The Marriott Residence Inn in downtown Vancouver recently underwent a major design overhaul that lasted about 8 months. I’m asked often about hotel recommendations for downtown Vancouver so I was pleased to receive a tour of the remodeled property last month to preview the upgrades.
Suited for extended stays (featuring full kitchens, laundry and grocery services, BBQ patio, and more) quick trips and vacations are not out of the question. Pets are allowed, it’s a non-smoking property, there are several meeting spaces, and rooms on each of the 21 floors vary between 420 sq ft to over 800 sq ft.
The property has recently received a 5 Green Key eco-rating and AAA 3 Diamonds with its upgrade. Ken Boyd, Director of Sales & Marketing, told me that the hotel also has a zero waste program.
Guests can enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast buffet and lounge out with in-table laptop hookups and WIFI in the dining and common areas. Of course there’s also free WIFI and wired internet in the rooms along with iPod docks, flat screen TVs, and workspaces.
Cavino is the new cafe by day and wine bar by night that features the best that the Granville Island Market has to offer — such as plates from Oyama Sausage Company and Benton Bros. Cheese Company.
There are a few packages and special offers on right now as the hotel begins to promote its fresh look including a staycation package for locals. The Marriott Residence Inn Vancouver Downtown is located at 1234 Hornby Street just west of Davie.