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Forget the Vancouver Lookout and Go Here Instead

Porter Airlines recently made a game-changing announcement: its expansion to Toronto Pearson International Airport. To promote the expansion, they released $1 base fare flights (plus taxes and fees ~$48 total one-way) on their inaugural flights from Pearson. We notified our members who were part of our Discord group immediately and then proceeded to book two tickets for ourselves. Being only our second visit to Vancouver, we wanted to explore more of its attractions, accommodations, and food scene.

We had the pleasure of staying at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Vancouver Downtown Suites, and I have to say it was one of the nicest hotel experiences we’ve ever had. From the stunning corner room to the delicious food at their restaurant and top-notch amenities, every detail of my stay was impeccable.

The Room

We’ve always try to work while traveling but it’s always difficult in small hotel rooms where there’s nowhere to sit beside the bed. We definitely didn’t have a problem at this hotel. Every room is a suite that comes equipped with a full living room and a separate bedroom. The living room had a large comfortable couch and armchair with a coffee table as well as a large desk with a smartTV above it. 

The corner bedroom was the highlight of our stay, offering incredible views of the city straight from the bed. We could see the beautiful skyscrapers on one side, and the harbor and mountains on the other side, creating a breathtaking panorama that we could enjoy from the comfort of our room. The room was spacious, and comfortable with plenty of storage for our luggage.

The room was filled with outlets that were easy to reach, a feature that is important but most hotels don’t consider. On both sides of the couch, a whole stripe on the desk, and most importantly, on both sides of the bed. The room had plenty of lighting which kept the room bright. 

The bathroom was clean and modern. It ran a little small but only in comparison to the rest of the suite. Great bath amenities used Soapbox products, where they donate soap bars for every product purchased. They put a code on each bottle so you can follow the donation path. 

The Location

The hotel’s location is also worth noting, with easy access to Gastown, Chinatown, and Granville Road. Whether we were in the mood for trendy shops or exploring local restaurants, we could find it all within walking distance of the hotel. We appreciated the hotel’s central location, making it easy for us to explore Vancouver without worrying about transportation. It was a 2-minute walk from the city’s Waterfront subway station. We walked over to Phnom Penh Restaurant for lunch and The Magnet for some drinks. 

Stock & Supply Restaurant

We had dinner at the hotel’s restaurant Stock & Supply. It was a small, trendy place that was beautifully designed. They had an extensive menu but their specialties are their charcuterie boards. They designed the board with our choice of three item lines which all come with the standard items of beetroot hummus, grilled sourdough, citrus spiced olives, house pickles & peppers. They also had an amazing menu of artisanal cocktails.

The food was delicious with fresh ingredients and just the right amount of food for two people. The staff was incredible and super friendly. Gordon helped us answer all the questions we had and made great suggestions from the menu. The restaurant had a cozy atmosphere. It was easy to relax and enjoy the experience.

The Amenities

The hotel’s amenities were also impressive, with a well-equipped gym which we used during our stay. The hydration station was also a nice touch, where you could refill bottles of cold drinking water.

On the whole, our stay at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Vancouver Downtown Suites was truly outstanding, with a stunning corner room, central location, delicious food, and top-notch amenities. We would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Vancouver.

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