While in Vancouver we stayed at Aviawest on Robson
and Hamilton. We used a timeshare exchange and they explained ahead of time that we would register at the office on Hamilton.
We pulled into the entrance but had to ask at the hotel desk where the office was. It is right next door on the Hamilton street entrance. There was a small convenience store next to it. A market was close by and lots of bakeries and cafe’s.
The staff at Aviawest were very nice and very helpful and we got checked in quickly.
The one bedroom suite that we got was small and would not have been very good for four people even thought there was a pullout couch. There were only two chairs at the table but for the two of us it was fine.
The kitchen was well equipped but we had to put our snacks in the living room t.v. cabinet as there was no cupboard for food in the small kitchen. The bedroom was a good size and the place was clean except the carpets were really stained. It is not a good idea to put carpet in the kitchen or under the dinning table and I believe they should change that. I always wear flip-flops in a hotel anyway so it didn’t really bother us.
If you have any mobility problems this hotel would be fine. They had level entry from parking and ramps and elevators.
We stayed at the wall center through our exchange the last time and it is much nicer and more modern. We have also stayed at many hotels in the city before both luxury like the Four Seasons and the Pan Pacific down to normal like The airport Sandman and even one night at the airport Travel lodge and everything in between.
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The great thing is that the location could not be beat being right on Robson in the heart of the shopping district and right near Yaletown
with all the restaurants. You could also walk to Chinatown easily. We walked to the Art gallery with no problem and I have inflammation in my feet but I was o.k. So the location was perfect. We don’t spend that much time in our room so location is very important to us.
We used the kitchen and it was adequate for our needs. I like to have breakfast and sometimes lunch in the apartment because I have food sensitivities and have to be careful.
I love to swim and the pool was great with a hot tub saunas and small exercise room. It was off-season so some days we had the pool all to ourselves. The Aviawest office would give you more towels between cleaning if you needed them.
We used their free internet service in the Aviawest office one day. They had a computer but I used my portable so this was convenient.
If you are looking for a large suite with luxury and pampering you may be disappointed as it is not as nice as most other time share I have used. The great thing was that with the R.C.I point system we did not have to exchange many points for this. Our home time share is very luxurious and so we get a lot more points for ours.
It is difficult to get time share in urban areas so we were really happy when we got the exchange on pretty short notice. Also if you are the type that cooks a lot you may find the kitchen small. It worked out perfectly for us.
Would I stay there again? I am not sure. I would definitely try for one of the other time shares in the city. I would not pick them as a hotel. However you never know if they were the only exchange that I could get at the time I probably would stay there again as you cannot find a better location and we enjoyed our time there very much because of this.
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