Sept. 22 - 25. OK. It's a Best Western. But add Plus, and I guess that's the difference. Excellent, accessible location - Davie and Denman. Super close to lots of restaurants, the beach at English Bay, Stanley Park. Very walkable. Also convenient to the tour bus - Big Bus, etc. - only block and a half away.
We found the front desk staff friendly and check-in very efficient, and our room was as we had requested - upper floor. A little noisy as we were adjacent to the street, but it's the city and that's part of city life. If it's too much, close the window, (yes "real windows" that open for air) and turn on the AC to mask the offending car and bus noise.
Our price was reasonable by comparable standards. As far as hotels go, it's not the newest and the room was a bit on the small side, but finishes and furniture were fresh, room and bath were very clean and on the whole, suited our needs well.
We even ate in the "Checkers" Bar and Grill on property - enjoyed a decent burger and some local talent @ Karaoke. Very friendly folks.
We look forward to our next visit. Sooner is better!
P. S. I see where some on this board have complained about sketchy neighborhood. I did not find it scary. It was well lit, a good presence of police at night, and honestly, the most colorful portion of the West End on Davie adds to the interest of the area. We loved it! If you want to play it timidly, then there are plenty of options for meals and sundries (Large London Drug!) within one block of hotel. Also, the description from birdieCalgary of plumbing issues and dated bath facilities were not our experience at all.
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