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“Unique and Hip” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Opus Hotel
Ranked #6 of 89 Hotels in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
B.C.
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Unique and Hip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2007

After reading many of the reviews we were very uneasy about booking at the Opus, however, it seemed to be the only non-traditional hotel in Vancouver. Overall we really enjoyed our stay. The rooms are not large but they are comfortable, and best of all it didnt feel like we were visiting Grandma. The staff was pleasant, welcoming, and helpful. The restaurant, though seemed a little out of place, was excellent. And the lounge proved to be a perfect meeting point for friends. Best of all its located right in Yaletown and is walking distance to many venues including the Commodore. I would recommend this hotel to anyone out to experience Vancouver. Its not a luxury hotel, but it's unique and hip.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — room size
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank tykrobb
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2006

For a hotel that was rated to be one of the world's top 100, the bar was set very high. Unfortunately, the Opus did not live up to my expectations.

Though the room was nice, other than the glass wall with a view of the bathroom (you could draw blinds for privacy), there was nothing else that captured the character the Opus is trying to portray. It reminded me of a nice Hyatt room but certainly not that of a boutique hotel.

The staff were friendly and helpful. The location is great for holiday travelers - its a short walk to the ferry, there are several restaurants within 100 meters of the hotel and there is an outstanding cafe directly across from the hotel (the one attached to the hotel is mediocre). If you want to shop on Robson street, it is walkable but I suspect most will want to hail a taxi.

The Opus is a magnet for the after hours scene. If thats your thing, then you'll certainly enjoy it. Otherwise, its not noticeable once you've passed the lobby.

I would return (it was a very pleasant stay), but I do wish they'd add a bit more character to the rooms to showcase the essence of the hotel.

  • Liked — Staff, location, charcter of the lobby & elevator
  • Disliked — Cramped room
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank westones
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Wiltshire, UK
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71 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2006

Had high expectations of this hotel, however there is a lack of attention to detail that stops it from being a great hotel.

They forgot little details, I am allergic to feathers they were aware of this (having written to them and they acknowledged) however the night duty manager ended up changing over the bedding at 9pm whilst we waited in the bathroom - disappointing! (They forgot in both rooms we stayed in)

On the plus side the location was good, it was decorated to a high standard and they did provide nibbles and wine as a honeymoon present.

The standard rooms are not large, but on the second night we moved to a courtyard suite which was really nice it had a fire you could relax next to.

Overall it is a good hotel that has the potential to be great.

  • Liked — The courtyard suite
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank 01Ams
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Seattle, WA
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2006

A vastly overrated hotel. The room was barely large enough for the bed, and there was no bath tub. There was an adjoining room, and we could hear every word our neighbors spoke, and every cry and babble of their baby. I am sure they heard everything we said as well. It was like staying in a youth hostel. There was no maid service either, until we requested it, and then we had to go sit in the lobby for an hour while the room was serviced. The staff were neither friendly nor helpful. For $200 a night, one deserves a little more.

Stayed November 2006
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4 Thank MTWSeattle
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Reno, Nv
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2006

I've stayed there twice and it's as good as it gets. The rooms aren't huge but they're well-appointed and very comfortable. Great location, within walking distance of more restaurants than you could eat at in a month. It's the service though, that really makes The Opus world-class. I could mention a dozen employees who routinely exceeded my expectations like it was "all in a day's work".
(Cassidy, Costa, Michele, Lisa, Christine, Patrick, Katrina, and Daniel, among others.) I've stayed at a great number of first-class hotels, but I can tell you that on any of my following trips to Vancouver I won't stay anywhere but The Opus. Whatever the rating system is, I put this hotel in the top ten I've ever stayed at, and as a loyal consumer I can assure you I'll be back there again!

  • Liked — The Service
  • Disliked — The restaurant
  • Tips/Secrets — Tip well, be nice, it'll come back to you in spades
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 Thank CondoGuy
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Melbourne
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2006

I loved this great hotel in a fantastic area. The hotel has a very visual appeal and loves a bit of a 'hip bar' feel to the hotel. It is clean, tidy, great service, great food. Beds are great, rooms are good. Loved everything in it and about it. You will need to enjoy the slight 'night club' feel to the lobby, but the rooms are very modern and comfortable. A fantastic hotel. Loved it.

  • Liked — Hotel Image and service.
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
2 Thank KMET
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Vancouver, Washington
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260 reviews
111 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 914 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2006

I am a frequent visitor to Vancouver and have been rather underwhelmed by the choice in so called 5 star properties. The Opus Hotel definitely hits the mark. Located in trendy Yaletown within walking distance of shops and many restaurants the hotel is the height of hip luxury in Vancouver. Unlike a lot of boutique hotels this one manages to offer trendy environs without coming off as ridiculous. The uniformly attractive staff offer no attitude only service.Elixir the house restaurant is one of the best in Vancouver, which is no small feat. There is a 7 series BMW to drop you off downtown and doormen who actually open the door and refer to you by name. Supposedly this hotel is a celeb haunt but we saw none when we were there. We did see families, dogs, and all sorts of people who appeared to be having a good time. Laundry service, room service, bell service, all first rate. The rooms are all a bit different in decor, and will not be to everyone's taste (our was lime green!) but it adds to the fun. Great business center, very good fitness room, and overall the best we have experienced in Vancouver. If they have space, I will never stay elsewhere. One drawback is there is construction outside for the new rail line but we did not find it overly noisy.

  • Liked — Staff
  • Disliked — The lack of availbility
  • Tips/Secrets — Book early, it fills up fast
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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18 Thank Drewmc50
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Property: Opus Hotel
Address: 322 Davie St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5Z6, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Yaletown & False Creek North
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 89 Hotels in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Opus Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vancouver's only Four-Star Boutique Hotel as rated by Forbes Travel Guide 2015. Uniquely stylish and always fresh, OPUS Hotel Vancouver redefines the boutique hotel experience, blending contemporary design with warmth and intuitive service. Located in fashionable Yaletown, OPUS Vancouver Hotel is steps from the inner harbor, Canada Line rapid transit, outdoor recreation and Vancouver's best restaurants, spas and shops. * 2011 Conde Nast Traveler / Gold List Reserve* 2010 Conde Nast Traveler / Readers Choice Awards * 2010 Travel + Leisure / 500 Worlds Best Hotels. ... more   less 
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