In Vancouver for a wedding that was in the downtown area & needed a place to stay for a decent price. After posting on a local forum in Vancouver, I was told to try out the Riviera.
The hotel is on Robson Street, close to Denham in Vancouver. It goes without saying this is one of the finest urban areas in all of Canada/USA. The area is vibrant, safe and filled with pubs, cafes & small stores. I LOVED the area.
The hotel itself is an older building. The sign was partially burned out & the front lobby looks like out of the 1970's. Their was staff 24 hours a day at the front (a single person) and they were friendly.
The rooms are large. They are not so much hotel rooms but 1 bedroom apartments complete with bedroom, 2 couches, bathroom and a full kitchen (stove, fridge, etc). The cost for the room was $107 dollars per night which given the area was incredibly cheap.
The decor is dated but to be expected for that price. The bed was clean & the sheets were fresh. The bathroom was clean and modern without any "yuck factor". The living area/kitchen has older couches and the carpet had a few stains in it. The kitchen was clean but the table had the odd scratch. No big deal. It also comes with free wireless internet.
I was most surprised how quiet the place was especially with the patio door wide open the entire time I was there. The level of street noise was surprisingly low during the week and weekend. The loudest noise was the seagulls in the distance.
This hotel is right in the heart of Vancouver and, while dated, it's an absolute gem for the price. You're within walking distance of everything, including Vancouver's Skytrain. This place is suited for hardier types that don't mind a scratch on the table or a spill mark from wine in the carpet. The bedroom and bathroom were spotless. It's a deal.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Location :-Centrally Located to in Downtown Vancouver IE 800 m from Stanley Park in Vancouver's West End,1.2 KM to Convention Center.English Bay Beach is 10 minutes' walk away. Burrard SkyTrain Station is 1 km from Riviera on Robson Suites Hotel Downtown Vancouver.(RORSH) Free Wi-Fi is included. The spacious units at RORSH provide Harbour or Robson Street views. This hotel features Apartments/suites/Condo Furnished balconies,Living Room, dinning Area and Full Kitchens Loaded with Pots,Pans,Cutlery and etc .. Desks and cable TV,coffee makers and ironing facilities. A launderette is offered at Downtown Vancouver RORSH For guests convenience, the hotel offers complimentary umbrellas, a 24-hour front desk and a non-smoking environment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riviera Hotel Vancouver