We have returned from our stay at the Lord Stanley. I believe that you should be aware that by no means does this represent an upgrade in lodging compared to the Coast Plaza Vancouver. I am enclosing photographs from the room in which we spent the night. In the end we used the fold out couch (photo is enclosed)-as the bed was in a glass enclosed room with minimal ventilation. That chamber in which the bed was located was even hotter than the room with the fold out sofa – (photo also enclosed). Please note the air cooling unit (set for 22 C)- (registers 30 C) It appeared never to go below 28 C. – Unlike the Coast Plaza which has central air cooling, this unit relied on a very noisy stand alone unit that vented out the (cracked) window that did not close. Additionally, unlike the Coast Plaza there was no wireless internet access – a feature important to us as I had brought an iPad instead of a guidebook and had assumed that addresses for sites of interest could be checked over the internet. I have stayed previously at the Coast Plaza an it is quite frankly a much nicer facility.
I wonder now what would have been the consequence of declining to be moved?
Odette Batik and Jerry Scott