Rated 3 out of 5 by AmeliaA39 No Sound Proofing/Poor TV
1) This hotel has many room with connecting suites. I was able to hear conversations and the TVs in the adjacent rooms completely clearly, even at normal volumes.
2) I was on the 47th floor and it was so windy, that the wind noise woke me up multiple times, even though I had ear plugs in. The wind also conjured up strange pressure noises from the toilet and bathtub. I talked to another hotel guest on the same floor and she said the wind kept her up all night and she hadn't slept at all.
3) There are nice HD TVs in the room, but the TV channels were all analog and somewhat grainy. The On Demand had about 5 selections.
4) The fridge was packed full of drinks, and there was no room to keep any stuff I bought in the fridge.
One positive; The bed was amazingly comfortable.
January 13, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by mknight could not even find my SPG membership
When we arrived, the front desk could not find our membership with our membership number. It took them a while but he said he found it and all was good. But I still have not received credit for this room on my membership.
We booked a room that we were told had a jetted tub and a nice view. We a higher amount for the jetted tub and view. But when we arrived at our room, it had a very small normal tub. We called the front desk and they said none of their rooms have jetted tubs. So we asked them to reduce our room fee since we paid more for a jetted tub. They couldn't do this but they said they would credit our SPG membership points in exchange for the inconvenience. We never received this either. I am guessing the front desk clerk really never did find out membership and was just trying to get rid of us.
Nice hotel with very nice views. But was disappointed in their service to members. And we did not receive the experience we were hoping for to celebrate our anniversary.
January 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jim30 This hotel is a great location downtown
Disappointed that free wifi was not available in our room. I would think in today's world, everyone is electronically connected. Only hotel I have stayed at recently that charged for wifi.
January 10, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by SPGGuestLA Not a 4 Diamond Hotel
Its central location is excellent, but I'm surprised that it's considered a AAA 4 Diamond Hotel. Onsite restaurant-inadequate in terms of variety. In Room Amenities--No robe, Poor TV reception, Outdated clock radio. Banquet Facilities- had 2 breakfasts & 2 lunches--food quality was quite disappointing. Definitely need a new toaster that works! For a group of 100, 2 toasters may also be more appropriate.
January 10, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Kennedy13 Higj Expectations
Stayed for 2 nights after Christmas 2013 and was disappointed. After being told we could not self park and HAD TO pay the valet or park off property, we checked in and went to our room. The bathroom was still dirty from the last guest. The room was only stocked for one person in the towels, so we ordered more towels and it took 1 hour to get them. The hot tub was so filthy I wouldn't throw a dirty pig in it. After checking out we noticed a huge dent it out bumper on the car. I wrote an email of complaint and never heard back from them.
Horrible customer service, will NEVER return and would never suggest staying.
Positive is that the bed was really cozy.
January 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by jmlittlesister Disappointed
We visit this hotel a couple of times a year. We are big Seahawk fans and come up from California for a game. And it is because we loved this hotel so much that we signed up for the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express card. We love the Heavenly Beds, the locality of the hotel, the warm greetings and the helpfulness of the staff. Little touches like apples in a bowl outside the elevator, robes in the room, great views. This visit was so different. We were asked when checking in if we wanted to be on a higher floor with a view. We were sent to the 23rd floor with a view of condos across the way. No apples. No robes. The towels were old and threadbare. I had to call and request The robes. We went down to the lobby bar which we love. They were understaffed and the help was not friendly at all. We were very disappointed. Please bring back your friendly staff, the apples, the robes in the room. We are Gold Starwood members and loyal. We should be treated as such.
January 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mendelnation Seattle Westin
Absolutely fantastic service and location. Can't wait for my next visit!
January 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by AUSCFAN77 Welcoming Staff and nice location
booked an upper suite for New Year's Eve months in advance and were pleasantly surprised with a great view room. Staff was VERY helpful all over the hotel. My only disappointment was the lack of self parking upon check in. I had to use the valet parking which was REALLY expensive relative to other downtown locations I have used before.
January 2, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by charmingwilliam Good but not great
-Westin is well located, just 1-2 blocks from all downtown shopping.
-Easy access off I5, easy access to parking ($43.00 per night tax included), surrounded by abundant cheaper parking.
-Fast elevators, good restaurant called Relish in the lobby.
-Great rain shower heads in the shower and cheerful check-in staff.
Interesting $5.00 voucher in exchange for room cleaning per day, good to use for breakfast downstairs.
-Very comfortable pillows and lots of them.
-One morning with no hot water and a couple of showers were warm but not hot enough to enjoy.
-Was kept waiting in line at the Concierge while she listened to some bar owner telling her how good his bar was and that she should recommend it to her guests. When I brought this to her attention she didn't see anything wrong with keeping a paying customer waiting!
-Reading chair in the room wasn't comfortable for reading.
-Dirty tray of dishes and wine glasses from another room stayed on a table opposite the elevators on our floor (31) overnight.
-Messy display of loose wires under the bedside table to power the clock/radio/lamp.
December 31, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by VancouverBCTraveler Great staff - disappointing room
We purchased a Grand View Deluxe room and there were stains that were encrusted on the mirror in the main room, dirty bathroom floors and peeling wallpaper on the walls. But the beds were perfect and very comfortable.
I'm disappointed because on my last stay at this property I booked on Orbitz and assumed that the lower quality was just because of the discount booking agent.
This time I ordered a deluxe grand because I wanted to feel a bit pampered on the holiday. I was so disappointed in the room. It felt like a three-star hotel.
The staff was great on the main floor- but our luggage was put in the car with one of our bags torn and no mention of it or apology.
I'd close this property and do a full remodel, gut the cleaning staff--and rework some of the valet staff so that the hotel had a little better feel.
One last note; when a patron books a Deluxe view room- that just doesn't mean 37 floors up looking at a condo across the street, it would imply a view of the bay or space needle. I live on the 39th floor of my tower and I have an unobstructed view... that would be what a Deluxe View would be... unobstructed.
December 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Adam206 Hotel great during the holidays
I treated my wife to a night downtown of shopping and relaxation. The Holiday package with the Pacific Place gift certificate was a great selling point.
December 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by MarieKay1 Best Place to Explore Seattle for the First Time!
I stayed at the Westin hotel the week before Christmas. The location is PERFECT- you are near tons of great restaurants, coffee shops, Pacific Place Mall, Macy's, Nordstrom, more shopping, the monorail, Westlake light rail station, and only a couple blocks from the Waterfront/Pike Place market. The hotel staff was amazing- really told me how to get to my tourism destinations. The ladies at checkin/checkout reviewed my bill with me, gave recommendations for dining, and the staff always provided a clean, well kept room.
The views in this building are amazing- I felt like I was sleeping on top of the city. There is so much, endless places to walk to (movie theaters, target, whole foods, convention center, etc) so my convenience of staying here was worth the price. The retail center at my door step made my shopping in Seattle successful.
Being my first time in Seattle, the hotel location is very safe. The south lake union street car is almost directly behind the building, and the downtown buses run routes through the city.
A couple of things that can be improved - the gym (very small, hardly any weights, no windows) there were luckily some gyms nearby offering guest passes. The Westin workout marketing is really promoted so I guess I expected something spectacular. The restaurant downstairs is nice and the to-go bar is super convenient and healthy for the most part. I would like the restaurant/bar to offer more drinks (more beers) and better food options (besides just burgers). I will say that every person that waited on me the two times I went to the bistro were exceptional in service!
I had a great stay and will stay at many Westins in the future. The Westin Seattle is high quality and the staff really cares. What a great way to explore Seattle, couldn't of asked for a better place for the price.
December 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cali5 Excellent Hotel
Excellent hotel in a great location!
December 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by JDK23 Great location in Seattle close to convention center
Great location, kind of expensive however comparable to other hotels of similar caliber in the area. Can walk to many of the major sites and convention center in Seattle. Great views from my room of the city and bay. Recommend taking public transport from the airport- fast and you'll save yourself $40. Very convenient and a short walk from the hotel. They recognized my status and upgraded my room
December 23, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by AaronVancouver Needs updating, cleanliness not up to Westin's Standard
This hotel is showing it's age. The cleanliness and general upkeep is not up to a typical Westin standard. Elevator's were all busy and thus took us 10 minutes on average to go from the 22nd floor to the lobby. Not impressed.
December 23, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by DAISY56 A LITTLE DISAPPOINTED
I WAS EXPECTING A MUCH BETTER VIEW, AS ACCORDING TO YOUR DESCRIPTION ALL OF THE ROOMS HAVE WONDERFUL VIEWS ONLY TO FIND WHEN I CHECKED IN THAT I WOULD HAVE TO PAY MORE FOR A ROOM HIGHER THAN THE 20TH FLOOR. THE ELEVATORS ARE EXTREMELY SLOW. I ALSO THINK A SHUTTLE SHOULD HAVE BEEN PROVIDED TO AND FROM THE AIRPORT. THIS ALSO ADDED AN ADDITIONAL COST AND I DID NOT FEEL ABLE TO TAKE THE LIGHT RAIL SO HAD THE COST OF A TAXI CAB. WE HAD TO ASK FOR ENOUGH TOWELS, 3 TOWELS FOR 2 GUESTS IS NOT ENOUGH AS WE BOTH USE A SEPERATE BATH TOWEL WHEN WE WASH OUR HAIR.
December 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by raindogggy Aging Weston
The bathroom were not very clean. There was some red stains (?) on the floor and curly hairs on the toilet. I felt I had to clean the whole bathroom before I could use it. After that I just never felt very comfortable. The bed seemed tired. Pun intended. It was not the usual comfortable Weston mattress.
December 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Heysuss Great location
Many trips to Seattle for a weekend get away or a Pro game. Decided to stay in central downtown area to avoid driving. Best location for an easy walk to go shopping, site seeing, and restaurants.
December 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by tmac360 Amazing views!
I stayed two nights in the North Tower in a Deluxe room. I got a room with a Space Needle View and it was gorgeous. I have stayed at other hotels in Seattle and have never faced the Space Needle so it was a great Seattle experience. I really like the space in the room, it felt like a suite!
The first downsides was that the doors to the room were thin, so you can hear people talking in the hallways and doors being opened and shut. The other downside was my neighbor or vent air smelled like cigarette smoke the whole weekend. The staff tried to help by spraying air freshner.
December 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LL7781 Stellar
The Westin in Maui is an excellent hotel/resort.
The staff is freindly, courteous, knowledgeable, and effecient.
Only minor setbacks are that pools are only 5 feet deep at the 'deep' end and that signage from room to lobby is nonexistent. Took a while to know where you are going.
Would be nice to hae IPod capability in any room that has the Bose Stereo radio.
Oh, another positive is that the beach is just a feet from the grounds.
Do yourself a favor and visit this Westin!.
December 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Adrock73 Music weekend in Seattle
Perfect location, one block from Seattle monorail & one block from Link train to airport. Located within short walking distance to Pike Place Market, the historic Paramount and Moore theaters and the downtown shopping district. Fantastic views of the city & Puget sound with only a $10 up-charge per night. Nice restaurant & lobby bar with plenty of local brews to drink.
December 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by GregCorleone Great place - needs heat!
I know it is unseasonably cold there, but our room was quite chilly the whole time. The windows are great and a great view, but the HVAC should handle. Also, we only got 1/3 of our $5 vouchers for hanging the sign on the door and not getting housekeeping. BTW - your staff are awesome and it is a really nice hotel, these are minor complaints to the overall great experience!
December 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by SoCalTraveler8 Great Location
Hotel is very accessible to many of the highlights of Seattle. Wonderful, friendly staff. Thanks!
December 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Patty70 Holiday trip with best friend
The Westin is a perfect place to stay for a holiday trip to Seattle. Walking distance to the Pike Place Market, Fifth Avenue Theater, Pacific Place and all the major downtown stores and restaurants. Adjacent to the Monorail and the South Lake Union Transit to reach the Seattle Center and Lake Union venues.
December 8, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by cloverpup not good enough
The Westin is my choice in every city I go to. But I have to tell you that this one in Seattle which I've stayed at many times is not up to par. My friend that stayed w/ me wanted another property but since I was the planner we went w/ Westin.
The room was too warm. We managed to fix that. But it was basically uncomfortable to sleep.
The bathroom mirror was smudged w/ fingerprints. Which I cleaned.
There was no coffee maker. So no tea at night, no coffee 1st thing in the am.
No newspaper in the morning.
The parking fee was $46 which is appalling. Every time I come back it's more $ but no great service is offered.
But here was the kick and this really bothered me - we went to Palace Kitchen for dinner. Never disappointed. Top quality food and service EVERYTIME.
We decide to have a drink at the bar before retiring. We sat at the bar. The previous customers drinks sat there for several minutes. Ok not a big problem. The bartender( and there were 2), when finally cleaned up the leftover drinks and took our order, was so GRUMPY and UNFRIENDLY. I was shocked actually how they barely made eye contact. They were both prickly!
The left the bowl of nuts etc that the previous customers had nearly eaten all of. YUCK.
We both are in sales and customer service for 20 years. I am, and so is my friend, attractive well dressed. Usually get a friendly word everywhere. But not at your bar!
December 7, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Nancyzaz14 Sub par for SPG 4
Location fabulous but hotel is dated. NO WATER PRESSURE when I showered at 7:00 am. Noises all night. Letter in room says it is the design of the hotel to absorb winds. Sounded more like air in the old pipes - knocking noise. The wind sound was probably the creaking in the walls. Sounded like we were on a ship.
December 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Max501963 Something to consider
The facility is clean, the location is convenient.
December 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kathyvb City stay extraordinaire!
Our stay in an upper floor city view room was wonderful. There's no other property in Seattle that compares to the Westin with large windows to the floor and amazing views. The hospitality is always five star which, combined with the location and views, just can't be beat!
December 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by shehawk Nice hotel, but overwhelmed.
We were there for the marathon and I believe it was just over-crowded. We ran out of water in the morning and could not take a shower. The ice machine in the hallway ran but never gave ice. Our room was cleaned but no fresh towels were delivered, until 10:30 that night when they knocked on our door and woke us up. Relish is a great restaurant and food can be ordered from the room. I heard the next morning(from a staff member) that they ran out of burgers.
December 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by jkelton9 good with minor glitches
My wife and I spent our wedding night at the Westin 25 years ago,and our children bought us a one night stay as an anniversary gift
Self paring was not available when we arreived,so were forced to pay valet parking rates.
Room was reserved in advance with check in advertised as 3:00PM. We arrived approximately 4:00 pm and were advised that the room was not yet ready,but should be ready in about 30 minutes.We finally got our room at about 5:15,missing the sunset we had hoped to view from our Grand View room
Awoke late at night to a disturbance outside our room on the 38th floor.Looked out the peephole to see several Seattle police officers dealing with an unruly guest.
Glad they were there,but wish they would have taken him elsewhere to deal with the issue.
The only on site dining is a gourmet burger place,but there are several nice restaraunts within walking distance.
Definitely enjoyed the room with an outstanding view of the Seattle waterfront and part of downtown.I hope we don't wait another 25 years to go back!
December 3, 2013