Rated 2 out of 5 by PAAG This hotel was disappointing
On check in,I was not given the junior suite I had booked. Not all the guess had checked in, so my question is why did I have to wait until next morning to have a new room?
I have stayed at westin Ottawa several times in the past but now it seem that the client service is not as good as it was. The service at restaurant in paticular is poor.
Lastly, there is very limited clothes closet space in the junior suite; not acceptable.
Lots of dust under the bed. All in all, not a great experience.
December 4, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by CanuckM Deluxe King Room With Problems-2116
The closet was half-size and far too small.for our coats--we kept them on the sofa. The thermostat was broken, so the room was either too hot or too cold as our choice was to either turn it on or off. This was reported after the first of a 3 night stay., after which the default was changed from too cold to too hot.
There were many TV channels, but neither BNN nor CNBC were present.
The room, itself, was bright and comfortable.
November 30, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by BillN Comfortable, Convenient, Central
Ideally located adjacent to the scenic Rideau Canal (perfect for joggers and walkers), this hotel is also convenient to both the government district and the hopping Byward Market. Our junior suite was comfortable, endowed with a double sink large bathroom with excellent lighting, and a blessed second door that insulated the bedroom from hallway noise. As prior reviewers have noted, the hotel has been caught up in a supplier’s labor dispute that coincides with an attempt to update the elevators, but the problems were not nearly as severe as some have related. Without doubt it will be better when the company finishes their work, but during our long weekend the elevators were no worse than in some other hotels that simply have a permanently under-engineered system. The Shore Club restaurant is a refined warm place that met our high expectations for food and service; it also has a sophisticated bar. Platinum guests will appreciate an amenity breakfast that is among the most complete offered at Starwood properties.
June 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AJC54 Weston Ottawa
Excellent accomodation. Will definately book again when in Ottawa.
December 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DawnandBoys Exceptional Service!!!
Booked at the Westin knowing it was an ideal location to show off our Nation's Capital to our Exchange Student from France. I requested a 'room with a view' to show off the canal / Parliament Buildings etc..The staff were able to accommodate my request and took it one step further by sending up a 'Welcome Package' with Perrier, chocolates, and a personal note welcoming our student to Canada! Impressive!!! ALL the staff were extremely pleasant. The 'extras' did not go unnoticed...(i.e. the umbrellas and the towel/water bottle upon return to the hotel after my son's 6:30 a.m. 5-k run with the friendly hotel guides!) 5-Star Service for sure!! Much appreciated...many thanks!!
August 8, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by HankDC Hotel Staff Performance Inconsistent
Hotel staff performance very inconsistent. For example, on the good side, the staff at the front of the hotel had a towel and water bottle ready when I returned from running. I appreciated that. However, I arrived at the hotel around 11 pm and there was no one behind the desk to check me in. I had to wait about 12 minutes before anyone showed up to staff the check-in desk. There was no one at the concierge counter either to help find someone who could get me a room number and key. The wait to check out was long as well. There was only one person behind the desk during check-out at a time of day when I would have expected multiple staff to be available to move things along.
September 9, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Travellots2012 Need better elevators
Hotel is otherwise very nice. It surprises me that the elevators were so slow. There were signs indicating that the Westin was making them more efficient--clearly that meant that in order to save the hotel costs, they would run fewer elevators during peak periods. Constant lengthy waits for an elevator--arrive early, or ask for a lower floor! Other hotels of similar size make use of something called "express elevators"--the Westin should try it.
Also, television signal problems plagued the hotel during my stay. If its raining outside--and it was--there's not much else to do.
Service from employees was excellent.
June 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by espresso3shot Great location, conferencing facilities, elevators require attention
Hotel has clean efficient rooms, good restaurants and spacious conference facilities. During our stay the hotel had elevator issues where only one elevator of four was working and the service elevator access was locked (using the fire escape stairwell would have set off the fire alarm). Many of us were waiting for over 25 minutes for an elevator to squeeze into. For a hotel with 12+ floors of guest rooms, this is unacceptable. Repeated calls to the service desk finally resulted in security opening up the service elevators for access. Other than that, we enjoyed our stay and appreciated the experienced staff.
June 21, 2013