If you're looking for the perfect balance between style and functionality, look no further than the Westin Grand. This downtown property offers spectacular views, a fantastic location a stone's throw away from some of the most popular destinations in the city, and an all-suites layout that makes it perfect for longer stays.
All of the suits at the Westin Grand are fairly spacious and offer a separate seating area and kitchenette, with many suites having spectacular views of the city and Harbor.
Need a little fresh air? The Westin Grand has got you covered—unlike many hotels, the windows in the guest rooms at this property actually open.
The bathrooms at the Westin Grand are luxury all the way, with granite counters, a soaker tub, and the "Westin Heavenly Shower," which features a rainforest showerhead and their signature White Tea Heavenly Bath products.
The lobby at the Westin Grand is bright, area, and features a modern design aesthetic that will appeal to the style-conscious traveler (the light installation is a particularly stylish addition).
YOU SHOULD KNOW While the lobby is definitely a stylish area of the hotel, seating is limited, so this probably isn't the best place to meet and relax with a larger group.
Head to the outdoor garden terrace on the third floor to enjoy the outdoor saltwater pool (it's heated!) and whirlpool.
There's no spa at the Westin Grand, but you can request an in-room aromatherapy massage.
The fitness center at the Westin Grand is open 24 hours a day and features plenty of cardio machines and free weights as well as complimentary headphones. The hotel also partners with Function Health and Fitness and offers personal training sessions for guests for an additional fee.
If you forget your workout gear, just let the front desk know—guests can borrow New Balance clothing and shoes for just $5.
Grab a meal at Hendricks Resto-Lounge, where guests can enjoy a continental breakfast buffet for $19 or a full breakfast bar for $24. Hendricks also serves lunch and dinner, but entree options are on the pricier side.
Stop by Hendricks Resto-Lounge for a classic cocktail and some great tunes—the lounge hosts DJs on Thursdays and Saturdays and live music every Friday night.
You can either self-park or valet at the Westin Grand for $39 per night, but the hotel's location makes it perfect for exploring the city on foot—the Westin Grand is right on Robson Street, one of the most popular shopping and dining areas in the city. If you want to explore other parts of Vancouver, you can catch public transportation at Granville Street Station, just a short 4-minute walk from the hotel.
For breakfast, head over to Le Petit Beige (1-minute walk), where you can enjoy breakfast classics (like the to-die-for Belgian waffles, Brussels style) in a laid-back, inviting atmosphere. For dinner, try Lupo (3-minute walk), where you can enjoy homestyle Italian food made from scratch, like the taglierini with wild mushrooms and a charbroiled wagyu beef—perfect for sharing!
If you're in the mood for a beer, head over to Donnellan’s Irish Pub (10-minute walk), where you'll find awesome happy hour deals (like $6 Guinness pours) and a solid 12 beers on tap. And if cider is your thing, make sure to stop by on Super Cider Sundays, where you can sip on $6 Magners all day. For a more upscale experience, try Uva Wine and Cocktail Bar (5-minute walk), which boasts an impressive wine list and a short (but inventive) list of signature cocktails.
WHY WE LIKE IT
The modern decor, the comfortable guest room, top-notch amenities, and proximity to one of the best areas in the city makes the Westin Grand a contender for one of the best properties in Vancouver.