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Trip Report-Mark & Linda's completed Lengthy NW Road Trip, Sept-Oct, 2017
rum on the rideau
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From: Ottawa, Ont.
Posted: 19 days ago; 11:02 am   Permalink

Final lengthy entry: Day 3 – Hotel at the Waldorf / Home

Travel home day, but not before busing down to the east side and visiting The Hotel at the Waldorf.
With our flight at 4:00 pm, we called ahead to the Waldorf and asked if we could show up and check out the basement rooms (available for rent, which is the nudge-nudge, wink-wink premise we used when we asked to see the rooms). This place must have been amazing in the day. Rooms are still being used for private parties, Island Nights etc, but they are getting pretty rough looking. We were told ahead of time that a lot of the stuff was gone, but there are still a lot of items there as you will see by the way too many photos below. The Waldorf is also in an “industrial” part of town and some people mentioned that it was pretty rough. The bus trip from the Sylvia through downtown (high land value) and east to the Waldorf (low land value) was an education about different areas of town. It’s certainly not English Bay but I was never really uncomfortable. Nighttime may be different, I don’t know.

The Waldorf Hotel was built in 1947-48 and the Tiki Lounge opened in 1955. The black velvet paintings are by Edgar Leeteg and the murals were created by Peter Hopkinson. There are a lot of photos for this one as I don't expect too many people have had a chance to make it here.

… and then to the airport and finally home again.



Waldorf Hotel, 1489 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC



Waldorf Exterior



Waldorf – upstairs restaurant



Waldorf – upstairs restaurant



Upstairs “Tiki Bar”



Upstairs “Tiki Bar” The velvet paintings are all closed and sealed.



Upstairs “Tiki Bar”



Upstairs “Tiki Bar”



Waldorf staircase



Waldorf staircase



Waldorf downstairs



Waldorf downstairs



Waldorf downstairs



Waldorf downstairs



Hallway connecting Tabu Room with Hideaway. Hard to see, but there is very old tapa cloth on the ceiling.



Waldorf downstairs - One of a several carved doors



Waldorf downstairs



Waldorf downstairs



Waldorf downstairs



Waldorf downstairs



The compulsory pic of the Rockies from the airplane.















 
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hiltiki
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Posted: 19 days ago; 11:37 am   Permalink

loved your last set of pictures from Waldorf, amazing murals and artwork.

 
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