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Old Jun 30, 20, 1:17 am
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For those that have been to this property before, which room do you guys prefer? I got a room facing east so I couldn't really see a sunset. The view was still good though. I recalled seeing the mountains to the north and the Fairmont hotel.
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Old Jul 1, 20, 1:09 am
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I like the balcony room facing down Burrard towards the North Shore.
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Old Jul 1, 20, 3:09 am
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Originally Posted by skywalkerLAX View Post
I like the balcony room facing down Burrard towards the North Shore.
If your room is facing Burrard, then you're looking east. The North Shore is still visible from the balcony, but barely.
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Old Jul 1, 20, 8:13 pm
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Originally Posted by lsquare View Post
If your room is facing Burrard, then you're looking east. The North Shore is still visible from the balcony, but barely.
The balcony room I'm usually in is facing straight down. Same as the duplex suite that I sometimes have.
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Old Oct 6, 20, 9:10 pm
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They don't seem to be selling club rooms right now. Is the club lounge closed at the moment? Wondering if it's worthwhile to apply a club access award for a stay in a few weeks.
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Old Oct 6, 20, 10:13 pm
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Originally Posted by mechu View Post
They don't seem to be selling club rooms right now. Is the club lounge closed at the moment? Wondering if it's worthwhile to apply a club access award for a stay in a few weeks.
Most Club lounges have been closed for the past 6+ months and will likely remain closed for some time. I don't think you could even use a Club Certificate right now.
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Old Oct 14, 20, 9:54 am
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Originally Posted by mechu View Post
They don't seem to be selling club rooms right now. Is the club lounge closed at the moment? Wondering if it's worthwhile to apply a club access award for a stay in a few weeks.
You can't use a CAA if the hotel doesn't offer a club which is currently the case based on your observations.

It's one of the things that has always rubbed me the wrong way about this property, they always close their club multiple times a year.
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Old Oct 14, 20, 10:36 am
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Originally Posted by skywalkerLAX View Post
You can't use a CAA if the hotel doesn't offer a club which is currently the case based on your observations.

It's one of the things that has always rubbed me the wrong way about this property, they always close their club multiple times a year.
CAA?

I'm currently at this property right now. I can confirm the lounge and restaurant are closed. Globalists are entitled to a continental breakfast. It's exactly as sound. There's no hot food.
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Old Oct 14, 20, 2:59 pm
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Originally Posted by lsquare View Post
I'm currently at this property right now. I can confirm the lounge and restaurant are closed. Globalists are entitled to a continental breakfast. It's exactly as sound. There's no hot food.

The lounge always had hot food for breakfast and personally I really don't like Mosaic Restaurant. Unless you have a really good rate I'd rather stay elsewhere under these circumstances. Sheraton Wall Center also has their lounge closed but they offer a full hot breakfast at the restaurant.
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Old Oct 14, 20, 8:52 pm
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Originally Posted by skywalkerLAX View Post
The lounge always had hot food for breakfast and personally I really don't like Mosaic Restaurant. Unless you have a really good rate I'd rather stay elsewhere under these circumstances. Sheraton Wall Center also has their lounge closed but they offer a full hot breakfast at the restaurant.
I need my nights to qualify for Globalist. I've already accrued 100 EQNs with Marriott. I also like that this Hyatt have a very reasonable park and stay rate. It's also next to a subway station. The location is simply excellent.

I've been to that Sheraton before and yes, there is breakfast in the restaurant. That's it. I'm not that happy with the Sheraton's location though.
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Old Oct 14, 20, 11:40 pm
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Originally Posted by lsquare View Post
I need my nights to qualify for Globalist. I've already accrued 100 EQNs with Marriott. I also like that this Hyatt have a very reasonable park and stay rate. It's also next to a subway station. The location is simply excellent.

I've been to that Sheraton before and yes, there is breakfast in the restaurant. That's it. I'm not that happy with the Sheraton's location though.
You need Globalist nights this year (2020)? The Hyatt is next to the Skytrain but the Canada Line - City Center Station - is at least in easy walking distance.

I agree, I like the Hyatt location a bit better compared to Sheraton.
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Old Oct 15, 20, 12:27 am
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Originally Posted by skywalkerLAX View Post
You need Globalist nights this year (2020)? The Hyatt is next to the Skytrain but the Canada Line - City Center Station - is at least in easy walking distance.

I agree, I like the Hyatt location a bit better compared to Sheraton.
I need 20 more nights to qualify for Globalist. Hyatt is also next to Burrard Station on the Expo Line. It's really tough to beat Hyatt if anyone wants to take transit.

The Sheraton is at least a 10 min walk from the closest subway station.
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Old Oct 15, 20, 3:04 pm
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Hyatt Regency Vancouver = Quarantine Stay

Hyatt Regency Vancouver

1 Review | 100% Recommended

Hyatt Regency Vancouver

655 Burrard St Vancouver, BC CA V6C2R7

Hyatt Regency Vancouver = Quarantine Stay (15 Photos)

Hyatt Regency Vancouver

In anticipation for mandatory self-isolation upon entry in Canada, I had originally booked a flexible reservation at Fairmont Vancouver Waterfront, however when Hyatt announced the very juicy promotion starting October 1st, I changed my reservation from Fairmont to Hyatt Regency and I burnt a couple of Globalist suite upgrade certificates to be 100% sure I would have a suite for 14 days.  I suspected the hotel would have low occupancy and that I could possibly get a suite without using a TSU but anyway I have not had to use one of my upgrades this year yet so they might expire unused.  Despite the less than ideal circumstances I was quite happy with my stay, how the hotel handled the communication before the stay, how they took care of us during, and I can recommend this property.

Room

Prior to arrival I asked the hotel what is the difference between the junior suite and the executive suite because the latter is a bit more expensive but barely bigger (70 square meters for the jr suite vs 74 sqm for the exec suite).  I was told the exec suite is one large room whereas the junior suite is more akin to two separate adjoining rooms, one with a living room and one with a bedroom.  The main advantage of the junior suite is that it has two full bathrooms which is convenient for a quarantine stay so I decided to stick with the standard Globalist upgrade rather than target a higher room type.

The room was probably not as luxurious as Fairmont would have been but it was a fraction of the cost especially if I wanted to be guaranteed to have a suite, so it would be hard to argue about the value proposition of what I received at Hyatt.  In addition to having two full bathrooms, there were also two mini-fridges, plus a balcony off the bedroom to get some fresh air once in a while during those two weeks.  Despite the name “junior suite”, there was nothing junior about the suite – most hotels use that naming convention when the room is simply a larger version of their standard room; here it was a formal suite.  We could see mountains from the room, although with so many high buildings on each side of the hotel, it would be hard to call it a view.  The only negative I could say about the room is that I wish it had a stand-alone shower rather than a shower in a tub, or in at least one of the two bathrooms.

 

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Service

Service was very good before our arrival with staff explaining the current situation for quarantine stays and they handled a last-minute date change to our stay very quickly.  In addition, staff was helpful and responsive during our stay when I had miscellaneous requests for extra items for example more water, shaving kits, dish soap, and they were also helpful for printing and sending urgent documents by courier on my behalf.

Dining

There is currently no restaurant open at the hotel and therefore no room service available during covid, however the hotel allowed deliveries from outside vendors to be brought to our room, either from grocery stores or from restaurants.  Their breakfast offering has also been modified due to covid; they brought a couple of bags at our door every morning.  At the beginning of our stay I thought the content of the bag was a bit too focused on fattening bakeries but they were flexible enough that when I asked if we could get alternatives such as healthy cereals with milk instead of bakeries, they were happy to oblige.  Also they did not mind giving us different kind of fruits upon request rather than having the same every day.  On some mornings they also added some variety as well for example some days we had a snack mix with nuts, a chocolate bar with sesame seeds, or a cheese tray.  Overall I felt like what they brought to us was fair and a decent replacement to a normal breakfast.

 

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Wifi

Wifi worked well during the entire stay with speeds of 20 Mbps.

Overall

Overall while it might not be easy to draw clear conclusions about this hotel since it was not a normal stay, given my interaction with staff, the state of the room and the price tag, I can recommend this hotel and I would consider coming back. 

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Old Oct 16, 20, 10:14 am
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Originally Posted by escape4 View Post
Introduction In anticipation for mandatory self-isolation upon entry in Canada, I had originally booked a flexible reservation at Fairmont Vancouver Waterfront, however when Hyatt announced the very juicy promotion starting October 1st, I changed my reservation from Fairmont to Hyatt Regency and I burnt a couple of Globalist suite upgrade certificates to be 100% sure I would have a suite for 14 days. I suspected the hotel would have low occupancy and that I could possibly get a suite without using a TSU but anyway I have not had to use one of my upgrades this year yet so they might expire unused. Despite the less than ideal circumstances I was quite happy with my stay, how the hotel handled the communication before the stay, how they took care of us during, and I can recommend this property. Room Prior to arrival I asked the hotel what is the difference between the junior suite and the executive suite because the latter is a bit more expensive but barely bigger (70 square meters for the jr suite vs 74 sqm for the exec suite). I was told the exec suite is one large room whereas the junior suite is more akin to two separate adjoining rooms, one with a living room and one with a bedroom. The main advantage of the junior suite is that it has two full bathrooms which is convenient for a quarantine stay so I decided to stick with the standard Globalist upgrade rather than target a higher room type.The room was probably not as luxurious as Fairmont would have been but it was a fraction of the cost especially if I wanted to be guaranteed to have a suite, so it would be hard to argue about the value proposition of what I received at Hyatt. In addition to having two full bathrooms, there were also two mini-fridges, plus a balcony off the bedroom to get some fresh air once in a while during those two weeks. Despite the name “junior suite”, there was nothing junior about the suite – most hotels use that naming convention when the room is simply a larger version of their standard room; here it was a formal suite. We could see mountains from the room, although with so many high buildings on each side of the hotel, it would be hard to call it a view. The only negative I could say about the room is that I wish it had a stand-alone shower rather than a shower in a tub, or in at least one of the two bathrooms. Service Service was very good before our arrival with staff explaining the current situation for quarantine stays and they handled a last-minute date change to our stay very quickly. In addition, staff was helpful and responsive during our stay when I had miscellaneous requests for extra items for example more water, shaving kits, dish soap, and they were also helpful for printing and sending urgent documents by courier on my behalf. Dining There is currently no restaurant open at the hotel and therefore no room service available during covid, however the hotel allowed deliveries from outside vendors to be brought to our room, either from grocery stores or from restaurants. Their breakfast offering has also been modified due to covid; they brought a couple of bags at our door every morning. At the beginning of our stay I thought the content of the bag was a bit too focused on fattening bakeries but they were flexible enough that when I asked if we could get alternatives such as healthy cereals with milk instead of bakeries, they were happy to oblige. Also they did not mind giving us different kind of fruits upon request rather than having the same every day. On some mornings they also added some variety as well for example some days we had a snack mix with nuts, a chocolate bar with sesame seeds, or a cheese tray. Overall I felt like what they brought to us was fair and a decent replacement to a normal breakfast. Wifi Wifi worked well during the entire stay with speeds of 20 Mbps. Overall Overall while it might not be easy to draw clear conclusions about this hotel since it was not a normal stay, given my interaction with staff, the state of the room and the price tag, I can recommend this hotel and I would consider coming back.
Thanks for the detailed write up.

Im also looking for a hotel to complete my isolation in Vancouver soon, and the HR is one of the hotels Im currently considering (along with Residence Inn and the Delta).

When booking for your isolation, did you book simply book the cheapest rate online or were you supposed to contact the hotel directly for a special isolation package? Did they provide any kind of housekeeping or bin-clearing services? And how did you sustain yourself over the fortnight? 100% external meal deliveries apart from breakfast?
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Old Oct 16, 20, 10:57 am
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I love the wheeled basket of towels they left in your room! While not the nicest to look at, for a long term stay this makes a ton of sense.
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