The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto

4 stars
View map of 1 Harbour Square, 1 Harbour Square, Toronto, ON M5J 1A6

Hotel Overview

4.2/5

Overall score

94%

Would recommend

Amenities:
4.2
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.6
Value:
4
Luxury on the lake in Toronto's cosmopolitan downtown core
Scenic views of Lake Ontario enchant, attentive staff pamper, and luxurious amenities delight at the centrally-located Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto. Guests here enjoy both the excitement of Canada's largest city and a peaceful retreat with phenomenal lake views throughout the premises. Start the day with a workout in the state-of-the-art fitness centre or with a wholesome breakfast from the SuperFoods Menu at the on-site Mizzen restaurant. Shop, meet, or tour the city before coming back for pampering at the on-site Spa.

Highlights
  • Stunning views of Lake Ontario
  • "Unwind," a Westin evening ritual offered nightly
  • Get a workout while touring the city with on-site running concierge

Rooms

Rooms at the Westin Harbour Castle are awash with natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase gorgeous lake views. All are elegantly decorated with warm, rich colors and modern furnishings. Each features Westin's signature Heavenly beds, in-room movies (fees apply) and high-speed Internet access (fees apply). Suites range in size, but all are spacious and offer separate living and sleeping areas. The elegant Harbor Suite features a cozy in-suite library, dining area that seats eight and a sunken grand foyer.

Features

Keep a view of stunning Lake Ontario always in sight at this fantastic downtown luxury hotel. Work out in the state-of-the-art fitness center, in the heated indoor pool or while touring the city with the on-site running concierge. Relax at Votre Beaute Day Spa. Guests find numerous delicious dining options right on-site, and even more beyond the hotel. Grab breakfast or lunch at The Mizzen or journey to Tuscany with dinner at Toula Restaurant and Bar. If you're seeking drinks with colleagues or a light meal, try the cozy Chartroom Bar and Lounge.

Transportation
  • Toronto Pearson International Airport (16 mi/25.8 km)
  • Public bus stop (in the same block)

Attractions
  • The Toronto Music Garden (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Hummingbird Center (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Art Gallery of Ontario (1.1 mi/1.9 km)
  • Casa Loma (5 mi/8 km)

Business
  • 31 meeting and conference rooms available
  • High-speed Internet access available (fees apply)

The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto Rooms

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

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Activities
Pool
Exercise gym
Tennis
Steam bath
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Services
Business center
Guest laundromat
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Doorman
Currency exchange
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Room
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Cribs available
Iron
Smoke detectors

Hotel Map

43.6412 -79.3759
Area served
City Center
Nearby airports
Pearson International Airport, (YYZ), 20.92, KM; Toronto Island Airport, (YTZ), 1.61, KM;
Area description
City Center, City Center

Nearby points of interest

  • Air Canada Centre: 0.2 mi
  • Maple Leaf Square: 0.2 mi
  • Harbourfront Centre: 0.3 mi
  • Hockey Hall of Fame: 0.4 mi
  • CN Tower: 0.6 mi
  • St Lawrence Market: 0.6 mi
  • Rogers Centre: 0.6 mi
  • Massey Hall: 0.6 mi
  • National Ballet of Canada: 0.7 mi
  • Toronto Symphony Orchestra: 0.7 mi
  • Princess of Wales Theatre: 0.8 mi
  • Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts: 0.8 mi
  • The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre: 0.8 mi
  • Eaton Centre: 1 mi
  • Toronto Music Garden: 1 mi
  • Air Canada Centre: 0.2 mi
  • Maple Leaf Square: 0.2 mi
  • Harbourfront Centre: 0.3 mi
  • Hockey Hall of Fame: 0.4 mi
  • CN Tower: 0.6 mi
  • St Lawrence Market: 0.6 mi
  • Rogers Centre: 0.6 mi
  • Massey Hall: 0.6 mi
  • National Ballet of Canada: 0.7 mi
  • Toronto Symphony Orchestra: 0.7 mi
  • Princess of Wales Theatre: 0.8 mi
  • Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts: 0.8 mi
  • The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre: 0.8 mi
  • Eaton Centre: 1 mi
  • Toronto Music Garden: 1 mi
  • Mackenzie House: 1 mi
  • Pantages Theatre: 1 mi
  • Distillery District: 1.1 mi
  • The AGO, Art gallery of Ontario: 1.2 mi
  • Centre Island: 1.3 mi
  • Toronto Island Park: 1.3 mi
  • Fort York: 1.4 mi
  • Allan Gardens Conservatory: 1.4 mi
  • University of Toronto: 1.8 mi
  • Royal Ontario Museum: 2.1 mi
  • Royal Conservatory of Music: 2.1 mi
  • Bata Shoe Museum: 2.2 mi
  • Toronto Public Library: 2.2 mi
  • Yorkville: 2.2 mi
  • Spandina Historic House: 3.1 mi
  • Casa Loma: 3.4 mi
  • Ashbridge's Bay Park: 3.6 mi
  • The Beaches: 4.4 mi
  • High Park: 4.5 mi
  • Ontario Science Centre: 5.5 mi
  • Edwards Gardens: 6.5 mi
  • Toronto Centre for the Arts: 8.9 mi
  • Scarborough Bluffs: 9.2 mi
  • Toronto Zoo: 15.5 mi

Dining

Savoury
Walk through the hotel’s bustling kitchen to discover our newest dining experience, Savoury. This unique venue’s secluded, intimate location is designed for small parties of ten people, with a five-course meal specially crafted to delight diners.
The Chartroom Bar and Lounge
Our cozy lobby lounge is the perfect place to celebrate with colleagues after a successful day of meetings, grab a quick bite to eat, or relax with a local microbrew in an utterly soothing ambiance.
Toulà Restaurant and Bar
Guests of Toulà Restaurant and Bar are treated to sumptuous Tuscan cuisine and premium wines as well as spectacular panoramic views of Lake Ontario and downtown Toronto from the restaurant’s perch on the 38th floor of the hotel.
The Mizzen Restaurant
Located in the main lobby of The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, The Mizzen offers tasty à la carte dishes and an expansive buffet for breakfast—all highlighting our wholesome SuperFoodsRx™ items.
Lobby Café
Start your morning on a positive note with freshly brewed Starbucks® coffee and a tantalizing assortment of pastries, bagels, fruit, and sandwiches at our popular lobby café.

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 (145)

Ratings and reviews for The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
145 out of 145
Amenities:
4.2
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.6
Value:
4

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
harbour castle lover
Business
Buffalo, NY
Jul 21, 2009

relaxing stay

Hotel is right on the lake in the heart of the Harbourfront district, within walking distance of nice restaraunts, bars, clubs, sports locations, theaters, etc. Restaurant located inside (on top of) the hotel is elegant and romantic. Parking downtown is limited and the valet service was $40 to park at the hotel, and $20 to "park about 1-2 blocks away). Being familiar with downtown Toronto, I chose the $40 hotel valet. This location really does have it all- peaceful waterfront views, hustle-bustle of the big city, shopping, nightlife, eateries all within walking distance.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Toronto is not inexpensive. Be prepared to spend a little extra. Service in the hotel was good, but service overall in Toronto is not like the US (NY). Its generally slower and not as professional. Many times you must ask for your check- they wont just bring it to you quickly.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
des moines, ia
Jul 20, 2009

great customer service

service was great, hotel nickel and dimed on extras like local phone service and internet.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

most everything can be within walking distance so skip the cabs, they are overpriced.

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Review of The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Columbus,Ohio
Jul 17, 2009

Great get away weekend spot

Overall it was well worth the cost. Location was great! Due to size of hotel staff seemed to have lost little of the personal touch that I have gotten while staying at other Westin's. The rooms were very nice.I would definately come back.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Heard someone mention Kew beach on east side of Toronto. Short drive or was told trolly drops you off right very close to beach. Nice town with shops and restaruants.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
"Business trip on a budget" guy
Business
San Mateo, CA
Jul 9, 2009

Everything you would expect

I've been to Canada 3 times this year, and stayed at the Westin each time I visited. It is a central location to the clients I was meeting with, and downtown is just a hop away. Each time I was greeted with a friendly staff, and a comfortable bed. For me, a good shower is important, especially when waking up early to meet with clients. The Westin had a high shower head (which is important to me 6' 2") and good water pressure. I hate if I have to bend over to wash my hair. I know this might sound weird, but sometimes it can be the little things that really make a big difference. Traveling for business, it would be nice if they would include internet in the price of the stay.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Don't do Valet, it's easy to self-park, and just a short walk from the hotel.

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Review of The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
sholo13
Business
vancouver
Jun 26, 2009

excellent service & accomodation

The accomadation & service were excellent. The staff were friendly & were informative when there was a false alarm fire called. The crepes served in the lobby were a pleasant & enjoyable addition.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Newport News, VA
Jun 26, 2009

A nice family stay.

The was great hotel for the online price that I paid. The location is good for the summertime in Toronto. Easy walking distance to the Habourfront shopping center and even the CN Tower if you wanted too. Highly recommended.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Save the $40 price of valet parking by parking down the street for about $15 flat rate.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Southern Arizona
Jun 23, 2009

16th floor mediocrity

Nothing stands out about our stay at this hotel. My husband's annual conference was held at the convention center, so this was a good location for that. I walked around the largest dog event in North America, called Woofstock, and the markets. I used the spa services, which were nice but very pricey. Concierge staff was pretty good, though parking service was troublesome.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Area of great dining.

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Review of The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Stapleton Steve
Business
Denver, CO
Jun 21, 2009

Toronto Getaway

The location is steps away from the ferry to Toronto Island. However, driving in Toronto can be expensive as parking is not cheap, but cheaper than New York. Also, there are many bicycles driving through the streets. We went to Greektown, Niagara Falls, Art Gallery of Ontario and Eaton Centre. We also visited friends. Although you could walk to downtown if you have time, this is not a downtown hotel. The views are great but you may consider the streetcar and subway to go downtown. The pool and fitness center are very nice and the staff was friendly.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

I got airport transportation from Toronto Airport Express and booked it online before the trip to get 10% off!

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Review of The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
VA
Jun 8, 2009

Disappointing for a Westin

I have stayed at many Westin Hotels and had a great experience. This hotel charged an exorbitant fee for local phone calls which puts international travelers, (I have a US cell plan) at a big disadvantage. Also, the towels and beds were just not what I expect at a Westin. I would also expect internet fees to be included in the price. The staff was very gracious.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Washington
Jun 7, 2009

great place

location close to the Islands and beach as well as downtown is simply perfect

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

Business

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