Rated 3 out of 5 by Sue66 hotel fine but difficulty with staff with checkin and checkout
The hotel was fine. The housekeeping staff was great. The staff at the desk were incompetant. I had reservations for two rooms for 5 nights. One night was regular rate, two wedding rates and the last two regular rate. I was told that I would have to check in and out three different times and get three different sets of keys & it confused them that I was paying for 2 rooms. I had to ask for the manager and she took care of it. On checkout I again had difficulty paying for two rooms. The credit card charges were correct but the receipts I received upon checkout were not.
March 28, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Pleasonton022014 Staff was unresponsive to problems
I tried for two days to have an internet access problem addressed, including half an hour on the phone with IT. Everyone had a different explanation as to why I could not connect in my room, but could in a coworkers room with the same computer. Cleaning staff did not come at all one day. When I requested coffee packets and towels, they brought coffee, but no towels. Additionally, when I arrived, the thermastat indicated a repair person was needed. The repair person did arrive quickly, but the indicator was on again a day later.
February 21, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by MRHurd Get it straight
Incompetent manager, incompetent clerk...
Checked in under corporate lodging card. They needed my personal credit card for "incidentals."
They messed up and put the entire stay on my personal card. As if that wasn't bad enough, when I addressed the situation with their manager, she required me to ONCE AGAIN give them my corporate lodging card and signature through email. Did this. She said it would be reversed off my card. It has been almost two weeks. Its still there.
This type of screw up veils the whole stay so I CANNOT RECOMMEND this facility.
January 18, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by SJB1110 Aggravating Stay
The hotel is older and has a smell in the hallways and rooms. I spent 4 nights nad have to have four sets of keys made...although the staff was polite, they did nothing to reimburse me for my troubles. If one thing had been offered to compensate me for my troubles I may left a happier guest - instead I am frustrated. Another thing that was upsetting was the "if you forgo housekeeping services" you will receive additional SPG points or gift certificates for selected resturants upon check out. BUT what they don't tell you is that the only restaurant on the "selected list" is their on site restaurant. Hmmm...I am checking out and before I rush off to my next thing let me spend time and money at your restaurant. What a scam.
September 16, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by christmascaroler mixed bag
bathroom door does not stay open had to use shoes to keep it opened
hallways have extremely strong cleaning solution smell that is over powering
coffee carafes very messy soiled an outfit had to change, drips everywhere
packaged items like soap and coffee very hard to open need scissors but did not have any had to use car key
ligtbulbs kill your eyes
not happy this time around at all
cleaning showed up at 9:00 am to clean room, explained to come back she did not understand had to call front desk to make sure room was cleaned and scheduled a time
December 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Weekender24 “Excellent Customer Service An Example for Other Hotels to Follow”
I can’t speak highly enough. The level of service was excellent! This is the second time that I have stayed at this hotel location for a weekend getaway and I feel it's the best hotel I have ever stayed in. The room was spotlessly clean and incredibly luxurious … I was most impressed by all of the staff who was friendly and attentive. This hotel is in a very good location, close to restaurants, shops, and not too far from some attractions. I certainly will recommend your hotel to anyone. A fantastic experience! I can't wait to return!
January 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by judytsr Not your usual Four Points
I usually stay at a different property in Pleasanton, but decided to try this hotel for the value. What a pleasant surprise! Agree with other reviewers re: even though it is an older property, the grounds are beautiful and it is truly a little oasis-- very quiet, and it met our needs. I am a loyal SPG member with Platinum status, and was given an upgrade to an executive suite which was extremely spacious, quiet, and comfortable; buffet breakfast at Faz was great. This hotel was so good that it will now become my go to place when I am in the area.
May 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by gingerjumbie A picturesque gem -- with beautiful gardens
It was nothing short of pure delight to wake up to the sight of colorful flowers and quietly flowing fountains just outside our room with its own private patio. It's very well located and the housekeeping staff was wonderful.
The bed was comfy and the bathroom was very clean. What would we change? Better coffee and the possibility of checking in and printing travel documents for flights from our room to be picked up later at the front desk. Also a shuttle service to the OAK airport would really help. And that would make Four Points exceptional!
July 31, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by CARRIE12 Room had a previous smoker in it
I usually stay at this hotel every month and stay in the exact same room. This time after I go to my usual room, I unpacked everything and then went into the bathroom and was overwhelmed by the smell of cigarette smoke. Apparently the person who had the room prior to my arrival decided that although it was a non-smoking room - that the bathroom was ok to smoke in. Then, when I went to sleep at night, all of the pillows smelled of smoke! It pretty much kept me awake all night. Worst room experience of all my stays. Other than that, all was fine.
March 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by marinah Relaxing
front desk staff was very nice and welcoming, very comfortable clean room
April 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by cjames420 Great Hotel, great location
The Four Points by Sheraton in Pleasanton is a tremendous value for the service and location. The rooms are nice with a comfortable bed and wide work space desk. I love being able to wake up and sit on the first floor patio to enjoy a cup of coffee and read the newspaper while listening to the water fountain in the court yard. It’s within walking distance to Bart and restaurants. I travel to the Bay Area now from San Diego, but once lived in Pleasanton a mile and a half from the hotel. Staying there is like returning home for a short period.
September 20, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by sue2369748 the setting is beautiful, however....
no elevator for the second floor, lots of outlets/or power strips. The check in was at 3pm, I arrived shortly before that- neither my or my business partner's room was ready- it would be 20 min. We went to the cafe to wait. about 45 min later her room was ready, my room was on 20 mins later till almost 5pm. My travel companion had a microwave and refri- I did not. I was in building 4 and there were many loud guest in that building.
Service in the restaurant was very very sloooooooow, food was great. We were trying to make our meetings.
July 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rivera123 Sick & away from home for work
Last week I was a guest at your hotel and I was very sick with a sinus infection. Your staff Rachel (front desk) and Katie (housekeeping) went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable and had everything I needed while I was sick. I really appreciate all they did for me!!
March 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Patches Simple, Easy, Fresh and Clean!
Everything was perfect ! Nothing lacking and the simplicity, clean, fresh look and feel was excellent.
Loved the shower amenities - again - so simple and easy AND you can READ
the contents on the containers!
Sadly, we were unable to experience the bar, lounge and restaurant due to family commitments - but it all looked so inviting and especially the patio set up under the trees in the morning.
This was our first PLEASURE (vs, business)stay in a FOUR POINTS and we look forward to our next one in Portland on
June 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by GILL63 A MUST STAY
Situated less than 10mins walk from the station and surrounded by beautifully kept gardens. This hotel is a must if you are in pleasanton. Just 40mins into San Fran on the train and 5-15 mins drive either to Stoneridge mall or downtown.If you fancy chilling out at the hotel, then you can take a dip in the heated pool or lounge in the spa. Breakfast is a must, the choice is extremely good. Staff are very helpful and our room was clean and well presented.This is my second stay here, would recommend every time.
November 5, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Urbi Needs improvement
The rooms are (very) old and clearly need improvement!
The door to my room jammed and it needed a kick to open. Cleaning service had a similar problem with it as I found my room WIDE OPEN when I returned at the end of the day. Unacceptable of course!
After reporting it to the reception they mentioned the compaint was passed along but NOTHING was done to fix it.
Worst hotel I've seen in a long time and should really not carry the Sheraton label.
January 25, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by MI22 The hotel needs some improvements
It lack a private computer area which is really important for a business traveler, there were only two desks in front lobby. They had to do some painting right where I was sitting which became very unconfortable. The initial room given to me was gross, stain rug, and smelly. Staff moved me to a cleaner and nicer room at my request. The front desk staff was extremely helpful and very accomodating. The breakfast buffet was very good, one of the better ones I have seen from other hotels.
August 19, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by wsugocougs Won't be staying at this Four Points again.
This was my second stay at this hotel, and will likely be my last.
- decent rooms for a Four Points
- I booked a King room and got two queens. Why give me a choice if you're not going to give me the room I actually book.
- The night crew at the front desk is not very friendly. I also had to ask for my SPG amenities instead of them just giving them to me.
- I never received a bill under my door or via email.
- The breakfast is okay, but the service is non-existent.
March 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by cjames420 Pleasanton Stay
I really enjoy staying at the Four Points in Pleasanton, CA, when I travel to the Bay area. The hotel is clean, with beautiful grounds and good service.
March 24, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Eric71 Terrible experience
We booked two rooms for 3 nights here as part of a soccer group in town for a tournament. We did not have hot water two of the three days. There was a really loud pipe/HVAC issue all night the second night that we had to complain 3 times about. Finally we were moved rooms with out any luggage help or offer to compensate us on the bill. The bar was out of almost every beer on tap as well. We will be back in Pleasanton next year for the same tournament but not at this Sheraton.
July 22, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by TravelingToo Slept well
Positive: We slept well
Toilet dirty. I lifted up the toilet seat and there was BM underneath it.
Maintenance had to come and unplug the tub drain, because after turning on the shower, water filled up the tub about 3 inches. However, we give thanks for this being taken care of in a timely matter.
It would be nice to have a bottle water for both of us, but was told only one water bottle per room.
Room did not have a refrigerator. It would have been nice to have one.
September 5, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by WeeklyVisitor Fine hotel, Internet connectivity needs work
Overall, the hotel was fine and met expectations for a Four Points property. Two main improvement areas: (1) the Internet connectivity was horrible. The front desk sent the tech to my room and he reset two routers, but connectivity remained very spotty and ineffective. (2) a two story hotel with no elevator is a big pain for business travelers who live out of rolling suitcases.
Other than these two points, the hotel is comfortable and relatively attractive for a Four Points.
January 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gymnastics45 Very Pleasant
Just in for a night for a youth Rugby Tournament, the Hotel met all our needs. Will stay here for future tournaments
March 24, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Sunshine04 Terrible Bed
Staff, facilities and room service was good. However, the room accommodation was terrible. It was a very uncomfortable bed; it was lumpy and was sagging in the middle. We woke up a few times during the night feeling very uncomfortable and our neck and backs feeling very sore. Air conditioning was too loud. I was very disappointed, especially considering for the price paid for the room. This experience did not live up to other Sheraton hotels that I have stayed at previously.
August 15, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by KBLAW Never Again
My wife and I stayed here for one night after a business event nearby. The room smelled like a used litter box, cold air blew from the HVAC system all night (outside temp was 30-40 degrees Fahrenheit), the door to bathroom would not stay open and there was no exhaust fan or vent so the bathroom was freezing and stayed steamy after a shower. The bedding (sheets/blanket) had holes and cigarette burns on it. Overall it was a terrible experience and I will not stay there again.
January 10, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Sunshinenov2013 Been there a few times
Overall, it's good, but a few compliant areas that could be fixed.
* Staff was two weeks new, didn't know where the workout facility was
* Cold days, breakfast had cold syrup and pancakes. Really, very cold syrup...?
* Cleaning staff always cleaning the front entrance area between 7:30am and 8:00, high traffic morning time, yellow signs everywhere that the floor is wet. Can they not wait until a non high traffic time?
Everything else was very nice.
December 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Frankey Unmade Room
Arrived at 11:30PM, Wednesday, 3/5. Assigned a room and when I entered it it was apparent it was unmade, dirty towels, ironing board out, unmade beds, trash on the desk, etc.
When I called the front desk they did assign a new room and had the security guard bring the new keys.
March 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jansen Very nice and helpful staff
I had to check out early and due to some technical details, it took more effort than I thought to make the change. The staff and manager were there to help taking care of it and made sure everything was okay. Thank you so much and I would definitely stay there again.
March 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ally0528 Perfect for business travel
This hotel had everything I needed for my brief stay for business. My only "complaint" is that the beds are too comfortable, making it difficult to wake up for a 5:00 AM Meeting!
March 13, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Josephie what went wrong????
Bathroom can use a painting ,mold all over and calking was moldy too. pillows smelled like mold. outsisde grounds (bld 200) area dirty ,weeds no up keep. In service dishes sat outside a door foyr 2 days. Funny how the lobby and front hotel area are so clean and once you get to the rear, OUCH seems to be forgotten about -you dont think hotel guests see this????
Especially for rates, should be CLEAN.
parking area in back too litter, below standard.
August 26, 2013