I just checked out of the Loden today and wish I could go right back! I've stayed at the Opus (liked it, didn't love it) and was hoping another more contemporary boutique hotel would open in Vancouver. This is it.
We were greeted by a very friendly and knowledgeable doorman (Ethan) who took care of everything from the car, luggage, room/hotel overview (he escorted us to the room) and even brought us a printout of current movies with times at a nearby theatre after we expressed interest in seeing a movie. A+ service! Everyone else we encountered was friendly, and in a really sincere and interested sort of way. I've encountered a lot of fake-friendly service, and after arriving here from the incredible and service-oriented Four Seasons in Whistler, the Loden was right on par (or better).
I loved the room. It wasn't large, but the finish-out was fantastic --- particularly the bathroom. A sliding wood door opens the bathroom into the bedroom area, but is easily closed off for complete privacy. The shower and water closet are hidden behind frosted, frameless glass doors. A separate deep soaking tub is surrounded by tumbled marble mosaic tile. There is even a speaker in the bathroom that brings the TV or iPod hook-up audio into the bathroom! The bed and linens were extremely comfortable, and wireless internet access was free. Great gym area with a lot of natural light and good machines.
We didn't have dinner at the hotel restaurant --- the chic "Italian Kitchen" a few blocks away was fabulous --- but we had an after-dinner drink at the bar. Once again, service was flawless, the crowd was a nice mix, and the atmosphere sleek and fun.
I was able to book the Loden at the $195 introductory rate, but I would unlikely consider staying anywhere else the next time I'm in Vancouver and wouldn't hesitate to pay double that rate. I've enjoyed my stay at a couple other Kor properties, and I will gladly spread the word about this fantastic find!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- LODEN is your Vancouver home. The perfect city sanctuary for pleasure, business or the two in harmony together. Feel refreshed and relaxed in a boutique setting that is CENTRAL. QUIET. BEAUTIFUL within a downtown residential neighborhood. Let us take care of you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Loden Hotel Vancouver
- Vancouver Loden Hotel