Delta Hotels by Marriott Vancouver Downtown Suites
What We Love
- One block from the Canada Line rail system, within walking distance of Vancouver Convention Centre and near the cruise ship terminal
- Babysitting is available through the bonded agency Just Like Mom
- State-of-the-art 24-hour fitness center
What To Know
- Family- and pet-friendly
- Popular with business and convention travelers
- Upgrade to Signature Club Suites for free daily breakfast and evening canapés
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Business travelers that need to be near the Vancouver Convention Centre and cruisers looking for a crashpad before or after their sailing all love these spacious suites. Each is equipped with a wide work desk and a living area with a comfy couch and 32-inch flatscreen TV. Bathrooms are big, with June Jacobs toiletries and plush robes. Upgrade to the Signature Club for a suite on the top three floors and access to the Signature Lounge for a daily continental breakfast and afternoon hors d’oeuvres. The hotel is extremely family friendly: Kids are given a welcome pack on arrival; playpens, cribs, high chairs and booster seats are available; and babysitting services are available through the bonded agency Just Like Mom.
In the Area
Bordering downtown’s eastern edge, Chinatown was one of North America’s original havens of Chinese culture and remains a vibrant Vancouver original. The place to start your exploration is the Keefer Bar for handcrafted apothecary-style “prescriptions” with house made tinctures, bitters, syrups and teas. The small plates at Bao Bei are more than precious, mixing the tastes of Taiwan, Shanghai and Sichuan provinces in a menu that makes it one of the busiest spots around. It’s worth the wait for the shao bing, sesame flatbread with cumin lamb sirloin, pickled red onion, green pepper and salted chilies. In Gastown, Vancouver’s neighborhood of restored heritage buildings and hip hangouts, stroll the cobblestone streets to Alibi Room, where the cool crowd sidles up for 50-plus locally brewed pours. For dinner, House Guest is a casual supper club that feels like a friendly dinner party — only with infinitely better food. Gourmet faves include mac n’ cheese croquettes, confit chicken wings and scallops in a beer jus.
How to Get There
I have always been a Delta fan so I decided to try the Vancouver Delta on my most recent trip for the first time. I was aware that renovation was underway and expected that to cause minor noise issues/inconvenience, as suggested by the front desk lady that I spoke to pre-arrival. With those expectations, my stay actually turned out to be awesome. My upgraded corner suite was spacious and the view was great. The refillable water bottle and hydration station instead of vending machine concept was very intriguing to me and I’m glad to see these changes actually happening. The restaurant situation with reno happening was a bit confusing but we did end up having a great dinner. No noise disturbance was noticed at all during the whole stay. I would love to see the final product the Delta has to offer after the renovation because to my knowledge the whole process has taken longer than usual, but by the look of things it’s still a great suite hotel and a great Delta.
My business host chose the hotel. When I checked the website online, they stated that renovations were underway. I protested, questioning the choice but to no avail. Overall a good hotel but the renovations spoiled my stay.
Pros: spacious room. Good lighting and well designed for work and rest. Friendly staff. Good location although a couple of blocks east is Canada’s worst outdoor shooting area of druggies.
Negatives: Renovations only woke me once as the dust set off farm alarms. Had to walk down 9 flights. Renovations also curtailed restaurant service. Only open for buffet breakfast. No lunch.
I’m not likely to return. Not worth the cost per night. Maybe consider once renovations are over and the price is more reasonable
Perfect if you want to be walkable to a lot of areas like Gastown, harbour, lookout, shopping and tons of food. Renovated rooms were great! So nice to have laminate floors instead of carpet! Were able to checking in a reasonable time even though there was a conference happening.
Great location for Gastown Vancouver
Great Breakfast, and evening drinks and Tapas
Speedy check in and out
Complimentary fruit in front foyer
Nice friendly staff
In my opinion better suited to Business people
We'd a four night stay in the Delta. The staff were very friendly. The location was great, central to gastown, robson street, etc. The room was modern, nice decor...maybe a bit small.
The downside of the hotel was the neighbourhood. There was a vast amount of homeless people in the area, which was quite unnerving at times.
I would recommend this hotel for closeness to amenities but if I were staying in Vancouver again, I would book a hotel in a different neighbourhood.