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
We were given an upgrade for a cost to a “better quality room” and a breakfast as part of the package. Worst nights sleep on our 20 night trip and despite discussing it in the morning with reception and writing to them twice, they can not be bothered to reply, and reception staff reply was, so what do you want me to do about it”.
The bathroom door would not close, falling apart at the bottom, splitting and swollen with constantly being wet. The plug in the sink did not work so had to run the taps constantly as water would just run out.
The worst thing was the noise, ending at 01.35 and starting again at 05.55. Thought it was underground trains, then thought it was overland trams, realised in the morning there were none but the noise was very loud and similar. No it was the hotel lift, out room wall backed directly only the lift shaft and the noise was unbearable.
The hotel don’t care, don’t respond to emails and customer service none existant. Beware any issues will not be dealt with, they don’t care. If you stay here which I would not recommend make sure your room does not back onto a lift shaft.
This is a good Westin property located in the heart of Calgary
The rooms are spacious and have the quality in their beds and bathroom
The gym is good and there is a nice roof top pool.
A very convinient Statbucks is in the lobby of the hotel there is also a nice restaurant you can access from the hotel: The Keg
A very good choice in Downtown Calgary!
We stayed at the Westin Calgary for two nights. It’s in an amazing location to satellite to downtown sites and those on the outskirts of town. We had a lovely conjoining room with ample space for our two children to play. The food was great in the hotel, they were great with my vegan requests and I especially loved the swimming pool. The staff were great with kids and we loved the touch of the panda ears. Thanks for a great stay!
Truly not worthy of the Westin brand. Tired and run down hotel. Couldn't accommodate late check out past 1 pm despite being a SPG Gold member. Staff were generally nice but somewhat indifferent at check in. Stay elsewhere
We arrived feeling very tired after the flight from the UK, reception was great and checked us in very swiftly, whilst queuing to check in they gave us free bottled mineral water.
The room was spacious clean and exceptionally comfortable, we had a great nights sleep.
We didn’t eat in the hotel so can’t comment on the food . The swimming pool is well maintained and has great views over the city. Location is very close to china town and to lots of other attractions .
Great staff very nice hotel