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Comfort Inn Downtown
Ranked #52 of 92 Hotels in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 June 2008

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.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 May 2008

This hotel was a great lower cost option for staying in Downtown Vancouver. It is located in walking distance or a short cab ride to most places within downtown. The free breakfast was a plus and quite good, especially the waffles that you could make on your own. The rooms were small, but newly renovated, including a flat screen TV. The staff at the property were all very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 April 2008

We stayed here for 3 nights, and had the cheap Queen bedroom - everything was nice and clean. It was nothing fancy, but perfect for what we wanted.

The room was very small - only enough room for the bed, some furniture, and enough room to walk around, but it was fine. The bed was comfortable and bedding ok. The furnishings were a litle garish (red + leopard print) but hey, each to their own.

The bathroom was huge and had a feature spa bath!

We didn't experience any noise problems in our room.

Location was great, everything was easily within walking distance and we didn't feel the neighbourhood was unsafe at all.

The breakfast at the Irish pub underneath the hotel was great, they had make your own waffles which was a highlight. :-)

  • Stayed: March 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 March 2008

Very cute decor and great location. Staff was helpful and friendly. Clean rooms. Our room was very small, but we booked a "One Queen Bed" room at a discounted rate. It was perfect for what we were using it for, which was sleeping, but if you're planning to spend a lot of time in your room, invest in a larger room.

The location couldn't be better. It's right in the middle of downtown and there is a bus stop on the corner. We did see a couple of hookers on the corner late one night, but we had no problems.

There is a pub on the ground floor and they serve breakfast there every morning. Keep in mind that there are lots of homeless people in downtown Vancouver- but it's everywhere.

In my opinion, if you are there to sight see, just buy a pack of bus passes at 711 and skip the cabs until you have to. Public transportation is easy in Vancouver. There are buses, skytrain, and seabus (ferry) and they all use the same tickets. $2.50 for one zone ticket and $3.75 for two zones. There is a website where you punch in your starting location and where you want to go and it will map out your trip for you.

**Be sure to try out the MegaBite Pizza place.

  • Stayed: March 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 February 2008

I stayed at the hotel from a Thursday to Saturday. The rooms were surprisngly large and well decorated. Unfortunately the design of the lobby makes it difficult to carry up large luggage because there are no ramps to roll up so you have to carry all your bags up the short flights of stairs. The only other problem I had with the hotel was that it was noisy at night. My window faced out to the main street and I could hear music and the deep bass beats all night. Fortunately I brought ear plugs, so I was able to sleep but I would recommend all future visitors to also bring them! Otherwise, the staff were great and accommodating and there were no other problems. The complimentary breakfast was sparse but I enjoyed the waffles. All in all, if you can tolerate a bit of noise at night, this hotel is a great deal and in a convenient location!

  • Stayed: January 2008, travelled on business
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Reviewed 14 December 2017
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Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: November 2017, travelled on business
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Address: 654 Nelson St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 6K4, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Granville Street
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Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #52 of 92 Hotels in Vancouver
Price Range: £57 - £238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Comfort Inn Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 82
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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