Tourism Vancouver Video

Tourism Vancouver has put together a new video that not only promotes our fabulous city but showcases the talent of some home grown talent. Singing their original song, “It’s You… Vancouver“, the duo, Watasun (comprised of percussionist Reid Hendry and singer/songwriter Adam Bailie) are featured all over Vancouver at famous attractions such as the Stanley Park seawall, the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain. Check out the video here and check out Watasun later this month at the Media Club.

The Budget Inn Patricia is now a Green Key hotel!

Patricia Hotel is now a Green Key Rated property!

In 1914 when the hotel was built, green was only a colour. 97 years later, green is more than a colour, it is the way of the future! The Patricia Hotel is proud to announce that we are now a member of the Green Key Eco-Rating Program, with a Green Key rating of 3. The Green Key Eco-Rating program is a rating system that recognizes hotels, motels and resorts for their efforts to improve their environmental awareness and performance. A hotel with a Green Key rating of 3 has taken significant steps to protect the environment. Strong environmental management practices, training programs, and engineering solutions have been implemented which have benefited the environment and the local community.

In keeping with our 3 Key rating, the Patricia Hotel has worked hard to reduce its environmental footprint. In addition to actively requesting guest participation in our efforts through day to day towel and linen re-use, the hotel engages in environmentally friendly practices including but not limited to, actively sorting recyclables from waste, replacing low energy light bulbs and appliances with higher efficiency alternatives, purchasing from environmentally considerate suppliers wherever possible and using recycled, biodegradable/vegetable based and non-toxic product options when available. Read More

Recent Feedback from Guests

Here are what the majority of our guests said about us:

August 2009:
“The hotel provides what it says, a ‘budget hotel’. It is very good in this category. We were very pleased. It was clean and comfortable.” —Jerry from Bremerton, WA USA

“The hotel and staffs are excellent. Extremely clean rooms!” —Andrew from Vancouver, Canada

December 2009:
“Your service & Beer is the best!The people here are great in making me feel welcome. Thank you. I recommend & will come back again” —Scott from Auckland, USA

“Fantastic! AMAZING price! Wonderful staff!” —Craig & Sophie from Eugene, OR USA

January 2010:
“Very friendly personnel. The hotel is clean. That’s really all one can ask for! We’ll be back & will recommend.” —Karl from Berlin, Germany

“Though the street is a little depressing but this hotel made this trip worthwhile and great. Once again, thanks to all the staffs. Would definitely choose to stay here again…” —Frankie from Markham, ON Canada

February 2010:
“Staffs helped take care of my concerns. Always pleasant.” —Larry from Brooklyn Center, USA Read More

The CBC tips its hat to Jazz History at Pat’s Pub and Brewhouse

Although currently known as Pat’s Pub and Brewhouse, the pub was originally known as The Patricia Café. Established in 1914 The Patricia Café was one of Vancouver’s jazz hotspots at the time hosting many of the genre’s influential musicians. Most notable is Ferdinand “Jelly Roll” Morton who at the age of 28 made Vancouver his home during August 1919 thru to January 1921. During his time in Vancouver “Jelly Roll” Morton performed in the Patricia Café as well as roomed in the Patricia Hotel.

CBC Radio will be broadcasting from Pat’s Pub and Brewhouse Friday January 15, 2010, discussing Jelly Roll Morton and Jazz music in general as well as the past, present and future of Strathcona. Following the broadcast, there will be a fabulous show put on by a three piece band, complete with baby grand piano played by the New Orleans Legend, Henry Butler! (http://www.henrybutler.com) Doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8:00pm. No tickets and no cover charge so come down and check out the show! Read More