My boyfriend and I stayed here for two nights last week and really enjoyed it. First, the location in unbeatable. It's a 10-minute walk to the Skytrain, Canada Place and the waterfront, and a 15-minute walk to Robson Street. The room was small, but it was clean and that's what mattered. The bathroom was a nice size as well and had a window, which was nice. We got there hours before check-in and they had a room available for us.
I read reviews of this place where people complained about the elevator being slow and small, and while it is tiny, we never had to wait for it. Maybe it's because we were there during shoulder season and it was just the two of us, but I don't think we shared the elevator with anyone else during our entire stay.
The front desk and valet were incredibly nice and helpful. My only complaint is the nighttime desk employee who gave us very vague directions when I asked her for directions to the nearest Skytrain station, since we were going to take that to the airport the next morning.
Her, pointing west: "It's about two blocks that way and then up a little ways."
Me: What's the name of the station?
Her: Oh, it's the last stop.
Ummm, yeah, not helpful. Seeing as though we're staying in a hotel, I think it's safe to assume that we're VISITING and do not know the names of the stations or the train lines. I rolled my eyes and went to bed and asked the morning-shift employee who said, "You go out the front door and make a left. Go about two blocks to Granville and turn left, and the station called Canada Line will be right in front of you. Take it to southbound to the YVR stop, which is the airport." Thank you! Now really, was that so hard?
Besides that little hiccup, I have absolutely no complaints about the Days Inn Downtown Vancouver. It's walking distance to everything. You can do what we did: walk to the waterfront, take the Sea Walk all the way to -- and through -- Stanley Park, then walk to Robson Street and hang out/people watch/shop/eat/drink then walk back to the hotel. It's an entire day but well worth the experience. Also, check out Joey on Burrad, a bar/grill a hop, skip and a jump from the hotel that does a great job of maintaining a hip, cool vibe without it being too trendy or pretentious.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Days Inn Vancouver Downtown Hotel Vancouver
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