If you're looking for a home-away-from-home just a stone's throw away from Stanley Park, you'll definitely want to check out the Times Square Suites Hotel. This all-suites property offers all the amenities of home, like on-site laundry and a grill area, in one of the most desirable locations in the city.
The Times Square Suites Hotel offers rooms ranging from studios to two-bedroom suites that each feature full kitchens (complete with cookware and tableware) and separate sleeping areas. The rooms are well-decorated, spacious, and comfortable—perfect for extended stays in the Vancouver area.
YOU SHOULD KNOW The Times Square Suites Hotel is in a busy area, and there's a parking lot right outside the property that can get noisy—something you'll definitely want to be aware of if you're a light sleeper.
Bathrooms are simples but come equipped with all the basics, including a tub/shower combo, hairdryer, and fresh towels.
The entrance to the hotel is easy to miss, as the check-in area is actually in the garage. You’ll have to be buzzed in and take the elevator down to the garage area in order to get a key to your room.
While the lobby isn't the best, the hotel does have a rooftop deck for guests, where you can grill, hang out, and enjoy the views of the neighborhood.
There's no fitness room on site at the Times Square Suites Hotel, but guests do have access to the West End Community Center Gym, which is just a 5-minute walk from the hotel.
There's no on-site dining at the Times Square Suites Hotel.
There's no on-site drinking at the Times Square Suites Hotel.
If you drive, you can park in the hotel garage for $15 per day. There are also plenty of bus stops in the area, with buses running to key points around Vancouver, including the aquarium and Kitsilano Bech. Take the 019 bus along W. Georgia St. to get Downtown and go further along the waterfront.
For some of the best late-night eats in the city, try Kintaro Ramen (1-minute walk), just across the street from the hotel. This local favorite offers an impressive menu of delicious (and affordable!) ramen in an unpretentious setting. For something a bit more upscale, try Boulevard Kitchen (20-minute walk), where you can sample from their oyster bar or splurge on their tasting menu which, at $95 per person, certainly isn't cheap, but is well worth the investment.
For a laid-back night on the town, head to The Fountainhead Pub (20-minute walk), where you can sample from a solid selection of draft beers to enjoy on the bar's heated patio. For a more upscale experience, try the rooftop bar at Lift Bar Grill View (6-minute walk), where you can sip on a craft cocktail while you enjoy gorgeous views of the harbor.
WHY WE LIKE IT
The convenience of staying in a suite with a kitchen and laundry combined with the hotel's easy access to bars, restaurants, and outdoor activities makes the Times Square Suites Hotel a winner.