Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 105
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Concertitis Handicap
When I checked in I asked if they had a transfer bench. The desk clerk was kind enough to ask and find me so I did not have to carry mine from the car to the room but no bath transfer bench was available. My question is do you have them? If not, go buy some.
July 1, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Hastings123 Over priced for Value
The front staff where great, happy to help, check you in promptly, offer you water. They were great!! Other wise I felt it was overpriced and a would give a three star only. If you have to stay at a Holiday Inn because you have points than great for you. Now that I have been there and had a chance to look around, there are nicer places to stay for the same value.
June 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gurudev Pleasant stay
Overall it was a pleasant stay. Staff are quite helpful. Since the location is away from down town, the shuttle service should be made available easily for the guests to reach down town. we could not get a shuttle from 8 am to 5 pm the following day where as we have to go to down town to take a tour bus, as tour bus do not pick up at this location.
grand room where breakfast is served is not presentable.
Parking arrangement, which is complimentary is a good value service
June 28, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Weimereiner Room for improvement
I tend to be a HIE enthusiast, but this one just so- so. It had a half-baked feel to it. The rooms were on the drabby side. The wi fi -on again/off again. The Pixar lamp style shower head was terminally droopy and it didn't seem to bother anyone on the maintenance staff. Reception personnel were courteos but not really friendly. No goodie bag for IHG members and no afternoon cookies as we've had in other HIE properties of equal pricing. The secure indoor parking and entrance to floors on elevators was much appreciated, however. The breakfast was good, particularly in terms of variety.
June 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bartek Great room and helpful service
I completely don't understand the bad things people write about the hotel. I don't travel much (2 timeas a year on average) but I really liked the hotel. The front door clerks are kind and helpful, witty and smart. The room I stayed in was spacious, quiet, equipped with a big and comfortable bed, nice bathroom and coffee maker. There're lots of stores in viccinity,, lots of restaurants as well, bus stop nearby so you can get to downtown in less than 15-20 mins. I'd definetely reccommend this hotel. The only con I can think of is the wifi speed which could be a little bit faster but I encountered slower ones in many hotels so this one was not too bad actually. The breakfast was ok, the bacon and scrambled egg was really nice. The rate per night is in my opinion a little too high but I'm from Europe so not used to Canadian prices.
June 24, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gooner Girl Excellent service - May 2014
We arrived from England tired and weary but determined to stay awake to adjust our body clocks. We chose this hotel as it was convenient to get to cruise terminal and the shuttle was free! Staff were really friendly when we arrived and we were soon in our room and able to relax. Our room was at the rear of the property and whilst the view of the properties at the rear wasn't pretty, the view in the distance of the mountains made up for it.
The room was perfectly clean, but a bit 'tired', bed was comfy and bathroom adequate...what more do you need?
We walked up to Starbucks for a coffee for the caffeine fix and then had a great evening with a meal in the pub next door to the hotel. Again the atmosphere was friendly, with everyone wanting to talk to us when they realised we came from England - and we got discount of our meal price as we were staying next door.
Didn't have breakfast as we didn't feel the need. Overall a good stay and would stay here again next time we cruise from Vancouver.
June 22, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by kaminana Great location but needs improvement
The hotel is close to downtown without being noisy and hard to get to. Good breakfast and free parking. The room was a disappointment with a hard mattress and very uncomfortable pillows. Usually HIE has good beds and great pillows. Ice machine outside our door buzzed all night. Fridge was noisy as well. Other than that, the rooms were quite quiet - not much street noise as we were on the laneway in the back.
June 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tom da Cat Cruising
Great place to stay if you are going on a cruise. You are able to leave your car in secured parking and get a free ride to the docks.
June 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Travel Travel Travel Excellent staff
Our overall experience was very positive.
The staff was excellent/outstanding. They were extremely helpful. The hotel value was also excellent..
The reason I/we gave this hotel four stars rather than five:
Rooms are a bit dated.
The guests in the room next to ours were extremely noisy and inconsiderate. They were very loud and playing music from about 12:00 midnight until about 4:00 am
The location was a bit out of the way, but the hotel has a complimentary shuttle available to downtown. FYI: The shuttle must be reserved early, because it has a limited number of seats.
The reason I/we gave this hotel four stars rather than three is because of the staff and the affordability.
June 13, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by pwizzy As expected
Love Holiday Inn Express because you get standard free internet and free breakfast. Good location and free shuttle to cruise terminal (princess). Exactly what I asked for, and received. That's why I book HIE over and over.
June 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lardon clean rooms and great staff
very accommodating staff right from the front desk to the cleaning personnel.
June 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by On the road again My new home base whilst in Vancouver
I thought I would try this location because of it's location which made it easy for me to visit customers that are spread out around Vancouver.
I was worried about the traffic noise because it is located right on Hastings--but I didn't even notice. The hotel was very clean and the rooms were nice--with excellent internet service and fitness room. Many restaurants to walk to.........
As an added bonus, there were a lot of people staying there that were going on a cruise--so everyone was friendly and happy.
June 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pattilou55 holiday inn
we stayed there because my husband is undergoing radiation therapy at the cancer agency and it was reasonably price and easy to get to the BC cancer agency only 15 minutes away
June 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CRead Hard to find at first, but worth it!
The reception staff was very welcoming and helpful. She explained where everything was, which was good for an out-of-towner. Great location for various restaurants and grocery stores. Within walking distance to the coast and mountain views and different parks good for walking or playing with dogs/kids or picnicking.
June 7, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by TacomaVisitor253 no pool
We chose the location because we were attending a meeting at this location, that was convenient. They don't have a pool. It was nice to have complimentary breakfast, wifi, and free parking.
Our bathroom shower wasn't cleaned, it had hair in it. The carpet is in poor condition. The heating/cooling was hard to figure out but it worked.
June 4, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Ronpat528 Front Desk
With the problems that we had at the property we will not be staying here again. We have stayed here in the pass when we cruise out on Vancouver.
I am also a travel agent and we not book this property for any of my clients.
June 4, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SatFromSeattle Comfortable bed but bad experience
I had high expectation from the brand. Upon arrival we saw there were no standard toiletries (hand soap, shampoo, shower cap, etc.). That is something that someone would expect from any hotel. Getting it fixed was not trivial, even though eventually fixed after expressing how disappointed I was. Then I realized that the bathroom exhaust fan not working and every time we took shower it just fogged up the bathroom. The room we were in had too much road noise (I would expect a better noise proofing). I did a mistake of not checking if the hotel had a pool and disappointed to find none. I was expecting Pool from this brand.
Now on to the good things: Bed and pillows were super comfortable. Wireless internet worked great. Breakfast was great and up to the expectation.
June 3, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by TiredFamily Good room, helpful staff, great breakfast but little sleep
We were very pleased with the check in and front desk staff, all so helpful, staff went out of their way to provide directions and information. The room was a good size for a family of four and the breakfast buffet had lots of choices both hot and cold. The negative experience was that we chose the wrong night to stay there due to a rave party at the PNE. The party continued afterwards in the hotel from 1:30am onwards and culminated in a fire alarm and a flood. Staff tried to help but it appeared there were not enough security or administrative staff to deal with this kind of night.
April 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tradonguy Great Stay
Thanks for the wonderful stay. I really appreciated the breakfast included in the price. Also I had an excellent sleep.
March 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tea Lady 2nd stay Holiday Inn
This was out second stay in this Hotel. Overall a very good stay...if you're sensitive to noise then make sure to ask for a room facing the back. Overall very friendly staff and service was great. We will stay there again.
March 6, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ABCLivingAbroad Decent hotel
There was nothing remarkable about this hotel. It was in a location that was conducive to my activities and that was the only reason why I stayed there.
February 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tazzie & Company Very helpful staff and comfortable bed
On arrival we were cheerfully greeted by Jenina at the front desk. We have all traveled extensively the world over for years and have found helpful hotel staff at many locations but we all agreed that Jennina was outstanding and quickly rose to the top of our list. There was nothing too small or too big for Jennina, she willingly assisted us with our every need, and as we had no car and required assistance using public transport, believe me, there were many questions. We were wondering if this was a one time and one person occurrence but over the next three days we realized that all the staff at this location went far above the standard average; cheerfully answering questions, finding information and items we requested. We did not get to meet the manager during our stay but believe that behind exceptional staff there must be an exceptional manager.
February 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MaryK65 Quiet Space with Great Beds
We stay here when visiting family in Vancouver and have found it impeccably clean and quiet. The breakfast area is always well maintained and the variety of foods very good. The front desk staff are always pleasant and helpful. Secure, free parking is definitely a bonus. Our only wish is that the rooms be equipped with fridges and microwaves.
February 1, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Puss n boots Comfy bed, good value
We stay at this hotel frequently as the location is very convenient for us. My only disappointment this time was not being recognized as a club member even though they had me registered as such. We observed that Other guests received complimentary water and snack and discounts at local restaurants. .
January 16, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by aZak Parking Included
Updated Holiday Inn Express with underground parking included.
Smallish narrow room with kitchenette.
Was disappointed that as an Gold IHG member there was no acknowledgement at checkin, nor bottled water or other perks like I usually receive at other Holiday Inns I stayed at that week.
Overall good inexpensive room for downtown Vancouver.
January 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tetleyteagirl Great Service
I would definately recommend this hotel. I found the staff to be more than helpful and friendly. Wonderful experience indeed.
January 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Maritzgb Christmas decorations
We were here on Christmas day. We felt so much at home with the hotel's christmas decorations. Our family had a nice time taking our family pictures in the hotel lobby. We came back to stay on new year's day. Thank you.
January 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Maritzgb helpful staff
We had a really good time staying at this hotel. The staff were all very friendly and helpful, from the reception to housekeeping services as well as those in charge of the breakfast. We love the convenience of the location, the free parking, complimentary breakfast and the comfortable beds. Thank you.
January 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TravelingBack Excellent as always
The location (so important) in proximity to both vehicle and public transportation; free shuttle between hotel and cruise ship terminals and security of the property is only one of the many positives for my scoring this (again) all excellent.
December 22, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Gma13 Great location
We chose this hotel based on location and it met our needs.
We enjoyed our stay but were concerned that the underground parking isn't secure from the lobby access. We came in from a walk and went through the lobby straight down to our vehicle. The only room key swipe required is when you access through the car park.
We signed out of our room prior to 6 am and the night staff was obviously tired, the young man did not thank us for staying, invite us to return or wish us safe travels.
We feel this was a one time occurrence and plan to return.
December 11, 2013