Rated 5 out of 5 by Lojo60 Great location
The hotel is close to everything you want to do and see. Staff is polite and professional, the hotel restaurant has an amazing selection of food for every dietary need. I highly recommend the Westin pool and work out room - overall a fantastic hotel for every type of traveller.
June 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by wendy2012 Great Stay
We stayed at this hotel on our wedding night 10 years ago, and returned for our anniversary. While the hotel was full, the clerk was friendly and upon hearing about our anniversary, upgraded us to a Deluxe Room and sent wine and chocolates to our room. The only downside is the elevators - they are being "upgraded" which meant at least 1 was out of service, and with a full hotel that meant a long wait and full elevators when they did arrive. On checking out one of the staff escorted us and let us use the service elevator instead, much appreciated. Great stay, will be back in another 10 years (or hopefully sooner).
May 8, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by RJG2013 Excellent room and in-room dining, but disapointment with relocation of some components of the fitness center
My only disappointment was with the recent relocation of some components of the fitness center to a neon lit room, away near the racketball court. Made the training sessions a little more complicated and less enjoyable, needing to move from one area to the other for a full work out, plus the loss of daylight and view.
June 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Josema Prom Graduation
I appreciate the fact that I have to complete a form to be sure that my son will have a nice experience in his graduation prom and be in a safe environment.
June 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by baileys Weekend
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The room was lovely and the staff very friendly!
July 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by FFL22 excellent stay
I had a very pleasant stay at the Westin Ottawa. The staff was always smiling and did its best to always respond to my inquiries.
June 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fred02 All-round Excellence
From front desk greeting to departure, everything — pleasant and helpful staff, room upkeep and furnishings — was first class!
June 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SWCorman Beautiful Hotel
Excellent location, rooms & staff.
I look forward to staying here again.
The IT Manager Aida Bajramovic was especially helpful, taking time to show me the IT facilities and going above and beyond with great customer service.
June 27, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by CanuckM Beware the Elevators
New elevators have been installed with little thought to security. Once you are in the elevator, it is like being in prison.and you have no control over the floor that it stops at.. You enter your floor on the panel outside and if you are uncomfortable with someone who follows you in, once the door closes you can't change to another floor and get off.
You destination floor is visible both inside and outside the elevator.
June 16, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Chao123 Average hotel
I was at the Westin Ottawa for a 4 days Conference.
At the cost per room I am very disappointed that the internet connection was not even complimentary in my room, only at the lobby.
Beds are rather small.
In the conference area, the main men's washroom were unavailable during the total stay, very inconvenient..
the rooms are very clean and comfortable
hot tub and pool are nice.
June 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by William74 An excellent stay!
My brother, mother, and I stayed for 3 nights from August 16 to 19. The staff was extremely helpful to the point to even assist with transportation to the hospital when I had an allergic reaction to a bite. They did not want me to drive to the hospital and followed up with my situation. Valet parking was prompt and everyone was extremely accommodating and welcoming. My mother is extremely critical when it comes to hotels, but she enjoyed the ambiance of the hotel and therefore had only positive things to say! The next time I am in Ottawa, I will be staying at the Westin. Kudos to the staff at the Westin!!!
August 22, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Teniel5 Not helpful at all
The reception staff including the manager was not wanting to help us at all. We had booked a king size room for the first night, and apparently was to be upgraded the second night, to 2 double bed and a smaller washroom. Yes I said upgrade, not sure to whom that is upgrading, but not to me. They told us the hotel was booked full, and then we find out the next day, that a bunch of our friends got king size rooms (and they all booked in a day after us) and some even got "upgraded" by the front staff to empty suites... And they told me their was nothing left.. Let's say I'm not sure that I will be staying there next year on our yearly weekend away from our 3 kids. Not impressed at all.
December 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by kajolu Above and Beyond Friendly and Helpful
I am no one of significance either in status or financial means and because of this was a little intimidated in showing up with 4 kids in tow and frazzled at the end of the day. I was greeted with much warmth and consideration by Brett at the front desk. He made me feel at home and comfortable. My children and I were thrilled with our room. I have been a cleaning lady at a hotel and know what a clean room should be like - yours was excellent!! All the staff that we interacted with made us feel pampered and what a treat at the end of a long day! Thank you especially to Brett for going out of his way to make our stay special:) My children and I HIGHLY recommend staying at the Westin!
April 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JennV A wonderful evening
Thank you to the concierge staff and also to Katia @ the front desk for all the amazing service they gave myself and my wedding party. I had booked a suite for everyone to get ready in, before moving offsite for the wedding. When my photographer arrived to meet us, it was raining. The concierge staff was amazingly helpful in trying to locate an alternate indoor location for our wedding pictures, quickly and very professionally.
Our room itself was wonderful, and Katia was very helpful in getting us checked in early.
Thank you again to all the staff @ the Westin for making that part our day so smooth.
May 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tmac Great hotel in the perfect location
This hotel is top-notch, and just steps away from numerous must-see attractions for the Ottawa visitor: Parliament Hill, Rideau Canal, Byward Market, Rideau Centre shopping mall, etc. etc. etc.
While not much to look at on the exterior, the inside of the hotel is modern, clean and well maintained. Staff are extremely courteous and interactive. Elevators can take a while to get to you, and seem to have a mind of their own now and then, but generally get you to your floor quickly once you're in them. Parking at the hotel is simple and convenient.
The Westin Ottawa is an all-around great place to stay.
August 14, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by WorldTraveller12 Perfect location, great rooms
My family and I recently stayed at the Westin Ottawa hotel for Winterlude. Our room had a beautiful view of the Parliament buildings and Rideau Canal. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable. We enjoyed using the pool, although it was busy due to Family Day. While the elevators are slow due to being upgraded, it didn't impact our stay. We tried the Winterlude discounted lunch buffet, and while the food itself was good I was surprised at the price for the type of food offered. I expected more and better offerings than chicken fingers and macaroni and cheese. Also, the cost of drinks was ridiculous!! $5 for a regular coffee. My recommendation is to stay at the hotel but eat elsewhere.
February 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Woodstonian A wonderful stay
We attended a convention/meeting held at the Westin. We appreciated the room, the staff and the convenience of the location to Parliament Hill, the By Ward Market and other sites of interest.
June 22, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Herman7 Lack of Heat
Emplyees could not get heat on in our room. It was cold! Air conditioning remained on despite thermostat.
June 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tonmeister2008 A First Class Experience
Background: I lived in Ottawa from 1985 to 1993 but have lived in Los Angeles since 1993 and had not returned to Ottawa in 16 years.
I recently returned for a visit with my GF who had never been to Ottawa. I decided to book a room at the Westin because of its central location to the major tourist attractions: Parliament Hill, the Rideau Canal, Byward Market, etc.
Before my arrival I received two emails from the GM and head concierge wanting to know if I needed anything upon my arrival. Nice touch. When I checked in I was informed that I had been chosen "guest of the day". I had been upgraded to a beautiful corner room on the 14th floor overlooking Parliament Hill and the Rideau Canal. The room was spacious, well decorated, immaculate, and very quiet with a million dollar view. The bed was extremely comfortable. My GF fell in love with Ottawa and this hotel.
When we returned from a day of sight seeing there was a personal thank you note from the concierge and some complimentary refreshments.
The staff was extremely polite and very helpful whether it was the front desk, the valets or the restaurant staff. I should point out that I travel frequently in my job and stay at 4-5 star hotels in Europe, Asia and N. American.
Out of all the hotels I've stayed at, this one is at the top. In terms of service, this was a first class experience this is hard to beat. I will be staying at this hotel again when i return to Ottawa, and I will be choosing Starwood properties more in the future in my travels.
My hat is off to the management and staff at the Ottawa Westin. Thanks for a great experience,
June 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Conference111 Great location and services
Perfect location and excellent conference facilities.
June 24, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Guest998 Dated and disrupted sleep
I always stay at this hotel when I go to Ottawa. This was the first time that I was disposing ed. The rooms are becoming dated and furniture is starting to get old.
Housekeeping staff kept banging at the door Sunday morning - even after that couldn't get is as we had the safety lock on. This was before 9 in the morning. Monday morning there was a fire alarm.
My bill included someone else's room service and it took awhile to get fixed.
Front staff was good, free Internet and late check out we're all positives. However not sure I will stay there next time.
April 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sunshine100 Beyond the call of duty
I had five reservations but in error cancelled one on the eve before our arrival. I realized my error when I received a call from our associate at hotel check-in who found himself without reservation and a fully booked hotel. I called hotel reservations who went beyond the call of duty to find a room, reinstate my reservation and maintain the original price. I very much appreciated such excellent customer service to cover my obvious error. I am pleased to recommend Westin for their beautiful facility and exceptional customer service.
May 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by madspa94 best hotel experience ever!!
I can't say enough great things about The Westin Ottawa. Every staff member from the valet to the housekeeping staff is courteous, smiling, helpful, knowledgeable and competent. I felt completely at home and welcome. The fruit water at check in is such as nice touch. The offers of water bottles while waiting for check in is very thoughtful. All the staff members are AMAZING and make you feel like part of the family. The room was extremely restful and comforting. I had the best sleep I've ever had in a hotel room. I would DEFINITELY stay here again. BEST hotel experience EVER. Thanks again!!
August 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by maurice end of May in Ottawa
Love this hotel - if just for the view! - can't beat it - enjoy just bringing dinner in and sitting at the giant windows watching the beautiful city.
About a system that is seldom discussed - the HVAC in the room is very responsive. Heat and cooling are immediate and quite - I don't know how they do that in such a big hotel but it is wonderful that everything works so well.
Clearly the renovations over the past 2 years have been worthwhile.
June 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DVDGrafton Great location
Perfectly located for a visit to Ottawa.
Comfortable and quiet rooms
June 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mountie65 Extra Special Services
The RCMP Veterans' Association held their annual general meeting at the Ottawa Westin immediately after the recent tragic events in Moncton, NB. On check-in, the staff member extended an obviously sincere expression of condolences and every RCMP veteran received a personal message signed by the Manager of Operations which was greatly appreciated and beyond our expectations.
June 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by cnk8888 Is elevator ever going to be completed?
I've been staying at this hotel for the last few years for a conference. Overall, the hotel meets my expectations.
However, the elevators have been an issue for at least the last 2-3 years. The Westin Ottawa has been trying to fix and/or upgrade the elevators for that span of time and it's not yet fully operational.
During peak times, you may have to wait to 5-7 minutes for an elevator, and even then you might not get on. Especially for a conference, when one may need to run up to the room and head back down, it delays things.
I've been very dissapointed with this aspect of the hotel.
October 3, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Lydia Staff was excellent but dog barked for two nights
I normally love my stay at the Westin. The staff at this hotel is incredible and the rooms are very clean but my most recent stay was one of my worse experiences at a hotel.
There was a dog that barked every night during our stay. The first night it barked until 4 am. On the second night we did call the front desk and they indicated they would send security but the barking didn't stop for several hours. It was approximately 2 am before the barking stopped. I would stay again because of my several visits that were so postive. However in the future I would request a room away from pets.
December 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mac84 This Hotel has Class
My wife and I stayed two nights and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Anything that we needed was close by and the hotel staff are very well trained to handle any and all guest requirements with courtesy and pleasant attitude. From wake up calls and directions to nearby facilities, they were very good at their work.
June 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LadyBug82 Location and Class
Having not stayed at a Westin before I had heard great things and was interested to find out for myself. Upon arrival we were greeted by the staff, whom were accomodating throughout the duration of our stay. The location was perfect - within 10 minute radius of walking you could get to the NAC, Convention Centre, Rideau Centre, Byward Market, War Memorial, Sparks and Elgin street, Rideau Canal and many other fabulous sights.
My only complaint which wasn't even THAT big of a deal was the parking. It was a long way away and very expensive for not being close to the hotel.
All in all we had a fantastic weekend and will not be staying anywhere else but the Westin each time we come to Ottawa from here on out.
February 4, 2013