March 12, 2013 | traveldudes.org
The quaint rooms, modern, contemporary style and restaurants featured on the property offer travelers a chic and trendy hotel stay.
Moda Hotel is a boutique hotel featuring 67 rooms in the heart of Vancouver’s Arts and Entertainment District.
Built in 1908, the hotel mixes historic charm with modern-day amenities to provide travelers a sophisticated yet cultural experience; mosaic tile lines the lobby’s floor and is throughout each room’s bathroom, original hardwood floors are present in some guest rooms and the design and crown molding outlining the lobby’s ceiling is just some of the 100-year-old architecture noticeable in the hotel.
While the rooms in the four-story building are simple with few amenities, the large windows provide travelers a look out at Vancouver, or to relax, the shades easily block out the busy city. Each room, whether a junior room, deluxe room or Moda suite, takes on a modern flair and features a flat screen TV, coffee maker, complimentary high-speed Internet, wake up service and a small desk with a data port outlet for business travelers.
The private bathrooms in each room of the historic building are small, but the restored showers and tubs and new fixtures give them a clean and comfortable feel. The cozy beds are dressed with luxurious bed linens and will have you sleeping soundly.
A few additional amenities depending on your personal preferences, but offered as part of your room include a mini bar, complimentary local calling and a daily newspaper waiting at the front desk.
Moda Hotel is also pet friendly. Any animal under 75 pounds is welcome in the hotel in designated guest rooms so be sure to ask when making a reservation.
Establishments on the property:
Room service is far from a missed amenity (not offered at the hotel) with the likes of UVA Wine Bar, Cibo Trattoria and Red Card Sports Bar and Eatery all located on the hotel’s property.
Located adjacent to the lobby of Moda Hotel, UVA Wine Bar offers a breakfast and lunch menu made from fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. And by night, a variety of B.C. wines, delicious homemade cocktails or rotating import beers can be paired with charcuterie and artesian cheese plates to snack on. The cosmopolitan feel inside UVA Wine Bar makes it a fancy yet comfortable place, which mixes European flavor with the historic culture of Vancouver.
Cibo Trattoria serves a variety of Italian-inspired entrees for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the entrance is located on the right-hand side of the hotel’s lobby. The artistic dishes use only the freshest ingredients paired with top culinary techniques to have you savoring that last bite. Also, a wide array of handpicked wines is available for you to enjoy.
Red Card Sports Bar and Eatery is the best place to experience the sports culture of Vancouver. With big screen TVs lining the interior and a long bar to grab a seat at and watch hockey or football, this is the place to come and root for your team. The friendly service together with the excitement from the bar patrons makes Red Card a favorite among locals and travelers. Their fresh salads and wood-fire pizzas gives this eatery a touch of gourmet with all the sports bar comfort.
Right next door to the hotel is Viti Wine and Lagers, a downtown liquor store with everything from specialty craft beers to trendy cordials. There might even be a special wine tasting or sake sampling going on right inside that you can become a part of on any given night. Whether you are looking to relax in your room with a bottle of beer or want to grab a specially-made liquor to take with you as a souvenir, Viti WIne and Lagers’s location to Moda Hotel can’t be beat.
The Madonna Room in Cibo Trattoria is a chic private room that can be reserved by any guest for any reason. With a large round table and posh dining room chair to seat up to 10 people comfortably, this is an options for special celebrations, personal get togethers or a place to watch a sporting event. Order off the restaurant’s menu and enjoy the special ambience reserved just for you.
Positioned one block from lively Granville Street and just around the corner from Yaletown, Moda Hotel is in walking distance to some of Vancouver’s popular districts and major attractions. The closest train station is just 3 blocks away, while bus and taxi stops are right outside the hotel to make getting around the city easy and stress-free.
The modern yet historical charm of Moda Hotel give travelers a trendy experience at an economical price. Whether visiting Vancouver for a night, week or looking for a long-term stay, Moda Hotel will fit just about any traveler’s style preference.