How To Make Your Hotel Room Feel Like Home

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Though you may be far from home, it doesn’t have to feel that way! Many of you stay with us for week or months (even years) at a time and we do our best to make these furnished suites feel more like a home than a hotel room. However, here are just a few ideas that you might want to consider to really make the space your own.

1. Bloom Where You are Planted

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A potted plant or fresh cult flowers can really brighten your stay. Both cost effective and easy to find in the Vancouver Extended Stay neighborhood, they are in instant pick-me-up in any room.

2. Warm Fuzzies

Your favourite slippers or throw blanket will keep your cozy and the soft familiar textures can be comforting especially in the cooler weather. Continue reading

Why to Choose a Vacation Rental

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By Dariusz Ciskal

At Vancouver Extended Stay we get so many first time vacation renters that are over the moon about the added benefits of choosing residential accommodations instead of a traditional hotel.  Vacation rentals have the benefits of a hotel, but they feel more like home.  At Vancouver Extended Stay we offer vacation accommodations for three nights to weeks, months and even years at time. Recently, we came across this blog post by Dwellable that highlights why vacation rentals beat out hotels nearly every time.

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Tour Vancouver in Luxury

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Now that Vancouver is your new home away from home it is time to get acquainted with the city and the surrounding area. City tours can be a great way to do this, but if the thought of hopping on a big red bus makes you cringe you may want to consider taking a private tour in high style.

A limousine company’s services can give you the freedom to visit all the sights in Vancouver that are at the top of your lists without the hassle of studying bus schedules and maps or the worry haggling over a cab fare. An experienced and knowledgeable driver could easily show you Point Grey, Kits Beach and Stanley Park in the morning and then take you up to Grouse Mountain for lunch.

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Travel in B.C. During Extreme Weather Conditions

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Snowy Vancouver by Gabriel Santiago on Tumblr

Photo by Gabriel Santiago on Tumblr

The ocean and mountains that make Vancouver such a desirable destination can unexpectedly contribute to weather systems that cause extreme conditions. Here is a list of resources that will help you be prepared for travelling in all the weather beautiful British Columbia brings. You can use these links to check your departure status and to choose the mode of transportation that will get you where you need to be safely.

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Problems With Your Wifi?

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Wifi has to be one of the greatest innovations that came along in the 1990’s. Opening up a whole new world of online access from anywhere in the house, even the bathroom! But what happens when your wifi stops working? Everything you do online comes to a grinding halt.

Never fear, let me take you through a few simple steps that will help troubleshoot the problem!

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