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 3 out of 5 by Noorine Average , building work behind the hotel very annoying and noisy
Noise from building site awful.
Will not stay here again while project is going on. Bathroom layout well below expectations of this brand, needs improvement and refresh .
January 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tom99 Room Comfort
Temperature control needs further improvement.
- fan constantly runs
- adjustments to stop fan is to increase temperature, however then the room gets too warm, there is no way to get it comfortable and quiet the fan
- due to above problems - room remains too stuffy and dry
- in general this needs much improvement
January 18, 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 1 out of 5 by cb717 Horrible customer service
My stay at this hotel was a major disappointment. There were issues from the start. I ended up getting a different room from what a reserved, then in order to make up for this I got a comp to the Liquid Lounge and movie rental. Only to find out latter that the Lounge was closed and the comp useless and insulting. Standard amenities like a mini fridge and microwave were not available in the room or for use. When I went to check out and voiced my disappointment I was not listened too and only offered to be compensated properly if I enrolled in the points program. Very poor customer service! I have been emailed 4 different receipts for my stay just to reverse the movie charge, which I was comped at check in. Very disappointing and will not be staying again! I selected to stay at this hotel with the expectation of having a wonderful and relaxing stay and encountered nothing but problems.
January 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Violet67 Violet67
This hotel is located in the heart of downtown Calgary and connected to the +15 which we enjoyed..Everyone was accommodating and the room was quite nice with comfortable beds..I would certainly recommend staying at the Westin Calgary and I will stay on my next visit.
January 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AmyG Great service and beautiful rooms
My partner and I stayed at the Westin and were 100% happy with the service & the beautiful room! Nothing was a problem for the staff anytime we asked a question everything was done with a smile and ease. I would defiantly reccomend and stay here again. What a great hotel!
January 2, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by KLPP Heat
The room was very hot and I could not get it cooled.
December 30, 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 5 out of 5 by Terry1027 Great hotel service
The staff met, anticipated or exceeded my expectations at every chance they got. Great service.
December 20, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by James0303 One of Calgary's better hotels
Over the past 5 years I have probably stayed at this hotel for the better part of half a year cumulatively. With the upgrade of the rooms in the towers the hotel has become very taff is always nice and responsive. Great location next to Prince Park and the river.
My one complaint is the HVAC system in the hotel is very, very dry in the winter time. As comfortable as the beds are it is still difficult to sleep at times and the static electricity in the air will knock you down at times. They really need to invest in a good humidifier for the building.
December 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chino Shower uncomfortably cool
Everything about my stay was excellent except my morning shower- for some reason, shower temperature was uncomfortably cool.
December 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by transitplanner Comfortable and enjoyable stay
My stay at the Westin Calgary was very comfortable; my compliments to the staff for their friendly and helpful service.
I also appreciated the central location of the hotel, which made it very convenient to access both my business colleagues and friends in Calgary.
I will definitely choose your hotel again on my next trip to Calgary.
December 12, 2012
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 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 3 out of 5 by MikeC123 Elevator
I know i am probably not the first to mention this but i was situated next to the hotel elevator. It seems that patrons are given a heads up normally. In my cases it didn't happen. Reminder to staff to bring this up with customers woudl be good. They are going to be disappointed anyways...might as well manage expectations. Otherwise clean rooms and staff were kind regardless.
November 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by JenandFamily Amazing customer service
We came to Calgary to meet with a client and for our daughter to dance up there as well. We decided to bring the whole family with us to enjoy the city. The customer service at this hotel one some of the best that I have ever seen. One of our kids took a spill in our room tripping over his own blanket while trying to get closer to his brother playing a video game and we needed to go to the emergency room. Not being from Canada we were unsure of what to do or where to go. The hotel staff was amazing giving us vouchers back and forth to the ER. Getting our son cleaned up before we went and putting a bandage over his eye. They sent cookies and apple juice up the room for the kids. Everyone in the font lobby knew our little boys name and were just amazing. We will definitely be staying here next year when we come back to Calgary. The kids loved the food from room service and the Keg is connected to the hotel which was excellent as well. The breakfast buffet was good and had plenty of options.
Our room was great and very spacious. We had a junior suite with balcony. My husband loved the TV in the mirror in the bathroom.
Thank you to everyone at the hotel who made this stay wonderful! Even with a trip to the ER.
November 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by oscar99 Good Place To Stay
As in the past this is a very good hotel for me to stay in. The redecorating was excellent. Staff are as friendly as ever- especially the breakfast group and the desk people.
October 29, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by NAtoday Hotel is perfect for conferences
They provide fresh fruit all day, water bottles in the rooms and flexible eating options.
October 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wjk007 Corporate stay was great
I stayed over at the Westin in Calgary and wow what great service! Very different from my other stays at other hotels where they make you wait and don't even smile at you. I had a trainnee assigned to me but she was already in great shape knowing about my SPG status and upgrading me without me having to beg. I like that! Definitely recommend this hotel right in the center of the city.
October 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jimtraveller Another great stay (October 5-8 Stay)
Got upgraded to a junior suite, which was great.
The buffet breakfast was always good and abundant.
The staff was great as well. I left a few clothing items in the room, and the lost and found office was able to help me location the items.
October 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ANH95 Excellent Hotel
We found the Westin Calgary Hotel to be an Excellent Hotel and it is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Calgary with eassy access.
October 8, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by katc39 Shower area unappealing
After a long day of travel, you look forward to a nice shower before you turn in. This relaxing shower cannot be had at the Westin. I encountered a large square shower head hanging from the shower ceiling which dribbled water down (I believe they call it "rain style"). There was only a small slab of glass about 2 feet wide enclosing the rain shower head portion which caused water to escape from the shower stall which caused a water hazard. No shower curtain, no shower door. I am an average sized woman, my husband and son had a much tougher time. I have experienced european showers before so the style of "no shower door enclosure" is nothing new to me, but this style was not executed very well at this facility.
September 28, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Geoff67 Westin Calgary
Overall the Westin Calgary is a very nice hotel living up to the comfort you expect from Westin Hotels. Well located downtown, with all the amenities, friendly staff, and well appointed rooms. The only downside would be it is overpriced compared to other Westin locations.
September 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by SAM35 Excellent Experience
it was a great stay, right from the moment we walked and were greeted at the front door. Room was excellent and service as well
September 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hubb When in Calgary I always try to stay at the Westin
I've been staying at this hotel for years. It is centrally located has great work out facilities and great restaurants if you don't want to venture out. Staff is always accomodating and friendly.
September 17, 2012
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 LeeAnna Ms.
Although I've been lazy about writing a review, my stay at the Westin Calgary has always been " top notch". And the staff, what can I say.. Jill, Peglia, Michael, Annie, John, Helena ALWAYS greets me with a smile, and my lemon. The bellmen - Christopher, Tyler and all are prompt with the luggage and the cab. The front desk knows how to get things done quickly - April, Luis, Sara and all THANK YOU. You guys made me feel like I was returning home
August 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Artteacher Everyone was a Concierge
Not only was the room quite lovely, but all the staff we spoke with was very helpful.
August 21, 2012