by Lissa Poirot
Ideal for families flying into Vancouver to take a cruise to Alaska, this airport hotel by Marriott provides suites with kitchenettes, onsite dining, and free shuttles to and from the airport. The hotel features 172 one-bedroom suites with king or queen beds and sofa beds in the living area. An outdoor swimming pool is located on the site, which provides Internet access and parking for a fee. Coin-operated laundry is available.
Our Editor Loves
- Free airport shuttle
- Onsite dining
- Onsite Dining
Twenty of us arrived at the Marriott at midnight with a severe case of the Air Canada Crankies, having been dicked around by them for hours over a simple flight to Penticton which ended up cancelled. After some severe "customer feedback" they grudgingly agreed to put us up for the night. We were lucky enough to get vouchers for this hotel.
Joseph at the front desk greeted us warmly and immediately called for "back up". Two other very cheerful hotel employees arrived and helped us get checked in quickly (we had to be up at 4:30). He gave me room 709, a one bedroom suite. Ultra modern, very clean and spacious...even a Nespresso machine for morning coffee, which if you haven't tried, are excellent. Loved the bathroom with the automatic motion activated floor lighting...tons of towels. Two 55 inch TVs. They must have spent millions on this renovation. It was surprisingly quiet too, though traffic in this area of Richmond at night is minimal. The king bed was so comfortable, it was hard to leave it to face the day. Didn't have a chance to try the food or lounge but it looked very nice.
Note: the shuttle is for the Marriott and two other hotels (Holiday Inn maybe?) so watch carefully at the pick up point.
We'll be staying here on our next trip to greater YVR!
by Axel P
Good hotel with quality up to spec. Sometimes North America has lower Marriott standards as the rest of the world but this one is ok. Breakfast is good, spacious rooms and service is good. Free parking available