Most travelers love to stay in historic accommodations, but sometimes old buildings just feel plain old. Not at the downtown Vancouver Moda Hotel. The boutique accommodation fits perfectly in the trendy Yaletown neighborhood. Opened in 1908, the Moda Hotel was most known for a much different scene, most recently as the gay- and dodgy-friendly Dufferin Hotel featuring many bad (in a good way) karaoke nights.
Historic Moda Hotel Vancouver
There is no more off-key singing here. Instead, find mosaic floor tiles in the lobby and bathrooms, and hardwood floors on the stairs and in a few rooms, all original. On top of the flooring is placed sleek, modern furniture that continues in the guest rooms. The amenities leave the old world behind and instead focus on flat screen TVs, luxurious skoah products, free wireless internet, an I.P. voice over system and in-room safes.
The Moda Hotel Vancouver isn’t all about history, though. Across the street, in a brand new condo building, the hotel has four rooms for business travelers (or those who want more of a typical downtown Vancouver hotel room). The suites are contemporary cool with less personality than the main building but perfect for those who want exclusivity (two rooms per floor) and less of a “hotel” feel (there is no reception, just a door into the condo building). Notice the ceiling-high rain shower in the slideshow photo below: WOW.
There is no shortage of dining at the Moda Hotel. The ultra casual and European-style Red Card Sports Bar + Eatery rounds up sports fans all over the city on game nights, whereas Uva Wine Bar caters to those who fancy classy wine and cocktails (it also doubles as the breakfast spot and daytime café for the hotel).
Across the lobby is the stylish Cibo Trattoria, which serves up Italian cuisine, while the Viti Wine and Lager store caters to the traveler who craves import and hand-crafted local beer, specialty wines and rare scotches.
- 900 Seymour Street
- Vancouver V6B 3L9
- Reservations: Local 604-683-4251 or Toll Free 1-877-683-5522