The Polynesian Room

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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1489 East Hastings St
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Opened in 1955
(604) 253-7141

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The Polynesian Room



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Decor 9.2
Drink Quality 5
Drink Selection 5.8
Mood 8.1
Music 3.7
Service 7.4
Tikiness 7.9
Tilt 9.2
Vibe 7

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Humuhumu’s description

The Polynesian Room is located in the Waldorf Hotel. For much of the '90s and '00s, it was available only as a rental hall for private events. The Waldorf came under new ownership in late 2010, and the new owners have re-emphasized the Polynesian Pop angle. The Polynesian Room was renovated and restored, and a new era-appropriate analog sound system was installed. It reopened to the public in early November 2010.
It is made up of three rooms, the Polynesian Room, Tahitian Lounge, and Menehune Room. The Polynesian Room has a large collection of black velvet paintings by Edgar Leeteg, collected by one of the original owners of the hotel, Bob Mills.


galtiki has visited The Polynesian Room.
April 6, 2017, 3:34 PM
a few notes:
The original Leetegs are were sold off/replaced by prints some time ago.
There is a bit of a Miami Vice/dive bar vibe, and the music will turn to a bit of a club later, but stopping in early enough I found the staff really genuine and sincere — without pretense or snobbery, so what I like.
There are more rooms beneath the main one, these used for private bookings. Decor is decent, and would be great to host a proper Tiki-inspired private gathering in… on a quieter night perhaps, in order to avoid the regular revelry upstairs. (music conflict.)
December 27, 2016, 8:43 PM
If there is any Tiki bar that should get honorable mention, it should be the Waldorf Hotel in Vancouver, BC. The place is essentially a dance club. I can assure you, electronic dance music will be pumping out of the speakers—not Martin Denny. When I visited the Waldorf, I didn’t even have a drink. In fact, I don’t know if they even serve any Tiki cocktails at all. But the place has history. It's been around since the 40's! And it looks pretty much the same.

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tikitabby has visited The Polynesian Room.
July 2, 2011, 6:40 PM
I returned to the Waldorf a couple of weeks ago and they have significantly expanded their cocktail menu. Music was a bit on the loud side but it is a great space, no doubt about it.
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