I would say this stay was indeed my most enjoyable, yet most expensive, stay I've ever had. What really sells the hotel are two major things: The view and the front desk customer service. Our stay was really enjoyable and I would stay here again. Be warned however, that if you are expecting a ding and worn-free hotel, you will be disappointed. Also, keep in mind that this hotel is downtown; you will hear emergency vehicle sirens. We still had no problems getting good sleep.
We stayed on the 28th floor of the hotel facing the south side. The view was fantastic with views of the city and of the water to the west. The room was large, but felt smaller than my 770 square feet apartment; the site claims the rooms to be 950 square feet. The bed was large and comfortable, but caused the drawers to be really cramped.
The front desk customer service was fantastic. They allowed me to print my Vancouver overlook tower tickets from their computer when the cafe next door was closed. They also helped look for salt and pepper that we forgot to purchase when we were at the supermarket.
So why only the 4 circles?
The only real downfalls of this place had to do with the facilities. The laundry facilities aren't that great. There was one washer and two dryers located on the 5th floor. The hotel was also lacking a decent business office facility. There was one computer in the cafe next door, but I would expect more from a hotel of this size. The wifi in the rooms was slow. I measured just under 1Mbps on speedtest.net, but was still able to make Skype calls. Lastly, this is the only hotel I stayed at where there was no fitness/weight room. I also do not know if there was any in-door pool that did not need to be paid for; just the spa.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Century Plaza Hotel & Spa is a landmark destination hot spot right in the centre of downtown Vancouver. From its award winning amenities including a world class spa and comedy club, to the kitchen equipped suites featuring spectacular ocean, mountain and city views, the family owned and operated Century-Plaza Hotel & Spa has implemented sustainable practices such as its 'Green Initiative' Program as well as the 100% Chemical Free Commercial Cleaning System reducing our carbon footprint to provide guests with the wonderful home away from home ambiance. ... more less
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