Rated 1 out of 5 by JeJe75 No Club lounge access if you are "only Gold". Poor Service, one bottle of water in room
Arrive by 9.00 PM, 2 parking attendants doing nothing did not bother with us until I started getting the luggage myself.
Reception: As I walked in, the receptionist looked at me and went to do other things and came back a couple minutes later with a box of envelopes for room keys. I guess those were more urgent than servicing me right away. Hey, maybe he had none left for me :).
They charge $12 for Parking and $10 for in room internet.
Asked about eventual access to Club Lounge, classic automatic refusal because of "near capacity" and "only Gold". Doubtful to me considering that a lot of rooms above mine and at my level are dark, will do a quick check tomorrow morning.
But anyway, Truth is, this is probably one of my last time trying to get this marketing ploy. I felt like the receptionist and his manager would not even try to give me a Club access since I am "only Gold". This is when I remember that my other Hotel Chain Gold Status gives me automatic breakfast, internet and club access.
Last but not least, small details like only one bottle of water in room for me and my wife, Receptionist not saying where the elevators are nor saying how to access internet. Additional small details that make for a not so good karma at this Hotel. Did not even tried to call nor complain about those. I leave first thing tomorrow morning.
July 5, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Fred2012 Not so satisfied with this hotel
We tried to check in early on Tuesday the 26 but front female clerk with a snobby attitude advised me that there was going to be an 80+ charge for early check in. It was a tuesday I know they had rooms available and it was only a few hours earlier than the advertised check in time. I don't see the point for charging me extra to check in a few hours early in the room I am already going to sleep in. I advised that I had tried calling in advance to see if I could check in early and advised her that their telephone lines were busy(telephone lines were down at the hotel) to see if I could check in early and she didn't say a word just looked at me. Once again,her, I am doing you a favor for checking you in attitude, came into play. Telephone lines were down for the first day or so. We also had to pay extra for Disneyland Shuttle. Other hotels next door to this hotel have free shuttles, free early check in, and a much friendlier staff. Hotel is ok at best. I will not stay here again, next time I will pay the extra cash for a higher star hotel. Sorry for the choppy writing but I am typing on the go. Bye
July 3, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by JohnE Great location and staff
This was my first time at the hotel and we had a great time. It is located central to everything and a great value for the quality of the hotel and staff. We stayed on the club level and had a great breakfast every day and their nightly snacks even fulfilled our dinner needs! Can't wait to return.
July 2, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by lou2012ala Hotel
Not the typical Sheridan rooms nor service.
June 29, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Larry83 Staus Means Little
I stay at this hotel about 6 times a year since it is the only starwood hotel in the area to utilize my Platinum Level Benefits. I realize that when the hotel is full, as it was recently, there may not be rooms on the Concierge level. However, when I requested a quiet room on my reservation made months in advance, I would hope that I wouldn't receive a room closest to the elevator. When I asked if there were alternatives, I was told at reception that the hotel was sold out. Later the hotel manager offered other rooms, but it was after we had already settled in for the night. we could have staid somewhere cheaper and received the same preference.
June 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kelly33 Great Hotel for the business traveler
I stay at this property at least once a month for over the past two years. The staff is always friendly and helpful and the rooms are always spotless. I like the fact that there are no tubs in the room, but a real shower!! The Club room is one of the best out of all the SPG properties that I stay at over the year.
Great property, Great Staff and Great Value. It's a winner!!!
June 22, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by ReallyDaryl Still good, but not as good as it used to be
This is my preferred hotel whenever I'm in the Anaheim area. I discovered it last year and couldn't believe the quality of the hotel I was getting for the price. Unfortunately, it seems as though traveling families have also discovered it and have not been treating it so kind.
The common areas are beginning to show the wear-and-tear the comes from families, especially those with young kids. Don't get me wrong, this place is still a great value, just not quite the shining jewel in the Anaheim resort area it once was.
Cosmetic issues aside, I noticed some technical issues this visit, specifically with the Wi-Fi. In a nutshell, it would let me pay to connect and then after a few minutes, the Wi-Fi signal would vanish and not return for several hours. Not the end of the world for personal travel, but quite disturbing for business travelers. The front desk tried to address the problem by sending up an ethernet cable, but that shackled me to the desk which defeats the very nature of wireless internet. Long story short, the Wi-Fi problem persisted the length of stay.
Speaking of the front desk, the service was a bit off this visit. In past visits I could count on Jason to get me checked in/out in a quick yet friendly manner. This time, there was always a wait to be helped and the staff seemed a bit worn out. Still friendly, but more like they were putting on a brave face.
The noises the elevators make make me wonder how many more years of service they have in them. Some of the sounds remind me of Tower over in DCA. I feel totally safe in them, just a little nervous they might need servicing when I need to use them.
This was my first visit where I had time to visit the fitness center and pool area. No issues at all with the fitness center, it's one of the better set ups going. The pool area on the other hand left me a bit disappointed.
First off, remember to bring your room towel, none are provided at the pool. The pool is heated, but not super warm. The jacuzzi is a bit on the small side and we had to wait a long time until people left and we could climb in. Upon climbing in, the first thing we noticed was the strong smell of chlorine. We're talking make-your-eyes-burn strong. We also noticed a strange brown speckled foam on the surface of the bubbling water. It eventually got sucked into the side drain, but we did have to go out of our way to avoid it. Mind you, this was after 11pm at night so I'm sure it had been many hours since cleaning had been done and the throngs of park goers had really stewed it up in the mean time.
So after all is said and done, will I be back? You bet. Unless I have my pup with me. Or I score a killer deal at one of the DLR properties. This place still has way more going for it than working against it right now. And if they can keep up appearances and the Wi-Fi working, I'll definitely continue to recommend to friends and coworkers.
June 19, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by StarwoodPreferredGuest I thought I was a Preferred Guest
Booked a King online and called to see if it would accomodate a child rollaway after seeing in the posted terms and details that it was no charge (see below). The reservationist confirmed no charge over the phone but upon arrival was told that there was an extra charge for childs rollaway "unless I could prove it said 'No charge" when I booked. Took a two bedroom instead to geet the family out of the lobby before going back down to show Roccio the online policy on I had pulled up on my laptop. She apologized saying she didn't know the policy had changed and asked if I now wanted to move into a king room with a roll away. After the 7 hour drive wo wants to go through the hassle. On the bright side, room service was great food delivered in under fifteen minutes. Thanks Julio!!!
Extra rollaway: No charge
Child rollaway: No charge
Crib: No charge
Note: not all rooms may be able to accommodate rollaways or cribs. Please contact the hotel directly for more information."
June 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Unmadebed Great value at this spotless hotel
The title pretty much says it, this hotel is spotless and very affordable via starpoints (paid rates also are very reasonable from what I have seen). Staff is super friendly and helpful. Was kind of bummed that there wasn't a room available on the SPG floor. Non-SPG room was similar except it's view was of a big vent and it had no fridge. Still, the room was very comfortable. This is now my go-to Disney area hotel.
June 13, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by MountainRider Good business option in Orange County
Central location and new room product. When i am traveling and have simple business needs, this is a great option- I like the small feel of the hotel and easy access to area businesses- while close enough to Disneyland to have some evening entertainment and dining options. This is a very comfortable hotel for business when you are looking for the basics.
June 12, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by James31 This hotel needs new staff
There seems to be a lack of customer service training at this hotel. Upon check in the person helping me at the front desk made me feel like I was not a welcome guest. I had to ask about everything that was available at the hotel and after that she didn't even recognize my spg status. I had to ask for my status upgrades as well. When I called down to get more towels and another robe I was told it would be sent up. I never received anything. I was even told not to leave the do not disturb sign on the door and I specifically did not put it up for them to deliver those items. Having stayed here before I had a certain expectation. This time it was well below that.
June 5, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Kim86 Only average
Despite being a Starwood gold member, I was given a room with absolutely no view and no upgrade. No slippers were provided and the carpet felt damp and dirty on one's bare feet. House keeping forgot to replenish the bath towels (and even the shower rug) one day! The walls were thin and the noises from the adjacent rooms and corridor could clearly be heard!
June 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by GlobalGuest Great Stay, Excellent Customer Service
The staff at the Sheraton Garden Grove met all of my expectations and went above and beyond to help me when I had to book an extra room at the hotel when it was pretty much full. I will certainly keep staying here when I travel back to the area. Clean rooms, great service, great location. 5 stars.
June 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by AC310 Best hotel in Anaheim area
Hotel exceeded our expectations in every way. Rooms were immaculate, staff was super friendly, and the point redemption was amazing for the quality of the hotel. We will definitely be staying here again during our visits to Disney and Knotts Berry Farm. Great hotel!
May 31, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Untidy12 Absent Housekeeping
Housekeeping was either understaffed or incompetent. Room service tray remained uncleared from the hallway outside my room for close to 24 hours, and despite leaving my room at 7:30am and returning at 1pm, no housekeeping visited my room - and this was on the Club Floor.
May 26, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Energycomp Not for the Business Traveler.
I don't know if I've been spoiled by other Sheraton hotels, but I was very unsatisfied with the location and quality of the Garden Grove Sheraton than from any of my previous stays at other hotels. First off, as I entered the room (Standard King) I placed my bags on the floor and laid on the bed for some much needed rest. As I flopped onto the bed I felt as if I was landed on a stiff board. I called the front desk and they offered me another room, but as one of the representatives attempted to assist me in finding another bed, he could not reach the front desk by radio and wasted quite a few minutes standing and making small-talk while waiting for a response to from the front desk. I eventually told the rep that I was too tired of waiting and chose to stay in the room until someone could be reached and other options presented. Secondly, for being a standard king, the room was rather cramped and not laid-out very well. As I laid in the right of the bed, the television was still another 3 feet to the right, forcing me to remain on my right side if I wanted watch television. The desk area was smaller than what I typically used. Cord placement and a huge ugly colored extension cord on the top of the desk were rather distasteful. After further reviewing the room, I generally felt as if the hotel had made some poor (and cheap) choices on the types of furniture and amenities within the room that just made me want to find another hotel immediately. The one good thing I will say about the room was the glassed shower stall and the shower itself. Typically, the bathroom I normally stay at have the standard room on the left or right with the single sink and shower/tub combo. I give the Garden Grove a well earned Kudos for upgrading the style of the bathroom to feel more elegant. The following morning I went to the restaurant to have breakfast and had to go to the front desk to request some one come to the restaurant in order to receive a menu and take my order. As I came back in the evening from work, I tried out the hot tub only to find that the jets were not functional and someone had over-chlorinated the tub (it felt like I was breathing chlorine vapor). As for my bedding choice, the hotel never followed-up with me in presenting other options, which finally made my mind up and too cancel my stay and find another hotel. If you are a business traveler that looks for the comforts of being away from home, this is not the place for you.
May 24, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Missingfamilyincali 2nd stay went well I think except for wifi
Got a clean room on the 6th floor. On the second stay in less than 2 weeks, I'm simply looking for a clean room and a good bed to sleep in.
The overall 5 night stay was enjoyable, the staff did a good job and the cleaning crew is excellent. I come back at the end of every day to a clean room.
Enjoy the couple of times at the restaurant. Nothing fancy though they did overcook my medium to more of a well done.
Parking I think was a mess on this second stay because they are trying to paint the new lines but also because the area that they newly painted was way too tight. I can imagine that there will be accidents in the new setup.
Wifi is the other complaint that I have during this stay. I wanted to use wifi for the duration of stay but ended up going downstairs to use the computer because wifi doesn't work or doesn't work well. I was charged for the first two days that I attempt to use it but was promptly refunded when checking out.
May 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Disneyfans Great service
We had such a wonderful experience at this hotel, we are coming back in June! The shuttle is easy and picks up right out front. The club level is the way to go. Great and helpful staff made our stay even better!
May 12, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Missingfamilyincali Overall a great place to stay.
I am in the area and booked it for three nights for simple no frills stay since I just need a bed for the four of us. The front desk book us in without much issues and I was placed on 6th floor for being spg gold.
Pros, value, good service, nice amenities even though I didn't use it, close to where I need to be, free computer usage interest lobby came in handy for me to print itineraries for my group, quiet
Cons, parking fees though it's not much worse than others in the area, one sink in bathroom, I feel the beds are too soft
I enjoy the stay so much that I am going back tomorrow.
May 4, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Losanno Convenient Location
The hotel is very conveniently located down the street from Disneyland. I stayed here on two consecutive weeks for business and found it to be adequate. The lounge is nice and the attendant was friendly. It is tough getting an upgrade as a Platinum and even though suites were being shown on SPG.com, I was not given one. The front desk clerk was adamant that they were not available. The rooms are modern and very clean. There were a lot of families here and I think it caters more to them than business travelers.
April 30, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Sunseeker1 The carpet was filthy:(
This hotel definately needs attention. The carpet was filthy! I walked around in my white socks and immediately were black underneath. The bathroom floor was sticky! Yuck! I was also charged when my room was prepaid and had to ask the front desk clerk to reverse the charges and he seemed bothered by my request.
April 18, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Manju Bait and Switch!
I stayed at the Garden Grove hotel for a company conference on March 27th-29th 2012. I called the hotel at least two weeks before our stay and asked the reservation desk if there was a special rate for our group and was told they did not show one at this time.I booked my room that night online through the Sheraton website. 24 hours later I received an email from our corporate office let us know that we need to call the catering manager (Angelina) to book at our special rate. So that next morning I called and explained that I had just booked 2 rooms and would like to get the special rate and was told this would be no problem. I thought this was all I needed to do. When we checked out I noticed we were paying the regular rate and inquired about it, they told me I need to talk to Angelina. I called and left her a voicemail on March 29th @ 6:15am and never got a response back. On April 5th @ 12:44pm I attempted to contact Angelina a second time about our rate being changed over and never received a call back. On April 11th @ 12.07pm I called for a third time and request a call back. Angelina called @ 1.28pm and said that I would not receive the rate that we were promised and that someone from our group should have communicated it to use. I find this completely unacceptable!!! I booked the room with Sheraton, I was told by a Sheraton employee I would receive our rate, and after the fact Sheraton did not honor its agreement. I am highly disappointed and will not be considering Sheraton in future.
April 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sabi2011 excellent all around
Overall we have enjoyed our stay at this hotel. Employees are very attentive and what help. Rooms are clean and very kid friendly. Close To Disneyland and across the st from target perfect if you are with your family for last minute shopping.
April 12, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by KaraK Horrible Customer Service
I checked into the hotel 4/7/12. Around 10:30 pm tired from driving all day. I get my room key after waiting 5 min for the elevator. Get to my room and it's occupied. Try to call the front desk & it keeps ringing. They won't answer the phone. After at least 5 min of calling a nice bell boy came on my floor. I asked him for help & he told the staff to answer the phone. They brought a new key up.
Call for 15 min stll no answer to get firmer pillows. They tell me they will check & bring. Never called or brought up. Wanted Mgr to send me an email never heard from.
Worst customer service I have ever experienced!
Also walls are paper thin. You can hear everything in hallway & above you in the other rooms.
April 11, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by liznez bathroom needs & the positive
The bathrooms are equipped with a 1 shelf sink/vanity table where the towels & hair dryer are stored. It could have at least a rack for the hand towel since the only place to put the toiletries is on the vanity top along with the glasses, hand towlels etc.
The curtains were wonderful light blockers making it easy to sleep in when we needed it. Beds were comfortable & no problem exchanging the feather pillows for something non-allergenic for me.
March 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Manju Wow, what hospitality
Yes, the hotel was beautiful, the rooms were comfortable and the location was great, but what really made my stay here memorable was how wonderful the staff treated me. I anticipated standard service but the hospitality was definitely beyond what was expected. I was able to change rooms without a problem, store my luggage all day until check in time, enjoy a wonderful breakfast and grab a shuttle to Disneyland without any worries. The staff really took care of me and I want to say thanks again! I recommend anyone traveling for any reason, to stay at the Sheraton Hotel at Garden Grove (make sure it’s this one because there are like 3 or 4 others in the same area).
March 24, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Melly35 Favorite hotel in the area but services need improvement
I love the Sheraton and I make it a priority to stay at this hotel every time we are in the area. The front desk and management staff are always helpful and very friendly. However; on this stay things fell below the standards. Our TV remote did not work, the fridge was not cold and the housekeeping staff was rude.
If you plan to use this hotel as a family getaway for Disneyland, be prepared to wait for a shuttle that has space both to and from the park. The last two stays we have had problems with this. The shuttle service is a contract company and they do share with another hotel in the area which is the first stop. By the time it arrives, it is usually full. We really wish the Sheraton would look at other options as we plan to visit again next month and again several times after that.
Overall, this is a good hotel for the price. Clean facility and helpful staff.
March 21, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by LMG517 This hotel needs work
On business trip and the internet does not work most of the time. Hotel response was when hotel is full the Internet does not work well.
TV not working no HD stations. The hotel also knew this problem existed..
Poor maintenance of this ate.
Stay somewhere else.
March 14, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Miri Nice hotel
I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights, on the SPG "member" level. The room was clean and comfortable (it had a real thermostat, not one of those silly under-the-window noisemakers). The bed was very comfortable. Towels, shampoo and conditioner were also nice. Everything was good except for a few minor details, which are easy to overlook. The biggest negative was the wireless internet. It was horrible. I logged in and got booted out many times, and when I was in it was horrendously slow. I tried to use the wired internet but the cable was too short to reach my computer. Not convenient at all.
March 12, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by djDv1 Worst experience ever
Having stayed at all the Sheratons in the area, and loving them, I was looking forward to trying out this remodeled property. What a mistake. Rude front desk people, my room never got cleaned, restaurant so understaffed it took half an hour to have my order taken. On top of this at check out I was charged $12 per day for parking and had never been told that in advance. Stay anywhere but here.
March 9, 2012