Blue Horizon blends retro architecture with modern living, offering 30 floors of rooms, many with balconies and views of English Bay, and a pool, spa, and workout room, as well as Abode, a pleasant if slightly pricey first-floor restaurant. Rooms are spacious, though bathrooms are smallish. Best of all, the place is quiet, clean, and up-to-date. Huge glass doors lead you past the welcoming staff desk and the restaurant. Coming in, you have 3 elevators -- so no waiting, and going out you have the heart of Robson street, a zillion eateries and stores, and a short walk to the Art Gallery, the cruise ships, and highest end shopping plazas.
You're a brief cab or bus ride from Stanley Park, the Seawall walk, the famed Fish House restaurant, and lovely English Bay. The Sky train is nearby, and Granville Island a 30-minute walk if the umbrellas don't blow away. Parking at Horizon costs extra, but internet does not. All considered, the Horizon's rooms, location, and amenities make it a bargain in Vancouver. Every morning and evening, we shot photos from our 28th story room, the blue waters reddened by the sun as the clouds rose before our eyes -- when the rain let up! It's Vancouver, after all. For such a fine location in such a warm and rich metropolis, the area is safe and walker-friendly (bikers, too), and a great alternative to noisier, trafficier center-city. There is great sushi across the street ... at any of the dozen cafes offering authentic Japanese food. My partner and I loved every second at Blue Horizon. Suggest you book early, ask for a water-view, and get hgh above the busy, wonderful street. You can see for miles, I mean kilometers. We slept like happy bunnies.
- 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