I picked this hotel based on Tripadvisor ratings and price and I was not disappointed. I had a 28 floor with view onto Robson Street and Stanley Park, however, because of the weather, it was mostly foggy or overcast. But I would still recommend high level floor. At night I kept the balcony door open as it was nice sleeping weather with the coastal breeze. The room itself was spacious and comfortable, but the style and upkeep a little dated, but it was not really a big deal. Did not have any issue with the speed of the elevator staying on the 28th floor this was not an issue. The free Wifi was great for iphone and ipad, the room had a small fridge which I used for bottle water to keep cold. The location was great as it was on Robson street, so you had a lot of shops and restaurants occupy your time and choose from. I found a bakery on the other side of the street corner that was open 24/7 for pastries. I arrived via the Pacific Coach Bus/BC Ferries, the bus stopped at Hotel Vancouver, so it was about 10-15 easy walk with suitec ase to the hotel. The hotel was easy to identify as it was a blue 30 story building from a distance. There was always 1-2 taxis in-front of the hotel, so upon departure, there was no issue getting a taxi to the Amtrak trainstation at 6am on rainy day, as a taxi was standing by out-front. Another positive for the hotel was the Trolley Bus and free bus to Capilano Bridge picks up in-front of the hotel and they have a guy standing by to sell you the tickets. You can also get to Grouse Mountain by taking the free Capilano Bridge bus, which I did - so you do not have to walk to Canada Place to get that free bus. Looks like they just added a cafe/bar and restaurant in the lobby as it appears to be new. I tried the cafe for coffee and pastry, used the bar to watch the Sunday night football game, and used the restaurant for convenience for late dinner, with each occasion, no complaints and not too bad. The hotel staff was a little slow, but they also always seemed to be busy with customers.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Blue Horizon is located in the center of Robson Street, the pulse of Vancouver. Experience the heartbeat of Robson Street's culture with its premier shopping, celebrated eateries and great cafes. Walk to Stanley Park, go around the Sea wall, stroll to English Bay or amble up and down Robson Street taking in all the restaurants and shops. You will love our convenient access to BC Place, Rogers arena, Gas town, Chinatown, Yaletown, Davie village, Convention center and the Cruise terminal. Taxis and transit is right out our front door. Comfort and convenience is at your doorstep. Our welcoming and spacious rooms are all corner rooms with balconies, many featuring million dollar views of English Bay, Stanley Park, the North Shore mountains and the city of Vancouver. The rooms are fresh and modern, with bold colors and sleek lines. Adding to your comfort, some of our amenities include free Wi-Fi, Keurig coffee makers, kettle, large in- room safe, IPod docking station, cozy bath robes and much more. Our 31st floor banquet and meeting facilities have the same million dollar views. Enjoy dining in our ABODE Restaurant that offers fresh local cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our ABODE Restaurant is partnered with the Vancouver Aquarium's Ocean Wise conservation program which makes it easy for you to make sustainable seafood choices that ensure the health of our oceans for generations to come. Our summer sidewalk patio is a great place to relax and enjoy people watching on Robson. A relaxing dip in our indoor lap pool, a water massage in the Jacuzzi or a rejuvenating sauna can give you that start in the morning or wind down at the end of the day. The Blue Horizon cares about the environment and are proud to be awarded a 4 green key eco-rating by the Hotel association of Canada. This rating is awarded to a hotel for its sustainable practices such as energy conservation, water conservation, solid waste management, environmental management and much more. Welcome to your relaxing haven at the Blue Horizon with our heartfelt smiles and genuine hospitality. Welcome to your Vancouver home away from home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blue Horizon Hotel Vancouver
- Blue Horizon Vancouver