The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
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With a stay at The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, you’ll be centrally located in Vancouver, convenient to United States Consulate and Stanley Park. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Olympic Cauldron and Vancouver Aquarium.
Make yourself at home in one of the 499 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and flat-screen televisions. Pay movies and video-game consoles are provided for your entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature rainfall showerheads and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. If you’re looking for recreational opportunities, you’ll find a health club, an outdoor pool, and an indoor pool. This hotel also features wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and ski storage.
Food & Drink
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, which features a bar and a garden view. You can also stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. Buffet breakfasts are available for a fee.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and express check-out. Planning an event in Vancouver? This hotel has 50052 square feet (4650 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and meeting rooms. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
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Just one night stay. Beautiful hotel on the waterfront. Breakfast buffet was huge can’t think of anything that was missing.
The spa was able to do manicure on the spot without an appointment
Only bad thing was we couldn’t stay longer
For my wife’s birthday milestone, my task was to book a place with great food, service, ambiance, and view. Being in Vancouver, we have so many choices when it comes to a “view”. From mountains, harbour, the ocean, Stanley Park, you name it. It all boiled down to service, food selection, reputation and down right hospitality. Look no further than the Westin Bayshore, Vancouver. From the moment we selected Westin Bayshore a couple of months before this birthday milestone to the moment our bags were loaded to our car after our stay, the service, hospitality and attention to detail were top notch. The menu selection for the event was superb (thanks to the Catering & Event Management) and the taste was sublime. My wife and I have been receiving compliments ever since. All we really did was sign the contract, finalize the food selection and show up. Westin Bayshore executed, very impressive. The moment we stepped in for check-in, we were already greeted with champagne drinks. I’ve never experience that before, and this is coming from someone that’s stayed in hotels in Paris, Hong Kong, Madrid, London, Doha, Amsterdam, to name a few. Nothing beats good ‘ole Canadian hospitality courtesy of Westin Bayshore. The icing on the cake? Dog-friendly. We can’t say thank you enough for their wonderful staff, we hope to stay there again soon.
I stayed here for 1 night while visiting the city. Staff were friendly and the room was clean. Payed to have an upgraded view and was placed directly above their construction pit. Extremely loud machinery all day. I wish they would have told me this or I wouldn't have paid for a view! In the morning I was planning on sleeping in but the housekeeper came into my room at 8am sharp! It was my checkout day so surely they would be notified once I actually left my room? It was my second time staying here and I have not been impressed at all!
We stayed here as part of a Group tour prior to an Alaskan Cruise and post cruise before the flight home to Australia.
The hotel itself is well appointed. The room was quite large with a very comfortable bed. We had a garden view on the first stay and a harbour view on the second. Both rooms and views were lovely.
Breakfast- plenty of food to choose from in the buffet. Lots of fresh fruit also and they have an egg station so you can have your eggs or omelette prepared anyway you like.
We also ate dinner at the H2O bar and restaurant. The dinner was amazing and the serving large. My husband and I shared a meal for two and we couldn’t finish it.
The hotel has bikes that you can use for free if staying there however they must be back in 2 hours so that other guests can borrow them. We found this very handy for a ride through nearby Stanley Park.
Would stay at this hotel again.
I was born in Vancouver and I recently decided to take a 2 day trip up to the city to explore. I was able to get a decent deal for the Westin Bayshore through my employer benefits. When I saw the pictures of the Westin Bayshore I was instantly sold. I was able to get one of the rooms overlooking the bay where the sea planes take off. The view was so great that I didn't even want to leave my hotel room. The windows opened wide which was a great touch but I was too afraid to leave them open since I thought a seagull would fly into the room while I was sleeping. Every step of the process was extremely professional and everyone was more than willing to accommodate our needs. The food was amazing at the hotel. I highly recommend their burgers, they definitely don't skimp on the fries. In addition, the room service staff were very friendly and ensured to ask how my stay was going and if I needed any advice on local sights to see. Please give thanks to whoever is training the room service staff. There are many local dining options but the one that I would highly recommend is the Muratama ramen restaurant that is within a 5 minute walk from the hotel. I'm U.S. military stationed in Japan and this restaurant is on par with what you can get in Tokyo. It's also a great value with ramen refills only costing $1.
The bathroom was large and the shower was excellent. It was a top down style/rainfall shower head. The selection of soaps, shampoos, and lotions was much better than nearly every other hotel I've stayed at. The comfortable bathrobes were a nice touch/added bonus.
I chose to park and take local transportation because I have a fairly large truck. In hind sight I wish I would have just driven my vehicle around the city. I was already paying $40 a night for parking at the hotel so it would have been a big cost savings. The main reason I chose to keep my truck parked was because most of the review that I've read about Vancouver identified vehicle break ins as a major problem in the city. The taxi cabs in Vancouver are absolutely atrocious and Uber is banned in Vancouver. Ride a taxi once and you will see why (Uber is expected to be active Winter 2018 and I hope they put every taxi company in Vancouver out of business). There is no taxi service in Vancouver with greater than a 1-2 star rating. The taxis are absurdly expensive. It cost me about $20 (including tip) to ride 3 KM to Science World. The taxi driver kept the difference with the $20 I gave him without asking; and this was after running a red light. I'd ask that the Westin Bayshore make a deal with the local taxi companies to create a preferred service on par with the service they provide. If I'm spending over $200 a night to stay there I really don't want to get into a filthy taxi cab that puts my life in danger (see running the red light comment). Work with a reputable cab company and give them preference at your hotel. Consider creating a comment box and handing out taxi review cards for your customers to fill out and drop off in the meantime. Review the cards and if any of the drivers are identified as being sub-par in terms of service, ban them from your property. Again, this is a high class and high cost hotel, you need to take steps to maintain your reputation.
After staying here I think I'm spoiled on other hotels in the area and I can't wait to stay here again in the future. I'll have to try the rotisserie restaurant they have within the hotel since it got really good reviews as well and every time I walked by the smell of the roast chicken drew me in. The only other thing I think needs to be improved is that there needs to be some sort of coffee option within the hotel. A Starbucks is advertised on their hotel map; it looked like it was supposed to be located around the whale watching tour place but I couldn't find it and I walked around the hotel lobby for a while. Bring in a coffee stand in the meantime if the Starbucks isn't open yet. Check out was easy, done right through the TV.
Last comment, just to clarify, breakfast is available for purchase and you can select what you want and what time you want it served on the applicable card and hang it on your door. But no continental breakfast is available.