Rated 3 out of 5 by Steady Bad Temperature Control
Our room air conditioner/thermostat was not working properly. Too warm the first night, too cold the second night and finally it was repaired the third day and worked properly. It was disappointing for a Westin.
August 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bobe Best hotel in Chciago...or anywhere!
Best staff. Best rooms. Best facilities...and after you've been once, everyone remembers you!
Why go elsewhere?
August 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Buffett33 Nice hotel for the price
This hotel's location is great.... very close to all the shopping in downtown Chicago.
There is nothing wrong with this hotel. In my opinion the rooms could use a little freshening up. Our mattress was very soft and the bed squeaked every time somebody moved.
August 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Grammy2000 Perfect place to make memories.
My grand daughter and I visited Chicago for a shopping trip. We were extremely pleased with our stay at The Westin on Michigan Avenue! For such a large hotel, I was so impressed that the staff knew us by name right away. Our room was wonderful. The service was excellent and we will definitely return again. Thanks for a wonderful stay!!
August 3, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by FLYTOWN FOR THE PRICE, NEVER AGAIN
IF YOU BOOK THIS HOTEL IT IS STRICTLY FOR LOCATION ONLY. THE ROOM IS TINY, I MEAN TINY. THIS IS NOT A FIVE STAR ROOM JUST A FIVE STAR LOCATION. THERE IS NO WIFI IN YOUR ROMM UNLESS YOU PAY AN ADDTIONAL 12.95 PER DAY. THE SECURITY GUARD TOOK A LIKING TO MY FRIEND AND DIDNT TAKE TO KINDLY AFTER SHE TURNED HIM DOWN, IN FACT HE CAME BANGING ON OUR HOTEL DOOR REALLY, REALLY HARD STATING WE HAD A NOISE COMPLAINT AND THEN PROCEEDED TO THROW CUSTOMER SERVICE OUT THE WINDOW AS HE THREATEN TO "COME BACK W/ PAPERWORK", SO IMAGINE OUR SHOCK WHEN WE ASKED THE FRONT DESK ABOUT A NOISE COMPLAINT AND THEY DIDNT HAVE ONE. THE HOTEL OVERALL IS JUST NOT UP TO PAR; IT CAN USE SOME PAINT AND SOME UPGRADING TO COMPETE WITH OTHER HOTELS IN THE SAME AREA FOR THE SAME PRICE OR LESS. I WOULDNT RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL NOR WILL I STAY AGAIN. I MEAN THERE WASNT EVEN FREE CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST. WE HAD TO REQUEST A MICROWAVE AND REFRIGERATOR; IM SHOCKED THEY DIDNT CHARGE US EXTRA FOR THAT. AND TO TOP IT OFF THERE WAS A FUNKY SMELL IN THE ELEVATOR AND IN THE LOBBY. I HAD A FAB TIME IN CHICAGO BUT WHEN I GO BACK I WILL NOT STAY AT THE WESTIN CHICAGO..
August 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JMA52 Location, Location, Location
Love this hotel! From the location, to the amenities to the staff. Just cant say enough!!
August 2, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by User123 Things to improve
Mgr. Daniel excellent and very accommodating. Lobby smelled like it was cleaned with dirty water. In room breakfast
cold and subpar. No perks for SPG members,
July 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Eva1964 Girls Weekend 7-27-13
We arrived in Chicago early in the day and were able to check in right away. Of course the location can't be beat but it is the fantastic and attentive staff that really makes this hotel a great place to stay. Tammie was wonderful at making sure we had all our needs met efficiently. The room was beautiful and spacious for my daughters and I to stretch out and enjoy without feeling crowded or cramped. This was the first of hopefully many stays here! Now to plan for an October weekend!!
July 29, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by superwoman8 Very poor experience
We arrived at 3:00 for check-in and was told by the blond female front desk staff member (would state her name but she wasn't wearing a nametag) our room was not ready and she had no way to tell us when it would be but said she would call us when it was. We had to be at an event for 6:00. We waited 45 minutes and then spoke with Daniel at the front desk who credited our parking fee for our inconvenience and then said to check back in 15 minutes to find out when we could get our room. We were told it would be at least another 45 minutes. We expressed our need to have our room and he contacted cleaning staff to have it cleaned immediately. He discounted our room a bit for needing to wait even longer. Daniel was helpful in getting us to our room so we could make it to our event on time. I had little doubt the first woman we worked with even checked the status of our room and seemed fully annoyed to be helping us.
I had called the day before to request a rollaway and was informed it would be an additional charge even though my email confirmation clearly states rollaways are no charge. We didn't even get the rollaway delivered to our room and we got back so late to our room one guest just chose to sleep on the small chaise lounge rather than wait for one to be delivered. Upon reviewing the bill the next morning, we were charged for the rollaway we didn't use and charged $130 more than what we should have. I spoke with the front desk staff and he corrected it. Upon coming home I reviewed my bank account and was charged not only the $130 more on my bill but an additional $19 that is not stated anywhere why that extra charge is on there. I will be calling first thing tomorrow to get this taken care of. Overall horrible experience and would not consider returning. Gave "staff met my needs" a 2 only because Daniel was so helpful otherwise it would have been a 1.
July 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by sylso52 this hotel is at a great location
Access to tour bus or city bus across the street was good. Right next door the Hancock building was great. The down side was the $60 a night parking fee...ouch! The concierge service was excellent.
July 28, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by AnnieN Terrible service, didn't follow through on many requests
I travel a lot for work and often stay at Westins because I know it just makes life a little easier and they generally have great amenities and service.
I was pretty disappointed with my stay here. I was on a preferred member floor and although surprised when I was told there was no executive lounge room (usually is?), I was happy because the view was great.
However there were just a number of things that added up over my two day stay that let me down and I feel compelled to share as it was nothing like what I believe you strive for in customer service.
1) No do not disturb sign in the room so people kept trying to come
2) There was no in room book with room service and when I called to get one I had to call again 20 mins later and so it took me ages to eat and ended up arriving in the middle of a call which I was trying to avoid.
Also I called and asked for it to be retrieved and no one came leaving it in my room for. Day and a half!
3)There were no 10lbs barbells in the weight room only 6 and 15 upwards (not very useful for most women I imagine)
4) The pillows were probably some of the hardest and tallest I've slept on. I could barely get my neck on it and I'm 5-7... Not super short. So I asked for different pillows the next day. They said they would be delivered to my room and upon returning after my last late meeting at 11(having to get up at 4am) they were not there. So i called the service express who said they would be right up. Again, waited over 20 min just dying to get to bed and had to all again. It took nearly 30 mins.
5) service express - a few times never even picked up. Usually took at least 8-10 rings for someone to come to the phone.
So there you go... NOT what I expect from a Westin, let alone a preferred guest.
July 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jason198 Great Hotel
We stayed 7/20. Hotel staff was great!! Easy check. We got there around noon checked they took our bags and said they would call us when room was ready only bad thing was they never call. But we went to lunch at a restaurant your staff told us about it. It was great came back 2 hours later room was ready and everything after that was great. Love staying at most Westins
July 25, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by LindsayC Perfect location
This hotel had the perfect location! The staff was super friendly and knowledgable. The only thing I didn't like about my stay is that the hotel wasn't as nice as other Westins I've stayed at. It was nice, but it wasn't any thing special. It will be out of date in 1 year.
July 24, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Disappointed721 Great location, not my Fav hotel anymore...
This hotel used to be my family's go to hotel. We have stayed several times over the last 10 years and had wonderful experiences. Our recent visit changed that. Staff was not friendly, some were even rude when we asked for help! Room was hot and humid with air set at 60 degrees. Sheets on one of the double beds was dirty. Concierge was the only highlight. He listened to our concerns and at least credited our parking. Very much appreciated but our stay was disappointing.
July 23, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by chik Disappointing
We did not arrive until 6pm, yet our room was not ready. It didn't matter that our reservation was part of a room block for a wedding, nor that I am a Starwood Resorts member, OR that we had a rehearsal dinner to attend in an hour. We did not receive notice that the room was ready until after we were at the dinner. When we got to our room later that night, it was not on the members floor and was smaller than a non-member whose room we visited. The hospitality gift from our wedding host was not delivered until we asked for it. We did not have our pillow preferences, nor was there coffee in the room. We used the green hang tag, but did not receive credit for that.
July 22, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Kristi1127 Too hot
I guess one of the air conditioners broke. It was just too uncomfortable. I couldn't sleep well so was tired for my conference. Just disappointing
July 22, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bobbyjoke876 Loud and annoying
Our room was beside a wedding party which hosted a loud and annoying party until 3am. We got very little sleep.
July 21, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by zerin123 Staff is hot and cold
The concierge Douglas was really rude and snooty and not helpful at all. Conversely there was a very nice asian lady who helped us and was warm and professional. The security was uptight and too rude. I was a guest in the hotel as well as some high profile guests who, I guess warranted treating the other guest like second class citizens. I would never bother another guest and the security over reacted. We had a "Brunch" which was little more than a crappy banquet breakfaast that they ran out of food and I got one small cup of cofee. The worst banquet experience ever. The doorman Keith was awesome and helpful as was Yvonne.
July 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lee65 Stay 7/14/2013
My granddaughter and I spent two nights here for our time in Chicago and she as we'll as myself had a wonderful stay. The staff was there to help in anyway we needed. If I had one problem it was that I would not cool the room as we wanted. But then again it was very hot out. We would stay again in a minute.
July 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by tony121 My stay
I was here for work and i was very happy with my stay because of the kind, helpful and friendly staff of the Westin.
July 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jch597 Great location
In the heart of downtown, great for people that walk a lot
July 16, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Gst1005 Getting by on its location
This hotel is fortunately located in a great place for downtown Chicago shopping because that is its only high point. Our room had mold in the bathroom, our customer service was lacking (no housekeeping showed up until I called and asked for towels), the concierge is impossible to get a hold of and parking is $65/night (not the published rate on their website). There is a lot of competition in the area, so look around!
July 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lola25 Great Location
We loved being just off of Michigan street. Walked to most of places we went.
July 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by aNearlySatisfiedCustomer Best Location but amenities missed the mark
Everything just worked during my 4 night stay. It is walking distance to everything that is important in Chicago's Million Dollar Mile.
What needs improvement is the non-pay TV selections are a complete wasteland - e.g., missing documentaries and science. Wi-Fi was not included hotel wide straight forward - the fees charged to get it are outrageous.
July 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by GCH0220 Westin was great!
My stay went very well!!!
July 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jd53 great hotel
great hotel. only issue was the a/c could not get the room cold.
July 8, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by MNTraveler81 Faded Glory
As someone who used to dearly love and look forward to this hotel...this was beyond gutting. This was my little piece of solace in Chicago, and now...well, lets just say I won't be back. Why, might you ask? Well, the room was clean. The housekeeper for my room was meticulous. That being said, the constantly running toilet, the grotesquely hard beds, and the noise problem were terrible - all of which I've never experienced in a lot of visits before to this property. Didn't appreciate that checkin agent referred to my room as an upgrade, when in fact it was what I had paid for. And 30+ rings to attempt to get a hold of 'Service Express'...multiple times? I would've liked to have spent more money at the property, but i can't spend it on room service if no one answers, and having my keys reset twice?
Houston, we have a problem - which is why we checked out a day earlier and decamped to a different hotel. Just terrible. Avoid like the plague.
July 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Leauncc Great location
The hotel is located in an excellent area on Magnificent Mile, next to Hancock Tower. Lots of shopping and also high end shops on Oak Street. Hotel has great restaurant The Grill which serves pub style food and has a nice bar for late night drinks. Room service is good, but expensive with a limited late night menu. Spa facilities are lacking and very expensive for limited facilities (no steam, jacuzzi, etc). Had problems with in room air conditioning, but staff was very accommodating and fixed it daily (slightly inconveniencing). Overall, good experience.
July 8, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by rockydogz Not what you'd expect from a Wesstin
As a Platinum, I have high expectations for a Westin. When we arrived, we asked the bellman what the parking rate was for one night. 65 dollars he informed us and recommended a parking garage 2.5 blocks away for 30 dollars. We were off to a good start. Checking in I informed the desk clerk that I was a platinum and if we could be upgraded to a better room. He replied that our room was ready and when we arrived, we realized it was just a standard room. When we checked in we inquired about the complimentary breakfast and the desk attendent informed us that only the continental option was available at the Starbucks inside the property and that the restaurant was not affiliated with the Westin. (I wondered how this hotel could get a 4 star rating without their own restaurant) The next morning we went to the Starbucks for our continental breakfast and the lady at Starbucks informed us that we could only get a piece of fruit, coffee or juice and a pastry. I wanted yogurt and berries and a soda which she stated was not allowed. WOW I thought that they could provide a complimentary breakfast but you couldn't get berries and yogurt. All in all, I think there are much better options in downtown Chicago and for the poor service we received and a 65 dollar daily parking rate, not restaurant on site which is run by Starwood, we are suprised that this hotel can maintain a 4 star rating.
July 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by blondiegirl Best SPG experience so far!!!!
Just had a wonderful stay at the Westin. Location is hard to beat and everyone at the hotel was so professional and friendly. This was a surprise for my Mom's birthday and my requests were all fulfilled and more. Ashley at the front desk was so thoughtful and even sent up champagne for us to celebrate, making my mom's bday even more special. Probably the best sleep I've had at a hotel, didn't hear anything through the walls. Love that they are so dog-friendly as well. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! and will stay here whenever I come to Chicago!!
July 5, 2013