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Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel
Ranked #51 of 92 Hotels in Vancouver
1 review
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“Strong value for the money while spending most days outside”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

The hotel was one of 3 options proposed by the travel agent. After verification with online hotel shopping, I got the best price via Best Western customer service on the phone. We had great weather all 4 days. The location is very practical for access to downtown within 10 minutes. The WIFI speed in the room was as expected. Parking was indoor with super narrow spots for a Dodge avenger type car. Parking experience was fun though ... felt like the parking segment of a drive test. If you parked in middle east cities and europe, you should be able to handle it in this hotel. The smaller the car the easier the parking. The breakfast is acceptable for a couple on the Go. Most of our days were sent out of the room. I did appreciate how well the fitness room was equipped. Didn't get the chance to use it for lack of time. However, it was necessary for me to book the room.

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Dave S, Front Office Manager at Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to provide your insights for our future guests, I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were able to get out and enjoy all that Vancouver has to offer. We hope to see you again during your future visits.

Thank you,

Dave Stevens
Front Office Manager
Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

We arrived at 11:30 pm, the hotel staff was very helpful and quick about getting us into our room after a long day of travel. We only stayed the one night, but the beds were comfortable and made for a good nights sleep.

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Dave S, Front Office Manager at Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to provide your experience with our hotel, I am very happy to hear that you had a good experience on check in and that you were able to get a good nights rest. We hope to see you again during your future visits to our beautiful city.

Sincerely,

Dave Stevens
Front Office Manager
Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel
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kegs605
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2014

We were staying at another property and came to this one.the rooms are clean,the breakfast was great,the rate was reasonable.but parking sucked,but you can park across the street at the shopping plaza as long as you get a pass from the desk. There is a good little restaurant beside the hotel.

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Dave S, Front Office Manager at Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Thank you very much for sharing your experience and providing your review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us for the most part, and we hope that you will continue to use Best Western for your accommodation needs in the future. In regards to our parking we do acknowledge the parking space is very small and not the absolute best however we provide this service free of charge for this reason.

Thank you,

Dave Stevens
Front Office Manager
Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel
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Woodstock, Canada
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

Excellent value for your dollar - close walk to transit and a good hike but nice walk to downtown -- Very good restaurants near by and mall with grocery and all the amenities if you choose not to eat out -- We liked the location. We stayed near Stanley Park and in the Vancouver Centre area before and it was nice to see another part of Vancouver. Nice assorted breakfast before you started your day was included.

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Dave S, Front Office Manager at Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to provide your review of our property, I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for sharing your experience and tips for the area. We hope to see you again in the near future.

Sincerely,

Dave Stevens
Front Office Manager
Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel
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Waterloo
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

We stayed in Vancouver for seven days at the Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel. Everything was ok: the location was near downtown, very close to a grocery store; rooms were clean and with enough space; breakfast was acceptable. There is just a BIG problem: the parking. If you travel with a car, and if you have a SUV, be prepared for an adventure. The space for the parking is very small, almost the same size as the car and you need to spend some time to find a place to park. We spent a night in Whistler in a similar hotel with underground parking, and the parking spots were adequate; I never saw anything like this before. My advice: rent a small car, prepare your parking skills ahead of time and return to the hotel before 9 PM (on any day, even weekdays).

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Dave S, Front Office Manager at Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel, responded to this review, 18 May 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to provide your review of our hotel, I am happy that for the most part you did enjoy your stay with us. As for the issue with the parking, we do try our best on check in to warn guests of the challenges with our secured underground parking, however the size and limitations of the lot are the reasons for which we provide our parking as a free service while other hotels in the neighborhood charge for their unsecured parking. If you do return after 9 pm the hotel does have an overflow lease with an adjacent lot, you can sign out a parking pass which permits you to park from 9 pm to 9am again free of charge, this is an excellent option for larger vehicles, however please be advised this is an open air unsecured lot. During the day time street parking is available, however it does come with time limitations most ending at 6pm and not starting until 7 am on Kingsway and 9am on 10th Avenue. Once again, thank you for your review and we hope that you will stay with us again in the future.

Sincerely,
Dave Stevens
Front Office Manager
Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel
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Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

Vancouver is one of the world's greatest cities but it is expensive. The Uptown is no exception in the summer but is still the best buy in town. From a professional staff to above average rooms this hotel shines and is truly a home away from home. Rooms are spacious - although ours lacked a frigde and microwave - we drive 10 hours to get to Vancouver and pack food, drinks, ice packs etc - same for return trip north. Uptown's location is great - not downtown (that's a good thing) but within easy reach - buses every few minutes will take you to downtown, Stanley park, Granville island, the north shore, Canada Line, Sky Train etc. Funky vegan, vegetarian restaurants within a few blocks and various etnic fare are found on nearly every street locally. You can, if you are a walker, hotfoot it to the science centre, False Creek boardwalk and Granville Island. Continental breakfast has improved over the years and is adequate for most people.Would recommend The Uptown to all - it is a great location and offers better than average 'form & function'.

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Dave S, Front Office Manager at Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel, responded to this review, 18 May 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to provide your review, I always enjoy hearing from our loyal guests whom have experienced the property repeatedly. Your input helps us to improve our hotel and as you have noticed with improved amenities such as the Breakfast, the hotel is constantly seeking ideas to improve its guest experience. One of the key upgrades coming in the future to all rooms will be the addition of refrigerators, as of this writing we do not have a time frame for this as we have many upgrades to plan for in the coming months however it is a priority. In the mean time you can always request rooms with a fridge and microwave when making your reservations, please note however our Queen rooms are not currently equipped with this option.

Thank you very much and we look forward to your future stays with is.

Sincerely,

Dave Stevens
Front Office Manager
Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

My husband and daughter signed up to do the Vancouver Marathon and all the hotels right downtown were booked or crazy expensive. We found this and stayed for 10 days while we explored Vancouver before and after the marathon. Even though it was not right downtown, there was free parking (yeah!) and it was easy to use all of the mass transit. Unless you are driving way out of Vancouver, you don't need a car. We liked that it was in a residential area with a grocery store literally next store and coffee shops, restaurants, bakeries and sushi places all over the place within walking distance. Rooms are of average size and very clean. Very helpful staff. The included breakfast was slightly above the normal included breakfast. Lots of parks within walking distance. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Dave S, Front Office Manager at Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel, responded to this review, 18 May 2014
Thank you very much for your wonderful review of our hotel, I am glad we were able to provide you with clean and comfortable accommodations while you prepared for the marathon. We hope to see you again in the near future.

Sincerely,

Dave Stevens
Front Office Manager
Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel
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Property: Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel
Address: 205 Kingsway, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 3J5, Canada (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Uptown Hotel)
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > South Main , Mt. Pleasant
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#40 Business Hotel in Vancouver
#41 Family Hotel in Vancouver
#42 Romantic Hotel in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 69
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***PLEASE BE ADVISED THE LOT TO THE IMMEDIATE SOUTH OF THE HOTEL IS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION*** We expect disruptions during the day time through out the excavation period. Thank you, Dave Stevens Assistant General Manager Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel ... more   less 
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