Rated 5 out of 5 by 22tango Centrally located to all major attractions in Chicago
This Westin is perfectly located for all types of tourists in Chicago. All major bus lines and train lines are within a 3 block walk from the hotel and this hotel is walking distance to Navy Pier, Magnificent Mile, Millenium Park and Sears Tower. It's a longer walk to John Hancock Building, but you can take a bus or cab there as well. The staff was very welcoming and upgraded us to a bigger room. It is a bit dark in the rooms, but not a big deal.
June 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AdrienneNYC Great hotel
From the moment I arrived, I felt welcomed and cared for. Thank you for a great stay!
June 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by LJ509 Great Staff, Good Business Hotel
I had traveled a lot this month. And when I arrived, I was not really looking forward to another night away from home. All of that was lessened by Tee at the front desk. She was charming, not fake. She recognized I had been there the week prior and tried to get me a nice room. I really appreciate the service at the front desk. Also, my planned dinner for that evening had been cancelled, and so I headed to the bar for some dinner. I just wanted a change of scenery, and I was exhausted, so I brought a book and spoke with no one. The guys behind the bar were clearly good with people, and they were kind to a quiet, tired, overworked mom who travels too much. Honestly, the food was good, had the Mahi Mahi, and I was surprised at how good it was. I usually like Westin food, but often they lack consistency. Anyways, it was one night, but I ended up enjoying working in my room and eating some decent food. I will be back.
Thanks, and thanks to Tee for giving me a good start to a long 36 hours.
June 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bill This hotel has a great location and a wonderful staff
We enjoyed everything about our stay at the Westin. From the valet to the front desk staff to the staff cleaning our room, we were impressed with the congeniality of everyone. Your staff made our stay very enjoyable.
June 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CH56 Great location and comfort
Very clean, great location, room was perfect and the club level was great.
June 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nickname This hotel wastes soap
Overall was a great experience. However, the concierge service was inconsistent and below expectations. My other comment relates to ecological housekeeping. Both my sink soap and shower soap was replaced daily, which seemed wasteful and unnecessary.
June 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alex23 Excellent choice to explore the city
Greatly enjoyed my stay here. The hotel is in a great location next to the river near all of the tourists sites and awesome nightlife. Check-in was a breeze and the front-desk were courteous and a joy to talk to. The lobby, concierge, and elevator area made this hotel seem more expensive that it actually was. Business or leisure, I will definitely be back!
Only complaint was that the mirror near the entrance of my room was really dirty, it looked like someone had walked on it. Other than that I was very happy with it.
June 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bob62 Hotel stay
The hotel was very nice and most of the the staff was very nice. The only problem I had was the people at the registration desk. I thought they could have been friendlier and they spent too much time talking to each other or focused too much the computer and would not realize that someone was waiting at the counter.
Everyone else especially the valet and baggage employees were very friendly and very helpful.
June 8, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by BigV Front Desk Staff Need Coaching
We arrived on a Saturday afternoon for a 2-day stay. I had booked 2 rooms with my SPG Gold Elite points. Lots of confusion on check-in regarding my daughter's reservation for the second room. No recognition of being an SPG member, no mention of room upgrade or complementary Internet. The staff seemed rushed...it was 2 in the afternoon, and I felt like it was an inconvenience for them to sort out our requests. Previous visits were much better from a customer service perspective.
May 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jeanette1 Solid Service, Excellent Environment, Quite Quiet
A good choice for the business traveler who prefers understated, clean surroundings with a dependable staff and service record and easy access to downtown Chicago.
May 15, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Sonny bad hotel never stay
Room Temp is 75 all the time, NO A/C. staff refuses to do any thing. Will not stay here ever. Came for work here in Chicago and could not get any sleep. Bad bad bad hotel. do not stay, they are over rated.
May 13, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Simon07 Good location médium service
No staff came to make the room for 3 days.
May 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by hockey great stay
Everything was excellent.
May 6, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Adi7 Unprofessional frontdesk staff
I have been a regular visitor to the Westin since two years, really like the place more so for its comfortable rooms than anything else. This changed when I tried to check in tonight at the frontdesk, due to some issues with the frontdesk card machine, my card wasn't accepted. Upon offering to pay by cash, I was refused a room for the night by the Manager on duty. This is easily one of the worst things a hotel can do to its more loyal guests. I ended up dragging all my luggage to a hotel nearby at 12 in the night (where my card magically seemed to work). Being a Platinum member, this treatment has led me to re-think my association with Starwood. As far as this Westin goes, I'm never returning back again!!
May 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by PennState63 Room Maintenance
The room service was at best marginal. We opted for going "green" on two nights only as we needed clean towels and bathroom items on other days. These never came at all on our last full day. There was no service whatsoever on Friday, April 27. Our room was totally ignored on that day and only slightly serviced on another day. We fully expected no service on those days that we went "green", but not on the other days. Better coordination is needed by the cleaning staff managers.
April 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chicago Excellent service from manager
The manager at this hotel was a huge help for me. When I discovered I had lost the pair of pants that went with my suit, he let me borrow a pair from the cleaning staff, which was a pretty close match. Totally saved my presentation to a client later that day. A million thanks.
April 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by kag0147 Great place!
Great staff, great facilities, I will be staying here each time I visit Chicago. Everyone is soooo nice! Housekeeping says hello each time you walk by, luggage assistance people always have a smile on their faces. Employees hailing cabs are very professional and polite. I am impressed by the level of engagement from staff!
April 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Saladbar3 Excellent Overall
The location and staff were amazing - will stay here again!
April 26, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Star20 Very Disappointed
This is the worst Westin I have ever stayed in. I am very shocked at the treatment I received while here. I asked to have my Platinum Room upgrade and I was at first told that I did not have a platinum level. I was then told that they had no other upgrades available although I could go online and book one. The service I received was horrible and I would probably not return based on this experience and would inform friends that frequently travel to the area to stay clear. Nobody seemed to listen or care to what I had to say.
April 17, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Maria57 Worst Starwood Hotel Experience
Type of reservation for room was not communicated to the front desk, or they're just incompetent. Very busy hotel so you couldn't get to the operator in less than 10 rings. Called the concierge and was put on voicemail. Room service menu was outdated. Was placed in a handicap accessible room without being asked first. Front desk insisted on my drivers license to access the club lounge but they let my son-in-law in the room without any ID!
April 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Flgirl Perfect Location!
Our Family spent the weekend here to celebrate a milestone birthday. I can't say enough about the staff! They are fun, kind and helpful. All are eager to please and I will be returning this summer. Everything that you would want to do is either within walking distance or a short cab ride.
April 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by dlugoan another great stay
Our favorite hotel in Chicago.
April 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by teacher32 Outstanding customer service
The last 3 times we visited family in Chicago we stayed at the Westin Chicago River North. We found the location to be excellent, just a short walk to Grand Station CTA red line, and close to many fine restaurants. The fitness center was clean and well-equipped, and our rooms were spotless and comfortable, offering a great view of the city. We enjoyed a delicious brunch on several occasions in the restaurant, as well as continental breakfast in the Club Lounge. Most importantly, we found the staff to be extremely personable and accommodating. All of our requests were handled promptly with personal attention from assistant managers. Bryan was exceptionally helpful, as well as Michelle and desk agent Francisco. We look forward to our next stay in the near future.
April 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Davids179 Excellent concierge
Just wanted to say thanks to our Concierge who recomended 2 outstanding meals out!
April 7, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by greendx Not impressed
Stayed last week on business, initially 2 nights turned into 3. For a hotel that trying to be green they lack an important feature, all lights on/off switch for the room. I chose to earn extra points by declining house keeping but in a hurry on my way out hit the off switch which ended up not doing anything to the 4 random lights that remained on entire day while I was out. I did ask about this and was told that the switch in my room wasn't broken they just didn't have that feature.
Ate at the hotel lobby first night and the waitress spilled my coworkers drink on me. She called her manager to see if there was anything he can do about getting my pants cleaned. I was told that cleaning service cut off for the night was any minute now as it was to be picked up by a 3rd party service company. I just received my dinner a few minutes earlier so I chose not to abandon it while I went up to my room to take my pants off in hopes of having them then be cleaned over night. I was also told that they could not guarantee that I would receive my pants back by morning in time to go in to the office. As I was staying 2 nights these were the only pants I brought so I couldn't take the chance. The manager was apologetic and offered to comp a portion of the meal. I said sure, when we got the check ~20% was comped.
I added on a 3rd night via a new reservation through my corporate travel dept and asked the hotel to merge them so not to have to check out of the room. This was night before my initial check out. In the morning I found a checkout statement under my door so I inquired at the front desk, I wasn't told anything but after some typing I was told that I was all set and not to worry about it. I didn't until I received 2 charges on my SPG Amex card. 1st for 3 night second for 1 night, being double billed for 1 night. I contacted the hotels billing department by phone (voicemail) and via their email address earlier this week but no one has bothered to get back to me.
April 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cysis Nice and Cozy
Our stay here was very nice. The staff was very polite and helpful. The room was clean and the bathroom was spacious. The location is a bit tucked away, but still within walking distance to some nice restaurants. I would like to add that there was something peculiar about this place that I did not realize at the time of my stay. This place felt like a secret hideaway in a bustling metropolis. I would love to stay here again, and make this Westin our regular place to stay when visiting Chicago.
March 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by babak91 Great Hotel, Great location
Had a great stay and really enjoyed the staff, especially Fernando (maybe, Francisco) who worked the front desk.
Was a great stay and really made us feel welcome at the hotel.
March 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by ryan212 rooms are very dark- good location for business... not shopping.
This hotel is ONLY for business travelers... point blank. don't bring any kids here or plan to have a leisurely stay. No pool- The rooms are very dark.. with one small drab window. I would hardly call it sweeping views of the chicago river. I wanted to pay cash. They would not check me in on cash only. So i had to pay with credit card and then pay with cash. So now an extra $240 is sitting in their account while i wait for the refund. I would recommend this hotel for business people.. don't even consider it for family, or pleasure stays.
March 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rifman A Must Stay While In Chicago
I have been a Starwwod member for the past three years. The Westin Chicago River North definitely lives up to the reputation and professionalism that Starwood is known for.. Do yourself a big favor..Do not stay anywhere else while in the Chicago area. This hotel is beautiful, clean, smells good and the staff is what makes it. Everyone, from the front desk staff, to the housekeeping staff, made my stay extremely pleasant and enjoyable. The location is fabulous and the rooms are very comfortable. Request a water view, if possible. But, if not, no worries. The hotel is great and any room will please you. I will definitely be back. Oh, and by the way, "You're welcome!"
March 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Leslie1957 Staff outstanding
Staff outstanding, especially at the front desk. One area lacking is valet service where the opening of doors for customers seems to have gone out of style.
March 25, 2013