Rated 1 out of 5 by Dawn64 Worst experience in a hotel
My husband and I booked a room at the Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver on Valentine's Day weekend. We stayed on the Sat. Night instead of purchasing the Valentine's getaway pkg. The weather that night was cold and damp. I was looking forward to a nice hot bath, but was told that only suites and rooms with double beds had baths. We wanted to sleep together so we had a room with a king bed.The next morning we were awakened to the loud music and sliding doors of the guests above our room. The only high point was the brunch we were served the next day. We will never stay in this location again. I do not recommend this location to anyone who wants to enjoy a hot bath or a quiet stay in their room.
February 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Briangoestraveling Stunning!
My wife and I stayed 2 nights at the Bayshore as we were celebrating an anniversary. We couldn't have been more pleased with the incredible room we had, with views of the harbour, city and mountains...truly amazing!
May 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by JimmyTwo Breakfast
Breakfast bufet was generally very good with the exception of the eggs benedict, which were almost a total loss.
July 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by KevinWall Our stay was well worth the price.
This is clearly a property which takes pride in its quality. I'll take this opportunity to point out a few minor glitches that I experienced.
- We appreciated the crib and bag of treats for our infant however it would have been very beneficial to us if the hotel offered a small baby tub for our youngest. Large showers and infants are a dangerous combination.
- The rental movies in our suite were continually flashing to black and then returning to our movies.
- While checking out I let the gentleman at the luggage desk know that we would require a luggage cart to our room and even offered to bring it up myself, as we had a ferry to catch. I was told that we would have one in five minutes. I took our children and got our vehicle from the parking garage. We waited in the car for 15-20 minutes only to see my wife lugging two heavy suitcases, a diaper bag, a laptop bag, and her purse out of the hotel and towards our car. Apparently she was tired of waiting. I understand that this is a busy time for the bellmen which is why I offered to bring my own cart up to the room. I feel like sometimes, when things are busy, guests could be allowed a degree of self-sufficiency at the cost of a potential tip.
July 16, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Elaine2 Disappointing
Rooms were not of the standard I would expect in Westin hotel. Housekeeping failed to show up. I did not get the room type I requested. Room service meal was average. Room service did not come to pick up my tray. It stayed in my room for 2 days. Breakfast in dining room was average - omlette was burnt and not good. Overall very disappointing stay.
July 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kurt64 Great location.
We had a great stay as the facilities were very well maintained and the room was clean , comfortable and the location to things is great.
June 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rose04 This hotel has great amenities.
Bathrobes in the room are longer than I've seen anywhere else. That is less revealing and more comfortable.
June 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Martytb Excellent hotel
My experience all around was excellent. The only thing annoying was the expected charge for WiFi in the rooms. Free WiFi access is standard at good hotels world-wide and for a top hotel in Vancouver, this charge has a sense of cheapness about it. Also, my room key de-magnetized 4 or 5 times. I greatly appreciated your friendly and attentive staff. The gym is great too.
May 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by sand14 excellent for the money
I loved my stay at the Westin Bayshore. Gorgeous view from my room The bed was so comfortable. Loved the rain shower, so soothing. I give the room a 10.
June 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JMK3 Great location and great views from Tower Rooms
Excellent location. Upgraded to a nice suite in the tower building. Beautiful view. Great location near Stanley Park and Canada Center. Many good places to eat nearby!
Didn't use many of the other hotel facilities.
Very friendly staff.
Left an item in the room. Didn't realize for a week. Called hotel, they had it. Was confused as to why they didn't proactively call me. Was told that was a corporate policy due to privacy issues. Not sure I agree with that, but that's not the hotels fault, but an SPG issue!
Looking forward to figuring out another reason to goto Vancouver and stay here again!
August 19, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by KGYA Average Hotel with Great View
Disappointed with this Westin.. We arrived with two other friends and ended up on two different floors. The rooms were booked a month or so before we arrived and yet they put us on separate floors, 4th and 9th.. The hot water in my Harbour view room was not working.. A maintenance guy had to spend an hour or so to fix it... The carpets in the hallways on the 4th floor were stained and old. The place needs a good paint job as well.. I don't think this Hotel was renovated in a very long time... For me it was disappointing considering the rooms with a Harbour view were over $300/night... Great location though... The staff member at the front desk did make an effort to resolve the issue with the hot water and did whatever she could to help make our stay enjoyable.. Overall an average stay... I will probably choose another location next time I am in Vancouver....
July 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chutney Great Vacation
It was, once again, a pleasure to be able to stay at your hotel as we try to do twice a year for ten days. We experienced excellent service and courtesy from all the staff in which we came in contact. Thank you and, hopefully, we will see you all again soon.
May 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by bruceb Just Perfect
We returned from an Alaskan Cruise and a 5 day tour of Vancouver Island - spent, sweaty, fatigued and exhausted. The Westin was a welcome port in a storm. We were able to shower and refresh in luxury, sleep well in a beautiful setting and continue our journey. This was made all the more pleasant because of the close walking distance to great restaurants, biking at Stanley Park and easy access to downtown venues.
July 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mark1717171 Vacation Weekend
Great weekend stay with the hotel and facility. Amazing location and the desk staff was awesome!
May 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SPGlovinit Excellent overall
Staff were very welcoming and pleasant. The hotel was well kept and maintained. I attended a conference at the hotel during my stay and the conference was well staffed, lunches and snack breaks were well run and the food was very good.
The only suggestion I have is to improve the work out room. It was a bit too small and the weight training options were limited.
Overall, the Weston Bay Shore was an excellent venue for the conference and my stay.
April 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by H2Oski 50 Plus Stays
I have stayed at the Bay Shore over 50 times and have been known to call it my home away from home. Although I hadn’t been in Vancouver for about 4 years, when it came to planning a trip with our friends from Australia I know I had to make the Bay Shore part of our tour.
As I indicated, I had not stayed at the Bay Shore for a few years yet Todd, the Door Man, immediately recognized me and warmly greeted me and by the time we were inside with our luggage had figured out our names (probably from the luggage tags).
Our overall stay was outstanding, unfortunately our friends from Australia, who we had recommended the Bay Shore to, had a dreadful experience. They ended up being charged not once for their stay, not twice, but three times (almost $3,000 in total).
It took them several tries to get anyone from the hotel to acknowledge that there was even a problem. Finally after two days of long distance calls back to the hotel and a lot of anxiety, Amy from the Accounts department finally got involved and tried to help, but the damage was done in that the charges had gone through on the travel card and credit card requiring several calls back to Australia by our Friends to try to have the charges removed.
So bottom line, it was good / bad stay depending on whose point of view you use.
July 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PECJ Make a Green Choice
Well done, at last the hotel industry is telling the truth - not having your room "serviced" saves the holel running costs. For years hotel chains have been trying to convince us that its all for an environmental cause - whereas in reality I don't believe that has been the driver. For example, if making an "eco" choice cost the hotel money, would this actually get done - I think not. Therefore it was refreshing for this Westin hotel to acknowledge that there is a financial benefit and share some of that saving benefit with the customer/guest. Rewrds for "green choice" was well thought out, appropriate and greatly appreciated. Good work. Just need to get rid of those Halogen heaters in the lobby that happen to produce some light.
November 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Goops Reveiw
Great location and hotel for at trip in Vancover
July 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jim247 Great hotel experience for any occasion
The Westin Bayshore is a home away from home for my regular business travel to Vancouver. The hotel sits on one of the finest properties in Vancouver. Near Stanley Park and downtown the hotel is right on the waterfront with spectacular views. The staff is some of the best I have encountered. I would recommend this great location when travelling to Vancouver for a short business trip or an extended stay to relax and enjoy the city of Vancouver.
July 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gemelli This hotel has wonderful service
Wonderful stay at hotel. Staff was very friendly and room was very nice. Would definitely stay here again. One of the nicest hotels we have stayed in.
July 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Frank0714 Very comfortable and great location
The Westin Bayshore is only steps away from Stanley Park and shopping on Robson. Right on the water with beautiful views. I also really appreciate the comfort of Westin Beds. First rate stay.
July 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by SafetyJIm Cool Spot!
Close but not in downtown ...5 minute walk in one direction, and 5 minutes other way has you in Stanley Park. Lots of walking places, a great pool, lots of meeting rooms; and great staff!
July 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mattie14 stunning setting
Right on the harbour, steps to Stanley park, great outdoor pool with a backdrop of the north shore mountains.
Also appreciate the staff who make you feel welcome. Its one thing to have a nice / elegant hotel - and another to have staff who treat you like you're welcome and not as though you 'don't ' belong, because you didn't pull .up in a Mercedes.
July 4, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Frustrated5 Payment Error
I stayed at your hotel on June 28th. Upon check out on June 29th I requested to pay by debit card. When the front desk attendant gave me my total, being the honest person i am, advised that they forgot to charge me for parking.
After a few phone calls and 10-15 minutes later, he was finally able to add the charge on and give me my grand total. I provided him with my debit card which he ran through. I did not even get a receipt or invoice from him.
4 days later I received an email from Jake at the front desk, advising that the front desk rep had actually refunded me the charge and that i now owed double (amount they refunded plus the actual amount owed). I advised i did not want it charged on the credit card but would make arrangements to come pay on my debit card. I explained that living in Coquitlam and working in Surrey it is not easy to get downtown, and Jake told me that he will keep my account open until there is a convenient time to come make the payment.
I then began to receive emails from the Credit manager that stated accounts cannot be open for more than 5 days and that if i did not go that day to pay, they were going to put it through on the credit card. I explained once again that i would not be able to make it down that day and do not put it through on the credit card. I then received an email saying that i needed to be there to make the payment by today, July 11th. I had to once again explain that I am unable to come as i work in Surrey and live in Coquitlam. I told them i would be able to pay this weekend.
Throughout this whole ordeal, nothing was offered to compensate me for me being inconvenienced by YOUR employees error. I understand mistakes happen, but I feel like your front desk manager and credit manager should have been in discussions before the credit manager started emailing demanding payment by certain dates.
Finally today, the credit manager offered me 5000 SPG points. Either way, this is nothing but a headache.
I have organized work events at your venue and spent tens of thousands of dollars at your exact location and this is the first (and hopefully last) time i've been made to feel like I've done something wrong when i had no knowledge or control over the payment issue that occured.
I'll definitely be in to clear up my account this weekend, as if i don't it feels like your credit manager is similar to a collections agent.
July 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lolo4 Great Location
We enjoyed the water location, so close to Stanley Park as well as DT. It was great to be able to walk everywhere. The staff was very friendly and helpful.
July 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by sailor61 Excellent choice!!
We had a great time in Vancouver and the hotel made a great difference..close to all the major places:Stanley Park, English Bay, downtown, etc. The staff's - namely AYLA's ,recommendation re. restaurants was right on!
Thank you for the lovely time we had in one of the most beautiful cities in the world..
July 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jordan1964 Good hotel, good location, flexible and friendly staff
I stayed on level 5 of the Tower and found the room to be spacious and comfortable, with pretty much everything I expected.
I was pleasantly surprised by the location, as I had thought it was going to be slightly outside the main part of the city, but I found walking around Vancouver absolutely no problem.
I was also very pleased when the hotel offered to give me an extended check out time of 3pm, which helped my arrangements significantly.
June 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joe98 The service was fantastic
My wife and I stayed here for our anniversary and the hotel delivered complimentary champagne and strawberries to our room. Completely unexpected but much appreciated.
July 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by j5537 Great Location
Had a great stay as always with the Westin Bayshore, Enjoyable Hotel.
July 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jasonbehr Westin Bayshore
This is a jewel in the heart of Vancouver, excellent service and compfortable beds and rooms. So close to great shops and art galleries. And the entrance to Stanley park. Oh and the views are spectacular.
May 5, 2014