The deciding factors for choosing this hotel were the price, the location and the reviews.
Price: Great price (at the time Orbitz had the best rate)
30 minutes from the airport by taxi ~30 CDN. (the bus is 13.50 CDN per person) In walking distance to shopping street and Yaletown.
10 minute taxi to Greyhound Bus Depot (bus to Whistler).
Bang on. A boutique hotel with minimalist and classy decor. Ultra clean. Coffee maker in room with Numi green tea. Standard hotel room blanket..that icky fuzzy one, but nice bedspread and sheets.
The Queen room is very small, but the decor and cleanliness compensate. It is indeed noisy, and the view is not a plus, but that will only bother some. I couldn't quite figure out if the room has a heating system. Our heat was not on and it was a bit cold. For the summer they seem to have a fan...
For a short stay, it's just right. Good location, great price, clean and stylish. If you're looking to stay longer you may run into some issues concerning space and environment.
I can highly recommend the hotel. The location is excellent - walking distance from shopping and going-out area.
Rooms are not as small as I expected from previous reviews, I found the room perfectly fine and stayed in smaller rooms in boutique hotels - but they are probably smaller by North American standards.
With modern furniture, great colors, flat screen etc the place has a stylish feel and (despite being not very expensive) does not have a boutique-hotel-on the-cheap feel.
Only negative I found was that there is no air conditioning and the heating is controlled for the whole floor. When we arrived the room was somewhat cold, but then they put the heating up and it was no problem. Windows can be opened which is a plus.
Regarding noise - we had a room to the back and it was okay. However, windows are not double-glazed and I imagine rooms to the main road can be noisy.
All in all I think the place is a real find, given the price it is a top tip.