REVIEW

Moda Hotel

A fashionable 57-room hotel with a buzzed-about restaurant, a wine bar, and an upscale sports bar.

By Liz Ozaist, Wednesday, Aug 4, 2010, 12:10 PM

Moda Hotel

About this Hotel

Price From $119

'Hood Downtown, just blocks from artsy Yaletown, known for its hip boutiques and restaurants. The hotel is a convenient base for concertgoers—it's situated kitty-corner from the Orpheum, where the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra performs.

The Vibe A modern design aesthetic that lives up to the hotel's fashionable name. The lobby is tailored with red carpets and pewter-colored chairs, silver-bullet side tables, and an elegant French-style chandelier. Underfoot, guests trod on the building's original 1908 mosaic-tile flooring, which also remains intact in some guest bathrooms.

Rooms Fifty-seven in total, ranging from doubles to suites to pint-size junior rooms intended for solo travelers. As in the lobby, the look is simple yet bold, with crimson-colored walls and rugs, and local nature scenes and cityscapes by photographer Michael Easton. Another nice touch: complimentary travel-themed fortune cookies and eye masks.

Plus The happening hotel houses three popular neighborhood hangouts: Cibo Trattoria, Uva Wine Bar, and the Red Card Sports Bar & Eatery.

Minus The difficulty of scoring a reservation at Cibo Trattoria, one of Vancouver's hottest restaurants. Despite the delicious libations and meals served on the premises, Moda doesn't offer room service.

Free Wi-Fi? Yes.

Credit Cards Accepted AmEx, Discover, MC, Visa.

Details Junior rooms from $109, doubles from $119.

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