Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites

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Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites

, Vancouver
3 star

Rooms: 267

1763 Comox Street - Vancouver - British Columbia - V6G1P6 - Canada 604 688-7711
303 Traveller

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9/10
Cozy, convenient and low cost
Submitted by: Caroline Simkin in 17/05/05
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
This was our family's first vacation in Vancouver and we loved it! Our suite was roomy and comfortable with a full kitchen and city view. The hotel connects to a small shopping mall on the ground floor with a supermarket, drug store and movie theatre (handy for stocking that kitchen). The mall also includes a full service health club, which hotel guests can use free. The staff was attentive and friendly. The hotel offered fun extras like free milk and cookies brought to your room on request before bed, and fluffy terrycloth bathrobes for the grown-ups. The location was fantastic, with at least 20 restaurants within a block of the hotel (including 3 on-site), a few blocks to Stanley Park, and close to major bus lines. Parking in the hotel was reasonable. We got a great deal through Expedia, going in the off-season. We had friends staying at the Four Seasons the same weekend who paid nearly twice as much for three days as we did for five. My only small complaint was that the pool was in a somewhat unpleasant, windowless room. It was clean, and they had tried to brighten it up with colorful paint on the walls, but it still felt very institutional, smelled of chlorine, and was loud when a lot of people were in it. Overall, though, we loved our experience at this wonderful hotel in this exciting, vibrant, international city. We'll definitely go back!

Historical Traveller Reviews of Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites

t leak

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed in Hotel for 4 nights in early fall, unfortunately, when we woke up in the morning, we found water in the kitchen... Quite surprised we called the maintenance and to our shock we were explained that there was a pipe burst two floors up. One of the maintenance technicians told us that because of the age of the building pipes are not in a very stable condition and therefore this kind of thing happens at the end of summer. Did not quite understand of his meaning but did have a room transfer in mid day to a room with air conditioning unit just outside beneath the balcony... Would not recommend for the price I paid... Find something better.... it is only 3.5 star hotel...

Very nice

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed here for one night at the start of our trip and 3 nights at the end. The one bedroom suite is nice but too small for a family of 5 really. The two bedroom suite is fantastic. There are sea and city views and we received free cookies and milk at bedtime each night. Free water and chocolates were brought every day. It is a friendly hotel and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We would definitely stay there again and recommend it to others for a comfortable stay. The guest laundry is a real asset too!

Great views, great location, great hotel

from Ceallaigh
A wonderful hotel in a residential neighborhood overflowing with restaurants and easy access to anywhere.

We figured, because we got a fantastic internet rate by booking with the hotel directly, that our room would be sub-standard. Far from it. The bathroom was tiny, but the room was large and comfortable with a balcony and views of Coal Harbor and the marina from the 27th floor! The bed was comfortable, the staff pleasant and welcoming and it was an easy and pleasant walk downtown--maybe 2 miles or so. Stanley park is a short walk away with hiking and biking trails (and there are bike rental places all over), and English Bay is as easy a walk in the other direction. The bus service is first rate and we used a cab only to get from the train station to the hotel and back.

Better then expected, but needs renovation

from A TripAdvisor Member
I had a lot of concerns about this property after reading the reviews, but it turned out great. Yes, the room was very dated (it was like a late 60s early 70s time warp, and had really small TVs) but it was also enormous, very clean and well maintained, and the bed was super comfortable. Our one bedroom suite was on the 26th floor facing Stanley Park and English Bay, so the view was pretty incredible - too bad the mountains were covered by fog most of the stay!!! The neighborhood was not seedy at all, and apologies to the other reviewers - you will see "vagrants" in any big city, but we never felt threatened. Location wise it was good, but Vancouver's downtown is so compact I really don't think it matters were you stay as long as you avoid the Downtown Eastside neighborhood.

The staff was very friendly and helpful. I understand the hotel is ungoing a total renovation over the next few years, so once its completed the place will be great. Normally I expect a little more luxury for the price we paid (eg marble bathrooms, big towels, etc) but this place was worth it, particularly for a family. I would check the prices at some of the newer suite properties for comparison before booking, but if the rate is lower the Coast Plaza is worth it.

We loved the Coast Plaza

from raintroy
We just returned from a week at the Coast Plaza and were extremely pleased . To address some previous reviews- There is only a small AC unit however on the week we went the air was cool outside and we didn't even need it. The location is great- We could walk everywhere- Robson, Stanley Park, the beach and the restaurants on Denman ranged from the small ethnic- this is a good thing not bad- to large seafood restaurants including the Boathouse, and Fish House at Stanley Park- both highly reviewed in the city guide. There were some transients in all parts of the city we saw none were a bother and no more were in our area than others- The neighborhood was busy and vibrant until quite late at night. Our amenities were good- The towels and sheets were clean never musty- and I liked having large shampoo and bath gels as well as the usual tiny ones. Finally the service including room service was fast and very pleasant. I would definitely recommend this hotel especially for those w/ families who want extra space and lots to do nearby.

Shabby and worn out

from A TripAdvisor Member
Hotel was rated three and a half stars. I would rate it a maximum of 2 and a half. The lobby and rooms looked shabby and smelled kind of musty. In the rooms, the bedding and towels were dingy and not fresh smelling. There was no central air, only a portable that was really loud. The bathroom had these refillable soap dispensers which seemed unsanitary.
Making matters worse, they would not refund my money for one of the 3 days I was to stay there. In spite of the fact that I was within the time period to cancel.
Another consideration is the location. It's not really near anything and the area seemed a bit dicey. Denman Street had alot of little hole in the wall ethnic restaurants, but that's about it.

Nice location, shame about the service

from DW_Man
We have just got back from four nights at the Coast Plaza. If we had not pre-paid on the internet we would have changed hotels. The suite on the 26th floor had good views (except that the sunset was blocked by a high-rise a couple of blocks away) and adequately furnished. Vancouver has a had a hot summer and this suite could not cope, the portable a/c unit in the corner of the living room could not cool the bedroom, bathroom & kitchen. The unit was also too noisy to leave on at night.
I asked at the concierge desk about getting a day BC Transit pass so that I could visit Grouse Mountain and Capilano - I was told that the buses did not run any more and that I should book a tour (from the hotel) instead. This was untrue - the bus runs every 15 minutes from the North Shore Seabus terminal.
I also had problems with slow service and cold food at breakfast - I don't often send food back, but this time I did. However, the hotel is bang in the middle of a belt of food outlets so there are alternatives.

Great location, good hotel, when it is not hot!

from scubamom
A friend of mine and I stayed at the Coast Plaza the second week of August, unfortunately during a heat wave and as has been mentioned, the tiny "box" cooler in the living room simply does NOT do the job - it's a big Suite that needs cooling. Plus, the exhaust hose had pulled loose and it took us a while to figure out why it was blowing warm air and icing up. A maintanence man duct taped it together but still only cooled about half the living room and that was with the curtains pulled to keep the sun out. We had fans in the bedrooms, but they were small and we went through 5 before they finally delivered 2 that worked.

The two bedroom suite has one large bedroom with a big window that can be opened next to the balcony, but the tiny 2nd bedroom had a window that only opened a couple inches. We never did get that room cool.

The point of all this is to stay at the Coast Plaza in cool weather! Find somewhere else, if you need to stay cool in hot weather, that has (magic words here) "Central Air Conditioning" in every room.

Otherwise, I really liked the hotel - nice big suites with wonderful views, and we were in both the 1 and 2 bedroom types. Great location - Buses #5 and #6 stop right outside and the two trolley tours have a stop just a few blocks away. Lots of restaurants nearby - we liked the Parkside Restaurant quite a lot.

I never found the rooftop patio that is reserved mostly for conferences up there, but they have a lovely large garden on the 2nd floor - just take the steps up from the bar area! It wraps around the side of the building and has fountains and a nice little gazebo scattered around the walkways. Great place to relax and enjoy the surroundings.

So, I DO highly recommend this hotel as a good value, however, not when Vancouver is having an unusual summer heat wave.

squirrels...

from NaKoa
A very comfortable hotel in an excellent location. Stayed here 4 nights in a 1 BR "apartment" with full kitchen. Families will love the amenities, TV in both living room and bedroom, cotton bathrobes, etc. Not the Ritz, but clean and comfortable. Friendly staff, especially the parking attendant! Don't miss the morning feeding of the friendly squirrels that occupy the rooftop gardens. Denman Plaza which occupies the ground floor has a full supermarket, pharmacy, theater, restaurant & other small shops. Right on Denman Street with many restaurants, watering holes and gelato stores which encourage people watching, literally steps away. A block from the beach where everyone gathers to watch the sunset.

Loved the Coast Plaza

from 5956
We just came back from Vancouver last night and we thought the Coast Plaza was absolutely wonderful. We had a two bedroom suite on the 33rd floor overlooking English Bay it was comfortable and huge with all the amenities of home. You get a lot for the money. With two teenagers it was ideal. Everything is within walking distance. Stanley Park, Robson street etc. There are wonderful places to eat right on Denman Street and it's a very safe area so the kids could even go out a night alone. The fireworks were amazing right from our balcony. The service was wonderful. They really work hard to make your stay enjoyable. I don't understand these bad reviews. I would stay there anytime. Some people are never happy!

Top Local Tips for Vancouver

Great city Walk to Granville and around English Bay. The waterfront is great. Don't miss the UBC Museum of Anthropology!

Laurel Canyon Suspension Bridge Skip the crowds and the expensive admission charge at Capilano Suspension Bridge and head to Laurel Canyon instead. Its free, not nearly as crowded and the bridge seems alot more dangerous, but its not. There are also places to hike around the rainforest and a station to check out local flora and fauna and talk to park workers. Not as touristy as Capilano - more like a park than a theme park.

Squirrel Crossing Bring hazelnuts!

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  • Address: 1763 Comox Street - Vancouver - British Columbia - V6G1P6 - Canada
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