The Sunset Suites is our favorite place to stay when we're in Vancouver. As a converted apartment building, the rooms are much larger then your standard hotel room. Even the smaller studio suite, which we usually book, is a nice size. It has a king size bed, a balcony and a full kitchen, complete with everything you need to cook ensuite. The upper floors have a nice view.
When we first started going to the Sunset Suites we always requested an upper floor. Since they remodeled a few years ago, they began charging more for floors 6 to 11. It's worth the extra cost for the view. But since I'm now retired on a limited income, we chose a lower floor studio. We wound up on the fourth floor. We still had a decent view, but not as nice as we used to have on a higher floor.
Another change since last time we were there is they now have a Continental breakfast in the lobby. It's pretty basic ... toast, bagels, croissants, fruit, juice, two types of cereal. You need to bring bowls from you room for the cereal. There is no seating, but the suites are so nice, I prefer to eat breakfast there anyway.
The location is great as well. Right around the corner is Davie Street, which has a number of restaurants along it. Robson Street, Denman Street, False Creek, English Bay, Granville Steet, are all a short walk away. A Translink bus stop is right there at Davie and Thurlow if you want to venture further away. You can pick up a day pass at Shoppers Drug.
The only negative that I have about the Sunset Suites is the creepy alley that is on the north side of the building. Especially if you're driving your own car. You park out front to check in. Then they direct you to drive two blocks west, and turn down the alley and back to the hotel parking lot. The first time we were there, it was a weird introduction to the Sunset Suites. But we're used to it now, and we've never felt the neighborhood was unsafe because of that alleyway. Speaking of parking, that's another great thing about this hotel. Secure parking is free, which is very rare in downtown Vancouver. There are two levels of parking, each with it's own gate. I prefer the lower level. It's completely under the building. The upper level has both covered and uncovered spaces.
Overall, I find the Sunset Suites to be a hidden little gem in Vancouver's West End. I highly recommend it.
- Also Known As:
- Sunset Hotel Vancouver
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to our family-owned Sunset Inn & Suites hotel in Vancouver located on a quiet, tree-lined residential street in the charming West End. Our residential-style Vancouver suites offer all the comforts of home with separate bedrooms, living rooms, fully-equipped kitchens, dining areas and private balconies. Whether your Vancouver travels are for leisure or business, our spacious suites at affordable rates are ideal for memorable family vacations, productive business trips and extended stays in Vancouver. Find numerous amenities at our Vancouver hotel including free gated parking, wireless Internet and breakfast. Then explore the endless Vancouver attractions within walking distance including the English Bay, Robson Street, and more. Our friendly staff looks forward to going above and beyond to make your stay at our Vancouver hotel unforgettable. ... more less
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