Rated 3 out of 5 by Shooky32 Review
The hotel itself was in a great location, was able to walk to most things such as Parliment Hill, Notre Dame Cathedral, restaurants and the market. The only issues were the elevator and the conference rooms. The elevator is new, so lots of issues with waiting. When in one conference room listening to speakers, you could here the other speakers in the adjoining conference room, very disturbing.
October 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by LitleDi Can't beat the location!!!
We stay here every year during Winterlude. The location is the best! Real close to everything. Park the car and forget about it. Right across the street from the canal and the park. Also, connected to the Rideau Center. Shopping without going outside. Yay!
Best beds ever. I wish I could have this bed in my home!
Found the drink prices at the Shore Club to be high and the service there was only so-so.
February 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Roxy99 Great property, extremely well run
I always try to stay here on business and with the family when we visit.
The rooms are great ( request canal view) staff are superb (Andrew at concierge desk and many others), food very good - Shore Club superb,gym excellent.
Have had over 15 stays here this past year and hosted 2 corporate meetings with over 30 guests each, with multiple events.
The stays and the events all exceptionally handled.
December 31, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by StinkyandStinkPretty Despite the 3 fire alarms at 3, 4 & 5am, very good - But no FNC
We arrived early and were allowed to get into our room immediately which we really appreciated. We were allowed to use the service elevators as the others were in repair and very busy - being New Years Eve. The rooms is very comfortable with a big flat screen tv - but did not carry the Fox News Channel (BTW FNC is the # 1 cable news network in the US). Beds very comfortable despite the fire alarms.
January 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Frannie14 Internet
just a bit disappointed wifi access had to be paid for if non spg
February 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JRBM11111 Some issues for improvement/comments
1. Room was sometimes noisy as I could hear multiple toilet flushings from other surrounding rooms.
2. Upon check-out I was asked if I wanted a hard/printed copy of my final bill versus e-mail. I said hard copy and was provided that. However, subsequently, I received 3 (three) e-mails with the final bill attached. Somewhat annoying.
3. Love the renovated gym. Love the new equipment. Long overdue.
October 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by teddy21 Thank you for a great stay!
I enjoyed my experience at the Westin Ottawa thoroughly! I travelled for leisure on this occasion. Check-in was easy and fast. The Guest Service Agent was so pleasant and explained the difference between my current room type (Accessible King) vs. a standard King. Although I did not require the accessible, I did stick with the choice as she told me that it had wall to wall windows.. and she was RIGHT! It had a fantastic view of Parliament and the Rideau. The condition of the room was great, the TV channels were HD (unlike other hotels I have stayed at, with HD TV but not HD channels). The hotel was connected to the mall and that made it even better!
I really appreciated the politeness of everyone we encountered during our stay. Combined with an updated guestroom, easy parking, great location, you can't go wrong with this property! This is my new go-to hotel for Ottawa. Thank you Westin Ottawa!
April 2, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Cauroi Issues
I had several issues during this stay...not in line with the usual flawless westin exoerience.
My internet never functionned even after soending 45 mn on the phone with a technician.
I also orred a breakfast on the phone with special instructions, inc. Having a salad with my white egg omelette with the vinaigrette on the si and specifically asked what berries were in the field berries bowl ( i was told strawberries, blabckberries and raspberries...
Then in the morning, i get potatoes instead of the salad and only strawberries instead of the mixed berries...i returned the bowl of stramberries and the gentleman serng me went to get a salad...that came back 10 mn later ( my eggs were cold by then) ....which was swamped in vinaigrette wich was not put on the side....
Not to mention i had the room in fron of the levators...and was systematically hearing the escalator ring....
Definitely my worst stay in a westin
October 18, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Toto Unsatisfied Customer
My stay was unpleasant due to the following reasons:
1- very very slow internet that is if I can connect in the first place.
2- receiving many diiferent wrong receipts with duple the price.
3- Room cleaning was not very well. No water in the refrigerator, no towels for the bathroom floor in most days.
4- slow water draining in the bathtub
I had really a bad experience with this hotel.
April 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lexi444 This hotel has caring and attentive staff
I was very impressed with all staff over the duration of my stay! I was apart of a large group of students and often needed something printed off, a coffee, the garbage in the conference room cleaned, little things like that and the staff was always prompt and ready to help. PSAV was also great to work with - very attentive and understanding. The hotel is gorgeous and well thought out.
February 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Candie24 Thsi hotel is exceptional
The Westin is provides exceptional service, clean comfortable rooms, and is in walking distance to all your shopping, tourist needs. I live 2 hours away and choose The Westin intentionally for a weekend getaway. i used to live in Ottawa and find that The Westin is your best option to get everything you want out of a hotel. The location is perfect too. Everything is in walking distance.
December 31, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Disappointed2012June Westin Review
The Westin Ottawa is a great hotel. It is presently struggling with its elevator renovations - it takes a long time to get an elevator. This reno is taking way to long.
The hotel does not really utilize its Platinum/Gold check in line.
I have been standing in line only to have them select someone else from the other line. They need to either do away with this line or use it correctly.
April 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by bigmike0365 suggestion
While our stay at your hotel was fantastic ,, I would recommend that you review your parking/chalet service ,,,when we arrived in a hard downpour we were forced to drive around and around until we could get anywhere near the front entrance,,chances are that non of the staff wanted to get wet , and thus we could not get in the hotel and were late for our function ...just a thought
September 22, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by DKKZ Horrible elevator service
Thank you for the opportunity to share my experience with you. The rooms were very nice and location great. I always choose to stay here when on business at the Royal College. This visit however, the room service was not great, the lobby freezing( broken door), and elevator service horrendous.
I will reconsider staying with you on my next trip as this stay was so disappointing.
January 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MLTK The Westin Delivered the Unexpected
The Westin's customer service is unmatched. We really got the sense that they cared about us and wanted to make our stay memorable.
We stayed at the Westin for a business conference. At one of the sessions there was a speaker who gave a presentation about "delivering the unexpected".
The Westin and specifically Napoleon, delivered the unexpected! We can't thank them enough.
August 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jennp80 Short but great stay
I have stayed at this hotel several times and have been very happy every time. I've also held large events at the hotel. Staff in the event and catering services are top notch. Check in was a breeze with great customer service! Will stay again and again.
January 15, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by HeatherW Price Exceeds Quality and Service
My colleague and I arrived after midnight. Despite having communicated with the concierge prior to arrival, there were no rooms ready for us. They informed us we would need to change rooms after the first night. This was incredibly inconvenient to have to repack and then stand in a long line again to re-check in. The next morning when we checked our bags, we were told they would be waiting for us in our new rooms that night. They were not, and it took nearly an hour for them to be delivered that night. The up-going escalator was broken and two of the four elevators were being "reprogrammed," so it was difficult to get up and down. There was long hair on the floor of my bathroom, right in an obvious location. Finally, the so-called high speed internet was slower than dial-up, when it was even available, which was spotty. I couldn't even log on long enough to send a simple email. Overall, unbelievably disappointed in this Westin.
October 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Colaroad2014 The Westin on Colonel By Drive
We were met by a very helpful doorman. First impressions are always imperative. That immediately started our stay on a great note. We stayed only for one night but will definitely return to this location when we are back in town.
January 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by WITS Always a pleasure to stay
Great property and enjoy every stay.
February 10, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Marie21 Hotel review
We had a lovely weekend visit. The room was unbelievably comfortable and suited all our needs. The heavenly beds were truly, heavenly. I slept so well. The location of the hotel was perfect for all shopping, dining and sightseeing. There is a LOVELY sauna in the changeroom. A couple of drawbacks for me, the whirlpool was occupied by children who clearly did not meet the age requirments and hotel staff did see this and said nothing. The wifi is not included in the price, you pay an additional $13.95. The lobby is not licensed so we were not able to bring our drinks to the lobby and sit and chat by the lovely fireplace. In addition, it was VERY cold that particular weekend and the draft from the doors was a bit of a nuisance. Aside from these small issues. I would absolutely recommend staying at this hotel. The beds are worth the cost of the room alone! Fantastic sleep! and very helpful and pleasant staff. Thank you!
January 7, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Richbread Great Hotel but . . .
Stayed here many times over the years. Room very nice as usual, staff helpful. Perhaps a bit on the expensive side. Two negative things stand out: room service breakfast was horrible unless you like warm coffee and unripe fruit. To charge a SPG guest (or any guest today) for Internet is a disgrace. Plus we were double charged for our two iPads in the same room!!
September 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bonsai Amazing Hotel
We're from Barrheaven in Ottawa and every year we like to stay at the Westin in Ottawa for my wife's birthday. The hotel has always been first rate for us. Even the elevators being renovated didn't cause any frustrations or any delays for us. The staff was incredible. Restaurent pricy but very good. Overall, the 2 day stay was relaxing and an enjoyable experience
August 9, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by wendy2012 Great Stay
We have stayed at this hotel several times, the first 10 years ago for our wedding, and the latest this past weekend. The hotel rooms are great, nice size and a nice bathroom.
The only negative of this hotel is the pool/whirlpool area which is old, very tired and dated. Hopefully this is next on the list for renovation, because it could be a spectacular space.
August 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fabio A nice stay
The hotel is ideally located, with direct access to a large shopping mall and a few steps away from ByWard Market with its many restaurants and bars. Parliament Hill is also just ten minutes away on foot.
The hotel is very confortable.
It would have helped if the Daly's restaurant/bar would have been open during the day and especially in the afternoon/evening.
April 16, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Newg Great Location
the Westin Ottawa downtown location meets our expectations when attending business and appointments with MPs - location is ideal for a variety of resaturants and attached to a shopping mall - unfortunately one of the elevators was under repair which delayed to/from meeting rooms however staff were very accommodating and provided access to the service elevator
May 18, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fletch1959 Go Green, NO way again
We tried the go green, where they don't do up your room or give you new towels. When we go away we like to be pampered with a bed made up nice to come back to and a neat bathroom with fresh folded towels. I have been to this hotel many times and always had a great experience not this time. For the price we paid we will never go green again at a hotel.
September 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BrandyRelaxing Another great stay
This is the second time we've stayed at the Westin Ottawa this year.
The only frustrating part is that they have the elevators under renovation (just one), but it's just inconvenient, but to be fair, the old ones are VERY old and should be replaced, so I guess they have to do what they have to do. I hear they anticipate being finished in June 2013, so it will be a while before they're done, however, I did not hear any construction noise so the only inconvenience is the lack of elevator.
I totally loved the fitness centre. They had TVs on all of the machines that you could watch, they provided ear buds too so you didn't have to worry about bringing your own!
The only area for improvement was Dalys restaurant. We were there one morning and the "bus girls" were standing around chatting while the waitresses cleared tables - I'm hoping they were students that were just there because of the long weekend, because they were a waste of space.
October 13, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5��by GeordieBG Westin Ottawa
Improved wi-fi appreciated as this was a persistent problem in the past. Initial room I was given 14th floor had a strong chemical smell and staff did accommodate a change.
January 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by yellowchumkitty Excellent Service and Excellent Location
From the moment we stepped into the hotel until our departure we were overwhelmed with the courteous staff, excellent service, and wonderful atmosphere. Our pet was welcomed. The room was very clean. The location was excellent - directly across the street from the Rideau Canal. Rates were reasonable. What more can you ask. We will be back soon.
February 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dorothyandtoto Great Stay - Conference in Ottawa
I stayed at the Westin Ottawa and found the stay fantastic. I was there for a conference and thought the accommodations for both the room as well as the time spent in the conference areas was great. Everything was clean, if I needed anything staff was more than willing to assist. Would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in the Ottawa area.
February 2, 2013