Rated 1 out of 5 by Christina11 Disgusted and Disappointed
My spouse and I have stayed at this location many times over the last 10 years, our most recent stay on Dec 18, 2013 was sadly very disappointing. We stayed in a King Deluxe Room on the 11th floor. The cutlery in the kitchenette drawers had food stuck on them, not just one piece of cutlery but almost ALL. This is unacceptable, housekeeping must empty the dishwasher and put this cutlery away, to see the old food still stuck on all of the spoons/forks/knives and still continue to put them in the drawer for the next guest to use like that is beyond disgusting. As soon as we opened the fridge we saw hair in three different places. I couldn't sleep all night disgusted by what we were going to find next. The bathroom shower was so dingy and there were water stains/damage on the walls so we only used the separate tub. The restaurant was closed for a Christmas party so we went out for dinner, we self parked in the underground parking lot for $30/day, the front desk knew we were self parking and so did the valet but everyone failed to let us know that the parking lot is locked after 11:00pm. When we returned for dinner we waited, honked, tried to swipe our pass for 20 mins but could not enter the lot, finally I called front desk and they told me "oh it's locked after 11:00pm" and to go and ask the valet to open it for me. This was so inconvenient, it would have been nice if front desk had let us know this beforehand then maybe I would have parked elsewhere to begin with. This hotel was once nice but no longer meets Westin standards, even the snack bar was nearly empty and funny that there are no feedback cards anywhere to be found in the room, this whole exoerience was not worth what we paid at all, unacceptable and SO disappointing.
December 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by bindy 1 night stay on 13 Dec 2013
excellent hotel - service and room was wonderful. Close to downtown Vancouver area -- restaurants, Rogers Centre, shopping. Also booked a room for 3 nights for son and fiance -- they thoroughly enjoyed their stay as well. Highly recommended.
December 17, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Su67 Issue With AC
Stayed in 2601 on Dec8-10. Could not cool down the room , even when I set it at 15c, which made it uncomfortable to sleep. Finally started to cool down on the last night after I turned the system off and on. Also both elevators were in incredibly slow. For a such a nice hotel in a fantastic location you should have decent working elevators.
December 11, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Maverick009 Westin Grand
It was ok, but room wasn't as advertised, staff was helpful, but overall was not impressed. :-(
December 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Atav NICE HOTEL
EXCELLENT SERVICE, CLEAN AND COMFORTABLE ROOMS AND GOOD LOCATION
November 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SleepinVancouver Wonderful oasis in downtown shopping
Will be back soon. The room/suite was just wonderful and the staff outstanding.
November 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tom249 Review
All great. Restaurant could offer a bit more on the menu and less salt in the food.
November 24, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by JJHammer Not as good as I hoped
I was very dissapointed with the overall appearance and layout of the hotel. I was expecting more.
November 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Papa43 GREAT STAFF
Staff went above and beyond to make our stay exceptional. Elizabeth (from Norway) at front desk, Lisa (Concierge), wait staff in lounge (didn't get names...sorry), and porters. They could not have better! Accomodations were also excellent. Clean and comfortable.
November 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Simon1 Perfect location and perfect staff and amenities.
This hotel has everything.
Little kitchen in the room is handy for a relaxing breakfast in the room and reading the paper. Workout room has modern machines and even the pool was heated enough to swim laps.
Very close to BC place and the Queen E theatre. Shopping is right there too.
Check in staff is very efficient and friendly. Very helpful with directions and help with a great dinner suggestion. Also, she got us tickets to the ballet.
I have been here twice and would definitely go back. It is perfect.
November 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by dise44444 Nice hotel
Was nice from start to finish and especially liked the separate rooms as I was sharing with someone. Nice to have own space. Would stay here again. Loved the 50% off food perk in the dining room was well worth it, Food was all fabulous.
November 14, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by C23PO Noisy alley
Working late and had a very early start the next day and decided to stay downtown. Only to be woken up by a noisy dump truck and deliveries from 4am onwards.
November 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cicero12 A relaxing Oasis in Vancouver
This is my preferred hotel for going to Vancouver.
It is close to shopping and many great restaurants. It is also walking distance to Roger's Arena and BC Place. The rooms are so comfortable and the added bonus is that they have a small fridge and microwave so if you want to avoid eating out you can do small meals in your room. There is an IGA very close by. The beds are some comfortable. The staff are super friendly and helpful, There is a great pool and hot tub - thought the pool is outside and may not be great to swim in in the winter as the outside air is cold. There are also great workout facilities When I travel to Vancouver on business or pleasure this is the place I always want to stay
November 5, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Rory90 Not Impressed
Decided to try this hotel for a first time as opposed to the usual Westin I stay at when in Vancouver because of the location. Overall very disappointed with the staff. My Starwood status was not recognized when arriving to the hotel. No overnight dining available except for Tim Hortons. I originally switched from hiltonhonors to Starwood because I found the staff to be condescending when talking to someone my age. When our key wouldn't work in the morning the lady at the front desk talked to me like I'm an idiot. Will never be staying with this hotel again when in Vancouver!
November 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kkimo42 Great downtown Vancouver location
Absolutely fabulous site, I always enjoy my stays with the Westin, both in Vancouver & Calgary...
October 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by dise44444 Clean, friendly hotel
During my recent stay at the Westin downtown I must say that I was impressed especially with the food in the restaurant/bar we ate there for the 2 days we stayed and must say I did not have a bad meal and with the 50% off card that was a real perk.
October 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Thomas88 Location and views
Great location in the center of Vancouver, close to the Airtrain station; and the shopping street.
Everything is a bit old-fashioned and could get a few updates, but room was spacious; and bathroom was clean. Great views from higher floors. There's a small but nice gym as well as the outdoor pool.
The SPG Paltinum Upgrade was same roomtype but on ahigher floor.
Staff was very nice and helpful with tips what to do.
A good place when staying in Vancouver!
October 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by RobVV Point vrs Cash
It was very unfortunate that my Starwood points were not used for this stay as requested. I did not realize until I returned home that my points were not used and I had to use cash for the room. After calling Starwood and requesting the exchange I was told that it could not be done and that the transaction was complete. I guess the lesson here is to ensure that the points are being used prior to checking out. :(
October 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Artcee Star Treatement
Our overnight stay to Celebrate a 5th Anniversary was simply GRAND at the WESTIN. From our early check-in to check out the staff were lovely. A room up grade and complementary chocolate dipped strawberries, and bottle of bubbly was so thoughtful. (thanks to Lisa)
October 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scotty1970 very friendly staff
only in for one night but from the moment we got there til we left the staff were extremely nice and very helpful
October 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Baba99 This is a great hotel
The staff is gracious and friendly. The rooms are spotless and very comfortable. The restaurant has an interesting and tasty menu. I very much enjoyed every moment.
September 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by DiscoJo Elizabeth on Reception
Elizabeth went out of her way to assist with obtaining WiFi in the Reception area and tried to check me in early so that I would not have to wait for a room. However I did choose to wait and was happy to go off for the day expoloring. Elizabeth was friendly and had a pleasant manor and was an exception member of you team.
September 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by diana47 Beautiful hotel helpful staff
We were very pleased with the helpfulness of the staff. Elizabeth at Front Desk and Jesse our waiter for breakfast were very knowledgeable on the area. Efficient
September 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sab53 This hotel has great service
The staff at the hotel are all very attentative, polite and helpful
September 16, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by cowtowngirl great proximity to many tourist areas!
Staff were wonderful, and helpful. The hotel room was spacious and the kitchenette was a great bonus.
September 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by ValM Awesome Location w/ Great Views
This Westin is in the heart of downtown Vancouver and is the hotel to stay at especially if this is your first time visiting this city. Shopping, restaurants, cafes and local tourist attractions are all within a few blocks from the Westin Grand Vancouver. Our room was spacious, modern and provided beautiful views of the city.
The only downside is that they do not have a club lounge, which I would have expected for a Westin in the city. However, I would still highly recommend this hotel to anyone. It's fantastic!
September 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jess89 Wedding stay
Generally, my wedding guests had a great experience at the hotel so I would recommend it to others looking for a great downtown hotel that is centrally located to many main tourist attractions.
However, we reserved the Penthouse suite for our wedding night but were not aware that we needed to double check that we would get both rooms (they often lock the door between the two). We were only checked into the small bedroom and did not get to stay in the full suite.
I'd also advise not to check in at night. The daytime front desk staff are generally very well-informed of anything planned with the sales staff, but the night staff are not.
Staff are generally friendly and responsive, but the overall guest experience has been better in the US.
September 3, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by shirokuma Location is nice
The room had a funky smell to it so I cracked the windows open as far as they would go but it wouldn't go away. I called the gentleman at the front desk to ask for a room change. When I went down to retrieve the new room key, there was a difficult customer ahead of me and I waited a good 15 minutes (there was more more person behind me). Finally I interrupted and asked "Could I just pick up my new key?" and 3 seconds later I was on my way. He knew I was waiting and I guess he wasn't a multi-tasker but I wish he would have at least acknowledged me while dealing with the person before me, that way I could have gotten my key a whole lot quicker.
I liked that there was a kitchenette in the the room although it dawned on me that that might have been the culprit for the odor.
At breakfast I was happy to see that the restaurant had natural yogurt (not organic but still without the sweeteners, gelatin, etc).
Overall, I enjoyed my stay but even in the second room, there was a certain stuffy atmosphere/smell (but nothing like the first room). Perhaps some more/better air freshener or venting might help?
I wasn't acknowledged as a premium customer at check in. Also, I wish the hotel would participate in the Make A Green Choice program as declined housekeeping throughout my stay.
August 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by hawk1212 Excellent service
I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking for a nice place to stay in downtown Vancouver. When we arrived at the hotel to check in the the man at the check in counter casually asked why we were in Vancouver, I mentioned that we were going to go see a whitecaps game and that it was my wife and I's anniversary. He immediately upgraded our room at no extra charge. After settling into our room we went out for a quick coffee, upon our return there was a small bottle of wine and chocolate covered strawberries and a nice card from the man at the front desk telling us to please let him know if there was anything he could do to make our stay even better! Needless to say we had a great experience at the Westin Grand, also if you are planning on going to a whitecaps game this is a perfect place to stay it is literally a 5-8min walk to BC place.
August 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AugustTraveler Great views
Great location with great views.. Cozy suites with great amenities. Strongly recommend this location to everyone..
August 28, 2013