Our family of 4 booked 2 rooms for 4 nights during our trip across western Canada. I was concerned initially because on arrival it is obvious there is refurbishment going on in the reception and lobby area, but in practice we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. As requested the hotel gave us two adjoining rooms on the 20th floor.
Positive points were that the rooms were large, bright and comfortable. We had a suite with big bedroom and adjoining lounge and kitchen. The views across this residential area towards English Bay and the mountains were outstanding. There were minor niggleswith the room - no safe for valuables, so had to use a safety deposit at reception, and fairly limited cutlery and cooking utensils varying between rooms - but otherwise great. Air conditioning worked well but despite the heat in Vancouver - over 30 degrees - it was sufficient to open the windows and get the breeze.
Points to watch out for are that only two lifts were working some of the time so it can get very busy - as when a youth orchestra was arriving during our stay - and the balcony railings on the 20th floor are much lower than would be allowed in the UK, low waist height.
Restaurant gave reasonable value but we only used for breakfast and tended to eat out. In general the staff were very helpful to us with things like booking taxis, maps and directions etc.
Would definitely stay again. Location is a strong point on Burrard St, within walking distance of downtown (tourist info, shops, galleries) and in the other direction English Bay, Granville Island. Ask for a room on a higher floor; lower down you won't get the views and might get annoyed with ambulance sirens from the hospital opposite.
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- The Century Plaza Hotel & Spa is a landmark destination hot spot right in the centre of downtown Vancouver. From its award winning amenities including a world class spa and comedy club, to the kitchen equipped suites featuring spectacular ocean, mountain and city views, the family owned and operated Century-Plaza Hotel & Spa has implemented sustainable practices such as its 'Green Initiative' Program as well as the 100% Chemical Free Commercial Cleaning System reducing our carbon footprint to provide guests with the wonderful home away from home ambiance. ... more less
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