Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Vancouver
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Finally on our way:
When Scott told me we were going to leave our car at James & Nikki's house so that we could all take a shuttle to the airport together, I thought it was somewhat inconvenient, but I decided to just go with the flow. Once we were at their house, I told James that I sure hoped he ordered an SUV because we needed the space …
... and a half. He thought we were British and let Richard know that they were holding a second Ashes Test in Australia this year which Richard thought was odd plus there was a limited overs game against Australia in India.
After he told us that we saw a quick news flash on the TV about a shooting at the LA Airport Terminal Three where we were meant to land. Mum and Dad must be looking after us again and we thanked them for missing our connecting ...
... were starting to go a little stir crazy. When we docked in Vancouver, you couldn't even see the buildings in front of the ship!
The whole cruise experience was ok. The staff were friendly & helpful, the ship was easy to navigate, the getting on/off at different points was easy and well managed. I don't really have any complaints about the cruise itself. I just don't think cruising is something I could see myself doing a lot of. Maybe a cruise ...
... as they sang songs from the early days.
After all the walking it was great to get back to Waterfront Station to catch the Canada Light rail, then the bus back to White Rock. Carol and Bruce arrive back tomorrow-we will go out for dinner to celebrate Carol's birthday and the end of a brilliant holiday to this fantastic country.
Canada has been everything we had imagined -AND MORE! Hopefully, some day, we will be ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Vancouver
My wife and I had a room on the 14th floor with an excellent view of BC Stadium and False Creek. Previous reviews are correct; this hotel offers excellent value for the price( $105 canadian per night). I wouldn't rehash previous reviews but here are a few additional facts.
The hotel is two blocks east of the Vancouver Library which is an architects dream. We found an inexpensive Sushi restaurant at the library. Yes, the library is very different from anything I have ever seen. There is a coffee shop, ice parlor, deli, Korean restaurant, sushi restaurant and a travel bureau in the same building.
At library square you can get on the Vancouver Trolley which stops at 20+ locations in Vancouver. The stops include Canada Place, ChinaTown, Space Center, Gastown, Stanley Park, Yaletown, English Bay, Granville Island and others. The trolley runs all day and you can get on/off as many times as you like all for $28 Canadian.
Vancouver is such an interesting city with lots of movies being filmed everyday. If we don't stay at the Hampton next time we will try the Sylvian Hotel which is located across the street from English Bay and looked very interesting.
This hotel was correctly rated by other guests and was truly a gem. Service and staff were great. Hotel is spotless and very quiet interiors. Our corner room with large Jacuzzi tub on 15th floor had views of the Cambie Bridge and the River and BC Stadium. Zachary's restaurant in the hotel was convenient, good, basic food. Other places nearby may have been good but the wait was not worth it. Parking underground was tight but well guarded. The security in the hotel was welcomed and I am sure is needed as the city of Vancouver has become quite congested since our last visit 10 years ago. Traffic out of town to the north is a mess and I am sure as preparations for the Olympics continues, the roads to Whistler will be even worse. Waiting for the ferries is even worse as 2 hours before will not guarantee you get on the one you want. Things are changing here!
Wow!! A great deal. Would Return!!
The Hampton Inn on 111 Robson Street was great. Our room was available at 11am and they let us go right up! Service was awesome and staff very friendly. They gave us plenty of tips on things to do, called tours for us, shared restaurant ideas, etc.. Location is great and only $5-6 taxi ride from cruise port. About $20 to airport. Area is a close walk to shops, marina, sea taxi's, plenty of transportation. Just have to be a bit cautious walking around at night but we walked quite a bit with no problems...
My family (2 adults, 2 small kids) stayed at this hotel in May 2004 having read the tripadvisors reviews. The reviews were spot on. Overall the hotel was excellent. The suite we had was super clean, bright, spacious and very nicely decorated. Staff were very friendly and helpful and breakfast was excellent especially considering it is free. The living room and bedroom was separated by french doors, which worked really well for us as the kids would go to sleep early evening and we did not have to tread carefully around them!
Downsides? Not many. Area is not that aeshetically pleasing. We were curious that security was quite tight and not sure if that meant the area warranted it, although we did not witness any incidents. We had to use our room key to operate the elevator and to access two gates to get to the underground parking lot.
Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and I would definitely stay here again. Great value for money.
Excellent hotel. Good location, especially if going to sporting events.
Only complaint is pay parking...but it IS downtown. Great breakfast in the morning.
A lovely hotel
My husband and I really enjoyed our one night stay at the Hampton Inn. We had a deluxe King room, which had an amazing corner view with floor to ceiling windows on two walls (not all rooms have this). There was a large jacuzzi in the bathroom, complete with a complimentary loofah and scented bath bomb. The rate was very reasonable and came with a well provisioned continental breakfast.The hotel was very clean, nicely decorated, had good security, and the staff were very helpful. There was also a hot tub on the top floor with floor to ceiling windows of the city. We're happy we found this lovely place, and for a reasonable price as well.
Hampton Inn's Best!
This is one of the nicest Hampton Inns I have stayed. The staff were very nice and friendly. As a courtesy, they stored our luggage for us the day of departure as our train didn't leave until the evening.
Although a bit far to walk to Gastown and Yaletown, as a travel agent, I always reccommend this hotel for Vancouver stays to clients.
Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!
This is by far the best Hampton Inn & Suites I have ever stayed it. The staff is exceptionally nice. The rooms are spacious and offer many comfortable amenities - the Belgian chocolates and complimentary "Hampton Inn Vancouver" bottled water was a nice touch. The hotel is very well located and convenient for all attractions, shopping and a plethora of restaurants. An awesome hotel in an awesome city, plain and simple.
We recently stayed at the Hampton Inn after an Alaska Cruise. Four
adults,four children. We arrived early from the Seaport and found that
the staff were so kind and considerate while we waited for the rooms.
They let us leave the luggage and relax on the top floor which had a
neat gym,hot tub,games and TV and most of all a beautiful view of the
city. Once in the rooms I must compliment them on the cleanliness. The
continental breakfast was more than sufficient and the hotel was close
to several reasonable restaurants. It was easy to take the sky train to
various neighborhoods with a all day pass.
The tax was quite high for anything- 14 plus should you want to buy gifts in the city, so pick up a tax voucher.
I was glad we made the decision to stay at The Hampton. The front desk staff were super.
(Little reminder from our experience at the Airport,leave earlier than the two hours in high season, one family missed their flight because it took soooooo long to get thru the long lines, change your money before going thru immigration,we were told once inside there was no money exchange, and dont forget the customs card filled out before immigration as we witnessed several people delayed!! )
Enjoy the hotel and Vancouver,we did
There is no other place to stay in vancouver if you really want top flight accommodation AND a home away from home. Not to mention free local calls and high speed internet in all rooms. I have porbably stayed there 25 times in the poast sevral years and will do so even when my buisness is in another part of town closer to other hotels. the reason? The staff, primarily. They will do most anything not just to please, but to meet whateevr your particualr needs are. There's a very nice complimentary continental breakfast and a good sauna, whirlpool rec room atop (no swimming pool).