I didn't expect anything special here, and I didn't get it. Overall, no complaints but I think I can get better value for money elsewhere, including many of the good hotels downtown. Remember when HIEx was one of the lower-priced options? No more ...
Access from the Skytrain is a bit odd; down a dark staircase, across a bus bay, over dimly-lit curb that tripped my wife up.
Room was satisfactory. Bed a bit soft, but that's an individual thing. Heating-cooling system that was simple to use, not too loud, and effective, although it didn't respond for a few minutes and we wondered if it would work at all.
I didn't have high expectations for breakfast, having had many a continental-plus breakfast. But golly. I had an omelet-like disk and another sausage-like disk, neither of which would have met even Costco's standards; couldn't finish them. Dry, boring pastries. Fairly good coffee. Free newspapers.
No problem with the construction, since we weren't there in working hours, but our south-facing room on the 5th of 6 floors was right above a busy bus bay. The Skytrain was a gentle whirr in the background, and the buses weren't noisy, EXCEPT that they all have the low-floor entry, and every time the bus door opens it is requires to beep repeatedly to warn people. Not enough to wake you up, but if you are up in the night it is loud and frequent enough to be a small issue. But eventually there will be a gap in the buses and it's back to dreamland. If you're a light sleeper, ask to be across the hall.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Completely Renovated hotel, guestrooms, conference space and all public space. The Burnaby Hotel 18 min to downtown, BC Place, Rogers Arena & Vancouver Convention Centre by Skytrain. Connected to Metropolis at Metrotown the 2nd largest shopping and entertainment complex in Canada. The hotel also offers complementary full hot buffet breakfast, underground parking and wifi. The location is ideal for leisure and corporate guests looking for Greater Vancouver accommodations also close to companies like Translink, Electronic Arts, BC Hydro and Telus. The hotel offers conference space with natural light, the Fraser Ballroom can accommodate upto 150 for a sitdown dinner with outdoor terraces as well as a boardroom for upto 10 guests. Full service catering and A/V equipment. Additional amenities include outdoor pool and sun deck and business centre.The adjacent area is undergoing renovation and there may be construction noise during the day from 8 am to 5 pm. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Burnaby
- Holiday Inn Burnaby
- Burnaby Holiday Inn