Rated 1 out of 5 by Jess2012 Wouldn't stay here again
I came to Dallas on a business trip, and this was my first stay at a Sheraton. When I got to my room, it looked dark and out dated. The sheets and comforters on both beds had stains (some looked like blood) all over. I called down to have them changed, and it took about an hour and a half for someone to come up. She only brought sheets, so I asked her to change the entire bedding. It took another hour or so for her to come up with the rest of the bedding.
I looked at my bank account that evening, and the hotel had put a hold on my account (which I expected) but it was for almost $100 more than my room fee. I had to go down to registration and wait in line for another 30 minutes, then the woman told me they would have the hold removed, and she was not sure why they did that. The hold was never removed during my trip, so I ended up having to use my emergency cash instead.
The wifi was extremely expensive, my roommate was told it was $25 per 24 hours! You would think it would have had free wifi with the price we paid for the shabby rooms.
We dined at the restaurant downstairs, and the server was RUDE. She rolled her eyes at my whole table several times, was very snappy, and gave me an attitude when I asked for a patti melt plain. It literally took me almost 10 minutes to explain a PLAIN patti melt!!
My room mate and I were very unsatisfied with this hotel..I've seen other reviews stating that other Sheraton hotels are much better, and I hope that that is the case if our company ever decides to choose another Sheraton for our annual trainings. It sure cannot get much worse, especially when paying this price.
September 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Manju Staff was Wonderful!
We had a very terrific stay. Two staff members stood out.. Emma at the registration desk and Annibal at the guest services desk.
If you want people to be green put more hooks and towel bars in bathroom
September 24, 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 4 out of 5 by garner Great work out room
One of the best I have stayed at. Very good. Will stay there for the work out room.
September 21, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by hrinaldi Horrible Customer Service
I recently stayed at this facility for a business meeting. On the first night I retired to my room about 8 pm. All night I listened to the train squeal to a halt right outside my room. At 2am I finally decided to call the front deesk and ask to move. I was told someone would get back to me shortly. No one ever returned my call. The next night same thing same result. So the next morning I went to the front desk and wa told there wa nothing they could do because I was receiving a discounted rate due to my business trip. Upon check out I figured I would complain one last time (let them know how horrible their customer service was) the lady at the counter asked what should she do about it....not apology. Finally the lady next top her said just giver her 2000 star points. Star points what are startpointsand if I am unhappy with your facility and only there on business what makes you think I am going to return tio use my star points. I paid over $500 for my room and was compensated with star points.
September 20, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by SPGirl222 Very comfortable
I had a really good stay!
September 19, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Gmar Need for more healthy food
Only thing missing is more healthier food
September 19, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by DitchDR Nice hotel, beward conventions in town
I had a very nice and carefree stay at the Sheraton Dallas. The room was nice and clean, check in process was quick. (It would have been tedious through the long line of convention people checking in but I got to go to the SPG desk :). They room was very pretty quite but I could hear people slamming their doors and running around in the halls. I think there was conference for "slumber party host's" at that hotel so it was kind of irritating surfing through all the giggling people in glitter. lol. Not the hotels fault for irresponsible guests. BUT for the most part my stay was good. I DID opt for the "go green" way and didn't have my towels and sheets changed. The only problem with this I found was that they didn't do ANYTHING. not make the bed, empty the trash, restock the shampoo. Nada. I was under the impression that it would just involve no towel service and linen change. Oh well. I still had a good stay. How much shampoo does a person REALLY need anyway, right? :)
September 18, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Woodmanau Sheraton Downtown Dallas
I often stay at Sheraton's since they are part of the Starwood family of hotels. This was by far the worst place I have ever stayed. The room while clean was worn, the ac did not work and it took over an hour to receive a order of tea to our room after arriving. We called the desk starting at 7:30 to indicate that the AC was out of order and at 9:15 after 3 more calls somebody arrived to reset the controls.
On Sunday morning we ordered room service, pancakes for me , fruit for my wife.
The pancakes were half cooked and the sausage was cold. The fruit was not sliced and the coffee was cold.
I did talk to the hotel manager while checking out and she was very apologetic and assured me that the hotel took these matters very seriously. She indicated she wanted to make it up to me by sending me a weekend stay which to date I have not received.
September 16, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Squire50 Expensive Dis-service
Really good pillows, but that's about it. Sheets were stained, heat and A/C were hard to use, highest cost for internet I've ever seen! You'd think the $149 would come with a few freebies, but no. Water is expensive, $50 deposit is not refunded until 7 - 10 days later, even if you didn't use a dime! Desk doesn't answer until several rings making you wonder if anyone's there at all. Desk gave wrong information on area transportation costing me additional $40 getting to and from the airport. Most hotels of this prestige have their own shuttles.
September 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by spgguest49 This hotel, this is a good hotel
Outstanding in every facet. Particularly enjoined the club lounge access. The meeting rooms were also superb. Overall phenomenal experience.
September 12, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Chris82 Good choice for Business/Conference Traveller
The hotel was well renovated, decorated and up to date. It's in a perfect location for business/conference traveler, since it's right there where all the office buildings area. For a leisure traveler though, I guess most people will know by now that Dallas downtown is pretty much dead at night or weekends, in exception of small areas of town. Despite of the fact that downtown is dead at night and weekends, the location is only a few blocks away from the art district, Main Street, and West End, you can even take the train to go to those places, which stops pretty much in front of the hotel. All in all it's a pretty good hotel for Sheraton standard, the only complain I have is that the remote control didn't work for the TV menu/movie rental/hotel (check out/hotel info etc). But it wasn't the end of the world, and there were other ways to check out.
September 11, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Susan123 Need to improve a lot
This hotel is a large one, with very little service and not great with cleanliness, etc. The green initiative is great, but people eat, there should be a way, where they provide someplace to collect trash. People eat in their rooms and leave the trash outside. No one picks them up. The corridor starts smelling due to this trash there. Tried calling room service to order food. No one picked up for over 10 minutes. Reception also did not pick up. I was a platinum member, there were no information on internet. They did not enquire about or give choices of welcome gift.
September 10, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by stella3 lacks current information
The concierge needs to keep current on the downtown area surroundings. I was told 2 things I wanted weren't available such as a store(which was just a few minutes walk away from hotel) & a tour. Knowing there WAS indeed a JFK bus tour.could've helped me plan my day better because I ended up missing them since the last one left at 230. I was told there wasn't such a thing when in fact a new tour started a month prior 4x a day.
Other then that the maintenance staff was wonderful, coming right away close to midnight to fix my a.c..
September 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beancounter Excellent Service
Even though there were many events at the hotel, parking was easy, the staff was attentive and the room was fantastic.
September 9, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by CM26 OKAY stay...
Would have been nice when booking this hotel to know that not only was there a convention going on but college fans from another state would be staying here. This hotel was BUSY.. parking was ridiculous we had to park a ways away. Even though I requested an early checkin and was advised the day before by a staff member of the hotel that I could come a few hours early that they should be able to accomadate me, what they meant when I checked in was they were willing to put me in a less suitable room although I paid for a larger suite. They were not even going to refund any money to me if they put me in a smaller room... that surely doesnt sound right?!?! Also after 3 requests for a refrigerator we finally got one sometime between 7pm and 1pm (reminding you I checked in at 3), which meant the medicine we needed to put in there had to be kept in the ice bucket. Also upon arrival, we had to unload all of our belongings and pushed our luggage on the cart ourselves. It wasnt until we reached the elevators a staff member notivced and helped us. Dont plan on sleeping on the pull out sofa either, because if you are like us there wont be any sheets available when you call down and request them nor pillows. About an hour before bedtime we finally received 2 comforters.
All in all this was okay for convenience purposes for the dallas area, but not somewhere I plan to stay again!
September 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by JavelinaLeon Service
Amazing service! Inspite of the large crowd this weekend, we still felt like we were treated special. Thanks
September 6, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by marasw Disrespect from staff
Our tub drain was clogged after the first night, so we left the room to be cleaned with several inches of water in the tub...nothing was done about the tub. The tub was not cleaned and the drain was not fixed and when we returned to the room the same several inches of water was still there. We called guest services to have someone come fix the drain and two men came to fix it talking and LOUDLY complaining about their jobs the whole time. One of them even said "I don't even care if they fire me today" It was very inappropriate and made us extremely uncomfortable. I wanted to speak with their supervisors but felt unsafe doing so since these people clearly have access to my room and didn't care about the consequences of their actions. After that we just left our privacy door hanger up and did not have housekeeping come to our room for the rest of our stay.
September 6, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Grant21151 Nice Stay
Went for AnimeFest laborday weekend. The staff was kind and understanding of the con-goers. The room was nice and comfortable.
The bed was comfortable. Pillows weren't anything special, weren't uncomfortable but not exactly comfortable either. The thermostat was a little weird but the room stayed at a good temperature.
The bathroom was clean and okay.
Overall: Good stay, no big complaints on staff or the room. Would stay here again.
September 6, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by StephinOK Not the best experience
Room was clean.
Buffet Breakfast was good.
Hotel staff was pleasant & helpful
-Ice Maker on our floor and one below was broken
-Room air conditioning wasn't cooling as it should (we kept ours at 65 the whole stay and it wasn't cold in the room at all.
-Iron was broken and left streaks on my shorts when I tried to iron them
-Parking was full - so we had to find another parking garage (which actually worked out because it was only $5 a day- rather than $15)
-Pool was SO small. Being a holiday weekend, there were a lot of guests who wanted to use the pool- and it was too small to accommodate the number of guests that wanted to utilize it.
September 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Warmom30 The hotel truly catered my requests
My daughter and I took a holiday mother/daughter trip and I actually booked the room at the last minute. I requested that we got a room with a view and they were able to fulfill my request. The room was larger than we expected, we felt as if we were in a business class suite. I would most definitely recommend this hotel to anyone travelling to Dallas, Tx!
September 6, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Toby16120 Not worth the money.
The service was great until i got to my room. The air conditioner was not working, the toilet didn't flush and two light sockets didn't work. After repeated calls to guest services, i finally got another room after making a personal appearance to the lobby. The suites don't come with a mini fridge or a microwave unless you pay extra. i have received better service and amenities from a cheaper hotel, than i received at this hotel. The only positive thing with this hotel is the fitness center that is extremely nice.
September 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by FamilyFM AnimeFest convention stay very enjoyable
We stayed one night for our son to attend AnimeFest. The convention was moved this year from another downtown hotel and we were happy with the change. The rooms are comfortable and well decorated. The down coverlet, pillows and towels were all plush and the toiletries in the bath were of good quality. The choice of restaurants was good, with a range of different types - coffee shop, ice cream, sports bar and regular restaurant. This hotel is also in a good location for city access - restaurants and the arts district, as well as easy freeway access. The pool (we could see from room) looked to be a simple square, but did have nice lounge chairs and cabanas. We upgraded to a Club Level Room and were very happy with the choice! There was beautiful lounge areas and the amenities available were terrific. The attendants were very pleasant and helpful.
September 5, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by olknight Very nice room, great service, great location, poor A/C in room
The suite was nice, well laid out and had plenty of room. For a suite, I expected the bedrooms to be in a separate room with a door - but this was a minor issue.
The biggest problem was the air conditioning. This hotel is using something called "Eco-Mode", which means the a/c is weak, and the fan turns off when no one is in the room. When you return to the room it takes at least 30 minutes before the place cools down enough to be noticeable. In addition, the instruction on how to set the fan are grossly inadequate. We had to call for help; the engineer who arrived explained how to set the fan. I found the air conditioning set up to be unacceptable.
September 5, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mel2012 Getaway Weekend
This was a nice stay and the staff is eager to accomodate all needs. I would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Dallas. The pool and fitness facility is incredible!
September 3, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by SK1000 Internet in the room not worked
My internet (both wire and wireless) in the room did not work. After working over the phone with tech team, the problem did not get solved. Tech team escalated to the 2nd tier support, but no one ever called me back. I had to attend my morning conference calls without any slide deck since I could not get to my emails. This is too bad. As a business traveler, without internet in the hotel room, you are pretty much dead in the water. Then I reliazied my hair dryer did not work after coming out of shower!!Later I found out all the wall sockets in the bathroom did not have power!! Not a pleasant stay by any means!!
August 31, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Brazos Poor Service 7-24
Hotel staff informed me upon check-in that no rooms were availabe with King Size bed, although I had pre-paid for one. Why does your system let you pre-pay for a room thats not available??? After me going round and round with them, they did have rooms with KS beds available and put me in the north tower. Room did not have adequate towels, room service had to be contacted twice before anyone brought more towels. Bathtub did not drain (at all) after showering, I was standing in 3 or 4 inches of water. No one informed me of a $21 Parking fee. Poor all the way around. I would not and will not recommend this Hotel.
August 31, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by R2012 Not as advertised
For a room that advertises "oversized rooms" and a large selection of suites, I was extremely disappointed. The only room that was even potentially smaller that I have ever stayed in was in NYC. Particularly disappointing for an SPG platinum member.
August 30, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by MR5825 very comfortable
The hotel was very clean and neat. Price was reasonable. The staff was more than eager to please. The only downside, I thought it was ridiculous that they make you pay for internet service
August 29, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Sita This hotel needs some improvements!
A/C would not turn on had to contact front desk, went to turn on TV and it had a big wad of bubble gum stuck to the bottom of it. The toilet was so loud when flushed, when we get up in the middle of the night and flushed the toilet it would wake the other person up.
August 28, 2012