Overall this is quite a nice hotel and well-managed hotel in Downtown Vancouver. The location is in my opinion so convenient because it is closer to English Bay instead of the water front at Coal Harbor (where the cruise ships arrive). This puts the hotel right in the middle of all the important stuff in Vancouver. It gives you easy access (walking distance, or short bus ride) to both the heart of downtown (Robson Square, Coal Harbor, Stanley Park etc.) the hip and picturesque Yaletown area (also walking distance down Davie Street) and even the beautiful districts around English Bay such as Kitsilano or the tourist hot spot Granville Island. It might be a ten to fifteen minute walk if you want to get to the Skytrain station or other train links but the buses down Burrard Street (2 min walk) or Davie take you anywhere you want in no time. Besides Vancouver is perfect for walking and distances are really much shorter than they seem on the map!
The front desk staff were all very friendly and helpful and will always provide you with whatever information you may require. I would like to thank Mr. Mike especially who repeatedly went out of his way to give me and my family valuable information about the city, getting around, and also great advice about the hotel in general (which rooms to ask for, breakfast, laundry and so on). We stayed here for 16 days and he was always a pleasure to talk to and made sure everything was as good as it could possibly be!
The only thing that was unfortunately below standard at the Residence Inn was the breakfast buffet (which was included in the room rate). This was a very limited and disappointing 'selection' of unhealthy foods, which could hardly be put together to form some sort of a good breakfast. Quite a sad and disappointing sight, especially if you're from Europe and were looking forward to the famous North American breakfast standards!
The breakfast area was also quite overcrowded at times, although the friendly staff did everything they could to get everything cleaned up.
So overall if you're looking for a conveniently located, modern hotel with good facilities (pool, gym, laundry, rooms with kitchens available etc.), free wifi and most importantly helpful and friendly staff, the Residence Inn will not disappoint!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Residence Inn(R) by Marriott Vancouver Downtown, located on Hornby Street, is the only branded all-suite hotel in Downtown Vancouver. The Residence Inn by Marriott is designed to provide travelers with everything they need to thrive on longer stays with special features including enhanced work desks, ergonomically designed chairs and luxury bedding. Hotel amenities include an indoor heated pool and an outdoor terrace garden equipped with a BBQ grill and fire pit. This extended stay hotel offers spacious suites ranging from 420 sq ft to over 800 sq ft with fully equipped kitchens, free WiFi and in-room high-speed internet access, and complimentary hot breakfast. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cascadia Hotel And Suites
- Cascadia Hotel Vancouver
- Residence Inn Vancouver