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“Comfortable, affordable and great value”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Carmana Plaza

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Carmana Plaza
Ranked #39 of 89 Hotels in Vancouver
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Victoria, Canada
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47 reviews
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“Comfortable, affordable and great value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

With relatives coming to stay I booked the carman a plaza for the first so that we could stay in town and see some sights. It is very
Well located in downtown with secure parking. The two bed suite we stayed in was comfortable and spacious enough and it's great to have the kitchenette on hand. Two bathrooms means there are no issues with four adults ($15 extra payable for 4th person) and in terms of valuable it makes more sense than two rooms in the usual hotels. The rooms are quite, the staff very helpful and pleasant and it makes a great start to a holiday.
I have also stayed here for business - much nicer than a small hotel room!

Room Tip: 2 bedroom Suites are great value
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

The Carmana Plaza is THE place for an extended stay option in downtown Vancouver. Spacious apartment style rooms with all the amenities necessary to make it feel like home: full kitchens, separate bedrooms, even seated balconies in some rooms. Very personable staff. Elegant, contemporary building. All within walking distance of terrific restaurants and an Urban Fare grocery right across the street.

Room Tip: High floors are quieter (Alberni Street is quite busy) Recommend a room facing False Creek for a gr...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

From March 4 till March 8, 2913 we stayed again at the Carmana Plaza.
As always it was a perfect stay. Warm welcome from the Bellman and at the Reception. Everybody is very friendly and helps where ever they can. If you have a Truck which is 6'6" or higher like our Dodge RAM then you can park it at the ShangriLa Hotel across from Carmana Plaza. It is hard to find a parking for vehicles like this in Vancouver.
The rooms are very nice, clean and ours had a kitchen with everything you need. The Market across the Hotel has great food.
The Internet connection is the best I experienced in Vancouver Hotels and so easy to access on all your toys like iPad, Mac, and iPhone without additional charges.
It is the ideal place to stay for business or pleasure.
We will be back soon.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Kamloops, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

my wife and i both regularly(but separately) travel to Vancouver for business. We almost always stay at the Carmana. Staff treat us like family now. Our coporate rate beats any other hotel (and for the fact that you get a suite (and free parking!) I think the regular rack rates are a value as well- although the 2 bedroom suite price doesn't seem nearly the bargain of the 1 bedroom.
As mentionned by others the hotel is rite in the heart of the city - walking distance to anything downtown.
The "executive" rooms do have nicer furniture and are on higher floors but they only have queen size beds vs king size in the regular rooms (if that matters to you)

Room Tip: if you want a king bed over a queen then don't pay extra for the executive rooms
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

We have travelled all over the world and have never had service like this hotel - unbelievable - so friendly - even had scales for us to weigh our luggage for our flight home to Australia *10/10* :Location is perfect to all the attractions there is to offer - 2 minute walk to the centre of town - love the boys at concierge and the front counter girls were amazing - even had a great laundry - very memorable experience

Room Tip: Great location and the best service - the 2 bedroom suite was quiet and spacious - large fridge and...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

We have stayed at Carmana Plaza a few times now. We stay in a one bedroom apartment. They either have a separate office space or a balcony with beautiful views. You have your own kitchen which is very handy.
Great location. It's walking distance to Stanley Park, and Canada Place. Really close to Robson street and a short walk to the sky train on Burrard. If you like Sushi try the sushi place Oysi Oysi, right beside the Carmana. It's awesome.
We love the Carmana and will visit there again for sure.
Say Hi to Alex at the door, super nice guy, and always helpful :)

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Garden Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

Three of us shared a 2 bedroom suite while visiting the Vancouver Boat Show. The suite was very clean and comfortable, with a kitchen and 2 bathrooms. The bedrooms were small and the kitchen merely OK. It was very reasonably priced at $110. For each room, but parking was an additional $25. We had a lovely dinner at the nearby Keg. Too bad we didn't have time to enjoy the neighborhood.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Carmana Plaza

Property: Carmana Plaza
Address: 1128 Alberni St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4R6, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Downtown
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#22 Family Hotel in Vancouver
#25 Romantic Hotel in Vancouver
#32 Business Hotel in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Carmana Plaza 2.5*
Number of rooms: 96
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