Budget Inn Patricia Hotel

403 East Hastings, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6A 1P6, Canada
(3.5 star hotel)
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Reasonably Good Value and Can't Beat the Price

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 13, 2015

When I first saw the name I figured this hotel was affiliated with the Budget motor lodges of the same name operating in a number of cities. This is not the case at all. In fact, the Budget Patricia has been operating under that name since the 1910s and is still independently owned. There are actually historical signs by the elevator that give the hotel history.

This is truly a no frills hotel, and it is nice to have an affordable option where you don't have to pay for a bunch of stuff you don't use. It is a bed, a private shower and bathroom, and that is pretty much it. There is a desk but it is used as a television stand but with a bit of arrangement you can get a laptop set up on the desk.

Heat is by steam radiator, and there is no air conditioning. Each room comes with a fan.

While it is not in the core fo downtown Vancouver, it is a very short walk to Gastown, and thus a very short walk to downtown Vancouver. Bus service is fairly frequent, but is trolley bus so there is not much in the way of diesel bus noise on the street.

There is wifi service and I had no problems accessing it in my room on either my laptop or my phone.

It is sufficient for those on a budget that need no more than a bed and private washroom.

Don't expect the hotel to have lots of additions. Breakfast is on your own and you will have to find it on your own, though there is sometimes coffee on offer in the lobby downstairs.

My only real complaint has nothing to do with the hotel itself, but the issues with Hastings Street: At night, Hastings Street and a few other streets have a lot of homeless people trying to sell worthless stuff on the street. It's a pain to try to get around them. It's possible to get past them and while they are mostly harmless they can be somewhat obnoxious.

I will warn you that the restaurant in the hotel has been known for decades as a place that performs live music. Therefore, you may wish to get a room as far up as you possibly can if you plan to go to bed early. Some of the music performances may be loud. My suggestion would be to try to get a room on the top floor, facing east (the opposite direction from the restaurant), and not facing the light well between the rooms in the center of the hotel. That way, you don't get the street noise from the south facing rooms, you don't get potential noise from other rooms that face the light well, and you are far from the restaurant and whatever band may be playing there.

See photo 4. This is the light well between the east and west wings. I thought that this might be an issue but in the days when the hotel was built some thought to privacy went into the planning (those were the days before air conditioning) and so the windows are aligned so that the room across the light well from you does not look into your room. The only potential issue is noise should someone loud open their window and make a lot of noise.

The front desk has tourist maps available of downtown (the back features a wider view of the region) and the lobby downstairs has a number of couches as well as a nice collection of books, and even a display of a few historical items such as the old hotel switchboard.

Directions: No hotel parking. easy walk from east end of Gastown. Close to a number of frequent bus routes on Hastings and Cordova.

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The Budget Inn Patricia Hotel...

by written on August 25, 2002

The Budget Inn Patricia Hotel on East Hastings is a very basic and cheap place to stay. Their weekly rate is the same as a hostel, so if you will be there for a week, check it out. One word of caution, the neighbourhood (Vancouver East side) is not the greatest.
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Unique Quality: Price: $140.00 weekly single (March 2001)

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Address: 403 East Hastings, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6A 1P6, Canada

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Amenities at Budget Inn Patricia Hotel

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet

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