Westin Bear Mountain Victoria Golf Resort & Spa
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Historical Traveler Reviews Westin Bear Mountain Victoria Golf Resort & Spa
Great Property - Spotty Service
This is a beautiful hotel in an idylic setting outside of Victoria. Part of a huge development that reminded us of a young Whistler with all the money being sunk into this development. All aspects of the property itself were excellent.
The problem was spotty service. Breakfast this morning took an hour from when we sat down to when it was delivered despite the fact that we told them we had a ferry to catch. Then we had to repeatedly ask for the bill. Our friends are "Marriott People" but had always assumed Westin meant high end service. This experience certainly opened their eyes. We had a similar experience at the Copper Rock Grill for dinner. The good news is they did a good job with appetizers and drinks at the lounge next door. The appetizers were excellent.
Room service was also rather haphazard. On Sunday they came by at 5:30PM to clean the room.
The golf course was beautiful and difficult. Recommended for serious golfers only. No driving range though which is a significant omission for a golf resort.
All in all, still a great place to stay but they need to get their act together with their service.
You must stay here! Awesome hotel!
I am typing this from a huge one bedroom suite w/fireplace at the brand-new Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa in Victoria B.C.
I can't say enough good things about this hotel!!
Front desk was unable to offer a Starwood Platinum upgrade at check-in (hotel is full) but they did call the next morning to advise they had found a suite for the rest of my stay - nice!
For those of you who have been to the Westin Trillium House in Collingwood, this new Westin is 10x better and much more deluxe / high-end - which is not an easy feat!
Bravo Westin! Well done! Please keeping building hotels like this!!
Wonderfull resort ! Magnifique !
We stayed at the Westin Bear Mountain resort after a couple of days at Whistler. We were absolutly speechless when we arrived at the Bear Moutain resort.
1) Surroundings are beautifull
2) We were expecting a normal hotel room; we got a 1 bedroom apartment with full kitchen, large bathroom and huge terrasse. Everything was new and cleaned.
3) Fitness center is fully equipped
4) We really enjoyed the quiet pool area (especially after a game of golf)
5) Jack Nicklaus's golf course is superb; usually a nice golf course has at least 1 signature hole; this one must have at least 5-6 signature holes. We especially enjoyed the 19th hole where you have 360 degre view (Victoria, Mountains, water ... )
After a nice dinner around 8:00pm we asked if we could take a cart and drive around the golf course to take pictures ... we must have seen at least 20 deers.
We were supposed to go visit Victoria the next day, we preferred to play another round of golf !
The only negative thing I would have to say is :
1) during the week there is alot of construction going on around the resort and that can be very annoying especially on the golf course
2) there was alot of mistakes on our hotel bill; definitively check your bill before paying.
I would recommend this resort to anyone!
Absolument magnigique ... si vous aimez le golf, c'est la place idéale.
Westin Bear Mountain
We stayed one night at the Westin Bear Mountain on July 3, 2006. We were in a kitchenette unit in the Clubhouse building, which apparently opened this spring. Even though the landscaping was not yet all complete, the grounds are very attractive, and it seems that a lot of effort is going into the setting.
The room itself was very nice, with a shared balcony area, which overlooked the fountain in front, and the parking area. The other side of the hotel would likely be better. The kitchenette was a fridge and microwave. There were dishes etc., but no sink.
As it was so new, every thing was spotless, and very compfortable. I did find that the decor was a bit lack in personality, but that is very common in new hotels.
We really enjoyed the pool area and the gym, included in the dreaded resort fee of $10. Because the area, including hundreds of houses and condominiums, is still being constructed, the gym was almost empty, but full of brand new equipment, T.V.s etc.
We ate two meals there, both on the deck overlooking the 18th green. Dinner in particular was very good, as was the Bear Mountain beer, both enhanced by the great weather we enjoyed.
The only downside was an extra charge on our bill. Another guest had put our room down for their charges, and the desk attendant had to manually go through all the receipts to find out what had happened. The moral is to always check your bill.
Terrific place to stay
I stayed at the Westin for 2 weeks in May this year while in Victoria on business. The staff was really helpful and always there for you. The rooms are brand new and quite spacious. I would recommend the one bedroom suite but I also stayed in the classic room and they are very good also. The new health club facility is really outstanding . If your a golfer this is the place to stay as the course is challenging and beautiful. Quite a test!! The only negative is the cost of the food. It is Westin type prices and therefore a bit expensive. I would say if you want you should bring some food into your room as each room has a small fridge and eating area. This hotel is really a special place. It is a few minutes from downtown( 15 minutes) but well worth the drive. It really made my 2 weeks in Victoria a time to remember.
Great Hotel, Fabulous Fitness Center!
We stayed at Bear Mountain with friends over New Year's weekend. The accommodations were great and very comfortable for four people (we had a 2 bedroom/2 bath unit). The service was very good and the people there were very attentive and helpful. The shopping and dining choices are a bit limited, but the restaurant on site is good. The spa wasn't open yet, but promises to be quite good. The fitness center was by far the best we've seen anywhere. The variety of equipment was exceptionally good and the people working there were very helpful. Be sure to swim in the endless pool. It is cleaned with salt rather than chlorine and you can really tell the difference. Since they are still largely in the construction phase at Bear Mountain, the hotel isn't too full, but the rates are great. Be sure to try it out before it gets really pricey.
You must stay here
What a great place to stay - even if you are not a golfer !
Our 2 queen bed room had everything we needed - room for a crib for a toddler too. The room was large and bright with floor to ceiling windows and of course almost brand new, with small kichen & microwave, fridge, coffee etc) plus a huge bathroom with a wonderful deep tub !
The room also had a small balcony so we could watch the golfers at the driving range - we requested a quiet room as they are still building the resort at the front - swimming pool/ spa area, conference centre so it looked like a building site when we first arrived but please don't be put off by this - once it is finished it will be great ! (the building site was brilliant for my 2 yr old son who loves cranes and diggers and dump trucks)
Staff were friendly and very helpful. Underground parking a bonus.
This hotel was the best we stayed in on our 3,500 mile trip from Vancouver, Vancouver island, down to Seattle and around the Cascade loop - 3 week driving trip so stayed in many hotels on the way - would loved to come and stay here again but guess the room rate would at least double once the facilities are completed.
What a great place! We had a room with a kitchen and everything was so new that they have not been used. Room had a view of the first hole. Bathroom was beautifully laid out.
What a great golf experience! It is one of friendliest golf course I have played in Victoria. Drove the 17th hole Par 4 and made birdie. The 12th hole is similiar to the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass.
Will definitely return.
Outstanding brand new hotel right on Jack Nicklaus golf course. Rooms are very spacious. Beautifully decorated 1 bedroom unit with full kitchen at great rate. Best golf in Victoria. Will be back to stay here again.
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