My friend and I made the last minute reservation at this hotel because it was the cheapest in downtown, but had pretty good reviews. The hotel is located in the Entertainment District (so I was explained). There are "adult" stores around the hotel, and the street smelled of urine. Surprisingly though the neighborhood was not as sketchy as I thought it would be. It is a nice walk to Stanley Park (30 min) and close to Granville skytrain station (15 min), and lots of restaurants, bars, and stores nearby.
The hotel was decent. The room was small but clean, and had everything we needed. The front desk staff was helpful. I realize that noise from streets bothered many reviewers. We stayed in a room that was facing another building (so it probably was on the quieter side of the hotel), and we kept the window open all night because the room was a bit stuffy, but noise didn't bother us. The only issue we had was the internet. In order to connect to the hotel free wi-fi, we needed to get a passcode and the code was only good for one device, so we had to call the front desk multiple times to get new codes for our 2 laptops and 2 smartphones. The connection was slow and often got disconnected.
Overall this is a pretty good place to stay at a reasonable price if you don't plan on spending long time in the hotel room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are located in busy entertainment district, surrounded by bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Standard rooms do not have fridges or microwaves. No parking on site. ... more less
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- Vancouver Howard Johnson