|Accommodation Type |||Hotel|
|General Amenities |||Parking|
|Room Amenities |||TV|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||Vancouver City Centre|
|Getting There |||Hastings Street East and Dunlevy|
Profile Last Updated: August 26, 2008
Not everyone is prepared to spend a high price for overnight accommodations, especially when they plan on spending most of their time out of bed and in the city exploring what Vancouver has to offer. The budget conscious visitor will appreciate the Patricia Hotel’s inexpensive but comfortable accommodations, along with their friendly and helpful staff. This is a very good no frills hotel located on the edge of the downtown core. It’s in Vancouver’s Strathcona district, the city’s first and oldest neighbourhood, just one block from Chinatown and five blocks from historic Gastown. Although this area of the city does suffer from various social issues, it is regarded as a safe neighbourhood, and offers a unique perspective on life in the big city.
The 195 non-smoking guest rooms are neat and well appointed with a choice of basic, standard queen, standard twin and queen deluxe. Some rooms can accommodate three or four people – good for travelling families. They are nicely decorated with colourfully covered beds, dressers, phones and televisions. Standard room bathrooms feature a shower only, but deluxe rooms have both showers and baths. Daily maid service is available and morning coffee is free. There’s reasonably-priced on-site parking and a guest coin laundry facility.
Pull a Pint
Pat's Pub & Brewhouse is on the ground floor of the hotel, and is a very popular after-work stop for people from the nearby docks and warehouses. Pat’s is well known for its Pat’s Classic Lager, an all natural, preservative-free beer micro-brewed on site. It contains only the traditional beer ingredients – hops, barley malt, yeast and filtered water. Specialties from the grill include a handmade monster burger with fresh cut seasoned fries, and specialty-smoked brisket and pork sandwiches slow-cooked on their charcoal barbecue. If you’re really hungry, a meal at Pat’s will fit the bill.