We spent 11 nights at the Pan Pacific while here for a large event next door at the Vancouver Convention Center. We were originally booked into a room on the back corner of the hotel overlooking the rail yard and cargo cranes on the shipping dock. Since we were going to be there for a rather extended stay, we requested a move to a different room and got moved to a 10th floor harbor view room with a terrific view of the water, Stanley Park, the VCC, the sea planes taking off and landing, the Seabus crossing, ships passing by and West and North Vancouver across the water and the magnificent mountains!!! We also had the tops of the iconic Sails of Canada Place just to the right looking out of our windows. The room was spotless and comfortable and I loved the chair next to the window where I could sit and enjoy the view and all of the activity out on the water!! We hated to close the curtains, for fear of missing something interesting or a moment of unusual beauty as the light changed, illuminating the mountains or the lights of the ski resorts on the mountaintops at night. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was was lovely and well-lit with a vanity spacious enough for two. The housekeeping staff was gracious and helpful, as were other hotel staff if we had any questions.
The Pan Pacific is connected via underground access to the Food Court that has about a dozen eateries with all kinds of foods to choose from along with shops such as a Carlton Cards/Post Office. The SkyTrain station is also accessible through this underground route, just follow the signs with arrows pointing the way.
The Vancouver Convention Center is also connected to the Pan Pacific via an underground walk that features artwork and history of Canada's First Nation Peoples. There is also an awards podium, Medals and Olympic Torches from the 2010 Olympic Games along the way, which was really fascinating to see!!! Oh!! I must also mention that the Olympic Cauldron stands outside the VCC and we had the extraordinary treat of seeing it lit for the event that we were there for!!! We have never had the privilege to see one of the Olympic Cauldrons, so, this was very memorable!! There is also a Tourism Vancouver desk along the underground route to the VCC where you can obtain information and book tickets for shows and tours.
The Pan Pacific is also within easy walking distance of many eateries as well as shopping and the Gaslight district.
All in all, the Pan Pacific is a wonderful place to stay while in Vancouver. My only regret...Whose idea was it to book this event the first week of February when the weather is so chilly, grey and rainy? If you visit Vancouver, it would be far better in Spring or Summer when the weather is nicer and the whales are here!!! Much more to go see and do!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel is luxuriously appointed with a wide selection of modern hotel amenities, with its waterfront restaurants and lounge providing an award-winning selection of West Coast Cuisine over Vancouver's magnificent Harbour, Coastal Mountains and Stanley Park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel Vancouver
- Vancouver Pan Pacific