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Gold Accenture PreferredVancouver Marriott Pinnacle

1128 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 4R5
604-684-1128websitePrice: Moderately Expensive
Area: Downtown

A wonderful accommodation in a somewhat central Vancouver locale, Marriott offers travelers 31-stories of modern style and Canadian hospitality. Contemporary colors line the lobby, restaurants, and hallways, and wireless internet access is available in the common areas. All 434 rooms are designed in the new standard for all Marriott hotels: conservative cream and beige tones, upscale bedding with pillowtop mattresses and high thread count sheets, and practical wood furnishings. Due to the building's layout, some rooms are smaller than others. We advise requesting a room that ends in 19 (e.g., 1219). These rooms are somewhat larger, have floor to ceiling windows that curve around the room, and provide separate glass-enclosed showers. Don't despair, however, if you can't get a "lucky 19". No rooms here are unworthy of your travel dollars.

Marriott gives athletic-minded guests two sweat options. First, on the tower's 4th floor, the onsite fitness center sports a mix of newer cardio and weight machines. The workout environment is stellar. Large windows provide more than ample natural light, high ceilings help circulate the air, and a patio off the fitness center is a great place to recover in between sets. We know some of you are totally dedicated to Life Fitness or Precor ellipticals, but you have to try Cybex's version. The ArcTrainer is one of our favorite machines and it's here for your sweat. The treadmills are new, but unless the weather is poor, we highly recommend running outdoors to/through Stanley Park; it's some of the best running in the world! The other cardio machines will suffice for a quickie, but we look forward to their replacement. On the strength side, plenty of dumbbells are available, but the multigym may not cut it for some.

There is a rectangle, but it's a 52 foot shorty with no lane lines. But it could suffice in a pinch.

If that's not enough, your second option is to walk 5 minutes to Fitness World (about 3 blocks from the hotel). There, you will find a complete health club experience ($20/day). Hard-core lap swimmers will likely find other recommended hotels that have legitimate lap pools on-site or are closer to an off-site pool.

Work Out Onsite

Cardio
Hours - gym24 hours for guests
Treadmills3 Life Fitness
Upright Bike1 Cybex
Recumbent Bike2 Cybex
Elliptical2 Cybex ArcTrainer; 3 Precor
Stepper1 Life Fitness
Strength
Dumbbells5 to 50 lbs
MachinesMulti-gym Pulley System
Swim
Hours - pool6a-11P
In / OutIndoor
Lap-Swim GradeD
Lap?Sort of!
LanesNo markers
Length52 feet
Other
CostFree
TVYes

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