Vancouver Hotel for Toddler?


Aug 17th, 2001, 06:23 PM
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Vancouver Hotel for Toddler?

We'll be visiting Vancouver for the first time with a toddler. We've narrowed our choice down to the Sutton Place Hotel, Sutton's La Grande Residence, or the Pacific Pallisades, due to location, cost and suites.

We've read all the postings about them, but are still stymied. Has anyone else stayed at La Grande Residence? How would it compare to Sutton's hotel rooms, or the Pacific Pallisades?

If you had a choice, which would you stay at, if you had a toddler?

Any suggestions much appreciated!


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Aug 20th, 2001, 08:24 AM
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Just reposting. Any suggestions appreciated.

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Aug 20th, 2001, 12:59 PM
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The Sutton Place rates CAA/AAA five Diamonds v.s. the Pacific Pallisades three. That should tell you a lot and even without the rating difference the Sutton Place is located in a slightly better location although that may be debatable.

The Pacific Pallisades is noted for being popular with movie people who are here for only a short time so if you're into star gazing you'ld have better luck at the pallisades. Other than that I can't think of any reason to choose the Pallisades over the Sutton Place.

La Residence is basically full facility one & two bedroom apartments with all the services of the Hotel. certainly if you can get a comparable price in La Residence it would be more than worth it.
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Aug 20th, 2001, 01:27 PM
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Hi Mike,

Gary's got great advice. Kind of off topic, but there's a book out there called "Vancouver for Kids" - listing all the baby/toddler/child-friendly places in the city (ie: restaurants, stores, attractions, etc). There's also a website called "Find Family Fun" which also features all the things Vancouver has to offer for kids. I don't think they have information on which hotel is best for a toddler, but they do have great information on everything else!
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Aug 20th, 2001, 01:43 PM
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Sorry I can't help you with kid friendly hotels - but what I thought I would do is give you some "evening" style restaurants that wouldn't make you feel like an outcast if you want to bring the munchkin along..

Here's my pick (I'm sure others will have their favourites.)

* American Style *
Earl’s Restaurant’s
These are chain of restaurants that are IMO dependable and good value – I know the West Broadway restaurant has white cotton tablecloths – very civilized. They have a young and older crowd with young friendly servers. My regular haunt used to be Earls on the North Shore (last address).

Feel-good chain of eateries with aggressive global shopping plan to ensure high-quality ingredients for menu that ranges widely and creatively without ever leaving its target audience behind. Braised hickory back ribs a fave with Albino Rhino beer. Chipper staff shows uncommon skill with children. Perennial winner of Best Casual in both our Readers' and Critics' Polls. Various locations. $$

Earl’s Restaurant (Downtown/Shopping Area)
1185 Robson St, Vancouver (604) 669-0020 American (traditional) Vancouver
Earl’s Restaurant
1601 West Broadway, Vancouver (604) 736-5663 American (traditional)
Earl’s Restaurant (North Shore – Near Capilano Suspension Bridge)
303 Marine, West Vancouver (604) 984-4341 American (traditional)

* Pizza & Pasta *
Incendia Pizzeria (Gastown)
103 Columbia St Vancouver, BC V6A2R4 Phone: (604) 688-8694
Write Up -

* Greek *
Pasparos Taverna (North Shore - ~10 minutes walk from Lonsdale Quay)
132 West 3rd Street
North Vancouver BC
(604) 980-0331

I know there are supposed to be some good buzzy greeks along Davie Street as well.

Have fun
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Aug 21st, 2001, 09:04 AM
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Thanks to everyone who replied - I really appreciate all the excellant suggestions. We hadn't turned our minds to restaurants or activities (completely overlooked them), but I'm very glad for the recommendations!!

I've settled on the Sutton's Grande Residence. The Pallisades was the most expensive, and we were worried that the Sutton's regular rooms would be too small (suites too expensive). As an added bonus, the Grande Residence was also the cheapest ($189 - includes breakfast).

Again, many thanks for the advice. If anyone's actually stayed in the Grande Residence, we'd certainly be interested to hear of your experience. We'll post a trip report once we're back.

Thanks again,

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