Rated 1 out of 5 by Shari9 Needs major improvement
The TV and phone did not work. The bathroom tub was clogged and the tub filled up with hair and slim from previous guests. We could not wait to check out and get to another hotel.
December 30, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by VMR1 Disappointing
My first review because I feel so strongly about this experience and it's in such sharp contrast to all of my positive Starwood experiences of past years. I'm a business traveler who has stayed at this property about a dozen times total. I should add that I'm a platinum member with Starwood (parent brand of Sheraton), so if my experience is any guide as a traveler who stayed over 90 nights in the last year with this brand then it speaks for itself how poor the management is here.
The location is good and the rooms are normally very quiet, well appointed and clean. However, with each stay there was an issue- this would range from heating units that blow cold air and take several phone calls to get fixed, to broken TVs, broken showers, to very slow food service, to constantly broken elevators, to mistakes on the bill, to unfriendly front desk, and an exceptionally rude General Manager (the last straw).
I would like to speak to this last point because I've never had a customer service experience so shocking in all my life; I was scolded and insulted by the General Manager of this property, Mike. I am a sales person by trade and do not necessarily believe that the customer is always right, however, that they should be listened to and most importantly treated with RESPECT at all times. This was not the case with Mike. I had asked why a promotion which been honored for my last several stays would not be honored this time and the waiter brought the GM over who was standing nearby. In front of a full bar the GM very rudely told me when I asked for simple clarification that "we don't have 5 page legal disclaimer on the promotion poster in the elevator" and that "you are, I'm sure a very intelligent person and understand what the promotion is designed to do." Naturally I was surprised by the condescending and rude tone of the response; cut the conversation, paid and left the restaurant. I later asked to speak with him in private to let him know that I did not appreciate being embarrassed earlier. Before I could begin to explain, he interrupted me and raised his voice to explain the policy again and accuse me of trying to purposefully circumvent the rules. He would not let me explain that I was extremely upset about the way I was disrespected by him earlier and continue to be during this conversation. After literally 15 minutes of carrying on an argument and condescending to me, he relented and apologized for his reaction when he finally understood my point. Too late...
This is not how any person should be treated. let alone a loyal customer and certainly not a fair representation of Starwood. Needless to say, I will never allow my company book me at this property again. I urge anyone considering staying in the area to avoid this Sheraton as long as the same General Manager is running it. The Sheraton in Stamford is fairly close and much better managed. By contrast I should mention that the assistant GM in Tarrytown, Lou has always been very professional, respectful and accommodating.
February 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joseph144 My first stay at the Sheraton in Tarrytown, NY
The hotel is first class. The staff is exceptional, the food was delicious, the workout center was superb and the sleeper bed was incredible!
December 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by telen21 Sheraton Tarrytown - business hotel
This is a great place to stay on business in the area. There is plenty of room to spread out and work. The bed is lofty and warm. Downsides: No bathtub, and no closet. The armoire is crowded by the ironing board.
The decor is very masculine. (see site photo!) Pool area is minimalist but the hot tub is pleasant. Could use a few chairs nearby.
The room is well appointed. Multiday stay missed a few details like replenishing note pads and coffee. I'm sure the front desk, Extremely Responsive, would have taken care of it if I had called about it. They were invariable friendly and went out of their way to be helpful at the desk.
January 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by tracey40 Lovely hotel, friendly staff
I stayed only one night, but I was very happy with the Sheraton in Tarrytown. I would say the best thing about the hotel is the friendliness of the staff. Everyone we met was eager to make our stay the best t could be. They were friendly and always happy to help. I want to mention especially Sean and Naomi. We ate in the hotel since we were only there for one night and were tired. The food and service was fantastic. And the room was lovely. The only thing that was amiss was that our bathtub drain would not stay open, but it was so minor that I still feel the hotel deserves 5 stars. I would definitely stay there again.
June 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by DJP67 Great staff, great hotel
If you are staying in the White Plains/Rye area, this is the place to stay. The staff is attentive and professional, the hotel is modern and clean. Restaurant is small, but service and food make up for it. Great bar staff, say hi to Sammy!
December 18, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by FamilyDinner Noisy Guests
Even after a call to your front desk, guests on the floor were slamming their door, using foul language and laughing at 2:30-3 AM. Woken out of a sound sleep. When people check in, they should be told there are other guests in the hotel and to keep noise at a minimum especially at nighttime. Very aggravating stay. Front desk should have asked if we wanted another rm when we complained earlier
December 9, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Loyal1 I'm busy!
When I checked in the guy working the front desk was very preoccupied. I could understand if there were other people checking in, but it was only me. He was not hospitable and friendly the way the staff at other Starwood Properties usually are. He never thanked me for my loyalty as a Gold Member (soon to be Platinum). Then on top of that I asked if the Stop & Shop was open and he said it was open 24 hours. It's not. It closes at 12 AM during the week, and I only know that buy walking by walking over after 12 AM to grab a few things only to be turned away. Other than the guy at the front desk and the fact that I selected a king but got a double, the hotel was clean with a great location.
May 26, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by CGS74 One of the better Sheraton's in the NYC Area
Pleasantly surprised with the overall experience at this Sheraton. Excellent staff - professional, courteous and extremely helpful. Restaurant food is very good for a hotel restaurant. A bit pricey but the food did not disappoint.
December 9, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by AMP01 Dissappointed
The room was smaill and uncomfortable for 4 people. There were not enough towels. The walls were paper thin, could hear noise from rooms above and beside us, including when other guests went to the bathroom!. Room was not cleaned when we returned around 4:30 PM. Fitness room was small and stuffy. I will not stay at this hotel again
December 2, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Woobie1 Beautiful Hotel, but...
Wished that there was a mini fridge. Wished that there was a room safe. Wished the toilet worked -- yikes -- we had to keep to jiggle the toilet bulb to get it to stop running.
Wished that the elevators were working properly -- 1 was completely down and the other could only hold 4 people. Wished the pillows were softer -- got a neck ache. Wished there was more drawer space (there was a bench and a really big desk so we put stuff there).
The staff was fabulous and very helpful -- we needed to take an alternate route and the front desk helped get us there from Manhattan!
November 28, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by JS2639 Customer Service
I made the reservation and tried to get into a block of rooms set aside for a company meeting. After some back and forth on the reservation line they found a room was available although not with the block of rooms. When I showed up, despite referring to the date and company meeting with many rooms booked, I was booked on the wrong day (the day prior). They had charged the credit card and made no attempt to contact me as a "no show". They scrambled and found a room for me based on a cancellation and told me the previous charge would be taken off the card. It wasn't I've contacted the hotel 4 x and to no avail, the carge remains. The wrong day was booked and they are keeping the charge apparently. Poor customer service.
September 27, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bailey Good stay, but...
Great stay for just a single night, however- we felt there was insufficient communication between the front desk staff & housekeeping /room service staff. We had a package deal where we were to have champagne delivered to our room & apparently no one told the room service man that we were already in the room. As a result, he opened our door on his own. He was told the room was still empty. What if we had been undressed?
Also, our check out time was set for 4pm the following day. Turned out no one told that to the housekeeper who knocked on our door at 11am to tell us we had to leave. I literally had to debate with her that we had a late check out. I finally just called the front desk & they took care of it. (& apologized)
March 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CBSmith Excellent Stay!
I once lived in the area of this hotel. I knew some of the older properties and walked into some of them to check them out, before I checked in. Needles to say, I kept looking. A clean hotel with internet included as well as a sauna are key for me and my wife when we travel for business and pleasure. Breakfast as part of the package is also a plus.
The staff was very helpful and found my Starwood Preferred information to include it in my booking.
November 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Semchic Best night's sleep in a hotel
Great stay! Was in town for a brief layover and needed a quick bite and a good nights sleep (which is generally questionable when you're not in your own bed).
The staff was wonderful, food delicious, and this was the most comfortable sleep I've ever had in a hotel... I wish I could have taken one of the pillows home. Lol. My only regret was having to get up at 5am... I would have loved to sleep in and stay for a bit.
Still wish the wi-if was free, and that the restaurant opened before 7am.
I highly recommend this hotel for business or pleasure.
February 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by GMILLERatPMHS Hallmark of Hospitality
Arriving very early in the day, I requested ability to check-in many hours ahead of schedule. I was delighted when the agent smiled and personally took it upon herself to prepare a room (leaving her associate to tend to the desk while she went to make up the room). Returning in 10 minutes with a bottle of Fabreeze air freshener still in hand, she announced that my room was ready. Upon check out the next day, the agent remembered my name and bid me a gracious "thank you" and farewell.
Don't you just love it when a hotel "gets it" ? I know I do!
November 11, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by 0223 Where everyone knows your name
What a great feeling. Once the doors open the welcome home experiance begins. It great to know you are welcome.
November 29, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Frustrated11 Service/Elevators Lacking
People were stuck in the elevator for 20 minutes (multiple times throughout our stay), there was a huge line to get into the elevator and then a staff member cut the line with a large cart that took up the whole elevator to deliver room service. We had to find stairs to go up to our room, but no one showed us where they were and when we found them they were outside.
Most of the staff were incredibly rude particularly the bartender and a night manager. We were unable to order food from the restaurant, order food in from the outside, or bring our own food. We were made to feel like irresponsible children for eating some snacks after a wedding.
On the positive side, the starbucks coffee in the lobby in the morning was clutch...until it ran out.
October 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by NYYanks527 Best Service in the Greater NY area.
I've stayed here as much as any other hotel just outside the City. The service is not only exceptional, but the most consistent of any property I visit. Clearly, this is a mandate from top down and it shows.
The hotel is modern, very clean, has a super comfortable lobby and lounge area, and the coziest Club lounge I've been to. The fitness room is small, but provides more than you need for a great workout.
The rooms are very spacious, well appointed, always a clean bath robe and complimentary bottled water. Internet is fast and the desk is enormous.
I always receive an upgrade, choice of amenities and free parking is offered to everyone. The ride is a beautifully scenic short 30 minutes outside of Manhattan.
Highly recommend this property.
July 3, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Dmac3304 Poor treatment of guest by Ben the accounting manager
Had some concerns about charges that needed to be reversed and Ben the acct/ business manager approached me just after having smoke break with is nasty smell on him to address my concern apporced me like I was a thug from the streets. He was totally unprofessional and after doing business for over 4 years I will no longer stay or place my guest at this hotel. The Guest service front desk laies are more professional than this Ben person who should be trained in the area of customer service and to gains so better interpersonal skills.
January 8, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Elizabeth CLEAN, DECENT, BUT NEEDS TO JOIN 21ST CENTURY
This hotel was clean. Cookies and hot tea/coffee in lobby were a nice welcoming feature. But really, nowadays all rooms should have a room safe. And a refrigerator would be a big plus. We asked for a room on the club level, were told all sold out. Asked if we could get breakfast package, was told no because we paid with points and breakfast package had to have been ordered when making reservation. On the plus side, they allowed us to keep our car parked in their lot for one extra day while we went into Manhattan overnight. thanks.
May 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by craig53 Excellent Experience
My wife and I stayed at the Tarrytown NY Sheraton on October 18th. I travel frequently for work and I have to say this is the best experience we have had in recent memory. The facility was clean, along with the staff and front desk team being exceptional. A particular stand out was Kenneth. He was in complete command of the front receiving area all the while not only responding to us but demonstrating rare people skills. Nice job to all!
October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dtoo Halloween Activities
We were on a long Fall weekend and chose this hotel based on proximity to many Halloween activities in this area that we wanted to experience. We were very pleased with the hotel - super clean, very large room and very nicely appointed. My other option was the Ritz, but went for the less expensive option and didn't feel it was a downgrade. Free coffee in the lobby would have been my only suggestion for improvement.
October 28, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by neveragain2 Expensive, internet extra, and ants!
I had some expectations for staying at a fine hotel like this, but problems started with the reservations, which took two phone calls (had to start over) when the first one did not go through. Pool was a joke. Isolated from everything, and the final kicker was Ants. Ieave any food item on the desk an it would be swarmed by ants in a little while. Told the staff TWICE about this in the short stray we had and they did nothing, offered to do nothing, and said "oh, that happens sometimes". Won't stay there again...
July 23, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by themadzins Quick overnight stay
My wife & I stayed at this hotel for one night. We were traveling from Boston to NYC and this was the perfect spot to overnight before heading to Citifield.
The room was a good size and the bedding is very comfortable, as usual! We checked in late and there was not a problem at all. We did not use any of the amenities as we departed early in the morning to get to our next destination.
Upon check out we were recommended to a diner about 5 minutes away. Excellent breakfast!
I would definitely consider staying at this location again. I did notice it is in an office park area and did not see many restaurants/bars around. There is a grocery store in the next parking lot but it is not 24 hours.
Best part of this stay, free parking! I definitely recommend this property to anyone!
May 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nils Thanks for your help
My recent stay at the Sheraton was very nice, but it is what happened after I left that impressed me most. One of the hotel staff found my corporate ID card on the dining room table where I accidentally left it. Guest Services immediately reached out to me by e-mail and facilitated the return of my card. This act saved me considerable inconvenience and is hugely appreciated. All the staff at the hotel were friendly and helpful, but this really shows their commitment to the guests. Thank you all very much
February 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LBB2 Lovely experience
Everything was lovely. All of your staff is genuinely helpful and gracious. The rooms clean and the beds (those divine pillows!) were so comfortable.
The food was so good that my normally very picky 4 year old grandson ate everything on his plate declaring it was "denicious".
The patio is an especially nice touch for visitors dining with small children. It allows the child a bit of space and other dinner guests an indoor respite from active children.
September 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by FrequentTraveler215 Great for business
This is a great hotel for a business stay. The rooms are comfortable - great bed and I especially enjoyed the comfortable leather chairs in my suite. The restaurant also has a a good bar and good selection of food. The staff is well-trained and accommodating.
November 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Betty1211 A modern and comfortable hotel
We enjoyed our stay at the hotel. The room and bathroom were well designed and comfortable. We especially enjoyed the large shower, and good room ventilation. The only downside was a too soft mattress.
November 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by mach317 Sleep Heaven
This Sheraton is "Sleep Heaven". The mattress, ultra thin feather comforter and pillows are a perfect 10!! The sheets are washed in eco-friendly detergents and have a slight hint of baby lotion which lulls you into the best night of sleep you will ever have. The staff is pleasant and extremely helpful. I have many allergies and didn't have to worry at all. Lisa in the restaurant is highly proficient, professional and a great asset to the hotel. We look forward to seeing her every time we stay.
November 27, 2012