The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto

4 stars
1 Harbour Square, Toronto, ON M5J 1A6
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
145 reviews
Amazing!

I really liked my stay there. all staff were friendly! Facilities were very nice. I'm gonna go back... See full review

  • Wadaa
  • Aug 28, 2014
Great stay

great location, walking distance to many sites and attractions. Lake view was awesome. See full review

  • radler72
  • May 4, 2014
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

Traditional
Description not provided

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Heated pool
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Concierge
Pet friendly
Ice machine
24 hour security
Activities
Heated pool
Fitness center or spa
Sauna
Children's activities
Golf
Jogging track
Tennis
Steam bath
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
24 hour room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Laundry service
Express checkout
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Shops/Commercial services
Shopping mall
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Porters
Doorman
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Room
Mini bar
Hairdryer in room
Fire alarm with light
Ironing board

Hotel Map

43.6412 -79.3759
Nearby airports
Toronto/City Centre (Island) Airport, (YTZ), 2.00, KM; Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport, (YYZ), 15.00, MI;
Area description
Downtown

Nearby points of interest

  • Air Canada Centre: 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
  • Air Canada Centre: 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

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
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.6
Value:
4

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
United Kingdom
Jul 17, 2011

Excellent location

Location was very good. Room was clean and comfortable however the bathroom had not been cleaned (pubic hair in bath and floor) and no towels available. Called operator and this was rectified.

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

Business

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Review of The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
NA Traveler
Business
Detroit, MI
Jul 12, 2011

Very nice hotel on the lake

The hotel had some great views of the Harbour, the rooms were clean, reasonable rates for a downtown hotel. Just keep in mind that it's at least a 1km walk to get to a majority of the restaurants in the area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Chicago, IL
Jul 11, 2011

Lukewarm feelings

We used the Hot tub while at the hotel. The Tub was not heated and the engineers could not turn the heat up. The rooms were nice and the veiws were beautiful. The Staff were very helpful and made you feel welcome.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Long walk from hotel

Walking down Young Street, you will reach all the shops and resturants

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Review of The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Orlando, FL
Jul 7, 2011

Great location, beautiful room

The room was beautiful. The only problem was that it smelled a bit of smoke. I don't think anyone smoked in the room recently, as I know the hotel is now non-smoking, but you could still smell it from before.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Make sure to visit the Toronto Islands. It is a short ferry/water taxi ride from the hotel and it is a beautiful location. I would suggest to rent a bike and explore all the island has to offer, including riding amoung the beautiful houses on the island. I'm so glad we did it!

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Review of The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
minnesota,usa
Jul 7, 2011

Toronto Getaway

Great location (walking distance to train station and major downtown tourist attraction areas). Scenic view of the harbour and lake from hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Check out local tour operators for sightseeing packages,they tend to be much cheaper than hotel operated tours. (unless you want the convenience and comfort of being picked-up at the hotel). Also try out the public transports (bus and trains) instead of renting a car. Its much cheaper and easier to move around downtown area.

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Review of The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Brussels
Jun 4, 2011

awesome

i loved it :-) super great service

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Devlncrnt
Business
New York, NY
May 26, 2011

Stands out in this price range.

Important note before the general review, the prices in this hotel are lower than their star rating would justify but travelers should be aware that they will pay $40 US a day for parking with the hotel valet service. This is the highest daily parking rate of any of the 4 star hotels in the city. The hotel was very nice, the beds comfortable, the room clean. It was almost everything one would expect of a 4 star establishment and at a considerably lower price than the other 4 star establishments in the area. The one negative aspect I found was the service; while everyone was polite they weren't always as helpful as one might hope. In a New York city 4 star hotel, if you ask where you can get a sim card for a cell service in their country, they would likely (and have in the past) send someone out to get it for you instead of, in my case, directing me to a shop in town that wasn't even open. I also asked them to exchange some currency as I had little time before an event and I like to carry some local currency for small expenditures. This is a service they advertise on this site as well as in the guest guide which I found in my room. When I asked the concierge to do this, he directed me to the front desk where I was told that they simply didn't have $100 US worth of currency because really its not something they often do and even if they did do it, it would be at a substantially worse rate than the current exchange value. I ended up purchasing a candy bar at a drug store with a hundred dollar bill and got a better exchange rate even after the price of the candy bar. This was a silly waste of time. So aside from some sub-star rating service, it was a pleasant experience and the hotel is a great value if one is not in search of over attentive personalized service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
duluth MN
Apr 2, 2011

great location but no real amenities

Did not like to have to pay for the internet, no transportation to and from the airport, the water coming out of the taps was cloudy. But other than the above the hotel was great, great knowledgeable staff Rooms were nice Great location

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

Business

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Review of The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
NeedmoreCoffee!
Business
Northern VA
Mar 31, 2011

Waterfront Toronto at it's Best.

Westin never seems to fail me and Westin Harbour Castle on the Toronto waterfront is no different. The rooms were everything you expect from a hotel of this calibre. Clean, well appointed, quiet and comfortable. The restaurant, Toula's, serves vey good food and, of course, priced accordingly. If your in Toronto for business you have many choices, however, Westin will never let you down.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Mirabel, Qc
Jan 23, 2011

The place to stay

We went visit CN Tower, Air Canada center we used the Skywalk everything walking distance. Food from room service was okay but the room and hotel with the view was perfect. Really great location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

15-20 minutes

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