The Westin Calgary
What We Love
- Ideally situated in downtown Calgary
- Calgary was once declared the cleanest city on Earth
- Heated indoor pool with mountain views
What To Know
- It’s less than a two-hour drive to the ski resorts of Banff National Park
- Primarily a business hotel
- About 10 miles from Calgary International Airport
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Whether you gallop into town for the world-famous Calgary Stampede or need a stopover before hitting the slopes of Banff National Park, this Westin property fits the bill. Located in the heart of town, the hotel sparkles after a $35 million renovation refreshed everything from the 525 guestrooms to the onsite Keg Steakhouse and Bar. Extras include a rooftop indoor pool with a sauna and views of the Rockies, a full fitness center, plenty of ski storage and a Starbucks for powering up in the morning.
In the Area
This stretch of the Canadian Rockies is known for superior powder, and three top-notch resorts are located within Banff National Park: Mt. Norquay, Lake Louise Ski Area and Sunshine Village. Between the three resorts there’s almost 8,000 acres of skiable terrain and mountain peaks that are so epic the United Nations has declared the area a World Heritage site. Best of all, this northern latitude rocks one of the longest ski seasons in North America from mid-November until late May. If you’re sticking around town, check out the 360-degree views from the top of the 626-foot Calgary Tower. While you’re up there, have a bite at the tower-top restaurant SKY 360 — it does a full rotation every 45 minutes.
How to Get There
From the moment you arrive you are treated like you are royalty. The service is impeccable. The decor to the rooms so cozy and well kept . The staff are beautiful as well as valet to housekeeping . They are so warm and always ha e a smile for you . Amenities are close by from shopping to places to eat even theatre live. .
This was my first stay at this property. It is located downtown Calgary, Canada. It is walkable to the river, many restaurants, parks and bars, and office buildings. The office buildings have connecting, raised , enclosed bridges so you can stay “inside” during the winter months and still roam from building to building. There are many restaurants and malls inside some of these office buildings for food and shopping which you might not notice from the street.
The hotel lobby is undergoing some construction but it doesn’t interfere with your stay. The room was very nice. Comfortable bed and linens. Very clean. I had plenty of charging outlets. Thee is a usb charging station next to the bed. I had a large flat screen tv, work desk, safe, iron and ironing board, min fridge, single use coffee maker and two small complimentary bottles of water (thank you ) in my room.
The bathroom is updated. Tub shower combo and, my room had a hair dryer in it. I was on a SPG floor so not sure if all room have these items, but it was a standard room and not a suite.
There is a Starbucks in the lobby and a few restaurants in the hotel. I believe there is a fitness center but I didn’t use it .
The best part of the stay is their staff. They are super friendly and helpful.
My travel from the airport was prearranged, but is didn’t see a shuttle van parked at the hotel. My guess is there is no shuttle to this property from the hotel.
Our room was beautiful and clean. The staff was terrific. The breakfast in Essence Restaurant was great. We were traveling with a Trafalgar Tour Group and our reception the first night was in a conference room here. Wifi worked well. Everything was great.
Overall it’s a nice hotel in the center of Calgary. Room was very nice except for the bathroom floor. I was ready to change the room until I heard from the concierge that it is what it is in most all rooms. These dirty spots in the marble floor is what it is, a design. It’s as though someone didn’t clean the room. My wife said it looks like blood stains. Apparently I wasn’t the only one who commented about the floor. Have stayed at many hotels around the world but never saw anything like this in a high end hotel.
We stayed at the Westin for 1 night having flown in to YYC from the UK. Wish we could have stayed longer as thought the hotel was excellent. The upgraded room on the 16th floor was clean, tidy and a good size - the bed was particularly comfortable.
We made use of the fitness suite, which although not the largest, is perfectly adequate but didn't use the pool.
The breakfast was good with a wide selection available. The omelettes, which are made with your choice of filling while you wait, are excellent.