Just stayed 3 nights at this downtown Vancouver hotel. Every member of the staff, from front desk to housekeeping, was genuinely friendly and very helpful. I waited for a friend in the lobby for half an hour and wanted to move in. Fireplace, sectional couch, comfy chairs, coffee brewing... and a chance to witness the staff and their honed customer service skills.
My room was on the 3rd floor. Now and then, the elevator takes its time, but it was kind of charming. Yes, it's an older building, but it's been updated extensively and felt modern and comfy. Everything was nice and clean. My king size bed and pillows were so comfortable - such a treat. As others have mentioned, the view was of a hostel - not pretty - but really didn't bother me. Despite the hotel being situated in the middle of downtown action, my room was wonderfully quiet.
I was a bit surprised when my $16/night parking turned into $21/night unexpectedly. On the other hand, when I returned to the hotel late on a Saturday night and there was no parking left, I phoned the front desk and they valeted the car for me. Phew! Very nice touch.
I didn't try the breakfast, but did eat at the attached pub and found the food delicious every time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Comfort Inn Downtown is an 82 room boutique-style hotel built in 1908 and situated in the heart of Vancouver's Entertainment district. This 100% smoke free and eco friendly heritage building blends the contemporary designs and the standard Comfort Inn warmth seamlessly amongst the vibrant colors and decor. There is a diverse selection of restaurants and lounges surrounding the hotel within this enlivened neighborhood. As an added benefit our guests receive complimentary VIP access to the on-site Doolin's Irish Pub, The Cellar Night Club and The Roxy Cabaret. Only minutes from countless city attractions such as: BC Place Stadium, Granville Island, the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre, the University of British Columbia, Grouse Mountain Stanley Park and Vancouver International Airport. The hotel’s central location is the perfect place whether you are spending a night or visiting for a week. A stay at the Comfort Inn Downtown includes the following added benefits:- Complimentary newspapers- Complimentary day passes to Steve Nash Fitness Club- VIP access (advance line/no cover before 10pm) to The Cellar and The Roxy Cabaret A cut above, the Comfort Inn Downtown is currently undergoing full scale property renovations. Scheduled for completion with its revitalized exterior and stylish makeover of the guestrooms, lobby and meeting space March of 2012; the 82 guestrooms convey a charm with a modern décor combined with the utmost in personalized service. Sophisticated and trendy, your experience at the Comfort Inn Downtown will leave you with a feeling of rejuvenation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Comfort Inn Downtown Hotel Vancouver
- Comfort Inn Vancouver
- Vancouver Comfort Inn