Rated 3 out of 5 by WorldTraveller12 Good hotel but I expected more
The check-in and check-out processes were swift and the service was wonderful. The room itself is relatively large for a hotel room with an amazing view of the lake. There are a lot of good things about this hotel and that's why I would still recommend it, BUT given my experience with Westin (and other) hotels globally, I expected a bit more if the Westin Harbour Castle wants to be considered high-end.
Specifically, (1) the in-room fridge, while it's a tremendous and valuable perk, doesn't actually work. Even though it's plugged in, the hotel has turned it off. The ONLY way to keep things cool is to put ice in a bucket in the fridge.
(2) The bathroom had no towel racks by the sink. Where am I supposed to hang my hand towel and face cloths??
(3) We had the buffet breakfast for $25 each. It was severely lacking compared to other hotels. There was no fresh juice (the containers were empty), no fresh omelett or waffle station, no granola or fresh cheeses and limited fruit options. The bacon was under cooked, and you only had 1 option for eggs which was scrambled. It should be sold for $15 each, not $25! I also had dirty glasses at our table.
August 1, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Muzzy4 Service express
Would like to give a many thanks to 'Sean?'
who was covering in SE on Sunday. He was most patient and helpful with my daughter's many questions
August 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by llindhurst Great stay
This was a great experience. Staff was fast and friendly. Room was fantastic, with an amazing view. Thank you Westin for a fantastic vacation!
September 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sorgie I love this location
Our family chose to celebrate our anniversary with a Marvish package, which included a stay here at the Westin. Location, location, location!
May 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Burrhead Tv
Only complaint was TV kept cutting out. 2 young kids did not go over well. Pool was very cool. But kids loved it do that's all that mattered.
September 2, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by TJOC Convenient
Vist was good- sounds of toilet flushing all night was a bit annoying. Hotel could use some refurbishing as it is starting to show it's age.
November 10, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Lauri39 Check-In Delay
My only complaint is that I did not get my room until 10pm at night. It made for a very long day. Everything else about the hotel was good.
August 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Diamondsun Convenience
Near all major attractions. CN tower, Air Canada Center and Harbour Front Centre. The ferry dock to Toronto Islands is beside the hotel.
October 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Baldguy Cleanliness
I stay here a few times a year and enjoy the hotel but on my last visit the bathroom had not been well cleaned - hair left it the sink.
September 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by sjeter Not really handicapped accessible
The toilet was way too low and the bed was way too high. A lot of construction going on outside hotel. You really couldn't walk to far.
August 31, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Bern Staff not freindly
Staff not freindly and hotel takes the liberty to add charges that are not authorized by the guest. will never stay at this hotel again.
February 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Briangoestraveling The Staff Are Extraordinary!
From the time we arrived at the front door everyone from the door man to the front desk clerk to the restaurant staff were fabulous!
January 21, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jeff51 Westin Toronto Experience
Stayed at the Westin Hotel in Toronto on the weekend. Room wasn't very clean Water trouble left us without water until late evening.
January 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Theatre62 Girls weekend away
Amazing breakfast in the restaurant!!!!
I would recommend it to everyone!!!
August 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lucia12 Lake view room was wonderful.
Although a short stay, everything was great. Right down to our parking arrangements for the weekend. Would definently stay again.
June 24, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by tshirt westin harbourfront toronto
The hotel room I stayed in was not as clean feeling as I'd like. Bathtub and sink took forever to drain and bed was old and lumpy
February 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by jhuang Like the room layout
great view of the Toronto Islands. Love the lounge sofa in the room. Had a great night of sleep in the extremely comfortable bed.
February 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jenner44 Food
I was there for a 3 day conference and I was very impressed with the taste as well as the variety of food we had during the stay
October 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ziggy The staff is professional and truly provides exemplary customer service.
I woul highly recommend this hotel because of its amenities, beutiful location, well appointed clean rooms and awesome service.
February 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Erik Great place to stay great view aswell
Staff are so nice to people here, helpful, and pleasant. It's the only place that I will stay in that part of Toronto forsure.
June 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Robert310 Great Hotel
This hotel is well situated, wonderfull views of the lake, very comfortable and all our needs were taken care of. Loved it.
January 21, 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 2 out of 5 by smcgill room
I was very underwhelmed with my room. it was not us to the usual standards of other Westin hotels that I have stayed in.
April 28, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by leila stay review
not pleased at all. room not clean as expected and the noise level at night was disguisting. needed to call front desk.
July 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by BMODave Never disappointed
I feel the stress leave my body the minute I enter the lobby. I've never been disappointed by anything or anyone here.
February 25, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by ZEEE Poor SPG recognition
The hotel is beautiful and is in a nice location by the water front and many sporting venues. However the parking options are limited for those that are budget conscious. The rates are $40 for concierge, $30 for off site parking 2 to 3 blocks away or parking a block away in public parking for $25. In the winter with the cold, snow or rain your pretty much stuck with the $40 which, to give them their due, was pretty efficient. My major problem is the lack of recognition for SPG membership. Their is no free WiFi or internet that I was told about and when I asked for a later check out because we had an MRI appointment for our infant at sick kids and it could run late the latest they would give is 1pm without paying an extra $50. Any other hotels I have been at in TO have at least given until 2 pm without any problem and more if things were slow. Anyway we packed our bags at 9am and left our things in the sick kids parking lot until 2pm. Anyway not really a place I would recommend for budget conscious family travel unless you get a really good deal. I might return to this hotel, but only in the summer when I would be able to walk everywhere and enjoy the harbour front.
February 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mok3 Instructions for Starting the Day
Swim. Hot tub. Steam bath. Sauna. Cold shower. Steam bath again. Cold shower. Cup of coffee. Repeat again tomorrow.
May 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by StLouisWoman True Romance
The view of Lake Ontario was extraordinary. We watched sailboats, ferries, airplanes -- it was incredibly relaxing.
September 5, 2012
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 4 out of 5 by Daval Good lobby area. Rooms okay.
Not the most luxurious of rooms. A bit outdated as top hotels go these days. Lobby is pleasant. Staff very good.
March 28, 2013