Rated 1 out of 5 by sjjd Disappointing Family Vacation
We had booked into two adjacent rooms, as we were arriving with extended family. We were under the impression we had booked two regular rooms but when we arrived they said it was a 1 bedroom suite with adjoining room which would be an extra $50. We declined and took two close rooms. First disappointment with booking service. After rushing to the hotel and stopping to buy swim shorts we are told-after my husband inquired about where the pool and hot tub were-that it was closed due to a power outage, the boiler was broken and they didn't know when it would be fixed. What? We chose this resort for the amenities and they don't even know when it will be fixed and they don't seem very bothered about it at all. We left not being told where to park and my husband had to ask the front door person. I was furious not just because the pool was broken but the carelessness and the this is your problem NOT my problem attitude. Rooms were lovely...I proceeded to call and speak with management who did not try to smooth the waters but instead just repeated the same thing as at the desk. They are aware of the problem and trying to fix it. The pool would be cold and and it may or may not be warm in the morning. No apologies. NOTHING!! Next we go down for dinner and are asked if we have a reservation. No we don't so we are shuffled to the lounge for drinks while we wait up to 1.5 hours. After our kids are getting very hungry, my husband checks and then I check. For 15 minutes the hostess is setting up a huge table and I make eye contact many times but am not acknowledged. During this whole time there is a table set for 5 (for us?) ready. Finally with hungry children waiting I go into the dinning room and ask her about the table and where we should eat because our kids cannot wait anymore and are falling asleep at the table. She seats us- no apologies. She clearly forgot about getting us.Our waitress and food were great- a shout out to the waitress she was amazing and very attentive. Back to the room- temperature gauge stuck at 70 and boiling hot at night. tried to lower temperature and nothing happened. Terrible sleep. New day back to the restaurant at 9:30 for breakfast. Again greeted not with good morning but do you have a reservation? No! But if somebody had told us last night we would have happily made one. The manager came over to say she could not open the lounge for us to sit in to eat. We never made it to the pool even if it was warm enough because we had to leave the hotel to get breakfast. Appalling. That is unless we want to wait 30 to 60 minutes with hungry cranky children. At that we returned to our rooms packed up and left. This has been the most disappointing hotel experience ever. Not at all what I expect from a Westin. On so many levels this hotel failed to meet even basic Westin Resort ideals and expectations.
March 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LadyAnt74 BLISS
I would like to thank Francis and the whole Westin team for making our stay at Bear Mountain last week an unforgettable one. The service was outstanding, the grounds were beautiful, the rooms were well maintained and the staff were professional and very helpful. The whole team had amazing time and had so many generous things to say. My family and I will definitely be returning in the summer for some R&R!
March 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mitsugolfer Super deluxe accommodations
This hotel had an unbelievable view from our view side balcony. I overlooked the golf course and couldn't ask for a better equipped room. I would recommend this place to anyone looking to visit Victoria. Definitely hang out in the lounge for some Great convo's with the ultra friendly bartender and beer cart girls.
March 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joanne364 THE BEST!!!
never been to Bear Mtn before, but i must say we definately will be ONLY staying there in the future!
the room was amazing, the free driving range for my son was just what he needed after a long day of motocross :)
March 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HettieX A Great Experience
During our stay at the hotel we celebrated my husband's birthday. Our room overlooked the golf course and it was spacious and comfortable. The staff could not have been more helpful. The food was excellent and we especially enjoyed the Sunday Brunch in the company of family members. It was a most memorable visit and we shall return..
March 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by GCSI Great hotel but stay away from rooms with connecting doors
I stayed for 2 nights in this hotel. The location is fabulous and the facilities are excellent. They gave me a room on the 5th floor with a connecting door to another room. The first night was quite peaceful I actually overslept. On the 2nd day a group of rambunctious women checked in at around 3PM. The noise coming from the other room through the doors was so loud I might as well have been in their room. I have stayed in other hotels with connecting rooms but somehow noise from the other room gets filtered by the heavy connecting doors but not with this room.
I was only able to sleep after the women called it a night at 2AM!
Engineering should do something about the connecting rooms doors.
November 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by TravelinLight Da Bear
Very nice property all round. Have stayed here several times before although I don't travel to Victoria frequently. Great gym/pool/whirlpool next door. The gym and whirlpool are outdoors and heated, so very nice to enjoy, particularly in winter with all the steam rising up. Staff are very professional and helpful. Self parking is complementary and easily accessible, which is a nice change from the downtown hotels. Very solid restaurants in the hotel or within walking distance. If you need to be downtown, then be advised that this property is about a 20 minute drive to the downtown area. This has never been a problem for me. I never got to golf, but the course looks very nice.
February 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JiminSeattle Absolutely Fabulous Hotel
Spent 3 nights over the Memorial Day weekend at the Westin Bear Mountain. What a superb facility in a spectacular location. The rooms are like small apartments (at least ours was) and the staff over-the-top accommodating. The bar is wonderful and the restaurant a good value for a resort. Though it is outside of Victoria, it is perfect for visiting downtown as well as the Butchart Gardens. Not a single complaint!!!
May 29, 2013