by Courtney Elko
If you’re looking for a locale with stellar views, it’s hard to top the Pan Pacific atop Canada Place and the Cruise Ship Terminal directly on the harbor.Overlooking the harbor and the mountains in the distance, it’s no wonder this is one of finest hotels in the city. This luxury hotel is ideal for families starting or ending a cruise vacation. Families need only to walk a very short distance from the hotel room to the cruise ship. Kids will love the heated, saltwater pool situated on a large outdoor terrace that overlooks the harbor and adults will love the onsite spa and restaurant options. The Flyover Canada virtual ride is also located within Canada Place and is a fun adventure for families to explore all of Canada without leaving Vancouver! The guestrooms and suites feature tons of space and stunning waterfront harbor views and pets are welcome to stay, too.
Our Editor Loves
- Outdoor saltwater pool
- Stunning waterfront harbor views
- Connected to cruise terminal
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Onsite Dining
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All of the more than 500 guestrooms and suites feature large windows with amazing waterfront, harbor or city views. Cribs, rollaway beds and connecting are available upon request.
The spacious guestrooms feature one king or two double beds, a flat screen television, iHome docking station, coffee maker, stocked mini-fridge (or request it unstocked) and Wi-Fi access. The bathrooms feature a shower/tub combinations. Families can connect a king room with a two double room, which would then sleep six people.
The large suites offer a separate living room area with a sleeper sofa and dining table. In the bedroom is a king bed and the bathroom features a bathtub and a standup shower. There is a flat screen television in each room, iHome docking station, coffee maker, stocked mini-fridge (or request it unstocked), Wi-Fi access and complimentary bottled water.
Fantastic hotel. Great staff. Can't beat the harbor view. It's worth the extra money! Room service breakfast was awesome too. Luxurious bath products, plush robes, high quality bedding, great room service selection. Valet service is excellent.
Very nice business hotel, located next to the congress centre, on the water. I got a corner room on the 19th floor. those corner rooms(XX36) are a bit bigger than the rest and have a great view of the bay. these rooms are also very quiet. however, strange to find out there is no main controller for the lights. each one is individually controlled...
The large outdoor swimming pool area overlooks amazing views of the harbor and the mountains. It is a heated, saltwater pool and lounge chairs and umbrellas surround the pool deck. There is an outdoor whirlpool and an indoor sauna for guests to relax in as well. The pool is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., and pool towels are provided.
Pan Pacific resides within the large waterfront Canada Place building. Canada Place is also home to the cruise ship terminal, convention center and the virtual flight ride, FlyOver Canada. The virtual ride has families soaring across the country for an epic adventure through mountains, lakes, snow and more. Kids will love flying over Canada on this virtual ride.
There are casual, outdoor and finer dining restaurants to choose from at this hotel. Kids’ menus are available and children under 6 years old eat free at the buffet breakfast. In-room dining is available 24/7 as well.
Oceans 999 Restaurant
Located on the lobby level, this casual restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Families will find it hard to look away from the giant floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the waterfront and mountains. Seafood, pastas , sandwiches and roasts can all be found here. The restaurant is open from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily.
In the warmer months, this is an excellent spot to enjoy some light bites while overlooking the harbor waterfront. The outdoor space offers stunning mountain views and a small menu. The Patio Terrace opens at 11:30 a.m. seasonally.
Five Sails Restaurant
This finer dining restaurant is casual enough for families and features great waterfront views. The menu is local, seasonal European cuisine with a Pacific Northwest flare. Duck, seafood and beef are some of the menu items. Open for dinner only from 5:30 to 10 p.m. daily.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Complimentary Wi-Fi access can be found in the lobby. Wi-Fi access is available in guestrooms for a fee.
Self and valet parking are available for an additional, daily fee. Cruise/long term parking is also available.
- Cruise Terminal
The hotel has direct access to the Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal. Luggage transfers directly from your hotel room to your ship cabin are available and a huge convenience for families embarking on a cruise.
- Fitness Club
The state-of-the-art fitness center offers cardio and weight machines. There is also a steam shower and locker room facilities. The fitness club is open from 5 a.m. midnight.
- Pet Friendly
Dogs, of any size, are welcome and well taken care off at this hotel for an additional fee. Dog parks and walking routes are provided along with dog amenities like beds, bowls and treats.
The hotel can arrange babysitting services.
Located on the lower levels of the hotel building are numerous shops, boutiques and art galleries, where families can find luxury items, souvenirs and any essentials you may have forgotten.
The Best Time to Visit
This hotel does see family and business travelers year round, but May through October are the most popular months.
Vancouver International Airport is located about 30 minutes away from the hotel. The Cruise Ship Terminal is attached to this hotel and offers room to cabin service, where your bags can be taken directly from your hotel room to your onboard cabin. The Canada Line Skytrain is also located about a five minute walk away from the hotel. The Skytrain can take families directly to the airport. The hotel can also arrange for a shuttle to and from the airport.
Families can easily walk to much of what Vancouver has to offer when staying at this hotel. Taxis are readily available in front of the hotel and a free shuttle bus to take visitors to the Capilano Suspension Bridge is also located steps away from the Pan Pacific.
Located on the lobby level, the Coal Harbor Bar offers premium cocktails and lite fare with an outstanding view of the harbor. Live music is often taking place here as well.
The hotel’s spa is a great place for adults to unwind on vacation. There are several treatment rooms for massages, facials or body treatments, plus hair, nail and makeup services are available as well.