Vancouver - Sunset Inn & Suites

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#1
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Has anyone here stayed at this hotel?

I am looking for affordable accommodations for a family of 4 adults for 2 nights prior to a cruise next year, Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend, so we are coming in Thursday night and staying until Saturday. We are willing to stay in one room for the two nights. I've looked on travel websites and found availability at Sunset Inn & Suites which looks close to the port but can't find anything on CC about this hotel. Any thoughts? Robson suites is also available. Can anyone compare the 2? Both look like efficiency apartments with kitchens, which is not our preference. We would not use the kitchen, so the savings benefit from having a kitchen is not a factor for us.

Thanks!!
#2
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Sorry, I can't give you exactly what you're after as living downtown I never need to stay in hotels, but in terms of location I'd be inclined to favour Sunset over Robson - the latter is on top of several small popular businesses so you'll get more street noise, while the former is still close to restos etc. but a block back from the main street (Davie) in the area. Robson Suites is closer to the park - especially the main entrance/totem poles side - but Sunset is closer to Yaletown and Granville Island and a little closer to Chinatown/Gastown (although if you were planning to use transit, there are more bus services running along Robson than Davie).

I do recall a few folks asking about Sunset before - they're one of very few places that offer free parking so for folks driving into town that's a big plus. Try Searching the phrase "Sunset Inn" with quotation marks and change the default search setting to 'Any Date' and you'll get plenty of hits - there are other folks staying this summer who won't be much use for reviews until after they've left but there are hits from last year, year before etc.
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#3
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Joined Mar 2017
Originally posted by martincath
Sorry, I can't give you exactly what you're after as living downtown I never need to stay in hotels, but in terms of location I'd be inclined to favour Sunset over Robson - the latter is on top of several small popular businesses so you'll get more street noise, while the former is still close to restos etc. but a block back from the main street (Davie) in the area. Robson Suites is closer to the park - especially the main entrance/totem poles side - but Sunset is closer to Yaletown and Granville Island and a little closer to Chinatown/Gastown (although if you were planning to use transit, there are more bus services running along Robson than Davie).

I do recall a few folks asking about Sunset before - they're one of very few places that offer free parking so for folks driving into town that's a big plus. Try Searching the phrase "Sunset Inn" with quotation marks and change the default search setting to 'Any Date' and you'll get plenty of hits - there are other folks staying this summer who won't be much use for reviews until after they've left but there are hits from last year, year before etc.
Thanks for your advice about searching. Will try now.

Won't have a car will use transit but also usually just pack comfy shoes and plan on lots of walking!
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"I am looking for affordable accommodations for a family of 4 adults for 2 nights prior to a cruise next year, Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend so we are coming in Thursday night and staying until Saturday. " According to my calendar that would be May 24-26 2018.


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Looking at Booking.com for 2 adults for your 2 days in USD.....
  • $286 Barclay
  • $355 Days Inn » 3 blocks from cruise terminal. Check review for potential concerns.
  • $422 Sunset » what you have suggested
  • $593 Auberge » 3 blocks from the cruise terminal
  • $656 Delta
  • $709 Bayshore
  • $815 Hyatt Regency
  • $1103 Fairmont Waterfront
  • $1224 Fairmont Pacific Rim
I think we are too early as hotels may not have their 2018 rates set yet. One other place to check is the YWCA in the coming months.