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“Our second stay. Would use again.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Uptown Hotel

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Uptown Hotel
Ranked #48 of 90 Hotels in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
British Columbia, Canada
Level Contributor
790 reviews
97 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 304 helpful votes
“Our second stay. Would use again.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2014

We first used this hotel when we saw Ron Sexsmith at the Rio Theatre. On our second stay we were in town to see Harry Manx. If you are going to an event at the Rio this is a great place to stay as it is a short cab ride away. Also conveniently located next to the hotel is a Buy Low supermarket which is handy.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Review collected in partnership with Best Western

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Dave S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Uptown Hotel, responded to this review, April 9, 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to provide your review of our hotel, its always a pleasure to hear that our hotel and the service we provide has earned us a loyal customer and we look forward to seeing you in the future, whether it be for shows at the Rio or other reasons.

Thank you,

Dave Stevens
Front Office Manager
Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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North Saanich, Canada
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109 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2014

Due to a medical emergency, we picked this facility because it's relatively close to the Vancouver General Hospital and an adjacent medical clinic. To begin with, the front office was extremely accommodating us and those who might be considering this hotel because of medical appointments that require overnight stays might wish to call the hotel directly when making a reservation. You will find them most helpful.

We have always found the Best Western name to be consistent with reasonably priced accommodation, clean rooms and overall good service and this hotel certainly met all expectations and perhaps a bit more. The rooms are a good size, well appointed and were immaculately maintained. We would add the beds were extremely comfortable as well. The Kingsway in Vancouver is a very busy thoroughfare and we were surprised how quiet the room was to the extent that except for one siren, we heard no traffic noise. Like most Best Western facilities we have stayed at in recent years, there us a continental breakfast included in the room charge and while not spectacular, it is certainly adequate and met our needs.

The location is both a positive and a negative. There is great access to virtually all points in Vancouver including downtown by public transit on Kingsway, as well as Main Street and Broadway which are less than two block from the hotel. The negative is that this area, while not grotty in the strictest sense of the word, does not have a lot of positive aspects in terms of amenities like parks or walking paths. It is in the middle of a commercial area consisting of numerous shops and strip mall businesses. There is a small shopping mall immediately across the street to the north with a major pharmacy, a grocery store and a number of specialty stores but by itself it would not be considered one of Vancouver's premier shopping malls.

So far as the hotel proper, it is very good value for money and priced well below others in the area and certainly as well or better appointed than most. The hotel does have a parking garage but be aware that it is small and very constricted. While there would be no real challenge to parking a sub-compact or compact vehicle in most of the stalls but drivers of mid-size and larger vehicles may find it a real challenge if the upper stalls are filled. You might wish to advise the hotel if you do have a larger vehicle at the time you make a reservation.

There are any number of restaurants in the area but none directly in the hotel itself. A small restaurant featuring Italian cuisine is located a few metres to the east of the hotel entrance and we felt it offered very good fare and superb service at extremely reasonable prices. You are in walking distance of any number of restaurants elsewhere in the area.

Would we stay there again? Under the same circumstances, most definitely. Given the relatively high prices for accommodations in much of Vancouver, this facility is very good value for the money. It location is both a positive and a negative depending on one's viewpoint. Those who are used to the Best Western brand and standard will find this facility will meet their expectations if not actually exceeding it.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank James C
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Dave S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Uptown Hotel, responded to this review, April 9, 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to provide such an in depth review of our hotel, I am always happy to hear when a guest has enjoyed both our hotel and service. Considering the circumstances of your visit it pleases me to hear that we were able to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible.

Once again thank you and we hope to see you again in the future.

Sincerely,

Dave Stevens
Front Office Manager
Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel
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Hamilton
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2014

I love this hotel, staff friendly helpful, rooms very clean and comfortable. Breakfast exceptional ! Coffee great. Close to all amenities. Would highly recommend this ! Close to bus lines, Ferry to Granville, a wide variety of restaurants, coffee shops. Shopping a short bus ride away. Hotel situated across the street from a small plaza, featuring grocery store and pharmacy. Can't say enough about this hotel and its area. Always look forward to being able to stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Review collected in partnership with Best Western

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Thank Shirley Z
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Dave S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Uptown Hotel, responded to this review, April 5, 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to provide your review of our hotel, I am happy to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us and that you were able to have fun exploring our city and the neighborhood of Mount Pleasant. We look forward to your future stays with us.


Sincerely,

Dave Stevens
Front Office Manager
Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel
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Rio
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51 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2014

This are one of those places perfect if you wish to stay close to the main attractions, with plenty of transportation options. Close to the Train station to the airport, bus to everywhere.

This is a simple hotel. But, the rooms have good size, very clean, quiet, good mattress, towels, good breakfasts, correct and kind service.

I think they are finishing a total renewal, my room was a brand new one!!!!!

Also, you don't need to pay for a cab, from/to Airport at Vancouver.
Use the train! 4 minutes interval, 8 minutes to Broadway station. it's fast, cheap CAD $9.00. And, if you need to get bus to another place, the ticket is usable for the period of 90minutes.
Perfect!!!!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank EduardoRio
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Dave S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Uptown Hotel, responded to this review, April 5, 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to provide your review of our hotel, I am happy to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us and thank you for your travel tips to help our future guests.

Sincerely.

Dave Stevens
Front Office Manager
Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel
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Salmon Arm, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2014

We've stayed several times at this hotel over the past 8 years. There have only been 2 times when there was an issue and the hotel staff dealt with both issues promptly and proffessionally. We will stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Review collected in partnership with Best Western

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Thank Lorraine L
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Dave S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Uptown Hotel, responded to this review, April 5, 2014
I am always happy to hear from a loyal guest and we are happy to have earned your repeated business over the years. Thank you very much for taking the time to provide your review and we look forward to your next stay with us.


Sincerely,

Dave Stevens
Front Office Manager
Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel
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langley, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2014

Want to stay close to downtown Vancouver? This hotel is well run, clean and super value. Good parking available, buses to anywhere are nearby and so is Skytrain. We had 4 rooms with our guests for a family wedding, everyone was happy.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Review collected in partnership with Best Western

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Thank Peter W
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Dave S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Uptown Hotel, responded to this review, April 5, 2014
Thank you very much for your review of our hotel and for the kind words, I am happy to hear that we were able to make your stay with us a good one and we hope to see you again in the near future.

P.S. Congratulations to the newly weds.

Dave Stevens
Front Office Manager
Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel
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NANAIMO, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014

Nice hotel with a reasonable rate. Like the free parking and the breakfast. Closed to Vancouver and not so far from Burnaby! The room especially the 4th four is very clean and smells fresh. Will stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Review collected in partnership with Best Western

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Thank King T
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Dave S, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Uptown Hotel, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to provide your review of our hotel, I am pleased to hear that you have had a pleasant stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Sincerely,

Dave Stevens
Front Office Manager
Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel
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Property: BEST WESTERN PLUS Uptown Hotel
Address: 205 Kingsway, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 3J5, Canada (Formerly Comfort Inn)
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > South Main , Mt. Pleasant
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Best Value Hotel in Vancouver
#40 Business Hotel in Vancouver
#42 Family Hotel in Vancouver
#42 Romantic Hotel in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Uptown Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 69
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