Central Location, no frills hotel
Booked hotel based on Trip Advisor reviews. Very central location in a pretty safe area of the city. Room was basic but it was reasonably clean. Air conditioning in our room was noisy and had a weird smell. Complimentary breakfast was adequate, as long as you like muffins and pastries. Tim Hortons is probably your best bet which is across the road. If you're not wanting to spend alot on a hotel but want to be within walking distance of amenities this one will suit.
Mouse in the House
We stayed at the hotel on October 10, 2005. We thought the hotel was fine, a little odd smelling but otherwise o.k. until we noticed there was another guest staying in the room with us. We were disgusted, packed our bags and immediately went to check out. Almost more disturbing than having a mouse in our room, was the reaction of the front desk clerk. When my husband told him why we were checking out, the clerk had no reaction, he didn't seem at all surprised and did nothing to try to rectify the situation. We ended up at The Best Western Granville which was not too far, was only $30 more, and was quite nice.
St Regis on Granville and Seymour, best value hotel we have ever stayed in, room ready on arrival, elevator working, the room we had was a triple and had more than enough space for us, all the things in the room were clean and worked, the maid service was brilliant and the complimentary breakfast, muffins, croissant, butter, jam, oat ceral, plain yoghurt, fresh fruit salad, coffee, tea, chocolate, milk was an excellent suprise. The hotel is within easy reach of the skytrain and all easy travel links, would stay again without any hesitation. stayed april/may 06
A Pleasant Surprise
We arrived early in the day, well before check-in time of 2 pm. The staff immediately offered to store our luggage and said the room would be ready in an hour - which it was. We were given a large room with 2 queen-sized beds, 2 (!) televisions and a small fridge. Everywhere was scrupulously clean and bathrobes were provided - which was a nice touch. Breakfast is included in the price and despite the breakfast room being crowded some mornings - the actual continental breakfast was more than adequate. A free daily paper was also available. Location wise the hotel could not be more central. The down side to that is that it is just on the edge of a seedy area best avoided after dark. We had booked 7 nights in the St. Regis and we were hoping that we had made a sensible choice. We couldn't have been more pleased. Would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a small, friendly establishment with staff that are prepared to go the extra mile for their guests.
Having chosen this 'budget' hotel for it's location we were pleasantly surprised with what it offered. The breakfast was way better than anticipated (the fruit salad in particular), all rooms and communal spaces clean and a superb bar run by fantastic people. You can always be a bit picky and find a fault with the air conditioning but on balance this hotel offers excellent value for money. It is very well located in the better end of town and a skytrain station next door.
Couldn't fault the hotel for value
My wife and parents stayed in 2 equally good rooms for 1 night before a cruise. The hotel checked us in quickly and we were lucky to be given "suites" rather than standard rooms which were very clean and spacious. I liked the neutral colour scheme, wi-fi access was complimentary and the location four blocks to the cruise terminal meant that we could easily walk there the next day. They cheerfully stored our luggage whilst we explored Vancouver as we couldn't board the ship until after 2.30pm. The two reception staff on duty were very helpful and friendly. Breakfast was included - buffet of coffee/tea, juices, yoghurts, muffins and toast. The hotel was full so it was very busy, even so there was plenty of food until the last few minutes of the advertised breakfast time. There's always Starbucks next door or 7-11 and Tim Hortons across the street for late risers.
Great value overall, I would definitely stay there again.
We were supposed to stay in a different hotel but there was a burst pipe so they moved us one. What a nice surprise this hotel was. it was clean and comfortable. I would definetly recommend this hotel. We stayed here prior to a cruise and after the cruise we stayed at the Shetraton hotel for 4 nights. I would definetly pick this hotel over the Sheraton anyday and its a lot cheaper.