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Residence Inn by Marriott Vancouver Downtown

9.1 | Excellent | #12 out of 97 hotels in Vancouver
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Highly praised downtown Vancouver hotel with indoor pool, kitchenettes & free hot breakfast

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast buffet, newspapers
  • Rooms were very clean and spacious with comfy beds and kitchenettes
  • Location was an easy walk to Granville Island, Yaletown restaurants and boutiques and Hop on shuttle
  • Staff were well liked, knowledgeable and eager to help guests
  • Free hot breakfast buffet was well stocked with a good variety
  • Guests often enjoyed having balconies and nice views
Cons
  • Underground parking is $19 per day plus tax
  • Noise a problem for some due to construction, traffic, in-room fridges and plumbing sounds
  • The breakfast area was sometimes crowded
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Internet
Editor's Review
Updated Nov 15, 2016
Overview
This hotel is located near the Granville and Burrard bridges and is about a 5-minute walk to the dining and entertainment area of Davie Village. 

The smoke-free hotel offers 201 rooms over 21 floors. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free wired Internet, a 42" flat screen TV with cable and movie channels, a coffeemaker, a kitchenette (full-size fridge with freezer, stove top, dishwasher, microwave), dinette bar, a desk with ergonomic chair, iPod dock, a safe, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and air conditioning. 

Rooms are furnished with 2 queen beds or 1 king bed. Room extras include a sofa, a sofabed, a separate bedroom (sliding door), 2 TVs, bathrobes, slippers, a balcony, windows that open and city or bay views.

Underground parking is available for $19 per night. Pets (2 less than 50 lbs) are welcomed for $75 per stay, per room.

A free hot breakfast buffet is served weekdays from 6:30 am - 9 am and weekends from 7 am - 10 am. 

The on-site restaurant, Cavino, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The hotel offers a hot beverage bar in the lobby.

Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness centre, a business centre, a BBQ patio area, grocery delivery service, a guest laundry, dry cleaning, vending machines, and free newspapers.

Sunset Beach is a 10-minute walk away and provides access to the Seawall trail system and ferry service to Granville Island (public market and performing arts venues). Also, near the entrance of Sunset Beach is the Vancouver Aquatic Centre. Boutique shopping in Yaletown is a 10-minute walk away, while the Vancouver Art Gallery is about 11 minutes away on foot. The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is a 25-30 minute drive away. (All travel times: Google Maps)

Confirmed by front desk on August 28, 2016: free breakfast hours, parking fees
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The Good
Guests were often very pleased with the hotel.

They found their rooms well cleaned, spacious, nicely outfitted with large kitchenettes and comfy beds. Many appreciated having a balcony and views from the higher floors.

Guests really liked the location. It was an easy walk to Yaletown shops and restaurants plus Granville Island and there were transit options right outside the hotel.

Guests really liked the staff often calling them excellent and outstanding.

Guests typically liked the food and selection at the free breakfast, although some wished it was more upscale.

Guests found the pool a good size with late hours (until 11 pm) and the 24-hour gym well stocked with equipment, large and clean.

The small lobby restaurant was well liked by some guests for its tasty food, although it was rarely mentioned in the reviews.

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The Bad
There were not a lot of complaints for this hotel as guests typically were quite pleased with their stays.

Occasionally guests complained of noise from traffic, the elevator, plumbing sounds the sound of the refrigerator running in the room and nearby construction.

Some guests were disappointed that this Marriott did not supply free water bottles.

Occasionally guests complained of a crowded breakfast area.
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Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.8 out of 5.0, with 100% of 5 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #40 out of 101 properties in Vancouver, from 7 guest reviews.


Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
9.1 / out of 10
"Excellent"
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12 / out of 97
hotels in Vancouver

The average guest rating for Residence Inn by Marriott Vancouver Downtown is 9.1 out of 10 based on 2887 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Residence Inn by Marriott Vancouver Downtown at #12 out of 97 hotels in Vancouver.

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1234 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC