Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 344
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by thetraveler101 NO INTERNET
I have stayed at this hotel for all my business trips to Vancouver, (3-4 nights, 3-4 times a year for the past 10 years. I must now say I am not staying there any further. During my last trip in March 2013, I could not use the internet because it was sooooo slow or did not connect at all. I connect fine to the wireless but the hotels internet is the worst. I complained but had no internet during my stay. I just returned from my latest trip in June 2013 and the same problem. I complained and the staff had no explanation, they were well aware of it from others complaining. So again I spent my business trip with no internet. As the rest of the traveling business people know, the hotel MUST have internet so we can take care of business on the road. It is obvious this hotel is not fixing this problem and perhaps is not concerned with business travelers so I have stayed there for the last time. I also miss the nice couple who ran the gift shop they removed.
July 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by premed2013 Great location for visiting sights in Vancouver
We enjoyed our visit to Vancouver while staying at this Holiday Inn. The hotel was walking distance to most of the sites. It was also across the street from a Hop on Hop Off Trolley stop which made it very easy to see the city sights.
They had a good breakfast buffet. I would have liked it to include fruit and be a bit less expensive. The rooms were nice and the staff was friendly and helpful.
We would stay here again while visiting Vancouver.
June 28, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by GeordieBloke Holiday Inn Vancouver
Comfortable hotel a short walk to financial district at a reasonable price. Rooms are comfortable and the pool is pretty nice. Breakfast is great value. Elevators are slow and the high speed internet is poor - not enough bandwidth for the average business guest.
June 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Merley Great place to stay in downtown Vancouver
At the downtown Vancouver Holiday Inn every staff member we encountered during our stay was extremely helpful and nice. The front desk staff instantly moved my reservation to a differently-appointed "family" room when we requested an additional bed, and gave us a key for each adult in the room without being asked. The housekeeping staff were friendly and quickly supplied the few additional items we needed, and various staff cheerfully gave us directions and tips on where to park, which elevator to use, etc.
The location is excellent for walking and sightseeing in downtown Vancouver. The rooms were very clean, the beds were comfortable, and there was a large outdoor patio/balcony off the second floor conference area for the smoker in our family. And the price for a 6-person family room was very reasonable for Vancouver.
For a fresh, reasonably-priced, centrally-located hotel in downtown Vancouver--one with very helpful and friendly staff--I can highly recommend this Holiday Inn.
June 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by VirginiaGary Good Location in Downtown Vancouver
We enjoyed our stay at the Holiday Inn Downtown. It was reasonably priced and conveniently located close to most major attractions in downtown Vancouver. I'll be using the hotel for any future visits to that city.
June 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ptthom Pleasant stay at Holiday Inn Downtown Vancouver
A group of 8 of us stayed at this hotel in May 2013 for 3 days. The hotel was conveniently located to the downtown area and with many choices for food outlets within walking distance. The staff were efficient and courteous and took immediate action when we requested for something. An additional plus point is the availability of coin-operated laundry machines. The customer service representative gave each of our 3 rooms a complimentary basket of fruits because of an error in the reservation process. We had a pleasant stay and would definitely consider staying here again.
June 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dt1304 Great comfort, great staff
We spent a couple of nights here in a family room pre cruise and from the moment we arrived and checked in, we were all blown away by the fantastic staff at check in and the cleanliness of the hotel and room.
The quality of the breakfast was superb and excellent value and the staff at breakfast were even better than the staff at check in. (Tough to beat the check in staff)
The hotel was in a pretty good location for our requirements and we walked everywhere. Walking around at night was a little "seedy" as I had young kids with me but this did not detract from our overall stay and impressions of the hotel and its location.
Would I stay here again? In a heartbeat!!!
June 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hummingbird84 comfy and clean
I have stayed at this particular Holiday Inn and Suites in Vancouver BC on Howe Street and each time I stay, I have a wonderful stay. The staff are so welcoming and ready to help you and efficient. Especially the chambermaids, they are friendly and eager to help you. The rooms are clean and comfy and modern. The overall atmosphere is awesome, thanks to you all!!!!!
June 10, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by weiner2 Was too busy and the beds were not comfortable
The area were suppper and breakfast was too small. Also the beds need to be changed out as they are not comfortable
June 9, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by chuckie41 Noisy
Yes! centre of town can be noisy!
The soundproofing in this hotel ought to be improved: not only street noises and loud pedestrians but sounds from the neighboring room were quite audible in our rooms (619-621). Movie service was not operating and wake-up call was 15 minutes late due to some technical difficulty.
Is it possible to have a listing of local radio stations as well as the listing for TV stations?
June 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Teresa1234 Great Value
We stayed here for two nights after our cruise ended in Vancouver. It was close enough for my husband and I to walk from the cruise terminal, although I wouldn't recommend this with luggage; my parents took a cab from the terminal to the hotel and it was under $10.00. There are two hop-on, hop-off bus tours that stop directly in front of the hotel, so it was very convenient from a tourist standpoint. It was a great value compared to other hotels in the area that we checked out, and the recent renovation was evident and beautiful. It felt more like a boutique hotel than a chain. We were very happy with our accommodations and overall experience, and we would choose this hotel again if we ever wind up back in Vancouver.
June 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by chinaman clean & tidy hotel
great staff & service in restaurant.,
helpful staff at reception, she got us a limo to airport instead of two taxis at same cost, for six passageners.
information/tour desk, got us a telephone number in Victoria
from an address.
comfortable bed, would recommend to friends, or stay again.
June 4, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by MattFromKC Could have been better
I expected more from this larger hotel in the middle of Vancouver's bustling downtown area. My first shock was the $20/day parking fee that was assessed. The second negative experience I had was waiting for my room to be ready even though I had called and asked for, and was granted, a noon check in. I was initially told my room wouldn't be ready until 4pm, however, it was ready at 1:30. Things were looking a little better. When I got to my room, it was musty and smelled like I was the first person to use it in over a month. The A/C worked sporadically, but the balcony was nice, albeit small. My biggest complaint was the internet service. The wifi in this hotel was absolutely horrible. Out of the four days I was there, i had wifi connectivity for maybe 6 hours. I even called the front desk to inquire about this and was told by a nice young lady, "it might be because you have an American phone." Needless to say, nothing was done about the service during my stay. The staff was okay, but didn't do anything great or go out of there way to make me feel welcome, and apparently people from or traveling to Vancouver are all short because the showers were built for people under 5' in height.
By the way, why are there even radios in your rooms? I have stayed at quite a few Holiday Inn properties, and have never gotten decent radio reception.
All in all, I will not stay at this hotel again if possible.
June 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ledgers Comfortable room
We stayed in an Executive room for 2 nights. The room was comfortable and had all the features required. The location is OK on the edge of downtown. Te hop off and on trolley bus stops at he hotel.
June 1, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Trex721 Poor hosekeeping
I stayed five nights. The coffee maker was not cleaned two days. The glasses were not set properly several days. I will never choose the hotel.
May 31, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kreuzfahrtfan Early Check In
Early Check- in was possible at 09,00 AM ( Cruise ship arrival )
May 31, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by travellog good location slow elevators
central locations for sites and walking
elevators too slow during rush hour
complain about anything and you will get free parking/breakfast
May 26, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Scorpionqueen Room
My opinion,I was very disappointed with the value we paid..for our room....thought I would have a great experience being their for the amount we spend...was hoping to spend my morning their,but want impressed with what we had....we had a king bed and well I had stayed in other places for less and got better rooms...our room was small and if it rent for my husband I would have just left....small room for the price we paid...sorry to say I was not impressed at all.
May 25, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by frequenttraveller33 Poor facilities and unprofessional staff
Unfortunately the staff are very unprofessional at this location. There must have been some sort of an event going on during my stay because the front desk seemed was very abrupt and rude when answering questions.
Rooms have been renovated recently and are decent. The new restaurant is nice.
Fitness facilities are outdated, rusted and unsafe.
The only redeeming factor is the location.
May 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by poconored Great place to stay while in Vancouver BC
Great hotel and excellent location in Vancouver. The staff was very friendly and extremely informative. Very clean and bright hotel.
May 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JayMJAy3 Good Stay
We stay at the end of our cruise stay was very good
May 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by iceiceice Comfort and Non Comfort
The rooms where nice and quiet.
The area at the back of the hotel is grungy at best, and not feeling safe to walk around. The only other complaint is the temperature of the pool was really cold even after we asked to increase the pool temp it wasn't done.
May 21, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by outofprovince across the country
Unfortunately our stay was not a pleasant one.
My Mother and I travelled from Ontario. I did not like the fact that the price increased drastically throughout the week.
The staff were not very helpful, which was again a huge disappointment. When we asked the front desk if they could recommend anywhere to eat as we wanted to try something other than the food at the hotel, they had no suggestions. Sad...for such a beautiful city, that the staff had no interest in helping us when we told them we were visiting out of Province. We were given a map and it was suggested that maybe we try walking down a few blocks and see if we see anything we liked.
I have travelled around the world and had the opportunity to stay in many places, but by far if the staff had of been more pleasant I could have at least said it was ok.
May 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MusicMatters Always a Great Stay in Vancouver!!
The hotel has recently undergone renovations - new furniture, beds, tv, carpeting, etc. Rooms are so nice, as are all the staff. Food in the restaurant is excellent, as well. Highly recommended!!
May 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by edawno Downtown BC
Me and my wife stayed here for the BC Marathon in May. The hotel was located in a nice spot of down town. You are able to walk any place you like. Granville street is a block away and has a lot to do and see. The location to me was nice. Not a lot right next to the hotel but you are able to walk to anything you like.
The room itself was nice. bathroom was a bit small but its not that bad. however there was no plug in for the hair dryer in the bathroom. Not big for me but my wife would have liked that.
Check in was easy. We were a little early but they let us check in, so that was nice. However I think we got to our room before the maid could get us towels so later in the evening I went and asked for some.
Over all the whole staff was nice and helpful in the hotel. We spent time in the bar and they were great. The travel desk guy was awesome. he helped us figure out the train stops. Over all a nice stay and I would stay again and recommend it to others.
May 16, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Akimiski WIFI didn't worked properly!
Everything was OK (location, staff, new room, ...)
I was on a Business Trip and the WIFI connection for Internet was very, very slow and didn't worked properly; everyday I had to call IT support several times and still was unable to connect to my office network. For this reason I will not go back to this hotel.
May 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by brecashayty Great Hotel
The hotel is great, location is great and the staff was helpful and knowledgable when I needed information.
April 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bootattoo Will be back!
Went on a last minute trip to Vancouver, called a few hotels, all were full....so glad the Holiday Inn had room for us. Absolutly amazing staff.......
Bathtub needed a better plug :)
BEST lotion I have ever used from a hotel.......
April 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SuperStar Good Experience
With excellent location and friendly staffs, I have a good vacation in Vancouver.
April 18, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sharon88 Friendly and accommodating staff
My family of four stayed in a room with 2 queen beds. It was quite comfortable. We stayed 3 nights, went to Seattle for 3 days, stayed another night, went to Whistler for 4 days and stayed a final night. The staff stored our luggage during the 2 times we were away at no cost. The staff was very prompt in calling a taxi for us when we needed one. Upon check-in, being a Priority Club member, we were given free bottles of water. The staff was friendly and gave suggestions and directions on how to get around.
April 17, 2013