I agree with the good reviews here and thought I could provide more detail.
Very friendly, pleasant and efficient staff, they work hard to give you city information, directions, restaurant suggestions. The room I had (#301) did not have street noise from below, although some of my associates staying on the 1st floor did hear some night sounds from the street. Great location, being just a few blocks from the Robson Street shopping district, a few blocks from the waterfront, next door to a T station (Granville stop) and bus routes. The room is a bit small, but very clean and well appointed with muted color theme and blackout windows (plus a small window that actually opens)- a large walk in closet with light and safe and iron/board, dresser, desk and chair with lamp and computer hookups, flat screen TV with a good choice of channels plus on demand movies ($), upholstered chair and a very comfortable bed with pillow top. The desk includes a note pad and pen. The bathroom is a good size with nice glass & tile shower (hand held with holder), plenty of hot water, and nice marble and decorative tile with dark cabinets and wood decoration. You get 2 big towels, 2 vanity towels and 2 face cloths. The toiletries include shampoo, conditioner, lotion and a vanity kit of nail files, cotton pads and qtips. You get a large rectangular bar of soap - my only comment would be having 2 bars would be nice so you are not always moving it from the shower to the sink. The coffee maker is located in the bathroom - reg and decaf coffee and some tea, coffeemate (real cream like Land O Lakes mini-moos that don't need refrig would be nicer), and a hair dryer There is a lighted makeup mirror and two nice robes. There's an IPod docking station/clock as well, but I could not figure out how to set the alarm, so I had the front desk set up wake up calls for me that worked well.
The surprises I mentioned above include: (1) you can get a free day pass from the front desk to the Steve Nash gym next door to the hotel (nice facility with all expected machines and free weights, dressing rooms with locks you can set yourself, towel service - no pool.) (2) the breakfast is included in the room cost and is substantial and in a very pretty wood panelled room in the basement that has flat screen TV's; there are 3 breakfast choices consisting of a bacon/egg type combo (apple chicken sausage or ham available) with toast and potatoes or you can swap potatoes out for a nice fresh fruit cup, and fresh juices (orange, pink grapefruit, cranberry, apple); a second choice of a continental breakfast that can be a belgium waffle, danishes, yogurt and fruit or their own granola (good); or a third choice of omlett with all the fixin's and toast. There's a variety of good bread choices for toast, and for the gluten free folks a tasty rice bread toast. (3) worldwide phone calls are free; (4) the St. Regis bar next door is a large open space pub-like woody area with good beer choices and tasty food (I ditto the previous steak sandwich thumbs up from another reviewer.) (5) Gotham steak house is next door on the other side and is a very pretty bar with good steaks if a bit expensive.
There are also free apples and newspapers in the small lobby area for guests, and a business center off the lobby with free internet access and a number of terminals available. Although no transport is offered, cabs regularly drive by and the front desk will call for you. Also, the hotel has parking for $25 per day, which is one of the more inexpensive hotel parking options other than farther distance public parking.
The elevator (only one) is tiny and you can wait a while for it, especially in the morning in the breakfast room. I took to taking the stairs, which was probably good exercise - but note the stairs are not accessible that I could see from the breakfast room. There are stairs from there into the St. Regis bar that has an entrance into the lobby, but it is closed in the morning hours due to liquor license rules.
I would stay here again definitely.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- THE ST. REGIS HOTEL - DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER CANADA. Perfectly located in the centre of downtown Vancouver, the St. Regis Hotel is the city's best choice for award-winning service and refined boutique hotel accommodations. The independent, Canadian-owned and operated St. Regis recently completed a total renovation that brought this beautiful heritage building up to the highest level of modern comfort and finish. The St. Regis all-inclusive room rates include complimentary FULL BREAKFAST, HIGH-SPEED INTERNET, FREE LOCAL AND WORLDWIDE LONG DISTANCE, FIJI BOTTLED WATER, STEVE NASH SPORTS CLUB PASSES, AND BUSINESS CENTRE ACCESS. Winner of TripAdvisor's Travellers Choice Awards for Service for Vancouver hotels, with one stay you will see why the St. Regis Hotel is "more than you expect, everything you deserve." ... more less
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