What others say here about Hotel Le Soleil is true. It is an ideal location to see downtown, only a few blocks from the cruise boat terminals and the waterfront to the north. It is only two blocks from the Vancouver Art Gallery. It is close to gas town. Staying here gives you the full down town Vancouver experience.
The hotel is elegantly detailed and the rooms are spacious, luxurious and comfortable.
Following advise here we requested an upper floor (got the 12th) and a corner room with a peak a boo view of the water front. Really nice layout. There is a parlor, large bath and bedroom. Lots of space for the price.
Everything is spotless clean and finishings are impressive and neat.
One reviewer said she thought the bed was hard and it was a bit harder than I prefer. My wife said she felt that the bed was very comfortable. The room has dark blinds and we didn't hear any noise really from the other rooms.
The room has windows that you can open -- a nice feature to let in fresh air, unlike other high rise hotels where the air is centrally controlled.
The Hotel Le Soleil felt like a European (in a good way) boutique hotel. The staff is professional and nice as everyone says on these pages.
So, the biggest plus is the value. For a great price you feel like you are staying a more pricy place. We booked with one of the special packages that included parking and a bottle of wine. Parking down town is around $30 a night, so that was a huge savings.
Then we were offered 15% off on the Copper Chimney, the hotel's "Indian fusion" restaurant. Now because we stayed two nights on MLK weekend, most restaurants in Vancouver had "dine out" menus at one third off savings on top of the 15%. Wow.
We enjoyed a three course prefix meal for only $60 before the tip. The Copper Chimney has two floors and we had a table in the balcony, with a view of the chef cooking away. I had spare ribs and mashed potatoes and my wife had prawns in curry sauce. Could not be better. Highly recommended. (Not sure why it isn't rated higher.)
Breakfast was also good -- our eggs were especially tasty. Great service is apparently part of the culture of this hotel. But, the coffee was mediocre I would say. I would walk to one of the cafes nearby for breakfast next time.
We vacation in Vancouver often, more than 20 times. I've also stayed a nearby places for business too. Our favorite place is the Sylvia Hotel near Stanley Park, close to the beach and walks in the park. But, this time I wanted a hotel near the Art Gallery for our January visit in case it was cold and rainy. Turned out to be a delightfully sunny, bright January weekend -- with crisp views of the mountains and water anyway.
We love Vancouver. The food, art, bookstores, culture, architecture and mosaic of people makes a vacation feel like going to Europe or Australia without the plane ride (for us, since we live in Seattle, only two hours away).
If you are checking out a place down town and want great value for a comfortable stay in a truly elegant space this is the hotel to choose.
Eat at the Copper Chimney.
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