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Fodor's Expert Review Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront

1133 W. Hastings St., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 3T3, Canada See on Map

Formerly the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel, the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront combines a fantastic location between the downtown business district and Stanley Park with comfortable rooms, great views, and all the amenities you need to enjoy your stay, whether you're visiting for business, pleasure, or a little bit of both.

room

The rooms at the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront are generic but comfortable, with plenty of space and natural light. While the decor feels a bit dated (particularly the striped carpet), it's nothing off-putting—and the views of the harbour more than make up for it.

Want more space? Update to a one-bedroom suite, which features separate living and sleeping spaces.

bathroom

Like the rooms, the bathrooms feel a bit generic, but they're definitely larger than your typical hotel bathroom.

YOU SHOULD KNOW The lighting in the bathrooms, particularly in the standard guestrooms, can be a little dim.

lobby

The lobby at the Pinnacle Hote Harbourfront is open, airy, and spacious and features a lounge area that's a great place to sit down and relax before you head out to explore the city or grab a meal.

Ask the front desk to borrow one of the property's bikes (it's free!) to explore the city on two wheels.

pool

The pool and hot tub at the Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront are both open 24/7.

gym

The fitness center at this hotel is open 24 hours a day and has everything you need to get a solid workout in, from free weights to cardio machines (although the machines could definitely use an update).

dining

Start your day at P2B Bistro, where you can either order a la carte breakfast staples or splurge for the all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet. The restaurant serves breakfast from 6:30am to 11am daily.

drinking

Stop by P2B every day from 2pm to 6pm for happy hour specials on beer, wine, and cocktails.

LOCATION

Getting Around

The Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront offers self-parking for $35 or you can use their valet service for $42. If you don't bring a car, you can easily explore the waterfront or downtown on foot, or take a quick walk to The Waterfront Station (5-minute walk) for SkyTrain subway lines, West Coast Express train, and the SeaBus ferry.

Restaurants

Enjoy al fresco dining on the waterfront at Cardero’s (8-minute walk) where you can enjoy seafood, burgers, and other upscale pub classics with a killer view. If you're looking for exceptional food at reasonable prices, try Chef David Hawksworth’s Nightingale (3-minute walk) where most of the entrees (which includes an impressive selection of pasta dishes) run under $25. And save room for dessert—the salted caramel pot de crème is a must try.

Bars

For a great selection of local brews, visit TAPshack (3-minute walk) in the nearby Harbour Green Park, which has a rotating list of 20 beers and ciders on tap. If you're looking for a bar with some extra entertainment, make a visit to Pub 340 (14-minute walk), where you can try your luck at one of the many games in their impressive pinball arcade while you sip on your beer.

WHY WE LIKE IT

The Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront has everything you need in a hotel—great amenities, a perfect location between the hustle and bustle of downtown and the outdoor activities of Stanley Park, and incredible views of the harbour.

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Casual
Central
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 604-689–9211;888-236–2427
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