Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCoast Plaza Hotel & Suites Vancouver
The lobby looks good and the staff is helpful. However, the comfort room where I was staying could definitely use a modernisation round. View is magnificent. That's the prize you get for being off the beaten track.
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This hotel was okay. We stayed for just one night.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites Vancouver
We just returned from a 4 night stay at the Coast Plaza, and it's just average. Good location at Comox and Denman (just a few steps from English Bay and Stanley Park). We stayed in suite 2107. The cheaper suites are located beside the elevator shafts (we got ours @ Expedia for $209.00/night), but you can only hear the elevator through the bathroom wall when everything is quiet (it's not as noticeable in the bedroom). Bedroom window only opens 1 inch. Portable air conditioner in the living area doesn't push enough air to cool down the entire suite. You can open the sliding balcony door to let cool air in at night (no bug screen, but not many bugs..). Bed was comfy. Sheets and towels aren't changed daily unless you specifically ask for this service (no extra cost...it's an environmental thing..). Kitchenette was great. Fridge, stove, micro, toaster, kettle, utensils, coffee maker without filters (I think they forgot) and cheap coffee (never used it). Kitchenette was great for cheap breakfasts and cool drinks. Cleaning staff left one of their used bandaids in our bathroom-that was kinda gross. Free access to fitness centre if you can find the time to work out (so much to do!)Elevators are confusing, as you have to transfer from one bank of elevators to the other elevator in order to get down to parking level 2 without using stairs (eg. when you have your luggage). Lots of people in the area. Try the greek restaurant across the street, Amato Gelato, and Cupcakes (yum!). Go to Whitespot for a great breakfast (great pancakes). Parking the rental is $10.00/night CAN and yes, your big Ford Explorer will barely fit in the underground. Coin laundry on the 26th floor is convenient. $2.00/wash and $1.50/dryer load. Overall, just average.
Good hotel. Nothing much to look at from the outside but we paid the C$20 per night upgrade and for this got a large suite with balcony overlooking Stanley Park and English Bay. Only criticism is that, traveling as a family, we would have preferred beds in each room of the suite, rather than two double beds in the smaller bedroom with just sofas etc in the much larger lounge.
We enjoyed the location on Deadman Street which is full of convenience stores and small restaurants, (Poncho's Mexican was great, Olympic Greek was very poor). Can't say we noticed the vagrants in the area. English Bay beach is only a short walk away. Would definitely stay again.
Just returned from a week at this Hotel - booked a two bedroom suite which was on the 33rd floor with the most outstanding view. The Hotel did look old from the outside but our suite was beautifully furnished (kitchen could do with being upgraded but okay)
The staff were very attentive and helpfull.
It was a bit expensive but we had a fab time here and would return.
Lovely Gardens on second floor
There were a lot of street people but this seemed to be all over Vancouver - more so than our last visit 12years ago
11th - 19th July
My wife and I had booked a three week holiday in Canada, travelling from Calgary to Vancouver. The Coast Plaza was to provide the relaxing part of our stay for the final week and we had reserved a suite with a balcony and sea view. It was the dearest hotel we were staying in and having just left the Coast hotel at Whistler where we paid only half as much, we had great expectations of this hotel.
We arrived on 4th July 2004 to find that the hotel was in quite a run down area with vagrants everywhere. The room was clean but looked dirty because of the state of the furniture and decorations. The curtains were covered in black marks which looked like squashed flies. The private balcony was a dirty concrete shell which hadn't been swept since the building was erected circa 1960s. There was no patio furniture.
We cancelled our reservation and left the next morning. This hotel is definitely in need of a refurb. We sailed to Vancouver Island and stayed at the Delta hotel in Victoria. It was cheaper and a thousand times better - a genuine five star hotel.
Summertime Problems Here
Great location, helpful staff, but if you need air conditioning, stay away from this hotel! Their "air conditioning" amounts to a small free-standing unit in the living area, which is totally inadequate if you choose one of the suites. If you encounter one of Vancouver's streaks of warm weather, you won't be able to sleep at night unless you have one of the smaller units, and even then, you'll want to throw open the windows.
LOved the location
We stayed at the Coast Plaza and Suites Hotel, Vancouver over the Christmas and New Year period. The staff were great - friendly, courteous and helpful. The views from our balcony were excellent and the location near to Stanley Park and shopping areas could not have been more convenient. We like it so mush we are returning for a longer stay in the summer.
Excellent location, great service
I have stayed at the Coast Plaza several times and have been delighted every time. The hotel is right on English Bay, so there are spectacular views from the upper floors and cosmopolitan Denman Street is close by.
Downtown is a $1.25 trolley bus ride from right outside the door.
Service levels in this hotel are outstanding, particularly in the Comox Bar where Mary Lynn and Yyette are brilliant.
Great Hotel @ English Bay
This hotel is 3 blocks away from English Bay Beach, being a short walk from Stanley Park. English Bay Beach is in the West End neighborhood of Vancouver, a 10 - 15 minute walk from downtown.
What I enjoy about the hotel is the feel of living in the West End, and at the same time being very accessible to English Bay Beach/Stanley Park and downtown. If you request a view room, being able to look out your window and see the beautiful views and not high rises is a plus.
The suites are well furnished and very comfortable. There is also a pool/sauna on site with an adjacent fitness facility.
I have stayed at the Coast Plaza several times, mostly during off season. The off - season rates make this hotel very attractively priced.
The hotel is located conveniently on Denman Street and in a residential area. The close proximity to most of Vancouver's Restaurants was very convenient. There is a shopping mall attached to the building - the mall has a grocery store, a drug store (that closes at midnight) and a cafe. There are 2 pizza cafes steps away from the main door and you've got to try the gelatos (Italian ice cream) on the same street. We originally planned to stay at the Metropolitan Hotel but were so glad with our choice, because the downtown area turned out to be a typical business center where everything closes at 6pm. Although the rooms are not the luxurious, they are very clean and quite spacious. We got a standard room which came with a kitchenette (microwave, huge fridge, dinner plates, glasses, etc), a great view, separate sleeping and living areas, and a little hallway into our room. It's great bang for your buck.
Enjoyed it three times
Although not a new luxury hotel, it makes up for it with spacious room, great location near English Bay and thy're friendly toward dogs. The suites are huge with a kitchen (sans stove) and very bright decor. This part of Vancouver is especially nice for walking: English Bay is a wonderful "boardwalk" and beach stroll, residential and tourist neighborhood so the mix is very realistic with plenty of shops and good eating options. Shop for a deal;we've stayed for $60, $130 and somewhere in between, all Canadian $. It's a regular stop for us as we live relatively close. Another place in the neighborhood, although not nearly as nice but nice enough and very affordable is the Best Western Sands Hotel on Davie Street.
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