Any suggestions on the best Marriott in Vancouver, BC. I think we've narrowed this down to the Yaletown or Gastown areas... now to figure out which hotel is best.
What are you hoping to do while you are here? What kind of trip is it? How long do you have.
There is actually no Marriott property in either location you mention, though Parq/ Douglas is walking distance to Yaletown, and the Delta is walking distance to Gastown.
depends what your objectives and budget are.
Great questions. 3 nights for part of our vacation. I don't even know what we will do yet, but we love food and drinks for a start. I'm thinking day trip to Victoria, but I haven't researched that at all. Otherwise, our plans are still very fluid. Budget doesn't matter as we are using points. I guess our first "desire" is a place that has plenty of fun restaurants and happy hour bars near it. The rest is "to be determined". Thank you for your help!
Downtown Vancouver is a very walkable city so you could select any of the city centre Bonvoy properties and be well placed to take in both Yaletown and Gastown. If you are a happy hour & foodie lover, then I would agree with bobmarley’s recommendation of the Delta as being well placed for walking to either. You might also want to look into the Westin Grand as it would fit that bill as well and has plenty of yummy places to eat nearby. Yaletown is our favourite happy hour spot and with the Delta or Westin Grand’s locations you have plenty of opportunities to check out plenty of Yaletown’s happy hour spots during your stay.
The only reason I am hesitant to recommend the Parq or Douglas is that both properties are connected to the Casino. Not that I am against casinos but the peace you usually look for in a relaxing evening is not as easily found in properties with casinos within. Now in defence of the Parq and Douglas, they do have an amazing gelato shop in the base of the building that you should check out after your stop in Yaletown.
I've stayed at a number of Vancouver hotels over the past 30 years - Georgian Court, near the BC Place Arena; Westin, on the water near Stanley Park; Four Seasons, etc., but as a Marriott member, I'd suggest the Marriott Pinnacle on Hastings Street, particularly if you can reserve a high floor.
Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown - ReservationDesk.com
If not, I'd try the Renaissance across the street from the Pinnacle. http://www.renaissancevancouver.com Either of these are in walking distance to city centre.
If you're looking for some good places to eat, I'd highly recommend Stanley's in the Park, with discounted specials before 6 pm, or their sister restaurant, The Cannery, which is southeast of the city with great night-time view of Vancouver - http://canneryseafood.com
Make sure you take afternoon to visit Granville Island, and our favorite restaurant there is Staranise, on West 12th Street. If you'd like a little more adventure, take the gondola ride up Grouse Mountain in West Vancouver and eat at the restaurant at the top, where you'll enjoy wonderful nighttime view of the city - The Observatory Restaurant | Grouse Mountain - The Peak of Vancouver
I always buy Belgian chocolates when I travel to Brussels, but I've found just as good Belgian chocolates at this shop in Vancouver, especially on Granville Island: Daniel Chocolates Shop in Canada | The Pure Chocolate Obsession
If you're into shopping, the Pacific Center offers a wide variety of galleria type shops, but for high-end, designer shops go to Robeson Avenue on north side of city. Take your credit card!
Hope this is helpful.
The Delta is a great location and a good hotel. We had floor to ceiling windows in our room. It is just a couple of blocks from the light rail station so you can take the light rail from the airport to the Delta. GREAT walking town. (Depending on the time of year)
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