My first impulse was to book a room in downtown Vancouver but then came across some travellers' suggestions that Burnaby was more economical. As my main aim was to visit relatives who lived in the Burnaby & New Westminster districts first and sightsee second, this hotel suited my needs perfectly. Located right in front of Metrotown Skytrain station, I was able to easily hop over from the airport in about 45 minutes.
The reception staff were very friendly and helpful at check-in. I had requested for a room away from the elevators and my room was warmly decorated, had a comfortable double bed and a spacious bathroom. Internet access was also complimentary - brilliant. Unfortunately, the view of Grouse Mountains from my window was somewhat blocked by another construction. Daily breakfast (standard HIE) was simple but adequate and the breakfast room was very clean. I also liked the fact that the hotel was right next to a shopping mall and bus transit centre. That meant that I could get very reasonably-priced meals at the food court and, apart from using the Skytrain, could get around to most destinations well.
While I didn't spend much time in the room, I do wish I had had more time to stay on in Vancouver. It'll be an easy choice for me to decide to stay when I visit again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Completely Renovated hotel, guestrooms, conference space and all public space. The Burnaby Hotel 18 min to downtown, BC Place, Rogers Arena & Vancouver Convention Centre by Skytrain. Connected to Metropolis at Metrotown the 2nd largest shopping and entertainment complex in Canada. The hotel also offers complementary full hot buffet breakfast, underground parking and wifi. The location is ideal for leisure and corporate guests looking for Greater Vancouver accommodations also close to companies like Translink, Electronic Arts, BC Hydro and Telus. The hotel offers conference space with natural light, the Fraser Ballroom can accommodate upto 150 for a sitdown dinner with outdoor terraces as well as a boardroom for upto 10 guests. Full service catering and A/V equipment. Additional amenities include outdoor pool and sun deck and business centre.The adjacent area is undergoing renovation and there may be construction noise during the day from 8 am to 5 pm. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Burnaby
- Holiday Inn Burnaby
- Burnaby Holiday Inn