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While checking into the Coast Prince George by APA, your attention is immediately drawn to the gorgeous and clean lobby. This is the first indication of the cleanliness you’ll notice in your room and in all areas of the property. Like most other hotels, your first interaction with the front desk staff sets the tone for your stay. The Coast Prince George by APA was extremely welcoming and friendly from the moment I arrived.
I stayed in a Premium Junior Suite King, which was excellent! This room was perfect for a relaxing stay; the living area would allow for entertaining a small group, or a comfortable setting to watch TV. Each of these styles of room offer a balcony overlooking the downtown area. My room had a lovely view of the city’s primary conference facility, the Prince George Conference and Civic Centre. The origami crane on the bed was a nice touch, a symbol of hospitality in Japanese culture, and a signal that APA is a proud Japanese company that cares about your stay.
After putting my feet up for a short while, I headed down to the lobby for dinner. The Coast Prince George by APA has two restaurants inside the hotel, Winston’s Resto-Bar and Shogun Japanese Steakhouse. Winston’s Resto-Bar is a full service restaurant that is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (6:30am - 2pm and 4pm - 11pm) and its cozy wing back chairs and oak and brass bar make it a perfect place to recoup after a busy day seeing the sights. Winston’s also hosts events like their weekly Jazz Night on Fridays. I opted to check out the Shogun, a traditional Japanese Steakhouse with teppenyaki-style cooking and an extensive selection of sushi. If you haven’t experience teppenyaki-style cooking, it’s quite the experience. The ability of the chefs to entertain while preparing your food (my favourite was the onion volcano) makes for a memorable dining experience. Not to mention, the food is delicious! If you visit the restaurant in a group of six or more, you’ll typically have the table to yourselves. If you’re alone, you will be seated with another group of people. This could work out in your favour though, Prince Georgians are notoriously friendly; you may find yourself gaining a few new friends over dinner!
Next, I checked out the pool and hot tub. On my way, I spotted the gym area…and kept on walking. My trip was all about relaxation! But from what I saw, it looks excellent. It’s equipped with treadmills, elliptical trainers, stationary bikes, and free weights. If that doesn’t meet your fitness needs, The Prince George Coast by APA has a partnership with Gold’s Gym where guests receive a pass for only five dollars. The pool area was busy with families, which is always a great sign for hotels. It’s a fairly simple area that would allow guests to swim lengths or soak in the hot tub, the latter of which I happily did.
I decided to call it a night and headed back to my room. The king bed offered a delightful sleep, and a variety of pillow choices ensured I found just the right one. I woke up feeling refreshed and had a cup of coffee from the coffee maker in the room. Perfect way to start the day! The bathroom facilities in the room were also excellent. The lavatory was very modern and clean and, like every room in the hotel, had an Electric Bidet Seat (TOTO® Washlet), another nod to the Japanese culture that the owners are very proud of.
Unfortunately, my stay at the Prince George Coast by APA had come to an end. It was an outstanding experience staying in downtown Prince George. Next time you’re visiting PG, consider checking out the Coast!
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