Westin is a brand that is known for signature amenities which help travelers to relax in luxury, revitalize with healthful foods and receive the best service available. The atmosphere in Westin hotels and resorts is laid-back for guests, but high energy behind the scenes for service.
The rooms are completed with excellent technology, uncluttered décor, and very comfortable beds, baths and furnishings. Many are pet friendly, providing special beds, dishes and foods for pets. The resorts are also family friendly, with supervised kids’ activities and often lists of things families can do together.
Westin properties exceed 200 around the globe. Of those, 130 have earned places on many U.S. News Travel "Best Hotels" lists.
With publications such as Forbes and Fodor’s adding their highly regarded opinions as travel critics to the U.S. News rubrics for their Best Hotels listings, it is quite an honor to be a brand which is ranked solely on its own properties. Westin is such a brand, and here are our picks for their top 20 hotels in the world:
The Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort & Spa
This idyllic property located along the turquoise Caribbean and the white Costa del Sol sands of Mexico offers a wide range of features:
- Staff members are multilingual
- A doctor is onsite
- There is a concierge available, and a front desk around the clock
- The gated entrance has a security guard
- Complimentary self and valet parking
- An on-site gift shop, mini-market
- Outdoor pools, whirlpool spas, and a pool specifically for children
- Sauna and steam room
- Tennis courts, miniature golf, beach sports, BBQ grills
- Playground for children, activity center and Kids Club
- ATM machine and currency exchange services
Rooms and Attractions
Rooms are available in three different classes including Studio, and One or Two Bedrooms Villas. Rates begin at $201.52 per night.
All rooms feature amenities such as double basins, whirlpool tubs, White Tea Bath supplies, LCD flat panel TVs, washer and dryers, microwaves, refrigerators, cooktops, dishwashers, furnished patios or balconies, and wired and wireless high speed Internet access which is complimentary in the villas. Interior décor is Contemporary, and spa-inspired with greens, blues, browns and neutral fabrics and materials throughout.
Local attractions to explore include Xcaret and Xel-Ha family adventure attractions, swimming with the dolphins, Templo del Alacrán, the Venetian style village for shopping named La Isla Mall along the Nichupté Lagoon, the cinema and aquarium, and luxury international shopping at Kukulcán Plaza. For a fascinating architectural day trip, historical Chichen Itza is approximately 128 miles from the property.
The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa
With spectacular contemporary lodge architecture and riverfront location, this property is a paradise for skiers and anyone who loves the mountains. Situated right in the heart of Vail Valley, the hotel has amenities included to enhance experiences by thoughtfully taking care of details.
Some prime examples are the Ski Valet, where a technician will dry guests’ boots overnight and store skis and snowboards overnight to be ready the next day. The onsite ski shop provides waxing and ski tune ups overnight. Snowboards, skis, snowshoes and helmets are part of the rentals available along with a variety of snow sports rental packages.
The hotel concierge will also contact Vail Resorts to reserve classes in skiing and snowboarding for students ages 3 and older. These are just a few of the features related to the world class skiing on Beaver Creek Mountain, which is accessible by riding the free Riverfront Express Gondola right at the resort. The towns of Avon, Edwards, Vail and Beaver Creek offer appealing activities, such as shopping, sleigh rides, horseback riding, hot air balloon rides, a forty-mile long bike path, hiking, golf, ice skating fine dining and ice skating.
Dining and Decor
Dining is available three restaurant and lounge options, offering healthful menus from around the world. Chef Richard Sandoval, a native of Mexico City and James Beard Foundation Outstanding Restaurateur has created the modern dishes of Mexico at Maya.
The Lift, near the gondola, offers contemporary cuisine for before and after snow sports. The Lobby Wine Bar is a place to relax and joy a quiet sip next to the lobby fireplace. In-room dining is available.
Six categories of rooms offer a wide range of contemporary décor and the furnishings and technologies expected by guests. Views and comfort are high on the list, too. Rooms range in price from approximately $218 to $1,094 per night depending on view and category.
The Westin Trillium House
Northwest of Toronto, the picturesque red roofs of Trillium House stand in cheerful contrast against the verdant green of the slopes behind, and welcome guests when white snow piles against the red exterior walls. Situated by Georgian Bay, there are activities, events, nightlife, dining and boutiques for every taste.
The hotel restaurant, Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill offers Contemporary menus showcasing the best of local, seasonal ingredients in dishes classic to North America, created by Chef Jeremy Korten. The eatery is friendly for families and open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A Kids menu is available.
Room amenities include favorites such as flat screen TVs, Cable channels, in-room movies and DVD players, TV Internet access, Wi-Fi for an additional fee, deluxe bath supplies, terry bathrobes and luxurious showers and baths. The hotel is Pet-friendly with dog beds available. Babysitting may by reserved in advance for children, and full kitchenettes are available.
Rooms are available in 7 categories and range in price from approximately $179 to $673 per night.
As a year-round resort, recreation ranges from skiing Blue Mountain to swimming at the indoor Plunge! Aquatic Centre. Segway tours, zip-lining, sailing or spelunking in caves are all possible adventure. Toronto Pearson International Airport is 46 miles away.
The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
This stunningly beautiful resort is a AAA Diamond property with award winning dining, accommodations and service. It was designed to pay tribute to the Scottish immigrants who developed the railroads, towns and mines of Arizona.
Each evening, Master Bagpiper Michael McClanathan plays the pipes for guests who gather for the “Scottish Pipes at Sunset” series. The Dreamweaver’s Canyon at the resort is the place where the music draws people to the fire pit to hear the ancient melodies.
All resort guest rooms have a private terrace or balcony, and non-smoking is the policy for each. Views of the mountains or the golf course help guests relax. There is 24-hour dining in room available. Other services available around the clock include room service, front desk, and fitness facilities.
There are lighted outdoor tennis courts and lessons available. Golf lessons and swimming in the outdoor heated pools is also available, and baby-sitting services and Westin Kids Club with daily supervised activities. The Concierge Desk is open daily from 7 AM to 9 PM in the lobby.
Dining and Rooms
Dining is available at deseo, Nellie Cashman’s, Brittlebush Bar & Grill, Scotch Library, In-room with resort menu, Waltz & Weiser Whiskey Bar and Cantina, J. Swilling’s Pool Bar & Grill, The Rim Lobby Lounge, and Coffee Flats.
Room prices range from about $379 to $652 per night based on room type and location. A wide range of family and adult activities are available either on site or by traveling into Scottsdale.
There are many upscale retail outlets nearby, and many activities planned right at the resort, under the umbrella of “Fun”. Golf, spa treatments, shopping, water sports, birthday parties, horseback riding, campfires, and a host of explorations, tours and excursions are possible.
The Westin Monache Resort
This wonderful resort is located in the heart of seasonal activity. Summer and winter sports are literally right outside for guests to easily access. The hotel features room service, a concierge desk, disability accessible rooms, and it is pet friendly. The hotel interiors are furnished with contemporary, high end finishes and warm color palettes. It has a cheerful ambiance and friendly service.
Whitebark restaurant is located adjacent to the lobby, with views of Mammoth through walls of windows. Guests are also welcome to dine in their rooms with special menu options, to create their own meals, or to explore the village for many other options.
The One and Two Bedroom Suites include kitchenettes, plush beds, LCD TVs, fireplaces, and living areas designed for relaxation and comfortable seating. The Interiors are cozy with serene colors and top quality finishes.
The bathrooms and beds feature Westin’s signature luxury styling. Lodging prices are about $145 to $776 per night, depending on room size, location, and season.
Mammoth is the destination for skiing, mountain biking, road cycling, riding the Summer Scenic Gondola to 11,053 feet to visit the Eastern Sierra interpretive center, The Top of the Sierra, skate the 40,000 square feet of Volcom Brother’s Skate Park, visit Convict or Mono Lakes, visit Bodie Ghost Town, or see Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Valley, or the John Muir or Ansel Adams Wilderness areas.
The Westin Maui Resort & Spa
This island resort is situated on Ka’anapali Beach, with the Pacific Ocean’s deep blue waters in view. The property features five swimming pools and lovely tropical gardens. The resort is designed with two towers. There are 759 rooms and suites, and a choice of ocean or mountain views from private balconies for each guest room.
All of the guest amenities Westin properties are known for are included in each room, with such favorites as flat screen HD TVs, high speed Internet access, mini-fridges, Heavenly Cribs and Dog Beds available on request, and Westin’s signature beds and showers. The Ocean Tower rooms average 380 square feet, while the Beach Tower rooms average about 456 square feet. Room prices range from about $459 to $1,249 per night.
Dining options include
- Relish Burger Bistro-all day dining, burgers and beer
- The Relish Oceanside-island cuisine with ocean sunsets, daily happy hour, and tiki torches
- Colonnade Café-Continental breakfast and Starbucks coffee by a Koi lagoon and waterfalls
- Beach Bar- appetizers, drinks, beautiful sunsets
- Seadogs- Hawaiian shave ice, hot dogs, pizza, sandwiches, all poolside
- Wailele Polynesian Luau-songs and dances of Polynesia, with island buffet dinner and beverages
Resort activities include hula dancing lessons, lei making classes, scuba and surfing lessons, local entertainment, chartered catamarans, two golf courses, tennis center, waterslide in the resort’s 87,000 square foot aquatic playground, beach volleyball, windsurfing, exclusive shops, and the fully supervised daily Westin Family Kids Club.
The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa
With its eye-catching green roof and white façade, this colorful resort offers southern hospitality and seaside luxuries. Completely surrounded by green trees behind and the ocean with all its gorgeous views in front, there are some rooms and suites which enjoy incredible views of the ocean. The resort is rightfully proud of its Westin Family Kids Club, the resort’s Heavenly Spa, the sandy beach and sea breezes simply steps away and some of the most delicious dining South Carolina has to offer. The venue is more than 30,000 square feet of spaces planned for enjoyable times.
Dining options include:
- The Carolina Room- fresh seafood and farm products served with Lowcountry flavors and modern sensibility for breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Splash-lunch, tropical drinks, lounging and poolside menu
- View 32-lunch and dinner with appetizers, salads, entrees, small plates and frozen drinks for enjoying the nightlife on the 32nd parallel, while viewing the Atlantic Ocean
- Oceans-casual, Lowcountry BBQ, sandwiches, grilled day’s catch and evening cocktails
Rooms look over the island or the resort, with varied views of land or seascapes. The interiors are contemporary, with natural colors and textures. Private balconies provide some with views of Hilton Head beach or the Atlantic Ocean.
All rooms include a long list of standard amenities such as cable TV, 24-hour room service, mini fridges, wired and wireless Internet access and the Westin’s signature beds, linens and bathrooms.
Rooms are available in four categories with prices starting at approximately $180 and ranging up to $1,222 per night.
Hilton Head is famous for its ecotourism, and many hotel guests spend their days enjoying:
- Discovering native creatures on a Lake and Forest Hayride or Walking Tour of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve
- Late night Turtle Watch with the Coastal Discovery Museum
- Bottle nose dolphin sighting excursion cruises
- Bird watching for Egrets, Wood Storks and Sandpipers; Pelicans, Sea Gulls and Osprey Eagles
- Audubon-Newhall Preserve-50 acres of protected habitat for indigenous Lowcountry animals and plants
- Sea Pines Forest Preserve=605 acres of hiking and wildlife viewing
- Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge
The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
Grand as the 1924 day she first opened, Book Cadillac Detroit is certainly the premier social destination for the city. Recently restored, the Italian Renaissance architecture fills the property with an appealing dignity and presence. The interiors are masterpieces of marble and stone cutting, tiled floors, magnificent ceilings, lovely wrought iron and striking chandeliers. Along with the luxuriously upholstered seating in all public rooms, designer carpeting and artwork, it is a fine location for gathering and enjoying beauty.
Dining is available in four hotel restaurants:
- The Boulevard Room-daily breakfast with healthful choices, and views of Washington Boulevard
- 24Grille- American cuisine and family friendly service, locally sourced Michigan products
- WBC Coffee- Starbucks coffee, specialty beverages, fresh juices, pastries and smoothies, sandwiches, organic snacks, all designed for busy guests. Small plates and paired wines for dinner hours.
- The Motor Bar- wine, beer, cocktail service, appetizers and snacks
Rooms and Attractions
More than 60 residences are located on upper floors. There are eight room categories, with 5 Room styles and 3 Suite styles. Rates range from approximately $257 for Rooms to about $1,500 per day for Suites.
Things to enjoy in Detroit are all quite close to the hotel. They include sports at Joe Louis Arena, Comerica Park, Ford Field; Greektown Casino and restaurants, The Fisher Theatre Detroit Institute of Arts and The Cultural Center, The Music Hall Center, The Max Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, The Detroit Opera House, Fox Theatre, The Motown Museum, The Henry Ford Museum, Riverwalk, The Fillmore, and The Detroit Zoo.
The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas
Designed with traditional Hawaiian styling and décor, this property is a lovely one. It sits on a bluff above Kauai’s coast, and its spacious villas echo the elegance of old Hawaii. There are private lanais and numerous amenities included in guest rooms to provide comfort.
Three restaurants are available at the resort:
- Nanea Restaurant and Bar- island inspired cuisine
- Wailele bar-casual fare at lunch, appetizers in the afternoon and tropical drinks
- Princeville Market- freshly brewed Starbucks coffee, light fare and fresh proteins for the resort’s numerous self-serve BBQ grills
The villas at the resort are in varied categories, but all offer a kitchenette or full kitchen with flatware, dishware, and cookware. The villas are tiered in size, but offer LCD flat screen TVs and DVD players, stereos, telephones, washer and dryers, sofa beds in full size, and high speed internet access. Villas also include signature whirlpool tubs and beds. Villa rates range from approximately $305 to $910 per night
Attractions in the local area are:
- Kauai Museum- Native Hawaiian art and culture
- Limahuli Garden- 1,000 acres and one of the best botanical gardens in America
- Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge-native Hawaiian wildlife refuge
- Moir Gardens- lagoon, tropical plants and flowers, over 3,000 varieties
- Swimming, luaus, golf, fitness classes, Keiki, and hula
The Westin Chicago River North
The modern structure and interior of the property are upscale and newly renovated. The Executive Club Lounge features complimentary continental breakfast daily, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer starting at 5 PM each evening of the week.
The Fitness Studio is open around the clock, and the hotel also offers Walk While You Work accommodations for guests who prefer to work out in privacy in their own room. Valet parking at the hotel for $72 per day is offered and Greenway Self Park for $59 per day is also available.
A running map is offered, with 3 or 5 mile choices close to the hotel. New Balance shoes and athletic clothing is available to use for a fee. Small group work space can be booked last minute; called Tangent.
Executive Chef Chris Rolewicz ensures that the three dining establishments in the hotel are first class. The 320 RiverBar offers cocktails and small bites, along with beautiful views of the river.
The Kamehachi Sushi Bar has provided fine Japanese sushi and cuisine for more than 40 years. A Chicago legend, the freshest daily fish and seasonal produce are provided at the lovely sushi bar.
The 320 Restaurant & Bar is a luxurious spot for unwinding over cocktails, craft beers, wines and delicious sushi.
Distinguishing the guest room interiors are contemporary furnishings with a blend of textural variations which engage the eye and offer comfort. The rooms have décor of mixed color palettes in muted, yet complementary tones, with texture and lighting in abundance.
There are six categories of rooms, including three Room types and three Suite types. Traditional Guest Rooms feature such amenities as:
- LCD TVs
- Luxury bathrobes
- A daily bottle of complimentary water
- White Tea bath supplies
- Bose sound systems
- iPod docking stations
- In-room coffee makers
There are accessible rooms available and also connecting rooms. Room rates range from approximately $362 to $939 per night based on room category and location.
Things to see nearby include the Chicago Architectural Tours, Michigan Avenue shopping, the theatre district, Hell Kitchen dining neighborhood, “The Bean” at Millennium Park, House of Blues, Grant Park Shedd Aquarium, Wrigley Field for the Chicago Cubs, Soldier Field for the Chicago Bears, US Cellular Field for the Chicago White Sox, Lincoln Park Zoo, Civic Opera House, Adler Planetarium, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa
With a rating of #1 Beach from U.S. News Travel, this Westin property has recently undergone a renovation in the multi-million-dollar range. The resort fronts Seven Mile Beach, which has excellence rewarded with listing on the Gold List of Conde Nast Traveler. It is a stunningly beautiful complex of white and turquoise blue architecture, surrounded by green palms, white sandy beaches and clear turquoise sea.
Guest rooms and suites are designed with granite bathrooms, private balconies, beautiful furnishings and varied tropical views. The walls are cheerful yellows, with white trim and dark wood furniture. Seating is comfortable, with upholstered contemporary sofas and chair in cheerful stripes, soothing greens, and relaxing fabrics and accent pillows.
Beautiful tropical wood ceiling fans add an extra touch of Caribbean flair. Rates for lodging start at approximately $152 per night and upward depending on room location and category.
Six different restaurants feature seafood, Caribbean style menus, small plates menus, cocktails and light snacks, morning coffee or tea and fresh pastry, to name a few selections. Each venue delights guests with ocean views and first class selections.
Attractions and Amenities
Amenities include such things as accessible facilities, Kids Club, Business Center, Bell stand and Porters, air conditioning, 24-hour front desk and concierge desk and complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms and much more. There is a resort pool, spa, fitness center and golf nearby.
Local popular activities include wading with turtles, swimming with dolphins, visiting stingrays, exploring Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Park, Maritime Museum, Hell Park recreation area, shopping at Shops at the Strand, and touring the Tortuga Rum factory.
The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas
The well-organized complex of villas which make up this resort are filled with a delightfully long list of guest amenities and services. The resort includes waterfalls and a pool, three restaurants on the property, two markets including snacks, sundries and supplies, outdoor gas grills for BBQs, a fully stocked Business Center, daily housekeeping, and an assortment of mid-week cleaning services.
The resort has Spa Helani, Westin Kids Club, the North, South and Pirate Ship Pools, tennis courts, a fitness center, the Kai Ala Market and the Pu’ukoli’I General Store.
Resort restaurants include:
- Pulehu, an Italian Grill-upscale atmosphere, pastas, pizzas, appetizers and a show kitchen
- Ocean Pool Bar & Grill- local cuisine, open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, happy hour, daily
- Pailolo Bar & Grill-cocktails, island foods prepared in a snazzy food truck, with large hi-def TV for sports fans
Kayaking, zip lines, island golfing, snorkeling off a catamaran, helicopter tours over Haleakala Crater, Polynesian Luaus, rainforest and crater tours, horseback riding, magic shows, Ulalena at Maui Theatre and sunset dinner cruises.
Room Categories include:
- Island or Ocean View Studios
- Island or Ocean View 1 Bedroom
- Island or Ocean View 2 Bedroom
Rooms are offered at a variety of rates in conjunction with season promotions. The lowest standard rate is approximately $289 per night, and up based on choice of accommodations and season. Villa ownership is also available.
Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa
Very much like an elegant city, this hotel first opened in 1901. It is known as “The First Lady of Waikiki” due to its cherished position for over one hundred years at the beachfront. It has been renovated and refurbished numerous times since then, and it has changed ownership, too. But it remains a prime destination for visitors to Oahu. Its Banyan Courtyard entices guests to relax under the historic tree which gave the serene space its name.
The Moana Lani Spa opened at the resort in 2008 and is the only one at the beachfront, in addition to being the very first. It has 14 treatment rooms, and the 1,400 square foot fitness facility, providing rest and exercise for guests to the hotel.
Dining at the hotel includes:
- Beachouse at the Moana-fine dining with fresh Hawaiian ingredients, steaks and seafood
- Veranda at the Beachhouse- classic tea service with pastries and finger sandwiches, served under the shade of the banyon tree
- Beach Bar- tropical beverages and casual Hawaiian cuisine next to the Pacific Ocean
- Vintage 1901-wine and wine flights, artisan beers and savor bites, and sunset views
- Surfrider Café- healthy wellness meals for surfers and the active
- Room service options and food and beverage gifts delivered to guests upon arrival by reservation
Rooms and Attractions
Rooms and Suites at the resort are Hawaiian in décor and styling. They include many luxuries and amenities. Beds are King, Queen, Two Double or Westin Heavenly Beds. Accommodations are set within three buildings including the historic Banyan Wing, the Diamond Wing, and the Tower Wing’ where all rooms have balconies.
Rooms and Suites range from approximately $279 to $975 per night. There is a Resort Charge added daily of $31.41 which includes an array of services and amenities for an all-inclusive fee. This eliminated the incidental charges in response to guest requests.
Things to do on Oahu include touring Pearl Harbor, taking part in a Royal Hawaiian Luau, surfing and snorkeling lessons, dolphin interactions, catamaran rides, dinner cruises and submarine tours, helicopter tours, hiking and swimming.
The Westin St. Francis
This stately hotel first opened in 1904. Though its interior was destroyed in the 1906 Great Earthquake, it soon opened again in 1907, boasting 450 guestrooms. Today it features 1195 guest rooms, hosting thousands ranging from Presidents to movie stars. Considered a landmark of culture, it has retained much of its historic charm and is in a central prime location for visitors to San Francisco.
In addition to all the must-see sights of the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman’s Wharf, there are many more activities close to the Union Square property. Chinatown, Lombard Street, Exploratorium, Ghirardelli, the Painted Ladies, and the Cable Car Museum are all favorites.
An array of dining options includes:
- Caruso’s- morning coffee and snacks or small bites at night
- Clock Bar-menus which evolve each season to evoke a different time and place in history
- The Oak Room Restaurant- the historic 1013 Men’s Bar for drinking, dice and cigars; now updated to offer American favorites, healthy ingredients, children’s menus and international flavors, within the lovely wood-paneling, red upholstered leather chairs and lovely table settings.
All rooms are furnished in contemporary style, with understated elegant creams, browns, blacks, and natural materials. Signature guest amenities include high thread count sheets with duvets, large screen LCD TVs, mini bars or refrigerators, bath products and beauty items from the Westin private label brand, extremely comfortable beds, baths and furniture and high end communication technologies.
Rates for Classic Rooms begin at $259 per night. Deluxe Rooms begin at approximately $384 and up, to the Windsor Suite from approximately $509 per night, and more for specialty suites.
The Westin Jekyll Island
White walls with lovely, openwork balcony railings distinguish the façade of this property. It is an oasis of greenery with palm trees, surrounded by the sands of the island. The hotel’s interior is modern, with finely crafted woods and masonry providing a crisp welcome to island visitors.
Room décor is a stylish blend of contemporary furnishings in whites, natural tones and woods. Every amenity possible such as bed options, luxury linens, fine baths, high end technology and welcomed pets is included.
Full service dining is offered at The Reserve, which provides indoor or al fresco dining for the three primary meals of the day. American cuisine is featured. Salty’s Oceanside is a bar and café poolside, for dining and tropical drinks. Harry’s @ The Reserve is an exciting rooftop lounge and bar.
Uncle Vance’s Coffee Shop provides snacks, beverages and treats for everyone on the go. There is also in room dining available around the clock.
Rooms and Suites are available in six categories, with all having either island or ocean views. Rates range from approximately $152 to more than $287 based on category and location.
With is prime island location, there are many adventures to enjoy nearby the hotel. Visitors enjoy the beaches, golf, biking, dolphin tours, tennis, horseback riding, the parks, and certainly the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.
Guests may bring their own equipment or choose to rent bikes, kayaks, skim boards, paddleboards or body boards at Kennedy Outfitters. People also explore the natural inhabitants of the local ecosystem, looking for birds, turtles, alligators, historic landmarks and lovely scenery.
A trolley tour is one way to roam throughout the island. Many kinds of beachfront park events are held at Great Dunes Park, where bocce ball and volleyball courts draw many. The Civil War film titled “Glory: was shot on a famous part of Jekyll beach. A myriad of fishing and boating activities are excursion options.
Shopping is part of the Jekyll Island Beach Village, everyone enjoys Summer Waves Water Park, and the intrepid few head off on ghost tours after dinner.
The Westin San Jose
From its amazingly elegant façade to the exquisite lobby lounge chandeliers and open beam ceilings, this hotel is a beautiful place to be. It is located right in Silicon Valley, convenient for business meetings and conferences. Its historic atrium is the only one in the city, and the hotel was completely renovated in 2015, though it has kept many of its charming, original historic St. Claire Building details.
Dining is offered at Il Fornaio Cucina Italiana restaurant offering Florence flavors in pasta specials daily, produce, poultry and seafood. Breakfast, lunch and dinner menus are available.
There are six room categories ranging from Traditional Rooms to the Grand Suite at the hotel’s top floor. Prices range from $391 per night for Traditional Rooms to $499 and up for Suites. All guest rooms are 100% non-smoking. Amenities include luxurious linens, stone and marble baths, mini fridges, flat screen TVs and much more.
Things to do
Things to do near the hotel include the San Jose Museum of Art, the historic California Theater, SAP Center for professional hockey, sports, concerts and other events, shopping at Santana Row, Winchester Mystery House, Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, Great America California and Avaya and Levi’s Stadiums.
The Westin Ottawa
The property is located alongside of the Rideau Canal, steps away from Byward Market and nearby the Rideau Centre and Shaw Convention Center. The skyline views are enhanced by the historic rooftops and architecture of the city.
Guests may enjoy indoor swimming, gear lending with New Balance, a fitness gym, dog-friendly attitude, and business services.
The hotel offers Daly’s Restaurant Ottawa for breakfast buffet, a weekend brunch and the best of seasonal fruits. Open daily for breakfast, with a lunch menu for Saturdays only, coffee, snacks and light menu items extend to 2 PM through Daly’s Express.
The Shore Club Restaurant and Bar in the lobby offers lunch and dinner daily. Customized in-room snacks and drinks can be reserved in advance of arrival, and there is around the clock room service.
Shopping at Rideau Centre, conventions at Shaw Centre, strolls to Parliament Hill, National Gallery of Canada, NHL Ottaw Senators hocky games, Tulip and Blues Festivals, and Rivermead Golf Club are all popular locations for activities.
With six categories of accommodations available from Traditional Guest Rooms to Specialty Suites, the entirety of the room décor is crisp white contemporary linens with soothing moss green and cream furnishings, and beautiful wood furniture. Room rates range from $269 to $645 per night based on type.
The Westin San Diego
Situated in the heart of Downtown, this urban retreat offers panoramic guest room views of Coronado Island, San Diego Bay and the city sights below. The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to and from San Diego International Airport.
Guests are welcomed to enjoy the hotel workout center, 24-hour business center open round the clock, the rooftop pool and its stellar poolside service, spa treatments at their own rooms , Kids Club activities, a smoke-free hotel environment, complimentary lobby Wi-Fi access, overnight guest valet parking, guided fitness runs, and easy pet-friendly policies.
Dining is available around the clock at the hotel, at Coast for breakfast or lunch; at Aroma Café with a menu including Tazos tea and Starbucks coffee plus assorted refreshments pastries and snacks; and The Bar, offering signature cocktails, wines, and a global menu all day.
The property includes 436 recently renewed guest rooms and suites with contemporary white and blue carpet, new seating, drapes and wall art, 50” flat screen TVs, lush linens and bed, White Tea Aloe bath amenities, rain showers, new sinks and counters and large mirrors.
The in-room menu offers delicious options for guests to enjoy. Rooms feature either city or atrium views, and bed options. There are accessible rooms as well. Prices range from $269 per night for Standard Guest Rooms to $3,019 per night for the Presidential Suite. Four room categories are available from Traditional Guestrooms to Bi-Level Suites.
The hotel is close to PETCO Park, home of the San Diego Padres, the 150 restaurants, nightclubs and coffeehouses, shops and galleries of the Gaslamp Quarter, Horton Plaza, Balboa Park and Museums, Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Old Town, Little Italy, the beaches, harbor, tours of USS Midway, and a host of ocean inspired activities.
The Westin Phoenix Downtown
In the urban center of Phoenix, this property has 242 guestrooms with spacious accommodations situated directly across from the METRO light rail station and minutes from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Railroad. This boutique hotel is sophisticated, convenient to downtown business and features rooms appointed with beautiful, comfortable furnishings.
For dining, Chef Marco Garcia ensures that the best locally sourced ingredients are chosen for the seasonal American cuisine offered at Province Urban Kitchen & Bar. There is a happy hour daily from 4 PM to 6:30 PM with specials on house wine, drafts and selected spirits.
Many activities are available in the newly vibrant downtown area. The Westin is minutes from the Heard Museum, Phoenix Symphony Hall, Children’s Museum, Phoenix Museum of Art, Herberger Theater, Arizona Science Center and the Arizona State University Downtown Campus.
Hiking trails and golf courses art part of the desert landscape. The Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden feature the glass sculptures of acclaimed artists Chihuly and the unique fauna and flora of the desert. Each month, various festivals and events fill the Phoenix calendar:
- January: Fiesta Bowl, Arizona Coyotes Hockey
- February: Phoenix Open Golf Tournament
- March: Baseball Spring Training at more than 11 ballparks in the area, McDowell Mountain Music Festival
- April: Baseball, Camelback Mountain hiking
- May: Peach Festival, Arizona Restaurant Week
- June: Prescott Pioneer Days
- July: Fabulous Phoenix Fourth at Steele Indian School Park, Scottsdale ArtWalk
- August: World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo
- September: Celebracion Artistic De Las Americas
- October: Arizona State Fair, Rainbow Festival
- November: NASCAR Sprint Cup Kobalt Tools 500, ZooLights
- December: Polar Express Train
The property features the Westin Executive Club Lounge, a heated saltwater rooftop pool and terrace, a 24-hour fitness studio, group runs & gear lending, and valet parking for $29 per day. Pets are welcome.
There are there categories of Rooms and Suites offered including Deluxe Room, Corner Suite and Club Floor Room. Each room features chic contemporary furnishings, luxurious linens, views of the city from large panoramic windows, in-room movies on flat screen LCD TVs, ergonomic desk chairs and large desks. Prices range from approximately $239 to $595 per night.
The Westin Austin at the Domain
The hotel is within 15 minutes of downtown, where the focus is on upscale dining, entertainment and shopping. The hotel has a fitness studio, outdoor heated whirlpool and swimming pool, 24-hour business services. T
he Domain retail space just steps away from the hotel has more than 1.3 million square feet of shopping a services. The Spa Réveil is located at The Domain, and provides hotel guests with a full range of treatments.
The hotel offers free self-parking facilities and daily or overnight valet parking for $13 and $22 per day.
The hotel features two dining options, including Urban American grill with an upscale and new spin on diner classics, and Urban Lounge offering appetizers, spirits, wine, beer and handmade cocktails, with the option for watching a televised game or visiting with friends. Live music on Sundays adds to the experience of Austin.
There are many popular activities near by the property, including TopGolf Austin offering high-tech driving range and lounge; Austin City Limits offering live music, the Barton Springs Pool, the South by Southwest film, music and interactive technology festival, the Austin Zoo, and 6th Street, which is a historic street filled with dining, bars, art galleries, and shopping.
For a tour around the Austin Hill Country, take a ride on the Austin Steam Train, or take in a baseball game at Dell Diamond, or hike on Mount Bonnell for some panoramic city views. The Texas State Capitol building offers architectural history tours. With so much to see and do, it’s nice to return to the hotel to rest in luxury.
All rooms feature plush layered sheets, signature Westin Heavenly Beds, terry cloth bathrooms, in-room Starbucks coffee, flat screen TVs, High Speed Internet access for $14.95 per day, dual line phones and desk tops for working.
The décor is contemporary, with color palettes of soothing neutrals, and natural tones. The hotel is smoke-free, air conditioned, and served by a Concierge Desk and a 24-hour Front Desk.
Four Accommodation Types:
- Traditional Guestrooms- Rates begin at $246 per night.
- Deluxe Level Guestrooms-Rates begin at $265 per night.
- Deluxe Suites- Rates begin at $303 per night.
- Presidential Suite- Rates upon reservation request.
Written by Garrett Parker
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