The Westin Grand Vancouver Hotel
Reviews - The Westin Grand Vancouver Hotel
- Age Group: 31 - 40
- From: Australia
- Traveller type: Business Traveller
- Age Group: 31 - 40
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Luxury Traveller
- Age Group: 26 - 30
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Family Traveller
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Great Choice in Vancouverfrom TO_Traveller10
Careful of which room you getfrom cnote1500
My only complaint was that as of December 04, my stay, they did not have the "Heavenly Beds" in all of the rooms, just the superior rooms. I booked a deluxe room which had a queen bed and I simply assumed that every room had the heavenly bed.
In my opinion the whole reason to stay at a Westin is the heavenly bed, they are the best! So I was upset when I got to my room and found this out. I asked to be upgraded, and they informed me it would be another $20/night, which isn't that bad, but I had already unpacked and didn't really want to pay the difference. I booked the room through their website and got the prepaid advanced internet rate, which is less than half of their rack rate. (I paid CAD$144+tax, rack is $298 for that room) I suspect that if I was paying a higher rate, they simply would have upgraded me without blinking an eye, seeing how they were not full and I'm a Starwood Preferred Guest member.
The bed was OK, relatively new, but very very firm, too firm for my taste. If the heavenly bed is important to you, make sure before you book that your room will have one. I also suggest booking at the higher rate, I think you get better service that way, and that goes for the entire Starwood chain.
Great choice in Vancouver.from beenthereseenthat
The fitness and pool area is very attractive and inviting.
The staff do excel at the Westin, and are all friendly, efficient and helpful. Great hotel, you won't regret staying here.
What a GRAND way to spend a night in Vancouver.from Hotelcritique
We had a fabulous room and view from the 22nd floor. A corner suite with balcony and floor to ceiling windows. The Heavenly bed & bathroom were - heavenly! The sunset from our room was "out of this world" beautiful! The entire suite was very spacious and also included two TV's and a kitchen center.
The hotel was in the middle of everything within walking distance. It was just a block from the trolley and across the street from a Starbucks, drugstore and grocery store. Many places to eat around the hotel as well as a very good restaurant inside the hotel. One of the best breakfast that we have ever had. Watch out for the $5 glass of orange juice although it did come with a trip to the continental breakfast bar for breads, fruit and yogurt before your breakfast arrived. We did not eat dinner at the hotel, but the room was very inviting when we walked by.
The staff was all very nice a helpful and the hotel lobby and staircase were very inviting. We did not have time to enjoy the pool and hot tub, but it was located roof top and had excellent views as well. The pool was more for laps than recreation. Lots of large plants and flowers gave the pool deck a nice looks.
One observation was that the noise from the street can get noisy at times. We could hear firetrucks, police cars and ambulances all night, but I guess that is expected in a big city. I awoke once to hear sirens near the hotel. I looked out of my window and witnessed some policemen beating a young man while trying to get him to calm/lay down on the pavement. The situation was scary at first, but everyone calmed down and the man was taken away. I was surprised to see that at this hour of 3:30 am, the town was still alive with tourist and locals on the streets. There is one street in downtown Vancouver that never shuts it store doors to anyone until everyone is off the streets.
We have stayed on the bay before in a Westin and although the views were pretty there at the time, there is a lot of construction going on near the water and we preferred the location of the Grand this time and will probably visit again in the future.
Loved it!from VegasCanuck
Comfort at a reasonable price in Vancouver!from Hambagahle
The management was good too. We had a late flight to London and they gave us a very late check out which we really appreciated. I would strongly recommend this hotel!
Very Family Friendlyfrom A TripAdvisor Member
exceeded expectationsfrom textravler1
A very memorable birthday tripfrom A TripAdvisor Member
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For around the same money (probably less), do yourself a favour and stay at the Sheraton Wall Centre which has much nicer rooms and facilities. (Full size fitness centre for example). Like the Grand, it is also very close to downtown restaurants and bars. For a bit more money, the Westin Bayshore is also very nice and is close to scenic Stanley Park.
Do not be fooled by the "All Suites". The Suites are smaller than most hotel rooms even if they do have a door in between the bedroom and the Office Space. I found customer service to be very lacking considering the cost of a room. My stay the next night at the Raddisson in Richmond was a much better experience where the staff were quite eager to help you (for a fraction of the price).
Top Local Tips for Vancouver
Eating in Vancouver On the west side of Stanley Park is a restaurant, Sequoia Grill. Make the trip and be ready to be overwhelmed with great food and service. Try the local wines - suprisingly excellent!
Sighteeing companies There are several hop-on and off sighteeing companies that make a circuit around the city. Do NOT use the Big Bus company. They were consistently late between stops and had buses break down on the two days I used them.
Must try Brix restaurant in Yaletown Brix is awesome -- really cute and modern restaurant with a nice little courtyard. Our server was fantastic and the food was dynamite -- can't remember what it was called but I had a great seafood dish that had lobster, shrimp, etc. sauteed with herbs and maybe even curry, but it was "dry" (i.e. not a wet curry but dry-sauteed and was not sitting in broth). Very good wine list, too (the Alsace Riesling was great -- very dry and crisp, not sweet at all).
Other names for The Westin Grand Vancouver Hotel
- westin vancouver
- vancouver westin
- Address: 433 Robson Street And Homer - Vancouver - British Columbia - V6B 6L9 - Canada
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