My wife, daughter, and I just spent a terrific week at Hotel BLU. I can't say enough good things about the place.
It's very contemporary in design, but not pretentious, and the staff (particularly Nancy, Sam, and Dimitry, all of whom helped us in special ways) were incredibly helpful without being intrusive. The room and beds were very comfortable. The location is perfect: a ten-minute walk from either Yaletown or Gastown (where there are tons of restaurants), about twenty minutes to the West End, and about fifteen minutes to the False Creek Ferryboats (which are a blast, but that's another review). The hotel is also right around the corner from the BC Center and the Rogers Arena, though there were no events there (that we know of) during our stay. A delicious and reasonably-priced breakfast (choice of continental or hot) with great service. All around, a perfect base of operations for exploring Vancouver.
One thing I especially appreciated was that Hotel BLU didn't nickel and dime us. The internet was excellent throughout the property -- and free. There is a laundry room with a free washer and dryer -- and the hotel even provides the detergent, yes, for free. Compared to big city chain hotels, where they charge for each and every little thing, it was wonderful to have all of these services included in the price of the room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Be part of Vancouver's newest boutique hotel where luxury and technology meets sustainability.Located right on Robson street, next to BC Place Stadium and 5 minute walk from Rogers Arena. ... more less
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