BEST WESTERN PLUS Uptown Hotel
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We suddenly went from months, to weeks, to days to we are going tomorrow! After a few clinging hugs and tears to loved ones on the lead up to leaving. We were walking into the airport just us and our rucksacks for the next 15 weeks with a 5000 odd mile journey ahead. The worst part was done and by London the excitement had taken over. We then had …
We arrived in Vancouver on time this morning and they herded us off the ship like herding cattle. I definitely think they know what they are doing here. We catch the train in the morning and go back to Seattle. A few days cruising around Seattle and I'm on my way home.
... this is a loong flight. And they say it's a long way to Tipperary. They have obviously never flown to Vancouver!
(Thinking of you Suzy, hope everything on York is going well!)
"Behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and ...
... train back home around 4pm. Then it was time for me to do some research/prep for my Target interview tomorrow. That took up most of my evening while Benny cruised the net and helped role play interviews with me hehe. We were in bed nice and early so I'm hopefully refreshed for tomorrow. Fingers crossed. Thursday 31.10.13: Happy Halloween!!! I had a bit of a nervous sleep last night (interviews stress me out a bit ha) so when my alarm went off at 6am I was pretty sleepy & ...
... and log rolling. They were skilled woodsman who played their part well in the half hour show.
From here we checked out a couple of short movies about some of the wildlife on the mountain before heading down and trying to see the wolves who weren't interested in coming out despite plenty of encouragement from Leisa and Grace. Apparently they don't respond to wolf whistles.
We then drove to the Granville markets to have another look. The ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBEST WESTERN PLUS Uptown Hotel Vancouver
Very nice hotel. We even have a courtyard outside our room
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Historical Traveler Reviews BEST WESTERN PLUS Uptown Hotel Vancouver
Bon hôtel à Vancouver
Les chambres étaient belles. Il y avait un frigo. Le petit déjeuner n'était pas mal du tout. Les petits pains étaient au-dessus de la moyenne. Les places de parking étaient petites. J'ai réussi à attraper un bus à deux pas pour aller facilement en centre-ville. Je n'ai vraiment pas apprécié le fait que la petite salle de gym ferme à 20h.
Le Best Western est sympa
C'est un bon choix si l'on est à la recherche d'un endroit pas cher et que l'on n'a pas besoin d'être en centre-ville. La chambre était propre et de bonne taille. Elle était au 4e étage, du côté nord, avec une belle vue sur la ville et les montagnes. Le petit déjeuner classique se résume à des céréales, des bagels, des viennoiseries mais il y a un petit café sympa et pas cher juste à côté. Le parking gratuit au sous-sol est tout à fait sûr.
Excellent hotel, area not so nice
Stayed here for four nights in Sep 06. Secure underground parking, however, there are more rooms than vehicle parking spaces so arrive before 7PM if you want to be sure of a parking space in the secure area (and you will need this!). All rooms have free internet (either by cable or wireless) and there is a internet station in the lobby which costs $6 an hour to use. The room was of excellent standard, very clean, everything worked etc. Breakfast was very good and free, however, the breakfast room only seats about 20 people and on three of the four mornings we had to return to our room to eat the food as there were no seats in the breakfast room. The hotel is a long walk to the SkyTrain station so you will need to get the Number 9 bus which takes about 10 minutes. The hotel has lots of convenience shops nearby as well as a large drug store. The local area is OK by day but questionable at night. Few vehicles left on the roadside at night and those that were very tatty and old. To have 100% peace of mind for your car you will need to park it in the underground car park but space is limited (see above).
Nice place to stay in Vancouver
Rooms were nice. It had a fridge. The breakfast was pretty good. The rolls were above average. The parking spots were small. I was able to catch a bus close by to get downtown easy enough. I definitely did not like that the small gym closed at 8 p.m.
Good Quality, Great Value
The other reviews have pretty well said it all - The Great Western Uptown is excellent value for money if you don't mind not being in the City Centre
The rooms are top quality with all the features you would expect at a 5-star hotel and the reception staff were very friendly - they even agreed to look after my suitcase whilst I went off to Vancouver Island for a few days. The continental-style Buffet breakfast is free which is a bonus, although the breakfast room is perhaps a little cramped.
The location is unexciting but safe, very quiet at weekends and easy to get to if you are in a car. The only drawback is that, if like me you are reliant on public transport, there is no direct public transport or shuttle bus service from the airport (you have to take 3 buses - 424, 98 & 99). Trollybus 19 to the City Centre and Stanley Park passes the door every 15 minutes, whilst buses 3, 8, 9 & 99 pass close by on Broadway.
All in all, an excellent choice, I would certainly stay there again. However, book early as it was fully booked on at least one night of my stay.
Uptown Best Western is nice
Good choice if you are looking for inexpensive accomodations and don't need to be downtown. Room was clean and a decent size. Fourth floor room on the north side had a nice view of the city and mountains. Continental breakfast is nothing more than cereal, bagels, pastry but there is a pleasant inexpensive cafe next door. Very secure underground parking is free/
Reasonable, quiet hotel
We stayed at this hotel in February. We had a top floor room and were pleased with it. The room had nice high ceilings, and lots of room and was quiet. We faced Kingsway Avenue but found it wasn't noisy. The continental breakfast included was also varied and good. The price was the best part. The location was good, nothing wrong with the area and was near where my daughter lives. Can't ask for much more.
Great value and smart rooms
The main positive about this hotel was the fantastic price. We booked way in advance and, as a couple, only paid about £15 a night each. Our room and bathroom were spacious and immaculate. In room facilities/accessories included a coffee maker, tv, iron and ironing board, alarm clock, phone, dataports and a small seating area with comfy seats. The bathroom was pristine with free toiletries too. Front Desk staff were friendly, providing maps and some information. You could also order room service from the adjoining restaurant for no extra cost. Across the road from the hotel is a large supermarket and a shopping mall too. Many ethnic takeaways/restaurants are nearby, be sure to get a slice pizza from across the road (only 60p a slice!). The one drawback is that you are not very close to all the action in downtown Vancouver. However we did not hire a car and did not find the distance a problem. You can walk to the Sky Train/Main Bus Terminal from the hotel in under 15 mins or catch a bus near the hotel. We even walked to Stanley Park from the hotel!.
Pretty nice but not in the best area.
This is my first stay at this hotel. I was debating whether or not to give this place four stars or three. I decided on three - but please read the entire review before discounting the place.
I normally stay downtown when I'm in Vancouver, but was looking for a slightly cheaper option and was intrigued by this new hotel. Turns out this used to be a "comfort inn" branded hotel but its fairly new. Check in was simple and got a great online rate through destina. The front desk didn't even take a credit card imprint, which is rather unusual. Free parking is a big bonus and its secure with a two gate system. The location is 11th and Kingsway, just two very short blocks to Kingsway and Broadway - a major intersection. There is a small restaurant attached to the premise where you can get a discount on breakfast through the hotel. The hotel also offers its own complimentary self-serve breakfast of muffins, coffee etc. The room had its own small coffee maker. Place was clean and had good a/c and windows that opened nice and wide with screens. My room was on the side facing 11th which was quiet. Kingsway is a busy street, so if you book I'd recommend a room away from that side of the building. I would probably stay here again for the price, but the location -- while a convenient quick cab ride into town -- is pretty dodgy. Its not as bad as the downtown east side, but it's pretty grimey. A few alcoholics hiding out at the Kingsway at Broadway "park" boozing it up. Staff service - excellent. Price excellent. Condition of the room/premises - good. Location - while safe to park because of the security gates - not a friendly place to walk.
Good value unless you get stuck under the fitness room
I've stayed at this hotel twice and found it to be a great value with the exception of one thing. The last time I was there we were placed in a room UNDER the third floor fitness room. When the treadmill was in use it was thunderingly loud and distrupted our TV reception. Worse yet was that when we complained about it to the front desk we were told that it was acceptable during the fitness room hours but to be sure to call them if the noise continued after the fitness room closed (?).
They just didn't "get" that we didn't want to be disturbed by someone running on a treadmill above us whether it was BEFORE or AFTER 10:00 p.m. The hotel is clean, quaint and a good value...just make sure they don't stick you under the fitness room.