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Moda Hotel
Ranked #57 of 90 Hotels in Vancouver
burnaby
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good place”
Reviewed 3 November 2007

It was a nice hotel. Rooms are nice and clean

Stayed April 2006
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed 30 October 2007

Probably one of my overall favorite boutique hotels to stay in! The hotel is clean. The staff is incredibly nice, helpful, friendly and went out of their way to be accommodating! The location is perfect for downtown Vancouver -- within walking distance of several theatres and a block away from the bars, restaurants, Robson, shopping and clubs of Granville Avenue. The hotel is within several city blocks of most of the major downtown attractions, including Yaletown, Gastown, the arena and Chinatown. The bus service in downtown is a bit pricey, but runs everywhere and often. Moda Hotel doesn't have WiFi, but has great free high speed internet by ethernet.

The hotel has been recently renovated and I love the new decor! The rooms are stark, modern and clean. Some might find them a little small, but this is an old building. The beds were firm and very comfortable. Even the pillows were better than average.

Previous comments have mentioned the noise from the pub that used to be downstairs. For our stay in Oct 2007, the pub had been closed for a while and club noise wasn't an issue. Unfortunately, there is A LOT of construction in Downtown Vancouver, which is fairly loud starting around 8:00 am (except Sundays) or so. Not a problem for us as it made an excellent alarm clock.... I suspect this is a problem all over downtown.

The price was among the lower of the hotels we looked at, but this hotel was by far the best value within any price range. I'll be recommending this hotel to my friends and it will definitely be our first hotel of choice when we return to Vancouver.

Can you tell that we liked this place?

  • Liked — The staff, the location, the price!
  • Disliked — Construction noise in downtown Vancouver
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled as a couple
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Cary, North Carolina
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2007

The Moda is in a convenient location for a visit to Vancouver. We parked the rental car on arrival and walked or took public transportation throughout our trip. The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful in all dealings. We had a party of three and were accommodated in two adjoining rooms - one with a full bath and one with a half bath. That was an ideal arrangement. The rooms are very comfortable, but are small. We heard some street noise, but no more or less than one would hear in most larger cities.

We will stay at the Moda again when we return to Vancouver.

  • Liked — location and room decor
  • Disliked — small and slow elevator
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with friends
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2 Thank phonebill
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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2007

Moda Hotels is nicely renovated. I was worried that it might not be baed on older reviews, but the hotel room is great and the location is excellent. You can walk from the hotel to anywhere; Chinatown, Granville Island, Gastown etc. The staff was quite unfriendly when we wanted to check in at 12 pm instead of the announced time of 3 pm. We could however leave our luggage at hotel, although we had to ask for this as it was not offered to us. When checking out after several days we wanted to leave our luggage as well before moving on, we had to hear numerous complaints about how everyone wanted to do that and how inconvenient it was for them! Overall for the price the hotel was a good deal though. I would recommend checking the website numerous times as the price went down after I had already made a reservation. I then cancelled my initial reservation and made a new one at the better price.

Stayed August 2007
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Milan, Italy
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111 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2007

Moda Hotel is very well located in the center of Vancouver, within walking distance from everything in downtown.
The hotel was recently updated inside and outside, nice building.
Rooms are very stilish (painted wall, design furniture, new and well equipped bathroom). Cleanliness ok.

Staff helpful and easy check-in. The hoted does not have a restaurant and does not provide breakfast but there are some nice places around to eat and drink. Parking a bit expensive.

The only problem is that the majority of the rooms are on a busy street so expect noise all day and night long or ask for a room in the inside part of the building.

  • Liked — Location, interior decor, price
  • Disliked — Noise from the street
  • Stayed August 2007
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South
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2007

Staff was great - hotel is special. Old character building, new amenities - great combo. Room very clean and tidy - loved the 'red wall' in the room.

Pub is now closed - had no problems with noise. Hotel is downtown so you will experience 'street' noise but nothing excessive.

Walking distance to Yaletown (amazing restaurants) and Robson Street shops. A bit of a longer walk to Stanley Park but worth it.

Cheap rates...worth a try!

  • Stayed August 2007
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2 Thank SunnieSouth
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Toronto, Canada
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2007

This place was a great find in downtown Vancouver - only a couple of blocks from the shopping on Robson or the waterfront. Everything was brand new, clean, and well designed. Looks like a four star hotel with the price of a two star hotel. Desk staff was lovely, let us store our epic amount of bags behind the counter until check in. We heard some people complaining about noise from construction when we were checking out, but our room was perfectly quiet.

  • Stayed July 2007
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1 Thank mantaraggio
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Property: Moda Hotel
Address: 900 Seymour St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3L9, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Granville Street
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #57 of 90 Hotels in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Moda Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 67
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the heart of Vancouver's Arts and Entertainment district, the Moda Hotel is a unique 67 room boutique hotel. The heritage building, built in 1908, blends the best of old world style with modern, contemporary interior design. Rooms feature a sleek, tailored look with the comforts of luxurious beds, linens and furnishings. The marriage of history with the modern design, plus its fabulous location makes this hotel a definite choice for the world traveler and corporate traveler alike. ... more   less 
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