Rated 1 out of 5 by GreatExpectations Service is sadly lacking
Location is fabulous and the travel and tours representative was helpful. That is all there is to like about this Sheraton. It is one of the most expensive sheraton I have stayed in, but one with sadly lacking service. I cannot believe that your priority number 1 is guest satisfaction.
I had to call front desk for service. I called three times and each tme the phone rang till it went dead. The operator who transferred the call was indifferent and almost rude!
We stayed on club floor and used the club lounge. The lounge was crowded, dirty and the food serving were not very enticing.
The lobby was often crowded. Even as a platinum member we had to wait in line for about 20 mins to check in. Thre were lines for every service - concierge, travel and tours, checked baggage. Could you not put more people to reduce waiting time?
We had a room with a toilet that did not flush well. Surely housekeeping would have noticed it but did not report it.
December 14, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Jimmy Location is the saving grace of this hotel
Where shall I start?
Booked four nights for our stay in NYC, to celebrate my dad's 75th birthday.
Requested the suite night upgrade months ago, when we checked in our room, without any upgrade at all!
Club lounge was super crowded and chaotic, feels like in a refugee camp during the labour day long weekend. People cutting lines and grab food right in front of you. Reflected that to hotel management, and basically was told that they were not about to do anything about it. You are hotel management, manage it!
Front desk never opened my files on their record so that we could get the internet access from our room. Called four times, and everytime, we got passed on to anther phone line, finally ended somewhere as a call centre in India.
And sure enough, the accounting department screwed up the bill and charged us $14.95 for the internet access that was supposed to be free for a platinum guest. So had to spent another 10-15 minutes waiting in line and sorted it out at the front desk.
So what else do I need to say?
Not recommend at all!
So we will definitely stay at another starwood hotel next time when we visit NYC.
September 7, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Milspouse Pet issue
The first night we were there, someone nearby had a yapping dog. The hotel staff was gracious, but there wasn't much they could do...the hotel is pet friendly and they cannot enter the room etc. etc. Yes, I love my dog...but leaving animals alone in a hotel room is cruel.
July 11, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Lotta This hotel was a disappointment
I am a SPG Platinum memeber, but was not treated as this:
- No upgrade with check-in
- No room at "SPG guest floor"
- Had to talk to management to get a room on the "SPG guest floor"
- No help with my luggage (2big, big bags)
- Called the VIP manager 5 times, always busy and never called back
- Always problem when logging on to internet - error message = "You are not a registered guest at this hotel". I can accept this once but when it happens every time I logged on.........and everytime I jad to talk to technical support
- Breakfast at the club = a big mess
no tables, no bagels, no youghurt etc, etc,
and the reason for this was that people after eating their breakfast also took 5 - 6 bagels and youghurt to go. No reaction from management.
September 7, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by shahrazz Dont expect good service or SPG benifits
I have stayed at the hotel once a month for a average of 10 days a month. At no time do they recognize you as returning guest or offer you a welcome. They will never upgrade you stating they are always full. Yet I have been next to many other Platinum Members who do get upgrades. The staff at reception are the worst you will see in any Starwood hotel, there a few exceptions but sadly I always get the miserable ones. (this is a understatement how rude they can be)
Do managers help when you complain not all they don't communicate with one another. You end up telling the same story three times
The hotel will never give you the details of the General Manager as I would like him or her to be aware of the problems a regular guest has at his hotel.
October 5, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by PSS1 Off the street or Platinum member...I don't think they cared
Let me say that I am a big fan of the Starwood properties and have been a platinum member for several years. However, the disparity in of service received at the various properties needs focus. I might as well had walked in off the street and begged for a room at this hotel. First of all, upon checking in I was told there were no upgrades available and I would be required to stay on a low floor with zero view. Fine. Not a big deal. However, my floor was on a separate elevator bank than the lounge. So I had to travel all the way down and back up to go to the lounge. Not a huge deal, but you would think they could accommodate me on the same set of floors with a common elevator bank. Secondly, the TV did not work well in my room (the picture was fuzzy). I told the desk, but it was never fixed. In addition, my room was conveniently located near the elevator and across from the ice machine to make for a very noisy background and it looked like every room on the floor had a paper in front of their door in the morning except my room. The final kicker was when it started to rain and I had to run out for a meeting. I called guest services and the Concierge to get an umbrella. Apparently there was not a single umbrella in the hotel to lend to a platinum guest. Maybe someone should be sent out to buy a dozen for a rainy day. Good idea? None of these items are a big deal in the large scope of things, but this lack of small services is a far cry from the type of attention paid to valuable customers at other properties.
May 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by DeniseLovesCats Perfect location
This prime location has been noted by many reviewers, but I had recently injured my foot and was using a cane when we vacationed in New York, so I REALLY appreciated the subway right on the corner and the short walk to the theaters. Our room was fairly small, but comfortable and very clean. I tried, and failed, to wangle an upgrade to the club floor, but the receptionist did offer free Wi-Fi, which worked perfectly for the duration of our stay. We had several memorable meals in the city, but I would urge anyone wanting to try street food to sample the offerings of the "Halal Guys," who have a cart just an avenue away at 53rd and 6th Ave, where you can get a great meal for--drumroll, please--$6.00. Loved our stay!
June 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by traveller072014 location was great
walking distance to office, restaurants, entertainment - perfect!
July 11, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by KAS16 Great location close to everything.
Overall, our experience was positive, but I should have demanded to be relocated to another romm when maintenance showed up stating there was a work order issued for a problem with the toilet before the bellman had even unloaded our luggage from the cart! The problem occurred the entire 7days we were there. We even tried to alleviate the issue ourself by pouring buckets of water down the toilet, but that only lasted 1 night and the horrific fecal odor returned. Every day we had someone from maintenance trying to fix the problem only for it to reappear. Pearl, the hoesekeeping manager, was very understanding and very nice, but she was at a loss as well as to where the problem was coming from. I was just a bit surprised that the front desk staff never offered to have us moved. I realize it was an extremely busy week at the hotel, but it did not matter if I was a VIP member or not; I didn't receive any special treatment or credits.
July 9, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Rjacot HORRIBLE
Thank you for letting me share my HORRIBLE experiences with the Sheraton Towers in Times Square. Upon walking into my first room on the 25 floor (after a long day at work) the FIRST thing I saw was BLOOD on the wall - BLOOD!. It was not a lot but JUST the fact that there was BLOOD on the wall completely freaked my out - AND grossed me out. I mean, if there is blood on the wall that NO ONE cleaned, then what else have they NOT cleaned. I get a second room. This room was still dirty - totally covered with food on the walls. Then to top it ALL off on my third (and last night) with the Sheraton, I had a HORRIBLE wake up at 11:30pm when security pounded on my door yelling "get up, who's in this room". Again I was SO freaked out. I didn't open the door but asked "why". All he said back was "call the front desk and tell them who's in the room". I was so confused because I had been in the room for two nights already. I called down and the front desk proceeded to tell me that my name 'wasn't' on a reservation' and therefore security was doing a check. WHY would they do this; a) at 11:30pm and WHY would they not have CALLED my room at an earlier time to verify!. Overall worst hotel experiences I've ever had. I will never stay there again and please know that I will be sharing this with my company who booked off the block of rooms.
December 4, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by GRAYBEAR NEEDS AIR CONDITIONING
FIRST ROOM AIR NOT WORKING ASKED FOR REPAIR BROUGHT IN FLOOR FAN NEXT DAY MOVED TO ANOTHER ROOM SAME THING AIR NOT
WORKING BOTH ROOMS BATH ROOM SOUR & HAD OFFENSIVE ODOR
WORKOUT COST $20.00 TO USE NO SWIMMING POOL BUT ADVERTISED ON
OUSIDE OF HOTEL
JOHN THE CONCIERGE WAS FANTASTIC. GREAT LOCATION BEAUTIFUL HOTEL
July 9, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by MusicMan Terrible check in experience
After two flights and an extremely long day of work in NYC I arrived at The Sheraton to have 1000 kids and families running around the lobby and hallways of the hotels. I got on the Platinum Preferred line and there was 5 people in front of me (only one person working the check in desk). To the right of me on the regular line was 2 people working and about 8 people on line.
It took over 35 minutes before I event got up to the desk to check in....(The other line of 8 people was already was all done by the time I got up to the preferred counter). Then when the front desk person started to check me in they couldn't find me a room so they said hold on and ran to the back to talk to the manger. I turned around and looked at everyone else in line (also extremely upset about how long they has been waiting to check in and how understaffed this hotel was).
When the front desk person finally came out 10 minutes later I said....Is there a problem? He said they only had limited rooms left and that the manager had to assign them....(35 minutes in total I finally got my key)...I actually clocked this on my iphone because I hung up with my wife when I finally got to the desk.
I asked to speak with a manager and she said "Im sorry we are having problems tonight and were adjusting and gave me a nasty look"....Thats is....No offer of bonus check in points, no room upgrade, no we will send a bottle of wine to your room....no SPG Platinum acknowledgement! I stay in 100+ rooms a year, this was on my top 10 worst.....
AND TO ADD TO IT ALL....the whole night there were kids running through the hallways screaming and the walls to the hotel were paper thin.....
Not the best experience......For other business travelers out there, I know you know what I mean here....
July 13, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by LandedSPG My First impression: Terrible....but maybe not for you.
Here is the thing: this could have been a solid recommendation by me. However, it started off bad and didn't get better.
The positives are that generally speaking this is a decent priced hotel for how close it is to Time Square and Central Park. Also, note that the parking is not super expensive relatively speaking to what other hotels charge. And that's where the positives end.
As a PLAT member I did not get upgraded to even a better room not to mention a suit or anything! I know what the standard cop-out message by all hotel responses is: "it's based on availibility" and although that's true, more often than not if you argue long enough during check in, you get some kind of upgrade which only means that it's actually based on "who wants it more" instead of legit availibility. Whenever I have to argue for an upgrade as a PLAT I already can assume the kind of hotel I am dealing with. So when I didn't get upgraded, it was not too much of a surprise to find out the PLAT lounge was closed for the weekend. Now since last year they've gone 24 hours, but when I went there, it was closed.
So look, if the lounge is closed and I am not upgraded (and at the that time Internet was not FREE for PLAT's) what am I getting here for my loyalty? Nothing.
Maybe since 2010 things have changed for the better, but when I stayed here for three nights in a row it was not a great experience. I had used starpicks otherwise I would have gotten out of there on the first night, but when you pre-pay for a hotel booking that you've never stayed in before, you run the risk of getting stuck.
As a whole I recommend the place, barely. But be warned, there our better SPG alternatives all around you in NYC.
This hotel does not meet the category 5 standards and should be category 4.
December 7, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ving Good location but poor amenities
Excellent location! You can walk to most attractions such as Theaters, Times square, Central park etc. Great restaurants all over this area.
Hotel amenities are not very great. There is no microwave in the room.
Room service was not so great either.
You have to pay for every little thing, including WIFI which is considered basic service now a days.
July 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Denise13 Fantastic location!
We stayed here for 3 nights and were extremely pleased with the attentiveness of Cynthia Munoz, Front Desk Supervisor from the get go. Before we even arrived, she emailed me asking for my room preference and location and did everything in her power to make sure we got what we wanted. She even went out of her way making sure to have milk and cookies ready for my 2 kids, a local map, water and even an apple when we arrived in the room. That was such a nice touch that I've never received at other big brand hotels. Cynthia definitely made this stay incredibly pleasant and I would DEFINITELY recommend this hotel for anyone wishing to visit New York. The location is super convenient to walk everywhere!
July 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by gwendac Great Staff!
I recently stayed with you for the first time in NYC. I was there for 9 days and had the best experience. The staff was excellent, friendly and very accommodating. I was very pleased with hotel and its location. Some of the rooms do need some update but overall good for NYC. Please commend your staff for their excellent service!
July 8, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 Very Disappointing Stay
After reading the many poor reviews I tried twice to reach out to this hotel prior to my arrival to prevent any issues. NO response from the hotel. I then emailed the eConcierge, who contacted the hotel on my behalf.
Upon check in. I received a dirty room, with the toilet paper holder falling off the wall. The amenity for the wedding surprise as promised by the eConcierge was never delivered.
I emailed pics to the GM and the eConcierge and am suppose to get a follow-up from the GM. I will repost after that.
Other than location - which is awesome, stay away from this SPG property!
December 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by consalo1 Front desk is awesome - most of the time
I recently checked in with Christian who has been of service to me in the past. He is terrific. He speaks to customers and gives me ideas, he is courteous, he anticipates what I may need, he always asks if there is anything he can do and suggests items like an umbrella since it was raining, called trhe COncierge for me, and offered the Concierge level since my room wasnt ready as a Platinum member. Many of the other clerks could take a page out of his tremendous service.
July 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by devrawk Amazing Staff
Everyone with whom we came into contact while staying at this Sheraton sincerely made us feel like we were welcomed there. They were all very friendly, helpful, professional, and sincere. Even if our room had not been as beautiful and comfortable as it was, if the staff is exceptional like this Sheraton's is, then you don't feel like complaining. They were top-notch!
July 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BigBelo Great houskeeping staff
Houskeeping staff was outstanding, I do not know the person name. But we stayed in room 1606 June 25th-29th. My wife thought she gave me a $100.00 bill and I told her she did not. We left with our kids and went out all day. When we got back to the room, the room was cleaned. Before we went back out, I droped something on the floor in front of the bed. I noticed the $100.00 bill was leaning along the bed wood frame. The housekeeping team left it as it was. What a great staff to leave something like this and not take it. The staff person should be put up for employee of the month.
June 30, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Cisco6810 Very Disappointing Stay
I have stayed at the New York Sheraton multiple times and mostly have had a great experience. I arrived early morning in NY and came to the hotel to check in (10:30 am). My room was unavailable and that is OK... I left my bags and then went off to meetings... I arrived back at the hotel to find that I was in a very small room, (no upgrade), the room was not very clean, there were no bottle water or any reference to me being a Platinum member. I tried to reach the desk and was waited for several minutes... I took a Fuji water out of the mini bar to take some med's and when I got my bill I was charged $8.00 for a small bottle of water... I walked away from this experience feeling like i was robbed
October 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyTraveler628 Exceptional customer service
I am a weekly business traveler and I was very impressed by the customer service experience specifically the attentiveness of the hotel staff. The club service supervisor went above and beyond during my stay and was exceptionally attentive to detail.
July 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by zmort Pricey, but ok
My wife and I were celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary. Our room was upgraded to the club level, which was nice. We had complimentary champagne delivered to our room (despite the fact that it was noted in the comments and I told the staff at check in that we didn't drink. So the cleaning lady got a free bottle I guess...). The hotel concierge was great! They recommended excellent restaurants in the area for us.
The room seemed to be very small and not a lot of room to move around in, but overall it was fine.
My only complaint was the doors to the room shut EXTREMELY LOUD. Not a pleasant thing to be woken up by in the wee hours of the morning.
June 23, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by joelbiran poor staff responsivness
room wasnt cleaned in 3 days i stayed
line to check in bags was extremly long and no measures were taken to shorten the wait time
July 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chay55 Tony Awards Weekend
The Sheraton was the perfect hotel for our weekend in NYC! The location was close to Radio City Music Hall for the Tony Awards ceremony, close to Times Square for the action, and close to Central Park for relaxation. The staff were very attentive and helpful ! We really enjoyed the Club Lounge and so happy we booked that room type as the views alone were well worth it!
We had received an email a few days before our arrival and our special requests were met to perfection!
Thank you to all at the Sheraton....you helped make it a very enjoyable and memorable weekend!
June 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rubia Great spot. Centric to all
Excellent choice for Manhattan. The Hotel was too crowded for me but it was a holiday vacation. Very well located.
July 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lizzyd Guest from Greensboro NC
Check-in was quite lengthy. We waiting about 45 minutes. Otherwise everything was great.
June 30, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by EW2011 Check in and baggage handling not good
1. Zero recognition of SPG Platinum status by hotel staff
2. $3.50 baggage storage is insulting
3. 30 min+ wait for check-in (Front desk staff was terribly understaffed at 5:00pm)
4. Overall first floor staff attitude is terrible
December 15, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by GoHokies This Hotel needs major renovation
I stayed at this hotel numerous times, only because I had a cheaper corporate rate. Otherwise I would never stay here with my own money.
This hotel needs major major renovation throughout and should not command such a high price. The rooms are very tiny and you feel so cramped in 250sq ft. And it feels very outdated and it is very old. They really need to renovate the bathroom and the room.
Only thing nice about this hotel is the location.
November 21, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Manju Unacceptable
We walked into an uncomfortably hot, muggy room upon arrival. Turned off the heat but noticed there was no air. Called downstairs and they said they would send someone up. No one ever came up. I caught an employee passing by in the hallway (since we had the door opened, trying to get some cool air in the room) and she came in and stood on the desk to open the window, she also said she would send someone up with a fan and that never happened either. None of us got any sleep because having a window wide open in NYC can be pretty loud! Customer service was terrible. I would not recommend this hotel. The location is perfect but you can't get any sleep. Way to hot and bad customer service.
December 4, 2011