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English Bay Hotel

1150 Denman St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2M9 Canada
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If you’re looking for a family-friendly hotel in Vancouver, look no further than English Bay Hotel.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Vancouver, English Bay Hotel is located a short distance from Robson Street (1.2 km) and Marine Building (1.7 km).

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel.

English Bay Hotel features 24 hour front desk and baggage storage, to help make your stay more enjoyable. If you are driving to English Bay Hotel, there is paid public parking available on-site.

Travellers looking to enjoy some lobster can head to Blue Water Cafe, Cardero's Restaurant & Live Bait Marine Pub, or Top Of Vancouver Revolving. Otherwise, you may want to check out a steakhouse such as Black + Blue, CinCin Ristorante + Bar, or Gotham Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar.

Plus, during your trip, don’t forget to check out some of the popular gardens, such as Queen Elizabeth Park, VanDusen Botanical Garden, and Bloedel Conservatory.

The staff at English Bay Hotel looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Paid public parking on-site
Car park
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Self-serve laundry
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2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese

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1150 Denman St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2M9 Canada
English Bay Hotel
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lucy a wrote a review Dec 2023
Orlando, Florida3 contributions
Nice staff and great accommodation for the price, friendly staff and accessible to many locations. Also, kitchen is great with walkable distance to restaurants and groceries. Recommend to friends and family
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Nijh wrote a review Sep 2023
Leek, United Kingdom114 contributions47 helpful votes
As most others have said, this place looks a little dated, could do with the windows being cleaned and the owners clearly has a fondness of notices in plastic sleeves. The corridors to the rooms may also look a little ‘institutional’. BUT (that’s a big but you’ll notice) This place is immaculately clean, rooms are large, beds comfortable, with good facilities - although getting the shower to a good temperature takes patience 😁 The owners, and all the staff, always had a smile and the location is excellent. Vancouver accommodation is horrendously expensive during cruise season, this place is very affordable, do not be wary of staying here for any reason, it ticks all the boxes for a great few nights.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Clare R wrote a review Jul 2023
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You can't argue that this hotel isn't tired or dated, but you simply cannot beat the location. You'd pay three times as much for any other hotel in English Bay. The reception area is not particularly welcoming, but the staff are. We checked out late on our first visit and checked in early for our second, no fees or penalties, just smiles from the staff. The rooms are very dated, but our second one was better than the first. There's a well equipped if tired kitchen, and the beds are comfortable and the showers hot. We had no issues with the cleanliness of the room, our only complaint was the state of the windows outside. The windows look to be original and they haven't been cleaned externally in some time, with lots of visible dirt. This is the only reason I gave three stars and not four. We had a beautiful view of the beach that was marred by dirty windows. Actually, I have a second gripe! The restaurant below the hotel is open until at least 3am, so if you have a room above it as we did, you can expect a LOT of noise. I didn't appreciate people pulling up in cars to blast Britney tunes at 3 in the morning, it made for a very poor sleep, especially as the windows are only single glazed. The location of this hotel is second to none. The beach is 50m away, Stanley Park a stone's throw and there's plenty places to eat and drink - we enjoyed breakfast at JJ Bean's around the corner, which has lots to offer for vegans. This general area of Vancouver is rather quiet compared to the rest.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Look past the tiredness and focus on the location.
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wrigglespingpong wrote a review Jul 2023
Wellington45 contributions24 helpful votes
We stayed here for three nights and had a very happy comfortable stay. The hotel is in an excellent location, right near Stanley Park. There are lots of great restaurants and bars in the area and it's close to public transport. The room was large, clean and comfortable. It was excellent value for money, given the location. The furnishings, while not modern, were very comfortable. I would stay here again when visiting Vancouver.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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spyyyyyke wrote a review Jun 2023
San Diego, California21 contributions55 helpful votes
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Filthy. Very badly maintained. Horrible management. I booked this place because of the great location and full kitchen. I travel a lot but am not wealthy, so always try to save some money by preparing meals in my room at least part of the time. But there was no way on earth I would prepare meals in this place. It was filthy dirty. I had to wash the counters, sinks, tables, microwave, shower, even the closet rod, light switch plates, lamp knobs, door knob, air conditioner controls, refrigerator door handle, refrig door, and refrig interior, etc. etc. I had to wear shoes the whole time because the floor was disgusting - even had caked glop in several places - and there was at least one sharp metal piece on the floor (see the picture); thankfully, I saw it before stepping. But obviously, no one had vacuumed. The window air conditioner was behind a full curtain (which trapped the cool air) so I had to move the curtain out of the way. Stupidly, I used my bare hand to do so. The curtain was so dirty it actually left dark streaks on my hand. I had to close the curtains again to have privacy at night due to the configuration (see picture). I took pictures and went down to the lobby. I asked for a way to contact the owner. The nice man at the counter said, quite candidly, “I get it, but the owner doesn’t care.” The next day, there was a different man at the counter, so I asked again to contact the owner. This second man (not nice at all) asked why and I told him. I tried to show him the pictures but the guy refused to look. He wouldn’t give me a way to reach the owner, either. He said I could change rooms but I had spent about 90 minutes cleaning the room I was already in, and nothing indicated any other room would be different. I explained that to this second man, and he said that if I didn’t want to change rooms, I should stop complaining. Seriously! On the second night, the toilet broke. The bowl filled with water and didn’t recede. I called down to the lobby to ask for a repair. The man on the phone said there was no one to fix it at that hour (it was about 7:15pm) so I’d have to wait until morning. I said I could not and would not; I would certainly have to use the toilet over the next 14 hours. The man said he didn’t know what to tell me. I told him if he didn’t get someone in to fix the toilet, I’d go down in the lobby and complain loudly about it, no matter how many people heard. Finally, the guy said he’d see what he could do, and would call me back. He did ‘t call, but after about half an hour, a man came to fix the toilet. He spent over an hour working on it, which included leaving twice to go get parts. Eventually, the repair was done. The man told me a piece of the mechanism had crumbled because it hadn’t been replaced in a long time. The repairman was a nice guy. He even rejected the tip I tried to give him. The location was excellent. A little noisy because restaurants were open late and there people and activity until at least 1:00am. The noise doesn’t bother me, though, but I mention it in case it matters to others.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: Please read my comments and consider staying somewhere else.
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Elizabeth G wrote a review Jun 2023
Burgess Hill, United Kingdom243 contributions106 helpful votes
We stayed for three nights. The reception area is cluttered with lots of signs of behaviours not acceptable! The room was large with a good size kitchen area. Carpets are grubby, but the bedding and bathroom areas were good. Parking on site, 15 dollars a day. Though the garage was well hidden and full of rubbish. It’s a great location to visit Stanley Park, English Bay, Granville island and Vancouver. We had a good stay here, it’s value for money.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The garage has about nine spots to park in. Not a lot of space to manoeuvre your car into the...
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Hemant_Ggn wrote a review May 2023
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India366 contributions177 helpful votes
Very bad smell in corridors. Stained carpets. Rest rooms are ok. Great Location. Equipped kitchen but mismatched crockery & cutlery. Got room on 4th floor with great views. Location is great & walkable to most tourist Locations. Great eateries nearby.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Stacey039 wrote a review May 2023
Guildford, United Kingdom87 contributions65 helpful votes
Great budget hotel. Lots of reviews on Expedia hardly any on here so thought I would share here. Great location 2 min walk from English bay beach and Stanley park very close, main shopping streets close by and lots of restaurants to choose from. The staff in the hotel very helpful and knowledgeable. Rooms are clean and large, this is a no frills hotel but it you want to be centrally located to Stanley park Granville Island English bay etc and are not wanting to spend day and night in the hotel this is a great choice. Vancouver hotels are expensive so if it's all about the hotel facilities this is not the place for you but if you want a clean, centrally located base then this is great I would come back.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Aline T wrote a review Oct 2022
Salvador, BA6 contributions1 helpful vote
Although the room was clean, access to the garage was terrible. Full of garbage, crows, dirty and smelly. Disgusting. I never want to stay there again and I don't recommend it to anyone. Hallways and rooms have old carpet. The toilet and shower are for very short people. It urgently needs a renovation. I didn't feel safe there as it was a very old hotel.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Room Tip: Stay away of this hotel if you want a clean place to circulate
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Debbie D wrote a review Aug 2022
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Although old and tired the room was spacious and clean with AC and a good free-standing fan, Kitchen area was well equipped and spotlessly clean, We were able to drop our luggage off before check-in and leave it with them after check out which was helpful. The cleaning and reception staff were friendly and competent. Great location is close to the beach and with plenty of eateries around. It may not be fancy but it's fantastic value for money.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about English Bay Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to English Bay Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Comedy Department (0.08 km), English Bay (0.2 km), and English Bay Beach (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at English Bay Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, self serve laundry, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at English Bay Hotel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at English Bay Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to English Bay Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kingyo, Sylvia's Restaurant and Lounge, and Red Umbrella Cafe.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at English Bay Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to English Bay Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Yaletown (2.0 km), Engine 374 Pavilion (2.1 km), and Gaoler's Mews (2.6 km).