Awhile back, I won a little Twitter contest for a free night at the beautiful Pinnacle Pier Hotel in North Vancouver. They graciously gave my fiance and I a drop-dead gorgeous Harbour View room… did I mention it was free? Here’s what it looked like (images courtesy of the Pinnacle Pier Hotel website):
We meant to go in the summer for our anniversary but I was super sick at that time. Boo. We went the weekend before Halloween this year so it was a bit cold and rainy (nothing surprising to us Vancouverites) but still a fantastic time. Even though it was just one night, it felt like such a luxurious getaway for the two of us… like a mini vacation.
The hotel is full of great little details. For one thing – the makeup mirror. Okay, girls care about this. You know when you go on vacation, and you’re going to go out on the town and wanna look really nice but the hotel bathroom is always dark and the lights cast a weird shadow on your face? Pinnacle at the Pier is the only hotel I’ve ever been to with a LIGHTED mirror! And, a little magnifying makeup mirror too. Oh man. As a makeup addict like myself, this was heaven to see. It made getting ready so fast.
We decided to treat ourselves to a nice dinner. My fiance and I both love seafood, which of course coastal British Columbia is known for. The hotel also operates a wonderful restaurant, Pier 7, steps away and perched right over the water with a beautiful city view of Vancouver. Seriously, check this out (photos from the Pier7 website):
The food there is exceptional, locally-sourced and FRESH. Our server was fantastic. The ambiance is romantic, but casual, and we just had an amazing and relaxing time. Oh yeah, and this is a place where the $13 drinks are really worth it. They’re so tasty. I highly recommend the Dark n’ Stormy – rum and beer it was. With candied ginger. Guh! So good.
Food-wise, we started with the pound of steamed mussels in garlic butter. Amazing. I had the Seared Ahi Tuna entree, and my fiance had the steak. I can still remember how it tasted. Just divine.
If you’re hanging around North Vancouver, I highly recommend checking out Pier 7 for lunch or dinner, or if you’re visiting from out of town, the Pinnacle Pier Hotel is a great choice. You’re also just blocks away from the SeaBus terminal to connect you to downtown Vancouver (a 15 minute transit ride!).
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They are running another Twitter contest for Christmas for a free night at the hotel! View the tweet here to enter. Good luck!* This post was NOT sponsored in any way by Pier 7 or Pinnacle Pier Hotel. All opinions are my own, and I have not been compensated for writing this post.