I agree with the best and the mediocre of the reviews; not with the negative ones. This is a very comfortable stay with a few minor (neglible) issues.
We stayed in the Paris suite for two nights with friends. The suite was clean and tidy and the overall setup works very well for two couples sharing the suite. Pre-trip instructions via email were detailed and helpful.
There was some confusion regarding the access code. First, I did not receive the access code by email as expected via the published timeline. An email to Randy was immediately answered with the access code (and I mean immediately). Grade A response! When we arrived at the site, we found two doors on the back of the house, each with a four-digit address above the door. All of my paperwork indicated one address, which is the door I tried to open with the code. However, the access code was for the Paris suite, which was the other door. I could have tried the cypher lock of the other door but it looked as if someone might be occupying that suite (a light was on and a window was open). It turns out that was our suite and I could have opened the door with the access code had I tried. Instead, I had to give Randy a call and after some confusion, we understood the situation and were immediately inside the suite (which was good as we were in a downpour that lasted the entire time we were in the city). I'd recommend Randy place the name of the respective suite above the door on the outside. Soon after we were inside, Randy called the house phone to make sure we were comfortably inside. Nice gesture.
I agree with the comments about the smaller bedroom at the back of the suite. Both bedrooms are upstairs. The larger of the two is at the front of the house and is very quiet. The smaller bedroom is at the back of the house which is situated rather close to the confluence of two residential (but busy) streets. We always sleep with windows open, however we could not do so due to the heavy traffic noise, even in the wee hours of the morning. We ended up closing the window and operating the ceiling fan.
The kitchen is nicely appointed and the entire suite is comfortable. The internet was great (a little slow at times and lost it a few, but overall very nice to have.) A large screen tv worked perfectly and the fireplace added to the environment. The location is great for access to Granville Island and downtown Vancouver. In spite of the rain we walked the three blocks to Granville Street where there are a ton of shops/stores, including food markets.
I don't remember it being mentioned, but there is a rooftop access for a photo op of downtown Vancouver and some fresh air (when it's not raining cats and dogs).
We were in Vancouver only two nights, but a week-long stay would be very comfortable and convenient at the Hycroft. We would stay there again.
I leave you with one of our happiest, unplanned moments: we took a long walk in Stanley Park and ended up (in the rain) stopping in the Teahouse Restaurant. Oh, my goodness, what a treat...the ambiance and the food are a double whammy of delight. We later discovered that the same company owns the Teahouse Restaurant and Cardero's, where we also enjoyed a fine meal. We can wholeheartedly recommend both....and the Hycroft. Happy travels!
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