Rated 2 out of 5 by platinum100nights unfriendly staff
Check in staff person behind the desk was terse and unwelcoming. I'm a platinum guest with over 100 nights per year. Even with my elite status they did not give me an upgrade and did not even put me on a preferred floor. TV in room is very small - maybe 30 inch. Parking at the hotel is $37 per night, or you can literally park across the street at a public garage for $20 per day. There are no free computer access for platinum guests. Platinum breakfast amenity only includes the "cold buffet" section - hot food is an extra charge. When we asked the front desk person for directions to a restaurant she said "just Google it"... I didn't care for her attitude.
July 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by GRCC Fine location,good service
The hotel is situated in the best place in the bay of Vancouver.Nice views,specially from the high level towers rooms.
Service,specially during check in,was very efficient and kind.
Parking facilities adjacent.
Although the property dates back to the sixties you can hardly notice that.
Only point the doors/ windows/ sound isolation of rooms were week ,as ancien.
We had quite neighbors and was summer time..
Anyway the whole feeling was very positive and the hotel is obviously well managed.
July 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by TexasRad Great Hotel, Great Location
The hotel is wonderful. Beautifully appointed, clean, and very up-scale. All-around nice. It's location is superb, close to everything of interest in Vancouver with a few very nice restaurants within a short walk. The only negative is the parking situation. The parking garages are separately operated, and there is very poor communication between the hotel and the garage..... so you are basically on your own, and the fees are outrageous for a self-park facility. I was overcharged by the garage after being told by the garage attendant that I needed to pay them first, and then take my receipt to the hotel to be "credited" and to receive a hotel "parking pass" which would allow me to stay additional time (very confusing). When I approached the hotel guest receptionist with my receipt from the parking garage, she basically told me that she couldn't give me a parking pass unless I then paid her (thus paying twice, which would be $72!). I was a bit irrate. The hotel receptionist was not the least bit helpful or accomodating. If I had the time and inclination, I would have spoken directly to the hotel manager. This should not happen to guests at such a nice place.
July 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jenna87 This hotel was amazing!
We had such a great time at your hotel. There was everything we needed and more and we couldn't have been more happy. The pool was awesome and my 2 yr old son was welcomed with a smile at your restaurant and everywhere else for that matter. Thank you for having us and we will most definitely be staying with you again :)
July 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TrentT Love this hotel
Stayed 2 nights here and 1 night at the grand. My only mistake was was not staying all 3 nights here. This hotel is perfect in terms of location, room size and view. And stay points, thank you bayshore!
I will definitely be coming back here when im in vancouver again.
July 14, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Eric41 Crowded and uncomfortable
The hotel itself is nice but our room was terrible for what we paid. We were offered an upgrade at an additionl price per night but were extremely unhappy with the room we received. When I asked about a different room they said they were full. We were in a suite bu the a/c was in the living area, not anywhere near the beds which made it uncomfortable to sleep at night. We should not have paid to upgrade, because it was not!
July 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by MM14 MOD Comes Through
This hotel has a ton of potential and is located perfectly for a visit to Vancouver. I planned a trip for nearly a year with my wife and when I arrived there was a glitch with the room. Morris the MOD stepped in and immediately made the situation right! That is why Starwood is the best, when they have problems they fix it! Morris exceeded what he needed to do and for that I am grateful and plan to return to this property.
July 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Boots54 Great Hotel
A vey fine Hotel. Well maintained. Great rooms. Great pool.
July 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by WorkingTourist Amazing Service
Recently stayed at this hotel for a week and the staff showed amazing attention to detail and went above and beyond what is expected of the service industry. This combined with the unmatched surroundings made it an excellent stay.
July 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Carlacars A Canada Day Adventure
We came a few days prior to our cross-Canada rail trip because we love Vancouver. The Westin was the perfect place: centrally located on the waterfront. We biked and hiked Stanley Park, whale-watched, took a ferry to the north, and watched Canada Day fireworks from our balcony. I marked the cleanliness down a bit only because we agreed with Westin's offer not to have daily maid and linen service to be more green. A great idea.
July 2, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by chrschnell Nice location, but needs improvement
The Location is nice and the Hotel makes a good first impression. The rooms are big enough and clean.
Still there were some negative Points which mainly relate to the noise Level we experienced. There were a lot of teenagers in the hotel during our stay which run in the floors and shouted from one balcony to the other until after midnight and the Impression was as if somebody would run next to your bad, or shout within your room. Also the noise level from the starting and landing seaplanes was exceptionally loud. There seems to be no noise reduction by the door to the floor, or through the window, or at least same not satisfactory.
Additionally the room service was not convincing and the breakfast to expensive. During checkout the reception did not even ask if we had a pleasant stay, nor if we have any comments.
The only real great service we experienced was from the concierge desk which was always of real assistance.
July 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Fantastic Hotel
Stayed at this hotel the night after my cruise and it really is a magnificent hotel. The lobby is big and open and the rooms are in great shape offering modern, clean luxury in every corner.
The free wifi in the lobby area was particularly useful. Both the indoor and outdoor pools are excellent. Our room was also ready for us even when checking in at 1000am. The staff were very friendly and helpful and really couldn't do enough for you.
I would highly recommend this hotel and if I am in town again will definitely be staying at this Westin.
June 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Thecorb Westin Bayshore - Spectacular View
The Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, BC has a spectacular view, has all ammenities and is in the heart of the city, plus borders Stanley Park. The rooms are comfortable, the staff are very accommodating. LOVE the fact that it is animal friendly. This is not my first stay at this hotel and won't be my last. I absolutely recommend this hotel!!
June 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TJ115 Outstanding staff and location
Unparalleled views, professional and attentive staff. Will definitely come back again and again. Concierge knowledgeable and first rate.
June 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 89354 Excellent and attentive staff, great conference facilities
The hotel has great location being around the corner from Stanley Park. The Bayshore view is beautiful.
It is staffed by friendly and attentive staff (front desk called to ensure I received what I asked for 30 minutes ago).
It also has the best conference food I have had in a while.
June 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MC108 Westin Bayshore Vancouver is a wonderful hotel!
We recently stayed at the Westin Bayshore for nearly a week as I was scheduled for a major surgery in Vancouver. The staff was wonderful, very accommodating, very understanding about me not knowing our exact check out date due to my surgery and extended our stay without a problem when I needed one more day to rest before travelling. They even sent up a card with lovely snacks and drinks for my family the day of my surgery, so thoughtful! We can't thank Emily at the front desk enough for making our stay so wonderful!! I hope the company recognizes what an amazing employee she is; the best customer service we've experienced in years. I really credit her with making our stay and experience extremely comfortable, which all of us really needed given the circumstances for our stay. Thank you!!! We've stayed in many high end hotels over the past several years but this hotel has really won our loyalty.We will definitely book this hotel again whenever we are staying in Vancouver, it's our new favourite! You can't beat the location either being right on the harbour and Stanley Park. Awesome views, safe location, and a terrific place to walk your dog. We had our dog with us and the hotel provided a lovely pet bed, treats, and food bowls. They're very friendly about having dogs there. Our beds were really comfortable and the room was very clean and quiet even with people right next door. My only suggestion would be to have some room with queen beds in them too. Overall, fantastic experience!
June 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AngA Great experience
Staff were very friendly and accomodating. Excellent service! thanks you.
May 31, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Titus2010 SPG friendly
Friendly staff and open to meet room preference given SPG membership.
May 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NONi Great Hotel
I was here for a conference and I loved this hotel. Great view, great location with lots of good restaurants just few blocks away.
May 23, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Gman13 Worst Hotel Stay
When I checked in the Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, I was to that the only room available was a one with a sofa bed (seriously?). That was the most uncomfortable bed I have ever slept in. I didn't get a good night of sleep and because of that my days were not as productive.
When I request a room and get a confirmation of booking I expect to get a room with a bed, Nit a sofa bed.
I don't think I'll be staying at a Westin again.
May 22, 2013
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 mdase My room with a view
An outstanding view from my room I have been having for 6 days a tremendous view of sunrise, mountain, water and greenery a rare view you ever can see.
May 10, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Tomrei Most of the hotel needs refurbishment
Rooms in the Main building (not Tower), floors and other public ares need a refurbishment. The location is great, but not the hotel. Breakfast is average on quality, every day the same and could not offer enough seats for the guests.
May 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by mekmlewis communication between staff ..
Although we requested a later checkout and were granted 1pm. Staff entered our room approx 10am , waking and disturbing us. That was a great inconvenience !
May 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ManiacManiat Incredible staff make the stay at Westin Bayshore worth while!
Incredible friendly staff, view, facility and amenities.
May 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Noha32 Fabulous Location and Facilities
Close to many activities, variety of restaurants, and the convention facilities were second to none. I can't say enough about how helpful and courteous the staff were. Thanks
April 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mac301 Great views and excellent restruarants close.
The shower area in Jr. Suite to small.. All other room area just fine! Be sure to request view if available! Beautiful facing harbor and mountains.
April 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fabio A home away from home
My wife and I, both frequent travellers (we are currently Platinum SPG members), we stayed three times at the Westin Bayshore between March 22 and April 6. In fact we used the hotel as a basis for our tours to the Rockies, to Vancouver island and to Seattle. The staff was extremely helpful and helped us in many ways from practical issues such as various laundry washes to buying tickets for a Davis Cup match played in Vancouver (thanks again Emily). We also enjoyed very much the food served in the hotel lounge.
We had rooms in the tower with spectacular views of the harbour. The rooms had everything we needed. The only improvement I would recommend, on the occasion of the next refurbishing, is the addition of a hand-held shower. If there is no tub, a fixed shower is really not enough.
We sincerely hope we will be back soon.
April 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DEBORAH7 ULTIMATE DESTINATION STAY
THIS HOTEL WAS SURROUNDED BY BREATHTAKING SCENERY, STAFF WAS FRIENDLY, ROOMS SPACIOUS, 3 BLOCKS
DOWN FROM ROBSON RESTOS AND SHOPPING....WHO COULD ASK FOR MORE. DEFINITEDLY WOULD GO BACK AGAIN.
April 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jb123 Services is wonderful
The staff at this location is THE BEST!!!!They went above and beyond the 'job' to ensure comfort level is met.
Thank you all -
Brian and Shurkia are the most noteable members.
April 12, 2013