This was my 2nd time staying at this hotel. My company holds our Vancouver classes here in which I teach. Last November I was here, but so sick that I really didn't pay attention to anything except to teach and sleep!
I called a few days ahead (which I do for every hotel stay) to confirm that I have reservations and ask for a concierge floor. I was told they had a "club" floor which would be larger, quieter rooms for $10 (Canadian Dollars) a night surcharge. My company won't pay for that but most times it's worth it for me so I went ahead and ok'd the change. When I arrived I was directed to my room. It was a large King size room, but nothing special about it other than nice big windows looking out into the city of Richmond. It did not have the little kitchenette that I had in my room last time so I called and asked about it. No problem. I was moved to another building that has the kitchenettes. The only difference for the "club room" is that it's on the top floor (quieter?) and had a big Jacuzzi tub (hard to step into) and a skylight in the bathroom. There was no view; just a little balcony and all I could see was the stucco from the building across the way. Not a big deal but not worth an additional $40 for the stay. Also, the floor was not quiet - lots of kids running up and down the hallways. The rooms are clean. The kitchenette is great - always great to stock up at a nearby store for the weekend and then I can have my breakfasts and lunches in the room. Loved that the kitchenette had an electric tea kettle. I will often make oatmeal in the mornings and it's great not to have coffee tasting oatmeal from running water through the coffee pot to heat it. A small thing for some, but for me it's a big deal. The beds are comfortable - I slept well every night, which is unusual for me. The staff was also very friendly and helpful - at the front desk as well as the housekeeping staff.
Our meeting room where our class was held was very acceptable. The Banquet staff was really great! They went out of their way for me. Bryen, the Banquet Captain did an excellent job every day. The first morning, when things are a little hectic, he was able to figure out how to get my microphone and power point up and running. The room was set up just as ordered and any changes we needed he handled with ease. I loved that there was a pitcher of water up at my table every day; often I have to go searching for it or steal it from the student's water table. Bryen was also just very friendly and he went out of his way to make sure that I and my class were very well taken care of. It was very appreciated as it does not happen all the time.
I'd love a hotel in downtown Vancouver, just because I never have too much time for sightseeing, but for what this hotel offers (also a free shuttle to and from the airport) it makes for a very enjoyable place to stay for work and look forward to coming back here next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Executive has long been the preferred choice for business & leisure travelers requiring full service hotel facilities close to the Vancouver International Airport, offering a choice of 290 rooms, suites and 1 & 2 bedroom furnished apartments. We offer 16 meeting and conference rooms seating from 10 - 800 people and over 17,000 sq ft of versatile space for trade shows, conventions, seminars, weddings, board meetings and auto shows. The Executive is located in close proximity to Richmond's business centre and shopping malls and is 5 minutes to the Vancouver International Airport, 5 minutes to Brighouse Station - Canada Line Skytrain and 15 minute drive from downtown Vancouver. We offer 3 restaurants on site, including Carver's Steakhouse, Ceili's Irish Pub and Tivoli's Restaurant. Our facilities include indoor heated pool, hot tub, fitness centre and rooftop garden and jogging trail. For our guests convenience, we offer a complimentary airport shuttle. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Hotwire, HotelQuickly, Cancelon, getaroom.com and TripOnline SA so you can book your Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport & Conference Centre Richmond reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Executive Airport Plaza Richmond