Rated 3 out of 5 by Babs It was ok
I was at the Sheraton NY, never stayed there for business before. Was not impressed with wait to check in. Lobby was nice, room decorated nicely. Didn't think bed was comfortable at all - sheets were rough? Blind in room was fine at night, but as soon as sun rose there was no way to make the room dark? Could hear people next door - walls too thin. Average large chain hotel - I wouldn't stay here again for business...maybe for personal trip if the price is right.
4 de marzo de 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by UnhappyPlatinumSPG Check-in Process Needs Customer Service Training
I loved this property! And spent several months "living" there part time for most of 2013, but my recent interaction with checking in was shockinly unfriendly and unprofessional.
My experience dealt with employees unwilling to listen and stuck on procedures. The scenario next to involved a guest without ID and the employee was again stuck on procedure and lacked in the area of customer service, respect and professionalism.
26 de febrero de 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by travelgenius Less than normal experience
I have stayed at this hotel many times. This time was sub-par...when I arrived, refused to honor confirmed requests and lifetime gold status, saying they only give late check-out, entrance to club lounge to platinum as hotel is under different management. I ended up paying additional for access to club floor (had booked thru trade-show and club rooms sold-out; had called hotel to see if would give access to club at least); they did give me a room on the club floor when I paid the $25 additional per night; room was absolutely terrible with a hospitality room across and awful furnitue set-up; I was moved to another normal room that was fine; breakfast in the club was a mess next morning; dishes and used materials piled all over; food was pretty much delpeted and not being replaced; very little staffing...
The lounge that evening was good and breakfast next day had normal staffing that remembered me and service was up to expected.
The day after I checked in, I went to the front desk and was given a late check-out for the next day as normal with no issue at all.
Not sure what happened here, but the person I was traveling with was at the point of never coming back and we are longtime SPG members , have stayed here many, many times, and are both close to lifetime platinum.
20 de febrero de 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by TexasGuy2014 I Expected a bit more
The room was relatively clean but the show looked like there was mold on the grout. The elevators broke and it took 15-20 just to get up to and down from my room each time. I've stayed at Sheraton Hotels in the past and enjoyed the experience and hotel much more so than this one.
10 de febrero de 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by shahrazz SPG Platinum dont expect upgrades
This is a very busy New York hotel last year I stayed a total of 50 night and was even given a bonus SPG for staying so much. Every time I check in staff never say welcome back Always ask if I have stayed here before only three occasion I have been given a SGP upgrade. This is a busy hotel and very poor service from front line staff. The positives are its a great location.
8 de febrero de 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by westcoastjohnnie Need Improvement
I am long time Starwood Member and I think this is the worst experience I have had unfortunately, The rate I paid for this room (through the Starwood website) was less than I was subsequently offered from third party sellers. I was supposedly in an premium room and it sure seemed normal. I had problems with internet access which took three phone calls to get corrected, my room was not cleaned one day and it took two calls to get someone to attend to this. I expected better.
4 de febrero de 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by best1953 Lounge
Status of 44 lounge was very bad. Opening hours are short and personnel cleaning table did not care to touch with dirty protective gloves, being used for cleaning operations, the dishes of the customers
27 de enero de 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by jm888 house keeping improvements
I stay here often, the room was a bit dirty, small pieces of hair on the bathroom sink, I wiped it down. The over for the bed comforter was dirty (stains), I asked the front desk to info house keeping, to change sheets. They did not, I called again. They finally changed it. I also replied to the guest relations. They sent a new comforter to the room (not checking records that they were changed). This time, they just left a comforter on the bed.
I like this hotel location and that there's a club room. The club room staff are always friendly.
21 de enero de 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by NoNoNo543 Satisfactory
Hotel met our needs since expectations were low. Good location and serviceable. Bathroom smelled funny, hallway light wasn't working properly even after they said they had fixed it and the safe kept on braking since the battery was being held in by duct tape.
5 de enero de 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by you3 Foods at the club lounge are poor.
Foods at the lounge are not good enough for royal customers.
2 de enero de 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by fish09 Convenient, great for quick stays
The hotel is on the older side - but this is NYC. Great concierge lounge and service. Was able to handle massive AM crowd (full of tourists/families for the holiday weekend) efficiently and effectively. Rooms a bit small and old, but the location is convenient.
1 de enero de 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 Preferred Check-In Needs Work
Preferred (SPG Elite) Check-in line at 3:00pm 12/26 was 4 people deep (non preferred was 10/12 deep). Non preferred line was processed before preferred as only two agents at preferred were busy with two (difficult?) check-ins (complained to floor staff at the time - apology offered - but no extra agents added). There are 4 or 5 stations at preferred check-in - 3 were vacant. I would have been better off standing in the non-elite line for a more expeditious check-in experience.
31 de diciembre de 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Chas02 Escape NYC in December
I know it is busy around the Holidays, but hotel needed improvement.
31 de diciembre de 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Lawrence46 Great location, poor service
We visited NYC for a three day weekend before Christmas. The positives: the room was updated, clean and nice. Housekeeping service was prompt and courteous. The negatives (and what would keep me from staying here again): Check in was a disaster. We arrived at 3pm on a Friday and the line to check in snaked around the lobby with only 3-4 cashiers. We waited 20 minutes, and the line barely moved, so we decided to check our bags and come back later. We were charged $4.00 per bag to check our luggage. Reprehensible! When we returned to check in 2 hours later, we waited 40 minutes. At the same time, there was a private party waiting in a line to be let into the conference room and the line blocked the access to baggage check. There were 4 employees in the baggage check area at the time we retrieved our bags and not one offered to assist us with our bags to our room. Of course, a bell man was nowhere to be found. We had a similar experience at check out. We had a late flight, and I waited 25 minutes to check my bags and leave for the day. Upon returning, same thing. 20 minute wait to retrieve our bags, at $4.00 per bag. While I understand the hotel has a large amount of rooms, the welcome, check in and bag claim situation is unacceptable. More staff and better facilites to service guests could easily address an otherwise disappointing situation.
26 de diciembre de 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by cloud Useless SPG Platinum..
Just location is good.
Do not expect anything especially SPG member!!
I knew there are available better room but they did not upgrade.
Club lounge was so disappointed!
26 de diciembre de 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by NYvisitor2013 Check in staff needs to be more courteous
I thought the person checking in could have been more courteous. Perhaps it was a busy day.
25 de diciembre de 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by srthomp32 Great Location, but staff needs some help
Great location near Times Square and Central Park. However, had a couple of issues that were not handled the best, plus nothing is worse than having to tell staff members they are too loud when they are outside your door till 1am making noise.
23 de diciembre de 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Cocoa99 Convenient location
This hotel was very conveniently located near many attractions such as theaters, shopping, metro, restaurants.
18 de diciembre de 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Robert1205 Sheraton Times Square
I stay at this hotel often but my most recent stay December 7 -10 was disappointing. Only one out three elevators servicing the 28th floor was working for most of my stay. Access to the lobby and room were therefore difficult with exceptional waits for the one elevator. The bar service was so overwhelmed that getting drinks was a nightmare.
11 de diciembre de 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by brandon97 Not family friendly, bad elvators
We had 2 issues that necessitate me writing my first ever hotel review.
1) when travelling as a family we normally have a drink or two in the evening when the kids are winding down. Both waitresses were not visibly irritated that we were there - one even make a negative remark. Keep in mind that we were in the lobby, not the bar it self - and there were plenty of other seats available for other customers.
2) We were in a section of the hotel with only 3 elevators. Only 1 was in service the entire 4-night stay and that one was not working well at all - so poorly that staff recommended we take the stairs 4 flights to another floor which had access to more elevators.
10 de diciembre de 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Sharon29466 Disappointed
I was really disappointed at the quality of this stay especially for the price. Waited on preferred guest line for far too long before I was helped....there was only one other person in line, just no staff at 8pm. Check in was fine, no perks or upgrades for SPG, not even a bottle of water. Room was well appointed. Wallpaper peeling off wall in bathroom, and could have been cleaner. There was hair, not mine, on the bathroom wall. Elevators broke on check out day, we were on 34th floor, called front desk and was advised they were sending up security so we may be escorted down service elevator. They didn't show in 10 minutes so we rode the only working car up as far as it went then jammed in like sardines to get to lobby. Tihis wasn't good for my claustrophobic 7 year old. Upon return elevators were still not at 100% but at least this time security helped us up and back down by way of the service elevator. Overall it was not my idea of an expensive NYC hotel. Wish it was better.
9 de diciembre de 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Val929 Sheraton NYC
The water pressure in the hotel is very poor. We were on the 38th floor and it took a long time to take a shower. In addition the normal amenities such as free bottled water were not provided. The elevators were very slow Sunday morning. We waited over 30 minutes for one.
9 de diciembre de 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by LisainNJ Location great but so many extra costs
I enjoyed staying at the Sheraton Times Square. Front SPG desk staff were amazing, nice and very thorough. While I understand the hotel charging to use the internet in our rooms, I am truly disappointed in being charged to use the gym when I am a guest at the hotel. $10 to use the gym when I already redeemed my points, paid for Internet access...I could not believe it. I was ready for a quick morning workout before my conference and I was told I had to pay $10. Ridiculous charge not only for an SPG member but for ANY guest!
7 de diciembre de 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Cs0320 Good location- facility and staff issues
We stayed in two rooms for two nights. Arrived at the hotel early around 10am and was put into the check in "que". Checked bags and came back at 4pm. When rooms were assigned I asked if they were close together. The response I received was no we are sold out. If you want rooms together you will have to wait. I had put my name in at 10am it was now 4pm and could not even get rooms on the same floor, I wasn't going to wait any longer as we had show tickets that night and needed to get settled in and changed. I wasn't asking for connecting or adjoining rooms, just the same floor. There were no apologies or anything. Then throughout our stay we were on the 23rd and 24th floors there was only one elevator working on our side of the building. There was no notice of this I just overheard the front desk agents discussing it and it was obvious throughout our stay as we often had to wait for elevators. The second morning we ended up walking down 24 flight of stairs because we waited about 15 minutes and the elevator came twice but both times was too full to get into. I expected better service and facilities for the price paid. The hotel however is centrally located and within walking distance to all major attractions. The roms were adequately sized for midtown hotels and the beds were comfortable. The water pressure when showering was minimal at best.
3 de diciembre de 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by hon31 Hotel Amenities
Our room was adequate but the bathroom was incredibly small with very little counter room. shower was weak and we could not get really hot water at any time. Trying to print boarding passes was a giant headache with no printers working or without ink to print. Finally got a girl at the desk to print info so we could get passes at airport. Cab service was good and convenient. No internet in room unless you pay $15 daily and they charge $3.25 to check baggage if you need time before you leave. Few hangers in the closet for hanging clothing. We have stayed in much better places for less and had much better service. Will not return to this hotel when we go back to the city.
3 de diciembre de 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by JJTTKK Several areas need improvement
1. Standard check-in at this hotel is 3 PM. Our family checked in at 7:30 PM and our room was not ready. We were told it won't be ready until at least 9 PM and were given a voucher for dinner (which we did not use). We had two weary young children and this was problematic.
2. During the lenght of our stay (2N), there was only one elevator working. We were on the 25th floor and reaching the lobby either took over 10 minutes or a trip up to 28th, then back down again because the elevator was always crowded. Having one elevator working, especially during peak season is inexcusable and a horrible experience for guests.
3. There were at least 10 dark lint spots and several strands of hair on one of the beds.
3 de diciembre de 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by KG82 Sheraton NY Times SQ
Average business hotel, expensive for what it is - price purely generated by its great location.
25 de noviembre de 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bubs202 Drafty & Noisy
I know this is in the heart of midtown/times square, but the room was extremely loud with outside noise. And it was extremely drafty, even with curtains closed.
18 de noviembre de 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ian74 Irritating minor problems
Analogue TV channels didn't work, and over a four day period, problem not solved.
In room safe didn't work, and also not fixed.
Maintenance man 'will be there in a moment' - 60 minutes later he arrived, and failed to solve either problem, then or later.
Hot water tap leaked, even when cold water opened.
WiFi in other hotels, Starbucks etc is normally free. To have 30 minutes free is OK, but really would be much better to have open WiFi.
14 de noviembre de 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by carotta Housekeeping very poor
hi. When I arrived I noticed that all the surfaces were dusty -- days worth of dust. The table next to the chaise lounge was dirty -- someone had eaten dinner on it and left a mess and it was not cleaned up. There were also crumbs and debris on the floor. I rang housekeeping and they sent someone to vacuum the floor, but the table and other surfaces were never cleaned.
31 de octubre de 2013