Westin Bear Mountain A review of Westin Bear Mountain Victoria Golf Resort & Spa
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.
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