Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
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Vancouver is a magnificent and beautiful city set against the background of the mountains and water is amazing. The view flying in over Mt. Baker and Mt. Rainer with city on the Pacific Ocean was breathtaking. The customs line moves very quickly and is well organized. It took about 30 minutes to process several arriving international flights …
We are now ensconced in the lounge at Vancouver airport awaiting a friendly Air Canada plane to whisk us away to HK to see team HK. VERY Sadly we shall miss Orlando's bed time …NOT impressed, as the flight is at present 2 hrs delayed. I am very confident that 4 hours will pass quickly...We are "lounging" but hey, surely the pilot knows there …
... We saw a crazy lady on a paddle board in the MISERABLE weather, and what looked like a seal swimming right next to her! It was just an awesome awesome day. After the cruise, we got some delicious burritos (man, they do Mexican food well on this side of the world!) then we went to Tim and Kirbi's place where we hung out until it was time for shinny (drop in hockey). Tim had organised for Liam to borrow some gear so that he could experience some ice time on ...
... ride to Granville Island. Great place. It has a large indoor market and lots of different boutique shops, then a shorter walk in town, then back to the market to pick up some supplies.
Think I have mentioned before how impressed I have been by public transport in North America. Vancouver has a tram system called the Sky Train, which we rode out to the burbs one day. Great way to see the city for ...
... way too much but the room is surprising for where you can put things. We did manage to find spaces for everything and it's not crowded at all. We have what's called a fully obstructed view because of the lifeboat in front of our window but in fact the life boat has windows and we can see perfectly well outside. The only initial downside to our room was the central air conditioning which sounded like a jet engine and it would never heat up ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsFour Seasons Hotel Vancouver
I was impressed by my welcome by the front desk receptionist. After she check me in to the Four Seasons Vancouver, she walked from behind the reception desk to personally shake my hand. Then she handed me . my room key.
The Four Seasons founder Issy Sharp created a service culture based on the Golden Rule. According to Issy Sharp, "We treat others - all others: customers, employees, partners, suppliers - as one would wish to be treated." The way the employees are treated by management transcends to the way the customer is treated.
I also won a free dinner at the YEW Restaurant. There I had the opportunity to talk to the waitstaff about what makes them happy.
The employees at the Four Season Hotel Vancouver are genuinely happy to serve to their guests.
David who is an expert at wine pairing talked about the benefits they receive as employees. Great benefits make for happy employees who in return treat their guests very well.
I had the great experience of just being myself, a very down-to earth person with out worrying, if I would feel comfortable staying at such an upscale hotel.
Thank you to Isadore Sharp for having a different vision: "A personal, down-to-earth hotel. Not for dukes or duchesses, but for people who want to be treated that way, and are put off by the stuffy formality of traditional grand hotels."
I recommend the Four Seasons Vancouver to anyone.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
Just returned from a 4 night stay here. Stayed in Deluxe Room 2406. Got a great deal from a friend who works for 4 Seasons. Room had enough space for the 2 of us. COMFY, QUIET, CLEAN, and away from the elevator. Nice size bathroom. Great housekeeping service 2x/day plus turndown service (ice included). The room was spotless each day. Independent control of the thermostat kept the room at OUR preferred temp! No ice machine (room service brings it right away). Room service breakfast was great! You gotta treat yourself! Or go up the street to the White Spot. Concierge service was very helpful, and answered all questions and requests. Connected to the big, 200 store Pacific Centre Mall. Close to Robson St. shopping, and Gastown (not worth seeing this tourist trap). Parking is about $24.00/day CAN whether you use valet or park it yourself. Small fitness area beside the pool had a few Cybex machines, treadmills, ellipticals, and a great patio. Some people say the hotel is dated, but we didn't think so. It was elegantly upscale, and the staff were very polite, courteous, and helpful. They made us feel special, and that's exactly how the 4 Seasons should make you feel! We'll stay here again!
If you are used to staying at Four Season's properties, the Vancouver Four Seasons is definitely not going to meet your expectations. They must be on a different quality standard in Canada, because this place looks like they haven't changed a thing since Nixon was in office. On a positive note, the service and location was great.
High Rise Hevan
Great location in a great town. We had a jr. corner suite with a nice veiw. The hotel I felt was more designed for business travel,but still was lots of fun. The hotel has a simi indoor/outdoor pool on apx. the 7th floor with a great feel and view. Vancouver is a great town and the 4 seasons is a nice place to see it from.
The twilight years
spent a few nights at the Four Seasons 2-bedroom suite for the July 4th weekend.Quite disappointed.Decor needs updating.No coffee-maker in the suite!Not to mention the lack of slippers/daily fresh fruits/tea that hotel suites of this caliber would provide.Suite is spacious, but bathrooms(there are 3) are small, standard and dated. Lobby is dark and again dated. Location is okay, the "attached" mall is somewhat depressing(nothing like the upscale malls you'd find in LA. In fairness, though, the hotel is within walking distance to trendy shops/streets. They do provide a limo for transportation around town(~15min). Room service breakfast is good and worth the price. But if you are looking for a modern hotel, this is definitely not your cup of tea. It is very 80's, somewhat depressing ...won't stay here again unless they undergo major renovation.
Of the four seasons, this hotel is entering the Winter phase
Have stayed in many Four Seasons Hotels all over the world (America, Asia & Europe) because you can pretty much always guarantee an excellent clean hotel, with excellent customer service. Although the central location is wonderful, I would unfortunately say that the internal decor of this hotel does not reach the same high standards as the other Four Seasons we have used. The room was spacious and clean and the service was excellent, it's just that the overall standard of decor was old, tired and worn and in some aspects a little run down and tatty. I think the hotel has passed the autumn of it's years and is entering the winter phase. I'd guess that this is one of the older Four Seasons and in my opinion it would benefit from a facelift.
We were at this hotel during the last week of August 2003 when the weather was very good, however, even with the air conditioning switched off, we needed a space heater for our very chilly room. We had a corner junior suite over-looking the pool - maybe the rooms on this side of the building don't get the warmth of the sun. The public areas of the hotel were also a little chilly so I'd recommend a sweater.
Overall, although not as excellent as some of the other Four Seasons this is still an above average hotel with a good central location.
Four Seasons, Vancouver
We stayed at the Four Seasons and the service was fantastic. When we arrived from the airport our room wasn't ready yet as we had arrived early in the morning, so they set us up in a courtesy room so that we could freshen up after a very long trip. Then we were moved to our room later on that morning. The staff were very professional and helpful. We will stay at the Four Seasons any time we go to Vancouver as it made the experience for us...especially the fantastic views from the corner room!! Congratulations to the staff and for all those that are thinking of this hotel, stay there as all others will seem second rate!!
The Four Seasons is a wonderful hotel in a great location to explore Vancouver. The rooms are very well kept. Views from corner rooms are incredible--well worth the upgrade. Food is excellent but expensive (as you would expect). Service is excellent. Only downside I found--pool is not heated (chilly even in the summer). My wife and I would highly recommend without reservation.
My family has stayed at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver every year scince I was a small child. We keep going back due to their fantastic service and great attention to detail. I recently took my boyfriend there for his birthday and thay were very helpful in making sure he was treated as the special guy he is. They have always gone the extra mile to make their guests comfortable. I always feel like a queen while I'm there. I would suggest to anyone that if they are coming to Vancouver stay at the Four Seasons.
Very, Very Disappointed!
I stayed at the Four Seasons in Vancouver, twice this past summer-fall. I was extermly dissapointed not once, but twice. I do not recommend this hotel, I have stayed at numerous Four Seasons around the world, and this was by far the worst! I was there for pleasure in summer with my wife, and the entire experience was dreadful. They forgot us at the airport, gave us the wrong room, service was poor, the hotel is run down, and old. The furniture in our suite was either broken, breaking, or damaged. This is not a good hotel, it is very poorly run. The location is not great, and the staff can be rude at times. We stayed at the Fairmont on our last trip, and I can whole heartedly recommend that. Dont waist your money here, if you are going to stay at a Four Seasons, stay at a better one.
Excellent hotel, well worth the traveling to Vancouver
I stayed at the Four Seasons Vancouver for 2 nights in October 2002. The location was excellent, one block from a pharmacy, an amazing spa (whose name I do not recall but the hotel recommended it) and a large shopping mall reachable from within the hotel lobby without having to exit the hotel. The service was excellent, efficient and friendly. The room service food quality was exceptional. The gym was well equipped with individual TV screens with remote control and headphones. My room, booked as their Room Code E, was on a high floor and had a lovely NW view of the mountains. It was a large room decorated to full advantage, very comfortable with a table with chairs located in an alcove within the room, next to one of the windows (located on two sides of the room). The bathroom likewise was very spacious.I've stayed in many Four Seasons hotels and have never been disappointed. However I have to say this was one of the most pleasant experiences.