St. Regis Hotel
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We are now in Vancouver. Arrived by a 70 seat jet from San Francisco to meet Stacey's sister, Nicole, at the airport. A quick train trip into the city and booked into a very nice hotel named the St Regis.
After a freshen up we wondered the Gasworks area stopping at a local bar, the Black Frog, for a quick refreshment. Hmmmmm local beer # …
Arrived in Canada at 7:30am 13th June, left Sydney at 10:30am 13th June. Amazing! Guess what, it's as cold here as it is in Canberra. Guess I'll have to help the Canadian economy now! Just thought we'd catch the hop on hop off bus and it has started to rain so have abandoned that idea for now. We're both pretty tired as neither of us slept on the …
.. is not all that dificult .. it just takes a loooong loooong time!
The layover in Chicago was the most exciting moment.. standing in line for the passport check for 2 looooooooong hours. Then rushing to get the luggage, re-check the luggage so it goes all the way to Vancouver, check-in at the United stand again.. and finally boarding the …
... And there was a juggler - Mike Price who apparently won America's Got Talent... he was awesome! Very funny and very talented!!! They also had a few live bands around the lounges that you could go, sit & listen to. As a cruise goes the entertainment was ok.
The food - we had chosen Select Dining - where you pick the times you want to dine in the Grand Dining room. We did this most nights, except the formal nights because none of us brought ...
... gate. I've got 2 hours to boarding and most shops in the area are closed, except the duty free. Definitely a note to eat before going through security! The crowd waiting by my gate is small but very slowly growing, there still aren't too many of us. I think we're joining a Cathay Pacific flight originating in Asia. I've had two people ask if I was Filipino while a Chinese lady sat down randomly next to me and started asking me questions in Mandarin, which I ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
Clean quaint rooms and as quiet as a mouse. Great shower after a long journey and very friendly staff.
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Excellent location and good value. Not to be confused with the St Regis chain of hotels. It is well situated for walking all around Vancouver. Toll-free reservation line, but you might find it cheaper to book on their website. It is a small, but clean. A nice continental breakfast was included in the rate. Book early .....
The hotel is situated in a great place - smack in the city centre. A porter, of sorts, is available on request to help take your baggage to your room. The rooms are fairly spacious and clean. We were there for one night only which was really long enough. The breakfast consisted of a tea or coffee from flasks and a muffin/croissants in a room not much bigger than 20' x 30'. It had a breakfast bar and a television which was a little tight when there were about fifty guests all trying to get the same thing. We didn't bother staying for breakfast as there are plenty of other places around.
We stayed here in early June and had a lovely big room with a bathroom large enough for a party! The only downside was the noise from the road, if you are a light sleeper. However, the complimentary breakfast was great, as was the friendliness of the staff and the overall service. We would definitely stay there again.
Great little hotel
I've been staying at this hotel everytime I visit Vancouver. What more can you ask for? Staff are helpful, breakfast is quite bountiful, and the location is great. Almost got mugged though in front of the hotel but hey, it can happen anywhere.
Good hotel 2 stay at
We stayed at the st regis june 04 for 3 nights & found it a great hotel to stay in vancouver,the room was a good size it was clean, towels & bedding were changed everyday, its in the heart of downtown yet only a 20 min walk to stanley park & english beach,the staff were very friendly & helpfull,it has 2 good bars right next to it jesters(good for sport) & the railway club across the road plus 5 mins walk to gastown & all the clubs & bars on granville st. Overall a good hotel to stay at.
St Regis, not the best looking hotel in the world??? Don't worry, it has TOP service, nice big rooms and is right down town. Can't fault it
Good hotel - bring earplugs
The St. Regis is a nice place to visit - rooms are sizeable, clean and it is right downtown. The only downside is that it is on a main street and if you are staying on a lower floor, it can be noisy. I suggest you bring earplugs...the value is excellent!
Beware the building work
The St Regis Hotel is lovely, perfectly positioned, great value, well staffed, clean and comfortable BUT beware! The building next door is being completely rebuilt and the noise from the work site is very bad early in the morning. I was woken before 7am twice when I would rather hae slept in a little longer than that! Those rooms are at the back of the hotel. I am told those at the front are quieter, but being on a busy road I expect still some are noisy. Breakfast (provided) is also good and I would have given the St Regis glowing figures but for the noise. Vancouver itself is a wonderful place to visit and the St Regis would be an ideal base for a first time tourist (with earplugs).
The main attraction to the St. Regis is its location. The hotel is within walking distance to Gastown, Chinatown and Robson Street. A few blocks away, you can catch the trolley that tours the city for $25 Canadian. There is a Starbucks next door, a 7-11 convenience store and Tim Hortons (24 hour donut/sandwich shop) across the street. My sister, who is a runner, left the hotel and ran to Stanley Park and back. My mother, sister and I stayed two nights here after disembarking from the Coral Princess cruise from Seward, Alaska to Vancouver in mid-August. We took a quick taxi ride from the pier to the hotel. Although we arrived early in the morning, the harried clerk, who was covered up with people checking out and people trying to find somewhere to store their luggage until they could check-in, allowed us the check-in by 10:30 a.m. The hotel has a continental breakfast from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. consisting of a variety of large muffins and coffee and tea. I didnt partake, but it did look very good. The clerks were very helpful and graciously called us cabs and offered several good suggestions on where to go and eat. Things to be aware of: The mini-executive suite we booked was just a standard room with two double beds, a little desk and a coffee pot-no refrigerator or microwave. The décor was ordinary. My mothers room, although it had a sitting area, (she was given an upgraded room they called a suite) did not have a refrigerator or microwave either. The air conditioner in each room was a small window unit. I am not hot-natured so I wasnt too uncomfortable, but I can see it being a problem for others. If we could have opened the windows, it would have been more comfortable. There are two missions nearby so there are street people around. You may be approached for a handout and be aware of watching your belongings. Overall, I would recommend this hotel for someone who is concerned about location, budget, and cleanliness. We were pleased with the hotel for the price we paid. It could be upsetting to someone who isnt used to street people.
Best kept secret of all Vancouver Hotels.....
Best kept secret of all Vancouver Hotels.....Rooms go quick here for obvious reasons so book EARLY!!!!