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“Excellent rooms and great location”
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Embarc Vancouver
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

Excellent rooms with great view and a very convenient location in downtown Vancouver. Concierge was very helpful. Even though we had some trouble with internet (fixed within a day), I would highly recommend this! Remember you have to pay for parking but well worth it!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

Over the years, my wife and I have enjoyed staying in this beautiful Intrawest Club on the mid-upper 3 floors of the Shearaton Hotel. We love this place for (1) the spectacular views of the city and harbor right out of the floor-to-ceiling windows of our unit; (2) its convenient locale to various businesses and attractions. FREE wifi in room and the Club Lounge. Yes, they have fitness and swimming facilties.

Club Interwest is mainly for members, but NON-Members can also stay when there is vacancy. The place is well appointed, although a bit dated. It can be noisy if the upstairs unit is occupied.

LONG VERSION, DEATAILS YOU CAN SKIP:

1. CONVENIENT LOCALE TO FUN PLACES

This place is conveniently located in the Wall Center business district, walking distances to various attractions such as Yaletown, Gastown, Stanley Park, Waterfront to Granville! It's also only a short walk or bus ride away from the "Seabus" to N. Vancouver, where the famed "Capilano Suspension Bridge Park" is located.
- Indeed, my wife and I visited all those places and had a wonderful time!

2. ALL ROOMS HAVE SPECTACULAR VIEWS

The types of units vary from studio to 1-bedroom suite with 1 or 2 baths, but ALL come with spectacular views of the city, harbor and mountain ranges - the "wall" facing the city and harbor is almost all floor-to-celing glass!

Our "1-bedroom, 2-bath and notchalnost " unit has a relatively spacious, nicely furnished living room, which has a great view, of course. It has a well equipped kitchenette with a large island-counter, small fridge, microwave, dish washer...albeit no stove. There's a guest bathroom with a shower stall. The bathtub is located in a separate, small, charming "notch" with a sitting bench, AND also a great view thru the glass wall, if you dare - a romantic couple's delight!

Its small Club Lounge on the 29th floor has a very comfortable sitting area, and of course, spectacular views! During business hours, it offers free coffee and concierge service. The concierge in this lounge and at the lobby are very friendly and helpful with good info on various attractions, hiking, dining, happy hours, entertainments.

Unlike typical Intarwest Club Properties located in a golf, ski or water resort, this particular Club is inside the Shearaton Hotel in downtown Vancouver. We have stayed in Intrawest Club Properties in several states in the US, as well as in Canada and Mexico, and we like them all; this one in Vancouver is one of the few we frequently come back to.

3. A FEW MINOR STUFF...

- The unit can be quite noisy, if the one above yours is occupied.

- Although the property is quite well furnished and maintained, it is a bit dated.

- The bedroom is quite small and only has a queen size bed.

- The SAFE is placed too low to the floor, a bit difficult to access.

- Unlike most other Club Interwest properties, this one does not have free self service laundry facility.

Mar 2014

Room Tip: If you don't need a bathtub, ask for a room without one, which might give you a "bigger&quo...
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

As a Club Intrawest member, it is hard to say that this location falls below other resort buildings. I've stayed here twice before for weekend trips and always find it a pleasant experience. The room is quite large for a studio suite (essentially a standard hotel room, but far more open space), with a great view from any angle in the property. Location is key, situated within walking distance to all of the Downtown peninsula.
My only issue is with Club Intrawest's high point level and two night weekend policy. Although not necessarily 'pricey,' spending such a high amount of points on a weekend in Vancouver begs the question if it's even worth it when good, cheap hotels are abundant closeby.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

Fabulous view of the city's downtown. Great central location. Room had a nice little kitchenette and breakfast bar. Cool design. We had our own concierge who was very helpful to us. Pool and gym could use an update!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

..........needs updating. Check in was slow, baggage to our room was non-existent. We finally, after an hour and fifteen wait went down to the lower lobby and brought our own bags to our room. Our room was on the 30th floor booked through Club Intrawest. They claim their properties to be 5 star, but if it weren't for the spectacular view of downtown I would have given this a 3 star rating. I won't pick the room apart item by item, I'll just say it needs a good cleaning and an upgrade.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

Rented through Hilton Grand Vacations. Excellent view of the city's downtown, mountains of North Vancouver and sunrise/sunset. Called a "studio" but basically a glorified hotel room. Small kitchenette (but only a microwave) and a pet peeve: why don't they ever give you paper towels??? Other things were reasonable provided for. Concierge/member lounge was not much except space. Health club facilities are quite a hike. Lovely area around the hotel. Parking is confusing but some break compared to not staying there. No laundry facilities but you can pay for it to be sent out (of course.) Will consider it again as my daughter attends school here.

Room Tip: In the condo/vacation exchange area it depends on what size of room you're looking for; we were...
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights whilst on a tour of West Canada. There was a long wait for check in.
The room itself was nice, we had lovely views of the city, mountains and sea and it was very clean and well stocked.
The bathroom was large and the shower was really good. I liked how you had a sink each and in the shower they had shampoo etc ready to dispense.
The consierge is only available for a couple of hours at a time so make sure that you time it right.

When leaving i discovered that i had left behind my camera charger so emailed the hotel 3 times and not once did i receive a reply. This blatant rudeness spoilt an otherwise lovely trip.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Spinny4
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Additional Information about Embarc Vancouver

Address: 2951-1001 Hornby Street | at The Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2R9, Canada (Formerly Club Intrawest - Vancouver)
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Granville Street
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 49 Speciality Lodging in Vancouver
Price Range: £155 - £312 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Embarc Vancouver 4*
Number of rooms: 29
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