I have stayed here many times and have written a previous review; however, this is the first time I have stayed here prior to departing on an Alaska cruise. My wife and I found it absolutely perfect when used as a cruise departure point.
My previous opinions about this great place were reconfirmed so I will not write again about the hotel room features and especially the concierge floor benefits. These people have cruise departures down to a science. From the concierge to the bell staff, we received perfect, detailed instructions as what to so to avoid the confusion.
On our departure day, our ship, Regent Mariner, was one of three ships all boarding at the same time. The bellman came for our bags in our suite and the next time we saw them was in our cabin. While many others struggled and appeared confused by the crowds and checkpoints, we had no problems as we had been expertly advised.
If you plan to use Vancouver as a cruise departure city, I strongly suggest you consider this great hotel.
We stayed 2 nights at this Pan Pacific prior to a cruise departing 29 May. It is a perfect location for boarding a cruise ship. It is basically built on top of the port at Canada Place. It us a high end hotel and also quite expensive but worth the splurge for cruise embarkation. We rode Amtrak Cascades from Seattle on a Saturday morning. We then crossed the street (rolling 4 huge suitcases) to the local metro transportation train which is a straight shot to the Waterfront stop. Directly across the street from this stop is Canada Place. It was very easy and a fun way to experience local flavor. Canada Place area has tons of restaurants, a food court underground across the street for fast food options, plus the hotel restaurant. The breakfast buffet with view of the harbor and cruise ships is quite good but does cost around $31 CAN per person so try to get it included if interested. Fly Over Canada simulation ride similar to Soarin’ is located here. There are also free shuttles all day long to Capilano Suspension Bridge right out front. Stanley Park is a few miles away on the other end of the harbor but will require a car or taxi. The luggage transfer from your room provided for just a gratuity to the porter is an awesome service! Also, we experienced a medical issue on a Sunday morning of a holiday weekend and the hotel was able to have an on-call doctor call us within 5 minutes to assist. Amazing! We would definitely stay here again for a cruise out of Vancouver.
Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver
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Pan Pacific has been cited as one of the best hotels in the city uniquely located atop Canada Place at the heart of Vancouver’s downtown waterfront.
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Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver
999 Canada Place Way
Vancouver, British Columbia