Between Christmas and New Year we decided to hop off Vancouver Island and visit the big city :)
We wanted a place that allowed our family to enjoy each other's company rather than be placed in separate hotel rooms. This was a great choice when the cost is split across 2 families.
2 couples and 2 teenagers fit perfect in this 'condo' accommodation. As described in many reviews the place is spacious. We loved having a 'dining area' which provided more open space for all of us to sit, for relaxing and for the meals that were easily made in the kitchen. 1 large King bed room with ensuite, decent Queen bed room, pullout sofa couch and main bathroom, kitchen, living, dining plus a small covered in patio area. The 7th floor worked out great although I did try to get higher (was told the available rooms weren't in good repair at the time).
The place was very clean and tidy, not luxurious but certainly not dowdy. The breakfast was a very basic continental - cereal/breads/danishes/banana or apple, coffee and juice but if you team that up with some groceries in your kitchen you can start your day off right. I think they should add some protein - yogurts and boiled eggs, cheese strings. No pool, being renovated but if we wanted to walk to another hotel....? We didn't.
The underground parking did look a bit dodgy LOL You drive around the back, turn right, where its a bit rough and there was a lot of construction which when workers were there the gate wasn't always closed. We didn't experience any problems, it just looked a little unsavoury around there.
We visited Capilano Suspension bridge which although we choked at the $30 entrance fee, thoroughly enjoyed. There are nice boardwalk trails, a treetop suspension walk and the bridge itself. We had great fun taking pictures and hanging out as a family. Even the teenagers weren't bored.
However, Grouse Moutain was a big disappointment. $40 each to go up the cable car!! There were a few actiities if you weren't skiing but very busy and not well organized (sleigh ride). We could only afford to send 2 of our group up there and thank goodness only 2 because it was so foggy and overcast they couldn't get any photo's. For non-payers who stay at the bottom, you can sit at Starbucks and also view the 3 wolves they have protected onsite. We caught feeding time and the staff gave us some history on these 3 'movie' stars who are now enjoying their retirement.
Vancouver is always lots of fun and I'd return to this hotel again if we travelled as a large family where the cost can be split and more space is needed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At The Landis Hotel & Suites offer all the needs of both business and leisure travellers. Our objective at The Landis Hotel & Suites is to meet the needs of our guests coming from around the world, who are seeking hotel accommodations for short or extended stays, for personal or professional reasons. The Landis Hotel & Suites offers 53 spacious two bedroom suites that were designed to suit all type of stays. Looking for the extra space, our two bedroom suites are available in either our 800 sq ft, Executive Suites or our 1,000 sq ft, Deluxe Suites. If you are looking for that little bit extra, our Penthouse Suites offer a full 1,450 sq ft of spacious luxury combined with some truly spectacular views of Vancouver.Full size kitchens & appliances in all the suites can help to reduce food costs. The Landis Hotel & Suites contains vital communications amenities including multiple in-suite telephones,wireless Internet & front desk fax service. The hotel is located in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. The Landis Hotel & Suites is only minutes from the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Center, Cruise Ship Terminals and Vancouver shopping and entertainment district. ... more less
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