Ramada Limited Downtown
Travel Blogs from Vancouver
wir sind gesund und ziemlich fertig nach einer etwas mehr als 14 stündigen Anreise in unserem Hotel in Vancouver angekommen. Der erste Gedanke beim Einchecken ist: Schlaaaaafen!!! Aber nein. Es ist erst kurz nach 16 Uhr an der Pazifikküste und wenn wir jetzt schlafen gehen, kriegen wir garkeinen anständigen Rhythmus mehr zustande …
Day 33 Saturday 13th December Hello again from Canada! I was passing an internet cafe and thought I'd pop on to check out the X Factor results (yes I'm sad) and do a quick update since I won't get online tomorrow. Last night I was so tired from travelling and my afternoon in the city so I had a quiet evening, having a quick bite to eat near the …
Day 32 Friday December 12th Well I made it across the border to Canada! Yesterday I made the most of my last afternoon in Seattle by going to the Seattle Center, a complex which includes the famous Space Needle. After arriving there via Monorail (so cool!) I went to the Experience Music Project; a center dedicated to Seattle's music scene from …
I ended up fleeing the Cambie as I didn't want to catch anything incurable or become a haven for bedbugs, so thanks to Kevin getting me the number for the Ramada Inn in Vancouver I am now staying there. It's pretty nice, I mean it has a HOT SHOWER and a clean bed plus free internet so I'm happy. Right next door to the hotel is a bar called Yaggers …
... so had a little bite to eat and then went exploring. They have a number of lounges on the Celebrity - Hemisphere, Crystal Room, Martini Lounge, Rendezvous just to name a few. They also have a two floor Grand Restaurant, Buffet, Theatre, Library and a couple of card rooms. I had made my way around most of the rooms and was in the library trying to find a good book (there wasn't one!) and they made the call about 1pm that the staterooms were available. I was ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Ramada Limited Downtown Vancouver
We stayed here late last summer for a wedding because we got a very cheap rate and it was very close to the ceremony site. There were pluses and minuses but overall I'd stay there at the same price.
Good location close to Gastown, Chinatown, GM Place and all the downtown attractions within walking distance. Popular with young travelers from all over the world.
I stayed at this hotel over New Years, and had a great time. My girllfriend and I wanted a hotel close to downtown and wanted to be able to walk to shopping and restaurants and didn't want to pay through the nose.
This is the most disgusting hotel I've ever been in! There was BLOOD STAIN on the comforter, which means what ... who knows! It was really, really loud at night, that's because there was no sound proof in the room, and because the hotel tolerates the obnoxious inconsiderate guests. The room was really small, and there was no tooth brush and tooth paste in the bathroom. Breakfast was bad! The neighborhood was really bad. After leaving the car in front of the hotel for only a few minutes so I could go inside and check in, I got out and found out that somebody broke the window to steal stuff in the car. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS HOTEL and DON'T RUIN YOUR TRIP BY STAYING HERE!
As Airline crew, we travel extensively. We give this Hotel a 5-star rating in every category. The location cannot be beaten. We stayed one week prior to an Alaskan cruise. Shopping is a few minutes walking distance, as is the Gastown district - which has a fantastic atmosphere and great restaurants. Everything was so accessible, including Canada Place pier (shipping terminal) which took us only ten minutes to walk to. The Hotel, itself, is lovely. Great rooms with a 'european boutique-style influence' to them. The cleaners were very efficient and took great pride in their work. We were very pleased with the cleanliness of the Ramada - from the rooms to the Hotel lobby. Breakfast was fantastic. There was far more on offer than the usual 'American-style breakfasts' they serve in the U.S. Different types of danishes and muffins, as well as toast, fruit and a variety of cereals were on offer - and FRESHLY BREWED COFFEE (yes! PROPER coffee, not powdered rubbish). The staff were so friendly and genuinely interested in our stay, especially Mike Reid (Management) who made our stay very enjoyable and could not do enough for us. We have very happy memories of our stay at the Ramada and definitely plan to return in the future.
OK but sort out your cleaners
- walkable to downtown and gastown districts
- free breakfast
- expensive valet parking no self parking offered
- long queue to check in
- worst aspect room was very small and had just one small frosted window, resembled a cell
- woken everyday by noisy cleaners at 7:30am, at 10:30am despite us having a do not distrub sign up the cleaners rang up to ask if they could do the room? WTF? this happened both days. I mentioned it to the hotel staff on reception but they couldn't care less
- lot of panhandlers in the area, for old or single women the location is probably not recommended
Hotel has European resemblences.
Recently a group of us stayed in 12 seperate rooms, but met in lobby wondering where to tour and eat for the 2 days before an Alaskan cruise. I want to say that desk personnel were AWSOME at what buses to take to N Vancouver or Granville Island, or the restaurant we chose for that evening. Thanks Amanda and Anga! The hotel reminded me of LeMeridien on Ramblas street in Barcelona. The staircase, the elevator, and lobby floor depicted the characteristics of this high end European hotel. Loved the hotel, personnel, and even was able to walk to the ship with luggage, since getting 24 people in seperate cabs was time consuming.
To amplify other reviews, this hotel is a few blocks from the cleaner, tourist-y downtown area, and there is some interesting street traffic (and retail establishments!) that some may find a bit much. But the entire area is a little on the funky side, so I think you will find some variation of this problem in all but a few hotels, and on virtually any stroll you take.
A very pleasant surprise
My wife and I visited Vancouver last fall, taking a cruise from Vancouver to Alaska. We stayed at this lovely hotel before we boarded our ship, and were pleasantly surprised!The rooms are quaint and well maintained. The staff was extremely helpful with directions and choices of restaurants.I would recommend it, as an affordable and comfortable hotel to visit, while in Vancouver. We are planning to return to spend some time touring the Vancouver area, and will stay again at this gem, no question.