Disconnect to Reconnect at JW Marriott Parq Vancouver ❥ Your Weekend Staycation Destination

Complete review of JW Marriott Parq Vancouver.

So you’ve had a stressful week at work pleasing your boss to get that promotion you’ve always wanted. Or maybe you’re sick and tired of being woken up at 3am from the screaming cries of your newborn baby. Either way it’s time to escape reality and treat yourself to a mini staycation at JW Marriott Parq Vancouver!

JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

Complete review of JW Marriott Parq Vancouver.

Address: 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3
Phone Number: (604) 676-0888
Website: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yvrjw-jw-marriott-parq-vancouver/

Check-In Time: 4:00PM
Check-Out Time: 12:00PM

About the Hotel

Complete review of JW Marriott Parq Vancouver.

JW Marriott Parq Vancouver is one of two luxury hotels in Parq Vancouver, which is a premier entertainment destination that recently opened in 2017. In addition to these two hotels, Parq consists of a 72,000 square-foot casino, an outdoor park, world-class restaurants and bars, a spa, a salon as well as an aqua lounge just to name a few.

The hotel itself accommodates 281 rooms + 48 suites and is conveniently located by Yaletown and Gastown – two of Vancouver’s best neighborhoods for foodie adventures. If you are looking to attend a Canucks game or a concert/show, this makes for the perfect stay too as it is literally steps to Rogers Arena and BC Place.

Check-In & Check-Out

Complete review of JW Marriott Parq Vancouver.

Check-in begins at 4pm, which is a tad later than most hotel’s 3pm policy, but is still considered fairly standard. For a staycation, there is no rush of course. You can even arrive a little earlier and relax at the Executive Lounge*. If, however, you are visiting from out of country and wish to explore Vancouver, I recommend storing your luggage here first to maximize time.

Despite not being given an early check-in, I did request for a later check-out at 1pm that was granted at no additional cost.

*Executive Lounge access is only available to guests who are Marriott Bonvoy members.

1 Bedroom Executive Suite

Complete review of JW Marriott Parq Vancouver.

All 1 Bedroom Executive Suites are situated on upper floors and have expansive views of Vancouver’s city skyline and waterfront scenery. Each suite features a cozy bedroom with one king-size bed and a separate living area with sofa, coffee table with chairs, and dining room table for meals. On top of that, there are two bathrooms: one half and one full ensuite with a bath tub. The overall layout felt very homey and practical. In fact, I almost forgot I was staying at a hotel!

Complete review of JW Marriott Parq Vancouver.Complete review of JW Marriott Parq Vancouver.Beautifully decorated living area.

Complete review of JW Marriott Parq Vancouver.Complete review of JW Marriott Parq Vancouver.Standard mini bar with coffee maker, snacks, and drinks.

Complete review of JW Marriott Parq Vancouver.Six bottles of complimentary bottled water.

Complete review of JW Marriott Parq Vancouver.Complete review of JW Marriott Parq Vancouver.Warm welcome note and delightful treats from Amy. Thank you!

Complete review of JW Marriott Parq Vancouver.Main bedroom area. 

Complete review of JW Marriott Parq Vancouver.Complete review of JW Marriott Parq Vancouver.Additional blanket and pillows atop.

Complete review of JW Marriott Parq Vancouver.Ensuite bathroom during daylight. Cloudy, but you can still see the iconic Science World.

Complete review of JW Marriott Parq Vancouver.Complete review of JW Marriott Parq Vancouver.Complete review of JW Marriott Parq Vancouver.Complete review of JW Marriott Parq Vancouver.Complete review of JW Marriott Parq Vancouver.A staycation simply isn’t complete without a relaxing bath tub soak!

Complete review of JW Marriott Parq Vancouver.This is the closet + powder room area right beside the suite entrance.

Complete review of JW Marriott Parq Vancouver.Very convenient that there is a shoe cabinet beside the main door.

Complete review of JW Marriott Parq Vancouver.Half bath. Or as I called it, the powder room~

Executive Lounge

Complete review of JW Marriott Parq Vancouver.

Again, guests who are Marriott Bonoy members are given exclusive access to JW Marriott Executive Lounge. From breakfast to all-day snacks, the lounge is constantly stocked with delicious goodies. I especially loved that the staff were encouraging guests to take food back to their rooms. Certain hotels limit consumption to within the lounge only, but you know how staycations can get. Sometimes you just wanna snack on a cookie or pretzel while watching TV in bed.

Complete review of JW Marriott Parq Vancouver.Lots of drink options from hot to cold and from 2% milk to soy or almond milk. All diets are accommodated!

Complete review of JW Marriott Parq Vancouver.These cookies were crunchy on the outside and super chewy on the inside. My absolute favorite <3

Complete review of JW Marriott Parq Vancouver.

Honey Salt

Dinner at Honey Salt.

Honey Salt is a neighborhood restaurant serving up farm to table cuisine with locally and regionally sourced ingredients. I had the pleasure of dining here for dinner and the food was absolutely delightful. A couple of my favorites were the Garlic Shrimp, Organic Squash Risotto, Diver Scallops, and Society Chocolate & Bana Cake.

Dinner at Honey Salt.Green Daisy left; Killer Queen right. 

Dinner at Honey Salt.

Dinner at Honey Salt.Garlic Shrimp left; Grandma Rosie’s Turkey Meatballs right.

Dinner at Honey Salt.Organic Squash Risotto. So sooooo good!

Dinner at Honey Salt.Poke Bowl

Dinner at Honey Salt.Diver Scallops

They also offer a special weekend brunch menu as well as weekend afternoon tea that I’m for sure coming back for in the future. Extraordinary service with phenomenal food. Definitely not to be missed!

Spa & Fitness

Rooftop heated whirlpool at JW Marriott Parq Vancouver.

While I unfortunately did not get to experience Spa by JW, I did take a dip in the heated whirlpool.

Rooftop heated whirlpool at JW Marriott Parq Vancouver.

As for the fitness side of things… From cardio to weights, JW’s Fitness Center has everything you could possibly think of. There are more than one of the same machine too so you don’t have to wait in line for someone else to finish their sets. Definitely the best hotel gym I have ever seen!

Fitness Center at JW MarriottParq Vancouver.Fitness Center at JW MarriottParq Vancouver.Fitness Center at JW MarriottParq Vancouver.Fitness Center at JW MarriottParq Vancouver.

Final Verdict

Amenities: ★★★★★ (spa, extremely well-equipped gym, hot tub, and meeting rooms all readily available)
Cleanliness: ★★★★★
Comfort: ★★★★★
Proximity: ★★★★☆
Quietness: ★★★★★
Safety: ★★★★★
Space: ★★★★★
Value of Price: ★★★★★
Internet Access: $14.95 CAD/day; complimentary for Marriott Bonvoy members
Parking: $42 CAD daily or $47 CAD valet

Pros

  • Extremely spacious
  • Gorgeous views (even on a rainy day)
  • Centrally located to Downtown activities
    • Walking distance to major restaurants or stadiums/venues
  • Extensive selection of gym machines and equipment
  • Delightful snacks at the Executive Lounge
  • Plenty of complimentary bottled water in suite
    • This is a huge plus for me because it’s important to stay hydrated!

Cons

  • Room ran out of slippers
  • No complimentary Wi-Fi unless you are a Marriott Bonvoy member

All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed my weekend staycation at JW Marriott Parq Vancouver and am already looking forward to when I’ll be back next.

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Please note that I was welcomed by JW Marriott Parq Vancouver as a guest. However, all opinions are my own and I genuinely enjoyed my time here and recommend staying with them. This post contains affiliate links.

8 Comments

  1. November 27, 2019 / 11:45 pm

    That’s such a gorgeous Executive Suite! I love the view from the ensuite bathroom and am sure it’ll be a super relaxing bath after a long day of discovering the city. The heated whirlpool looks amazing as well. This hotel is really an ideal place for a relaxing weekend getaway 🙂

  2. Chris
    November 28, 2019 / 3:38 pm

    Very posh, as most Marriotts. I love the minimal design of the interiors and the great view. Four o’clock is a tad late for check in time though.

  3. November 28, 2019 / 8:19 pm

    These rooms are comparable to some high quality lakeside Chicago apartments I’ve seen. Everything looks so polished from the furniture to the bathtubs. Even an outdoor whirlpool and a fitness center, wow, this really looks like it could sell as an apartment complex. I know if there was an apartment this nice, I’d like to live there if I could afford it. If I ever venture off to Vancouver, I’ll remember to look for Marriott rooms.

  4. November 29, 2019 / 2:35 am

    I love the idea of a staycation and treating yourself to a luxury experience like this! The hotel looks absolutely incredible. I would love to have a soak in that cool bathtub and a dip in the rooftop whirlpool. The farm to table found sounds delicious as well! I bet you had a lovely, relaxing stay there.

  5. November 29, 2019 / 5:34 pm

    I’m always thinking I need to run off somewhere to get a break, but you’re right that a staycation is sometimes exactly the break we need. With Parq Vancouver’s luxury, it looks like a fabulous option! Anywhere with warm cookies has my vote!

  6. November 29, 2019 / 5:45 pm

    Vow JW Marriott Parq Hotel is having lovely interiors and exteriors. The 1 bedroom executive suite looks spacious and luxurious. The food dishes look extremely yummy and delicious. I really like the personal caring message postcard, it shows how much they care about their customers. I would love to have such a staycation experience in my local city.

  7. November 30, 2019 / 1:11 pm

    Looks like such a luxurious place to stay. I love that bathtub with the amazing views across the city, that would be an awesome place to relax. The food looks great here too. Sounds like the hotel was a great find.

  8. November 30, 2019 / 8:01 pm

    Every now and then indulging in a luxurious staycation such as this one is the perfect way to treat yourself. We had experienced a similar staycation at JW Mariott on Marco Island and it was an amazing experience. The Executive Lounge is absolutely fabulous and those cookies look scrumptious! I can completely understand how staying in that spacious suite must have given almost a homelike feel – it’s not that often that we come across hotels that can offer such comfort and ambiance. Very helpful review.

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