Rated 1 out of 5 by SueS Very Disappointing
We have stayed at this Westin several times before and always enjoyed our experience. There was something different this time. It started at check -in when we were told we did not have a guaranteed reservation and it was not paid for, although we had paperwork which indicated we did. When they tried to re-regrister us they said our credit card did not work. We were made to contact our credit card company. There was no problem with our card.....once this was resolved they checked us in and upgraded our room, which we appreciated. Our room did not have adequate towels or toilet paper. The carpet was worn and looked dirty. There was a mix up when we checked out, we were given someone else's bill which was much more expensive from our bill.....it took time to resolve. Check in and check out was very frustrating. I almost wondered if travelers from the States were not welcome. I really like the Westin chain but will never visit this hotel again.
August 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by CPTMORGAN Restaurant
A party of about 7 of us went back to the hotel for lunch only to find the Mizzen not open. The sign to the left of the restaurant entrance showed no change in the hours of operation and there was no other signage advising that the restaurant was not open for business, whether it was a temporary or permanent change, etc.
May 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by debbiet1 Excellent Staff
All the hotel staff from concierge to valets were extremely polite and helpful.
The room was nicely furnished and comfortable, the bed was a dream.
Only a one night stay however I would stay there again.
Only drawback was construction (road) surrounding the hotel, however not under their control. It was a little difficult entering and leaving.
April 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mogey Welcoming stay
We were warmly welcomed by a lovely Irish girl Laura. Our large room was very comfortable, with great views over the lake. The 360 degree restaurant on 38th floor provided spectacular views over the city. The pool was quiet and lovely. Bar staff were very friendly, the star being Danielo who treated us to 'Danny Boy'. All in all a lovely stay.
March 19, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by gkdog Terrible! Will not be back
Definitely a below average experience. rooms are old and worn. A/C did not work. Wifi did not work. And the tap water in the sink had sediment. New room improved marginally, but heard similar complaints from other guests
July 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JodyG52 Friendliest staff ever
From the minute we checked in the staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. They truly made it their job to see that we were taken care of. All of the Westins have very comfortable clean rooms, but this one seemed extraordinarily clean and had a magnificent view of the lake. I was told every room in the hotel had some view of the lake!
August 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by kandg service was superior
your strength is in your staff. The service from the staff handling the parking, the wait staff, the concierge staff was superb. The food was also excellent, Unfortunately we had a bad experience with our room location. The noise from the elevator, or something disrupttd our sleep numerous times. Because of this we are not anxious to return,
November 10, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Fats Nice Hotel but for the younger crowd. Great View of the lake!
I'm starting to sound like an old man , but the last 2 times we visited the hotel , 80% of the guest were under 25 and hanging in the lobby in the usual bunches . The hotel was surprisingly quiet after the concert so I have to say the hotel did a good job maintaining peace at night.
June 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Robford This hotel has great features and info services
From check in to check, services were always available and it was quiet in the room
Swimming pool availability was good for the kids and we could walk to Rogers Center, CN tower etc.
August 4, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by salesforce101809 Issue with Staff and Iron/Ironing Board
Issue with Staff and Iron/Ironing Board. The staff who checked me in was not well trained in customer service. She was not helpful in finding a new hotel. She gave up easily without picking up the phone. I was disappointed. In addition, the iron and ironing board were dirty and almost ruined a shirt. For $340/night, that is unacceptable.
September 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by nicknameisit lost and overpriced
We stay at this hotel often, had dinner at toula, the food tasted great and the service was excellent also, a bit overpriced for what you get. I left a Cher concert t-shirt in my room and the housecleaning could not locate it, kinda bummed out that the honorouable thing was not the rule in this case. Oh well, thats how she goes.
April 9, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Bercotte Dissatisfaction
Being a frequent traveler, I have to say that I've been dissatisfied with my stay at the hotel for the following reasons :
- the room was dusty and the carpet was not clean
- at our arrival, we've found long hair in the bath tub
- even though we've opted for the regular maintence room service, no one ever showed up to clean the room and provide us with clean towels. I had to call to ask for towels after a long day out, so I could give my kids a bath. It took more than 30 minutes to get them.
- the air conditioning system was excessively noisy at loe speed, waking up the kids in the middle of the night.
- the cost of the meals vs. the quality was excessive (at the breakfast Buffet as well as at the Toula restaurant ). Being used to pay a lot for high quality meals, I can definitely say that the value/quality ratio is not satisfactory.
- the concierge was not receptive and we felt rushed every time we asked him for info.
It's unfortunate. This experience will influence my choice of hotel for my next professional stay in Toronto.
Thank you for considering these comments.
July 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Maritimers Great Staff
As always Kathie, Tracie, Danny and Patrick in the lounge go above and beyond to make every stay special and Mimi and Violeta in the restaurant make meals feel "just like a home atmosphere" Great hotel and tell people all the time "This is the place to stay in Toronto!"
I hope the staff mentioned get their well deserved recognition!!!
October 5, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by SunnyDay Surprisingly average facilities and room
Upon waiting in the starwood platinum line for check-in, I was passed over by 4 people before someone recognized I had been waiting for 15 minutes. First room given to me had someone else already in it; second room was not upgraded per request. Bathroom was dusty and missing shampoo. Too many misses for a business trip at this hotel.
August 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marcus Night on the town with the family
I have been an SPG Platinum member for the past 7 years so I have stayed in many excellent and many not so excellent Starwood properties. I would certainly consider the Westin Harbour Castle to be among the excellent. I was given 2 rooms (for my family and dog) on a high floor over looking Lake Ontario. The rooms were spacious, clean and the famous Heavenly bed was...well, Heavenly. Minor complaint was the 'Heavenly' shower was mediocre. Instead of the familiar Westin double showerheads, there was only one and the water pressure was too low. But the absolutely OUTSTANDING feature of this hotel is the Westin Workout fitness centre. It was the highlight of my stay (excellent variety of free weights) and a wonderful pool for my family to play in. There is also a fun kids area near the pool equipped with a lot of toys for toddlers that might be too afraid of the water. I will stay at this hotel again, specifically for the fitness centre. Well done, Westin!
December 19, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by rosco98 Convenient location
The hotel accommodations are superb. close proximity to the island and attractions in Toronto
August 15, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Gibbons2 Check in is a long process.
This hotel requires a lot of extra time. Check-in had a long line. We waited for the elevator for 15 minutes. Our room was not clean, had to have the main come back. The ice machine was broken on our floor. Guest Services woke us up at 11:30 to see if we wanted ice delivered. We had to pay 45.00 for parking, then wait for our car.
August 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kathy52 Check Out
At check out time, my bill was sent to my e-mail address. I was unaware this was going to take place and I wasn't given an option. There was no question with the amount owed, I would have preferred to have my portfolio printed and given to me at time of check out for review while I was still on the premises, not once I ret'd home.
August 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Senior65 This hotel is in a great location
We had a very enjoyable stay.Our room was comfortable and clean and although we were right in the heart of a lot of activity we had no problem with noise.
The road construction was a nuisance especially upon arrival. It took some time to figure out how to enter the hotel with our bags.
All in all it was a pleasurable experience.
August 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by StuG4395 Great staff
We had a great experience for our stay.our. only problem was the guests above us made a lot of noise late at night. I called and was attened to by Michelle who resolved the problem personally. She went out of her way to make sure our stay was enjoyable. Every hotel should have a Michelle. Thank you so very much.
May 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RoadWarrior99 Service that continues to surprise
I love staying at this property. its my favourite Toronto accomodation.
The team is geared to service excellence and as a platinum member they both respect and reward customer loyalty.
July 31, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Angelz2babies Mixed feelings
Hard a wonderful time as usual but it was chaos there ,waited until 7pm to check in with 2kids
August 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by mahol Respite from the "Toronto Dig"
BEAUTIFUL WATERFRONT VIEWS- GREAT ACCESS TO Toronto Harbour and Toronto Island activities. Nice to be near greenery in the city- especially with all the construction going on. Easy walk to the CN Tower, Rogers Stadium and the Entertainment District.
July 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BostonStrong1 Maid Service
Maid was attentive to our needs and schedule. Room always clean with a smile on her face. We are sorry we don't know her name as a worker on the 30th. fl. Concerns about bartender pouring wine back into bottle after after it was served to patron. Brought it to his attention and he felt it was an ok practice. Yuck no more wine.
April 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by PC55 Impressive Hotel
The Westin Harbour Castle continues to be a favorite!!! The moment you step into the lobby you'll be impressed ... especially nice this time of year to have a room overlooking Lake Ontario!!!
July 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beng52 Great Harbour Front Hotel
Stayed for 2 nites, Sat & Sun. Checkin breeze, given water view room on 19th floor. Bathroom kind of small. Room was clean and updated. AC worked well, thou a bit noisy. Elevators were relatively fast. Pool and hot tub were good. Overall hotel was excellent. Only issue was outrageous parking costs of $ 40 per nite for valet.
June 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by GMM2013 Perfect oasis for a stranded passenger: thank you!
I arrived after midnight, bleary-eyed after a long-delayed flight, with no reservation. Not only were your staff prompt and smiling, they assigned me the perfect room. I was able to restore myself in calm quiet, and recover amazingly well in the few hours I was there overnight. Excellent breakfast buffet was an extra treat!
January 23, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by lesleyrhubarb Disappointing
I booked a two night stay (Dev 27, 28th) to bring my two young neices to Toronto for the first time. We had to change rooms after our first night of extreme noise from multiple other guests (extreme vulgarity) and were then moved to room 3337. It was much quieter but the state of the 33rd floor was surprising. Not clean!
December 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LI40 Excellent Quality, Superior view.
The Quality of everything from the bed linens to the toiletries was excellent.
The view from our room on the 31st floor was so fantastic, we had to leave the drapes open when we went to bed. This lead to a view of the most spectacular cityscape sunrise I have ever seen! Excellent location, stunning views, superb quality.
September 18, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by FriendFromEurope Rooms and restaurant
Very clean and overall comfortable rooms. Very friendly staff.
The rooms need a design refresh (less than many other Toronto hotels!). View on the lake makes up for it.
Restaurant at the top needs to close down and be completely redone. The food is fine but chairs, carpets and walls look older than me (and I am 50) ; - )
January 18, 2013