Men and younger guests, I am told, prefer the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel to the Renaissance Harbourside across the street for its more vibrant business environment, larger bathroom with separate shower and tub, and simpler color scheme.
Women and older people prefer the Renaissance Harbourside across the street for its more intimate lobby environment, its large workout space in the fitness room, patio doors that open and its color therapy tones. Loyalty Traveler took a look at both hotels and you can decide for yourself where to spend your money or points.
Being a simple mix and match kind of guy, I found desirable features in both hotels. I love the separate shower and tub, but the patio doors that open at the Renaissance trump most other room features for me.
Both hotels have rooms with Coal Harbour views of the seaplanes, boats and mountains.
Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Vancouver used to be a Delta Hotel. The 430 hotel rooms and suites on 31 floors were remodeled in 2009.
The hotel is actually 38 floors with residences on top floors.
The Marriott Pinnacle Downtown hotel location is close to the waterfront Vancouver Convention Centre.
There are three residential towers between the hotel and water resulting in partially obstructed harbor views. The hotel is in close proximity to the Vancouver Convention Center.
Guest rooms have work desk with full AV panel and plenty of outlets for all the gadgets in your life. Coffee makers are provided too.
The flat screen TV sits on a cabinet with empty mini-fridge inside.
The Marriott Pinnacle hotel has an indoor pool, 24-hour fitness center and outdoor patio deck.
The shape of the hotel results in different size rooms with some rooms offering harbor and mountain views and some rooms with Vancouver city views.
The hotel is rated 2011 AAA/CAA four diamond hotel. Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown is ranked #33 of 105 hotels in Vancouver by TripAdvisor.com on June 15, 2011.
Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Vancouver Fast facts:
- Marriott Rewards category 6 at 30,000 points per night.
- Concierge Lounge on 25th Floor.
- Indoor pool and fitness room on 4th floor.
- Large outside patio deck on 5th floor.
- Formerly the Delta Pinnacle Hotel.
- 430 Guest Rooms.
Related Post: Renaissance Harbourside Vancouver photo review (Loyalty Traveler June 16, 2011).