My partner and I stayed at the Blue Horizon Hotel for three nights in early March. We were in Vancouver to check out real estate in the outer suburbs. Our room was on the 23rd floor looking toward Stanley Park. The views from our room were wonderful, though the mountains to the north were mostly hidden by other buildings.
The room was large, clean, and comfortable. It was quiet with the balcony door closed, and there was no reason to leave it open, as the heating/cooling worked well and made little noise. There was an ice machine in the corridor next to our room, but we were not aware of it from inside the room. The beds were comfortable and we slept well, except for each of us being disturbed on one night (but different nights) by a whiny sound that could have been plumbing or an electrical sound that eventually disappeared. Perhaps it was related to the ice machine – we forgot to ask.
The parking garage is behind the lower levels of the hotel, which is convenient. It cost $16 per day, which seems reasonable for central Vancouver.
Just off the hotel lobby is the Abode restaurant, which we found very good. We ate there one night and had breakfast there every morning. The service at breakfast varied from excellent to slow to a bit uncoordinated, but the food was always good. We are vegetarians, but found both the breakfast and dinner menus gave us good choices.
Robson St. is a nice street with lots of small stores and cafés near the hotel, so almost everything you might need when traveling is close by, and the heart of downtown is not far away. We walked (briskly) to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in about 15 minutes. There are lots of taxis on Robson St. and buses go along it frequently, stopping just outside the hotel – and they are electric trolley buses, so they make almost no noise.
We enjoyed our stay at Blue Horizon and would stay there again. It’s a nice hotel with big, clean, comfortable rooms, friendly and helpful staff, a good restaurant, and a great location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Blue Horizon is located in the center of Robson Street, the pulse of Vancouver. Experience the heartbeat of Robson Street's culture with its premier shopping, celebrated eateries and great cafes. Walk to Stanley Park, go around the Sea wall, stroll to English Bay or amble up and down Robson Street taking in all the restaurants and shops. You will love our convenient access to BC Place, Rogers arena, Gas town, Chinatown, Yaletown, Davie village, Convention center and the Cruise terminal. Taxis and transit is right out our front door. Comfort and convenience is at your doorstep. Our welcoming and spacious rooms are all corner rooms with balconies, many featuring million dollar views of English Bay, Stanley Park, the North Shore mountains and the city of Vancouver. The rooms are fresh and modern, with bold colors and sleek lines. Adding to your comfort, some of our amenities include free Wi-Fi, Keurig coffee makers, kettle, large in- room safe, IPod docking station, cozy bath robes and much more. Our 31st floor banquet and meeting facilities have the same million dollar views. Enjoy dining in our ABODE Restaurant that offers fresh local cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our ABODE Restaurant is partnered with the Vancouver Aquarium's Ocean Wise conservation program which makes it easy for you to make sustainable seafood choices that ensure the health of our oceans for generations to come. Our summer sidewalk patio is a great place to relax and enjoy people watching on Robson. A relaxing dip in our indoor lap pool, a water massage in the Jacuzzi or a rejuvenating sauna can give you that start in the morning or wind down at the end of the day. The Blue Horizon cares about the environment and are proud to be awarded a 4 green key eco-rating by the Hotel association of Canada. This rating is awarded to a hotel for its sustainable practices such as energy conservation, water conservation, solid waste management, environmental management and much more. Welcome to your relaxing haven at the Blue Horizon with our heartfelt smiles and genuine hospitality. Welcome to your Vancouver home away from home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver
- Blue Horizon Vancouver