Decided Friday to head to Vancouver on Saturday so finding a decent hotel for under $200 was challenging. Found this "hotel" which is about 30-minutes from downtown by car, easily accessible by staying on 12th street heading north which becomes Kingsway and takes you right in. First, this property is billed as a hotel with suites, but in my opinion it is not a hotel by any stretch. I would say motel. The older gentleman checking me in obviously was new so took awhile. I asked about the graffiti-covered closed garage. He told me it was locked. Didn't offer to open. Then as he walked me to the room which meant walking outside of the office, around the side, indicated parking behind the property. I've never had anyone walk me to the room so found that interesting. After opening the room door, he kept staring at me. I reflected on this later, and thought perhaps he was gauging my expression? While there was lights, they were very low-wattage. While breakfast was included, the restaurant was never open and couldn't find vending machines so I had to go elsewhere. I hate to sound finicky but while the room resembled a studio apartment, complete with a couch and kitchenette, there were many things not right as evidenced by the enclosed photos. There was a huge cigarette burn in the shower curtain, even though the sign said No Smoking Room. The microwave was missing the glass plate and there weren't any glasses/cups. The shower drain was clogged so I stood in water as I showered. The curtain over the window was clipped together, missing some hooks, and was dirty. There is no daily maid service. No bedspread which was fine for me the germaphobe, just a thin sheet. The blanket was sitting on the dresser. I always bring my own soap which was good since their bars were these teeny tiny bars. There were 2 lamps on either side of the bed, but one was missing the lightbulb. Whew. If you're looking for a clean bed, in a quiet neighborhood, this is it. If you're looking for a full-service "hotel" with all the attendant amenities then this is not it. Would I stay again? Doubtful, and again this wasn't a horrible place, just strange for a "hotel."
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This hotel is the perfect place for suites within your budget in the Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and Surrey area. It is located in the city of New Westminster, and is within a 25 minutes drive of downtown Vancouver. The Sky train is just in a walking distance of 5 Minutes.Corporate inn New Westminster offers Comfortable Suites with Laminated Floor, Free unlimited Wi-Fi internet, Unlimited Local Calls, Parking, & Breakfast. All Suites are equipped with a refrigerator, Microwave, Tea / Coffee Maker, Cable T.V and Some Suites are with Kitchenette, some with Jacuzzi. Guest at Corporate inn can dine in the onsite Restaurant Coconut Grove which is a specialized restaurant in Asian Fusion Cuisine, Open for Dinner with the bar Facility. Exclusively you can enjoy a 15% discount when dine in as a In house Guest.The New Westminster Corporate inn is within a 40 minutes drive of the Grater Vancouver Zoo. The Pacific Coliseum is 16 Km from the Hotel. ... more less