I stayed here while attending a conference at the Vancouver convention center, and it was perfect for my needs. I stayed in the smallest room available (Junior room? I forget what they call it...) for 6 nights and had no problems with the size of the room at all. There is a nice closet perfect for storing clothes and suitcases to keep the smaller space tidy. I could see it being a bit small for two people for a long stay (it's certainly smaller than what I would consider a "standard" American hotel room size), but I also think it could work for two people if you know what you're getting going in.
The room was in great condition, the TV was a very large flat screen, and the free wifi really can't be beat, as it worked perfectly with good speed. Everyone from the hotel staff was pleasant and professional, including the cleaning staff. The bed and the pillows were very comfortable.
My room was on the third floor, facing the street, and though I can be a light sleeper I had no problems with noise.
It was easy to reach the hotel from the airport using the SkyTrain (Canada line to the Vancouver City Center station, no changes required, and from there a short walk.). Though my conference operated a shuttle service to the convention center, it was also not a difficult walk to the convention center...around 20-25 minutes at a leisurely pace.
For those curious, there was only a $100 incidental hold charge for my stay (I believe it is flat rate, rather than per day), which is really refreshing when some hotels charge up to $50 per day! One bummer though was that I wasn't actually able to charge anything from the hotel cafe to my room, as there was some sort of technical problem. Hardly a big deal, but it does make eating at the hotel less convenient.
Finally, my one and only complaint...the showers really need some sort of small shelf! While there is a lovely huge rain-like shower head, this also made it difficult to simply sit products on the floor without nearly drowning when you pick them up. :) I settled for balancing my products on the top of the shower door, which just worked with travel sized bottles. On top of the shower door, in the back corner of the shower, or perhaps in the front (wall) corner all seemed good spots to accommodate such a small shelf if it were added in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the heart of Vancouver's Arts and Entertainment district, the Moda Hotel is a unique 67 room boutique hotel. The heritage building, built in 1908, blends the best of old world style with modern, contemporary interior design. Rooms feature a sleek, tailored look with the comforts of luxurious beds, linens and furnishings. The marriage of history with the modern design, plus its fabulous location makes this hotel a definite choice for the world traveler and corporate traveler alike. ... more less
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- Moda Hotel Vancouver