Rated 1 out of 5 by Linda728 Unpreferred Guest
I have stayed in over 20 different hotels this year alone and have never been a dissapointed as I was with this property. I booked a jr suite room with balcony at a hefty price only to receive the worst room with only a roof top and air conditioning units to view. After seeing the room I went right back to the front desk to let them know how disappointing this room was. I was told it was all they had available. REALLY? I let them know I would find another place to stay only to be told the manager would then speak to me. The manager then tried to upsell me into a suite at $130 more per night! The suite was entirely too big for one person and was not worth the extra expense. I ended up staying in the rooftop air conditioning view room but will ensure this will be my last stay at any Starwood hotel again. I never expect to get something for nothing but I do expect to get what I pay for.
September 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CanuckTraveler Amazing views and the best staff
Conveniently located close to Stanley Park and right on the seawall this property has it all. Staff is amazing.
September 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by wvily very good location
This is a hotel with the best facilities, but the personal and service is under the Westin level. This are small things, but too much not to mention it, from the breakfast service to the printing of the boarding pass.
Otherwise a better view and location you can not find in Vancouver. The rooms are very nice, but the havenly bed is missing
The restaurant and the kitchen is not special, only casual international.
September 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ktmajuri6 Vancouver, BC Stay in September 2013
Our stay at the Westin Bayshore was fantastic. We have wonderful bay views of the Harbor out our windows that slid open. Stanley Park where you can take a great bike ride was a walk away. Gas Town is an easy walk for dinner and shopping. The hotel staff was top notch. I can't say enough about the staff, extremely knowledgeable of the area and the most friendly I have met at any Westin. They have set a great standard. Great stay!
September 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Repeat Happy Customers
We always stay at the Bayshore! Great location, views, and the staff always go over and above! One staff member we would like to recognize would be Matthew!! He was amazing!! Thank you Matthew!!
September 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by deligirl Wonderful views, relaxation
location to restraunts, water, relaxation,
Westin has high standards, rooms high comfort level,
September 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Matti Every time
This hotel hits the mark every time I go to BC.
From the valets to concierge to the reception desk staff. Professional, courteous and helpful.
Top stuff Bayshore
September 4, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by yanyan328 Details not meet my expectation to a downtown Westin
Basically I was disappointed at the experience on this downtown Westin, although my bar was raised a bit high because of its price.
* When I entered the lobby (around 9pm), apparently looking for where to check in, no one greet me or helped me.
* When I finally found someone and was pointed to the front desk, no one was present there (around 9pm).
* I can clearly hear people walking and talking in the lobby, or even coughing in their rooms from my room.
* When I was checking in at the front desk, another customer came asking for another room because there was already someone staying in the room he was just assigned. WHAT??? I treat this as the most unprofessional mistake a hotel could ever make -- imagine someone entered your room when you're taking a shower. I was shocked that time. But since I'm not that customer, not sure about the details.
In summary, if a hotel got any one of the negative points mentioned above, I'd vote down against it. Not to mention this is a top-level brand among SPG in downtown area in a big city, which hit four of them. To be honest, this stay disappointed me a lot on Westin the brand, and SPG as well. At least I wouldn't recommend this Westin to my friends.
September 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JJJO Wonderful views
Our corner room on the 18th floor had amazing views from both windows.
August 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by jowwow Great experience
We had a fantastic time and the staff was really helpful. Because of our SPG status, we were offered a more spacious room for our family of 4. The room was great. Having 2 pools was fantastic, though it was rather awkward walking wet between the two pools, woul be nice if they were more connected. The convention style of hotel made for a less intimate hotel experience. And while the buffet was beautiful, staff was slow to seat on a busy Sunday morning. (Despite a whole open section.) location was perfect.
August 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by James101962 Great stay
Our company held our sales kickoff at this Westin and not only was the location perfect, the hotel and staff did a great job throughout our entire event. The location allowed for a great harbor or city walk before and after our meetings, plenty of restaurants within walking distance, and outstanding service while we were in our meetings. Would highly recommend this hotel.
August 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by stembil very good location
poor amenities in the room
August 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Skate17 Wonderful staff and location
The staff was very welcoming. I had a wonderful experience each morning at breakfast. The spa was a great experience and the staff there was wonderful too. Looking forward to returning next year.
August 14, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Mycomment Over Priced
I made a terrible mistake staying at this hotel. It is extremely over priced. The nightly rate is 3-4Star but the hotel is very bland and very, very average. There are much better hotels in the area that are equally nice and better value.
August 14, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Travel123 Poor customer service
Stayed at this hotel several times and always impressed. However this stay was extremely poor. As a platinum level guest did not receive any special treatment. Requested a high floor but upon check in was given a low floor with limited view. As a platinum level I am a custom to Starwood hotels pre selecting a room that honor’s my request. One of the mornings I had to wait 30 minutes to get a table for breakfast. The pool area had towels laying round on the empty chairs for a long period of time. The room only had one guest robe and housekeeping did a poor job of cleaning the room daily. Would not recommend this hotel!!
August 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SHAKLA Beautiful Property
Lovely setting, friendly staff. Thank you for the bathroom lighted make-up mirror!!
August 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by pgpcmp2013 rooms not always ready at check in
I stayed at the hotel twice within a week and had different experiences. Arrived on 7/28/13 was able to check in at 1530 with no problems for 2 rooms. Rooms were clean and service was great. 8/5/13 room was not ready until 6 pm. Stated they had a late check out. Was diffiucult as i was traveling with young children and had been at the hotel since that morning. After checking in I took the kids swimming and the pool area was a disaster. Dirty towels no clean ones to be found and old empty drinks laying next to the pool and on the tables surrounding the pool. Not what I expect out of a 4 star hotel. Not overly impressed with my second stay but would give the hotel another chance.
August 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by UptownJames Friendly Staff, Great Location
I was very pleased with the professionalism of the staff. Everyone was friendly & courteous; helpful. I also liked the location---- easy to walk to bike rentals, to friends' condo, to Stanley Park, to many shops and excellent restaurants, to Safeway & Urban Fares.
August 4, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by propman worst day in travel
This was a terrible experience it ruined our vacation
August 2, 2013
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