Rated 4 out of 5 by Heather8 Never received points for enrollling in the Green Choice program
I would have given this hotel 5 stars except I never was credited my 6 nights worth of points at checkout for enrolling in the Make a Choice Program during my last stay. Called customer service to follow up and still no luck. Next time I will be will sure to ask for documentation upon checkout.
September 7, 2013
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 JG52 Location
Hotel is located in a great spot near plenty of places to eat. A little tight with parking. Under construction in parking garage and other areas due to summer flood. Overall good experience
September 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by spencertorpy Excellent Perfect
Great stay, right from the moment we walked in. Room was excellent and service as well. Great Platinum upgrade. Excellent Breakfast
September 2, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by calgarian99 front staff unaccomodating
checked in late, had questions about the room rate and staff seemed uninterested and annoyed. followed up with management, did little to ask for my business back. still unsatisfied my needs were met. remain unconfident in this hotel, will avoid hotel chain going forward. too bad. why don't hotels work for business with so much competition? will go back to staying at hotels i know and trust.
August 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Aces Nut allergies beware
Overall, great hotel and location, I stay here regularly for business and brought my wife along this time. However, I ordered room service for the first time and had a problem with some substitutions we weren't made aware of (walnuts instead of pecans on the brownie# or not advertising some ingredients #we suspect it's almond flour instead of regular flour in the pizza# which resulted in my wife having a pretty bad allergic reaction to the pizza. Thankfully she had pills for it nearby but be very careful when you order because if you have nut allergies, you'll be in for a surprise. Also, didn't help that the ice machine on our floor was broken to help cool off the coffee she had to drink to help keep the symptoms from worsening #try it, totally works!).
August 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Observer01 Room heating/ventilation and Breakfast
I stayed at the Westin simply because of its convenient location and it is close to where I have my business meetings. I have stayed in regular and upgraded rooms over several years.
I have three issues with the Westin:
1. It is hard to control the water temperature of the shower.
2. The heating vent is between to the glass window and the curtains. So, by closing the curtains, the hot air is trapped between the glass and the windows.
3. Breakfast at the Westin: Good food varieties, but, the bread is the old fashion white and brown. No decent bread that one can buy at a good bakery in Calgary. After paying over $30 for one’s breakfast, one would expect good healthy bread.
Still, I do stay at the Westin!
August 22, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by polarbear Great Hotel in Calgary
We stayed here earlier this month and had a good overall experience. The staff was very friendly at check-in and gave us an upgraded room in the business tower.
The first thing I noticed when we got off the elevator on our floor is that the hallway was very dim! It was a little scary. Once we got to our room, we were pleased with the extra space, and all the furniture was very comfortable (as usual at Westins).
The second problem we had was when we went to use the bathroom after settling in, we noticed that the toilet was dirty. It wasn't that the toilet bowl was stained from age, but there actually were dirty specs in the bowl that looked like they would easily come off with a scrubber (we have pictures). At this point, we were too tired to go ask for a room change, so we just used it anyway. It was pretty gross.
Other than that, the bathroom was much roomier than a standard room which was very nice. There was significantly more counter space than the standard room and the shower was larger as well.
Our room came with one free breakfast at the restaurant in the lobby, but since we had 2 people, we asked the waiter at the restaurant if we could use it on something else. He told me it was equivalent to a $25 credit on dining, so I could get room service or grab something at Starbucks. I chose to go to Starbucks, and charged the bill to my room. At checkout, the charge showed up on my bill, but I explained the situation to the staff and they were very accommodating and removed the charge from my bill, informing me that the credit really is only supposed to be used at the restaurant for breakfast.
internet was free and pretty fast
parking could be more reasonably priced
August 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kg111 Guest service
Was extremely pleased with my stay at the Calgary downtown westin overall. The location is great, bed was very comfortable. But the best part was thanks to the service agent Akila M. who when she found out it was our 1 year anniversary she made sure we were very well taken care of. She made us feel welcome and made our stay so much better. We will definitely stay there again. I practically live in hotels as a flight attendant and quite impressed with this hotel service and experience.
August 20, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Danger13 Too many problems. Not used to this with Westin.
This was a most disappointing stay. First of all I had to change rooms due to cigarrette smoke odor on a non-smoking hotel. Then the A/C cooling in my room did not work and it was an unusually hot week in Calgary. I reported it and was told it was fixed but it still was not cooling. I only had cold air the last night.
August 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jayhow1971 Favorite Calgary Hotel
The location is top notch, the service is impeccable and the rooms are perfect. The only place I'll stay for business or pleasure in the Calgary area.
August 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jim259 5 out of 5
I have tried several hotels in Calgary over the past seven months and I think that I have now found my home on the road. The amenities are very good, but the pleasant and helpful staff have me hooked. I'll be back in two weeks.
August 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Oilers11 Home Away from Home
Westin Calgary is definitely my #1 choice hotel to stay in. I used to frequent more during business trips and now Personal Relaxation. The staff is amazingly fantabulous and Rachel @ Concierge is 6-star service every time I see her. Heavenly beds/shower, yes I love and you must stay for Wknd Brunch "Gluten free toast" Bonus! Overall, I've travelled and stayed with Westin Canada wide and Westin Calgary is my #1 hotel. I want my wedding banquet there..Thank you to Amazing Westin Calgary Team Keep it up!! xxoox
August 10, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by RWJewett Great Stay - Unreasonable Parking
The Westin Calgary is a typical Westin - comfortable bed, clean room, friendly staff. My issue is parking fees for this location are simply unreasonable. Both valet and self-parking are much more expensive than I have encountered at other Westin properties. Just be aware in advance so you are not caught off guard.
August 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by dankowtw Great hotel, but bed was awful.
Our room was clean and nice, but the bed was terrible and squeaked and soft like it was broken. We couldn't move during the night or it would wake the other other up. Both shelves in the shower kept falling off the wall as well.
Probably stay there again however (we would just make sure the bed was good upon entry ;)).
August 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lionel66 Staff friendliness and professionalism
The check in at SPG desk was expedient, professional and welcoming.
The service from Remi at the lounge and morning breakfast was excellent. A real professional and very welcoming.
August 4, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Seekoo Pricing variations are strange
I was unable to get the hotels beat rate as a preferred guest.
I expect that this would be a privilege of membership.
August 4, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Montanajimmi Cold room!
When we arrived in our lovely room, the temperature was short of freezing! It never really warmed up and when we asked if there was any way of really regulating the temperature, someone brought us a very small heater which did nothing to improve the situation! And where was the mini refrigerator?
August 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by travelingsoon Nice weekend in Calgary
Nice hotel with good location. Keg restaurant very handy. Suite nice size and comfortable. TV menu and remote very confusing. Tried to get music and could not. Charged me for a movie I did not order. Must have pushed a wrong button looking for the music. Valet service was very good. Email of bill before checkout was great and handled very well.
July 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cindy50 Front Desk Staff
Were very nice and tried to be helpful but some of them could use more training. We had 4 rooms booked way in advance, but they were not close together. Also on check out, one room bill was incorrect and there was an overcharge.
July 22, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Eskie Rude Staff
Very expensive -$500+ for 2 double rooms, would not take SPG points. All staff except the Bell-boys were very rude! Run-down hotel for a downtown location! Sure it was Stampede time but that's when you should be at your best, not just gouging for money!
July 19, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by YYCCHIC Below Expectations
I stay at Starwoods hotels whenever i can, and my stay at the Calgary Westin has to be the least enjoyable. The room did not cool, the toilet did not flush properly and most annoying of all, the front desk messed up my invoice and billing three times. Even after spending considerable amount of time with them fixing this, i still was overcharged by $600. They are slow to call me back to fix this and do not show any appreciation for the inconvenience caused me. Worst hotel customer service ever. I will never go back there.
July 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by compassgord Close to everything.
The Westin was close to everything we wanted to see. My wife and I were able to walk where ever we wanted to go.
July 6, 2013
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 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 4 out of 5 by Diplo The staff is GREAT!
The airline lost my luggage. Taryan at the concierge desk offered me toiletries. In the morning when my luggage still had not arrived the front desk had a suite sent up form me so I did not have to attend my meetings in jeans and a t-shirt. I was not expecting this type of service. I was just amazed. The hotel staff did more for me then the airline who lost my luggage.
June 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2jays The Calgary Westin
We stayed at the Calgary Westin from June 5 through 9th. The Room was lovely, very quiet even though there was a construction site across from our room. We used the pool which was kept at a lovely warm temperature. The cleaning staff were fantastic. She checked each day to see when we wanted the room done and it was done when we wanted. She gave us the extra decaf coffee we needed each day. The concieige was a great help each day finding activities for our grandchildren, and the valet found us the cabs we needed for our group within a few minutes. The hotel was very busy but you wouldn't know it - everything is done to make sure each person feels important. All in all I would recommend this hotel to anyone.
June 10, 2013
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 1 out of 5 by 123Canmore Room too tiny
The room was so tiny that if I was a larger person I would not have been able to enter the shower stall (no tub), water covered the bathroom floor by the time I was done. My husband actually showered elsewhere. Fridge had a note on it that is was not a cooling unit, either fix it or remove it. I have never stayed at the Westin and was looking forward to it, was disappointed. The staff we encountered were great.
June 10, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by frank Recent visit
The TV system is horrible. It doesn't work.
Also, this is the first hotel I've ever stayed in in my travels around the world that wouldn't allow me to check-in without photo ID. Ridiculous.
June 8, 2013