AC Hotel Gran Canaria by Marriott
Why We Love This Hotel
- A stylish modern 4-star high-rise hotel with panoramic views over Las Palmas & the ocean
- It's near the Las Canteras beach, the port, the shopping centre, civic squares & restaurants
- It has an outdoor pool on the top floor, a marina, a Mediterranean-style restaurant, a bar/lounge with 360-degree views, conference/event rooms & a fitness centre with a gym
Only a 10-minute walk from the popular Las Canteras beach's range of watersports and array of seafood restaurants, the AC Hotel Gran Canaria by Marriott provides stylish and business-friendly accommodation with a range of relaxing and recreational activities. Watersports enthusiasts will be eager to enjoy the ample opportunities for sailing, scuba diving, surfing/boogie boarding and wind-surfing nearby; in addition, there are golf courses nearby.
It is only a 6-minute walk from the hotel to the stunning natural promontory of Las Isleta, a charming old fishermen's quarter and historic naval site that holds the Castillo de la Luz, the island's oldest military fort, as well as a lively square, a lighthouse, a strategically important international harbour and a yacht marina that is home to an annual international Atlantic yacht regatta. For a day excursion, you can also visit the lush, verdant Jardín Botánico Canario Viera y Clavijo, which displays the abundant and diverse flora found on the Canaries, and is a 13-minute drive by car or taxi from the hotel. Alternatively, the historic Vegueta quarter, with its range of 17th- to 19th-century buildings, elegant Bishop's Palace, Museo Canaria (Canary Island Museum) and intriguingly named Plaza del Espiritu Santo (Holy Spirit square), is a 19-minute walk/bus ride from the Santa Catalina bus station (a 4-minute walk from the hotel) or a 6-minute drive/taxi ride from the hotel.
The hotel's distinctive circular shape ensures views across the city, and each of the rooms has a balcony overlooking the sea and/or the city. The sleek rooms and suites feature hardwood floors, plasma TVs with satellite channels and mini bars. Upgraded rooms have tea- and coffee-making equipment. Suites add separate sitting areas. A 24-hour room service is available. The hotel has a 23rd-floor Mediterranean restaurant/bar with sea views, a rooftop terrace with a pool and sun loungers, the panoramic Suite Bar (the highest building and the best views in Las Palmas) and seven ample, well-designed meeting facilities. A breakfast buffet and off-site parking are both available for a surcharge. Other amenities include an airport shuttle and shuttle bus service to the town, and a small fitness workout room/gym.