Rated 3 out of 5 by bwb1 Pros and Cons
For the most part the room was clean and comfortable. Light bulbs needed to be replaced. There was a hole over the tub and I felt like I was being watched. I was unable to reach the front desk or room service. The phone just rang and rang. We were unable to get out of the parking garage. We pushed the call button and it just rang and rang. Food in the restaurant was extremely expensive!
February 11, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Crystabelle Good & Bad
All the staff we came in contact with were great. Couldn't be more pleased with the service. However, the room was definitely lacking. I spent extra money to get us a suite which I assumed would be top condition but was disappointed. First, several of the outlets didn't function. In particular, the one the coffee pot was by & supposed to plug in to. And one of the outlets near one of the beds. That was pretty annoying. We ended up brewing the coffee from on outlet near the floor. Then, the sitting/living area smelled very stuffy & moldy. We ended up closing the door to that room. I'm usually so pleased with Starwood properties but not this time. The location is great & the staff excellent but this room was definitely below Starwood standards. I took a friend there for a special get-away treat & ended up feeling pretty embarrassed. Oh, there was also toilet paper in the toilet when we arrived. Kinda gross.
June 4, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by HumidinDallas Poor Room Conditions
The room definitely did not meet my expectations. Overall, the rest of the hotel was nice and the meeting rooms were adequate, but the room fell short.
1. My room had a strong sewer gas type smell. The smell was not as bad once the A/C circulated the room, but the A/C goes off while no one is in the room, so there was always a heavy smell when I first made it to the room. The longer I was away from the room, the stronger the smell was when I returned.
2. The hot water in the shower had almost no water pressure. There was plenty of pressure from the cold side, but as soon as the handle crossed to mostly hot water, the pressure would drop low enough that the water barely trickled out of the shower head. This meant that the shower had to be relatively cold in order to have enough water pressure.
3. The A/C never seemed to really cool the room off enough. I had to set it to 65°F just to make the room sort of comfortable. I don’t know what the temperature was, but it was definitely over 75°F even though the thermostat was set much lower. The room was also always humid even with the A/C running. The thermostat was malfunctioning (flashing a wrench sign) and had to be reset whenever I arrived. This may have had something to do with it, but it never got better.
October 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Angel121 OSHA Safety Conference Stay
My stay during the OSHA Safety Conference was very nice. Upon checkin, I had room key issues and had to return to the front desk, eventually the situation with the room key was resolved and I was upgraded to an executive suite for my troubles. I thought that was very nice of the young women to do so without me even asking. I enjoyed my stay and felt my room was clean and comfortable.
December 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Angel4 Great stay, excellant staff and location!!
Had a very enjoyable stay in this downtown hotel, a great Starwood property. The staff is friendly and very helpful, and my room was quiet and comfortable.
I had a misplaced personal item retrieved by a very attentive and concerned front desk attendant, and the bar staff in the lobby bar is just outstanding!
There are many good hotels in the downtown Dallas area...this is my choice.
September 23, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by rico7 re: average
I found the room to be very average and hotel confusing in its primary layout. The restaurants also have something to be desired.
I use to find the Sheraton Hotels as a upper end hotel, however they have fallen over the years to a low end class.
September 25, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by blue13 Short staffed
This hotel needs staff improvement. Being located in a conference city with many conferences going on at the same time, there were few staff members checking in guests or tending to guest needs.. The housekeeping is either not informed , not trained or incompetent because we had to ask for towels and water daily even though we left tips and notes.
August 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Papasmurf Outstanding for conference
Stayed for a convention and the hotel has everything you could need - no need to have to venture out if don't really want to.
October 12, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Heather766 Hotel was wonderful BUT...
I was staying here for a business trip, and I absolutely could NOT connect to the internet from my room. This meant I could not get any after-hours work done.
I also could not get my cell phone to send/receive text messages OR get inbound/outbound calls.
If this is not a necessity for you, then I highly recommend this hotel, but the lack of connectivity for me was a huge minus.
January 21, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by JDHAZLE Disappointed
At check in, and check out, the SPG desk was not staffed. Had to wait in line both ways. I was not offered a room on an SPG floor, but was given a room on a higher floor as requested. Room was very small. When the pull out desk was extended, you basically couldn't walk across the room. The sports bar was better than expected and a great location for accessing downtown Dallas...
May 28, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by disappointedindallas room temperature, sink noise
The temperature was 68 in the room. I shut off the AC, had the engineer check the temperature, and move the cover from bed 2 to my bed. I set the temperature at 85 but it never warmed. When I used the sink, the clanging afterward could only be stopped by rerunning water.
and a minor point: throw away plastic glasses? Not reflective of a convention hotel.
July 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by TetePrata COMFORTABLE EXECUTIVE SUITE / GREAT CONCIERGE STAFF
It's a very big and busy hotel. We stayed in an executive suite that was really comfortable in the North Tower. The hotel is close to DART line and from there you can go to lots of places around the town.
It was THE BEST CONCIERGE STAFF I 've already met. They have maps, information about reataurants in walking distance, information about how to go to North Plaza Mall, etc.
March 25, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by SkiSPG Average rooms, great location
As a platinum member, I was upgraded to the "executive suite," which was an awkwardly-designed extra room with a sofa, TV, and phone (the TV and phone did not work). The room seemed like a neglected afterthought.
At checkout time, I called for the bellman at 3:52 pm and, after 3 more calls to check on the status, the bellman finally arrived at 4:33. Completely unacceptable.
December 3, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by AndyS Not great at all
Each of the last 12 weeks I've stayed at this hotel it's been getting worse. And it wasn't good to begin with. This last week there were fruit flies in my room and dirty sheets...
October 4, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by OneTraveller Ok for a short discounted rate stay
Even though there were many staffers who really tried, it wasn't enough to overcome the issues of a very moldy and musty room, the incomplete and seemingly lazy approach from housekeeping, and the absolutely rude and horrid staff at DRAFTS restaurant in the lobby, the 1980's outdated and worn decor.
I made my reservations 10 months in advance, as this trip happened to be over my anniversary and I was bringing my wife. When I called a month prior to confirm and see about some wine or a fruit basket, where to have dinner out, ext... I was promised from someone they would call me with information. 5 emails from me and 3 from my assistant and still the information wasn't sent with apologies in reply. All I wanted was where to eat and what did they have for me to surprise my wife in room.
the day of the trip I called the hotel and that person (a food and beverage supervisor) was no longer there! No record of them.
October 3, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by JAO1 Understaffed
I stayed in the hotel from 08/02 to 08/04. The hotel was busy with various conventions and as a result the service was very poor. The air conditioning in my room was broken and it took 3 engineers on 3 separate occasions to fix the problem. However, when you would call for guest services it would take sometimes 10 minutes for anyone to answer the phone. Same situation at valet. No one would answer the phone. I'd get so frustrated I would just hang up. Additionally, once they would answer, they would promise to send an engineer right away and that would take another 45 minutes. Very poor service. The check-in line is always 10 people deep and two people are working at the counter. Valet is always swamped and so slow. I'd have to get out of my car and hand people keys before my car would be taken. Also, don't bother using your suite night upgrades as I was upgraded to an executive suite that was not particularly impressive and had absolutely no view.
August 7, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Nickname3214654 Very unsatisfied for price paid
For the cost of this hotel, we were very unsatisfied because of the following:
-King size room was very small. We couldn't close the door to the bathroom while on the toilet and had to squeeze in the shower. Two people cannot get ready at the same time.
-Self-parking is $21 per night.
-We called for extra pillows and they said they were "out" and offered no apology or other assistance.
-We ordered a side of eggs for breakfast that cost $5 and were not good.
-There was a dirty chopstick on the floor of our room left from a previous guest.
-The facilities are not as modern as you would expect; however, all the furnishings are modern and nice.
-They charge over $50 to your banking account for "incidental charge" without telling you. It IS taken off if there are no incidents to your room, but still - to have $50 that I couldn't spend in my account was frustrating.
-The waiter in the sports bar was not very helpful.
-The bed was clean and comfortable.
-The bartender was helpful and friendly.
We hope with some improvements to be able to stay at the Sheraton again, but at this point I would not book another reservation there.
October 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mary Great amenities
We loved our room and your registration and concierge staff were wonderful; we were really excited about the $5 coupons for your green program, however it didn't seem to work; we put out the card before 2am 3 nights and got one coupon, one of the other nights we were expecting a cleaning and filling of towels, etc. we didn't get it. Should make sure and underpromise here
February 22, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Kevin1111 Great location
This hotel is great if you need to be located downtown with easy access to DART. This is one of the main reasons for our selection of the hotel.
October 7, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by chris50 BAD
This whole week-end, I went was bad.. Celebrating my wife’s B-Day
When I 1st arrive .I had to unload my entire luggage, the valet was bad, and Valet would not answer the phone when needed.
To leave...The soda vending machines, on about 3 floors …did not work, took my money,. When I wanted to leave the phone, did not work at all...would not recommend...if want service
February 26, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by customer23 Terrible Internet Link/reception staff lack of customer service
Stayed recently with a conference group which was supposed to have free wifi connection in our agreement. On check in I mentioned I was with this group. On reviewing my bill in advance of check out, there were internet fees charged. I informed front desk staff that was not correct and that I was told on check in that the charges would be put on and "just taken off " at check out. On attempt to remove charges the evening before check out, I was given very poor customer service by reception staff(2 ladies working together?); they said they needed to "speak with manager" since I had upgraded my room so this didn't put me in the same group code as the other conference attendees.....RIDICULOUS!!! The 2 female reception staff tried to give me reasons why I shouldn't have the charges removed....that is customer service??? I said I didn't mind speaking with the manager but one told the other to "just take off the charges." The charges were removed at that time but I was then cut off from internet connection for that evening. How lovely......didn't want to go through that again so didn't sign up again....
September 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BridesMom Clean, Friendly, and Very Accommodating
My daughter's wedding and reception were at this hotel, and we could not have been more pleased. The hotel was very clean, the food was great especially the breakfast buffet, and the staff was friendly and very accommodating. We had many out-of--town guests who stayed there as well, and there were no major glitches. We would definitely recommend this hotel to others.
April 3, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Engineer1 This is a great third class hotel.
My wife and I have traveled all over the world and have stayed at first class hotels and you have to pay for them. In Dallas at the ASHRAE meeting I paid for a second class room and got a third class hotel with broken down fixtures and noise. The room was never cleaned until evening or we grabed someone. If my wife did not object to moving, I would have checked out.
January 31, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Joy9 Hotel bathoom amenities
I was attending a convention with friends.
We all , in separate rooms,experienced a problem with not enough towels, washrags, and no shower mats. I can't imagine a downtown Dallas hotel having this kind of problem.
The staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. I think WiFi should be available free in each room , considering the room rate.
July 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sean4117 The Bright Side of the Road
The area around the hotel isn't exactly an entertainment mecca, which is why the amenities of the hotel, with a great bar scene at Draft and the SPG Lounge on the 27th floor was a real asset to my stay. The concierge desk was very helpful for finding restaurants and bars in the nearby neighborhoods. Check out the Deep Ellum neighborhood with its cool and raw vibe.
March 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rhenate Awesome
I loved my stay at Sheraton Dallas! The friendliness & care shown to me were exceptional. My room was clean & comfortable with an awesome view; I was on the 23rd floor! I loved the convenience of on-site parking, shopping, restaurants, and the close proximity to the DART rail train station.
September 1, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by JerseyGuy Bumpy at first
At first, I was booked into a dirty room. When I advised the front desk, no apologies provided, she just put me into another less desirable room. I had to complain to her manager and they made good on the situation with a nice upgraded room for the probelms I was faced with. As a long standing SPG member, I still had to move rooms 3 times which should never happen.
August 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Matt Absolutely Wonderful
I had the most amazing time. My stay was very comfortable. The staff were excellent. They were all very nice and went out of their way to make me feel welcome, comfortable, and most of all...completely happy with my experience there. The only thing I can complain about is that there was no spa as advertised on the interactive "you are here" menu in the hallways.
April 8, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by vatraveller Overall, just ok
This was my first time staying in the Sheraton Dallas and I was travelling for business. Overall, my stay was ok. The sheets on the bed were rather itchy and not very comfortable. The day I was checking out, there was no hot water in the room. Its possible this was due to the construction in the area. Otherwise, the stay was great and the staff was very helpful.
March 11, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Topcat The beds were comfortable
Had trouble calling room service, came in room made bed did not clean anything left dirty rags in bathtub only left towels, tv only got maybe 10 channels. had a phone call on my bill did not make. Several people we say also complained food service first night horrible. Overall would have not even should have pd price for this hotel. Will not recommend to anyone.
March 4, 2013