Sunset Inn is a great place to stay in Vancouver; really friendly staff, comfortable rooms, good amenities, great location, and free parking. My husband and I spent a week there at the end of September and really enjoyed ourselves. It's located in Davie Village, and there's lots to see and do near the hotel. We could see a lot of Davie Village from our window on the tenth floor. Our room had a full kitchen, and there was a Safeway conveniently located a few blocks up Davie. There's no dishwasher in the kitchen, but the cleaning staff will wash dishes for you. The bathroom was small, but the shower was spacious. A cosmetic mirror was included, which was a nice touch, but I had to stand on tiptoe to use it. There were 2 wall AC units, one in the living room and one in the bedroom, which worked well but it was difficult to figure out the remote ... I think the battery was dead in our remote but the AC eventually did what we wanted it to anyway. The bed was very comfortable, and plenty of extra pillows and blankets were provided. The cleaning staff did a good job for the most part, but missed sweeping in the kitchen and there were smudges on the window at eye level that I ended up taking care of myself.
There were two coin-op washers and two dryers down on the main floor, and free laundry detergent ( I think they may have had free dryer sheets as well). Something snagged some of my clothes the last time I did laundry, and a few of my garments were full of holes. I think this may have been because one of the washers had repair work done on it, and something sharp might have been left exposed. I did not report it to management because it was our last day and I was rushed, and nothing too fancy was destroyed, luckily. Hopefully it's been fixed since then (a couple months ago).
On weekdays you can make waffles in the lobby for breakfast, which was nice; otherwise the breakfast they offer isn't terribly good. The English muffins were ok, but the bagels and croissants were pale and wrinkly, and they brought out the same ones day after day. Aside from that there were a few different cereals, coffee and orange juice. We made coffee in our room so I didn't try the coffee in the lobby. There is a coffee machine over by the front door that's available all day, however, and that I did try. I think it was from Van Houtte, and made different espresso drinks as well as brewed coffee. It was pretty good, and inexpensive.
Finally, we really appreciated that the Sunset Inn has free parking, and while it's no problem to get in and out of the upper lot or the spaces in the alley, it was extremely difficult to get in and out of the garage, due to a very narrow, curving driveway. Even in a compact car I had difficulty, and could see plenty of paint scrapes along the concrete wall, so I know I'm not the only one who had trouble. I'm sure it can't be helped; every parking area in Vancouver is tight quarters, it seems. But if you're visiting Vancouver and renting a car, DO NOT get a big one.
A few complaints aside, we really enjoyed our stay, and would definitely book there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to our family-owned Sunset Inn & Suites hotel in Vancouver located on a quiet, tree-lined residential street in the charming West End. Our residential-style Vancouver suites offer all the comforts of home with separate bedrooms, living rooms, fully-equipped kitchens, dining areas and private balconies. Whether your Vancouver travels are for leisure or business, our spacious suites at affordable rates are ideal for memorable family vacations, productive business trips and extended stays in Vancouver. Find numerous amenities at our Vancouver hotel including free gated parking, wireless Internet and breakfast. Then explore the endless Vancouver attractions within walking distance including the English Bay, Robson Street, and more. Our friendly staff looks forward to going above and beyond to make your stay at our Vancouver hotel unforgettable. ... more less
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