The Avalon Guest Suite certainly deserves its positive reviews. My husband and I recently stayed for 6 nights with our two young children (age 2.5 years, and age 6 months). It was perfect for our stay and I’d highly recommend it for anyone looking for family friendly accommodation in a great Vancouver neighborhood.
Arriving after a long flight, we were delighted to find that the owner (a lovely lady named Julia) had left a delicious apple & cinnamon cake for us to enjoy, along with some beautiful flowers, a huge bowl of fresh fruit, and tea, coffee and hot chocolate supplies.
Our two year old was also delighted to find a fantastic selection of toys and books, which helped her to immediately feel at home. There was also a highchair and travel cot provided for our baby.
The suite was spacious, spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated/maintained. New carpets had just been fitted prior to our stay. It had a well-equipped kitchen, although we often chose to eat at some of the lovely restaurants just a short walk away. We were also pleased to find the suite had wifi, cable TV and iphone docking stations.
The location was fantastic. The accommodation is a self-contained suite with secure and private access, on the ground floor level of the owners’ house. It is on a lovely and peaceful tree-lined street of Kitsilano. We had initially considered renting a car for the week, but were glad we didn’t as the suite was in walking distance of lots of shops, supermarkets, coffee shops and restaurants on W Broadway and W 4th avenue. There was also a bus stop nearby on MacDonald St, for trips to downtown Vancouver.
From our initial enquiries, the owner Julia was always friendly and very helpful, responding quickly to emails and going out of her way to ensure we felt at home – even offering to provide a fresh supply of toys part way through our stay to keep our daughter happy! I’d certainly hope to stay here again if I return to Vancouver.