Rated 3 out of 5 by AP76 SPG Recongnition
I've stayed at the Westin Harbor Castle, and as an SPG member, I would always be given rooms on the "SPG Floor". Upon checking in via SPG line, I was given a room on the 15th floor. I asked why I was given a floor on the SPG floor, I was told there wasn't such a thing as all of the room are the same. I said "I was here 1 month ago and was given a room on the 33rd floor where there is a SPG Floor plaque clearly on the wall of the floor. I than went to the 33rd floor and there was the plaque staring right at me. As an SPG member and being lied to is not acceptable. I had thoughts of going back to concierge and making an issue of it but choose not to bother because after being lied to it would have served no purpose to say anything and at that time of night being "bumped" up to a room that I should have been entitled to in the 1st place would be a waste of time and effort.
July 14, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by NOTSPG01 NOT GOOD
UPON ARRIVAL AT THE CHECK-IN COUNTER, THE FIRST QUESTION ASKED WAS IF I WAS AN SPG MEMEBER. I REPLIED "NO" .THAT IS WHERE THE CONVERSATION ENDED AND I FELT AS IF I NEEDED TO HAVE REPLIED "YES" IN ORDER TO GET ANY ADDITIONAL CONVERSATION FROM THE CHECK IN EMPLOYEE. WHEN I POSITIONED A FEW QUESTIONS TO HIM, HIS REPLY WAS SHORT AND ABRUPT. I ACTUALLY FOUND MYSELF APLOGIZING TO HIM AND STATED "I AM SORRY, SHOULD I BE AN SPG MEMBER?"
February 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Woodsie1 This hotel has a beautiful pool and spa
The pool is large, clean, and has a beautiful view. The spa is also large and can accommodate lots of people.
October 26, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Arsenio Hardcopy of receipt
It is a shame that the hotel will not provide a hardcopy of the receipt when the customer demands it, forcing the customer to wait in line for 20 minutes in the line + 15 min at the counter to get the bill (35 min in total).
I understand that the hotel does not want to provide the hardcopy by defect, but I do not understand why it cannot be provided if the customer requests it, since it will be printed out anyway at the counter.
August 27, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by NormSenior Not the Westin I remember
It's hard to rate this hotel a Cat 4, more like a 3. Has always been my favourite until now. Just because they charge 11.00$ for a beer and 25.00$ for breakfast , doesn't make it a 4 star. My room was hot and the AC wasn't working properly. There was a layer of dust over everything. The remote was sticky as was the phone and there were long hairs in the tub. They need to watch these things because they can really put people off.
June 6, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by April25 Decidedly OK
Hotel was OK. Obvious signs of age, and wear and tear. Sound proofing was terrible. Although I was around the corner and across the hall the noise of the elevator was constant. I was told I had a city view room - a bit of a stretch since I was looking out on the Redpath factory! Little by way of "extras" to recommend it other than conventient location to downtown. A significant charge for WiFi this day and age is ridiculous!
April 29, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by kelly49 We sure expected a cleaner room
unfortunately we where disappointed with the cleanliness of this hotel. The carpets in the lobby where stained and dirty-beer cans sat in the front lobby for the 2 days we where there no one cleaned them up-the front doors at lobby entrance very dirty and also the room was not very clean especially the phone, bathroom, lamps and under the air conditioner was a lot of mold.
September 3, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by GreenSpaceman Green program
The Green Program is not recommended. It needs a complete review. It comes across as a big cost savings for the hotel.
October 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ayesha Great Stay!!!
Thank you SPG and Westin Harbour Castle! This was a very emotional and milestone birthday for me. This is the reason I chose to stay at the Westin Harbour Castle. I woke up on my 40th birthday in a great Heavenly Bed!!
The Westin suprised me by greeting me with a Happy Birthday and a free upgrade to a Junior Suite with a lake view. A very nice and appreciated gesture!! Thank you soo much!! A very restful and great experience.
February 2, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bev2000 A beautiful hotel, but room was disappointing.
The duvet on the one bed was soiled. (We noticed it in the morning.) I also noticed something was spilled on the bedskirt of the bed I slept in. I also found a condom wrapper under my bed, when I dropped a pen I was using on a crossword.
The bedding must be clean, even the bedskirts. The room should be checked thoroughly for any garbage.
Other than that, the hotel is lovely. The meals at your restaurants were quite appealing.
April 18, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by salesforce101809 Issue with Staff and Iron/Ironing Board
Issue with Staff and Iron/Ironing Board. The staff who checked me in was not well trained in customer service. She was not helpful in finding a new hotel. She gave up easily without picking up the phone. I was disappointed. In addition, the iron and ironing board were dirty and almost ruined a shirt. For $340/night, that is unacceptable.
September 19, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 Just Ok for a Westin
We have stayed at the Westin Harborfront several times over the years and regret to say that this time we noticed the hotel is getting tired... carpets stained and frayed, bathrooms OK but not up to 2013 standards. The breakfast buffet room is noisy, dark and quite austere... food only just Ok and 64$ for two anyway. Bed great; sheets nice to sleep on, but... time to get this hotel renewed.
August 10, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Wendy A few areas needing improvement
Meeting rooms and causeway uncomfortably chilly and strong draft when doors open. Escalator to Frontenac room not working on 2 occasions-steep climb in high heels.
Dog bed offered at desk but not delivered.
Was told there was a functioning fridge in room-found only a cooler.
When I called re my dog I was not told on the phone that my dog could not be left in the room unattended-could not enjoy restaurants,pool ,spa etc.
January 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by JohnColumbus Nice Hotel - Needs Better WiFi
In today's day and age, the hotel should have free WiFi available continously. The room rate of $15.00 per nite seems excessive and the free wifi in the lobby (available for only one hour at a time) was slow and often booted me off the system.
October 10, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by KelsterMania Westin Harbor Castle
Unfortunately we were disappointed with our stay as this property is in serious need of upgrades and improvements. The sofas in the lobby/lounge area are very old and dirty and the rooms although functional show their age.
The cost of breakfast was also outrageous. $27 for a breakfast buffet that had an average assortment of selections is almost as much of an insult as the $6.50 for a bagel that costs less than $0.40.
February 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SAMMI7 GREAT LOCATION
This hotel is in a fantastic location with great staff,very friendly and helpfull. The only problem was with getting bell man to take down luggage, he said he would be right up but never showed up at all had to take all luggage down ourself very dissappointed when rest of stay was wonderfull. Shall return again with smiles like all the staff. Could use a bar service in pool area too also room service was fantastic too
December 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jchang3 Excellent service
Location is great, excellent service, friendly staff
October 26, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by June2456 This hotel is grossly overpriced
The room rental is very expensive and offers little service compared to other hotels of the same price range. The wifi is charged to guests and can only be used for 1 hour in the lobby. That is unacceptable. The breakfast buffet is very pricey and the food is not good quality. I do not recommend this hotel at all.
September 21, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by HM30 Great Staff, clean room, but odd smells
The hotel had a odd smell in the lobby and hallways that ruined the experience. I am not sure what it was. I expected more from the hotel due to the 4 diamond rating. Definitely not up to Westin standards that have previously experienced in my travels.
October 6, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Teresa31 Westen Habour
It took a very long time to check in. The staff were very friendly & helpful. When I reserved my room on line, I requested not to be too high up & was roomed on the 32nd floor near the elevators, which I could hear all night,. The rooms were..just okay, not special. I had someone's old food in my fridge & my 5 yr old found someone's old dirty sock on the floor. Not up to my standards, especially for the price!!
April 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by TsukubaCanuck Amazing hotel but extras are over-priced.
My wife and I spent our 20th anniversary at the Westin as part of the Mirvish theatre package. It came with a standard room but we upgraded to a lake-view. The upgrade was only $50 and came with free buffet breakfast (regularly $27.95 each!) so this was a no-brainer. I called and explained that it was our 20th anniversary and asked if there was anything they could do to make it a little more special for us. When we arrived we found that they had upgraded us to a gorgeous deluxe suite with dining room, living room and bedroom. We'll never forget this! We tried out the fitness club in the morning and found it more than adequate and the buffet breakfast was delicious. The only downside of our experience was that little extras like parking ($45) and wi-fi ($15.95) seemed over-priced. Even the lobby computers were something like $7.95/half hour. But that aside, Westin made our anniversary celebration an unforgettable one!
August 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SarahO78 Excellent
My husband and I truly needed a getaway and this was definitely the place to do it. The staff were very courteous and helpful. They were efficient.
The room was clean and very comfortable. The location is excellent for anything downtown - the Roger's & ACC are so close for walking distance, and lots of restaurant & coffee shops close by.
Can't say enough about the Valet either. The buffet breakfast was awesome!
March 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Khandan Great hotel
I spent two nights at Westin and it was one of the best hotels I have ever seen. Clean room, nice lake view, great air conditioner, high quality shampoo and soap!
The only issue I had was the check out time that is at 12:00 noon. Usually hotels let their guests to have their lunch before they leave the hotel.
Anyway, I highly recomand it to anyone who needs a great hotel and price is not a concern for him/her.
March 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by dashap Thanks for a great stay
My room was great, the location was perfect, but most of all, the staff were all fantastic. Thank you.
October 21, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by saltandpepper21 Not impressed
Very disappointed with the hotel. Was chosen as the hotel to stay due to a conference in TO. Expected so much more. The a/c in the room didnt work. Was brought a fan and told I'd get 1,000 spg points. For 4 days/nights of heat. Nothiing to be excited about and my room was on the penthouse floor. Would not and cannot recommend anyone to stay here.
September 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by dwcharlie Felt Right at Home
Most comfortable hotel bed I have ever slept on. Fast friendly check-in and terrific concierge. Very very convenient for theatre and restaurants. Loved walking to waterfront park areas just outside the doors.
The few negatives included expensive parking (issue anywhere in Toronto!), 15 bucks for 1 day internet (all 5 star hotels do this to you which is very irritating) and pool area hot tub broken....again!
September 1, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Irishowl Bill and Reservation Issues
Was at this Westin in March and had problems with very noisy people in room next door that warranted calling security at 1;30 AM. Hotel was kind to extend a comp night for a return visit. We said OK and added an additional night. The bill as of today is still wrong and a correction to my credit card has not been transacted. I called before we got there since we were given 2 confirmation numbers for the same weekend. The room charge for one night was wrong and i brought it to their attention. I did this before I got there. I did it when I checked in and was told it would be taken care of/adjusted. I even had the e-mail where an employee of the hotel quoted the price as proof of what the charge should have been. The adjustment was not and has not been. Very frustrating. Nice property, staff does not have their act together. Will look at other places to stay next time in Toronto.
June 6, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Smitty22 Room Below Clean Standards
Room was not cleaned properly from previous guests in drawers, closet, carpet, bathroom with hair, dust and other dirt particles.
Shower pressure was unacceptable, even though shower head had an engraving about paradise.
Inadequate shower amenities. Kept asking for shower gel and staff kept sending only one small bottle.
Room was very worn and stained in areas, with short internet cable raedy to fall apart.
June 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bette Bed
The most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. The room was very clean and fresh smelling. I didn't use any of the other facilities such as the fitness centre, pool, or spa. It was just an overnight stay, but I would recommend staying at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto. The staff I came in contact with were very friendly and professional.
I didn't eat in-house, this time, I went out.. Maybe next time.
December 21, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dave83 Front desk a little rude
When I first arrived they couldn't find my reservation for 25 minutes. When they finally found it they gave me the wrong room, so I had to go back down to change it. I stayed for three nights and ordered room service six times, but they forgot something every time. Also, a woman at the front desk insulted me. The only reason I would recommend it is because the manager gave me a discount for my troubles.
April 3, 2013