This is a nice extended stay hotel in Vancouver. It's close to the highway and convenient to most attractions in Vancouver. There are several restaurants and grocery stores within a five minute radius of the hotel.
It has a complete kitchen with two place settings. It has an iron and ironing board. No hair dryer is provided. There's a TV but no TV guide with program listings.
Things I didn't like: very little exhaust in the room, including the bathroom. There was a vent on the range hood which vented back into the room! I bought a small fan for the bathroom to prevent mold and mildew from forming after showers. In the bathroom there was what looked like a passive air vent but it didn't do much.
There were no daytime curtains, only blackout curtains. I bought an inexpensive set of sheer curtains so I could keep the blackout curtains open during the day. These were necessary because there were always people hanging around in the parking lot.
Also, there's a Motel 6 next door and the residents of the Motel 6 keep a constant watch over the parking lot. I always felt like I was being watched as I came and went, so much that I often used a door on the far side of the hotel just to avoid this. There are no surveillance cameras in the parking lot or on the entrances (I asked). No security.
Suggestions for if you're staying a while:
Choose a room on the north-facing side of the hotel. You'll get a view of the trees instead of the other motels in the area. For privacy choose a room on the second or third floor (also because there's no way to lock your windows when they're open).
They don't do a great job cleaning, so it's safer and more secure to just clean your own room. I was there for a month and my toilet was cleaned only once. It was only cleaned then because I asked them to come back and finish cleaning my room (there was a nasty black ring of mildew in my toilet that they had neglected to clean). The day they returned to clean my room, my door was left propped open for eight hours until I returned and found it open. I could have lost everything I owned, or worse, someone could have let themselves into my room and waited for me to return. I wouldn't have had a chance.
Even with all these negatives, though, I would still stay here again (but I'd clean my own room). The staff were super friendly and helpful, and made a point to know me by name. The laundry was nice and the lobby was nice. It's in a good location. You get what you pay for.
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- Also Known As:
- Extended Stay America Vancouver
- Extended Stay Vancouver
- Vancouver Extended Stay