Arundel Mansion

Arundel Mansion

48 Begbie St, New Westminster, British Columbia V3M 3L9 Canada
Apt 12 - 3rd Floor - Beautiful original features
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48 Begbie St, New Westminster, British Columbia V3M 3L9 Canada
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Great for walkers
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New Westminster
2 minVancouver Sky Train
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Tashy16 wrote a review Jun 2015
Milford Haven, United Kingdom113 contributions47 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
As part of a three week study abroad trip to Vancouver with my friends for our university degree, we stayed in this hotel for the duration. It is extremely old fashioned, with a lift you have to close yourself and furniture that belongs from the early 1900s and every time we walked through the side door to access our rooms I would always comment on the smell, which was musty and hung to your clothes and belongings. However, the rooms were pretty clean, besides the kitchen which we refused to use, other than to put snacks and drinks in the fridge and the cleaners did an excellent job every Thursday of tidying the place. The sky train is right outside the window, which meant you had to sleep with ear plugs in if you wanted a decent nights sleep! We were on the top floor and feel we were lucky with this, the floor below us had a visit from mice!! But we were fortunate enough not to have a visit from them! It was okay to just crash here for the night, which is basically all it was used for as we were out plenty! Became a kind of home for the 3 weeks, however if I returned I would find other accommodation!
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Date of stay: May 2015Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Chad C wrote a review Jan 2015
Portland, Oregon200 contributions56 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a rather interesting place, that my traveling partners and I happened upon entirely through a double booking done by Priceline.com. We had booked a house that was a bit away, but after the charming British couple arrived to sort out how Priceline could have billed us without a room available, they offered us accommodation at this hotel. It was a bit of a surprise as one of them actually drove us from the rental house to the hotel.

This hotel is not something that you'd expect. While it's clean, it's not a modern building, the furniture and many of the fixtures are vintage to 1912. Clawfoot bathtubs have been patched, single-paned windows have painted-over locking mechanisms and no screens, no air conditioning to let you close the windows against the sounds of the freight trains nearby or the Sky Train that is literally next to the building. Water pressure and temperature varies, the elevator is an ancient thing with manual operating doors that don't automatically open or close (therefore if the previous user doesn't take care to close them, the elevator stays at the last floor indefinitely, and the elevator can arrive at your floor but be summoned away before you get a chance to open the door).

However, if you want to be in an incredibly convenient location in a true hotel suite (living/dining room, separate large bedroom with king-sized bed, full kitchen with a full complement of cookware, and a cabinet in the dining area with a full tea set - did I mention the owners were English?) this is an amazing find. It is literally a block from the Sky Train station, shopping (including grocery stores) and restaurants are all around, as well as the river front boardwalk to explore.
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Date of stay: August 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: It's a tough pick between a waterfront view (and the noise from the Sky Train) or no view...
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H C wrote a review Oct 2014
Vancouver, Canada13 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Room 17
Top floor facing skytrain
$120 per night + tax

Pro: Location. Walking distance to groceries, restaurants, coffee shops, and skytrain.

Cons: Skytrain a bit noisy. Water temperature of shower tricky to maintain.

Everything in the room was clean. The separate kitchen was useful (utensils and plates were provided). We got a bottle of wine with our stay. All the furniture was charming and the design of the room was very cool. Getting the shower to stay at a constant warm temperature was a bit difficult but manageable. We wanted something different and we were happy with this trip. The place looks great inside and out.
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Date of stay: August 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lhai A wrote a review Dec 2023
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Scammed me for the “lost key”.I cant believe they are charging me 50cad for the lost key I did not see. I only found one set of keys (for room and for the gate) on the table and when we checked out there was no one in the lobby(if there is lobby) to assist us. Now that we are 300km distance away, they would call and look for the keys? not to mention the totally disgusting smelly room, blanket, pillows, curtain. we coudnt sleep because of the exreme noise!!!!
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Date of stay: December 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: if you are looking for antique, this is a great choice but totally not for convenience.
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jrandalls wrote a review Mar 2013
San Diego, California36 contributions94 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
When we needed a pet-friendly place for a long term stay (60+ nights) in New Westminster, this seemed like a good fit. It turned out to be a nightmare. We checked out after three, progressively miserable weeks.

The property is, literally, 100 years old. It could be so charming; instead it's filled with a hodge-podge of furniture styles, and I question the quality of the maintenance. The elevator is ancient (you have to open the doors) and during part of our stay was used as a storage closet for paint supplies. The exterior door locks were temperamental with the provided keys. The supposedly high-speed wifi dropped off constantly, and really only worked half-well when in the bathroom. When we started smelling a gas leak from the kitchen, we knew it was time to get out.

Add to all that the horrible amount of noise at this property--generated by the Skytrain going by right under your window at all hours (it's supposed to stop during the late night...if it does you'll barely have time to catch 20 winks before it starts up again). And then there's the almost-constant daytime noise from the huge construction project next door.

The suite also felt dirty to me. But it's a 100 years old, so it can be impossible to tell if it was dirt or just "patina." The provided bath towels were very well-used. The sheets were clean, and the bed was comfortable.

The owners were friendly at first, but as our problems arose (especially about the wifi) they seemed to just get grumpy and frustrated. We found the owners progressively miserable to deal with, especially when we decided to check out early and asked for a refund for unused days (we STUPIDLY had paid for a month up front). "Sorry, no refunds" was the answer. We eventually came to an agreement with them, but not without substantial stress on our end.

The "up sides" to this place? History buffs may enjoy it for a night or two--it is apparently frequently used as a film location for it's gorgeous square spiral staircase. The public areas are indeed quite charming and historic feeling. The location is also outstanding if you need to be in the core of downtown gradually-gentrifying New Westminster. If you have cats, they will love this place. Ours always seemed to be hearing things in the walls (ghosts?) and spotting birds out the windows.

Arundel Mansion could be quite a magnificent boutique property, especially once the nearby construction is complete. But someone with deep pockets would need to invest in new, triple-glazed sound-proofing windows, upgrade the wifi, bring the furniture and flooring all into the same period and quality level, and ensure the kitchens and bathrooms are clean and sparkling. It's probably a million dollar rennovation job.

We spent the remainder of our long stay in a downtown Vancouver hotel (Marriott Residence Inn)--less convenient for our needs, but we felt safe, secure, and had great nights' sleep--even with our cats. The frequent Skytrain rides to New Westminster were a pain, but the peace-of-mind and quality of our stay was 1000% improved.
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Date of stay: December 2012
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: None of them. Go elsewhere.
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iflyalotornot wrote a review Jan 2013
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii115 contributions56 helpful votes
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Odd. This apartment building complex, turned, furnished apartments that rent by the day, week or month has seen better days. The lift, and I call it a lift because its not a modern elevator is a bit frightening. If the previous user doesn't close the elevator properly then you'll never be able to call that elevator to your floor.

We needed a place to stay due while our place was being restored due to a fire and grateful for the hosts friendliness and essentric manner (at first) this place is not for you if you want a restful nights sleep. I'm a heavy sleeper and the commuter Skytrain who's charging by ever few minutes from about 530am to past midnight allowed me a bare few hours sleep in the comfortable bed. Oh it also runs through the night to get cars to and from SkyTrain service stations.

Arundel Manor is basic and has all the amenities one needs for a short stay. Built around 1912, this is not a sound proof building. The wifi is spotty, I would suggest a unit closer to the router, We were on the top floor so it was difficult to remain connected for long period of time. You can open the kitchen window light shaft to allow wifi to trickle in your unit but we had our pets with us and adraid they may sneak out to their demise. Our hosts even contacted their internet provider who said they gave them faster Internet but its made no difference to us in speed or being dropped.

Another Yelper referred this place as a B&B, it's most definately not a B&B today.The elevator is often used as a storage locker. So it was quite fit that on the last week (when we gave the owner/manager notice, she wanted 1 weeks notice after we continually advised the wifi didn't work and the gas leak in our unit made our unit non functional) that we found mouse droppings in our kitchen cutlery drawer.

At the time I stayed there the rate was $120/night or $490/week or $1600/month PLUS 12% HST. In comparison, the Courtyard Marriott Downtown was $123/night including full hot breakfast. So if you don't mind the noise and nuances of a very old building, and an owner that is only intersted in getting you checked in and taking your money and not following up with issues, this is the place for you. Dont forget to bring your VHS tapes, our room had a tube TV and VCR! Classic fire trap.
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Date of stay: December 2012
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Mike B wrote a review Oct 2014
Calgary, Canada1 contribution4 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
As soon as I arrived, I was coughing and sneezing ALOT in the suite, due the unclean nature of the place. The beds were too dusty to even fathom sleeping in, so I slept on the couch.
They have mice traps and electronic rodent repellents, but they don't seem to do much good as I was frequently spotting mice through out my 3 night stay.
The skytrain was so close that it was almost impossible to sleep before skytrain service ended.
I would not recommend this place this anyone, for any reason.
You get what you pay for, and in this case you don't get much.
Spend a few extra dollars somewhere else, and you might actually enjoy your trip to Vancouver.
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Date of stay: September 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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lmcallegari wrote a review Mar 2013
4 contributions4 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed here for three weeks in May 2012as part of a study trip and so the choice of hotel was the university's not my own! However I was so excited for this trip to Canada ... But the hotel was the only downfall of the whole trip. It is very old fashioned which for some might be different but it was definately not for me. The lift was really old which had to be shut securely after you or it would not move.. and having five floors this was a pain because it regularly was left open!

We were NOT told my staff that there would be anyanimals staying with us. Three were so many mice within the hotel I couldn't believe we were even staying there .. all rooms had mouse poison in little bags in every room. Which we did not know what it was until we asked ! We found a dead mouse in the kitchen (who had clearly ate the poison) and I could hear them running around the room every night .. I had so many sleepless night's because of this that it ruined my days because i was so tired ! When telling the owners about the mice they were clearly aware of it but just came with more poison or tried to fill holes in the woodwork !! Which did not work anyway because we still had mice.

The area is not the best. There is no great shops around however a couple of nice places to eat. There was also a high population of drug users ib the area, I myself witnessing drug deals in shops and men injecting on street corners, the police were constantly driving around. The girls and I were scared to walk in the dark.

The sky train is really close to the hotel which was so loud in the night's as it comes and goes every 10 mins. It would shake the whole room!! But the sky train was definitely a plus for us as we had a monthly pass and could leave the hotel whenever we could !! There is loooooads to do in the cities !!

I would defiantly go to Canada again but I would not stay in this hotel or in this area. I was very disappointed xxx
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Date of stay: May 2012
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Jennseye wrote a review May 2012
St. Cloud1 contribution4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Due to my mother's illness the Royal Colombian hospital had recommended Arundel Mansion. I was welcomed and greeted at the airport and after a short drive I was escorted to my apartment. I was pleasantly surprised by the charm, fresh cut flowers and the beautiful yummy bottle of wine that was much appreciated after such a long flight. I felt welcomed and at ease. I highly recommend this for anyone traveling from afar. Restaurants, coffee cafes, shopping and sky train just steps away. I'm frankly a picky B if you know what I mean. I travel due to my work and I can tell you that this is a re-visit kind of place. I thank them for making me feel at home under such a stressful situation.
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Date of stay: May 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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DaphneNugent wrote a review Aug 2012
Victoria, Canada4 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at the Arundel Mansion for a week.
Upon arriving, I was struck by the yellow of the building amongst the grey of the newly developing, modern New Westminster. On entering the building I was brought into yester-year. The old wood smell of the staircase and the wonderfully cared for dark grain wood brings me back to my grandfather's house. The antique elevator only added to the fun of my whole experience. With the fully equipt kitchen with its modern amenities from many eras of fashion, wonderful, well-maintained antique furniture, the great bed, an updated library and a vast collection of antique videos available, it felt like home.
An impressively organised transit system, the sky train, located conveniently next door, whisked me away to the many strange and wonderful west coast cultural experiences.
New Westminster is a fun and growing community with well stocked markets, shops and galleries with exciting food possibilities and a blossoming art and music scene.
It was a very clean and private lodging. I could relax in the biggest bathtub, the likes of which i had only previously seen in silent movies.
Anyone with an imagination and some knowledge of Canadian history, will definitely enjoy a stay at Arundel Mansion.
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Date of stay: July 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Lhai A wrote a tip Dec 2023
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"if you are looking for antique, this is a great choice but totally not for convenience."
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Mary T wrote a tip Dec 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay somewhere else the place is a ripoff dirty dusty bs creepy dive"
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Lynn Nelson Means wrote a tip Jan 2019
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina1 contribution1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"I stayed on the 4th floor at the back of the hotel with views of the river."
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mark s wrote a tip Dec 2018
Port Coquitlam58 contributions17 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Sleep in your car! Sleep on the Skytrain! Sleep under the bridge and it will still be cleaner than this hotel!"
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Katrina L wrote a tip Sep 2018
Prince George, Canada16 contributions14 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"would suggest a room on front of building"
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C$150 - C$220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arundel Mansion
Which popular attractions are close to Arundel Mansion?
Nearby attractions include Hidden Wonders (0.1 km), New Westminster Quay (0.2 km), and Landmark Cinemas 10 New Westminster (0.1 km).
Is parking available at Arundel Mansion?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arundel Mansion?
Conveniently located restaurants include Angelina's, Cockney Kings Fish & Chips (New West), and El Santo.
Is Arundel Mansion located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of New Westminster.
Are there any historical sites close to Arundel Mansion?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ceperley House (6.0 km).
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