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“Great location, great staff, austere room”

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The Listel Hotel Vancouver
Ranked #25 of 89 Hotels in Vancouver
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Sechelt, Canada
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53 reviews
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“Great location, great staff, austere room”
Reviewed March 9, 2014

The best things about The Listel in Vancouver are the staff and the location. You can walk to anything downtown, including restaurants of all ethnicities and price ranges. Rooms are moderately priced and it seems the hotel is a favourite of groups -- we got caught behind a huge group checking in (chaos) and I don't think it was a one-off - we were awakened at 5am the next morning by 2 hours of slamming doors as another group of university students checked out. The rooms are beige - completely beige and bland, with functional but basic furniture (one desk chair, one other chair with no arms so not very comfortable). The room was very clean; they are an eco-friendly hotel and so tissues and toilet paper are of the scratchy, recycled, unbleached variety....not sure if the shower needed maintenance or gurgled a disappointing level of water pressure as part of their conservation program. There are so many fabulous hotels in Vancouver that have a little style and luxury that we'd be unlikely to return - it was fine, but it wasn't great.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised by the size and quality of the one bedroom suite at the Listel Hotel. Having just stayed at a 5 star Hotel prior the rooms hat the Listel were cleaner, better appointed and half the price. Will certainly be staying there again. Great location if you want to be close to the centre of Vancouver.

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Prince George
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

We stayed at the Listel Hotel in Vancouver for the Heritage game on March 2/14. The location is awesome and the hotel was great. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Lots of restaurants and shops nearby. About 11 blocks from BC Stadium and Roger Arena, easy walking distance. Overall a great hotel and I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to stay in the downtown area.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Waterbury, Vermont, USA
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

The rooms are not particularly spacious or modern. The walls are not very sound insulated (if light sleeper, run a fan or use ear plugs). Could use a new carpet. Beds were spacious and comfortable. The bathroom in my unit was upgraded with a nice sink area and high faucet and the hot water never ran out when showering. The window can be opened. Everything was very clean and tidy.

Breakfast is include which saves a lot over the course of a week - nothing special, but yogurts and fruit got me through to lunch in healthy fashion.

So, why 5 stars? Location location location is great! It is just 5 mins, in ski boots, to the lifts and right off the main walkway. You have great access to the main walkway and plazas and all the shops and eateries, yet you're just far enough off the main drag to enjoy a quieter experience at night than other options.

The main ingredient was the service, and in this area, the hotel shines. Room cleanliness and maid service was outstanding. Each day the room was cleaned exceptionally well and they even organized our bathroom/toiletries for us and even continuously folded my son's clothing!

The front desk is the main gem. They will go out of their way for you, from the concierge ski/snowboard storage service, to booking activities and making reservations for you at restaurants, to giving great advice and directions. They welcomed questions and provided lots of information and support throughout the trip on a number of issues. This was truly 5 star service, with a smile and exceeded service I've seen almost anywhere.

Very Highly recommended as long as you don't require a fancy lobby and fancy room for this trip.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Walton Hills, Ohio
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

I stayed at the Listel Hotel this week for work. The staff was very attentive and they were all very accommodating. Nice wine service from 5-6 in the lobby. We didn't know that for just $2.00 more we could get free breakfast each morning, so they brought that to our attention and changed that for us! Very nice.

Room Tip: If it's raining (as always) ask at the front desk for a nice umbrella to borrow!
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

Exceptional Hotel with great staff and great service. We have stayed at this Hotel several times and have always found the service excellent. Would recommend this Hotel to anyone although not children oriented

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Ontario
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

My stay at the Listel Hotel Vancouver was great. The location is great, and for such a beautiful hotel the price was very reasonable. All our folks were marvelling at the works of art (some of them even being interactive) and the green policies of the hotel really fit out group to a "t".

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Property: The Listel Hotel Vancouver
Address: 1300 Robson St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1C5, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Robson Street
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Vancouver
#21 Business Hotel in Vancouver
#24 Romantic Hotel in Vancouver
#26 Family Hotel in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Listel Hotel Vancouver 3.5*
Number of rooms: 129
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Listel Hotel, Vancouver is located on city's most vibrant shopping and dining street. It is also known as "Vancouver's most art-full" and eco-friendly hotel. The property features original and limited artwork throughout the 129 guest rooms and public areas. It also boasts two award-winning and popular restaurants - Forage and Timber. ... more   less 
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