Rated 5 out of 5 by BTBREHM2014 Loved it!
The place to stay in Calgary.
October 1, 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 4 out of 5 by Riki1972 Air conditionning
I`m a regular user and this time got room 317.
I normally try to keep the A/C fan on as the start/stop mode always awake me at night. I set the temperature below the 20 oC setpoint which should keep the fan running but it went on/off all night.
Also, I wasn`t provided bottled water for whatever reason but know that other colleages in the hotel got it. Small issuebut annoying.
On a positive note I`ve attended the SPG reception for the first time and appreciated it.
May 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by stlracer Christmas Stay Over
The facility was better than what we expected. We had 8 rooms booked for the evening, made a last minute change and they were most accommodating. Staff helped me get all of our Christmas party materials into the hotel. Parking worked out extra special as I have an oversized truck but they took care of this. No complaints from any of our rooms and the next morning buffet breakfast certainly met the needs of tired people. Thank you Westin for a great evening and experience.
December 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by BigBob42 Comfortable and well located
Very nice (8) day stay in this nicely situated in down town Calgary Hotel. Comfortable room, great shower and while i did not use the work out facilities my colleagues did and thought very highly of the room and equipment. As with other Starwood Hotels, there was friendly staff with great dining and casual gathering places in and very close by the Hotel.
August 26, 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 TFT7 It's been better
We've stayed here many times before and usually have found the service and level of cleanliness exceptional. But this time the room was uncomfortably hot and the cooling didn't seem to work. My personal items were also removed from the shower the first day so when I went to shower the next morning I realized my hair and skin products were gone. The room was also not as clean as in the past with bottle caps and trash in the drawers.
July 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Warfdon Nicely renovated standard rooms
It was great to see the renovated standard rooms, very nice and modern. The beds were excellent as usual. A few suggestions:
Can we get a few more channels on the tv, especially in this day and age?
The pool was being renovated and the hotel offered use of the Sheraton pool, a few blocks away (not terribly practical in minus 26 degree weather). I don't recall reading about this on the website when booking. If I had, I would have probably stayed at the Sheraton.
December 11, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by John2711 Some of the facilities need repair/maintenance
The hotel is a bit older but looks nice on the interior. My issue was that there was no hot water in the shower and when I informed the staff about it they seemed quick to try to assist but the problem wasn't corrected. Near the end of my stay I was able to figure out that if you jam the facet all the way to hot then warm water would flow, otherwise at any other setting it was cold. Very disapointed to have to deal with this type of issue for cost of the stay.
March 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lexa21 Friendly and Inviting
We picked this hotel randomly amongst dozens of others driving downtown for our stay in Calgary. I really thought that the customer service is very good and I love the fact that dogs stay for free. The only thing this hotel could've used is perhaps a hot tub instead of just the pool, and maybe better parking rates, which are typically high in canadas highest parking rate city. Overall the stay was good and memorable, I would recommend it to a fellow traveller.
March 10, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Negotiator C-Train Westin Station
I love this hotel thus I keep coming back. However, for the second time around it disappointed me again. I as put in a room on the business tower right next to the elevator location. Sleeping at night was very challenging due chiefly to the constant noise generated by the elevator. The experience was like sleeping right in front of a train station hence the review the title. I liken it to the bad experience I had staying in a hotel on 8th Ave downtown Calgary two Stampede years ago. The ear plugs didn't do any wonder. I stayed away from having to use it as it will prevent me to hear my cell phone's alarm clock to wake me up at 5:00 a.m to prep for work at 6:00 a.m. Not sure if there'll be a third disappointment to be had if I was to book up a reservation for my next trip in March. This what I get for being a Gold SPG member.
January 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Piglett Always a holiday at the Westin Calgary
The doorman starts the cycle of warm and friendly service as you drive up to the hotel. The check in desk greets you, acknowledges the SPG and makes you feel so special. On this occassion we had a young employee help us take our bags to our room. He was outstanding and so pleasant. The room was immaculate, the sheets crisp and clean, the bathroom was fresh and the towels were fluffy. It was and always is a great stay at the Westin Calgary - thank you.
December 9, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Schube Unacceptable accomadations
I arrived to find the entire front under construction. Nothing had been mentioned during booking or on the website, so it was an unpleasant surprise. I could not find the Westin parking lot. The sign was covered with a tarp.
For our Anniversary, we were placed into the business wing, which was in great need of remodeling. The furniture was worn, scratched and dirty. This was a most unpleasant stay and I'll avoid Westin in the future.
September 23, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by redasuka Great staff, not so great rooms
I've stayed in several hotels in downtown Calgary during this visit and I'm afraid Westin somewhat missed my expectation. Actually it's not the staff's fault but the rooms really need renovation to achieve an acceptable comfort level. I've been staying in both the tower and main building in two separate stays, and both rooms were cold and not sufficiently noise-insulated at night. AC was controlled by an very outdated analog dial which was most likely not functioning at all. There was a construction site next to the hotel and was very busy and annoying at night. However, even though the room was less than comfortable, the staff did a great job to make room nice and clean and front desk reception was as good as any Westin's. All in all, it is not difficult to find a larger and more comfortable room at a comparable rate in downtown Calgary.
March 6, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Nat2014 Did not meet expectations.
Our room had no tub, the towels were small, dingy and rough. There wasn't one single bath towel (30x60). The bedding was also dingy and below standards. There was only one robe in the room and it too was dingy and rough from over washing. We only had one chair in the room, which makes it difficult to work side by side if more than one person is staying in the room and both need to work.
Cold, this room was extremely cold and although we turned up the heat, in the morning it was back down to 62 (automatically) because we didn't turn it down. Even the lobby area and wifi area were extremely cold. I've stayed at other Westin's before and this is the only one that has let me down as far as the towels and bedding especially since the hole heavenly bed thing is the main reason I always try to book the Westin or other SPG hotels. Very disappointing.
February 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wheezy Great getaway at a great rate
We visited friends this past weekend in Calgary and stayed at the Westin for the first time. The hotel exceeded our expectations. It is centrally located, in walking distance to great restaurants. The hotel was clean and the staff, professional and helpful. Would not hesitate to stay at the Westin again!
August 25, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Geebo Great staff, but furniture needs updating
The staff was very helpful and attentive at check-in as well as during the course of my stay. I chose the Green option so no maid service, but everyday my water, shampoo, and lotion were replenished. The only thing that didn't get replenished was the soap, so perhaps housekeeping can make a note to resupply the soap. The furniture definitely need to be updated or changed out as the chair in my room was stained that comes with age and usage.
February 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Shango3791 Great place to stay!!!!!
Not a lot of negatives as I cannot wait to come back again. Just some notes for improvement.
- The valet parking signage was not very clear as to how much you will be charged daily. Parking can be expensive.
- The pool location is not the most convenient as it is located in a different tower (not too much you can do here).
Overall, The Westin is a great place to stay and I will recommend it to everyone.
The beds truly are, "heavenly."
May 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by drlove Suprisngly Great Stay in Calgary
Not sure what to expect visiting Calgary but whatever reserations I had I was blown away. The hotel staff were very helpful, the staff at the Essence restaurant were very friendly. One of my better stays at a Starwoods Brand Hotel. Only caveat was my room was kind of small, didn't like that at all. Nevertheless I will come back because I was blown away by the beauty of Banff & Lake Victoria, The Westin Calgary is where I'll be staying!
February 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by FaigieFlag No fridges...really????
I can't believe that a hotel like The Westin doesn't have a fridge in the room. They have a "cooling chamber" that isn't very cool. We had asked for a fridge but they were all gone by the time we got there, except for a "5' high one that made a lot of noise". It wouldn't have fit in our room in any case. We had to throw out the medication that should have been refrigerated. The staff did provide us with a cooler bag, but it leaked.
February 24, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by mrw2857 Worst Westin Experience
I stay at hotels all over the world and quite often SPG hotels. I dropped my bags in the room and went to meetings to not return until late at night. I was put in a room next too the elevator which was very noisy with the movement of the elevator. The toilet also was running all night. The room should not be used at all by any guest. Very bad experience. I will not return to this hotel.
July 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ChrisMatthew Good but room for improvement
I was surprised that there were so few outlets in the room for charging stuff. The only one that I could find was under the night table which was not the most convenient. I also think the decor is a bit dated and I was disappointed that there is no hot tub in the pool area.
Having said all that, it was still a nice stay. Helpful staff, comfortable bed and convenient location.
Overall pretty good but definitely room for improvement.
November 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by j45879 Overall
Overall an excellent experience. Hotel rooms are very sound proof and quiet. I was not overly pleased with housekeeping. It would be great if the bottom sheet fit properly on the bed. It would also be helpful to have more front desk help, the customer services is superb which means there is quite a wait for an available customer service representative.
August 5, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Robert350 Typical Westin that needs some updating
This is an average Westin. The lobby and public areas are neat and tidy. The rooms are in need of an updating... a bit worn around the edges. I had a room in the Executive tower on an SPG floor. Not sure how these were different than an average room. Having "The Keg" restaurant attached to the Hotel as well as a Starbucks are good reasons to stay at this property. Some odd experiences with housekeeping, but overall an "OK" stay.
April 16, 2012
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 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 2 out of 5 by Jimmy61 I would avoid this hotel until the parking situation is improved
The parking garage is unacceptable for ANY hotel, and it is certainly an embarrassment for a Westin property. One morning I waited 35 minutes after calling the valet for my car before it appeared in front. I had been forced to use the valet service because the entire garage was full, but no signage indicated such. The restaurant (Keg) is outstanding in all areas, and this was the saving grace of my week at the Westin Calgary.
September 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rick079 Excellent staff and service, only drawback is shower
The staff is extremely attentive and friendly. Rooms are nice and everything was clean and comfortable. The only drawback to the whole experience is one of the worst shower designs I've ever experienced! The bathroom is very small so I understand the dilemma, but a shower where you virtually have to stand up against the wall to get rinsed is a problem to say the least. Due to the design water ends up out on the floor anyway.
June 16, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by CalgaryPat I should have been happy with this Ideal location close to Folk Fest
This hotel is situated well but be sure to specify your basic needs. The room did not have a bath tub. The shower smelled strong of mould. I have a sensitivity to mould and do not expect this condition at a WESTIN HOTEL but mostly I was very disappointed with the lack of response by staff. I have stayed here in the past and loved it. This time I left a day early.
July 25, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Janice02 Mixed Emotions
The staff on the doors are awesome, very attentive. The check in clerk didn't provide any hotel facility information or ask if I was an SPG member. My room had no bathtub, only a shower that shocked you with cold water when you had to get in it, in order to turn the tap on! You should be able to test the water temperature before freezing or scalding yourself! Thought I was in the US when I saw the prices for breakfast...
April 4, 2013