bidet Seat(TOTO(R) Washlet), 55" flat screen TVs and traditional welcoming origami cranes, a symbol of hospitality. These high quality amenities are signature features of APA Hotel in Japan and unique to APA's Urban Style Hotel concept. Our rooms come with complimentary wireless Internet and a range of modern amenities. You'll also have access to our top-notch fitness center, pool and hot tub-not to mention our signature Prestons Restaurant + Lounge, the perfect spot to drink, dine and dish about your Vancouver experience. A 5,000 square foot ballroom and conference centre includes 20-foot-high north-facing windows accented by coloured glass, creating a bright and airy environment. Private boardrooms, business centre, fully equipped gym with locker room, and a landscaped roof deck with an outdoor lap pool and hot tub have been designed with your comfort in mind. We encourage you to come visit one of the newest hotels in downtown Vancouver. And to enjoy the best that our city has to offer! ... more less
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