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A hodgepodge of landscapes, the West End combines verdant gardens and blocky modern architecture, with Victorian bits and Edwardian bobs in between. It is a paradise for takeout food, take-away coffee, and perhaps incongruously, some of Vancouver's most languid lines of beachfront. English Bay and Sunset Beach invite swimmers, strollers, and picnic-lovers to take in dusk settling over the water, or to jog along with the sunrise, offering breathtaking views at any time of day. The West End merges together so many looks and flavors probably because it functions a hub: its the leafy pit-stop between nightlife and entertainment venues along Davie Street, and the shopping paradise that is Robson Street, offering visitors beautiful parkland to rest on, and quick, easy food to re-fuel with in between ventures.
I will start with the good, the location in proximity to Yaletown, skytrain, Granville Island, etc. Is great.
Granville is no longer a "nice'street. There is homeless, addicts, cigarette butts and other garbage everywhere.
Parking is not secure and expensive.
The hotel is very old,...More
My wife and I were on a week long tour thru Canada’s national parks( Alberta/BC). The tour ended up in Vancouver BC. I already booked an extra night to stay an extra day. Upon arrival the desk would not give me the same rate as...More
Having booked this hotel as it was literally the only thing affordable/available in downtown Vancouver for the dates I needed, I was very nervous at the extremely mixed reviews I saw prior to coming. However I was pleasantly surprised/relieved.
The down side - it is...More
This is a budget hotel that is a bit easy on the pocket (not during the summer season though). Its biggest plus point is the location - Granville Street, with a godzillion watering holes around it.
The hotel does not have a kitchen, room service...More
Stayed here for one night passing through Vancouver. Reception lady very helpful but so disappointed with the room. Very dark and bizzare furnishings. Bathroom however was very clean.
On leaving a shame the guys on reception were not as helpful - called cab told it...More