$73 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 11, 2015 Check-out: Jan 14, 2015

BEST WESTERN PLUS Downtown Vancouver

3 stars
718 Drake Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W6
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
41 reviews
Walk to everything

Big clean room. Easy to get to and short walk to about 40 restaurants around the corner yaletown. Z See full review

  • Djshaune
  • Mar 20, 2014
Vancouver Trip

easy check in and out convenient parking great location last but not least great breakfast See full review

  • Great One2
  • Oct 28, 2013
Friendly service at affordable prices in an excellent downtown location

Guests at Best Western Downtown find that they don't have to pay more for high-quality service and excellent proximity to Vancouver's hottest attractions. On top of all the standard features world travelers have come to expect, guests enjoy breathtaking views from the penthouse terrace, complimentary shuttle service to any downtown location, and complimentary loaner bicycles, a healthy and environmentally-friendly way to get around this beautiful city. The hotel also offers a fitness center with skyline views, plus a hot tub and steam room on-site.

Highlights
  • Free shuttle service to any downtown location
  • Free use of hotel bicycles
  • Free high-speed Internet access
Rooms

All guest rooms are simply and tastefully decorated and feature large windows that let in plenty of natural light, and include flat-screen televisions and free high-speed Internet access. Request a harbor view or a kitchenette when reserving a Deluxe King room to make an extended stay even nicer.

Features

Comfort and convenience are just the beginning here, where a friendly staff and smart policies make it easy for guests to enjoy little luxuries at every turn. Guests can start with the complimentary shuttle to any downtown location, which allows them to shop or sightsee within minutes. They can also pedal around the city on complimentary loaner bikes or work up a sweat in the fitness centre. Business travelers have no trouble getting work done with free high-speed Internet access and a convenient, well-equipped business center. However the day was spent, there's really no better way to wind down than in the hot tub or steam room, or with friends and a great meal at the on-site White Spot Restaurant.

Transportation
  • Vancouver International Airport (7.9 mi/12.8 km)
  • Skytrain, Yaletown Roundhouse Station (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
Attractions
  • English Bay beaches (0.7 mi/1.2 km)
  • BC Place Stadium (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Robson Street (1 mi/1.7 km)
  • Stanley Park (2.5 mi/4.1 km)
  • Grouse Mountain (8.2 mi/13.2 km)
Business
  • Business center
  • Meeting facilities for up to 50 people
  • Free high-speed Internet access

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Downtown Vancouver Rooms

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1 QUEEN BED
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Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Exercise gym
Steam bath
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Laundry service
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Concierge desk
Security
Wake-up service
Multilingual
In-Room Safe
Porters
Conference facilities
Copy service
Currency exchange
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Safe
Phone with speaker
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Cribs available
Sofa bed
Electronic door locks
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • False Creek: 0.4 mi
  • Orpheum Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Granville Island: 0.5 mi
  • Vancouver Public Library: 0.7 mi
  • B.C. Place Stadium: 0.7 mi
  • General Motors Place: 0.9 mi
  • Rogers Arena: 0.9 mi
  • Vancouver Lookout: 0.9 mi
  • Marine Building: 1 mi
  • Port Metro Vancouver: 1 mi
  • Vancouver Convention Centre: 1.1 mi
  • Canada Place: 1.1 mi
  • Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden: 1.1 mi
  • Kitsilano Pool: 1.4 mi
  • Stanley Park: 1.4 mi
  • False Creek: 0.4 mi
  • Orpheum Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Granville Island: 0.5 mi
  • Vancouver Public Library: 0.7 mi
  • B.C. Place Stadium: 0.7 mi
  • General Motors Place: 0.9 mi
  • Rogers Arena: 0.9 mi
  • Vancouver Lookout: 0.9 mi
  • Marine Building: 1 mi
  • Port Metro Vancouver: 1 mi
  • Vancouver Convention Centre: 1.1 mi
  • Canada Place: 1.1 mi
  • Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden: 1.1 mi
  • Kitsilano Pool: 1.4 mi
  • Stanley Park: 1.4 mi
  • English Bay: 1.7 mi
  • Bloedel Floral Conservatory: 2.3 mi
  • Queen Elizabeth Park: 2.5 mi
  • VanDusen Botanical Garden: 2.6 mi
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park: 3.5 mi
  • Pacific Spirit Regional Park: 4.5 mi
  • University of British Columbia: 5.6 mi
  • UBC Botanical Garden: 5.7 mi
  • Museum of Anthropology: 5.9 mi
  • Nitobe Memorial Garden: 6 mi
  • Lynn Canyon Park: 6.6 mi
  • Garibaldi Provincial Park: 48.5 mi

Dining

White Spot Restaurant
White Spot Restaurant, on premises, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (41)

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN PLUS Downtown Vancouver

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
41 out of 41
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.1
Value:
4

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
UW STUDENTS
Seattle, wa
Nov 19, 2012

Perfect for the four of us!

I went with 3of my friends and the only thing we were worried about was being close to downtown and all the clubs and we were! We only had to walk 2 blocks to bars and all the clubs we were planning on going to! Check in and check out took about a minute and the room was pretty big with two double beds. It even had a mini fridge and microwave which you don't see in every room! The only thing was that parking was 20$ a night which is pretty pricy but it was fine

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Club caprice was amazing! And the White Spot restaurant in the hotel had 15$ beer pitchers and 10$ burgers it was awesome!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anna L.
Business
Seattle, WA
Nov 15, 2014

Great Value for the Location & Amenities

This place is definitely not a fancy hotel but you get much more than you pay for. The location was in Yaletown and walkable to a really good restaurants (Basil Pasta Bar) and some nightclubs (Bar None). The room was clean and the bathroom was very spacious! Parking was $20/night but they are kind enough to let you stay in their garage if you plan on sticking around town even after check-out. The shuttle service was a nice feature! Saves on cabs. The highlight of our stay was the "clubhouse". It had a jacuzzi, fitness room, ping-pong table, and decent view of downtown. This is how we entertained ourselves since it was a stormy evening! They even let a lot of the marathon runners (reason we were in Vancouver) use the clubhouse showers even after the 12pm check-out. Very accommodating staff and if we ever stay in Vancouver overnight (from Seattle so this is likely) this will be our go-to hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Basil Pasta Bar = unlimited, create-your-own pasta for less than $10!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CICI Q.
Business
Las Vegas, NV
Oct 24, 2014

Fantastic Family getaway

Great Location! free bikes for customers to rent. front dests are very helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

great location at downtown

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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Downtown Vancouver

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Colo 65 plus couple
Business
Denver
Sep 15, 2014

Good for 65+ travelers

Great place for a couple of 65+ travelers to stay. Closeby connivance for eating, snacks, and minor shopping. We used a cab for everything else. Desk agent at checkin kept referring to our room as a suite (and I did not pay extra for a suite) but my wife says that having a small refrigerator and a microwave does not make our room a suite.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Cruise port did not have provision for hotel shuttles, so had to pay for a cab (that was unexpected).

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Just This Once
Business
Indianapolis
Jul 9, 2014

OKt for a night

The room was clean, but really small. The bathroom was outdated, but again, clean and had a great shower head. The hotel seemed pretty pricey for a small room and no complimentary breakfast, but they did offer free wifi. An OK place to stay for a night. Wouldn't want to have to unpack. Nowhere to put your stuff and the room was too small to walk around a couple of suitcases.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
amberoc
Business
los angeles, ca
Apr 29, 2014

average

we were able to go from the 2nd to 5th floor on our second day. free wi-fi was nice. jacuzzi kind of yucky, but we had fun playing ping pong. ate in Yaletown everyday, not a far walk.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Yaletown, great restaurants

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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Downtown Vancouver

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Djshaune
Business
Perth
Mar 20, 2014

Walk to everything

Big clean room. Easy to get to and short walk to about 40 restaurants around the corner yaletown. Z

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

7 eleven across the rd sells cheaper whistler day passes.

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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Downtown Vancouver

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Great One2
Business
new york, new york
Oct 28, 2013

Vancouver Trip

easy check in and out convenient parking great location last but not least great breakfast

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Downtown Vancouver

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Usquevagh
Business
New Hampshire USA
Oct 22, 2013

Spacious room, very clean, great water psi, terrific staff.

This hotel is very good, fairly priced hotel. Room was clean and spacious, and shower water pressure was excellent. Staff were helpful and efficient: we were allowed to check-in early as the room had already been serviced, and we could leave our luggage pending a red-eye flight on the night of departure. Room was exceptionally clean and well serviced. I understand there was a spa of some sort, but didn't take advantage of it. View from hotel was a construction site, but so what--we were there to do tourist stuff. There is easy access to local bus routes to downtown Vancouver area, just a block away from the hotel. Also, you can easily walk -- with luggage--to the Skytrain station (Yaletown-Roundhouse) that will take you in about 25 minutes to Vancouver airport for $4. You can also bus or walk (about 8 blocks) restaurants and tourist stuff at English Bay. Hop-on/hop-off bus tour stops are also nearby. Overall, hotel is a good deal.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Boathouse restaurant at English Bay. Good seafood. Als,o Raincity Grille in same area fro bkfst and brunch (Sundays).

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ky cruiser
Business
Springfield, or
Oct 6, 2013

Vancouver bc

A nice motel right close to the pier. The room was nice, the staff was very helpful and the shuttle driver was very helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The restaurant right door has very good food The service is slow.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Danny Tri
Business
Bradenton, FLorida
Aug 23, 2013

Very nice place to stay in Vancouver

The staff was most pleasant, the amenities as would be expected from a under-4 star establishment. They offer a free ferry ticket to Granville Island, a free shuttle ride to any location downtown, and a free 3-hr bicycle rental. We did not take advantage of the 3rd offer. Only gripe is that the WiFi was very sketchy. It somehow keeps rolling back to waiting for re-log and password, although the system doesn't clearly ask, so often I'm on standstill seemingly with no connection. It happened whether I use my laptop or my kids' iPhones.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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