We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Electra is my home away from home” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Electra Suites

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Vancouver
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
The Electra Suites
Save
You added The Electra Suites to your Saves list
989 Nelson St | Nelson and Burrard, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2S1, Canada (Granville Street)   |  
Hotel amenities
Merida, Mexico
Level Contributor
57 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Electra is my home away from home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2010

Q Tips in the bathroom pretty well says it all, when you are talking about how well equipped this one bedroom suite is! Amazing. The 11th floor, mostly glass condo with views all around, completely and absolutely furnished up to the q-tips and DVDs and anything you could imagine. The location is near enough to Robson to walk to (two or three blocks) and there is a supermarket across the street, one block down, to stock up on basics for the fridge. The savings in morning coffee alone make the rental a bargain! Plus the fact that you don't have to get dressed to get your coffee nor tip toe around a sleeping spouse - all things you are faced with in a hotel room. Highly recommended!!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank BillLawson
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

7 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Gateshead UK
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2008

We visited Vancouver to see our son.
We stayed at the Electra Suites for 10 days.
Our apartment had one bedroom but our son was able to stay with us on the sofa bed.
The apartment was perfect with lots of extras.
There is a laundrette on each floor and a supermarket close by.
Also a lovely French cafe next door.
We visited lots of lovely restaurants; El Porto in Gastown and would thotoughly recommend The Keg for steak lovers.
The walk around Stanley Park on our first day was lovely and ending up at the Boat House on English Bay was icing on the cake.
Vancouver is a lovely city.

  • Liked — Position and lovely views
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank Cherry01GatesheadUK
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tucson, AZ
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2007

We first stayed at this vacation rental in July 2004 and have returned every summer since then. At that time, the owner had one apartment in the building on the 11th floor. There are now 4 apartments in this building available for rental. You can see many photos and the details of the amenities at (---)
The apartment lives up to the claims on the website and then some. The owners, Francois and Eoin, are most accommodating. Because I am a tea drinker and wanted to make more than a cup at a time, I bought an inexpensive teapot for the unit. (Francois was out of town at the time and I didn't want to wait for his return.) Last year, when we were placed in a newer unit, there was a teapot ready and waiting for us. Every year, there seem to be more of the little things to make one's stay more pleasant, e.g. laundry detergent for the free washers on each floor, umbrellas for those frequent rainy days, a kitchen stocked with basic seasonings, etc. Many places in Vancouver offer high speed internet access, IF you bring your own laptop. These rentals provide computers and printers. And don't worry about paying an extra fee to watch a movie. A good selection of classic and current videos are available in each unit. The furnishings, mostly from IKEA, are functional and comfortable. The Electra building has a guest lounge, library and outdoor grill on the ground floor, not to mention very fast elevators.
The location could not be more central in downtown Vancouver, situated across Nelson St from the Wall Centre. Any place that can't be walked to in 20 minutes is a short bus or taxi ride away. We have never needed to rent a car to go to any tourist destination within the city. A nearby summer bonus is the Saturday morning farmers' market in Nelson Park, 2 blocks away. For other items, there is a convenient grocers across Burrard and a block north. Of course, if you want a vacation from cooking, restaurants and cafes abound.
If there is any drawback to the apartments, it is the building's proximity to a very busy fire station 3 blocks away. All the windows are double-paned, but light sleepers might still be bothered by the frequent sirens.
There are much better pictures at the apartment website, but I included these to show the changing Vancouver vista. There is a major construction frenzy in the city, and residential units that had great views a couple of years ago will find them gone. It was rather fun to watch the early construction in 2004, the painting and interior work in 2005 and the residents on the rooftops in 2006. The second photo was taken after Italy's World Cup victory in 2006. That enormous Italian flag was still flying when we left at the end of July.
In summary, short of owning a home in Vancouver, I cannot think of any place I would rather stay than one of the Electra Suites.

  • Liked — location and value for price
  • Disliked — only that I couldn't stay longer
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
4 Thank tofumagoo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Vancouver hotels
Granville Street
Wedgewood Hotel & Spa
Wedgewood Hotel & Spa
#4 of 96 in Vancouver
4.5 of 5 stars 977 reviews
West End
Century Plaza Hotel & Spa
Century Plaza Hotel & Spa
#44 of 96 in Vancouver
4.0 of 5 stars 2,458 reviews
Downtown
L'Hermitage Hotel
L'Hermitage Hotel
#2 of 96 in Vancouver
5.0 of 5 stars 2,814 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Granville Street
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
Downtown
St. Regis Hotel
St. Regis Hotel
#11 of 96 in Vancouver
4.5 of 5 stars 1,916 reviews
West End
Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Electra Suites? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Electra Suites

Address: 989 Nelson St | Nelson and Burrard, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2S1, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Granville Street
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 39 Specialty Lodging in Vancouver
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Downtown Vancouver Fully Furnished 1 br.The Electra on the corner of Nelson and Burrard St.is centrally located in downtown Vancouver, steps to - Robson Street Shopping - Granville Street Entertainment District- Stanley Park - English Bay Beach - Vancouver Aquarium- Art Gallery- BC Place Stadium - This quiet, spacious(approx. 617 sq. ft.), non-smoking corner One Bedroom Suite is an ideal Vancouver home-away-from-home for business and leisure. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
The Electra Hotel Vancouver

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing