Westin Bear Mountain Victoria Golf Resort & Spa
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Ok, so after a long morning of travel by road and by sea to get to Victoria, BC (5+ hours).... our hard work has paid off because we were rewarded with a Penthouse suite that rivals some of the best we have ever had the personal pleasure of staying at. We are at The Westin Bear Mountain (just outside of Victoria), which is a brand new golf resort …
... to visit our son-in-law's father before carrying on homeward. We cruised through Seattle without the variable speed signs going below the posted 60 mph. We stopped at Angel of the Winds for the lunch that keeps bringing us back-- $1.99 salmon and chips and shrimp cocktail and 99 cent fish and chips or pizza bread or strawberry shortcake. You just can't beat it. They are doing some renovations there just like they are at Little Creek. I am unsure what they ...
... recognise a couple of familiar faces - it was Shanna, Geoff & Reanna who had come over that morning on a sea plane from Vancouver. We had already discussed if we were going to catch up but because they wanted to do the Butchart Gardens, we just went our own way - but of course it was completely random bumping into them.. what were the odds really.
Anyway, the bus took off, unfortunately the weather wasn't ...
... leaving from a place called Twassennen. The bus drove on by 11am, and the crossing of the beautiful Georgia Strait took an hour and a half. The islands were clearly visible in the distance as we sailed toward them. It was a gorgeous day, as you can see by the photos, and a sparkling sea surrounded pine clad islands with steep slopes. Sailboats began to dot the waterways as we moved between small islands, many of which seemed free of human habitation. The ferry is huge, and ...
... the water, the Flying Otter. After that we decided to walk around for a while to enjoy the golden light (you know how I love the golden light). It was a great day. Did we see enough of Victoria? I guess you can spent a few days here. I don't know if we saw it all, but we did what we wanted to do and had fun doing it.
I have no clue what I have to do tomorrow, besides going to Vancouver and return my rental car but we will see by then. Thanks again for reading.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Westin Bear Mountain Victoria Golf Resort & Spa
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
What a great place to stay - even if you are not a golfer !
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.