We have enjoyed this jewel of a hotel for decades. Its location is great but what is really outstanding are the amenities available (and their stellar staff!) Enjoy the outdoor heated pool (pictured) and then slip into the pool side Wine Barrel Sauna which is constantly heated and ready to enjoy. Carderos, a restaurant next to the hotel, is not to be missed.
We had a high floor room in the tower with superb views of Stanley Park and the Vancouver seafront. Lovely hotel. Fabulous position being in walking distance to downtown and Stanley Park. We can highly recommend this hotel. Very helpful staff. On site parking available.
I highly recommend the Westin Bayshore. It has a professional staff, great exercise room, indoor/outdoor pools, great food and great location. They even offer distilled water for CPAP users, which is a thoughtful gesture for the guests. My room offered a lovely view of the mountains and harbor. I want to personally thank Patricia in Reservations, Caio in Guest Services and Preston, the Front Desk Manager for being so kind, considerate and helpful. They made my stay special. I would definitely give the hotel and staff high grades.
Stayed for 3 nights during time when hotel was hosting a large convention. Although there was a lot of activity, staff and hotel seemed to accommodate efficiently. We had a great view of the marina and the Dining Pods (which we didn’t try but look very fun) Hotel is central to several amenities , Seawall is perfect for walkers /joggers, one direction is Canada Place and the city , the other is Stanley Park. The windows were a little breezy when sitting at desk, however, the complimentary tea is very handy. I feel this hotel provides exceptional customer service, it is clean and feels very safe. Would definitely stay again.
This Westin is in a beautiful spot on the waterfront in Coal Harbor. Robson and Denman streets are a pretty easy walk away, Stanley Park a little further. Checkin was fine, no issues other than the hordes of badly behaved, shrieking children throughout the lobby area (it was apparently booked solid our first night). You provide your car details for either valet or self-park in the parking garage across from the hotel, and parking gets billed to your room, so don't pay separately in the garage. It seemed like there was plenty of parking available, although a lot of the spots are fairly tight, so it might be rough if you're driving a full size SUV or truck. We were only on the 2nd floor, but did have a partial view of the water, which was better imo than having a higher floor with no view. We could see some moored boats, seaplanes coming in for landing, and part of the pool area. The outdoor spaces are nice: pool area has cute modern-art-y cabanas and sauna barrels, and the restaurant has a few outdoor dining cubicles. The building exterior has a 60's look, although the interiors are nicely updated, and the good thing about older buildings: it's solid, so hardly any noise from the hallway or from above us. Our king room was ok-sized, not tiny but not large either. There was just enough room for a rollaway bed. Since the hotel was so busy, it took about 4hrs to get it (so if you have a younger kid who has an earlier bedtime, you may need to see if the hotel can expedite for you); on the bright side, the rollaways are not janky folding beds, they are legit, thick and comfy twin mattresses, just as good as the room beds, on a platform and they show up made and ready to sleep in as soon as the delivery straps come off. Rooms have a safe and fridge (ours wasn't very cold though, and one foot was missing so it wobbled when I opened and closed the door). TV doesn't have a great selection of stuff to watch, and remote is slow, tho size is good. Bathrooms have a sliding barn-style door that doesn't lock, FYI. The closet is inside the bathroom. People who are fluffier may be less comfortable; I'm petite and the TP holder was right at my elbow when I was using the toilet. Shower is walk-in and has a rain shower head only, with a half-pane of glass instead of a curtain - not a great setup if you have young children to bathe. If you're used to turning on the water before you get in the shower, be careful not to get wet. There's only a short grab-bar on the far wall of the shower, and nowhere else to hang wet things. The biggest issue with our room was that the windows appear to be the original metal-framed single-pane glass. It wasn't crazy cold outside, just 40s, but the draft coming in, especially from the bottom track, felt like sitting in front of an air conditioner. This was a bit uncomfortable for my kiddo sleeping in the rollaway, especially because Westin is like pretty much all hotels nowadays, and doesn't leave extra blankets or pillows in the rooms. The second morning we were there, we were awakened around 5:45am by the fire alarm in our room. There's no automated phone alert or anything, so we had to poke our heads out into the hallway to see if it was just our alarm or what. We got dressed quickly, threw on jackets, went down the stairs, and followed others around the building and back toward the front drive. Communication from the hotel wasn't great tbh; staff weren't easy to identify in the crowd and their "follow me" batons aren't lit or anything. After huddling outside the lobby and trying to shelter from the drizzle for a little while, we were told to move further away, toward the parking garage, so everyone trekked across the drive and went into the entry of the garage. Minutes later, we were told it was ok to go back inside...we never saw the fire department and never found out what the issue was. I booked a breakfast package. Note that even if you book for 3 people, the full breakfast in the package is only for 2. I did get a "complimentary" continental breakfast voucher for one person for one morning (we were there for 2) after questioning this. The included package full breakfast is pretty damn great! Highlights include Benedicts, smoked nova salmon, hot omelet station, smoothies, house-baked pastries, and a whole slab of honeycomb dripping fresh honey into a bowl. I paid a lot for our reservation and am not sure it was worth it, so whether we return or not depends on what deals I find in the future.…
The Westin Bayshore is a great hotel and offers an ideal location steps from Vancouver Harbor and a ~10 minutes walk to Stanley Park. One of our favorite perks of the hotel was the free rental bikes offered to guests to enjoy a ride along the waterfront and Stanley Park. Enjoy a delicious cocktail at the H Tasting Lounge bar and restaurant inside the hotel. The rooms are updated and most offer a view of the Harbor. Visit findyourslope.com for more recommendations in Vancouver and Whistler!
Rooms are dirty, old, and rundown. For instance, my first room had old dog treats spread on the floor near the window. The view is great, but the service is slow and unprofessional. While this is a "smoke-free property" that smell of cigarette fills the room either from the balcony, or the vent. Nothing was done when I called and texted the hotel multiple times. I was told a fan could be arranged in my room. Furthermore, as a Bonvoy Elite member (I hold Titanium) I didn't feel my membership was valued. If you are looking for a great first time experience in Vancouver I would suggest the JW Marriott or Edition (both part of Bonvoy).
I am always happy to stay at a Westin hotel. I’ve been travelling for work for some time and I always feel comfortable and safe at a westin. The Bayshore made me feel this again as you enter and smell their white tea scent! The hotel lobby restaurant and bar was bustling and very good. The rooms and bed were very comfortable.
From early check in at 9am, to being wonderfully accommodating when we requested a quieter room, to the fabulous view from our 18th floor corner tower deluxe room, from the kind and gracious staff to the perfect location next to Stanley Park on Coal Harbour and the use of complimentary bicycles to ride around the seawall, the Westin Bayshore has been and continues to be our favorite hotel in Vancouver!
The property is great and we had a good one night stay. Even had complimentary dessert and wine to celebrate our special occasion. One big downside is that they have stopped offering the breakfast buffet on weekdays, which is one of the things we were looking forward to given their buffet is quite good. Our little one enjoys the breakfast buffets as well and we called the hotel ahead to confirm. They mentioned that it is ongoing but didn’t mention that it’s unavailable on weekdays. If we would have known then we would have adjusted our dates accordingly.
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