"Convenient to all things downtown Vancouver"
Enjoyed the historical look & feel of the hotel, the location is easy to get anywhere downtown. Granville Street is a bit seedy compared to other streets but I felt safe enough. Hotel was clean & well maintained, including shared bathrooms. Front desk was helpful, courteous & friendly. I will return.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not for people over 30"
Hotel is for younger generation, who don't mind sharing bathrooms, shower facitities, hauling luggage up flights of stairs & don't mind being in a questionable part of town.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Experience of Hotel Ambassador"
The first thing when l noticed was not what l expected at all. l would not book Motel 6 or 8 but l think they are better than Ambassador.. First of all, the first instinct is bad smell, the rugs have not been cleaned for years or even changed. There is no toilet in the room or shower. There is only one toilet and shower for everyone including men, children […] and women. l have never seen a hotel windonws with padlocks, which means there is no security. They provide a kitchen which has old pans and plates. No place to hand your clothes or an iron. You are scared to put your luggage on the floor thinking there might be bedbags We decided to place our bags on the table and the two small chairs. l would never think of recommending anyone to this hotel because we have hotel ambassador in the third world but they are one of the best hotels, and that is why I choose it and because they were showing white sheets on the beds. l do not know which no. to place it cos we were very very disappointed Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable, clean, & less expensive"
Gabriella was extremely helpful and cheerful. Hall bathrooms were not what we were used to, but clean and not a problem. No elevator. But clean and comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Wonderful quaint hotel. We were a little shocked that the bathroom was separate from our room, but in the end that didn't present any problems :)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location, gross hotel"
We picked this place because it was the most affordable downtown Vancouver hotel, but it turned out to be more like a creepy hostel. The community bathrooms were bearable if you caught them after the maid came in. The female staffers were excellent - so nice and helpful. The male staffers were absolutely terrible. If you're used to sleeping I'm hostels, […] this place is fine but overpriced. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Really more of a hostel than a hotel"
No A/C, weird lights that would turn on and off on their own in the middle of the night, shared bathroom, lumpy beds. It was relatively close to the convention center, but I wouldn't stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"close to the centre, shops and restaurants."
Only stayed over night... check in was quick and easy. We had a room on the first floor and this place has no lifts, so we had to carry our heavy bags up two flights of stairs. The building was very hot. The room was fine and comfortable, showers and toilet are separate and were clean. Check out was easy. Overall a good location for the overnight stay, […] not sure i'd want to stay for many consecutive days with a shared bathroom. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"It was okay"
The Hotel was clean and very simple. The bathrooms were clean and the rooms were clean. It is centerally located downtown and easy to walk everywhere. The offered parking for an additional fee$15 is not too bad. Could be worse. I thought the hotel was expensive for what you get, not sure if it's the area or time of year. There was a sink in our room […] made so using bathroom was just down the hall. I never had to wait for the restroom or anything. I hope you get a better rate than we did. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hot & smelly"
Although the hotel was in a good location, the room was hot and never cooled down overnight, and when we opened the window the meat fumes from the restaurant fan on the roof below blew into the room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very friendly staff but..."
Had to book here because of a last minute unplanned trip. The staff was great! Super attentive, very friendly and certainly tried to help out as much as possible to make the stay in the area a good one. However, you get what you pay for... The room was ok (no a/c, small and no bathroom). Not having your own bathroom can be a deal breaker for lots of […] people but I decided to give it a try. It was not a bad experience but not sure I would do it again unless I had to. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Read the label to avoid disappointment!"
This is a nicely run little hotel... in an old building! It's been nicely maintained and painted, but the room are not ensuite. That means you'll need to walk down the corridor to the bathroom. If that's a dealbreaker, then don't book here! If you think you can manage that, this place is great. An excellent spot, at the edge of downtown, very close […] to the bars etc. in downtown Vancouver, but no so close that the noise will keep you awake. I was pleasantly surprised how quiet this hotel was, given its age and location. No aircon, but the ceiling fan worked fine and was quiet. My one complaint is that the curtains in my room were poorly fitting, so let in too much light early in the morning. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Average conditions. Got what we paid for.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"close to all the great food spots!"
A great stay. everyone was friendly and it was a great location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent home base for the Vancouver adventurer"
This hotel is not luxurious nor does it come with any special perks but offers clean rooms for a very affordable price in the heart of the Vancouver eating/nightlife/shopping scene. My boyfriend and I had a very nice (one-night) stay to see a show at a venue just up the street and this hotel was totally satisfactory for the evening. The shared bathroom, […] though all of the way down the hall, was clean and neither of us ever had to wait for use. (also a sink and mirror in the room made this aspect better.) Our room was above a busy street (Granville), so night noise (with window open as facilities are old - but well kept - and no air conditioning) was apparent, but nothing terrible. I'd stay here again for a similar occasion. (Also, $15/day parking in the back, which is convenient if you don't care to be moving your car every several hours). Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good Budget Hotel close to all Happening places"
The Hotel stay was overall good, would have preferred non shared bathroom but good priced and very close to many bars, coffee shops. Also on the route for major tourist trips pick up spot. The front desk staff is helpfulGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I stayed two nights and it was not a pleasant stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location, bad hotel."
The rules of this establishment (such as, no guests past 10pm) is pretty unreasonable. The majority of the staff was rude and suspicious. Also, for checking in and checking out, I had to wait 30 mins both times because no one was manning the desk. Not a hotel id recommend. Shared bathrooms on each floor as well. Not ideal.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good mix of location and price"
Shared restrooms are okay, its never full. Rooms are clean and warm. Location is about 6 minutes walk from the subway. It's located right in front of a few clubs and the police station, so it can get loud at night. Not exactly a romantic getaway, but a good hotel for the solo traveler.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Nice vintage-feel, right in the heart of downtown, super affordable. I got a queen bedroom with my girlfriend. It was only fifty bucks per night for the two of us, which was even cheaper than some of the surrounding hosetls.Genuine Expedia guest review
Affordable hotel. Not a bad place to stay if you are traveling alone.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Quick stop over"
Hotel staff were super kind. The room was small but clean and the communal showers were also clean. The kitchen facility, although not used, seemed very comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"can't wait to stay again"
Loved the location very friendly staff. Very laid back. The bed was comfortable I will always be staying here when I'm in town. The guests were quiet and I could not hear any street noise.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent stay, great value."
Very clean room and washrooms. Quiet neighbours, helpful staff. Room was a bit hot but that was mainly because of the awesome weather. Highly recommend.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great staff and location but very tired hotel"
Due to a change in our schedule, we needed a place in Vancouver at short notice. As there was a conference in town, this was the only place available. Shared bathrooms are the clue that this isn't a quality establishment, but in a pinch, it will do. The hotel is shabby but the staff work hard to ensure that the place is clean - the bed, bedroom and […] bathrooms were all very clean during our stay. Our room was at the front of the hotel and was extremely noisy. It was also very hot, but due to that street noise, we couldn't open the window. There was a sink, a fridge and a 14" TV in the room (TV reception is v. poor). There are many better places in downtown Vancouver for not much more money - shop around if you can. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"a stay at the ambassaador"
It is a very centraally located hotel the staff is polite and conditions pleasant if you are looking for a five star hotel this isn't the place even the shared bathrooms weren't a problemif you want to be where the action is especially for gays and lesbians it is a fantastic hotelGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to all the most important things in Vancouve"
No air conditioning,street noise a problem,TV faulty,free coffee served too late,.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location, not so great hotel"
My friend and I chose this hotel because the location was amazing, and the price was decent. However, it wasn't worth it for the miserable night we had, barely able to sleep because the room was like a sauna. The hotel only had air conditioning in the lobby, and our room was so stuffy we could barely breathe. We opened the window right away, but that […] didn't help. We inquired about it at the front desk, and she just said "you have a fan…" The fan was a ceiling fan, and the ceilings were quite high, plus the fan barely spun, so that did absolutely nothing. We both barely slept because we were sweating so much. I would gladly have paid $20-$30 more to stay in a place with air conditioning (and in the end, I wish I had). We just assumed if we went out and left the window open, it would cool down at night, but no such luck. Read the fine print too, because the bathrooms are shared, meaning you don't get any of the regular little things you may get in a hotel (i.e. shampoo). The hair dryer that they advertised could be used didn't work, so we had to leave the hotel with wet hair. If no air conditioning doesn't bother you, it's an alright place to stay -- clean beds, and the staff are friendly. They brought up extra towels to our room right away when we asked (as they only give you two small ones). Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Hoped for more.."
No air conditioning during a heat wave made sleeping very difficult. No wash cloths just towels. No new cups given during 3 night stay. Expected a little more for the price paid given that we had to use shared bathroom facilities. Room was not made up at all 1st day just trash emptied and new towels.Genuine Expedia guest review
Small sink in the room with shared toilets (4) and showers (2) on the same floor.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good place to stay"
Needed a place to stay for just one night and this was the cheapest one I found. The front desk guy was very friendly (even when I checked in at 1 am) and even let my friend who missed his bus home stay with me even though I only paid for one person. The room has a bed, desk, mini fridge, old TV and a sink. It was pretty warm in the room but I felt […] comfortable opening the window because it has bars on it. I would probably stay here again! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Ok but for it being so budget, seemed expensive"
For the services you get/lack of, the price point was off. 1) no elevator, made it difficult to haul my luggage up unassisted 2) no air conditioning, we had a heat wave and sleeping in an old hot hotel was unbearable 3) shared bathroom situation was ok, but no towels to wipe my hands with post hand washing 4) other than that the hotel was ok, but I […] felt like I could've spent $10 more a night to stay somewhere that had more amenities and now wishing I did. For what you get vs dollar value, it wasn't worth it to me. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"It's a hostel, not a hotel."
The staff were great. I was expecting more of a hotel environment, it's definitely like a hostel. Not bad just different from my expectation.Genuine Expedia guest review
noisy at night (window left open because of heath). Electricity problem in the shower (breaker went of twice when using the hand dryer)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great room for the price and location"
We knew what we were getting into. This is a step above a hostel. It has shared washrooms for each floor. Every time we come to town, we still stay here though! We are never in Van for very long, these rooms are affordable and within walking distance of the Queen Elizabeth and the West End district where we like to go. For 2 people, 2 twin beds, $100 […] - we think it's well worth it! The washrooms are still single person with locks on the door, so it isn't nearly as bad as it sounds :) Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Dont stay here"
Crap hotel, plenty better for the same price in the same vicinity.Genuine Expedia guest review
"great for a short stay"
Our room was exactly as it was advertised. We were facing Granville Street, and steps away from everything we wanted. The staff was polite and professional, the room was very clean and had a sink, mini fridge, clean towels and TV cabinet and desk. The bathroom was down the hallway, but not inconvenient. There was also an eating area and full kitchen […] for guest use. For the price, it was definitely a great stay, and we'll use the hotel again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location in Downtown Vancouver"
The hotel was clean and well maintained. The bed was comfortable and the room was a good size.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great staff, poor guests"
Everything the hotel did was awesome. Rooms were good, they got us anything we needed. The problem we had was with rowdy patrons who were up until 5am. Not the hotels fault at all, and I don't know if it's a common occurance. But it happened to us.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Is ok. More like a hostel. Good location. For a night. With no car. Car is 18 dlls extraGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The staff was extremely friendly but you do get what you pay for. The rooms are small and it is next to a noisy street but that was expected. The bathrooms were dirty as they are shared bathrooms.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
i never go back to this hotel any more so shower room has nothing.easy to contaminating get sickness.Genuine Expedia guest review
"basic accommodation, convenient location"
Met my expectationsGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Good location however rooms are tiny and not well kept.Genuine Expedia guest review
"We stayed happy"
Friendly service, clean, in the best location, and affordable!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"It is what it is"
This is not a fancy hotel or a luxury getaway. You pay a bit less and don't get your own bathroom. The location is awesome though, the bed is comfy and the wifi works. Everything you need for a place to sleep when visiting downtown for a show or event. There is a kitchen to use with free coffee in the morning. I'll probably stay again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Good price for the location. Close to everything. Parking available for a price.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Clean and quiet at a very reasonable rate and very convenient location. Good value.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The location was great! it just had all the noise at night from neighboring lounges and bars, but that's expected from being in the middle of everything. Room cleaning could be every day instead of every second day, but no big deal (we weren't in the room most of the time). Shared bathroom was kept clean. it was a pretty good little hotel overallGenuine Expedia guest review
"Tiny rooms, felt uncomfortable staying there"
Hotel staff was rude, rooms we cramped, and overall we just wanted to get out of there as soon as possibleGenuine Expedia guest review
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