Rated 1 out of 5 by Elm2 From check in to room very disappointing
We were very disappointed with the check in and the room was disappointing. One of my rooms was cancelled, they did not know why.The room we were finally given was on the first floor by the pool it was dark and felt like a motel .We were so tired after five hours of driving we checked the bed and went to sleep.The next morning we saw nail clipping by the sink vanity and hair on the walls when we showered.Not a good experience at all.
January 22, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Kukarita Hotel Stay
Upon arriving, the staff was friendly, but the surprises started the minute I walked in the room. I rented an oceanfront room. The furniture was outdated and worn. The cable tv in the living room was fuzzy and hard to look at. The air conditioning system was a wall unit (a wall unit!)! What year are we in? The thing was cold, but super noisy. The mini bar was completely empty and when I called to ask why, they said that Westin no longer offered mini bar services, but that they would be happy to provide me with whatever I wanted.
It was late, so I figured I'd go to bed and make the best of it. I must say that the bed was comfortable. When I awoke in the morning, I discovered that a cruise ship was parked right in front of my window. I was flabbergasted. I paid five star prices for a two star hotel. Needless to say, I will not be returning to this hotel.
February 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Redsrage Perfect Location
Walking distance to everything you want to see and do in Key West. All your needs and wants will be met at this hotel. I booked this hotel because we went to a wedding here a few years ago. It was a lovely sunset wedding! Hotel is on the water with great views.
November 16, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by UnhappyCamper Unwilling to honor reservation
Made reservation in April 2012. Arrived in Key West and they would not honor the rate that was quoted on the reservation. Manager said they never had such a rate even though it was on my written paperwork e-mailed to me after I made the reservation. I had to call corporate headquarters and a day later they did honor the rate I was quoted for only 2 days. No apology from the Westin hotel staff. In addition the bell captain was given information about the power chair we rented. He however never relayed the important info. to us. The concierge who made the power chair arrangements was very upset with the bell captain. In addition the bell captain treated the wheelchair representative rudely. I had also reserved a handicapped room. We didn't get one. The explanation was that they don't have handicapped suites in that hotel. They did bring us a shower chair.
February 6, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Marathon340 Expectation
This hotel has the potential to be the best, but it is dirty and out dated for the prices they charge. The rooms are NOT what the website pictured. The dirt from the vents are thick and also in different areas like the towel bar. The windows are even dirty. What is hard is that the location is fantastic! and the service at the restaurant is excellent.
Amy (mgr) needs to really listen, she pretends and did little to fix situation.
January 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SeaSIx Perfect Location at Key West
The valet staff dropped the ball when we arrived, but luckily the hotel picked up the ball and scored big time. Great room, outstanding view. We had a 1 bedroom suite with a direct ocean view, I never expected a 1 bedroom suite with 2 bathrooms. Much roomier than we expected. Very nice! I will gladly come back here, but I will expect the valet staff to unpack my car so my wife and I don't have to drag our bags into the lobby,.
March 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dmk30 Excellent Staff
We were checked in and checked out by an Intern, Hervin Lim, He is the most excellent, friendly hotel employee I have met in my life. He's a keeper for Starwood, all employees should have his attitude and customer service mindset.
An overall great stay.
November 13, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Carog Key West Trip
Loved the hotel and the location is in the heart of Key West. You are able to walk to all the great restaurants and shopping.
I was disappointed with check-in that they didn't provide an overview of the hotel locations for the pool and restaurants, they only directed me to the building where my room was. There were four people at check-in and I was the only one checking in. They could have been a little more personal.
July 17, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by EdSN Worst stay ever
I stayed in a room next to elevator 1st night.
My wife & I couldn't fall asleep because of unbelievable noise, even though we aren't sound sensitive people.
We complained to front desk, and they knew the problems, they said every guest complains. First thing they said was "we can't adjust room rate" ,we didn't even ask to adjust. Very disappointed. That was not a sellable room. I travel very often, it was the worst stay ever!
December 31, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by EdwardK Great Location
I enjoyed my recent stay at The Westin Key West Resort & Marina. It is located where almost everything is within easy walking distance.
The food in the Bistro 245 was excellent especially for breakfast and lunch. It would've been nice if there were an indoor bar/lounge. On very hot days, the outdoor area can get a little intense. The evenings there however, were very comfortable.
My room was extremely clean and confortable.
May 28, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Nicpro1 Not accommodating
I just went to a board review at this hotel. They were rude and not accommodating to me and my fellow colleagues --- refused to open board rooms early, late every morning with coffee and water. Made us constantly feel like we were an inconvenience. My room was ridiculously expensive and I didn't receive cleaning services 3 of the 5 day stay.
October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Markwv excellent
We stayed at this Westin for a friend's wedding. we were very happy and impressed with our stay. we got upgraded to an ocean view upon arrival. the wedding on sunset key island was beautiful. The staff was friendly. The bistro 245 was our best meal in key west. The location of the hotel is ideal. only con was a small pool with many kids running around. we will definitely return to this hotel and possibly the cottages.
June 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Powerball Love the Westin
As the saying goes, "location, location, location." There is none better in Key West. After "location," the staff is next. They were wonderful . . very helpful, friendly and accommodating. We cannot wait to return to Key West and will stay only at the Westin.
November 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jason Excellent hotel
Almost everything was great, food at hotel was great, pool was great, great location, gym was nice. My only issues - pool could use some umbrellas for shade, and the pool is accessible to the public even though the public is not allowed, they can just walk in. For $500/ night I didn't want to share pool with spring breakers who weren't staying there. Hotel needs to reduce the number of entries to make it more secure.
April 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Billie Westin Key West
The hotel is in a great location with accomodating staff. My oceanfront room was comfortable and clean with a balcony and a perfect view. Access to the ferry to Sunset Key was convenient and timely. The bike racks were a major convenience. Computer and printer access for printing airline tickets was also a plus. Of course, the restaurant was convenient, staff was friendly and the food was good; loved the smoothie.
September 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Carlos22 Best Location in Key West
This hotel has it all. Friendly staff, best location in Key West, great ambiance in the open terrace dining area and great food. We did not get to use the spa/pool and excercise facilities as we were too busy expoloring Key West. Our only complaint was a noisy air conditioning unit that had a pretty loud vibration which was most noticeable at night when we were trying to sleep. I would highly recommend this hotel.
October 29, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by peterb13 the hotel is beautiful
This hotel is beautiful, rooms are great except no table in room. [had to eat on bed] . tried to adjust reservations 10 dys b-4 arrive.[ had better tomorr. package] wanted to add day. by the time they called back they said hotel was booked up. this was a lie. made seperate res. for added day . was charged $50 per day more on 1st res than for added day but stayed in 1 room. was told hotel could not adjust rates.
May 26, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by lovekw would never stay here again
1. checked in and the shower drain was full of hair from the last guest.
2. called the spa to make an appointment, left a message as the voicemail suggsted. NOBODY called me back.
3. housekeeping came to clean my room. They made the bed and left. The ironing board was left in the middle of the room.
4. Elevator in the building I stayed in was horriffic. Smelled like urine, carpet filthy daily. Was never vaccumed.
December 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sniper506 My stay at the Westin
First, it was more than I bargained for! I wanted a king room arrived and was given at no extra charge a suite! It was amazing!! The room smelled wonderful, it was very clean and the comforts were non stop up to and especially the bed! The staff was very courteous and friendly, great job to all!
We would not even think of staying anywhere else upon a return to the key west area!
Many thanks W & T
August 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nigelace Good hotel in a very good location
We really enjoyed our short stay at this hotel. Lots of things going on close to the hotel; especially when the cruise ships docked. Our only minor complaint about the room was that the A/C unit was a little noisy at night.
We spent an evening at Latitudes restaurant on Sunset Key which was superb.
What let this experience down was the fact that there was a published dress code which we originally questioned, to clarify and accepted this. We appreciate that being Florida there was/is an expected casual aspect. However, flip-flops, football shirts, swim shorts and frayed denim jeans should be considered too scruffy. I am not a snob and enjoy casual dress but these examples were either just arrogance OR ignorance and if the latter then the restaurant needs to clarify more up front!
I appreciate that a restaurant wants to maximise revenue but there have to be rules that are enforced.
July 21, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Flycatcher Not good enough
Great location, BUT....
- Inadequate lighting. Only two lamps; need at least three. Inadequate cfl bulbs.
-Not enough places to plug in electronic devices. Bathroom outlet is only one accessible. Since there is no desk, at least provide bedside & table lamps that have outlets in their bases.
-The really flimsy plastic cups are ridiculous.
-General feeling of room & balcony, though "best in hotel", is cramped & skimpy & not particularly attractive.
-Who is responsible for the horrible man with the cats who "entertains" at sunset? He is a noisy creep who spoils the experience and the view. It's the hotel's property, isn't it?
-Why does the lobby of our building have to have music & and why is it such bad music?
Bistro 245 isn't much....
Room ventilation was poor requiring a noisy drafty air conditioner and fan directly over the bed or propping the doors open
December 29, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Chris27 Over-priced; under-delivered
The hotel should not be rated as a top resort. Other than its fabulous location in Key West, I found it to be significantly lacking in ammenities and staff service. This was my second stay within about six months. On both occasions, my room was not ready until well beyond the 4 o'clock "guaranted" check-in. Recently, I was literally painted into my room by maintenace painting the sidewalk in front of my room.
April 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 Watch out for the "OCEAN FRONT"?
No one even recognized our GOLD preferred status, but we did arrive late at the hotel , so they upgraded us to an OCEAN FRONT ROOM SUITE. I had booked an OCEAN FRONT King. Little did I know that there is a Marina right in front of the hotel. And Guess what? That is where the CRUISE SHIPS park. So we never got to the see the OCEAN! But the location was perfect! We walked everywhere and left the car for 3 days!
March 20, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by ke175 A bit dated and run-down for the price
We were less than impressed with the hotel considering the price. The location was great, and we enjoyed our balcony very much, but the room felt run-down and outdated. The layout of the room was awkward, and the bathroom was very small. To close the door to the toilet/shower area, you had to be a contortionist. We enjoyed our stay, but the hotel needs some cleanup and refreshing - like new carpet and paint.
April 29, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by AshLy Awful experience
Very small dirty and old room. They told me that all beach passes are sold (!!!!), but nobody inform that I have to reserve it in advance. They offer me to go to the sity beach by foot (2 miles). Concierge and manager in reception were very impolite and rude.
I decided to move and check out at 15.30 after only 1 night but they charge me 2 complime nights.
Fantastic low service. Never return there
May 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by BPDCHF121 Great Hotel..incompetant reservation service
My stay at the hotel was beyond my expectations. The Bistro 245 is an excelant restaurant. But it took 3 phone calls to get my reservations correct the through the 800 call center. It wasn't until I called the hotel direct that I received the accomodations I was looking for. I am now involved in a credit card dispute because of the call centers incompetance. Other than that, my stay was superb
March 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verob6 Kudos
Our suite was fabulous. A special recognition for Allie our bartender at the Sunset Grill. She was a professional and fun person. She gave us recommendations for specific food desires and spent time just talking and doing what bartenders do.
We also ate at Latitudes which was wonderful. Our waiter Steven was excellent as well. We could not be pleased anymore with our stay .,we shall we return
July 25, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Spanky Beds are VERY uncomfortable
The location of the hotel is great. Right on the water, and in the heart of the Key West bars and shopping.
The beds are EXTREMELY uncomfortable. Both my wife and I had back pain after sleeping on these beds, and we don't have back problems.
The air conditioner is VERY VERY noisy. It makes a constant rattling sound, and keeps you up.
We were upgraded from a partial ocean view to an ocean front room because our room wasn't ready on time. Great, except it turned out to be a cruise ship view more than an ocean view. The cruise ship parks right in front of the hotel. On top of that, there are several trees right in front of the balcony's that block the ocean view.
Other than that, the room was very clean, the maid service was excellent, and the hotel staff is very nice.
This hotel is nice, but definitely NOT worth the money. I would not go back. There are other hotels in the area that are better.
April 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MrBee Prime Location in Key West
Excellent stay I have been many times in Key West first stay at Westin The Westin is on a prime location.
Sunday Brunch is Epical, sunset deck is awesome the best in Key West but get rid of the Cat Man Performance on the Promenade he interferes with memorable sunsets or take away his loud obnoxious PA system . Otherwise a Perfect Stay.
September 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by pachfam Great Family Fun
We are on a 2 week family (kids ages 5 & 8) tour of Florida. We had booked 5 nights in Miami but realized it wasn't quite the scene we were looking for so decided to jet down to Key West for 2 days, and we couldn't be happier.
First off, the location of the Westin property is spectacular. In a quiet corner right next to the heart of the city.
Second..check-in was wonderful. Amy and Daniella took care of us as platinum members.
Diane was the concierge who helped us plan our activities. In Miami it seemed like we were bothering the concierge. Diane was a refreshing change. A real people person who gave great insights and thoroughly answered all our questions.
Pool was super chill which was nice. Pool staff did a great job keeping it clean and tidy.
The evening sunset and Mallory Square at night were fantastic. Also took the ferry out to Sunset Key for drinks which was a hit for kids and grown-ups alike.
June 25, 2013