Ramada Inn and Suites - Downtown Vancouver
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Had a fancy (not!) birthday dinner on the ferry ride from Vancouver Island to Vancouver. Our hotel for the next 5 nights was a budget Ramada right in the middle of the nightclub district downtown. If you overlook a little doof-doof into the wee hours, it was a convenient walking distance to everything. As we expected, the weather wasn't the best, …
So I caught a quick flight out to Vancouver right after work on Friday (missed dance class but I figured I was missing a 1-hour class for a weekend full of workshops and social dancing... it was okay). I took the Skytrain right into downtown when I got there. This is actually the most convenient thing in the world and I highly recommend it for …
En passant, deux mots sur les hôtels RAMADA : c'est de la m.... ! Bon passons à autre chose : 1 - les blancs à la conquête de nouveaux territoires ! 2 - on est pas les premiers... 3 - on fait quoi ce soir ? 4 - allons manger un morceau, et discutons du programme de la soirée... 5 - ... elles sont vraiment charmantes ces canadiennes !!
So after being more impressed by Dallas than we thought we would be we found ourselves sitting nursing bad hangovers in Dallas Fort Worth International Airport awaiting our flight to Vancouver, B.C. It seems I have personally gone from not being able to sleep in airports and on planes to not being able to stay awake, especially when the airport or …
... and the nurse comes to ask you a few questions and take your temperature... despite having a sore throat, sniffles etc my temperature was fine.
Then we had to wait for a little bit because we were a little early.. you can board the ship from 11am, however I didn't realise that you couldn't get into your state room until about 1-1.30pm,, so you have to lug your carry on with everywhere. Luckily I didn't have that much. So I got on, the buffet ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ramada Inn and Suites - Downtown Vancouver
Beware! crackhoodies everywhere
i am not a small guy, but i was seriously worried about my safety here.crackheads dressed in dirty hoodies mulling about in front of hotel, selling drugs. staff seemed uninspired. not helpful with the simplest of queries. i had a tiny room with barely enough room to take off my shoes without bumping into beaten up tv cabinet.
the location is at the edge on downtown away from most conveniences.
nothing really in the immediate vicinity- except the abovementions crack dealers.
my trip to vancouver was wonderful, we had beautiful sunny weather but this hotel should not be on your list of places to stay
This is quite simply the worst hotel I have stayed in for some time,the room was tiny,with very few luxuries.I would estimate the size of the room to be about 4m square, with one corner being dominated by a large and ugly tv unit.
Keep away by all means: this hotel spoiled my vacation!
the room was auwful: dirty carpets, uncomfortable beds, negligence everywhere' and we did not enjoy being in vancouver beacause we had in mind all day long the knowledge : we have to sleep one more night there(4 nights,,,)
the good thing abaut this hotel was the check out.....
Great Staff and Exceptional Service
The front desk personnel were VERY courteous. I received exceptional services from everyone in the hotel and the restaurant. Very happy with the location and I will be sure to stay again.
Leave it to me to read reviews after the fact but I booked this hotel because of a special on their own website which was lower than other prices I found.
Not the best.
I would have to say that i agree with what has been put in writting before me, this Hotel is dark and had a smell of dankness about it (I should have ran when I walked into the reception and Wang Chung - Everybody have fun tonight was playing!). The noise on a Saturday night from the Clubs around is quite noticable, although I will say the staff were pleasant enough.
Bad hotel in bad neighborhood!
I agree with the earlier negative reviews about the hotel and would like to add that it is in a terrible neighborhood. The majority of businesses in the two blocks around the hotel are adult bookshops and sex toy stores. Signs posted above each stall in the hotels (outdoor!) parking lot read "Warning: Car theives at work here!"
I did not feel safe walking around this neighborhood alone after dark (which came at 4:30.) This left me stuck, for the better part of the night, inside a room that was so small that the door hit the bed when it was opened.
Not a hotel for the faint of heart!
Tiny, tiny, tiny rooms-horrible p.r. and service
I have never stayed at a more horrible hotel in my life. The rooms are tiny. I mean real tiny, no room to get around. Most of the staff is rude and argumentative. Complaining gets you nowhere. They don't follow up on complaints here. Better to stay at a hostel than this horrible, shabby "hotel".
where do i start?? we were booked here by our travel agent, this place was the worst i have ever stayed
noisy, rude staff, small dirty rooms. nothing about this hotel was even remotely welcoming or helpful.
vancouver was absolutely wonderful but this hotel was the complete opposite
worst part? there were needles ( several,not just one) in front of hotel, in parking lot, in alley behind hotel where we had to walk to get to our car)
Clean and quiet
This hotel is very clean. The staff is friendly and helpful. It is just steps to bar/restaurant hopping and about 3 blocks from the Commodore Ballroom. It is also quiet - and for a hotel on Granville that is a rare find. The standard rooms are on the small side, but it is an older hotel. Try to get rooms on the 3rd or 5th floor if you want easy access to the ice machines.