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.

“A little gem”
Review of English Bay Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
English Bay Hotel
Ranked #76 of 90 Hotels in Vancouver
Blackpool UK
Level Contributor
51 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A little gem”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

When we first arrived we were worried because the hotel is shabby and looks run down, however we were pleasantly surprised when we got to our apartment, it was very very clean, the air con was working, and it was quiet. The bed was comfy, there was a brand new fridge freezer, the kettle boiled super-fast, there was TEA for us English folk (thankyou EBH) with free top-ups in the lobby; free wifi internet; the hotel is close to every amenity, there is a 7/11 just up the street and one of the most beautiful beaches is a 3 minute walk away. We loved staying here, the only downside was the parking, a steep slope with a sharp turn into a key-operated underground lock-up; however if you are very very slow and careful it's manageable. The staff here were friendly and helpful and we would recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Side facing apartment was quiet, don't really know about the others.
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank JanieH2801
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

185 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    12
    72
    56
    20
    25
See reviews for
71
50
18
5
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (47)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Beijing
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2012

This is a very basic hotel that wouldn't suit everyone; however, it met our needs quite nicely. Although a bit rundown, the location is great and the price is quite reasonable for the area. Our suite (5 person) had a kitchen and separate bedroom where we could put our baby to sleep early and continue to stay up. We found the staff helpful and nice. We left valuables in our room and had no problems. Also, parking was available at $11 a night. We choose a room at the back and it was very quiet.

Negatives: Not modern, a bit rundown and not as clean as a 5 star hotel. The parking lot is pretty hard to get into, you have to drive down a narrow steep ramp and the lot itself has quite a few posts in it.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Jublia
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mount Vernon, Washington
Level Contributor
137 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2012

There were 5 of us staying here Aug 18, 2012, there was a bedroom, and two beds in the living room. It had a kitchen, which we didnt make use of, other then coffee maker. 1 cheap bag of coffee.
The staff were fine at check-in.
Yes, there are some worn out items in the place, shower okay, plenty of thin towels, soap and shampoo. It is not a 3, 4 or 5 star hotel, we knew that, but for a inexpensive stay, we would likely stay again. The price is very competitive, location great, so it worked for us.
Keep this in mind when booking, and you will know what type of hotel it is.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank TonySeattleWA
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Austin, TX
Level Contributor
21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2012

First of all, what the English Bay Hotel is not: it is not a 4-star hotel, so don't stay here if you must have luxury. What it is: Clean and comfortable, with a full kitchen. Not at all elegant, but with everything you need in a super-convenient location. We had a queen-sized bed, table and chairs, dresser, chest, etc., plus a full kitchen with large refrigerator, stove, microwave, coffee maker, and dishes. (Coffee was provided during our stay.) Good tub/shower with plenty of hot water. No air conditioning, but that was not necessary during our mid-August visit. Our room faced southwest, so we did need to close the draperies for a couple of hours on sunny afternoons. And late-night revelers can be a little noisy on the street-side rooms with the windows open. But our stunning view of English Bay was worth it. Helpful front desk, too. Plus, the lobby is constantly monitored, so it feels very safe. (Not that the location is unsafe; it isn't. Just around the corner from the Best Western Sands.)
If you want value for your hotel dollar in Vancouver, the English Bay Hotel should be at the top of your list.

Room Tip: If you don't mind a little street noise, ask for a room with a view of the bay.
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank wompbomp
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
new zealand
Level Contributor
21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2012

Were looking for a reasonably priced hotel close to Stanley Park and this ticked the box. The hotel is a little run down but the room had a kitchen which would be useful if you were staying for more than one night. Room was clean - linen and towels were a little on the thin side but were clean. Easy to get to downtown using the buses. Not quite sure why they needed an imprint of our credit card when we had already prepaid. For the price we paid I would say that it was a fair value for Vancouver City - they also offer larger rooms for families.

Room Tip: Some rooms have a sea view otherwise you are looking out over the tops of other buildings.
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank donkeynz
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hamilton, Canada
Level Contributor
77 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2012

The room was spacious and clean, but very basic. The building is older, and the parking underground has such a steep ramp! It was fine for our needs, as we wanted somewhere clean and just needed a hotel room for one night, at a decent price. The location, however, was great! Right by English Bay beach, you can walk there easily and enjoy the views and beautiful sunsets. Plenty of shops and restaurants nearby.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank DSpad
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
the netherlands
Level Contributor
41 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2012

The location of this hotel is wonderful, an easy walk to Stanley park and we had a view on the ocean. The rooms are apartment style big with a kitchen, no breakfast included. There is a parking underneath the hotel (VERY steep ramp). The staff was very vriendly. One minor "complaint" there was a kinda odd smell in the hotel, like a pesticide was used. But the room was clean and thats what counts.
If you are a light sleeper..we stayed there over the weekend and it was packed with people outside, making lots of noise, but after midnight it suddenly became really quiet.
Convenient..there's a starbucks nearby for your early morning coffee :-)

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank petravv
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Vancouver hotels
West End
Buchan Hotel
Buchan Hotel
#36 of 90 in Vancouver
1,609 reviews
West End
Best Western Plus Sands
Best Western Plus Sands
#47 of 90 in Vancouver
1,338 reviews
West End
Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites
Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites
#48 of 90 in Vancouver
1,395 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
West End
Sylvia Hotel
Sylvia Hotel
#34 of 90 in Vancouver
1,388 reviews
Downtown
The Kingston Hotel Bed & Breakfast
West End
Rosellen Suites At Stanley Park
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to English Bay Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about English Bay Hotel

Property: English Bay Hotel
Address: 1150 Denman St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2M9, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > West End
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #76 of 90 Hotels in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — English Bay Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 52
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Orbitz, TripOnline SA, HostelWorld, Hotwire, Cheap Tickets and Priceline so you can book your English Bay Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

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