"In the heart of downtown Vancouver" Hyatt Regency Vancouver Tip by Canuck5
Hyatt Regency Vancouver, Vancouver: 2,965 reviews and 3 photos
A very modern, clean, and well-maintained hotel, it rises about 35 stories above Burrard St. The desk staff was helpful and friendly, and I had no problems at check-in or check-out.
The rooms were large, with two queen size beds, cable TV, a fridge with pay-for food items, a powder room, and bathroom. You'll find an ironing board and iron in the closet.
You'll find the usual amenities in the bathroom, including soap, shampoo, conditioner, and a moisturizer. There is also a pull string in the shower stall, which you can use to hang your wet bathing suit, etc.
It is a couple of blocks away from Robson St., where you'll find numerous restaurants, boutiques, and souvenir shops. However, you'll have no problem finding a restaurant to suit your taste....they're everywhere ! It seemed that there was a Japanese sushi place on every block !
For one person at a group rate in 2005, the cost of my room came to CAD$154.00 + $10.78 G.S.T. + $15.40 room tax, for a total of $180.18 per night. (It's likely gone up since then, so check their website.)
Unique Qualities: On the fourth floor, they have a nice outdoor pool and whirlpool, as well as a nicely-equipped indoor exercise room. Towels are provided as you enter the exercise room, so you don't need to bring one from your room.
As a security measure, you'll need your room access card to use the elevator, and to access the exercise room/pool area.
The ground floor of the hotel is connected to a number of shops and restaurants.
If you don't want to pay the exorbitant prices for breakfast at the hotel ($12.50 - $20.00 !), you'll find a Tim Horton's donut/coffee shop and a MacDonald's Restaurant beside the entrance to the Hyatt, as well as other options in the shops.
Depending upon which side of the hotel you're on, you may have a bit of a view of the mountains. Keep in mind though, that the hotel is surrounded by other sky-scrapers.
The hotel also has a number of ballrooms and conference rooms of different sizes.
Address: 655 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6C2R7
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: The YVR Airporter shuttle used to be your best deal getting to/from most of the downtown hotels, however they ceased operation in September, 2009.
The Hyatt is about 3 blocks up from Canada Place on the waterfront, but it isn't on the waterfront though.
othercontact: fax: (604)-689-3707
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