Just returned for a wonderful trip to Vancouver!!! I love the city and would love to go back some day! The city has so much going on and the amount of public events, festivals, parks, movies at the park, etc were amazing. Coming from Los Angeles, we need more of that. It is a very expensive city to visit however if you have a budget in mind. The cost of living is quite high and the taxis are expensive. I truly enjoyed the city and its people. I really would recommend the city to anyone wanting to visit. According to the locals, visit only during in the summer and particularily July to Sept.
Now, on to the hotel. I stayed on the 29th floor with an amazing view of the downtown Vancouver. I can see Robson Square from my room. It is within walking distance to anything you may need. To the Canada Line is about 10 min, Robson is about 10 min, bus stops right in front. Very convenient location. Check in was a mess as Sheraton was doing the checking in and out for Club Intrawest. I was checked out the next morning because they made mistakes. I received a kinda rude call at 10PM the night before. Who calls at 10PM but I guess it's better then not calling however. It was sorted out the next morning. Instead of the them calling Intrawest directly, they told me to do it myself which was weird.
Anyways, the room has an island where a lot of items are placed: tv, microwave, utencils, small fridge. The layout was good and had everything I would need. There is a market 2 blocks away which we used a couple of times. IGA market. The unit has floor to ceiling windows which is awesome to say the least. The bedroom is small however but adequate. I didn't expect a huge room anyways. The lighting in the rooms could be better as others have mentioned. Two small bed lights was all there was and you couldn't do anything in there other then go to sleep.
One thing to note is that the walls are extremely thin. You can hear conversations and in some mornings, we were woken by kids talking loudly or crying. However, since we tend to rise early it didn't bother us but it could definitely be a pain in the behind if you like to sleep in. If anyone moved the stools above you, you'll hear it. Hope you don't have anybody partying above you or you will have a long night. The windows also don't block out the street noise and for some reason, drivers in Vancouver like to use their car horns quite a bit. Just their culture. I see people honking when driving through intersection just to allert people he was going through. Thought it was weird but I guess it can be safer when people do that but annoying nonetheless.
I would recommend the hotel to anyone if they can take the negative aspects of noise. Another thing to keep in mind is that the hotel is across the street to the biggest hospital in the city and you will hear sirens all day and throughout the night. I think I covered most things. If you have any questions, feels free to send me a message and I'll try to answer.
Thanks for reading!
PS: I tried to use the spa/pools but no one was there and I couldn't get a lock so I gave up and never used it again. Thought that was really lame and unprofessional for a Sheraton. No one at the check in area and no one offering to help. If you are going to have a spa, please have an attendent.
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- Also Known As:
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- Hotel Intrawest Vancouver
- Resort Intrawest Vancouver