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The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
Ranked #23 of 92 Hotels in Vancouver
Reviewed 30 July 2006

We were very disappointed with this hotel. We were upgraded to a deluxe tower room with harbor view, but even then the room was very small with a tiny bathroom. The hotel is in serious need of a renovation. They nickel and dime you on everything, despite being quite costly. When we phoned down for a late checkout, we were told that it would be at a rate of $50 an hour, despite the hotel not being full the next night. (We subsequently went to ask at the front desk and were very quickly given one for free). The restaurants are unbelievably overpriced. The inside pool room was quite cold - everyone was getting out shivering. As we keep saying, this experience is enough to make you not want to stay in a Westin again. We won't be.

  • Stayed: July 2006, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 July 2006

Used priceline. paid too much but it is not a cheap city. good location. Vancouver is a wonderful walking town. We walked to Yaletown and English Bay. Nothing it too far away. Nice quieet location also. Clean rooms. Decent outdoor pool. A good choice. Staff was very helpful with restaurant reservations and ideas!!!!! Thanks Norton! You are the Man!

  • Stayed: July 2006, travelled on business
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Reviewed 23 July 2006

Hotel has impressive views if you get the right room, try and get either the tower or the east face of the main building. We stayed on the third floor where the view was O.K but not the best.

Walls are thin so had a couple of noisy nights from other guests (kids screaming etc.) Small bathroom but functional. Didn't seem to bother the hotel that they wanted to do repairs / refurbishment of the room above starting at 9am!!! Wasn't impressed.

Would recomend if the price is right! Would have been disappointed if I had paid full price!

Stayed: June 2006
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Reviewed 12 July 2006

First of all we got a room through Priceline for $100. so naturally we got a tower city view, but it was still worth it since we were on the 19th floor and a corner room where we could see the city and Stanley Park. Very clean hotel, the heavenly beds are great, but yes the bathrooms are small. Location is fantastic since we went to Stanley Park, Capilano Bridge and Grouse Mountain. Lots of places to eat down Robson or nearby streets. My only beef is that we rented a car and had to pay $20-$23 a night for parking. Not bad, but the hotel really should take care of that. Just another added cost. The Starbucks coffee place in the lobby is good since the hotel restaraunts are outrageous for breakfast. (Dinner too) The workout gym is great. Really a nice hotel, I guess the parking situation and the hotel restaurant pricing are the only problems I have with the hotel. Staff was great and helpful. I do like that you can choose the time they will clean your room up. I stayed up late, got up late, and rarely left before 10:30am. So choosing your own time is helpful. Don't pay full price, try to get a good deal when you can.

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Reviewed 9 July 2006

Myself and my husband stayed here for 5 nights and we both loved it, from the location to the staff, nothing could be faulted. We had requested a room with a view, however there were none available when we booked in. We were told that there was one available the next day if we wanted to move. We decided to and were delighted with the room we got. The views of the harbour were fantastic.

  • Stayed: June 2006
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Address: 1601 Bayshore Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2V4, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Vancouver
#15 Luxury Hotel in Vancouver
#24 Family Hotel in Vancouver
#26 Business Hotel in Vancouver
#31 Romantic Hotel in Vancouver
Price Range: $220 - $689 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver 4*
Number of rooms: 499
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled on the shores of Coal Harbour, overlooking historic 1,000-acre Stanley Park via its picturesque seawall and the North Shore Mountains, the hotel offers you the best of both worlds: an invigorating urban lifestyle and a relaxing resort-like experience. The hotel's 499 spacious guest rooms and suites feature stunning views over the water and the city. Our location on the water is unparalleled and will provide you with a one-of-a-kind West Coast experience, with downtown's thriving epicenter just blocks away and a variety of nearby shops, restaurants and cafes. The resort-inspired property features Vida Wellness full service spa, indoor and outdoor pools, and a pleasing variety of restaurants and lounges. Signature offerings include the Westin Heavenly Bed and Bath, WestinWORKOUT and RunWESTIN. ... more   less 
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