Win a #BayshoreStaycation at the Westin Bayshore


Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 — 7:11pm PDT
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I got my bag out from the closet and laid my clothes next to it. Sundress, bathing suit, sandals, floppy hat, sunglasses. I paused for a moment to review my selections, which all reminded me of our last tropical vacation. The fact that I could pack these items, which instantly make me at ease thinking about vacation time, just to go across town to the Westin Bayshore for a lovely getaway made me happy, and pretty excited.

#BayshoreStaycation at the Westin Bayshore

Welcomed in the lobby by Westin’s signature white tea scent on my nose really drove home the “I’m on vacation” vibe. I checked in and headed up to the tower room that John and I would call home for the next two nights.

Westin Bayshore

A lovely welcome gift awaited me: A local craft beer sampler featuring some of my favourites, courtesy of H2 Rotisserie & Bar downstairs – the newest addition to the hotel. I saved the paddle for John and got to work on getting ready for the pool as my H2Oasis experience was waiting.

Westin Bayshore

H2Oasis at the Westin Bayshore Pool

A resort pool with bar service, sunny chaise lounges, tables for snacks, and plenty of room for swimming and family fun — and the best part is it’s available for locals too! Vancouverites looking to beat the heat in style, along with valued guests, can book an H2Oasis experience. It comes with a reserved chaise lounge, a $25 credit for H2(O)’s pool menu, and refreshing treats throughout the visit.

Westin Bayshore

Within minutes of taking my seat on the plush blue Lacoste towels I was handed a coconut. Vacation mode was fully activated.

Westin Bayshore

The pool is also home to morning yoga sessions on floating aquamats. Stay fit in a unique way, or if you’re up for a run, join a guided run with the Westin’s Run Concierge in the morning. You can even pack super light and borrow some gear from the New Balance Gear Lending Program.

H2 Rotisserie & Bar

After my time at the pool, John arrived from work and joined me for a cocktail and dinner on the patio at H2 Rotisserie & Bar. On the menu you’ll find chicken rotisserie specials, Ocean Wise seafood options, a selection of meal-sized salads, steaks, pasta, and much more. Every night there is live music inside and out, under the trees with twinkling lights. You really do forget that you’re in the middle of a bustling city, and that the Stanley Park Seawall is just steps away on the other side of the lawn by the pool.

Westin Bayshore

The cocktail list is impressive, filled with spirits from distillers across Vancouver and BC. Same goes for the wine list, which always makes me happy to see so many of my favourite BC wine regions represented.

Westin Bayshore

On the second night we dined inside and took our cocktails back up to our room so we could catch the sunset view from our balcony overlooking Coal Harbour, Lost Lagoon, and beyond.

Breakfast featured a large menu, with everything from avocado toast to pancakes and bennies, and the buffet was unreal. Dim sum, congee, omelette station, eggs, bacon, danishes, smoked salmon, you name it! The coffee flowed freely thanks to the attentive staff, mornings were smooth, which is just want you want when you’re on staycation.

Vida Spa

As if I wasn’t already completely blissed out from poolside lounging and patio cocktails, I had an appointment in the Vida Spa. I have to fully disclose that this wasn’t my first time at Vida since John and I have booked a few couples massages here to treat ourselves.

It’s our spa of choice in Downtown Vancouver because it’s close to home, it’s a relaxing setting, and you really do feel like you’re a million miles away – if even for the duration of your 60 minute massage. Not to mention the staff is amazing and we usually come out of there feeling “spa drunk” which has nothing to do with alcohol but everything to do with barely functioning beyond sipping your post-treatment cucumber water because your body is so relaxed and happy.

Westin Bayshore

We ended each night in our robes, holding hands, and looking out at the sunset. It was a date night, a staycation, a romantic retreat, everything in one and we found it right here in our hometown, on the edge of the city.

Westin Bayshore

Win a #BayshoreStaycation at the Westin Bayshore

Thanks to the Westin Bayshore I am so happy to offer one of my readers an incredible staycation of their own. Your prize package includes:

  • 1 night stay in a suite
  • Spa experience at Vida: 60 minute Swedish Massage or 60 minute facial
  • Dinner for two at H2 Rotisserie & Bar
  • Breakfast in bed
  • Liquid Yoga class for two
  • H2Oasis poolside experience

How to Enter to Win

To enter to win, follow H2 Rotisserie & Bar on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to enter then:

  • Bonus Entry: Leave a comment on the blog post naming who you would share this ultimate staycation with
  • Bonus Entry: Like, comment on, or share this Facebook post to enter
  • Bonus Entry: Tag a friend on this Instagram post to enter
  • Bonus Entry: Click below to post an entry on Twitter
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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Thursday, August 17, 2017.

* Based on availability. Blackout dates may apply. Must be 19+. Please enjoy responsibly. Does not include gratuities. Dinner value is $150. Winner must be following H2 Rotisserie & Bar on one of their social networks, or leave a comment on the Miss604 blog post if they are not on social media.

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193 comments

  1. Fred Quan says:

    Definitely, I would take my wife, Melodee.

  2. evo says:

    i’d take my fiance

  3. Marlene Unruh says:

    I’d take my hubby of almost 48 years, sounds so amazing

  4. Megan says:

    I would take someone that I’m dating who would love this experience!

  5. Don McQueen says:

    I would take my friend to enjoy the Vancouer Vacation

  6. Katherine Clark says:

    I would take my daughter-in-law. She could use a break away from my son. LOL!

  7. Richard Woo says:

    LOVE to share this prize with my lovely wife! Thanks for the contest.

    Cheers,

    Richard

  8. Natalie says:

    I’d bring my friend Amy! Us social workers need a break every now and then!

  9. Nicole-Ann says:

    I would make it a girls staycation and bring my friend Amanda!

  10. Tessa b says:

    I would take my bf

  11. Sophie says:

    I would take the man I love

  12. Christina says:

    Bring my mother. She would love this.

  13. Catherine says:

    My love, JT! I have a John too!

  14. C wilson says:

    I would bring my daughter

  15. Karoline says:

    My husband of course

  16. MEI says:

    I WOULD TAKE MY HUBBY

  17. Sarah Bermel says:

    Hi Rebecca,

    I did everything to get max entries 😊
    I would love to go away with my Hunners ❤️ (Hubby)

  18. Jenie Britto says:

    I would love to take my girlfriend who is pregnant, she deserves a staycation before the baby comes!

  19. Kathy P says:

    I would bring my husband.

  20. Robbin says:

    I would share this with my sweet bff who doubles as my bf!

  21. Kirsten P says:

    Followed all 3 social media accounts. Love their mini grilled cheese. Would take husband. We have not had a kid free holiday in 10 years.

  22. Zoe says:

    I would bring my boyfriend!

  23. Jenny says:

    Taking my hubby Anthony

  24. Shira Gordon says:

    I would love to win this and would take my partner Aaron 🙂

  25. Carolyn says:

    My Hubby!

  26. Jennifer Paget says:

    I would bring my bestie because she appreciates a pool day as much as I do!

  27. Eva says:

    I’d take my fiancé!

  28. Cindy says:

    I would take my husband of course!!

  29. Maryanne says:

    My husband!

  30. Paul Lam says:

    I would take my best friend.

  31. Mouse604 says:

    I would take my husband

  32. Heather says:

    I’d take.my friend Linda……we both would love this so much!

  33. Heidi Clarkson says:

    My husband!!

  34. Cecilia says:

    My husband Allan Schouten ❤

  35. Lynn Routley says:

    I would take my daughter for some mother daughter bonding time!

  36. Vickie Conn says:

    Of course the hubby!!!!

  37. leanne says:

    I would go with my husband.

  38. leanne says:

    I liked your post on facebook

  39. MARY says:

    I would take my husband to experience this bayshore staycation! He works as a teacher and has the summer off. We very rarely get to spend quality time as I don’t have any vacation time. This would be such an incredible getaway!

  40. Lesli CK says:

    Sounds pretty yummy and romantic — I would take my hubs, Troy 🙂 (Followed H2 on all the social medias!)

  41. Cathy says:

    I would take my sister, who I haven’t seen for ages!

  42. Diane T says:

    I would bring my boyfriend!

  43. Lindsay says:

    Would share with my hubby, we have been super stressed lately and this would be an amazing time learning to fall back in love with Vancouver (toying moving).

  44. Kim says:

    I would share this with my husband.

  45. Jeannie Lam says:

    I would share this staycation with my husband!

  46. Pat B says:

    I’d share with my daughter 🙂

  47. Marie Szport says:

    Liked and shared. I would take my husband

  48. Jaime says:

    With my SO … we could definitely use some time away from home

  49. Andrea D says:

    I would treat my hubby to a staycation away from our daughter for the night!

  50. Cecilia Juarez says:

    I’d LOVE todo hace a night out with my husband !

  51. Stephanie says:

    I would go with my best friend!!

  52. Heather says:

    I would love to share this with my hubby!!

  53. BETTY CHONG says:

    I would take my husband and my kids!

  54. Tara says:

    Hubby!

  55. Roboan says:

    My wife.

  56. brandon says:

    I would share it with my friend Jocelyn

  57. Maren says:

    Mark

  58. Jessica says:

    Would take one of my close friends to get ‘spa drunk’ then lounging by the pool! As close as I would get to any vacation this year!

  59. Jenny says:

    That would be perfect for my birthday!

  60. Michael Kwan says:

    I’m fairly certain that if I didn’t bring my wife, she would no longer be my wife.

  61. Shaun Toomer says:

    I would bring my boyfriend – we’ve dated over a year now and, due to finances and other reasons, I’ve never been able to take him anywhere fancy or do anything really special for him.

  62. Tony Eidher says:

    It would be an awesome break!

  63. Marisa. P says:

    I would take my lovely BFF and bride to be Bonnie ❤ she definitely needs to be spoiled before the big day!

  64. Katy Waldegrave says:

    I’d take hubby as a treat to celebrate our anniversary. ❤️

  65. Elizabeth B says:

    I would definitely take my husband on this wonderful staycation! 🙂

  66. Pepper says:

    Sounds like such a fun little staycation. I would love to take my husband with me. He just celebrated his birthday and I would love to surprise him with this!!! He works so hard and could use a spa treatment!❤
    Following H2 Rotisserie & Bar, retweeted and commented (not sure if I had to mention that).

  67. Trish L. says:

    My husband could use this to feel recharged and refreshed🙂

  68. Kristy says:

    My husband it’s our anniversary on August 18th!

  69. Sarah says:

    My spouse for sure. Sounds like exactly what we need!

  70. Samantha Yang says:

    I would take my boyfriend to celebtate 2 milestones: our 7 year anniversary is Aug 25th and we’re moving in together by the end of this month!

  71. Christy E says:

    I would bring my hubby. Def could use a little time of destress. Thanks

  72. Mike Gismondi says:

    I’d share this with my wife Angela!

  73. Kaitlyn Rose says:

    I’d take my fiancé Scott ❤️

  74. Lester C says:

    I would take my girlfriend

  75. Nadya Repin says:

    one of my close friends. or else i’d give it to my aunt and uncle as a treat

  76. nicky says:

    I’d love to do this staycation with hubby!

  77. nicky says:

    Tweeted!

  78. nicky says:

    Like post on FB!

  79. ANNA NGO says:

    I’LL TAKE MY HUSBAND AND MY BOYS, IT WOULD BE A GREAT WEEKEND.

  80. Lori M says:

    I would bring my husband

  81. Debbie F says:

    I would take my husband.

  82. Debbie F says:

    tweeted on twitter. @missycat57

  83. Dale K says:

    I would take my fiance with me. Getting married in 4 weeks and still no honeymoon planned! This would work 🙂

  84. Darcy says:

    My wife…thanks for the chance for a wonderful staycation.

  85. Deborah says:

    I would share with my Husband Joe!

  86. Paneet D says:

    I would take my husband

  87. Ana P says:

    I would take my fiance. This would be the ultimate staycation!

  88. Jane james says:

    I would take my daughter Jen to this wonderful stay at the famous Bayshore

  89. Alex says:

    Sounds great! I would take my wife for a little getaway!

  90. Theresa Ballard says:

    With my husband of 32 years

  91. Caresse says:

    My bestie!

  92. Brenda says:

    The hubby!

  93. Art says:

    I would share this staycation with my wife!

  94. Jazzy says:

    I would take my date or my mom haha!

  95. What a perfect Birthday celebration, I would take my StepMom, both our Birthdays are in August!🎂🌞💖

  96. Andrea says:

    I would take my sister!!

  97. jan says:

    I would share this ultimate staycation with my husband

  98. Erica says:

    I would take my husband James

  99. Jess K says:

    OMG this would be so awesome

  100. Stephanie K says:

    This would be great with my mum

  101. Michael B says:

    I would make my wife verrrry happy if I won this staycation…fingers crossed! 🙂

  102. Tarrah says:

    I wou would take my wonderful husband of 13 years

  103. Marina Petruzzelli says:

    My boyfriend and I have our birthdays on August 24 and August 29, so I would definitely share this with him as a birthday staycation for the two of us!

  104. Melanie says:

    This vacay would be sooo awesome to win! I did all the steps, Fingers crossed 🤞

  105. Meghan says:

    I would take my bf, Sarah!

  106. Sanaz says:

    I’d take my mom.

  107. Jason Bamford says:

    I would take my Mother…great early bday present…

  108. Tania says:

    My husband!!

  109. Rino says:

    OMG this would be so awesome

  110. Linda F. says:

    Definitely with my son who thinks hotels are for the rich 🙂

  111. Lisa G says:

    I follow on FB, Twitter (@voodoowitch1) Instagram (voodoowitchwoman) and tweeted;)
    I would take my awesome husband Rusty!

  112. David O'Malley says:

    I take Jason Bamford, he loves free dates.

  113. Sue says:

    What a wonderful opportunity to spend the day with my hubby Gerald.

  114. Feng says:

    Would take my bf!

  115. Donna says:

    I’d take my sister for a girls weekend!

  116. Iain says:

    Would love to surprise my wife with this.

  117. Issy says:

    My friend and I would love this so much!

  118. Bob says:

    Would love to win this and take my wife

  119. Ron says:

    I would love to spoil my wife of 26 years with this night out.

  120. Connie says:

    I would take my hubby as we are new parents are could very much enjoy this time away =)

  121. Randy says:

    I would take my wife, Serena. Some pampering is long overdue.

  122. Sue says:

    My husband…. Happy 35th🍾

  123. Sue says:

    My husband. Happy 35th! 🥂

  124. Shawn says:

    My family and I wouild love this! Would be amazing if we won.

  125. Steve v. says:

    My wife Laura of course! (It would be in my best interest!)

    Following on all 3 SM platforms.

  126. Dawn s says:

    I would take my husband. It would be lovely to have a night away together

  127. adam says:

    i would share with my fiancee

  128. Linda says:

    I would love to take my husband of 54 years for this treat.

  129. ariel says:

    would def take my partner!

  130. Dana says:

    I would take my boyfriend of course. 🙂

  131. Rob M says:

    following!! I would definitely take my wife, because neither of us can vacation abroad this year! thanks!

  132. Julia H says:

    I would bring my husband for the night and have the kids dropped off for the pool portion only!

  133. Leigh says:

    Me? Is it wrong that for my birthday I want to escape the hubby and kids and go by myself??

  134. Nicole H says:

    I’d take my friend Cindy. We can recharge before a new school year begins.

  135. Randy Walberg says:

    Definitely my Wife Kanchana.

  136. Bonnie R says:

    Wow — this would be amazing! I’d love to take my husband for a weekend of pampering 🙂

  137. Sonja S says:

    I would share this with my sweetheart, Aaron!

  138. Marlene F. says:

    I would take my husband. Thanks for the chance to enter to win!!!

  139. Vivian T says:

    My hubby!!!

  140. John H. says:

    I would share this staycation wedding anniversary with my wonderful gift of a wife!

  141. Jamilla N. says:

    I would take my boyfriend. Thanks for the chance to win!

  142. Karen M says:

    This is an awesome prize! This would be perfect for my hubby and me to relax, reset, and rewind.
    Aahh. Sheer bliss. (Fingers crossed I win.)

  143. Siobhan says:

    This would be a wonderful break for my husband and me! The food looks amazing! 🙂

  144. Ruby says:

    my husband

  145. Tina Si says:

    I will bring my aunt Vitoria to try it out. She always works very hard and deserves a staycation.

  146. Shannon Mills says:

    What an amazing staycation. I would bring my husband for a romantic getAway from our two little ones.

  147. Monique says:

    My husband!!

  148. dean says:

    I would take my wife.

  149. Jen says:

    I’d bring my bestie, who’s actively looking at staycation options as we speak!

  150. Grant Bowen says:

    I would take the love of my life, Fiona Lewis!

  151. Kim says:

    This prize is amazing! I’d take my fiancé

  152. Leslie Price says:

    I’d take my best friend Laura, we’ve been through a lot together and with me not in the greatest of health it would be awesome to have a girls trip to enjoy

  153. Teresa K says:

    I’d go with my boyfriend, it would be a wonderful birdbath treat 🙂

  154. Teresa K says:

    Love autocorrect, that would be birthday treat not birdbath lol

  155. Holly says:

    My best friend!

  156. Melissa Black says:

    Will be sharing with my BFF denise

  157. Stotes says:

    I’d take my partner, Jenny!

  158. Ronny says:

    I’d take my gf, obviously.

  159. Debz says:

    I would invite my best bud, Lillian.

  160. Sherry F says:

    I would love to win this and would take my BFF.

  161. Jessica R.F says:

    I would take my fiance and partner of 10 years – this would be a wonderful way to celebrate our partnership – and to wind down after an extremely, unexpectedly busy August.

  162. Lindsay says:

    I’d take my mom!

  163. Eileen says:

    My best friend for a girl’s getaway!

  164. Vicki says:

    Most likely my husband, if he’s good!!

  165. Sabrina says:

    I’ve been dying to do this!

  166. Bonnie Y. says:

    I would share this staycation with one of my sisters.

  167. Andy C. says:

    My wife would love to go.

  168. Kai Yan Chau says:

    Would take my mom, Donna!

  169. Lisa O says:

    I would take my sister, would love the spa and day at the pool!

  170. Sheila says:

    I’d love to take my husband Michael to this. What a dream staycation it would be 🙂

  171. Ana says:

    My incredible hard working boyfriend could use this staycation!

  172. Michelle W says:

    I would bring my boyfriend, this sounds wonderful!!

  173. Linda says:

    I would share this staycation with my husband.

  174. Jeanne says:

    I would love to share this staycation with my hubby

  175. Gurvinder says:

    I would take my new wife.

  176. Kaleigh says:

    I would share this staycation with my sister

  177. Dean says:

    Would love to treat my girlfriend!

  178. Savannah says:

    Would love to relax on this staycation with either my bestfriend or boyfriend

  179. Jill K says:

    Super awesome staycation with my other half. Zenalicious !

  180. Helen says:

    Nice prize!

  181. Christian says:

    Elaine will love it

  182. Jessica says:

    Most definitely would spend this amazing start cation with my husband

  183. Ray Koo says:

    I would take my girlfriend. We live together with my family, and I feel like We both need at least one day just for the two of us without worrying about day-to-day life. Thank you for this amazing chance! Cheers, Ray

  184. Harold says:

    My visiting nephew and his girlfriend.

  185. Kelly Calberry says:

    I would take my husband Brad for our first wedding anniversary coming up in September.

  186. Katie says:

    Definitely my husband! Could use a night away from our 3 kids.

  187. this sounds fantastic, a complete spoiled staycation!!! my husband and my anniversary will be end of month and we are trying to figure out a ‘Van plan’… this would be everything!!! cheers

  188. Greg says:

    I would love to surprise my wife with this!

  189. Nancy says:

    I would take my boyfriend Joey!

  190. Maria says:

    That guy on the opposite shift schedule from me (aka my husband!)

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