It's amazing how where you stay, can really affect your impression of a city. We made the mistake of booking this place online. It seemed fairly central to the city and was reletively cheap. Little did we know that it was in one of the scungiest areas in Vancouver. This area (East Hastings Street) appeared to be the main hangout for, druggies, homeless people and people with mental problems. Not only that most of them seemed to catch the bus with us! For some reason, all you needed to say to get a free ride on the bus was "I' just need to pick up my social security cheque" oh.. and not washing for a few months would help and muttering to yourself a lot.
It was a pretty unpleasant experience and you definately did not want to walk around at night in the dark. I was even more worried when I bus driver I was talking to said we'd be fine as long as we carried Mace with us .. and he wasn't kidding.
In terms of the hotel itself. The rooms were small and a little smoky smelling (even though it was meant to be non- smoking) - what you'd expect from a budget hotel. The rooms were clean and were cleaned daily. I didn't see any cockroaches or vermin in the room which I guess is a bonus!
The staff were really nice, friendly and helpful. We had a lovely view of a vacant lot from our window where we got a really good view of all the crack dealers supplying their clients (okay maybe that was just my imagination but there were people loitering a lot there), in addition to the lovely aroma of pot in the lift one day.
Before I went to Vancouver, I was told it was a fantastic place but I have to say after staying at the Patricia Inn I didn't have the fabulous experience of Vancouver I thought I would. Unless you're into experiencing some of the more 'colourful' locals and the seedier side of Vancouver then stay away from this place like the plague!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This Heritage style hotel best suits the budget-minded traveller that seeks quality "no-frills" accommodations and budget rates! Located on the edge of the downtown core, guests are only 1 block from Chinatown, 5 blocks from historic Gastown and enjoy easy access to shopping, dining, entertainment, Stanley Park, Granville Island, Grouse Mountain, and other major city attractions. Visit Pat's Pub and BrewHouse located in the hotel for great homemade pub food and our feature beer- "Pat's Classic Lager" - All Natural, Preservative Free, and Micro-Brewed On-Site! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Budget Inn Vancouver
- Vancouver Budget Inn