Rated 4 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Concern and Dissapointment
On the first morning of my stay, "security" entered the room with a pass key without any announcment nor knock.
The follow up to this incident was less than appropriate.. It was both disconcerting and absolutely unnacceptable. The story i was given is that they did not know that I was in the room. Clearly there were a number of failures here, much too many to get into details here. Suffice to say, this experiance was both unnaceptable and certainly not reflective of the quality and the brand of this facility.
I am extremely unhappy as to how this situation was handled.
December 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rick777 Concierge and Driver
First off the hotel is awesome and all it has to offer. Now to the important part of being away from home. My wife and I felt we had walked in our home away from home when we were first in the presence of Molly the concierge. From the moment we met her our whole experience was lifted to a level never expected. This woman is amazing and she is for real. No phony put on a smile or I can't wait to get off attitude which most of us walk around with. I would be very careful with her because some exec. is going to snatch her up and well your loss. Also the driver, Ali was so much fun and joyful. Westin has winners. Take good care of them. Merry Christmas
December 16, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by dlw59 Good...but needs maintenance
Hotel is generally good when the price is low. Needs general maintenance & staff should be more consistent. Sometimes staff attitude is a little less than friendly. I suggested to front desk that they ask building owners to clean the windows as they look cloudy because of the dirty film. Girl at front desk stared at me blankly and said that they can't do it when the hotel is full. Never heard that excuse before!
December 11, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Disney14 No promised amenities
Were told there would be a reception each night. There was not one either night we stayed. None of the staff knew why or could find out why. Beds were uncomfortable.
December 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by carolyn56 comfortable stay
The room was very nice and comfortable. We had just completed a cruise and arrived rather early. We were able to get settled into our room right away. Very nice. Public transportation is close and easy to use.
November 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by scgirl92672 Happy Birthday to me!
The hotel staff were great. Nate at front desk was super helpful and sweet when I told him it was my birthday. Hooked us up with some breakfast coupons and had me get signed up to the SPG program. The hotel sent a fancy dessert to my room on the day of my birthday which I thought was above and beyond expectations. How nice they treat their guests. would stay again any time.
November 24, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Amber28 Comfortable hotel
The hotel room was very clean and comfortable. The staff are also very nice and helpful. Moreover, it is close to little Italy and just 3 minutes walk to the trolly station. However, it is a little bit far away from the conference center by walking. Overall, I recommend it.
November 21, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by MisterChip Plan ahead or loose out
I wish I had known that in order to use my AAA member discount I had to mentioned it when I booked my reservation. I had done so when I was ready to pay for my stay and I was told it could not be done at that time. Other hotels have made the adjustment.
November 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jalene The Staff are amazing
I do meeting planning for my association and have held several meetings at San Diego Westin over the past 6 or 7 years. While this hotel is nice, clean and location is decent (closer to Gaslamp would be my preference), I come back year after year because of the staff. I wish I could replicate them at the other locations I hold meetings at. While they do have a glitch come up now and then, they are great at handling it. Paul is by far my favorite but I also love working with Baron and Luke. Claire is new and has caught on quick and does a great job as well.
My members also appreciate how the front desk staff recognize them as returning guests.
November 19, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by cowbman It's good, but...
My experience is marred by unusual circumstances. First, there was a price discrepancy I feel was not handled appropriately. Second, the morning after I checked-in the battery on the key card reader on the door stopped working. The staff was quick to send someone up to fix this, but they required someone be in the room. We had already left and had to return for this, which I felt was unnecessary. Otherwise though, the facilities (specifically gym and bedding) were very good. The location is great and staff was receptive to these needs.
November 17, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by AlanNovember2012 Terrible Experience
Parking. Hotel refused to correct the problem even after I sent multiple emails. Front desk "manager's" reply unsatasfactory.
November 7, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Hemingway20 Gorgeous Hotel But Lacks Extras
This hotel is gorgeous--from the lobby to the rooms, everything is beautiful, clean, and well maintained. The staff is friendly and professional as well. However, it was disappointing not to have free wi-fi in the rooms, a staple in most Holiday Inns or Comfort Inns. Likewise, the hotel's business center on the first floor charges a $6.95 minimum fee just to log onto a computer in order to print a document (and costs 65 cents for each page printed). That was ridiculously high-priced. Finally, although the staff is friendly, they couldn't provide extra assistance during an illness. Although I asked for a simple OTC medication that could be found at any CVS, no one could offer me any and didn't offer to go get any either. It just seems like a hotel of this stature ought to have certain OTC medications for purchase 24 hours/day, 7 days/week in the event of very common illnesses associated with travel. Other than these three complaints, though, my stay there was nice, and again, it is a beautiful hotel. It was also within walking distance to many wonderful places, such as the USS Midway Museum, Seaport Village, and the Gas Lamp Quarter.
October 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by IWCADenise Exquisite Service
I stayed at the hotel as an organizer of a conference being held there. The staff, all of the staff, exceeded my expectations. They did their jobs, they were curteous, they were helpful, and they were kind and generous when agendas clashed. I was also quite impressed with the breakfasts served as part of the catering.
October 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Patty22 This hotel has everything needed for a great stay
I loved staying at the Westin. The rooms are clean and spacious, plus they come with all the essentials. The massive tv, complimentary coffee, tea, and water, are an excellent bonus. The gym is perfect for keeping up your daily workout routine. The staff are all incredibly nice.
October 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by StevenO2012 Great desk service
Very accommodating. Quick in upgrading my Preferred membership.
October 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kate2012 The Staff made our trip to San Diego memborable
The staff, especially Luke who checked us in was incredible!! He resolved the issues we had with our booking without question. Because it was our first stay at a Westin he went out of his way to make our stay enjoyable.
Every staff member we encountered was friendly and helpful.
The hotel is in a great location, making it easy to walk to all the interests we had. We will chose Westin over its compeditors from now on!!
October 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nomi1111 Great hotel
Had a great experience staying here. Hotel was nice and staff was friendly.
October 24, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by FreequentMark2012 Great place to stay
I travel frequently for business and when in San Diego always stay at the westin, the thing that keeps me coming back is the great staff.
October 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cris19 Not one glitch!
I stayed and attended a conference at the hotel for five days. The rooms were very nice, clean and well stocked. I like the complimentary water bottles and the use of gym clothes and shoes. The staff was lovely, attentive and kind. What more can you ask?
October 19, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Taurusman A couple of days in San Diego
I was impressed with this hotel. Good staff, efficient, friendly. Rooms were nicely done, good view of SD and harbor. Hallways a bit odd because of the shape of the building but otherwise, nice.
October 17, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by JHJ1100 This hotel has great location
Very close to the train station and Horton Plaza. You can find my great restaurant near Hotel. The room was good, not great. All staffs are kind and well trained. If you have a plans of business trip or conference, I can highly recommand this hotel.
October 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Traains69 Best place to stay in San Diego
Rooms are always great. Staff is always above & beyond. Melissa (hope I spelled it right!) at the check-in was so super nice & helpful. Roxanne who tidied my room Sat. was extra helpful & very pleasant. The time before when I stayed and forgot my cell charger a lovely young lady in housekeeping lent me her personal one for the night, now that is above & beyond. Concierge Molly helped my hubby set up a romantic horse carriage ride, which was awesome. I stayed at the more expensive hotel nearby only to be very disappointed in the suites cleanliness & working condition. Since then Westin @ 400 Broadway is the only place I will stay when visiting San Diego for business or pleasure. Also within walking distance of many great eateries.
October 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by rscamp34 Richard C.
Geat location we will stay here again, thank you
October 7, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by John227 Nice Hotel
This was my first time staying at this hotel. I would rate my overall experience as a 4.5. The lobby was nice and I loved the fruity water when I returned from a walk. Its downtown but close to the harbor area so you can see the Midway museum and catch a boat to Coronado. My only negative was the bathroom ceiling. There was a small amount of mold above the towel rack. Not a big deal but it wouldn't take much to fix this issue.
October 6, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by RS5772 Good Hotel
The rooms were a bit small for my expectation but the staff is excellent. Th lady at the bar was so kind even at midnight when she really wanted to end her shift and go home. Very classic.
The room is a bit costly for its size.
October 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Heartsong Great Conference, Great stay
Most everything was wonderful about my stay at the hotel. I was unexpectedly handicapped just before my trip and the staff was most helpful to me.
October 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyGal Impressive
Great staff, service and location.. def coming back
September 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Manati1 Excellent location
Love this Westin property. The staff is genuinely friendly and curtious. The facilities are beyond expectation and the location is unbeatable.
September 22, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by jenna25 Worst Westin I have ever stayed at!!!!!
This hotel was a total disappointment! First of all the staff member who checked us in was very unfriendly. The rooms almost smelled like they had been smoking rooms at one point and also smelled musty. They need to be updated for sure. The only nice thing I can say about the room is the shower was pretty nice and the bed was comfortable. We found SEVERAL hairs throughout our room which was very disturbing! The fresh towels we had delivered came with a large black hair right on top of the towel. The rooms were not cleaned properly at all because we found several hairs from the moment we walked into the room! Never will I stay at this hotel again!
September 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Allium Above and beyond
First time staying here, and it happened to be my birthday, at check-in it was recognized and followed with a breakfast coupon, then the controller sent a desert up to my room. The dining staff when I went down to dine for dinner all signed a card and sent a desert "salad" (do to a little joking)....truly an above and beyond service and experience! The cordiality and service assistance offered was outstanding. An excellent team that works together. Thank you.
September 19, 2012