Let me start by saying that any hotel in Downtown Vancouver is going to be disadvantaged simply by being in downtown Vancouver.
Downtown Vancouver is just out and out dodgy. Expect to be asked for money numerous times throughout the day and even more at night.
The hotel itself is fine, nothing special but there was nothing wrong with it either. A huge plus for us was the free internet - we were doing an around the world trip and were blogging as we went.
Another really big plus was the friendly staff. They were very obliging and they made stay as enjoyable as possible.
The hotel itself sits above Doolins Irish Pub, which is both a pro and a con. There are lots of fast food or takeaway joints near the motel, but very few restaurants. So Doolins is a good option for food.
However you must get in early otherwise you won't get a seat. This place packs em in as the night progresses.
And sitting below Doolins is the Cellar nightclub which stays open untill the wee hours of the morn.
We stayed on level 1 and I have to admit, we didn't hear as much 'doof doof' as we expected.
On Friday and Saturday nights, the police close the roads at 9pm to let the clubbers have free reign. This causes confusion when getting public transport or a taxi back to the motel.
My recommendation - if you're going to stay in Dowtown Vancouver, don't stay in the entertainment district unless you're there to hit the pubs and clubs.
But if you must stay in the entertainment district (along Granville Street) then you could do a lot worse than the Comfort Inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Comfort Inn Downtown is an 82 room boutique-style hotel built in 1908 and situated in the heart of Vancouver's Entertainment district. This 100% smoke free and eco friendly heritage building blends the contemporary designs and the standard Comfort Inn warmth seamlessly amongst the vibrant colors and decor. There is a diverse selection of restaurants and lounges surrounding the hotel within this enlivened neighborhood. As an added benefit our guests receive complimentary VIP access to the on-site Doolin's Irish Pub, The Cellar Night Club and The Roxy Cabaret. Only minutes from countless city attractions such as: BC Place Stadium, Granville Island, the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre, the University of British Columbia, Grouse Mountain Stanley Park and Vancouver International Airport. The hotel’s central location is the perfect place whether you are spending a night or visiting for a week. A stay at the Comfort Inn Downtown includes the following added benefits:- Complimentary newspapers- Complimentary day passes to Steve Nash Fitness Club- VIP access (advance line/no cover before 10pm) to The Cellar and The Roxy Cabaret A cut above, the Comfort Inn Downtown is currently undergoing full scale property renovations. Scheduled for completion with its revitalized exterior and stylish makeover of the guestrooms, lobby and meeting space March of 2012; the 82 guestrooms convey a charm with a modern décor combined with the utmost in personalized service. Sophisticated and trendy, your experience at the Comfort Inn Downtown will leave you with a feeling of rejuvenation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Comfort Inn Downtown Hotel Vancouver
- Comfort Inn Vancouver
- Vancouver Comfort Inn