Here is my review of the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Hotel Center, visited during the COVID-19 pandemic and part of Marriott Bonvoy.
Review: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel
I used my Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card to earn 5 points per dollar.
This hotel is located in Vancouver’s heart, and its North Tower (One Wall center) is recognizable among the other towers of downtown Vancouver. Moreover, during my stay, only the North Tower was in service, the South Tower was closed to the public.
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre - Lobby
In the lobby, safety notices are posted on the floor and wall to enforce social distancing. But during my stay, the hotel was deserted.
Check-in is done quickly, and the hotel has made me sign an undertaking to respect all measures related to COVID-19 (wearing a mask, social distancing, rules relating to the use of the elevator, etc.).
Let’s go to my Deluxe Guest room (2 Double, City view, North Tower, High floor). A small upgrade compared to the Traditional room, thanks to my Marriott Bonvoy status.
The hotel suites are not open during COVID-19.
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre - Room
My bedroom at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel has a decent size, with floor-to-ceiling windows.
In the closet, there is a safe and an ironing board. However, for other accessories such as a coffee machine, a request must be made at the reception desk. Pretty surprising.
The office chair is comfortable, and I was able to work here for a few hours with a good Wi-Fi network.
Two documents are arranged on the desk:
- Anything you can ask for by phone (coffee machine, pen, paper, bathrobes, etc.)
- Meal options available, especially for breakfast
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre - Bathroom
The bathroom is typical of a Sheraton hotel (I must confess I’m not a fan of the tub-shower combo, very 90’s style).
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre - Gym and Pool
Access to the gym is closed…
… but it is, however, possible to access it through another way. No view of the outside from this seemingly temporary room.
Here is a picture of the pool, taken on the hotel’s website:
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre - Breakfast
Breakfast is at the Bar One of the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel. The tables are kept at a distance from each other, and the atmosphere is colourful. The outside view is appreciable, despite the gloomy weather.
Normally, breakfast would be presented in the form of a buffet.
During COVID-19, the service is served at the table. Here is the menu available for Platinum and Titanium members (and customers with access to the Club level with their rate):
I chose to have a Breakfast Sandwich:
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre - Surroundings
The hotel is well located for those who like to run: walk down Nelson Street, and you will quickly find yourself at the water’s edge and pass by:
- BC Place Stadium
- Plaza of Nations
- Science World
- Olympic Village
- Charleston Park
- Granville Island
And come back by the Burrard Bridge (a long climb before reaching the hotel)!
While the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre hotel seems to offer some nice amenities, I am, however, disappointed with my experience during COVID-19 with few services offered, limited room choices, and a ghost hotel feeling.