The hotel had nice restaurants and a wine bar. Room was bit tired. The shower did not have much in the way of water pressure. The AC-heater was a bit wild too as I awoke in the night once too cold and another time too warm. Staff were very nice.
This place met all of our needs. We had never been to Vancouver so we wanted to see and do as much as we could in a short amount of time. The hotel is in an historic building that has been renovated and modernized. A great place to stay for a more
local feel of the city. It was walking distance to many of the main sights of Vancouver. Lots of places to eat nearby. Near Robson St. and the theater district and about a 30 minute walk to Gas Town and Canada Place. The library was only a few blocks away, which is where the tour buses and trolleys stop for seeing the rest of the city and nearby attractions.
The staff was great. They were very friendly and had lots of tips for places to eat and things to see and do.
The room was spacious and clean. Comfortable bed. Very large bathroom. Modern furnishings. Free wi-fi and free local and US calls was a nice plus.
Only had 2 minor complaints. 1) a slight musty odor in the room, probably because it is in an historic building and 2) the walls were thin so you could hear people in the hallways. However, there was not much noise in the hallways so it wasn't an issue. Would definitely stay there again!
Staff was friendly and efficient. Room was on the small side. Looked clean, but the windows had been left open and the view was of a semi-flooded rooftop from next door. I'm assuming it was because the windows had been left open but the room was
quite smelly when I first checked-in; strong odor of mildew. After closing windows the smell seemed somewhat better. Overall for the location and low price it was Okay.
Great location in downtown Vancouver- easy access to public transport if needed but central enough to walk to most places- gas town, Stanley Park and Canada Place just 10 min walk away (for shuttle buses up to Capilano, Grouse Grind, Whistler etc)
and just one street over from Granville St (lots of shops, cafés etc)
Staff very friendly and room nice although the hair dryer did not work, and there were a few chips in the paint (corners etc) but more obvious due to the minimal decoration etc. and had to keep connecting to the wifi, just little quibbles really- on the whole very good hotel.
All great! (with a minor electrical inconvenience)
We loved the Moda! It's quaint, boutique, friendly and includes on premises the cutest cocktail bar (with amazing mixologists and home-made extracts), a lovely restaurant where we at a gourmet breakfast (Italian bistro dinner sounded good too, but
we didn't make it), a casual pizza joint we didn't get to, and a liquor store. The staff was incredibly helpful (and I feel totally guilty I forgot to tip the concierges who helped us until it was too late). The rooms are basic but clean and comfortable. The double windows protect you from much of the street noise. My only complaints were there were only two electrical outlets and we learned by experience that you have to leave both the bathroom light on (after pushing a reset on the switch) and the main room light switch on (but you can turn off the light at the lamp) to charge your electronics. That was a pain and it would have been nice to be warned not to turn off the switches. Also, there was some bar noise in the middle of the night, although it didn't keep me awake. Not sure if it was from their bar(s) or one nearby. (We faced Smithe St.)
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short walk from hotel
ShuRaku sushi bar was some of the best and most artistic I've had. I highly recommend it.
Location is excellent, close to everything. For someone without a car, it is so close to the skytrain subway. You can walk to everywhere.
I stayed for 4 nights and found the bed was comfortable and the room is clean.
The hotel is dated ,but the
staff is extremely helpful. I asked for a kettle and he brought it to me immediately.
The room is small for 2 persons, but considering the location and the price, it is real value for money.
I will stay again next time I am in town.
It's in a good location. It was easy to walk to the places downtown that we were interested in visiting. The front desk staff made some mistakes checking us in, gave us the keys to the wrong room, but it all worked out in the end. Also, the bed
wasn't made all the way, like the housekeeper gave up because the sheets were clearly too small to be tucked in, maybe they grabbed a queen instead of a king, that was kinda weird. Otherwise it was all that you'd expect from a room for the price. I wouldn't necessarily choose this this hotel as a first pick when going back to Vancouver, but I wouldn't be hesitant about staying again either. There is a beer store in the base of the building that I will definitely revisit, however. I was super stoked to find 4 bottles of Cantillon there.