Rated 5 out of 5 by Lrdh42 Westin Grand : Great metropolitian hotel
This hotel fullfils all the expectations anyone would want while staying in Vancouver. The hotel is pristine and the staff are friendly and informative. This is a place I will return to.
May 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyFamilyEqualsHappyDad One of the most enjoyable hotel stays I have experienced.
My family and I were staying one night prior to a very early departure out of YVR. From the moment we arrived to the moment we departed, every staff member and the experience were outstanding. The experience was personalized in a few ways that really made an impact (e.g., hand-written note and a few 'treats' for my family/kids). My 6 and 8 year old thought it was the best place they have ever stayed. Given we were all a little gloomy from ending our ski trip, our stay was perfect!
January 23, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by CountB Disappointing stay
We had an unusually bad stay for a Westin. Maybe we caught it on a bad day, but there was no one working the SPG Gold & Platinum Desk at check-in, and then when we got to our room it hadn't been properly cleaned (i.e. leftover food in fridge, toilet full, etc.). The staff was genuinely apologetic and had the room re-cleaned, but we were expecting more given the offense. I think the staff here is very friendly but the hotel rooms and common areas are outdated for a Westin.
September 5, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Thomas88 Location and views
Great location in the center of Vancouver, close to the Airtrain station; and the shopping street.
Everything is a bit old-fashioned and could get a few updates, but room was spacious; and bathroom was clean. Great views from higher floors. There's a small but nice gym as well as the outdoor pool.
The SPG Paltinum Upgrade was same roomtype but on ahigher floor.
Staff was very nice and helpful with tips what to do.
A good place when staying in Vancouver!
October 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by iluvmiwf SPG Members... park it here!!
As an avid SPG Platinum VIP, I've come to expect a certain level of service, luxury and comfort whenever I stay at Starwood properties. This hotel exemplifies that standard and has consistently exceeded my expectations on the various trips I've made to the downtown Vancouver area. We were in the area for my wife's birthday and chose to stay here in the penthouse suite (great room, amazing views). I had several services and request pre-arranged for my wife's enjoyment and entertain and they were all met with a focus on excellence. I can't say enough about the Concierge, Kim, that assisted us and all the great recommendations she provided, which made the whole stay a very special one. Needless to say, my wife left VERY HAPPY and rejuvenated making me a VERY HAPPY MAN!!! Thank so much for everything, WGV... and we'll see you again soon!
January 19, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Ches44 Anything but Grand
Big disappointment. Old hotel, apparently its a converted apartment building. Rooms and hallways feel like a cramped European hotel. Very slow elevator service - only two to servie all the guest floors?!? I had to wait avg 5 minutes for a lift each time. My room stunk like chlorine when I arrived and musty when I woke up in the morning. Internet did not work and they could not resolve (spoke to some outsourced guy who was not even on property).
September 28, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by DMGTexan Good Location!
The hotel is located in downtown Vancouver, within walking distance of Chinatown and the Gastown areas. The rooms are adequate, although the two room suites don't have any ventilation ducting in the bedroom, so it does get stuffy if you have the doors closed (which is what one does if the kids are in the "living room"). Staff was very helpful and polite. Hotel is next to a grocery store, which was convenient even for our short stay.
July 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JLCradd Excellent stay, as always
Another fantastic stay at the Westin Grand Vancouver. Everything was first rate from the welcome at our arrival, our room, a couple of hours at the Westin Grand's Rooftop 'Pop-Up Patio' and our smooth check-out process.
As always all the staff we met was friendly and welcoming throughout our stay, we are never disappointed
Looking froward to our return stay, thanks once again Westin Grand, you are a Vancouver favourite!
July 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by romanticAtHeart Beautiful Spacious Rooms - Amazing Service
The Westin GRAND is in a fabulous location in the Yaletown area of Vancouver with spectacular views of the breathtaking skyline. The rooms are well designed and proportioned, including a lovely outdoor balcony seating area. The hotel bar and restaurant are cozy and elegant, while maintaining an intimate and private atmosphere. Fabulous and attentive staff that exude a genuine care and charm.
September 25, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Mpeterson Not Grand
Very disappointed in the hotel and staff. The rooms were like converted condos with very small bedrooms. Felt like a Four Points. No robes amd 3 towes. No recognition of Platinum status on checking in to choose amenity. Not even 1 complimentary bottle of water in the room. Concierge was texting each time we walked by and never even lifted her head to say hello. Would not recommend.
July 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by incline1 So friendly
I was in town to run the Vancouver 1/2 Marathon. From check-in to check-out the staff was incredibly friendly. Our check in experience was over the top when the front desk had a room ready for us with a magnificent view of Mt Baker, BC Place and the city. When I returned from the run, the guys on the ground floor offered me water and a towel -- how thoughtful.
Love this place!
May 7, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bladedude Not impressed
Vertical hotel, with 8-9 rooms per floor with about 40 floors. Room smelled musty. I mentioned to reception and their solution was to put an ionizer in the room. I was moved, and that room was equally musty. I again provided feedback to reception and they did nothing. I found the concierge very nice and helpful: woman with black hair. I wouldn't stay at the Grand again.
June 11, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by GC99 Not all that I expected
Great location, especially for Grey Cup. The bed was indeed heavenly and the seating was both generous and comfortable. Even allowing for sell out the elevators were extremely slow - waits of over 15 minutes. I had expected a somewhat larger, and empty, fridge based on website. I had asked for foam pillows and had to re-ask. Booked with some nights on points and some as cash and so ended up with four different reservation codes that were never cross-referenced. Cleaning staff kept thinking I was checking out when I wasn't.. So did front desk. Charges for dining and room were charged to my credit card without my ever seeing the bill. If you're paying extra for a balcony - it is very small. Staff were very helpful when a problem was pointed out. Not sure I really received the treatment I would have expected as a platinum member - certainly not to the same standard as I've received at other Westin and Sheraton properties.
November 30, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Roybatty This is a great hotel
i stay at the Westin Grand Vancouver often for business. What i really like is the large room, comfy beds, great downtown location, close to rapid transit lines, fantastic pool, sauna, hot tub, gym.
the only downside is the wait for the elevators. If you can accept a delay in getting to your room or back down to the lobby then you will enjoy your stay here.
September 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by dwp1127 Great Property!
Stayed per and post cruise for a few days. Great property - one of the nicest staffs I've ever encountered in a hotel - everyone from Bell Services to Front Desk to the Housekeeping staff always had a smile and made sure we were happy.
Only complaint is the elevators are very slow. Had to wait literally 15 minutes on the 7th floor twice.
July 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Oreophone Spacious Rooms
I love the spacious suites - the bedroom separated from the living area and the kitchen and its amenities, including a microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, very nice dishes and coffee maker. This is a quality hotel that I stay at every time I'm in Vancouver, BC. Each suite is shaped differently. Try to get one on an upper floor for a view!
April 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by njgg Great WiFi
I've stayed at this hotel many times. The location is great and the improved WiFi is excellent.
May 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ryukus My Favorite place in Vancouver - great food, location, quality
This is my fav place in Vancity.
1. Location - at the end of Robson St. Super!!
2. Quality - it's a Westin. Enough said. Also, it's an all-suite hotel.
3. Food - hmmm. The "hidden" restaurant is a must try. Breakfast is delicious.
4. Service - best staff. Always courteous and respectful.
August 5, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Karim123 Good Location
Very long time to get the elevators, a minimum of 10-12 minutes each time. Pool was closed for the Saturday the 4th of August without informing incoming guests by e-mail that they will not be able to utilize the pool. Our suite on the 27th floor; the airconditioner system in the room was not functioning.
August 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Papa43 GREAT STAFF
Staff went above and beyond to make our stay exceptional. Elizabeth (from Norway) at front desk, Lisa (Concierge), wait staff in lounge (didn't get names...sorry), and porters. They could not have better! Accomodations were also excellent. Clean and comfortable.
November 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BCTraveler7 Great hotel. Great location.
Another wonderful stay here. Rooms are always clean and fresh. The floor to ceiling windows allow for spectacular views of the city. Staff is very helpful and accomodating. And, the hotel is very convenient to public transit. I highly recommend this hotel when staying in Vancouver.
October 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by JnS30 Anniversary treat
Our first trip to Vancouver and this was the perfect hotel in which to celebrate our 30th anniversary. The location is perfect for exploring the city. The professionalism and helpfulness of the staff is unsurpassed. All of our expectations were exceeded at this wonderful hotel?
July 26, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by WalterTO Amazing Service Express Team... Poor Restaurant
The service express team at the Westin Grand was absolutely amazing and made me feel valued. Unfortunately if you're looking for an a la carte breakfast this is the wrong hotel for you. I was told that my only option was the buffet and runny eggs aren't my idea of a good time.
September 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cless great location and hotel
In the midst of downtown - easy to get to great restaurants, shops, and tour buses. Staff was very helpful in suggesting good restaurants. Exercise facility was being renovated, but basic equipment could be used. Room had nice layout and was comfortable. Nice, large bathroom.
July 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by somis5 Perfect
Excellent hotel in great location.
Very much a boutique hotel, which is unusual for Westin.
The staff and service are superb - you can't ask for more.
The rooms are great.
Now if they can just something about Vancouver's June gloom they would be beyond human.
June 6, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by yycflyer Ideal for Visiting Vancouver
This is my hotel of choice for visiting Vancouver on business. It is in a central location but never has a feeling of being busy. The rooms are all suites and very comfortable. Food and beverage service is top-notch.
April 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Billyvancouver Awesome Experience - Best place to stay in Vancouver
Best place to stay for a spectacular view, stellar location and remarkable suites. The corner executive suite on the thirty first floor, suite thirty one zero three, is to die for! You will not be dissappointed !
January 2, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jodi123456 Staff was fantastic
The staff was helpful and friendly, terrific customer service. The location can't be beat as everything you could want is right out the front doors. This was my third stay and I will definitely be returning.
July 13, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by 51234 Rate not recognised
Location was great, Room was OK. The main issue is that they would not honour the rate I booked through SPG (Platinum concierge) and it ended up cositing me over $100 more for 1 night.
September 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Manju Staff at this hotel go above and beyond.
A girlfriend and I stayed here for the night. The front desk staff, especially Rachelle were so polite, friendly and helpful. The room was wonderful and the view was inviting.
May 21, 2012