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Days Inn Vancouver Downtown
Ranked #65 of 92 Hotels in Vancouver
Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
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“Be aware of high parking price!”
Reviewed 3 October 2011

I come up to Vancouver often from Seattle and the hotel charges around $33 for parking per night!! I rented a car for $12 a day through Priceline, I can't justify how parking can be more expensive than my rental?? They only offer valet service and parking is off site. I found a cheaper lot near Richards and Pender...Easypark I believe... for $15 a night, it's even less on weekends...it's only a 10 minute safe walk back to the hotel. If you do your research before you come here, you can find some alternative parking. I'd much rather save an extra $17 per day so I can use that money for lunch, dinner etc...I stayed at the Ramada up the street and they only charged me $15 for parking plus taxes...I was quite disappointed....I can justify the Hyatt or Fairmont charging $33+ for parking, but not for a budget friendly chain.

Other than that, the staff were friendly, the rooms were clean, and free wii-fii! Not much in terms of ammenities, just a basic place to stay if you need to sleep. I found the location to be prime, it's a short 5 minute walk to the convention centre, and only 10 minutes to Robson Street and Pacific Center.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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DaysInnDwntwn, General Manager at Days Inn Vancouver Downtown, responded to this review, 6 December 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review. I am sorry that our parking rates were an unexpected surprise. Being in a city like Vancouver, parking is unfortunately at a premium and rates in general are high. It is important to note that our parking fees aren't simply for parking alone but also a valet service which allows our guest's the convenience to arrive and depart from right in front of the hotel while our professional valets worry about the parking. We often offer special packages online which include parking in the hotel room rate. I encourage you to check our website for future special offers prior to booking. Thank you again for your feedback and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Reviewed 25 September 2011

We recently (Sept 2011) stayed at the Days Inn in downtown Vancouver. We had a very positive experience. The room was clean, they let us check in early at no additional charge also. We came off a cruise ship and were able to walk to the hotel, it was that close to the pier, luggage and all. The desk staff were friendly, and polite and the room was clean. If you need to stay in the downtown port area this is a good choice.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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DaysInnDwntwn, General Manager at Days Inn Vancouver Downtown, responded to this review, 6 December 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for writing a review. I am happy to hear that you found our hotel to be an ideal choice for your cruise vacation. Our location is hard to beat for convenience as we are within walking distance to the cruise terminal and for those who don't wish to walk, we also offer a complimentary shuttle service. We hope to see you again soon.
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Marblehead, MA
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Reviewed 25 September 2011

This hotel has a great location - a short walk to Vancouver's waterfront, the center of most tourist activity. But the hotel shows its age. The single, crowded elevator is inadequate to the demand, especially since guest arrive in bunches as they come and go from cruise ships. Our electronic keys were very difficult to use, both for access to the elevator and to enter our room. Our original room, #605, was tiny and, if the bathroom door was left open, the bed faced the toilet bowl. We objected politely and were rewarded with a suite at no extra charge. This was a huge change for the better, allowing us and our friends to convene comfortabley for a cocktail before heading out to dinner.
Overall, the place is bland, the furniture often chipped or stained, and the rooms and halls lack any visual attraction. Oddly, there were two tvs in our suite, one in each room, but the only phone was in the second room. The downstairs restaurant was just ok for breakfast.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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DaysInnDwntwn, General Manager at Days Inn Vancouver Downtown, responded to this review, 6 December 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your comments regarding your stay with us. I am sorry that you did not enjoy your stay. We believe we offer unbeatable value in the heart of downtown Vancouver. While our hotel is not for everyone, we do offer clean rooms, friendly service, and a great location at a price that is hard to beat. Some of our rooms are indeed small. However, we do have enough variety of guest rooms that we can typically find a room to suit everyone's needs. Our front desk staff are fully trained and empowered to deal with all guest concerns promptly and courteously. We are always doing our best to keep our hotel up to date. Recently, we introduced white sheeting with beautiful bed scarves which add a modern element to our rooms. I am sorry if the decor in our rooms was not to your personal taste. We do everything that we can to ensure every guest stay is comfortable. I do hope that you will consider us again. If I can be of any personal assistance to you or address any further issues, do please contact me at ish@daysinnvancouver.com
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new hampshire
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Reviewed 11 September 2011

Because of some grumpy reviews I was a bit worried because this hotel was cheaper than many nearby; but I stayed just under a week, used the valet parking, and was totally happy with my room and the service. It is in a beautiful location, I walked around late at night and felt that it was safe. The rooms are a bit small, but I found them perfectly functional, not the just-remodeled glitz you would see in fancier hotels, but no problems with noise or cleanliness, as some reviews claimed. My friends were in the Westin paying $50 for wireless when I got it for free!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
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DaysInnDwntwn, General Manager at Days Inn Vancouver Downtown, responded to this review, 6 December 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind review of our hotel. Although some of our rooms may be small, we have a lot to offer including a convenient location, safe environment, friendly staff along with comfortable rooms and many complimentary amenities. We pride ourselves on the value that we offer in the heart of downtown Vancouver which is very hard for our competitors to beat. We hope to see you again soon.
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ontario
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Reviewed 1 September 2011

Our family of 10 stayed at this hotel pre-cruise in July 2011. The rooms were very small the doors did not close properly. The air conditioners did not fully cool off the rooms. You could hear seagulls perched outside in the mornings.This was originally an old hotel poorly renovated. Don't think it measures up to current Days Inn Standards. Restaurant downstairs for breakfast was ok. Had a long wait for elevator. Shuttle was good to take us down to cruise terminal.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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DaysInnDwntwn, General Manager at Days Inn Vancouver Downtown, responded to this review, 6 December 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I am sorry that your stay did not meet your expectations. Although we do have small rooms in the hotel which may not be suitable for all, we do have alternatives that offer much more space and we are happy to upgrade you to those rooms if requested. Being a downtown hotel and near to the waterfront, we are unable to control the seagulls and I am sorry that they disturbed you in the morning. I am unsure what you mean by the doors not closing properly. However, I would be willing to look into this further if you can supply me with additional information. We take all guests' concerns very seriously and do everything that we can to rectify them to ensure every guest stay is satisfying. Please know that your satisfaction is important to us and we will do everything to ensure that future stays with us are enjoyable. If you wish to discuss your recent stay further, please contact me at ish@daysinnvancouver.com
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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 22 August 2011

Location was convenient to downtown, Gastown, and the Cruise Center

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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DaysInnDwntwn, General Manager at Days Inn Vancouver Downtown, responded to this review, 6 December 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed our location. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 19 August 2011

We stayed here Aug. 7 to 10, 2011 precruise. We had enough points for one free night and paid for the other 2 nights. It was a most convenient hotel to stay in order to enjoy the many attractions in Vancouver such as the 2 day trolley tour we took.
The hotel itself is fine if you are flying in. Not sure about parking but there are many parking places in the area. Not cheap though. We were put on the 7th floor but the elevator was prompt. You had to use your room card to enter it from the lobby.
The room had a double bed, closet, bathroom with just shower. No free "start the day" breakfast such as the other Days Inns in smaller towns. It did have free WIFI which was great for us.
It did have a coffee maker and what we used was always replenished. So were the soaps, shampoos, etc. in the bathroom.
The receptionists at the front desk were very pleasant and helpful. The room was clean and kept that way. Check in and check out was prompt.
We were just 3-1/2 blocks from Canada Place so we walked there (it houses the cruise terminal) and was downhill.
There was a convention in the area with thousands of graphic designers and we were fortunate that we booked far enough ahead as some on the ship had trouble getting accommodation at a reasonable price and ended up spending double we did.
The hotel does have a restaurant which is open for breakfast and lunch - not dinner but there are many restaurants in the area.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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DaysInnDwntwn, General Manager at Days Inn Vancouver Downtown, responded to this review, 29 August 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and found our location to be convenient. We do actually offer a valet parking service for a fee to all of our guests. In regards to breakfast, although we do not offer a complimentary breakfast, we do offer numerous packages on our website that include breakfast and/or parking. We are also pleased to offer a number of other amenities including complimentary bottled water and free wireless internet access. Please don't hesitate to call us in the future if we can be of any assistance. We would be happy to find the best package to suit your needs. Thank you again for choosing to stay at our hotel and we look forward to welcoming you in the future.
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Property: Days Inn Vancouver Downtown
Address: 921 W. Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 1M2, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #65 of 92 Hotels in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Days Inn Vancouver Downtown 2.5*
Number of rooms: 85
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Affordable comfort steps away from Vancouver's stunning Waterfront, the Olympic Torch, Vancouver Convention Centre, Cruise Ship Terminal, American Consulate, Gastown, Railtown, Chinatown, shopping and restaurants. Canada Line (train that connects the airport to downtown)is 3 blocks away. Stanley Park, one of the top urban parks in the world is not far. Free WiFi in all the property and a spacious Business Center on the second floor. Non Smoking Hotel. Keurig coffee/tea in rooms as well as umbrellas, irons and ironing boards. The Chelsea Restaurant opens for breakfast from 7:00 am to 10:30 am and The Butcher & Bullock Pub, from the Donnelly Group, opens from 11 am to 2 am. Come enjoy warm hospitality in a clean, cozy room and explore everything our spectacular City has to offer. ... more   less 
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