Jun152011

Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel

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.

Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Vancouver bed

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.

View of Renaissance Harbourside from Marriott Pinnacle lobby.

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.

Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Vancouver with view of outdoor patio deck.

Both hotels have rooms with Coal Harbour views of the seaplanes, boats and mountains.

View of seaplane landing in Coal Harbour from Room 3120 Marriott Pinnacle.

Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Vancouver used to be a Delta Hotel. The 430 hotel rooms and suites on 31 floors were remodeled in 2009.

Coal Harbour view from room 3120 Marriott Pinnacle Vancouver.

The hotel is actually 38 floors with residences on top floors.

Marriott Pinnacle Vancouver Floors 32-38 are residential with balconies.

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.

Green roof of Vancouver Convention Centre seen from Marriott Pinnacle.

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. 

Work desk in Marriott Pinnacle room.

The flat screen TV sits on a cabinet with empty mini-fridge inside.

TV and cabinet holds a mini-refrigerator.

The Marriott Pinnacle hotel has an indoor pool, 24-hour fitness center and outdoor patio deck.

Marriott Pinnacle 52 ft. indoor pool with sauna and spa tub.

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.

Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Vancouver city view room.

OpenTable.com rates  Show Case Restaurant at 3.7 of 5 stars in 37 reviews.

Show Case Restaurant in Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Vancouver.

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).

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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  1. I don’t think he is; he probs left after the tbex at the convention center last weekend 🙂

  2. I am in Seattle and heading to Oregon today.

    Shame to see rioting occur after a sporting event. Sometimes it even happens in the city that wins.

    Being in Vancouver Friday night after the game 5 win was a special moment as a tourist to see the crowds so happy.

  3. Lol you were not kidding when you said my photo is what you woke up to.. I see where I was standing to take it in your photo of the convention center. 🙂

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