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This Travel Tuesday I will spend some time reviewing Delta Vancouver Hotel and Suites a Marriott property.
The game plan was to spend two and a half days and three nights galavanting in Vancouver, Canada before our Disney Alaskan cruise – but the travel gods had something else in mind – spend most of the day chilling in a hotel room with only our PJs and toothbrushes!
I am very loyal to the Intercontinental family (Love me some Holiday Inn!), but recently I have been staying with Marriott more often. Delta Vancouver Hotel and Suites was one of those instances because downtown Vancouver did not have an IHG property and I could book my three-night stay with points from my Chase Sapphire Rewards Card.
Three nights in this Category 7 hotel cost us 105,000 points. We stayed in a 2 queen, with sofa bed, and a city view. At the time of booking, this suite cost between 300-350 CAD per night. Even with the slight saving because of the exchange rate – I felt that this was the best deal for my money/points because many of the hotels were filling up due to the many different cruises that disembark from Canada Place.
The entire hotel underwent a complete remodel and was still undergoing renovations during our stay (May 25-May 29). While checking in, we were welcomed with small sugar cookies in the shape of a construction hat and complimentary bottles of water. These gestures were most appreciated after just getting off a four-hour flight from St. Paul.
Once we found out our room, 813, we went upstairs to find where our it was located. The first thing I noticed is that there are not any wall plaques on the wall telling you which way to go, but the floor was so small it was very easy to find. Room 813 is shaped very strangely and gave the impression of a poorly laid out apartment.
When we first walked in, there was a long hallway with a weird nook and table to the right. Walking down the hallway, you run into the bathroom on the right side of the hallway.
The bathroom is a decent size and had all new Kohler hardware. The products provided were small Apothia shampoo, conditioner, hand lotion, and soap.
The next room was the bedroom with two queen beds, a closet, large flat screen TV, and a bedside table. The bedroom was a decent sized room for it being part of a suite, and we spent most of our time in this room.
The final room was a living area that had a pullout couch, a couple of tables, a desk with rolling chair, tiny fridge, and large screen tv. The pull-out couch was comfortable (not as comfortable as the queen bed, however), but my only complaint is that the pull-out couch had about a half of inch from the end of the bed to the beginning of the desk.
Unfortunately, the reservation did not come with complimentary breakfast, which most of the time would not bother my family, however – our bags were delayed and all we had were pjs and the clothes on our backs! This made running to grab some quick breakfast hard (we were exhausted from traveling the night before) so we opted for room service.
Room service took about 20 minutes and was quite delicious. I ordered pancakes, bacon, and coffee. The pancakes were fluffy, and the bacon was crispy-nothing more you can ask for when someone cooks and delivers breakfast to you.
I realized on the last day of my trip that I needed to print a couple of things for our seven-day cruise! The business center is located on the first floor, and any hotel staff can unlock it for you if you show them your room key! I was allotted one hour – which was plenty of time to go to my email and print the tickets!
There were also some safety precautions for the hotel. You needed to have a room key to go to any of the floors which made me feel safe because there are many ways to enter this hotel beside through the main lobby.
The hotel was located in Gastown and in walking distance of everything we wanted to see – shopping, food, and Canada Place – where you can go to FlyOver Canada Simulated Flight Ride! My sister’s luggage didn’t make it to Vancouver until about six hours before the cruise left so we spent a lot of time shopping within the immediate area.
Since we had five suitcases, a wheelchair, three purses and a backpack (yeah we may have overpacked), we opted to take the $10 cab ride to Canada Place for our Disney Cruise. The concierge was able to call a yellow cab for us and fit everything and all three family members into the cab! I was very impressed because I was just going to walk to Canada Place with the wheelchair while mom and Ally handled the bags.
I would suggest staying at this hotel if you enjoy sleeping in a suite, want to explore Gastown by foot, and are taking a cruise out of Vancouver.
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