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 4 out of 5 by jen1981 Would stay here again
I attended a conference at the hotel and found it comfortable, clean and conveniently located. The conference facilities were adequate and, in the evenings, I found it easy to walk to Broadway or nearby shopping. I looked at similarly priced hotels and their quality was far below the Sheraton. I would stay here again.
September 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by chrismc123 Great experience
Great experience. Our room was upgraded by a lovely employee named Joy. We enjoyed our stay and would definitely go back and recommend this hotel to people staying in times square.
September 16, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by SumTingW Low water pressure on high level floor
The water pressure in the shower on the 44th level (SPG preferred guest level) was dismal. Barely enough to shower. I should have called after the first night but I was so tired to complain on the second night of my business meeting. I do hope this is fixed quickly for the sake of other guests. Definitely, not what I expected for the Sheraton Times Square.
September 14, 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 5 out of 5 by GulsahandReha Amazing Hotel! Amazing Staff!!
We spent our honeymoon in this hotel and loved it! All the employees were so kind and they thought every detail before our arrival to make our honeymoon perfect. The front Office manager Seher really did her best to give us the best room, our housekeeper Lauren was also great. All the employees at the Club Lounge and lobby bar were so attentive and really made our days in New York unforgettable. Thank you everyone once again :)
August 28, 2014
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 Cynthiapr overall mess
The AC was not working properly and they had to come to the room twice over the weekend. The blinds would not close. I broke a nail trying to close them. They came in and all they did was just close them half way. The ice machine was not working on the floor and we had to goto another floor to get ice. Front desk was so busy it took the forever to attend to people. It took me a long time to save my points and it was not what I expected. It was a holiday weekend and I left early.
September 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Grrink this great hotel is in the perfect nyc location
the location and hotel are excellent.. the staff always amazing and always friendly and attentive. I have stayed here many times and its always great!!
August 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Skyline177 Good Location
Located in Times Square - most attractions are within walking distance.
August 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ling01 Great Location, Great Service
This hotel is perfectly located to many of the cities cultural landmarks, theatres, shopping, etc. The front desk service is friendly and efficient. Definitely will return to this hotel in the future.
August 14, 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 tom911 Dissapointed
I've stayed at this hotel at least 15 times over the last 5-6 years. This time I paid over $500 per night for a room and as a lifetime gold member could not get access to the lounge area? Then, the first morning in the hotel, there was no hot water in the shower. not what I am used to.
September 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LadyLA Beautiful Hotel
This hotel is beautiful, very clean and the location is excellent. We found that all of the staff we dealt with were extremely nice, helpful and very professional.
August 28, 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 4 out of 5 by Jessieowens Great Health Club
This place had an awesome health club. the weight room was extensive with free weights--barbells and dumbbells--as well as weight machines. It had a separate room for exercise bikes, and a full array of treadmills and ellipticals.
September 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jennifer26 This hotel treats guests well
I always return to the Sheraton because they are attentive to their guest's needs and respect their loyalty to the hotel.
August 11, 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 5 out of 5 by jj1974 great customer service
Joy at the front desk was extremely welcoming, very helpful, and has a great personality. Upon our arrival, Jorge greeted us and gave us a genuine welcome. Once our room was ready (we had arrived before 3pm), Jorge called us to let us know, which was much appreciated.
We were in town celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary and the entire staff went out of their way to make it special. Thank you to Brittany for the upgrade and special gifts.
August 22, 2014
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 4 out of 5 by astammy Good location and comfortable
The only issue we had is that we gifted this room to our daughter and they would not give her the upgrade for the club breakfast!!! I think that is ridiculous considering we are platinum SPG members. How much is a 24 year old going to eat? We called twice and spoke with the manager and she was not accommodating at all. She actually told us we probably should just lie and say we were coming too--unbelievable!
September 9, 2014
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
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jim7373 Average hotel for a high price
Lines at check I were long and staff was slow to check people through. It took 2 hr to get my non working tv remote replaced
The bathroom had mildew or mold on the shower tiles. And the bathroom fan had hanging dirt and mildew from it.
Not the cleanest hotel I've stayed in. I would expect more for the money.
However it was centrally located to most of the sites and the subway was Very accessible
September 9, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by MarcoPolo1450 Another disappointment
Free internet access sessions in the lobby are limited to 45 mins; internet connection in the room is charged. Faster and unlimited internet available at nearby coffee shop. Hotel charges to store luggage even for a few hours after check out. When my personal belongings were transferred by hotel staff to another room several items were lost & never recovered. Valet trousers returned with loose button that housekeeping provided a needle and cotton to fix as they would not sew it on securely. There were no envelopes, writing paper nor postcards in the room although there was a small notepad and pen provided. Not to mention the problem with the first room….Another disappointing experience.
September 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Freewill07 perfect location and excellent stay
we had an excellent stay with my family, it was a combination of a business trip and some family time, it worked out perfectly
August 25, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Nightmare811 cancelled reservation
Imagine arriving in NY city with your 14yr old daughter, and having the Sheraton representative tell you, "Your reservation was cancelled!". I felt so disappointed, so scared and that feeling of being alone!
I booked the hotel in October 2011 as we were going to a dance competition. Circumstances changed, so I changed the reservation by phone, and the reservation clerk, "Dave"said the reservation number was the same as original one. No mention was made that I would be charged for one night in addition (even when I specifically asked about this). I also called many times(at least 6) to ensure the date was changed appropriately, (I was cut off, I was told to call "customer care"and was told everything looked ok before we left) spoke to Martha and Jason.Manager James Green was able to rectify everything in the end, thank goodness, but bring copies of reservation especially if you change anything.
July 15, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by TorontoTraveller Terrible Service
On arrival I had a very unpleasant experience with the parking staff, & when I complained on registration, both the front desk clerk & then the front desk manager failed to take any responsibility, stating merely that the parking valets did not work for them, in spite of the fact that I was paying the hotel for the parking. The general manager was supposed to call me but never did. They appear not to realize that this is essentially a service industry. This initial experience soured my entire stay.
September 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scooter55 The Sheraton
This hotel is in a great location for all the Broadway shows,Times Sq. and Central Park. It was quiet and convenient.
August 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SPGPlatinum111111 GREAT STAY
Fantastic hotel, just renovated and looks beautiful. I travel 75 nights a year for business and this is one of my favorite hotels to stay. The staff treat you with respect and make you feel very comfortable. If you are coming to NYC on business or pleasure this is the hotel to stay.
January 9, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mimi17 Good value
Nice hotel within walking distance to museums,shopping, and theater district. Clean.
Room was small but attractive and updated. Bathroom extremely tiny.
September 9, 2014