Fodor's Expert Review Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel
1128 W. Hastings St., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 4R5, Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada See on Map
Located about halfway between the central business district and Stanley Park, the Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel offers the standard amenities you'd expect from a Marriott property—but the unparalleled city views make this property a must visit next time you're in the Vancouver area.
The rooms are all spacious and comfortable, but the real showstopper is the view. Soak in stunning views of the skyline and harbor from the bay windows, which look especially impressive at night. To maximize the epic views, make sure to request a corner room on one of the upper floors.
YOU SHOULD KNOW The Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel is dog-friendly, but there is a $30 per night pet fee. Make sure to let the property know you'll be bringing your pup when you make a reservation.
The bathrooms are modern and spacious, with a separate walk-in shower and bathtub, and come stocked with bath products from Bath & Body Works.
The lobby is spacious, modern, and well-decorated, with plenty of seating areas to kick back and relax. Large floor-to-ceiling windows offer great views of the city.
You'll need energy to explore the city, so be sure to stop by the lobby and grab some cookies, coffee, and flavored water before you head out.
Swim laps in the 52-ft indoor pool, which is open from 6am to 11pm. Afterward, relax in the whirlpool hot tub or head to the sauna to unwind.
The fitness area is small but has the basic weights and exercise machines you need to get your sweat on during your stay. If you want to push yourself, request a session with a personal trainer for a custom, guided workout.
Showcase Restaurant & Bar is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offers one of the best casual dining menus in town, with hearty dishes like Ricotta Potato Gnocchi and Prawn and Butter Chicken Curry.
There's parking at the Marriott Pinnacle Downtown, but you'll definitely pay for it—self-parking is $36 per night or you can valet for $43. Save yourself some cash and using public transportation; the Waterfront Station, which has access to SkyTrain subway lines, the West Coast Express Train, and the SeaBus ferry, is a quick 10-minute walk from the hotel.
The aptly named Meat & Bread (3-minute walk) has a daytime menu of reasonably priced, creative sandwiches made out of—you guessed it—meat and bread, like the corned beef with sambal gherkin mayo and porchetta with salsa verde. If you're in the mood for something a little more upscale, try Notch8 (10-minute walk), where you can sit down for a swanky afternoon tea service, complete with finger sandwiches and classic English desserts (their Victoria Sponge would make Mary Berry proud).
Catch the game at Lion’s Pub (7-minute walk), where you can cheer on your favorite team while sampling from their excellent list of rotating beer on tap. If you're in more of a fancy mood, make a stop at Miku (9-minute walk), a sushi bar with a carefully curated sake list (be sure to order a flight to sample a few different sakes at a time).
WHY WE LIKE IT
The Marriott Pinnacle Hotel is, without a doubt, a lovely hotel—but the epic views of the city and the killer location elevate it to a class of its own.
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