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Residence Inn By Marriott Vancouver Downtown

Review: Residence Inn By Marriott Vancouver Downtown

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The Residence Inn By Marriott Vancouver Downtown is an excellent Marriott Bonvoy choice for an extended stay in Vancouver.

Review: Residence Inn By Marriott Vancouver Downtown

After an unconvincing stay at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre, I decided to spend my last night in Vancouver at a nearby hotel, the Residence Inn By Marriott Vancouver Downtown.

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Also classified as Category 6 in Marriott Bonvoy – like most Vancouver hotels – the Residence Inn Vancouver Downtown hotel is accessible from 40,000 points per night.

For this stay during the COVID-19 pandemic, I preferred to pay for my night at the cost of $140 with my Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card. That’s how I got 5 points per dollar.

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Residence Inn By Marriott Vancouver Downtown - Lobby

As in all the hotels visited, the Residence Inn Vancouver Downtown took care to establish different rules regarding COVID-19: the reception desk filters the hotel entrance, floor markings indicate where to stand, and Plexiglas protect the interrelationship with the reception desk.

A market is available to the right of the reception, convenient for a snack.

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At the reception level, several computer stations are accessible (with printer) and a rather pleasant lounge with large screens and a fireplace.

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Before my arrival, I reached out to the reception desk Residence Inn Vancouver Downtown via the Marriott Bonvoy application. As everything is in the negotiation art when you have a Marriott Bonvoy status, I wanted to get the best room possible.

The hotel informed me that the 1 Bedroom Penthouse Suite was unfortunately not accessible, so I will stay in a Studio Two Queens, which is very comfortable for my stay with a friend in the city.

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Residence Inn By Marriott Vancouver Downtown - Bedroom

The bedroom, with two queen size beds, is modern and pleasant.

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Residence Inn hotels are known for the comfort of their facilities, especially for families. Each room has a fully equipped kitchen and a desktop area.

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In the closet, there is a safe and an ironing board.

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As a welcome gift, the hotel offered us a bottle of Pinot Noir. Very appreciated gesture!

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Residence Inn By Marriott Vancouver Downtown - Bathroom

Although I’m not the biggest fan of the bath/shower combo, the showerhead was modern, and the bathroom had lots of towels.

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Residence Inn By Marriott Vancouver Downtown - Gym & Pool

The gym is open even during the COVID-19 pandemic. But half of the devices were blocked to ensure social distancing.

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Close to the gym, a swimming pool and whirlpool, also open. I can imagine families with children having fun here!

Actually, I think that on a future family trip to Vancouver, this hotel will be on my short list (with The Westin Bayshore Vancouver).

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Residence Inn By Marriott Vancouver Downtown - Breakfast

I had an early flight at Vancouver International Airport. Breakfast will be taken quickly under the “Grab and Go” formula.

A plastic bag is provided, and you can take everything you want with you to your bedroom. And there’s no shortage of choices!

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Conclusion

An excellent stay at this hotel Residence Inn By Marriott Vancouver Downtown, I recommend when visiting Vancouver, especially for families because of its facilities.

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