Hotel Blu Vancouver
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- Parking On Site
Hotel Blu Vancouver is in the heart of Vancouver, walking distance from Vancouver Central Public Library and BC Place Stadium. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Queen Elizabeth Theatre and Rogers Arena.
Make yourself at home in one of the 75 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while 40-inch flat-screen televisions with cable programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature rainfall showerheads and designer toiletries.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreational opportunities offered, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the complimentary area shuttle that operates within 5 km.
Food & Drink
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Hotel Blu Vancouver.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and express check-out. Planning an event in Vancouver? This hotel has facilities measuring 800 square feet (72 square meters), including meeting rooms. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
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Hotel was nice, clean and modern. Big comfortable beds and good shower, room was a good size too. The concierge staff were great really friendly, always gave my daughter a chocolate bar!
Facilities were nice we used the pool it was small but clean. Location was perfect we went to an ice hockey game and we were right near arena but also in the middle of everything in the city. Would stay here again.
Very conveniently located to food and entertainment. Staff was wonderful, very nice and accommodating. Hotel and rooms are clean and beautifully designed. Would recommend to anyone staying in Vancouver.
Convenient - lots of good food nearby, entertainment etc.
Beds were really comfortable
Very friendly staff
Sauna isn't pre-heated, need to warm it up if nobody has used it prior.
We had 2 rooms for the 4 of us as a family. Both rooms were spacious, well lit and clean. Bed was comfortable and overall the place was first rate. The swimming pool was lovely, the hot tub was hot and the sauna was hotter.
Why not 5* and only 4? Well, a few minor things annoyed me. The kettle was not plugged in and the plug was not all that easy to access (although I later found a way of working around the additional plugs of the microwave), and the ice machine in the hall sounded as if it was going to take off any moment.
Minor quibbles aside, I would certainly recommend Hotel Blu and would be delighted to stay there again in the future.
As a budget traveler, I always run the risk of getting treated as a second-rate guest when I show up at hotels with a discounted Groupon or Priceline Bid. I had to be in Vancouver around the time of my wife's birthday and saw this spiffy place show up on Groupon and decided to splurge a little. I'm not sure what BLU stands for, but the lighting and ambiance is all in blue, so that's cool.
So after pulling in the wrong way at the one-way entrance (whoops) the valet went and fixed my car and parked it where it was supposed to go. Valet was included in the package, but the parking spots around the city are so narrow I'd recommend adding it if you're from out of town.
At check-in I expected the usual "Oh, I see you're from Groupon. Enjoy our worst room by the laundry machine with the squeaky faucet." Instead, I was offered an upgraded room, free of charge. Obviously, I accepted. As of this writing, it's the nicest room I've stayed in yet. Of course I usually travel on the cheap, but still, this was a nice place. 2 Samsung TVs. An in-room espresso machine. Waterfall showers. Robes and slippers. A desk and table. A couch and sitting area. This room had it all.
But the most unique thing was the smart home assistant, called Roxy. It's a little device on the desk that you talk to and it answers questions. It helped me find out where hotel amenities were such as the pool and ice machine, but I also used it to ask about local attractions and restaurants--ended up finding pizza delivery, and I got a call when it arrived asking whether I'd prefer to go down or have them come up to the room. The latter. But a nice touch to let me know in case some people like to make the trek to the lobby for whatever reason.
Breakfast was included in my deal but is normally around 16 CAD per person. And after sampling it, I would definitely pay for it given the option if it didn't come for free. Easily the best and most expansive breakfast buffet I've had. There were plenty of our d'oeuvre type things and I wasn't sure what some of the fancier ones were, but I tried a lot of them anyway. As much as I love breakfast (and have a huge appetite) there was too much for me to try in one sitting. Pastries and juices and meats, yogurt, granola, croissants, and dozens of handmade items like mini eggplant pizzas or croissant weenies. All of it was much higher quality than I've found in a hotel breakfast. I think that they make smoothies as well, but two loud American guys came in and they were rude and overall unpleasant and were making the attendant feel uneasy so I didn't want to bother her. Way to help out your other Americans, guys. I gave her a tip on her way out and included extra on their behalf since I'm sure they weren't going to.
The only downside I have is that I asked Roxy about late checkout because I loved the place so much and it said it would inform the front desk but I never heard back and then forgot until right before I was going to leave. I'm not sure if the request ever went through and it would have been easy enough for me to call. But if the worst thing about a place is not wanting to leave, I'd say they're doing a pretty good job.
On check out, the valet grabbed my car as I was finishig up at the front desk and they informed me that they were planning on running another Groupon special again soon. It felt more like "Hey, I know you're a savvy traveler" instead of "Because you're too cheap to pay full price"... Even if both are true.
After being treated as any other guest at a high-end hotel like this and having what may be my best hotel experience to date, I'll definitely be on the lookout for another deal and maybe stay an extra day next time.
This boutique hotel, located in the heart of downtown, truly deserves to be your choice. It is indeed a haven for genuine hospitality. While the rooms and all facilities are very comfortable and pleasantly designed, the staff remains the best ingredient of it all; charming and always willing to deliver a great service. Kudos to all the team, and specifically Richard for helping create such a wonderful experience.