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Our Review of the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

Last Updated on January 18, 2024 by Kelly

Vancouver, British Columbia, is one of our favorite weekend escapes. We recently had the chance to visit Vancouver and we’re excited to share all the details with you! We wanted to stay at one of the best hotels in Vancouver, so we chose to stay at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver. The JW Marriott Parq Vancouver is a 5-star hotel located in the heart of Vancouver BC. In this post, we’re sharing all about our amazing getaway to the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver!

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We very much enjoyed our stay at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver!

 

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I may earn commissions from qualifying purchases. The JW Marriott Parq Vancouver provided us a discounted hotel stay in order to share our experience on our Instagram page. This blog post was not a component of that collaboration. Honey Salt provided a free cocktail for review. As always, I share my honest opinions!

Overview of the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

Address: 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

Website: https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/yvrjw-jw-marriott-parq-vancouver/overview/

Reservations: To reserve the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver on Booking.com, click here.

We visit Vancouver all the time, and the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver has easily been one of our favorite hotels in the city. The luxury hotel is located in downtown Vancouver, and it was within walking distance of numerous attractions and restaurants. We didn’t really need a reason to leave, though, because there was plenty to see at the Parq Vancouver in-and-of itself. With dining options, bars, a casino, a rooftop whirlpool, and its own urban park, we had plenty to do for the weekend!

View of Vancouver from the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver
View of Vancouver from the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

Our Room at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

We stayed on the 23rd floor in a king bed guest room with a water view at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver. Our room had a spectacular view of False Creek! One of our favorite parts about our stay was watching the sunrise each morning. The sky was filled with vibrant colors that were reflected perfectly in the calm water. Our daughter also loved watching the boats “wake up” each morning.

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A dreamy sunrise our first morning!

 

The room featured a comfortable work station, an espresso maker, Molten Brown bath products, and an internet-connected TV. The bathroom was lined with marble and there was a door separating the toilet from the rest of the bathroom. The shower had a rain shower head which was a great touch!

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Beautiful room on the 23rd floor!

 

The room was also equipped with a luxurious robe, slippers, and an umbrella. (The umbrella was much-needed for a rainy day in Vancouver!)

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Separate doors for the toilet and shower

Amenities at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

Aqua Lounge

The JW Marriott Parq Vancouver has a whirlpool hot tub located on the 17th floor rooftop. The Aqua Lounge on the 17th floor has chaise lounges and a dedicated yoga space. We woke up early one morning and enjoyed a soak in the hot tub and had the views completely to ourselves. I don’t think there’s a better hot tub in the city!

Kelly from Our Adventure Journal at the Aqua Lounge JW Marriott Parq Vancouver
Enjoying a quiet morning at the Aqua Lounge

Fitness Center

The hotel also had one of the best fitness centers I have ever seen at a hotel. It was an extremely large space and was filled with dozens of different machines. There was also a full set of free weights and numerous treadmills. The treadmills face the window, so you can enjoy a spectacular city view while you exercise! 

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Well-equipped fitness center

Rooftop Park

The Parq Vancouver also has a 30,000 square foot park located on the 6th floor. It’s an urban green space located right on the property!

Spa by JW Marriott

The Spa by JW Marriott is a day spa with a full list of services and treatments. They offer massages, facials, manicures, and more.

Dining at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

There are several dining options on-site at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver.

We really enjoyed our brunch at Honey Salt. The avocado toast was beautifully plated, and the buttermilk pancakes were some of the best pancakes we have ever had! I tried the Bougie 75 from their cocktail menu. The drink contained Empress gin, St. Germain, and Mionetto prosecco. It was a dreamy purple hue with gold flakes that made it sparkle.  

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Bougie 75 Cocktail from Honey Salt

 

The hotel also is home to the upscale restaurant The Victor. The Victor is located on the 6th floor and is a high-quality steakhouse. We didn’t dine there this time because we were traveling with our toddler, but we hope to try it next time!

The Parq Vancouver also contains a number of bars, including the Centre Bar, Lotus Whiskey and Tea Lounge, and D/6 Lounge. 

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Seating area near the lobby

The Casino at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouve

Adjacent to the hotel’s lobby is the entrance for the Parq Vancouver Casino Resort. The casino features slot machines and table games. The elegant casino is 72,000 square feet and is perfect for a date night out on the town! 

Kelly from Our Adventure Journal at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver Casino
Ready to head out!

Nearby Activities to the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

While we stayed at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, we visited the following places:

  • Stanley Park
  • Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
  • Greater Vancouver Zoo
  • OEB Breakfast
  • Honey Salt
  • Crackle Creme
  • Downlow Chicken Shack
  • New Town Bakery and Restaurant
  • Mister Artisan Ice Cream

New Town Chinatown Vancouver Steamed Pork Buns

See our full list of our favorite restaurants in Vancouver BC!

What to Bring to the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

  • Power Bank Cell Phone Charger: We like this one because the cord is embedded. (One less thing to lose.) If you’re out at the parks, you won’t have to worry about losing your cell phone charge.
  • Water Bottle: We like a good insulated water bottle/thermo canteen.
  • Weekender Bag: Whether you’re staying for the night or just headed to the beach, a weekender bag will fit everything you need. The separate shoe compartment on this one is perfect for storing shoes or a wet towel and swimsuit.
  • Walking Shoes: The parks have so many beautiful paths and trails, so you’ll want to wear comfortable shoes. I’ve been wearing Brooks brand for years and love them!

Tours of Vancouver

One excellent way to see the local sights is to take a guided tour. You won’t have to worry about planning the travel details, and your guide will be knowledgeable about the history and culture.

Here’s some tours and experiences to consider in Vancouver, British Columbia:


Summary: Our Stay at the JW Marriott Vancouver

We were so happy to be able to return to Vancouver after the borders had been closed for so long. We truly missed the city! The JW Marriott Parq Vancouver was the perfect place to stay for our trip. We were able to walk to most of our favorite places, and we were very comfortable spending time in our room at this luxury hotel. We would highly recommend this hotel to anyone planning a trip to Vancouver, BC!

 
Kelly from Our Adventure Journal in a room at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver looking out at the view
Watching the boats from our window

 

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Hi, I’m Kelly!

After studying abroad in Spain, I became passionate about international travel. Since then, I’ve traveled to 6 continents and 36 states within the United States. When I’m not travel blogging, you can find me hiking, reading books in Spanish, or playing cribbage. I hope my blog inspires you to see the world!