I really did not need to endeavor much from residence to take pleasure in an evening at The DOUGLAS Vancouver, a Marriott Autograph Collection building, for a spontaneous summertime staycation.
Having actually strolled by The DOUGLAS lot of times throughout a couple of previous remain at the adjoining JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, I lately ultimately had the possibility to offer its even more shop sis building a shot.
The DOUGLAS Vancouver– Reservation
I scheduled this keep utilizing a wedding anniversary Free Evening Honor well worth 50,000 Bonvoy factors that was being in my companion Jessy’s Marriott Bonvoy account, which had actually been gained from the Amex United States Bonvoy Brilliant Card. The certification was mosting likely to end on June 30, 2022, so I needed to utilize it up prior to it went to throw away.
Considering That the Free Evening Honor had actually been prolonged a couple of times from 2020, I recognized there would certainly be little hope of obtaining it prolonged better. After numerous not successful phone calls, I merely chose to schedule an area for that really night as well as make a staycation from it.
The DOUGLAS Vancouver would certainly’ve or else price 44,000 Bonvoy factors for that evening, so I really felt halfway decent pleased with the worth I was leaving the Free Evening Honor, specifically given that it would certainly have or else simply gone to throw away.
Furthermore, the money price for the area mored than $500 throughout this active summertime traveling period, making this an extremely tasty use a 50,000 factor Free Evening Honor provided our target evaluation of Bonvoy factors at 0.9 cents per factor.
The DOUGLAS Vancouver– Place
Beside BC Area Arena, The DOUGLAS is housed in the Parq Vancouver center, which it showed the surrounding JW Marriott.
Parq is a modern-day mixed-use center set down on the southwestern side of Midtown Vancouver, forgeting the False Creek inlet.
Found concerning a five-minute stroll from Yaletown– Roundhouse terminal, the DOUGLAS is easily attached to the remainder of Vancouver using SkyTrain, consisting of Vancouver International Flight terminal.
Naturally, you can additionally take a taxi or Uber to the airport terminal, which would certainly cost you concerning $30— 35.
Cambie Road Bridge is additionally within strolling range, giving accessibility to the Fairview as well as Mt. Pleasant areas to the south.
Those searching for some even more workout can stroll to the prominent Gastown area in around 20 mins, endeavor throughout midtown to Stanley Park in 40 mins, or take Cambie Road Bridge to Granville Island for a much longer 45-minute stroll.
The DOUGLAS Vancouver– Check-in
Packaging simply a little bag, Jessy as well as I ventured out from our residence at around 7pm, as well as strolled over to the resort.
Upon reaching the resort via the major outside entryway, we took a brief lift trip to the entrance hall on the 6th flooring.
Upon showing up in the entrance hall, my eyes were instantly attracted to the special check-in workdesk, which was made out of a big Douglas Fir tree confined in a 25-foot glass box– probably with a link to the resort’s name.
This West Coast-inspired entrance hall showed a best mix of nature as well as innovative city life, with wood functions as well as stunning lights spread out throughout.
Upon signing in, I was notified that the collections were “completely devoted” for the night, despite the fact that I had actually attempted to ask for one as a Platinum Elite participant on Jessy’s Marriott Bonvoy account.
I asked once again if they were completely marketed out, as well as once again I was informed, “they are completely devoted”.
I had half a mind to proceed promoting the collection upgrade, due to the fact that I saw that there were collections still offered for acquisition on the Marriott Bonvoy application. Ultimately, I chose that given that I really did not actually feel highly concerning this staycation anyhow, so I mored than happy with a basic King Area.
As we directed in the direction of the area, I observed a brightened “love is love” art setup that created an amazing design in the lift.
The DOUGLAS Vancouver– King Visitor Area
As I went into Area 864, I was just as pleased as well as satisfied of the West Shore affects as I remained in the entrance hall.
A comfy carpet flooring filled out the darker wooden-themed area.
Neighborhood art was made use of to contrast the all-natural wood style, as was a striking modern-day analysis light repaired right into the large head board, which brightened the whole area.
Regardless of the combined shop as well as West Coast-inspired all-natural appearance, the area was or else rather standard.
The chair at the workdesk was fairly unpleasant to function from. This was unsatisfactory, due to the fact that I was wishing to protect a late check out the adhering to day as well as job successfully from the area.
I still attempted to do so, however it was absolutely an uneasy seat, as well as not actually an office I can suggest.
The workdesk additionally played host to a little cupboard location with an Illy coffee device.
Furthermore, the hazel-coloured diamond-patterned bench beyond of the area, while aesthetically pleasing, had not been especially comfy to remain on.
The good news is, the king-sized bed damaged that pattern, as well as offered me a great evening’s remainder.
The washroom was perfectly designated as well as embellished, as well as proceeded the city as well as earthly style with a vanity made from timber as well as marble.
The shower location was big as well as well-lit, with marble styles along the wall surfaces. It had a home window pane in between the shower as well as the room, which I additionally assumed was an imaginative touch.
Total, while I liked the appearance of the DOUGLAS’s visitor spaces upon very first step in, I did discover the area to be a little “design over compound” upon really utilizing a few of its functions.
The DOUGLAS Vancouver– Morning Meal
At the time of my keep, The DOUGLAS was just using in-room eating for the elite morning meal advantage, despite the fact that a few of the dining establishments downstairs remained in truth open.
The in-room morning meal food selection came using a QR code on the tv. It reviewed as complies with:
Jessy really did not really remain over for the evening, however given that we still had actually signed up for 2 visitors, I proceeded as well as purchased 2 morning meal sections. Among those increased up as my lunch for the day.
There was a respectable option, as well as I wound up selecting the conventional morning meal including over-easy eggs, salute, sausage, hash browns, as well as some tomatoes.
The DOUGLAS Vancouver– Morning meal spread
I additionally purchased some steel-cut oat meals with coming with fruit as well as nut trimmings, in addition to coffee, orange juice, as well as a little fruit salad.
My morning meal resting (or need to I state breakfast) was yummy sufficient, however I would certainly like to see the dish solution in the dining establishment be recovered for the elite morning meal advantage, as opposed to simply being restricted to in-room orders.
The DOUGLAS Vancouver– Eating
As formerly stated, The DOUGLAS lies in the exact same structure as the JW Marriott Parq, as well as they share a few of the exact same dining establishments.
Jessy as well as I had actually currently consumed before our night arrival, however we still saddled up at The Victor Steakhouse, where we took pleasure in some tasty alcoholic drinks as well as magnificent panoramas from the resort’s 6th flooring.
Along with The Victor, the resorts’ common structure gives accessibility to a lot more eating as well as alcohol consumption alternatives:
- The D/6 Bar as well as Lounge is a roof balcony in the darkness of BC Area with a full-service beverage food selection, showcasing neighborhood craft beer, a glass of wine, as well as alcoholic drinks.
- BC Cooking Area is a preferred sporting activities bar offering traditional home cooking, in addition to neighborhood craft beer.
- There is a scotch as well as tea lounge on the third flooring, appropriately called Lotus Whisky/ Tea Lounge.
- One of the most prominent bar, Centre Bar, lies on the second flooring as well as is fairly active when there are occasions at BC Area, to which bench offers simple accessibility.
- Honey Salt is a BC-inspired dining establishment committed to showcasing neighborhood food, positioned in the very beginning entrance hall of the JW Marriott.
The DOUGLAS Vancouver– Various Other Facilities
The DOUGLAS’s physical fitness centre lies on the 7th flooring. I visited examine it out, however really did not really utilize the center, due to the fact that I took place to have actually an exercise set up at my residence physical fitness centre later on that day.
The physical fitness centre was small, however still consisted of a respectable variety of selections, with some cardio tools, in addition to a weight shelf, benches, medicine ball, as well as various other assorted fitness center tools.
Total, I assumed the physical fitness centre’s centers were pretty good as well as definitely adequate for visitors travelling through intending to press in an exercise.
Along with the centers related to the DOUGLAS resort, visitors have accessibility to most of the neighboring JW Marriott Parq Vancouver’s centers, consisting of the a lot more outstanding physical fitness centre on the 17th flooring of the adjacent structure.
There is additionally a health facility as well as the exterior jacuzzi on the exact same 17th flooring offered for The DOUGLAS visitors happy to make the brief trip over.
( Formerly, visitors of The DOUGLAS that were Marriott Platinum Elite participants or above might access as well as utilize the JW Marriott’s Exec Lounge too. Nonetheless, this is no more the situation since the resort’s resuming post-pandemic, so sadly, I really did not have accessibility to the Exec Lounge on this keep.)
Investing one evening at The DOUGLAS was a respectable means of utilizing up my running out Marriott Free Evening Honor.
The resort was aesthetically pleasing throughout, as well as is well-located for anybody seeing Vancouver.
Nonetheless, I would certainly’ve obtained a lot more out of my stick with a comfy office in the area, as well as I would certainly additionally like to see the resort relocate an extra full-service instructions with its offerings, such as the elite morning meal.
It’s additionally rather unsatisfactory to see that accessibility to the neighboring JW Marriott’s Exec Lounge has actually been drawn for Bonvoy elite participants remaining at The DOUGLAS.
I wish to see the resort boost a few of its soft solutions to match the outstanding tough item, which I assume would certainly aid boost this building more detailed to Vancouver’s leading resorts.