GEC Granville

GEC Granville

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718 Drake Street (at Granville), Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W6, Canada (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Downtown Vancouver)
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Victoria

GEC recently took over what used to be the Best Western.

Common spaces and rooms all got a facelift, and some even have kitchenettes. My room was simple and medium sized, but clean and functional. I love that they provided me a microwave and mini fridge.

Make sure you request a south-facing room as the views of False Creek and Granville Bridge are spectacular. Noise, even during rush hour, was surprisingly non-existent.

There is a fitness centre on the 7th floor, and guest laundry is provided. The attached White Spot is a pretty good burger option, but I would suggest venturing further onto Granville, or down Davie for some better eats.

Staff was accommodating, but I suspected my arrival coincided with a shift change, and the tiredness of the staff did show a little.

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Local from Burnaby, Canada

I was expecting this Best Western to just be your run of the mill chain hotel but was actually pleasantly surprised. The hotel was last renovated in March so it's modern and clean. The rooms have a microwave and fridge which is a nice convenience, and the rooms are a good size.

The service was incredibly friendly, and the hotel also offers a free one-way shuttle anywhere in downtown until about 6pm. This is very convenient if you're looking to go to somewhere like Stanley Park which is at the other end of downtown. The hotel is just off the Granville strip and is pretty close to neighbouring Yaletown which has a totally different vibe. For the price, this is really good value and I found the hotel generally warm and inviting.

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Local from Vancouver, Canada

I thought this hotel was pretty basic but it was definitely comfortable and suited its purpose, which was to simply have a comfortable and well-kept place while seeing Vancouver. I really enjoyed the location, though, which is super convenient and situated right off Granville Street, where you can walk over the Granville Bridge easily to Granville Island, or get into downtown for restaurants and nightlife quickly as well.

My room was recently renovated, and I enjoyed that they had updated the bathroom particularly. My room also had plenty of natural light, which is always something I enjoyed, but didn't have traffic noise - another plus- and was quiet and peaceful. I'd recommend this hotel for travellers on a budget still looking for nice and decent comfort. The staff were also helpful and understanding.

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Among the hustle and bustle of Downtown Vancouver, this Best Western is conveniently easy to find, located just before the bridge on the Granville strip. For those that enjoy a stroll, it’s walking distance to Yaletown, Granville Street and Davie Street districts. Enjoy a meal in the White Spot restaurant downstairs or one of the many restaurants in the surrounding areas. The hotel itself is standard, nothing very extraordinary but it made up for it with the level of cleanliness and friendly staff. The elevator is a bit outdated; it emitted rickety sounds on the way up. The rooms are equipped with mini fridge, microwave, ipod docks, and hardwood flooring. There’s also a ping-pong table in the exercise room as well as a Jacuzzi, for those wanting to kill some time in the hotel.

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Local from Burnaby, Canada

Très bonne situation dans Downtown. Service minimum à la réception. Accueil froid mais poli.

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