Rated 5 out of 5 by Dave911 Surpassed Expectations
We enjoyed our first trip to The Big Apple and can't wait to go back. The Westin is in the perfect location and easily accessible to all that NY has to offer. The guys out front are ready to assist getting you a car or a taxi and they also can tell which one is the better deal. The Don Shula bar and Restaurant was a very warm and inviting place to hang out for great food or just to kick back and have a few cocktails to wind down before bedtime. Great views of the city from your room and the beds are Fantastic!
January 8, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Pseudocrazy NYC LDI Conference Room
When I entered my room, I noticed that the entrance way was dirty. The floor had marks on it that should have been removed with a wet mop.
In the bathroom, in-between the toilet and the sink, the floor was extremely dirty. It appeared as if something was spilled and was not properly cleaned up.
Also, in the bathroom, the shower curtain was not aired out properly. When entering the bathroom, I noticed an odor coming from the shower curtain. The odor was similar to mildew, which occurs when the curtain is not aired out properly.
October 1, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Content Perfect 24 hours
The Westin Times Square exceeded my expectations. Sara greeted me warmly when I arrived at the front desk. She directed me to Cesar. Cesar allowed me to check in early. He provided me with an umbrella in case it rained. My room was beautiful and clean. The following day, I had to be at different places in the city and needed more time to stay at the hotel. Hector arranged for an extended check out. The staff could not have been more helpful. I had a perfect stay in the Big Apple. I will look forward to my next visit.
August 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by SF29 4 room nights 9/7-9/12 - Nice experience
Quick family trip to NYC to celebrate a birthday. Had two rooms, both good-sized and in great condition by NYC standards . Desk clerk Sally extremely friendly and helpful on check-in, upgraded us, renewed Club membership and surprised us next day with a birthday cake in the room. One room's minibar had spoiled food in it when we arrived; however, staff reaction very quick and clean-up was efficient, so minor isue. All staff friendly, bar in lobby great, good location to do a tourist trip if you don't mind the Times Square rush.
September 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Baywhop This hotel is in a great location.
When checking in we were not offered the option for points or free wi-fi, until we asked about it the next day. We had valet parking the first day then self parking after that, but were charged for valet parking until we asked about it when checking out, and there was still a charge on my credit card.
Housekeeping did not restock the room with water and coffee on the last day before check out. So no coffee the morning of check out. We had 3 people in the room, but housekeeping always left only 2 towels, so we had to get more.
July 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lynda37 Excellent hotel that accomodates guests
I recently stayed at the Westin Times Square and usually stay there when I am in New York. I had an incident with my reservation and the person who checked me in was so helpful and professional that she worked tirelessly to resolve the issue. After much effort on her part and the involvement of the Assistant Director, both Alba and Miquel was able to resolve the issue resulting in a fantastic outcome for me. As a result of this commitment to their customers I will always consider the Westin Times Square my hotel in New York.
October 10, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Daleb Excellent location
All aspects of the hotel were very good except the Internet service. Room was large, clean and hotel was very convenient.
Internet service was a real issue. 95% of the time is was extremely slow and couldn't get on websites. I could receive e-mails but could not send any. Spoke with hotel over 5 times about the problem but even with Ted support couldn't give me a outgoing server name. Only hotel that this has happened. Does not appear interested in providing service in this area. In today's world Internet is very important.
June 21, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by timtoronto Great location.
Stayed three nights on the 38th floor. Nice corner unit with a view of Hudson.
Small room as you come to expect in NYC. Don't think I need to be in Time square area in the future. For this trip it was ok.
Parking $55 plus tax a night.
Self parking near by $30 but I was lazy this time!
Great staff especially service express (on the phone).
Hotel is between 43 and 42 almost on 8th av. so not right in times square but a short walk. Would consider this property again in the future but prefer to be closer to Rockafellar center.
April 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hjane Excellent in every way
This was our first visit to New York and I could not have picked a better hotel than the Westin Times Square. Room was excellent with an amazing view of the Hudson River. The service at the Starwood Preferred Desk was excellent on check in and check out. Location was wonderful and I loved the bar overlooking 43rd St for breakfast and at night to relax and watch city life from the big picture windows. I will definitely stay here again and cant wait to book our next trip, Thank you for making our visit one of our best trips!
August 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by JimTK Extremely courteous staff... great family NYC trip
The staff at the Westin New York Times Square was exemplary and went above and beyond in their service. My wife and I stayed with our school-aged kids for a wonderful holiday weekend in NYC. Before we ever arrived, the staff ensured we had a comfortable room with accomodations for the kids set aside, including the requested early check in. The bellmen and valet staff went out of their way to make the check in process easy and stress-free. The room was clean and spacious and exceeded our high expectations
January 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LMCQ Perfect Location & Fantastic Staff
From the moment Jane checked us in to the moment we checked out.....nothing but Excellent Customer Service & great room! Carlos, Amorn, Jay & Don were awesome every morning taking care of us while having breakfast at Shula's....Baz (chef) even came out to check if I liked my omelet that he made special for me!! Great room.....comfy, warm, clean & great view......Thanks Westin for bringing Customer Service Back to the World!!!
March 3, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Moondog7878 Nice room with a view...except for broken air conditioner
The room was recently re-modeled as was evident by the saw dust in the dresser drawers. Overall, the room was fine. One (big) exception was the tempermental air conditioner. It was always too hot or too cold. Our solution was to simply turn it off for our entire stay. I stopped by Front Desk and mentioned it...but Front Desk Clerk seemed indifferent.
March 18, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Nicola64 This hotel is like an airport with very rough staff totally impersonal and uncaring.I
I keep on coming back even though I have been always treated as a number and nothing more . This will be my last time . I waited thirty minutes for a bellman to fetch my luggage while checking out . I called three time the so called "service express" .
This is not an hotel that is worth to be a member of the Starwood group .
Another feature that will make me change is the absence of an SPG lounge . As a platinum member I use a lot these areas to entertain my business guests and have meetings , even for breackfast .
June 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AW11 My Top Choice in NYC
My trip to NYC with my daughter this past weekend provided insight why the Westin Times Square is my number 1 choice in NYC for the past decade. As my home away from home for business trips, sometimes 50+ nights per year, this hotel is even more wonderful for a family trip: convenient access to everything I need and like to do...MOST importantly, the service is consistently outstanding and without compare...I am convinced this culture, as with all outstanding organizations, begins at the top with the hotel General Manager and extends throughout the hotel staff. I feel like a family member whenever I visit, and my family feels at home when we visit together. In short, if I can stay at the Westin Times Square, I move forward without any hesitation, and plan my travel to NYC.
September 6, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by ETF12 Disappointed in this hotel
1. In Feb winter 10 degrees, there was no heat in the entire hotel due to contsruction until ~10pm. However, no one informed us of this when checking in - found out after sitting in room over an hour with heat turned up blowing cold air.
2. They mistakenly gave another guest same room - how i don't know - but the guest entered his key and entered into my room - this is scary.
3. They didn't honor my corporate rate - even when i had collegeaus there at corporate rate
My worst experience at an SPG hotel to date!
February 8, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by mas02770 Slipping Fast in Times Square
I have stayed at this hotel nulmerous times but the servie here is slipping. The room was not in proper repair, with a lamp not working, the internet cable broken, Neither item was repaired during my stay despite request. The front desk staff was not welcoming, and I observed the clerk next to mine acting downright surly. They have closed the Atrium Club, which was a nice oasis, so now there is nothing whatsoever to their reognition program. This property has a customer service focus that needs to be recaptured..
October 14, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Redbirdma Consistent and Efficient
The Westin Times Square is my hotel of choice in the New York area. I do business in Manhattan at least once a month and if I can find a reasonable rate the Westin is always my first choice. As a Gold SPG member I always get an upgrade with a room on a high floor with amazing views of the city. The front desk personnel are unfailingly courteous and efficient. The lobby, while a bit dark in lighting, is always spotless. I also love the Shula's Restaurant where breakfast service is amazingly efficient and pleasant.
November 26, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Manju Great central location
We visited New York and stayed at the lovely Westin Hotel for our honeymoon and unfortunately this collided with the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. The hotel were incredibly supportive and really swung into action keeping us well informed of what to do and how they would support us during the storm. The guest services manager Asya is worthy of a special mention as she was absolutely wonderful and a true credit to the hotel with her professionalism and focus on customer service. Would use this hotel in future visits.
November 7, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by MFM473 Good stay overall
The check-in staff acknowledged my Gold status and placed me in a room on the SPG floor away from the elevators with a king-sized bed, all of which was great. The room however smelled of mildew, due to a mildewed shower curtain in the bathroom. Someone must have notice that smell, as it was apparent that the room had been doused in air freshener to cover the smell. As the windows open, I could air out the room, but the smell persisted.
A few other things to note. The new fitness is an improvement over the old, being a bit bigger and having more equipment, although it could use a few more weight machines (e.g., biceps, triceps, rowing). The internet access was dependable if somewhat slow (even the premium was slow). And I appreciate the free in-room coffee and bottled water.
March 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Debbie Bad check-in
I am part of your loyalty program and have always gone to your speedy check in line. When I got to your staff person , they said I didn't have enough status to be in this line. They sent me to the end of the line for non-loyalty members the wait there was 15 minutes. This is not acceptable. You need more staff for check-in. The. Next morning another staff member was alternating serving both lines. Treat your loyalty members better. I always pick Westin time square when I go to ny. I expect more from you!!!!!
May 4, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by NDM12 Quality has slipped
I have stayed here every January for the last 7 or 8 years when in town for an industry event, and have always recommended the hotel to colleagues.
My experience last week suggests the standards have slipped significantly. The bellman removed my luggage from the cab when I arrived, dumped it on the sidewalk, and left before I was even out of the cab.
At check-in, there was no room available (fair enough, I was there at 1:30 PM) but was never called to be told my room was available...and the hotel was oversold. I did get a room.
The room itself was very nice - as they always are at a good Westin. Clean, well made-up, etc.
However, based on the service from those with whom you interact most frequently (front desk and bellmen) I would not return to this hotel again next year.
January 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by SoloTraveler0999 Best -Get-Away-Weekends
Westin Times Square is the only hotel were I look forward to staying and is definitely my first and actually only choice. The rooms are very well appointed and the staff always friendly and welcoming. It has a great location to the always active Times Square and Shulas and the Lobby bar have never failed to provide great service and food. What more could you ask for!
March 10, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Dazed123 Smelly
I have stayed at the hotel a few times and I have liked it great location and nice rooms. On this trip we got a suite and the room and everything in it smelled of mildew and the mini bar was broken. When I complained to the front desk they looked at me and did nothing. When I wrote 4 emails to the hotel manager I was given a few points that did not cut it when I sent him a response I did not even get a reply after 3 attempts . The W is more expensive but a bette hotel. Hope the Westin changes there ways.
August 18, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by B15K Did not meet expectations
Did not deliver room that was expected
April 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by kr69 Best place to stay in the Theater District
The proximity to the restaurants and theaters was great. The staff was friendly and helpful. This is my second visit in 4 months.
March 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Annabanana82 Almost perfect
The location IS perfect. The concierges were wonderful and the places they suggested for eating were outstanding. The front desk was responsive and very helpful to all requests. House keeping was good, but not consistent about details. The in-house restaurant Shula's was a big disappointment, but there are so many other places nearby, it was not a problem, after one experience there. The Bar 10 with its continental breakfast was a great option in the morning. All in all, we enjoyed the hotel enormously!
December 28, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Miles9876 Great hotel; needs a few tweaks
I love this hotel - the rooms, beds, bathrooms etc.
A couple of things:
1. The spray of perfume/cologne by maids in the rooms is not good. I'm sorry I had to "opt out" of this. I would rather have had to opt in. It disturbed me on my first day in the room.
2. I asked the concierge three times for a toothpaste/toothbrush. She said she was working on it, over a two hour period. I finally gave up. It would have been fine if she could have just said she didn't have it.
3. WiFi was not great throughout the hotel - guest rooms and meeting rooms. It was very confusing. It mostly didn't work or was very slow. I thought I signed up, but it was very slow. It hampered my client meetings. I was not charged. But I would rather have been charged for excellent Wifi than not charged for poor wifi.
January 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by controller1 Great location for visiting NYC
SPG Status: Lifetime Gold
Date of Stay: April 2014
Length of Stay: 4 nights
Arrival Day: Thursday
Upgraded room- I reserved a Traditional King. I was upgraded approximately three weeks prior to arrival to a Deluxe Corner King which was a very nice size.
View from room- We were on the 28th floor with a very nice view of the city skyline and the river.
Check-in- When we arrived there were seven people in the dedicated SPG check-in line with two front desk agents working that line! I’ve never experienced a property that paid that much attention to the elite check-in line. The regular line had 15 in it with only one front desk agent working. Approximately three minutes after arrival another front desk agent appeared from the back and started working the regular line.
Cleanliness of room- The room and bath were spotless. We requested that the room be cleaned during a specific period each day before we departed for the day. The room was always ready when we returned.
Water temperature & pressure- Self-explanatory.
In-room safe- Self-explanatory.
Location- Great location and within walking distance of restaurants, bars, shopping and most Broadway theatres.
Television- The room had a 47-inch HD TV which puts most hotel’s standard 32-inch sets to shame! A good selection of channels, all in HD, was also available.
Availability of electrical outlets- There were three outlets available at the desk and additional outlets available by the nightstands.
Internet speed- I opted for free high-speed internet for my Gold amenity and chose the 10 mbps higher speed option. The speed test delivered Ping 6ms, Download 10.21 mbps, Upload 10.07 mbps.
Shula’s- The hotel’s dining options (other than room service) were Shula’s Steakhouse, Shula’s Bar 10, and Shula’s No Name Bar (attached to steakhouse). Drinks at Shula’s No Name Bar were excellent as was the food, service and wine selection at Shula’s Steakhouse. Breakfast service and offerings at Shula’s were very good. Each time we returned to Shula’s we were made to feel very welcome.
Heavenly® Bath- The room and bath had recently been renovated and what apparently is the new Westin Heavenly® Bath shower heads were in the shower. This consisted of a rain shower head with a hand-held shower head.
Guest room chair- Truly only one negative. The guest room chair must have been re-purposed from the previous rooms as the stuffing was coming out of the chair cushion in two locations.
Overall, this was an excellent stay and I will definitely return to The Westin New York at Times Square again.
April 15, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by ANON Needs better service
I had trouble getting my room cleaned every day. For a hotel of this quality, it should be done automatically every day without having to call down to the front desk. Don't stay on any floor below 10. I got stuck on the 9th floor which was noisy, especially early in the AM when people are setting things up. They have meeting/banquet rooms on the first 9 floors, not sure why you would have guest rooms on these floors. Otherwise, can't beat the location - close to the Port Authority and Times Square.
November 17, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bobo77 A Good Business-class Option in Manhattan
the Westin New York at Times Square is a good option to consider when doing business in midtown. The price is fair, considering it is New York. The staff is accommodating and friendly and the location is within walking distance to numerous offices and attractions. My only complaints were that the lighting in the rooms was very low, making them seem dark, and the fitness center was not staffed when I was there and thus a bit unkempt. But overall it is an attractive property and well worth the money
January 10, 2013