The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver

4 stars
View map of 1601 Bayshore Drive, 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4

Hotel Overview

4.3 /5
Overall score
96%
Would recommend
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.8
Value:
4

Only the picturesque seawall separates this downtown luxury resort from the stunning 1,000-acre Stanley Park. Snow-capped mountains serve as a backdrop for the gorgeous forested urban park and crystal blue harbor that flank either side of the hotel. Perhaps inspired by the abundance of natural beauty, every detail of the Westin Bayshore is lovely and well executed. The highest quality linens and exclusive Heavenly Beds, unbelievable ocean vistas and absolute pampering at the on-site spa wrap guests in splendor at every turn.

 

Rooms

Recently redecorated guestrooms and suites of the Westin Bayshore showcase an earthy palette and classic, comfortable furnishings. Views from floor to ceiling windows, sliding glass doors and private balconies take center stage in many of the rooms--it's hard to beat the incredible mountain, ocean and city scenery. All rooms have the hotel's signature Heavenly Bed (designed for a great night's sleep in exquisite comfort), large TV and high-speed Internet access (fees apply).

 

Property features
This phenomenal location offers guests an immediate connection with nature while enjoying the excitement of a cosmopolitan city. At the Westin Bayshore, guests are right on the water, just steps from the gorgeous 1,000-acre urban forest bordering the city and a short walk to trendy boutiques, fascinating plays and world-class cuisine. Enjoy the marina views at the hotel's on-site restaurants: Currents at Bayshore (reservations recommended) or the more casual Seawall Bar & Grill. The refined Vida Spa blends the ancient Indian science of Ayurveda with the best in Western healing philosophies to help guests relax and rejuvenate.

 

Highlights
  • Gorgeous Stanley Park to one side, fantastic harbor views to the other
  • Named on Condé Nast Traveler's Gold List in 2002
  • Whale watching tours depart from the on-site dock

 

Nearby attractions
  • Prince of Whales whale watching tour (on-site)
  • Stanley Park (0.5 mi/0.9 km)
  • Robson Street shopping district (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Grouse Mountain (5.8 mi/9.3 km)

 

Business
  • Business center
  • Spacious and stylish meeting rooms
  • High-speed Internet access (fees apply)

 

 

Transportation
  • Skytrain, Burrard Station (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Cruise ship terminal at Coal Harbor (0.7 mi/1.2 km)
  • Seabus, Waterfront Station (1.4 mi/2.2 km)
  • Vancouver International Airport (9.7 mi/15.3 km)  

 

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The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver Rooms

Standard
The Amenities listed in this description represent the amenities available in all guest rooms in the hotel

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Activities
Pool
Fitness center or spa
Exercise gym
Jogging track
Dining
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Services
Business center
Guest laundromat
Wake-up service
Multilingual
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Tour desk
Currency exchange
Parking
Parking
Room
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Turndown service
Cribs available
Iron
Smoke detectors

Hotel Map

49.2914 -123.1293
Area served
City Center
Nearby airports
Vancouver International Airport, (YVR), 15.00, KM;
Area description
City Center, City Center

Nearby points of interest

  • Marine Building: 0.6 mi
  • Vancouver Convention Centre: 0.6 mi
  • Port Metro Vancouver: 0.7 mi
  • Canada Place: 0.8 mi
  • Stanley Park: 0.8 mi
  • Orpheum Theatre: 0.8 mi
  • Vancouver Lookout: 0.9 mi
  • Vancouver Public Library: 1 mi
  • B.C. Place Stadium: 1.2 mi
  • Rogers Arena: 1.3 mi
  • General Motors Place: 1.3 mi
  • Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden: 1.4 mi
  • Granville Island: 1.4 mi
  • False Creek: 1.4 mi
  • English Bay: 1.5 mi
  • Marine Building: 0.6 mi
  • Vancouver Convention Centre: 0.6 mi
  • Port Metro Vancouver: 0.7 mi
  • Canada Place: 0.8 mi
  • Stanley Park: 0.8 mi
  • Orpheum Theatre: 0.8 mi
  • Vancouver Lookout: 0.9 mi
  • Vancouver Public Library: 1 mi
  • B.C. Place Stadium: 1.2 mi
  • Rogers Arena: 1.3 mi
  • General Motors Place: 1.3 mi
  • Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden: 1.4 mi
  • Granville Island: 1.4 mi
  • False Creek: 1.4 mi
  • English Bay: 1.5 mi
  • Kitsilano Pool: 1.8 mi
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park: 2.5 mi
  • Bloedel Floral Conservatory: 3.3 mi
  • Queen Elizabeth Park: 3.5 mi
  • VanDusen Botanical Garden: 3.6 mi
  • Pacific Spirit Regional Park: 4.9 mi
  • University of British Columbia: 5.8 mi
  • Museum of Anthropology: 5.9 mi
  • UBC Botanical Garden: 6 mi
  • Lynn Canyon Park: 6 mi
  • Nitobe Memorial Garden: 6.1 mi
  • Garibaldi Provincial Park: 47.5 mi

Dining

Currents at Bayshore Restaurant
Featuring creative menus and attentive service, the elegant, inviting Currents at Bayshore offers delectable breakfast buffets and à la carte selections in an intimate atmosphere with spectacular marina and mountain views.
Seawall Bar & Grill
A relaxing atmosphere for cocktails, lunch, or dinner awaits you at Seawall Bar & Grill, with spectacular views of Coal Harbour and the North Shore Mountains. Enjoy fresh seafood selections and gluten-free cuisine inside or out in the fresh sea air.
Starbucks®
For a delicious pick-me-up in the early morning or afternoon, stop by our convenient on-site Starbucks Café and enjoy a perfect latté, cappuccino, or coffee of the day to stay or go. Satisfy hunger with a freshly-baked pastry or savory snack.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (47)

Ratings and reviews for The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
47 out of 47
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.8
Value:
4

96% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
VA
Aug 26, 2010

Good location with good view

Good location with a good view. Unfortunately air condition fan blows towards bed and interferes sleep.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
2
Location:
1
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bozy
Business
Milwaukee WI
Aug 23, 2010

Perfect location

The room we originally booked was unavailable at the time of check-in. However, the hotel upgraded us for the remaining two nights. The staff was very accommodating the location/views were exceptional.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Visit Grouse Mountain for zip lines, hiking, and many other activities even in the summer.

Review of The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Juan Lujos review
Business
Santiago Chile
Jul 3, 2010

great location

Very nice location if you get the tower rooms

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Business travler Jerre
Business
Florida
Apr 28, 2010

Just a great place if you love the NW

Was a great stay in one of the best places, near plenty of activities in walking distance, a great location, view, if you love the Northwest!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DLD
Business
Houston, TX
Apr 1, 2010

Excellent choice when visiting Vancouver

Excellent service; beautiful setting, probably one of the best in the world; small room but adequate; wonderful view and great location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Walk around Stanley Park, accessible from the hotel.

Review of The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Droste Bunny
Business
Kirkland, WA
Sep 30, 2009

Close to Stanley Park

The Westin is a very nice hotel with spa like bathrooms and nicely decorated rooms in calm colors. Nice water views from our window.We could see the cruise ships in port and watch them sail away too. The Seawall walkway is right outside. The only negative about the great location is that you will hear the commercial sea planes in the harbor right next door taking off and landing starting by 7:00 am. We also had some very noisy conventioneers on our floor who partied in the hallway until midnight. The staff was pleasant and helpful. The valet parking attendants were particularly friendly. Several restaurants are within walking distance. We really liked Gyoza King. Cardero's was also very good if a bit pricey.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

You can buy a "3 in 1" pass to visit the Vancouver Museum, the Maritime Museum, and the MacMillan Space Centre all located in Vanier Park just across the Burrard Bridge. All 3 were interesting to visit.

Review of The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lotus Paul
Business
Haslemere ,England.
Sep 22, 2009

Bayshore great - depending on roomview

Great location, excellent service, nearby bars and restaurants. However I feel the room descriptions are obtuse and we were disappointed with a suite stuck in a corner with a view and balcony over a shingle roof. Tower De luxe actually means Harbour View, Traditional room means no view! Traditionla Marina view means partial / obscured view of harbour. I had expected a better view having paid for a suite!! Come on Westin, tell it like it is! Also the health suite was undergoing a refurb so facilities more restricted (Sept 2009)and late check out changing /shower was unavailable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lotus Paul
Business
Haslemere ,England.
Sep 22, 2009

Bayshore great - depending on roomview

Great location, excellent service, nearby bars and restaurants. However I feel the room descriptions are obtuse and we were disappointed with a suite stuck in a corner with a view and balcony over a shingle roof. Tower De luxe actually means Harbour View, Traditional room means no view! Traditionla Marina view means partial / obscured view of harbour. I had expected a better view having paid for a suite!! Come on Westin, tell it like it is! Also the health suite was undergoing a refurb so facilities more restricted (Sept 2009)and late check out changing /shower was unavailable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Boie
Business
San Francisco, CA
Aug 27, 2009

Nicely located hotel

Very convenient location close to downtown madness but far enough for the street noise. Love the bayshore walk, very quaint and safe. Has a homely atmosphere because close by are real apartments and condos where real family stays.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Long walk from hotel

5 blocks

Review of The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
St Paul, MN
Aug 18, 2009

Great location on Coal Harbor.

Site seeing

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Don't miss the 4D experience at the aquarium. It was fun.

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