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Moda Hotel
Ranked #59 of 92 Hotels in Vancouver
Reviewed May 28, 2014

This hotel is a great value for the location. It is 100 years old and has some quirks because of it's age, but is clean, quiet & safe. We have stayed there twice and would not hesitate to stay there again.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 26, 2014

A ten minute walk from the train station and conveniently situated near main shopping areas, places to eat and museums. Clean rooms, comfy beds and friendly staff. A good location if you want to be a short walk away from all downtown has to offer. Just be warned, there is only one lift in the building (it's an old building) so use the lift to go up and the stairs to go down - not much to complain about, but if you have mobility problems, it's something you might want to consider.

Room Tip: If there are two of you, make sure the room has a Queen bed. We found the double bed to be too small...
  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 25, 2014

Stayed here over 5 nights on a break to Vancouver in which we now fully understand why it is constantly voted one of the greatest cities to live in the world.
This hotel however was just average. The location is pretty good, its downtown and only 2 blocks from the Canada Line Expo Line Skytrain station as well as the hub for a lot of the city buses. Having said that that it is also close to less than savoury aspects of Vancouver with a number of homeless people along nearby Granville Street, although I must admit they are all harmless.
The rooms are tiny, but the beds are very comfortable, although that may have been the jet lag and outdoor lifestyle we led that week. The biggest negative is the lift. Ridiculously slow and very small and rickety. I understand this is an original to the building, however it is not customer friendly.
Given the price though, it really is a bit of a bargain for the location given similar hotels nearby and their rates. With bargains like this, combined with Air Transats outrageously low fares from London makes Vancouver unbelievably affordable if you don`t get hung up on luxury.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank beauxl2002
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Reviewed May 20, 2014

Possibly the worst elevator i've ever encountered... really slow... twice, I just had to give up waiting and take the stairs instead. I understand the appeal of retaining the heritage architecture and whatnot but it's just ridiculous to keep a near-useless elevator.... Also, their WiFi wasn't working once I arrived, so had to wait for them to reset their router before it started working. (took about an hour)

That said, the price is good - was under $300 for two nights. I had the Junior Room. The room itself is very tiny of course, but suited me well enough... it was clean, with a view of Seymour Street from 4th floor. the shower has a strange ceiling-fixed showerhead that I haven't seen before. Also the street noise is quite audible at night, even with the window fully closed. That was annoying. An average hotel at best !

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled solo
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1  Thank nettap101
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Reviewed May 9, 2014

Moda Hotel in downtown Vancouver has an excellent location! It's absolutely close to everything, and has great access by public transport (the Canada Line Train) from the airport.
The rooms are very decently sized with plenty of space between luggage storage, the closet, a writing desk and the bathroom. The floors are a bit squeaky under the carpet and you can hear people walking in rooms around you when your heat-A/C is not working and you're quietly reading in your room. However it is not too loud to cause an issue in my opinion. Some additional attention to dusting and more detailed cleaning is needed and the carpets are on the verge of being worn.
The only concerns were in the bathroom, the top of the toilet water tank was not dusted or cleaned for several days prior to my stay, and not done during my stay (4 nights). The tissue box was cleaned and re-freshed yet cleaning of the surface of the tank is stood on was not considered. Yet the rest of the bathroom look well cleaned.
***Also for people over 5'6" start practicing creative ways to fit under the shower head that is at a height of 5'10" with the nozzle much lower. Might consider yoga or limbo classes for a few weeks before your planned stay here. This was very inconvenient.
---Not a problem but here is a hint to those who want to charge devices overnight. Do not turn off the lights with the main switch in the room, this turns off the power at the writing desk and you'll have a dead cell phone the next morning. Use the on off switch at the lamp.
Overall a good stay, staff were pleasant and helpful, no issues checking in or out.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled on business
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2  Thank Chris0Travels
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Reviewed May 1, 2014

Really enjoyed this hotel, the location is great if you're hanging out in downtown Vancouver sight seeing for a weekend. I went with a friend and we both really appreciated the stellar location right near loads of fabulous restaurants and entertainment options. The sports bar in the hotel serves up a great thincrust pizza at a reasonable price as well if you're looking for some eats in your room. The hotel itself is quite old but nicely renovated. Single and very slow elevator so be warned of that if you're the type that needs an elevator, we just used the stairs as it's a good workout anyway!

Our room had three opening windows over Seymour street and we enjoyed some downtime having drinks and watching the action in the streets. Being from a smaller centre the action in downtown Vancouver was quite amusing for us. I love Van, and would definitely return to this hotel. The service was great, the rooms are comfortable, clean and tastefully decorated. My only complaint would be poor water pressure and sub par shower heads in the bathroom, other than that the stay was perfect and the water pressure didn't bother either of us enough to complain about it.

We parked at the Seymour Street Parkade for the apartment building next door and our car was broken into... so if you are a clueless small towner like me, don't leave ANYTHING in your car. All that for an ugly pair of fake Oakleys! Not the hotel's fault at all, just a fair warning for others like us that aren't used to that sort of thing happening.

Room Tip: It's downtown, bring ear plugs. Unless you choose a hotel that's very tall and end up highe...
  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 29, 2014

Not a bad place but some issues that made it just an average stay for me. When I booked, I requested 2 beds, arrived and was told we were booked into a single queen. Not a good start. We were able to get a cot into the room, but it wasn't very comfortable. the next day we were switched to a double room. Despite the error, the staff was good, and did their best to make our stay comfortable.

Pros:

-The hotel is in a good location, very close to the entertainment and shopping district downtown.
-The rooms are clean and well furnished
-Staff was good
-resonable price

Cons:
-Booking mix up on the first day
-Very basic, not many ammenities
-Building had an old musty odor too it. Not overpowering, but noticable if you're not used to it.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank BrWayne
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Address: 900 Seymour St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3L9, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Granville Street
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in Vancouver
Price Range: $89 - $205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Moda Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 67
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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