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Trip Report Times Square Suites Vancouver BC - Review

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This is really Part 1 of my Great Canadian Rail Trip + Vancouver +/ Gibsons + Jasper Trip report
I decided to review where we stayed in Vancouver as a separate report. I will also review the Train Trip and Vancouver / Gibsons and Jasper as separate reports.


Frankly we absolutely loved our stay at Times Square Suites in Vancouver.
It was what we expected and much more..

We had a one bedroom suite that included a full kitchen (We really did not need the stove but we got a lot of use out of the microwave, fridge, toaster and coffee maker because we did all our breakfasts at the hotel).

We also used the washer and dryer - VERY handy for two travellers just off a cross Canada train. They supply a complimentary small box of detergent (enough for one load) and 2 fabric softener sheets. You can purchase additional detergent and fabric softener at the Front Desk (who were most helpful about everything).

I LOVED the bed - defintely the most comfortable hotel bed I have slept on.
They also supply 2 nice thick bath robes.

There was also a nice gas fireplace.

Also the staff were just great - very friendly and exceptionally helpful. If you arrive early, they are only too happy to keep your bags secure while you do some sightseeing, The same thing when you leave. (They kept our bags after we checked out until our friends arrived to pick us up.)

The location was perfect for us - close to Stanley Park and transit and near lots of restaurants.

Only 3 VERY small negatives. It's nice that coffee is supplied but it is really awful Nabob stuff. We tried it once and it was pretty bad - so we just bought our own. Also it would be nice if shampoo was supplied(bath soap is supplied) and the water pressure in the shower was kind of weak. However none of these really impacted our stay in any significant negative way.

Who will like this hotel:
Travellers who like privacy (staff are quite unintrusive - YOU ask to get your room cleaned) and efficiency (every staff person we encountered was doing their job very well) and cleanliness (the suite was spotless when we arrived).
Travellers who like to do some of their own food preparation. Nearly forgot to mention Safeway grocery store is directly diagonally opposite and very well- stocked.
Travellers who like having clothes washing facilities
Travellers who really appreciate a comfortable bed.
Travellers who don't need on-site things like a restaurant or bar (plenty of good restaurants nearby).
Travellers who prefer small intimate hotels to large glitzy chains.

We will recommend this hotel to friends and really want to stay there again when we next go to Vancouver. We have also sent a copy of this review to Times Square Suites to let them know how pleased we were (a first for me - usually I just review the hotel on-line but I wanted them to know that they were doing everything just right for travellers like us).

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