The Westin Harbour Castle

The Westin Harbour Castle

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1 Harbour Square, Toronto, Ontario M5J 1A6, Canada
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One of the few Toronto hotels located right on the waterfront, The Westin Harbour Castle certainly has its location going for it, and is steps from the Toronto Island ferries and ... Read more
the cultural festivities of The Harbourfront Centre. Just be forewarned that in the winter, it can be co-o-old down here, due to the winds whipping off the lake. That having been said, this hotel is a huge, resort-like space with all the amenities you would expect to find in a hotel of its size. The lobby is big, shiny and business-y, with convention attendees milling about or talking numbers in various bar and lounge spaces. My room is spacious and neutral, with a firm and comfy bed, and the washroom is sparkly and clean, but the view - oh the view. This is what you pay for. The lake shimmers below me and every twenty minutes or so, a small plane swoops into the airport island, causing me to hold my breath. The pool is another huge draw, with soaring glass windows and the lack of shadows from downtown condos lets tons of light filter in. On the top floor is the famous revolving restaurant, Toula, with more sweeping views of the lake and the city, while a restaurant on the main floor, Mizzen, offers lighter mid-day fares. All in all it's a great place to spend a few days, although the lack of free Wi-fi is a bit of a disappointment.

Amenities

Bar
Swimming Pool
Spa Services
Fitness Center
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Meeting Rooms
Business Center
Cribs Available
Pets Allowed
Air conditioning
Connecting Rooms

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Local from Toronto

The Westin Harbour Castle is located in the downtown core, right beside the lake. Some of its rooms overlook the city, some overlook the water and some overlook both. You can't ask for a more beautiful view. The Westin Harbour tries to sell itself as being a relaxing destination to kick back and recharge. And it accomplishes just that. Among its amenities is an indoor pool, tennis courts, squash courts, whirlpool, outdoor lounge and sauna. It's also a great place for families with kids, especially in the summer, because it sets up fun activities and games for them. The Westin also has beautiful facilities for weddings and events that require beautiful decor, delicious food and skilled catering team. The staff is friendly and very accommodating.

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Honolulu

Although there is currently a ton of construction in front of the hotel, the rooms were spacious and comfortable and the location was a short walk to the Metro Toronto Convention Center, St. Lawrence Market, and public transport options. There's a coffee bar selling Starbucks in the lobby and free computer and printer downstairs to print your boarding pass on the way to the airport. The concierge was also top knotch!

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New York City

Great location by the water in Toronto with great city views from the rooftop restaurant/bar. The rooms were large with huge comfortable beds. One of the better gyms I've seen in a hotel with a nice pool to boost.

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Local from Toronto

Located along the edge of Lake Ontario in the Harbourfront area of Toronto, Westin Harbour Castle is a classic big-name hotel with a ton of amenities and, though a little dated, a great ambiance. The lobby is fantastic looking and reminds me of an old Vegas convention centre/hotel lobby - tons of wood, dark beige and browns, gold coloured metal, and fuzzy carpeting - very warm and inviting!

The rooms are great - incredibly soft bedding, jacuzzi tubs, and much larger than comparably priced rooms at other hotel rooms in Toronto.

Where the hotel really wins me over is the overall feel of the place - I love getting lost in giant class hotels, and everywhere you wander in the Westin Harbour Castle is impressive - the meeting/ballrooms are HUGE and beautifully decorated, Toula lounge has incredible views, the pool is large & sunlit, and the lobby is great for people watching, particularly during a convention or corporate. The Westin is also in an amazing location if you are visiting in the summer, as there are always events and concerts going on nearby at the Harbourfront Centre. However, winter visits will be punishingly cold and windy!

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Local from Toronto

One of the few Toronto hotels located right on the waterfront, The Westin Harbour Castle certainly has its location going for it, and is steps from the Toronto Island ferries and the cultural festivities of The Harbourfront Centre. Just be forewarned that in the winter, it can be co-o-old down here, due to the winds whipping off the lake. That having been said, this hotel is a huge, resort-like space with all the amenities you would expect to find in a hotel of its size. The lobby is big, shiny and business-y, with convention attendees milling about or talking numbers in various bar and lounge spaces. My room is spacious and neutral, with a firm and comfy bed, and the washroom is sparkly and clean, but the view - oh the view. This is what you pay for. The lake shimmers below me and every twenty minutes or so, a small plane swoops into the airport island, causing me to hold my breath. The pool is another huge draw, with soaring glass windows and the lack of shadows from downtown condos lets tons of light filter in. On the top floor is the famous revolving restaurant, Toula, with more sweeping views of the lake and the city, while a restaurant on the main floor, Mizzen, offers lighter mid-day fares. All in all it's a great place to spend a few days, although the lack of free Wi-fi is a bit of a disappointment.

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This is one of the best hotels to stay at in downtown Toronto. The rooms are beautifully appointed, well-kept and with a south-facing room, you won't be disappointed by the magnificent view of Toronto's harbour. The staff are polite and very accommodating, and you can't help but feel rich staying in a place like this. Definitely worth the money - do be prepared to spend a significant amount to stay here.

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Good lodging option not to far from downtown.

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Amenities

Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge)
Dining & Drinks
  • Bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop or cafe
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
Fitness & Recreation
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Concierge services
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Tennis on site
  • Indoor pool
  • Spa tub
  • Sauna
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Health club
  • In-room massage available
Transportation
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)
Parking
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Long-term parking (surcharge)
Accessibility
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
Traveling with Children
  • Free cribs/infant beds
Pets
  • Maximum number of pets per room 2
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
Services & Conveniences
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Smoke-free property
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Meeting rooms 33
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • 24-hour business center
  • ATM/banking
Bath
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
Bed
  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillowtop mattress
In-Room Dining
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Free bottled water
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Cable TV service
  • Premium TV channels
  • LCD TV
  • Pay movies
Housekeeping
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • In-room safe
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 977
  • Number of floors - 38
  • Express check-out
  • Express check-in
The Westin Harbour Castle

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