- Dirty, not well-maintained, and even scary in places
- Located in gritty area on busy Kingsway
- Noisy with traffic right outside
- No facilities of any kind
Desolate two-story motel with creepy vibe
There's a front office -- rather than a lobby -- that offers no seating other than an old patio table on the grass outside. There are some colorful flower beds and a few hanging plants, but the overall vibe is creepy and the parking lot desolate. Stairs leading to the second story are shoddy-looking and faded, and the exterior walls have chipped paint. There is no restaurant, bar, fitness center, or pool on-site.
In a gritty neighborhood on busy Kingsway St., a short drive to central Burnaby
The drive to the Vancouver International airport is about a half-hour. The heart of Burnaby -- including Metropolis at Metrotown and Crystal Mall -- and Burnaby Village Museum are within about a 10 minutes' drive, or about a half-hour walking. There is nothing nice or interesting in immediate proximity to the hotel, just a chicken restaurant next door. A pub and grill about a five-minute walk down Kingsway is the best food option.
Worn and unkempt, with tube TVs
Each of the 30 rooms are Inter City Motel are a little different but all are dirty. The rooms are spacious, and have free Wi-Fi and color tube TVs (some have telephones and a flat-screen TV). Some have a kitchenette with sink, mini-fridge, and microwave; others just have a microwave. Rooms have broken or missing microwaves, while others smell like cigarette smoke, or have torn or stained furniture. The colors are ill-matched, and some bathtubs are chipped. There are exposed wires near the electrical sockets in some rooms. Guests may have an urge to wear gloves (or a plastic body suit) before touching anything while others have reported sleeping on top of their clothes for fear of touching the sheets.
Minimal amenities at this dingy motel
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