Stayed at this hotel January 12 2012. This hotel is just bordering a very rundown part of Vancouver but only 2 blocks from Gastown. The exterior of the hotel is not nearly as inviting as the photo here leads you to believe. Upon entering the hotel it is very clear that it is old and rundown but since it was too late to find another hotel we grinned and bared it hoping the rooms at the very least would be clean. It was a wonderful surprise to step out of the dingy hallway into a beautiful room.we had 2 soft comfortable beds, a lovely bathroom and a large sitting area I front of bay windows ( although I would not recommend looking out since we were facing a hostel and a Salvation Army) but regardless the option was there.
The biggest complaint I have is the parking. For $20 you can park in their parking lot.....this is a joke! We were driving a half ton truck and after carefully getting the truck parked (after 20minutes) we were only in a worse situation the following morning. Because they allowed to many vehicles in the already small lot we were unable to get out! We had to return to the front desk to have them call another patron to pull their vehicle out so we could get out; the entire situation was frustrating and will be the main reason that we do not return.
Overall this hotel was "ok" but they charge the same as nicer places per night and then tack on the $20 dollars for their terrible parking! I give this hotel a 4 out of 10.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, discover the Victorian Hotel-a newly renovated boutique-style property housed in a beautiful brick Victorian era building dating back to 1898. Once inside,guests are transported to the 21st century with 47 beautifully appointed guest rooms designed to create a truly alternative hotel experience.The location is at the nexus of 3 distinct neighborhoods. Historic Gastown,trendy Yaletown and the brand new development of Coal Harbour next to the Convention Centre, are all within walking distance.The shopping district of Robson street and the entertainment sector of Granville are also just minutes away. Waterfront Sky Train station and Roger's Arena are both approximately 5 minute walks from the hotel. ... more less
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