Published on June 21st, 2008 | by simeon0
Days Inn Surrey B.C.
Located in scenic Surrey British Columbia, the Days Inn is an ideal setting for both business and vacation travelers looking for a clean room at a reasonable price.
The loby is well decorated, as there are some clever sculptures such as a moosehead made from driftwood, and during the Holidays a very nice tree and season decor bring the lobby to life.
The accompanying Tiki Lounge, has some nice Polynesian artwork and is a great place for drinks, or some live music on weekends. Should you wish something more substantial, you can order steaks, seafood, ribs,and more from the adjoing restaurant. We did not eat there on this trip, but on our previous visit, my wife and I both enjoyed a very nice steak dinner.
Our room had a microwave and a fridge as well as free wireless internet and of course cable television and pay per view movies. There was also a phone, stereo, clock radio and ample closet space.
One drawback was since we arrived after the close of the restaurants, and not wanting to go out, we ventured to the vending machines for a late night snack. On this particular night, the vending machine was spartan and we were forced to make due with the soda machine.
The bed was comfy, though a bit small as there was not alot of room for two adults. The room also had a comy fold out couch, which made a nice base of operations to setup the laptop and enjoy the free wireless internet access that was provided by the hotel.
The locale has a Bar and Steakhouse as well as a liquor store onsite. Next to this is a sportsbar where we spent Saturday night. While the ambiance was great, the service was very, very slow, as it took 2.5 hours for a bowl of French Onion soup and a sample platter. The service was also very slow in refilling our iced tea, so my suggestion would be not to go during busy times, such as weekend evenings.
Located along King George Highway, the hotel has easy access to many shops and restaurants as well as parks and other forms of recreation. The helpful staff was great and helped with directions for a conference I was speaking at, and when my wife had to complain about some very loud guests late at night, the hotel security acted promptly and quieted down a noisy hall party.
The hotel also comes with a conference room and room service, so companies looking to host a funtion would be well-advised to consider this locale as they offfer many dining choices as well as room services onsite and have close proximity to many stores and restaurants.
The hotel is also located within walking distance of a Skytrain terminal, and this quick and enjoyable mode of mass transit links several points of Vancouver and the surrounding area, including the massive shopping center Metrotown. We did not use the Skytrain on this trip but haves used it in the past which will greatly reduce the need to drive in the area. The Skytrain is also being expanded to include Richmond in the near future.
Aside from a few issues with noise and the lousy service we had in the sports bar, our trip was enjoyable and I can say that we will look forward to a future visit.