The Blue Horizon is a good city centre hotel, clean and comfortable with incredibly spacious rooms. We paid a premium for a room above the 15th floor expecting a great view of Vancouver, but all we could see was the nearby, surrounding taller hotels. Save your money if you're expecting a view and go for a lower floor at a cheaper price
The shower here was superb - we'd just completed a long motorcycle tour of BC and Alberta and had stayed in quite a few hotels and guest houses, but this was by far the best shower. No breakfast included in the room price here but they do have a restaurant on the ground floor that serves a very good, reasonably priced breakfast on the ground.
The location of the Blue Horizon is perfect for exploring "downtown" Vancouver. It's on Robson St, one of the main shopping thoroughfares so there are plenty of places to eat / drink here. It's also handy for walking to Coal Harbour and lots of other Vancouver attractions.
We stayed here for four nights, and I'd booked the hotel because it stated that the price quoted included taxes - something to be aware of in BC as the HST tax can raise the price of goods / services dramatically. When we came to pay the bill on leaving, the invoice showed an additional HST tax. I commented to the (quite rude) reception clerk that the price included taxes. He then pointed me towards the small print which said that "additional taxes" could be charged. Aparently the taxes that were included are "Hotel Taxes", we still had to pay the HST which added a fair amount to the bill - far more than we''d budgeted for. For that reason alone I wouldn't ever stay at the Blue Horizon again, they should make it crystal clear just what taxes are and are not included in the price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Blue Horizon is a boutique style hotel located on Robson Street, the hub of shopping and dining. LIVE like a local and experience the heartbeat of Robson Street's culture and the friendly community of the West End. ENJOY the proximity to Stanley Park, English Bay, BC Place, Rogers Arena, Convention Centre and Cruise Terminal and Davie Village. ALL are guest rooms are corner rooms with accessible balconies, many with million-dollar views of English bay, the mountains and the city of Vancouver. OUR amenities include free Wi-Fi, Keurig coffee makers, kettle, in-room safe, IPod docking station, charging station, cozy bath robes and much more. OUR 31st floor banquet facilities have the same million-dollar views. Our lobby restaurant ABODE offers fresh local cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. THE Blue Horizon has been awarded a 4-green key eco-rating by the Hotel association of Canada. THIS rating is awarded to a hotel for its sustainable practices. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver
- Blue Horizon Vancouver