"Older hotel with all of the pluses and minuses"
The location is great - close to Stanley Park and several very good restaurants as well as the rest of the downtown area. The staff is very friendly and efficient. The hotel is old. That means great touches like wide wooden hallways, crown moldings and a large reading room that is kept stocked with the local papers. It also means no elevator (but there […] are only 3 floors), no a/c, and apparently virtually no insulation in the attic. We were on the third floor and while the outside temperatures were only in the high 70's (F) the room was at least 10 degrees warmer and the ceiling was very warm to the touch. Also, oddly for an older hotel, the walls let a lot of sound through from the adjoining rooms (we could distinctly hear conversations and TV dialogs). Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Just the basics"
Clean, comfortable, nice neighborhood and convenient for an overnight stay or a base for sightseers, pleasant front desk staff, parking a bit of a challenge but manageable, TV impossible for me to operate. No phone in room. Met my expectations for the price and a bonus to be so near Stanley Park.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This is simply a budget hotel. It is located in the West End, which is a nice area of Vancouver with lots of nearby restaurants and cafes. It is also walkable from the busy downtown area and adjacent to the beautiful Stanley Park. All in all, an excellent location. That said, it is not a great hotel. I felt like I was in a dormatory with the rooms located […] along a drab hallway. The room itself was small and also rather drab. The bathroom was fine. The service was fine. Very simply, it is a budget hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great tree lined neighborhood near Stanley Park. Older hotel, but certainly adequate for a short stay. Bike rentals available nearby and lots of restaurants within walking distance. The Italian restaurant next door had excellent food and service.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location-simple hotel!!"
Hotel was clean, bed comfortable, great location to Stanley Park. It is an older hotel so you must take that into consideration. Highly recommend--great price!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Old but OK"
The place is old and looks more like a dorm. There is no elevator; we had to climb to the 2nd floor with the luggage. Inside there was no air conditioner. However, we were in a very good neighborhood, just blocks away from Stanley Park (a major attraction in Vancouver), and a lot of very nice restaurants on Denman St. The rooms were clean, the staff […] were very helpful, the wi-fi was free, and it was less expensive than the alternatives. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"could walk to everything we wanted to do"
We really enjoyed our stay there. It's a unique old hotel in a quiet neighborhood. We were able to walk to Stanley Park, the waterfront, restaurants, coffee houses and shopping. The staff was helpful and pleasant. We were very pleased with our stay there!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location. Hotel was very clean. Economical.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice but old..Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Quaint - a step back in time."
Overall, great location, quaint, nostalgic feel - set back in time. Clean room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location, very quiet area"
Not expansive, and older building but in a very close in location to Stanley park and English Bay. Good walk around and DT bus runs 5-10 minutes a bus. Parking is very limited and could be issues with in and out frequent trips if you do not have a spot.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice place & great bargain. Glad I stayed there."
To begin with, its location is superb. You are only a couple blocks from Stanley Park (which is where you will want to spend as much time as possible). Denman Street is only a could blocks away as well. There you will find plenty of restaurants, coffee houses, food stores, etc. The accommodations aren't first class - but I didn't expect them to be. […] But the hotel definitely has character. The room was clean and it was very quiet inside the hotel. The staff were very friendly and took time to answer my questions and help me out. The only downside was I booked a room that didn't have a private bathroom. Still the shared bathrooms and shower facilities were very clean and located directly across my room. In short, I felt fortunate to have stayed here. I saved $$$ on a room and was able to explore some of Vancouver's top sites (Stanley Park, English Bay) with ease. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"nice little hotel"
Immaculately restored older hotel in nice neighborhood close to restaurants and bus line. A major con is that it has three floors with no elevator or assistance available for getting yourvbags upstairs. Also the room, though we'll appointed, had only a tiny very noisy ceiling fan. Lastly was that there was no ice available anywhere in the hotelGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable and quiet"
Great location, quiet. Comfortable and clean room in a prime location. Walk to Stanley Park and anywhere in downtown Van. We walked to BC Place and waterfront. Denman at your doorstep. We had a corner room, third floor, comfortable and spacious. Parking is limited. We parked for a couple of days at Crown Plaza Hotel on Comox. Left the car and used shanks […] mare and small ferries to get around False Creek. Didn't get a chance to try the restaurant but it looked appealing. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location & close to shopping & attractions"
The Buchan is conveniently located in a safe, quiet neighborhood: just a couple of blocks away from Stanley Park and one street over from Robson St. The hotel is clean, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The bathrooms are shared, but private; just like they are in a house. And, it was really convenient having a sink in our room. Price was […] our main motivator in selecting this hotel, but we were thoroughly impressed. Will definitely be staying here again the next time we visit Vancouver BC! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel is in a great location. Very close to lots of restaurants and shopping but on a nice quite side street which is great. We would definitely stay here again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Location, Clean and Cheap Room"
This is a great hotel for its location and price. It's off the beaten path of Vancouver and in a great neighborhood. The rooms are clean. The building is old so don't expect perfect fixtures and trimmings, but it is all in good condition. The wifi in the room didn't work very well. That would be my only complaint.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"very very clean and great location!!"
the hotel was very very clean, everyday. the location to everywhere we went for our vacation was spot on and the staff was great at giving easy directions!! the room was very warm but with the window open and a fan, it was very pleasant (probably because it was on the third story) but the price for an assigned spot in the lot was fantastic, everything […] smelled nice and clean and it was a great vacation!! we would definitely stay here again! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very nice location, right in the Standley park, walking distance to the harbor, close to Denman street and Robson Street, where you can easliy find many nice restaurant, room is comfortable and cozy. I would recommand this hotel to my friend.Genuine Expedia guest review
Great location close to Stanley Park and the price was low. Hotel is kind of funky and has charm. Not really a fan of the shared washroom/shower thing, and the room felt old and had a strange odour. Nice big windows though plus a fan helped. The room was clean though. Great spot to stay if you need a hotel close to park and aren't going to spend a lot […] of time in your room Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location, excellent value for money, comfortable (can be a bit noisy from other rooms).Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Good hotel in very nice area, old but clean & friendly and very close to all must-see sights!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Top location, hub of west end of town. Funky eclectic mix of shops. Road Closed Day was on while we were here, what fun with market stalls, music, good vibes and great atmosphere. We loved our stay despite the whole visit marred by grey skies and showery weather. So close to Stanley Park and English Bay with the gorgeous laughing men!! We are keen walkers […] so for us everything was in walking distance but fantastic public transport was everywhere. Hop on Hop Off Bus was great but public transport is just as efficient. Hotel was 'Character' had lovely charm about it. We arrived before check in time just expecting to leave baggage at reception & go sight seeing but our room was ready so they allowed us early access which was appreciated. Gave us time to chill & have a coffee then hit the pavement! Rooms were 'what you pay for' bed was a bit hard, we were cold at night and couldn't find a spare blanket, just put some clothes on to go to bed in rather than ask at the front desk. Room was spacious enough, shared bathroom was close to our room and noise was to a minimum except we could hear every footstep on the stairs as we were next to the stairwell. It didn't bother us as we were here to see the place not be holed up in accommodation!! We loved our stay and ate out at the local fish n chip shop, C-Lovers, it was delicious. Night walks around the waterfront was delightful. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"close to sights"
It is a lovely hotel on a very quiet street which is nice from the hustle of the busy downtown. Our only complaint was no air conditioning and it was a hot hot day. With that being said it had fans which did help and being able to actually open the windows was a great plus. We will come back and stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Booked this after a lot of research, based on price and location. It scored highly on both. Great area - quiet, safe and easy walking distance to so many places. Nearby supermarket among everything else! Very nice room although be aware it gets extremely hot if the weather is very hot (no aircon but they provided extra fans). It is a pretty basic hotel […] and some guests seemed to have unrealistic expectations. It's true that if you paid the same price for somewhere in the suburbs you'd get a really great hotel. But you're paying partly for location and it's a fantastic one! The hotels with a location like this that are more upmarket are ridiculously expensive. So if you want the sea/mountain/city views and aircon and luxury service go and stay somewhere else and pay a lot more. If you're looking for a modest, clean, safe hotel with an amazing location and friendly staff, look no further. Definitely coming back. Thanks to everyone at the Buchan for helping make my first trip to Vancouver such a memorable one! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Everything was perfect"
It was a very nice hotel with clean and modern rooms with enough space. I liked it and also the shared bathrooms were always clean. The staff members were always friendly and helpful. The neighborhood was quit and the stanley parc is in walking distance... nothing is really far away from this point. I would come back again!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Stay @ The Buchan Hotel"
Not Good...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel was basic but clean, street parking horrendous, the hotel only has about 4 spaces. Very close to local amenities.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Worth every money"
Great little hotel. Few blocks off of Denman Street, which has some great restaurants. The Italian bistro downstairs is pretty swell too. Overall, great experience. 10/10 would book againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Our room barely had room to move. There is no elevator and no air conditioning. Noisy night with the window open. People very friendly. Nice residential neighborhood. Beautiful old building with nice sitting room near lobby. Parking was a challenge 2 blocks away.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel is in a great location and the staff were very helpful. It was fully booked when we stayed and there were only 2 bathrooms for our floor of 12 rooms. This meant you sometimes had to wait for a shower and the bathrooms got dirty very quickly. That aside it was a good stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good bang for your buck"
Went to a concert and wanted a hotel that was reasonably priced. The hotel is old and very basic and although not close to Rogers Arena, the room was clean, the staff were extremely friendly and helpful and the area was very quiet. We walked to and from the concert and there are lots of shops and restaurants along Robson Street and a terrific Sushi […] restaurant just a block up from the hotel. If you are looking for an economical place to spend a night or two, then I would recommend the Buchan. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Location, Location, Location"
We had a nice stay at the hotel. The room is nothing fancy but it was certainly adequate. The shower was awesome! The staff were friendly and accommodating. You cannot beat the location of this hotel - it is close to everything you should be close to in Vancouver: Stanley Park, tennis courts, English Bay, Whole Foods on Robson. It doesn't get much better, […] plus parking is easy to find and free! The value of this hotel is unbeatable. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The desk staff very friendly and helpful. Great area just down the road from the famous Stanley Park, easy to get around very friendly area. Easy access to hop on and off buses, great for tourists.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"good location with many shops nearby"
Good location as it is near Canada Place and is near shops and eateries. The disadvantage is that the hotel does not have an elevator.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Stay at the Buchan Hotel"
Staff friendly and helpful. Comfortable. Stayed 2 nights. Excellent value.Genuine Expedia guest review
Close to Stanley Park and easy to get to downtown by bus. Service was good and the room was spacious and clean. Restaurant downstairs not connected to the hotel. Tea and coffee available in the lounge. Breakfasts and meals available from restaurants and cafes around the corner.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Worth every penny!"
My room was $69 per night +tax. Just like the their website says it's a no-frills kind of hotel. My room required a share bathroom but it was clean and user friendly. I would definitely go back again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Stayed at Buchan Hotel for one week in a double room with shared bathroom. Hotel was kept incredibly clean, sharing a bathroom was no problem at all! This is a great old hotel with lots of charm, will definatly be back!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel and staff. Close to Stanley Park."
The staff were very nice to me. They offered to hold my stuff for a couple of hours. It was a reasonably priced hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
My 11 year old son and I spent two nights at the Buchan Hotel and enjoy our selves. We were able to spend 2 and a 1/2 days at the Aquarium and Stanley Park. I recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to stay near the Aquarium,with great places to eat and walk at a fair price.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"sweet serenity in the city"
We were amazed at how quiet the neighbourhood is at night and it's just a block away from Stanley Park. The newly renovated room was very simply and tastefully done and the hotel staff was very helpful. It's not luxurious but it's comfortable and the restaurant Adesso below is a delight for brunch.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenient location. Renovating a classic gem"
The current condition of my room was needing paint and wall repairs. The hotel is in the process of restoring this great old hotel. The price was great and close to Stanley Park, cultural food, and many convension hotels. The tree lined streets are quaint and charming.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by The Buchan Hotel Thank you for your comments Gord, I've been waiting to reply to this for awhile. I'm pleased to tell you that we've just finished renovating all of our rooms. Every room has now been painted, and every piece of furniture was purchased this past winter. I'm optimistic that when you come back you'll be pleased.
The hotel was clean and calm. The staffs were so kind. The location was very nice. It is very close to Stanley Park, sea side, downtown. There were many restaurants near hotel. Very recommendable,Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good for budget travelers"
Pros: located near to Stanley Park. Managed well. Reasonably cheap compared with other hotels nearby. Cons: old (feels like my small old apartment). Wi-fi signal is very weak and disconnected frequently (at least on the third floor).Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel located near Stanley Park. There are many kinds of restaurants and a supermarket nearby the hotel. It is very convenient to take buses to downtown. The downside is no refrigerator to reserve food.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel très bien placé. Nous avions malheureusement la chambre 1, près de la réception (on entend tous les autres) et surtout elle donne directement sur la terrasse du café très animée ... (Comme il n'y a pas de climatisation, obligation d'ouvrir la fenêtre !,,). Personnel très sympa.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
大満足です！Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Ligger i ett fint, lungt och lummigt område med ca 10 minuters promenad till centrum. Jättebra service! Kändes dock mer som ett vandrarhem än ett hotell då det var delade toaletter och duschar i korridoren. Lyhört och luktade lite unket mest troligt från heltäckningsmattorna. Men totalt sett ett prisvärt boende!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Bästa tänkbara läge. Utmärkt service av trevlig personal.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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