The Rate: 254 CAD ++ (Executive King Suite - Rm 3100) Getting There: After arriving at 9:45p, and clearing the C&I formalities I was in a cab by 10:15p and at the hotel by 10:45p. Cab fare was approximately 30 CAD. On the return, I walked 3 blocks to the Canada Line station and took the light rail to YVR. About 35min and ~4 CAD. Definitely do the light rail unless there's a mobility/baggage/timing issue. Check-in: We entered on the ground level and took the elevator to check-in. There were 3 people in my group, with separate reservations. Initially there was only one person at check-in, but a second person came to assist. Our rates include continental breakfast and unlimited wireless and those benefits were explained and presented. Oddly enough, despite working at a hotel on Robson street, the front desk seemed to have trouble directing us to a non fast-food restaurant to for a snack. We ended up finding a wine bar nearby that met the need. The hotel: I was in Vancouver for a conference with my colleague who is an architect, so I can't help but to be biased by his complete dislike for the design of the space. The entryway from the street to the check-in area is underwhelming and seems like it could be redesigned to be more "grand". The elevators require key card access and I had to swipe a bunch of times/have my cards re-coded on a couple different occasions to get access to the elevators and my room. One of the best features of the hotel was the spa/fitness area on the 3rd floor. While not as large and well appointed as some hotels, the equipment was great for a quick workout. The steam room and saunas were clean and working as well, something that isn't always the case. The room: My room had a narrow entryway leading to small living room with a couch, desk and LCD tv.. The living room window had a very good view of BC Place and the Public Library. Some rooms have balconies as well, but those had been allocated when we arrived. Also included was a kitchenette which I could imagine would be very useful for longer stays, but went untouched for my 2 day visit. Off of the living room was a short hallway with the bathroom on the left and a smallish bedroom. I couldn't help to think that the space would've been much better as something more open rather than a series of small rooms. Nonetheless, the room was adequate. The verdict: Only a tepid endorsement. There was nothing wrong with this hotel, but I can't strongly endorse it. At the price point, I'd probably rather have an entry level room at the FS or a try a boutique hotel. The C&P rates however would make this a relative bargain, especially for events in the downtown area since the hotel is so central.