Rated 4 out of 5 by PascalClara Excellent hotel option at best location
The hotel is perfectly located, for both business (downtown) and for leisure (between Prince's Island park / river front and the vibrant 8 Ave SW. The room was very comfortable and clean, not has big as for our previous stay (at that time we were upgraded in in a larger room with larger bathroom, even including a TV screen in the bathroom mirror !).
We found all the staff very profesional and polite.
The hotel is connected with Starbuck and The Keg restaurant, plus the best Japanese restaurant in town (The Ki).
September 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Noriram Very helpful welcoming staff. Facility is beautiful the restaurant food excellent!
Right from the initial greetings of the valet, to reception, concierge, restaurant services, all were outstanding. The room was immaculate, staff knowledge in assistance with getting around Calgary awesome. Beautiful hotel and nicely laid out.
June 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rose333 A perfect stay at the Westin
We have stayed at the Westin before and as always, its an excellent place to stay. Location is great, staff are very pleasant, a very clean hotel, and just a wonderful place to stay. The C-train is very convenient and close to the hotel.
June 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fellowrunner What an oasis!
My travel booking was made for me in advance at a different hotel, but when I arrived I was very disappointed, so I cancelled my two nights and booked the Westin. I was exhausted from work travels and when I arrived it was like an oasis. From the front desk staff to the facilities, service, meals, etc, it was a relief to feel warm, comfortable and welcome.
December 13, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by M168 The Westin Calgary
Hotel has excellent staff service, very welcoming. Location is great, convenient .
The liquid lounge is cosy and breakfast is good.
On our 2nd stay,coming back from the mountains, our room given was a little small, especially the bathroom which is quite tight in space.
Having said that, we will stay there again when we go back to Calgary this year.
January 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dmed Over and above!
I would like to commend the entire Westin Calgary staff for their service during the unexpected extreme situations the past few days! Over and above excellent service, always with a smile during the worst flood in Calgary history. From the Bell Hops, Front Desk staff to management, I am so impressed with Westin staff..one word amazing!
June 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by dcmens Special Wedding Memories
I booked this room as a gift to my nephew on his wedding night. The Westin Calgary Team (in particular Shaddy and Sarah at the Front Desk) went FAR above and beyond. I assure you that this wonderful young couple will always have the warmest memories of the Westin Calgary...as will their Aunti. Thank you SO much!!!
August 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by regulartravelguy Platinum recognition.
Junior suite upgrade for being platinum! Great service and great hotel. Close to all downtown and $40ish cab from airport.
January 8, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Piefke Good Hotel, Poor Food. Consultant
At reservation time we requested twin beds , but the clerk did not forward the request correctly and we ended up in a single bed.
The restaurant - breakfast was poor.
We lived in Calgary a number of years ago and always enjoyed coming to the restaurants and had better meals.
September 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by VOTBS Westin Calgary Downtown
The hotel was conveniently located in downtown Calgary. We walked around the city and many shops were in close walking distance
February 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ZuzuD A great hotel
Location of the hotel is excellent, room is very comfortable, pool and gym are very good too.
August 7, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by jimyc Customer Service outstanding
From the Door man to the Hotel Manager, everyone was extremely helpfull whenever called upon.
February 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Traveler46 Great place to visit
Not only was the staff and the room great, but we had an excellent meal as well.
August 29, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Karen64 furniture
I stayed in the corner suite which was nice and big and comfortable. I thought it was odd there was a big balacony with no chairs to sit outside . Also the sofa and chairs were a bit dirty and there was no table for us to eat our in room breakfast at, no even a coffee table. I also thought there was suppose to be a microwave in the room . The only other thing is I was disappointed to find out there was no hot tub. I was happy I had a 25% discount for attending the Spartan Race because the breakfast was really expensive for the quality. The beds were awesome and the air conditioning was terrific. Had a good nights sleep, which was the main thing.
August 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Allan816 Centrally located, wonderful staff and a very good restaurant
My favourite hotel in Calgary!
December 23, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by JW62 This hotel has great features
This hotel is close to all amenimes that Calgary has to offer
September 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by EOD68 Served purpose extremely well
Enjoyed my stay - great restaurants, and service was excellent throughout
September 15, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by DonLP Nice Place but overpriced
Room construction quality is sub-par. Poor design of shower entry ledge causes bathroom to flood. Door jams are made of particle board that swells when exposed to water from shower. Restaurant prices are very high for buffet breakfast of poor to mediocre quality.
September 11, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Not2happy Check-Out issues
Had to flush the toilet 2-3 times just toilet paper to go down. Small bathrooms with only 1 face towel. I had to ask for my bill at check out and explain how payment was made. At the airport I reviewed my bill and found out I was charged for North American calls when I had the North American telecom pkg. If I hadn't had to request my bill I might not have caught these extra charges. Also, I was there with a conference and missed the booking deadline by a couple of days. Was charged the full $269 rate as opposed to the $179 rate. Even called the hotel to see if the could squeeze me in under the conference rate for 3 nights. No luck.
June 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by RocMon Awesome atomsphere
II travel for work into Calgary, so my needs might not be terribly complicated – a comfy room, convenient access and perhaps some interesting/fun things to do in the evening. The Westin is the third hotel (all in the upper tier) I’ve tried since starting my Calgary Travels 3 months ago… and it definitely goes to the top of my preferred list!
The hotel has an aura of their fancier ‘W’ hotel, and no compromise on style, cleanliness and great staff operating the hotel. Okay, so reviews are only useful if you provide some constructive feedback and here’s mine for room 828;
- The heat/climate in the room sucks – but this is standard in ultra-dry Calgary – I could not get the temperature in the room to stay comfortable… raise temp and it became crazy dry, lower temp and I felt my head and exposed skin start to freeze (exaggeration) :). Humidity in the room hovered around 27% - I wish they could centrally humidify the air, but this is a very common issue in the city so I do not fault Westin but do suggest they consider improving this.
- TV, wasn’t always responsive when I turned it on… at times the screen would stay dark but I’d hear the broadcast, I had to repeat a couple off-on cycles to get full functionality.
- Hot water in the sink, turn hot on all the way… took a good minute to actually get hot water – and the strange thing was after the water got hot I’d turn on a bit of cold water and then it seemed like the water went from boiling to ice… was a bit tricky to work with, but not a big issue.
- On the plus side, the Westin provided great room coffee and also complimentary water bottles – yippy! The other two places would ding me $4.50 and $7 for a 1l convenient water bottle – so I was very happy to see the Westin did not stoop to the convenience cash-grab.
- The Westin is also conveniently on the +15 network and with all the other positives going for it, I may never try another hotel in Calgary! :)
January 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by gedgar As usual- above and beyond.
My most recent stay can be summed up with one anecdote. I went out for a run, leaving the hotel at about 5:15 pm. When I returned to the hotel, I was hot and breathing heavily. So I stood outside the main front entrance for a minute to catch my breath. Without asking, prompting, or any communication at all, one of the doormen simply walked up to me and handed me a chilled bottle of water. He asked how my run was, where I had gone etc.
This is the kind of service that happens all the time at the Calgary Westin. The staff just seems to know the right little thing to do, at exactly the right moment.
July 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by RocMon Found the room to avoid on my 6th stay!
I obviously love the Westin Calgary, as this is my 6th stay this year (yes - business travel) - but... the room this week was in serious need of adjustments. Not quite enough for me to ask to be moved, but - oh so annoying every single morning .
If you start your day with a shower (I hope you do) this room could challenge even the most positive person!
I'm of average build, 5'7" and ~155lbs, I didn't measure the size, but it certainly felt like about 2'6" x 3'6" - which wouldn't be so bad but the design was horrible! They used a solid glass partition which only covered about 60% of the 3’6” opening and the rest was left open (no curtain or sliding glass like the other rooms). Because of this ‘design’ (I think) they used one of those rain head shower fixtures… now here’s the problem – the rain head was low flow and the water dripped approx. 6” from the wall… same place where the soap shelves were installed. With this setup, I could not avoid bumping and touching the walls and soap tray shelves constantly – and with the low flow rain head… if I tilted the head to spray water further outwards it would actually spray closer to the wall since only the lowest part of the head dripped water (hard to explain).
As if this wasn’t enough frustration, here’s a quick list of other annoyances which probably wouldn’t have bothered me as much if I had started the day with a comfy shower;
- Toilet didn’t flush completely (even without solids and a single tissue), required holding the lever and good luck to get a complete flush
- Housekeeping was, well, unpolished… I noticed some hairs stuck to the wall in the shower on my first morning and they were still there on the last morning – this is an issue mostly because of the telephone booth feeling shower in my main complaint
- Housekeeping strike 2, Calgary is bloody dry… I use a lot of their moisturizer and take them with me to the office for use during the day – they replenish consumed toiletries in a somewhat random manner… and I usually have way more shampoo conditioner (which I don’t use) than humanly necessary and run out of moisturizer and body wash. (aren’t those supposed to be completely stocked up daily?)
- Housekeeping strike 3, normally they stock the in-room coffee with 2 regular and 1 decaf coffee pouches… the coffee is acceptable (at best) and I need to have two before leaving the room for work – Defac is not an option for me, but on my third morning I woke to three decaf pouches – Ahhhhh! Did not have a good morning without my caffeine!
I’m hoping there aren’t a lot of rooms like this in the hotel and I will try to remember to ask about the shower on my next check-in … and hope you take my review as constructive criticism because I still love the Westin!
February 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Karbus Could be great with a few tweaks
I often stay at this hotel in summer because of its location near the River and Park. Service is excellent and the amenities are good. I had a room in the west tower this time which is larger than the rooms in the east tower. The lamps beside the bed were not sufficient for reading in bed and there were no plugs in for my electronics near the bedside table. The room was generally too dark for me. The beds are very comfortable and the desk provided is good for working with plugs in and lamp. I tried to use the business center once to print a document and it was too complicated; you need to sign onto an account and pay first to use the computer. Not convenient when one is in a hurry like I usually am.
July 24, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by BusinessTraveller77 Lobby is noisey
Since lobby was renovated it is so open an noisey so check-in staff have to be able to communicate so they can be heard
September 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MelX Enjoyable stay
We stayed in Westin Calgary overnight since our flight was very early in the morning. The rooms are comfortable, clean and well equiped with necessities. The staff was very friendly and helpful. There are few restaurants in the hotel and then more if you go for a walk into downtown. It is well situated in downtown but close to the airport. So if you need to stay in Clagary, this hotel is quite good and has good rates as well.
August 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Deanos staycation
for my wife's 40th birthday we decided to stay downtown and have a night away from the kids. We mentioned this to the receptionist when she asked the reason for our visit. She was very kind and told us the hotel would provide us with a complimentary breakfast. We simply had the buffet for breakfast and it was good that it was complimentary. As it was anything but spectacular and had we had to pay $50.00 for that buffet it would have been extremely disappointing. I just wanted to make someone aware as everything else about the stay was great. It would be a pity if you lost business simply because of a buffet breakfast.
December 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Snyderm86 Another great stay
As usual, my stay was great. The people at front desk and essence restaurant treated me as a special guest. I look forward to my stay next week as well.
September 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Julius76 Helpful Staff leads to an Awesome weekend!
Despite my car troubles I had a great weekend in Calgary thanks to the help of Krysta, Marcus and Michael (The “super” concierge crew). You guys were awesome and one of the main reasons I will return to The Westin Hotel. Thanks for helping me all the way contacting AMA and Canadian Tire and being sure that things were taking care off for me.
The only thing left to say is: Nice hotel, well located and excellent bed!
August 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 My New Favorite Calgary Hotel
Stayed at the Westin Calgary for the first time. I spent 5 nights there and I love this hotel. I have travelled the world and stayed at some of the finer hotels. The Westin Calgary gets 5 stars from me because they give awesome service that's not in your face. The staff are almost in the background waiting for whatever needs you might have . Friendly, courteous, and professional. A class act all the way. If you want the security of a big brand name hotel in Calgary, the Westin is a great choice.
February 25, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Genie Cold room
We stayed at the Weston for two nights. When we arrived in the room it was cold. We called down and a service man came up. We were told that the hotel was at low capacity so the hot water would not heat the room adequately. We were given a space heater that then proceeded to turn on throughout the night. The following morning there was no hot water. When we finally got hot water, as soon as the cold water tap was put on along with hot, the water than returned to very cold. When leaving the hotel we were not asked how we enjoyed the stay. Although we received sSarwood points as compensation I was not impressed to have paid for a 4 star hotel with no heat and little hot water.
February 13, 2012