Rated 2 out of 5 by UncleBill1 Worst Starwoods stay ever
So many problems I don't know where to start. Lets just say that nothing went as planned.and they really didn't care. They were busy and that's all they knew. They really never offered to resolve issues. Any place can have issues it's how a hotel or resort trys to help a guest enjoy their stay. All other starwoods properties have been great! Wouldn't stay here again
February 26, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by ColoradoNative Hotel Under SERIOUS renovation
There is no coffee bar / no restaurant or bar - just a meeting room with a bunch of tables. Room service is not 24 hours - only dinner - NO chance for breakfast room service at all. This is far below acceptable standards for a Westin property - the web site describes dining facilities that do not exist and never will again (they have been demolished). Until FULLY back in shape I would only stay here as a last resort.
January 24, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by CraigP A bit outdated... not too clean... food terrible and overpriced
I typically love staying in Westin's - clean, modern, friendly and perfect for business trips. This particular hotel had a great friendly staff, but the room felt very outdated, the carpets had old stains on them and i ordered food at the restaurant and paid $30 for soup, salad and a beer. Now $30 isn't much usually... but when the NE Clam Chowder was awful and the caesar salad was boring and the beer was far overpriced (even for Chicago) it doesn't make it feel right..
October 8, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by KKM1121 Nice, but deceptive
The hotel itself has very nice and spacious rooms, however, the parking is a bit confusing. As a first time guest it might just be due to inexperience with the hotel, but the sign clearly says that overnight guests get charged $25 and yet there's no way for a guest to tell the ticket machine that when they go to part before checking in. At check in, the employees do not ask or check if you are familiar with the parking process and so when I left I had to pay $50 in parking since I had no discount ticket to give the machine when paying. Outside of that, the beds were slightly uncomfortable (though I'm used to firmer mattresses) and the shower had low water pressure and the water barely got hot. Lastly, in addition to the room and parking fee they wanted to charge for wifi use as well. I find that absolutely ridiculous and will not be staying again.
May 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Goban Good all round performance.
May 27, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by visitor3 please replace your property's towels
overall, good airport hotel. frequent airport shuttle service, friendly staff. i also like the maid service opt out deal for 500 starwood points, it helps the environment and i get a few more starwood points.
the only suggestion i want to make: please get some new towels for the hotel. all of the towels placed in my bathroom were frayed and looked like they had seen better days. one of them had a permanent stain. it's quite disgusting.
June 22, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by worldtraveller33 Fire alarm was a BIG problem
I have stayed at this hotel twice and the first time was pleasant and unveventful. This last time, however, was not to my standards. The food was excellent and the staff were friendly, but a fire alarm went off at 9:30 at night. This in itself is not an issue, but they way it was handled was awful. I was on the 9th floor and walked calmly down to the lobby. I then spent about 30 minutes trying to figure out who was in charge and when I could go back to my room. I found no one to give me any information and eventually went back up to my room becasue others were. As I was riding up the elevator, another guest told me that she was there several times and this happens often. The fire alarm then went off again for another couple of minutes. By this point, I was tired and confused as to what to do. They really need to look into and fix this fire alarm issue.
November 15, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Austonian The Single Worst Property in the Starwood Network
This hotel is completely outdated and should not be selling rooms until heroic updates are in place. Period. Mattresses hotel wide are OVER 10 years old. There is ZERO "Heavenly" left in ANY of this hotel's rooms. I have stayed here for 100 nights a year for the past three years. The property is under new ownership. Renovations were said to begin in NOV 2012, but there is NO sign of progress. Tonight I'm in room 340. The mattress is from 2002. It weights about 200lbs because of a decade of body dander, perspiration and dust build up. GROSS. AND!!! Management puts PLYWOOD between the mattress and box springs to get more distance out of the ailing "Heavenly Bed". #Fail. That is unacceptable on every level. The single worst Starwood property I've stay at world wide. Shame on the Westin O'hare for operating under such deplorable conditions. Do not stay at this hotel.
January 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by BusinessTraveller25 Restful Experience, but WIFI poor
Exceptional customer service, great food, very comfortable bed, larger than expected TV, great meeting rooms. Frustrated that WIFI did not work in the room, although it did work in the lobby and meeting rooms. Spent some time with staff, but did not resolve the issue and blamed my device, which didn't make sense as 2 devices didn't work in the room, but worked well elsewhere. Close to L train and deep dish pizza.
November 16, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by shoegirl2221 Not honest
My fiancé and I came back to Chicago after staying at this hotel last summer and having a great experience. I attempted numerous times to book a special AAA rate on the website but was unsuccessful. I called the actual number provided to have a worker book the trip for me. The man who I spoke with was very nice and assured me I had received the AAA special which included parking. When we arrived at the hotel and went to check in I was told that parking was not included in the special and that it would be an additional $15.00 a night. I stated numerous times that was not what I had been told but it didn't matter. The worker stated "well do you want it or not?" I was very dissatisfied that I was not getting the package I had originally booked, and more so the fact that the worker never offered to fix the issue. We will not be staying here again, and I will no longer recommend this hotel.
July 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Steph12775 Would stay again
Javier in the restaurant made each of our mornings wonderful. He was helpful and courteous even when he wasn't our server. I would definitely stay again just because of the service I received from him. He needs a raise.
Everyone was nice and helpful, bu Javier went above and beyond.
June 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pway Extremely Polite Staff
I would like to commend the Front Desk Representative who signed me up for this program. I wish I knew her name because she was the MOST polite person I've ever encountered at a Hotel Check-in Front Desk. She would have been on duty at this property at about 9-930Am on January 28th.
January 29, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Allen1 Westin O'Hare
Hotel never gets details right. This week three of five weekdays the USA was delivered. One day no papers at all. Another day at hallway near elevator.
Apparently one or more days not all elevators working - large conference group and a 8-minute wait!
September 24, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by CarlitoLA horrible "remodeled" room
I can not understand how Westin can put a customer in a room with no cable TV, no bathroom hardware, no phones and no running water in the shower. Worst hotel expereince in my life. Whoever signed off on this room being ready for use should be fired.
February 28, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by WisDan50 This hotel has issues
Stayed here twice now, two years ago and in 2012. BOTH times I have had major billing issues! Took several calls/days to rectify.
Also, was promised free parking and had to argue this at the front desk after they billed me for it.
January 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Moe2550 Early shuttle
Big thanks for arranging the early (4 am shuttle) Friday February 22nd. Snow fell overnight and the driver was there!
I have stayed 3 times at this hotel and the staff is terrific. I highly recommend this location.
February 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jimmy A good stay at a good hotel
Stayed at this hotel during a visit to Chicago.
Th shuttle to the L was great and convenient way to the city, and it is really close to O'Hare Airport.
The amenity on site was average though.
October 6, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Donald3217 Pillows
The hotel overall was fine. The Staff was friendly and accommodating. The one and only issues I had at this hotel were the pillows. They were lumpy they were small it was like a bad joke.
July 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scot34 Everything perfect
I have been using Park Sleep Fly for 10 years. This is first time Westin ORD was on the list. I hope this Hotel is on the list all the time. Can't ask for better service. Food wonderful. Love the bedding and the rain shower. Will always stay here if is on the park seep fly list for when I travel.
May 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by olivo honeymoon
We stayed here on our honeymoon. The clerk upgraded us to a suite and also sent is a complimentary fruit tray and champagne. It was very nice and our stay was quite enjoyable.
January 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by artist916 Good experience
We recently stayed at the Westin O'Hare for an overnight layover. It was convenient, comfortable and easy. The entry to the hotel is inviting, our room was large with a nice view, and the dinner we had at Benchmark was truly outstanding. This would have been an excellent experience but for the hallway to our room. After checking in we took the elevator to the 10th floor and were met with carpet that was not only dirty and stained but littered. It was very off putting as we anticipated what our room would look like. Our room was fine, but the hallway did not meet Starwood standards. That being said, we would definitely stay at the hotel again.
August 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elaine76 Easy access to city
I love the fact that the "L" is so close to the hotel. Self-parking is not as expensive as other hotels I considered. Two words: Heavenly Bed!
July 18, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mike52 The staff was very courteous
Our stay, though brief, was enjoyable and comfortable. The staff went far and beyond and the doorman (Ivan) was so friendly and helpful.
January 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Annie1 This hotel more than met all my expectations
This was a great experience. The room was quiet! Everything was clean and beautiful. And the bed ..... oh, it was 'heavenly'.
November 14, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joseph Great stay!
Good fitness center and small pool and hot tub, you can still enjoy it!
March 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DB1214 Always a new surprise
I stay at this location frequently and each stay is fantastic. I can always count on a comfortable stay with exceptional service. The rooms are always warm and welcoming, and the staff remember me as I walk around the hotel. As the title suggests, every stay at this location, the staff always provide me with a pleasant surprise. Often the surprise is tea or sweets in my room waiting for me when I return from work (nearly always at the same time). Other times it'll be fruit and a beverage when I arrive. The staff are always inquiring about me and looking after me. I couldn't ask for a more welcoming location to stay away from home.
January 27, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by GK27 Nicely renovated
Recently renovated. Rooms and facilities very nicely done.
May 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WorldFlyer11 Last Minute Relaxation
I made a same day reservation due to the airline having a flight delay and missing my connection. There is nothing more aggrivating then dealing with the unknown of airtravel. Once I arrived at the Westin, I knew I would be able to relax in one of the heavenly beds. The room was exceptioanlly clean and the bathroom has very modern fuctures and offered a large amount of space. If I had a nother forced overnight at O'Hare I would absolutely stay there again.
May 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Renny Outstanding F&B Staff / Hotel Needs Some Updating
The Benchmark staff - Olga and Joe - are outstanding. It was a pleasure getting to spend time with them in the restaurant / bar. Expensive, but convenient restaurant / bar. I think I spent 300+ during a two night stay. When I arrived, the front desk staff was very confused. They were going to charge me 25 or 30 for self-parking. Luckily a supervisor came by and said, "no, parking is included in his rate.". Ice all over the elevator floor, and an out-of-service elevator with the door open. Room doors slam shut. I do love Westin hotels though - I love the olphactory touches! But I was not greeted as an SPG gold member when I arrived.
September 13, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by NotHappyWithWestinOhare By far the worst SPG facility I have stayed in
As as SPG platinum member I expect a bit more service/facility to be on a category 3 hotel.
1) I booked a king room, the receptionist try to tell me their is a wedding at the hotel and there is no king room. I gave her the stare and she all of a sudden came up with a king room.
2) The trash from ther previous guest was still at the trash basket.
3) Parking costs 25 dollars, and the Sheraton more closer to the airport is 12 dollars, now how do you make sense of that.
4) There is no concerige lounge at this hotel. First time ever.
Overall this is not a category 3 hotel and its overpriced and will never stay at this hotel again.
January 16, 2013