Posted Oct 9, 2016
This hotel is located conveniently across from the Sea Wall so you can easily walk it. Plus one block from Denman Street so you are close to shops and restaurants. Overall the staff is great. Our morning check out person seemed still sleepy and not as personable as the other staff we dealt with during the stay. The bar and restaurant are still iconic and the food and drinks are still very good. The rooms have been renovated and seem bigger than I remember. The bathroom drywall had some gaps down near the bottom of the shower. The bathroom sinks appear to have been renovated but not the shower, floor or toilet. Would have loved a little fridge but sadly there is none. The bed is quite comfortable. The rooms are still accessed with a key and when you leave you give it back into the front desk. Very old world, so what is old is new again. The shower curtains are very thin so water does splash out all over the bathroom floor. The two main detractions are: if you stay on the second floor facing the back of the hotel expect to be awakened with noise of garbage collection or general noise every morning. And there is added to your bill a "Destination Marketing Fee". I don't know what that is but in my travels to 3 countries and Hawaii in the last 2 months I have never seen a charge like that. It seems like padding to pay for the hotel's marketing. And I was charged nearly $12 during my stay for that fee. It adds up with other fees and taxes. Very secure parking at resort prices.