The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
Only hotel I have stayed where you can watch the seaplanes take off and land!!
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
A group of friends met up to spend a 4 day weekend in November. We wanted to stay someplace rather nice. From the outside this hotel was everything we expected: great views, great location (right next to Stanley Park), and wonderful service. However for the price we paid for our rooms, there was a lot to be desired. It was not comparable to any Westin I've stayed in. The bathrooms were on par with an old motel, even the Heavenly Bed was not as nice as other Westins. I must say that you pay for the location and not the room.
Not worth the money
very crowded room. dark lighting in bathroom, couldn't even see the showerhead with showercurtain closed. They charge $4 for a small bottle of water. bed was comfortable though. pool area very disappointing, very retro unlike any other parts of hotel. some of the areas in this hotel needs serious renovation (stairwalls to the pool, washroom, etc) cost you $18 for the parking. just park on side street. it's free. Not worth your money. find somewhere else.
My husband and I stayed at this hotel in a King room with a view of the north shore, mountains and city for 3 nights and had such a great time.
The rooms were a bit smallish (apparently the ones in the new tower are bigger and better), but they had absolutely everything you need to make your stay comfortable. We were close to everything - for food, we walked up Robson St. to 1065 Granville St. and found a great little Hungarian restaurant called Goulash House Restaurant. It was absolutely delicious ! We also tried A Taste of India on Robson Street. The people were very nice and the food was great. For people who like restaurants that aren't as intimate, Mahoney's was a good sports bar on Robson Street. It's above a row of shops near Lush on the north side. It was a bit noisy for us, but the food was very good. Capilano Canyon and Grouse mountain is worth a short drive to check it out and as always - Granville Island is so charming. We loved this hotel and trip and would do it all over again if we could.
Great location & room
Oct 22-25 2003 This hotel is old, but has been kept up to a modern standard. I tried to meet the staff person who was there when Howard Hughes lived there for a few months and I failed on my mission to ask him what he was like? My room was great and I liked that it had a sliding door that would open to let in the fresh harbour air. You can't beat the location to walk, run or rent a bike to discover Stanley Park or the sea wall. I was there for a conference and thats when the food can be bad in a hotel. Here it was very good. It has a indoor pool, hot tub,steam room etc, but I discovered it also had a large out door pool that was heated to a very comfortable level and was so nice in the cold night air to float and see all the stars. I would stay again my next visit!
Very Nice, Ideal Location
Staid here on vacation. We have a 1-year old and they have awesome child services. The hotel is in awesome location with Stanley Park on one side, and Robson street just 2 blocks up. My only complaint would be that the parking is expensive and not included . . . but such is life in a big city.
Overall, I'm not sure I would want to stay anywhere else other than this hotel when I go to Vancouver.
Great hotel! A highlight of our honeymoon!
What a great hotel! We were very pleasantly surprised upon our arrival.
The hotel was beautifully clean and extremely inviting. The staff was very friendly, the rooms were modern and updated with MAGNIFICENT LINENS (although they were a little small), and the ammenities endless.
I highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the FABULOUS City of Vancouver, B.C.
P.S. We thoroughly enjoyed watching the seaplanes go overhead as well.
Stayed here two nights (early August 2003). Very courteous staff, clean rooms, great location -- and those beds! Rooms slightly small, but not uncomfortably so, and well appointed. Highly recommended -- I'll be going back certainly.
Westin Bayshore is the best!
Stayed there in August with our two daughters The staff was friendly and professional. The setting right on the marina was lovely and was accessible for a walk or tour through Stanley Park. We took the girls to the aquarium where they even got to feed the sea lions! Our room was more than comfortable especially with our "Heavenly Beds" a Westin standard that if you have ever tried you would be spoiled for life! I was so glad that we chose the Westin Bayshore over alternate possibilities in Vancouver. It was always a place to look forward to going back to after a great day of activity in Vancouver!
Wonderful Service, Room & Food
I send everyone I know who is going to Vancouver, to the Bayshore. I was there in Feb. of 2000 for 11 nights. 7 business, and 4 to see Vancouver. You're not going to find more helpful, gracious staff at any hotel in the world. They make you feel like royalty. The rooms, dining room, lobby are all lovely. The food is excellent, and if you need a new addiciton, try their cream of mushroom soup - nothing like it anywhere. This is a REAL VALUE for the money. I'd stay there again in a heartbeat. In the US, we'd pay $250-300/night for a hotel like this in a city, and the service wouldn't be as good.
Westin Bayshore what a wonderful experience
My family and I had the chance to stay at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver two years ago and it was great. The lobby of the hotel is very impressive and warm. Our room was overlooking the marina which is across from Stanley Park. The view was something else at sunset. My children had the choice of swimming outside or inside as the hotel has two very nice swimming pools. I had the chance to relax in their whirlpool and also their steam room and sauna. The hotel is conveniently located within walking distance to Stanley Park and all its wonderful attractions. You can also walk around the boardwalk and find wonderful seafood restaurants along the way. We highly recommend it.
TripAdvisor Reviews The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
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Next morning we headed to the local gym and took them up on a free trial session...this included a body composition test eek!!
Tuesday night we had a nice dinner with Marks dad, Kees, who was in town to work on his boat.
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