Rated 4 out of 5 by Akmom Birthday weekend in Seattle
Me and my husband stayed at the Westin for my birthday, we were able to check in early at noon. Our room was on the 36th floor which has the view of the puget sound there were some buildings around but not too bad. Location is perfect for downtown access. The downside is that they charge ridiculous rate for parking. Good thing we did not need to rent a car.
May 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Surfpinky Rock Star Groupies Big Night in Seattle
I booked a night using SPG points so we could crash after the McCartney concert at the Key. Our visit started with a leisurely afternoon arrival to beat Seattle traffic. So glad we did. The bellman and valet scooped us up and before we knew it we had a delightful moderate room on the 29th floor north tower with early check in AND 2 pm departure the next day. Our south view of the city was sparkling at night.
Our room had a love seat and matching chair in addition to a full business desk. Nice and roomy to spread out. All the accoutrements we have come to expect from Starwood were there. Kinda like home. We had good grub at the in house eatery Relish.
Staff were welcoming and friendly. The room was clean and fresh and we fell into our Heavenly Bed. Give it a go!
April 18, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by noelanirn Ridiculous mini bar
Don't touch anything on the bar or in the fridge or it will charge you. They don't tell you that nor do they tell you it will charge you just to pick it up and look at it even if you set it back down. We were charged $27 for a 2 glass bottle of Kendall Jackson wine that we looked at. Had I known that, I would have drank it. Gouging your guest for a soda ($3.50) or a .99 cent kitkat (3.50) is ridiculous. Won't stay here again.
March 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Unionman This hotel has really nice rooms
I've stayed at this hotel before and I'm never disappointed in my stay with them. Beautiful view of Seattle. Showers have excellent pressure and the beds are so comfortable. Had a Great nights sleep!
March 14, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Missgth Left my scarf
I'm disappointed, I've contacted the westin about the fact that I left my favorite scarf in the room as I was checking out. I've emailed the appropriate request and have received no reply?
March 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by AttorneyTim Nice Property
I was a bit concerned after reading some reviews of this property but was pleasantly surprised...the Platinum check in desk was separate and friendly...nice upgrade to a high floor room with a terrific view at my request...people all over the property were very nice and did a great job...only complaint was the price of parking but that may be local...but higher the midtown NYC? Geesh...nice area and close to Pike Market...great donut place a block out the back door...overall I was very happy
February 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by fa7002 Great stay at the Westin Seattle
I just returned from Seattle where I stayed at the Westin, and wanted to share the superior customer experience they provided.
I was in Seattle for meetings, and it happened to be my birthday. The concierge contacted me ahead of my arrival and asked if I had any special requests. When I arrived, I was pleasantly surprised with an upgraded luxury suite room which was enormous. But it didn't end there, when I got back from my meetings, I found a tray with cupcakes and a bottle of wine, and a card wishing me a happy birthday.
I make it a point to stay in Starwood properties whenever possible, as they have mastered the art of customer experience.
Thank you for all the personal touches. It's great to be recognized as a valued member.
February 16, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by wwiillll Wrong charging money in Westin Seattle
I always thought Westin stands for high qualify service level and can serve guest very well and I didn't have much review during the check out. So it's feel so disappointed when I found there're many unclear and wrong charging items when I back prepare receipts.
Here it is, I didn't consume any items in the room refrigerator, but it shows I consumed 2 bears and 4 bottled waters and snacks. I think the only reason is I packaged back one piece of chess cake one night and used the refrigerator to reserve the cake(I have had to moved the water and beers to have some space for the cake), but the room servant should have checked and understand there is nothing missed.
and there is some items named business ctr genl with different prices, i don't understand why this came out as I didn't consume any business center items.
Although I didn't have a well CHECK OUT, but the hotel should have the responsibility to try the best to keep everything especially the BILL ITEMS be accurate and explain to guest actively to avoid the confusing, maybe i was wrong and should I need have this lesson learn to review the 5 pages bill by items during the "Quick check out" next time?
February 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rodger Masab - The gold standard of customer service
Batman and Robin. Jordan and Pippen. Montana and Rice. Masab and Lee. Great individuals...amazing when they work together. Masab, as usual, came through in the clutch. Lee's personal touches were amazing. I cannot thank the staff of the Westin Seattle for taking care of me the way they do every time I stay at this property. I would also like to thank Tasha R. and the kind lady from South Africa (not Australia) for being so kind. The Westin Seattle is my preferred choice. My 249th and 250th nights/stays as an SPG member could not have been better.
February 14, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Feedback
1. There were a couple of days they hotel had lift outrage & only 1 lift was operating. I was then not able to get into the lift after few times & had to go through staff lift in the end.
2. Housekeeping service was not satisfactory for the last night of stay. My personal toiletries were toppled over and the bed linen was dirty.
3. Room did not include free wifi, which is actually very common nowadays.
4. Replacement of room toiletries were not consistent. In some days, the body lotion was not replenished even thou I had finished using the previous day's bottle.
5. The hotel is abit run down.
February 11, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Great Weekend Get-away
We brought our family (13 month old and family chihahua) for a weekend stay to Seattle. The hotel staff were amazing upon arrival, and very accommodating. Top notch service and comfort!
The only disappointing part was we were looking to use the pool - however it was too cold of a temperature (February stay) to swim in for us - regardless that it was indoors.
Regardless, I would highly recommend the Westin Seattle to family and friends.
February 9, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by MikeTakesFlight Great Stay
Stayed for a few nights in November. The entire time it rained, but they provided complimentary umbrellas which was awesome! Everything was immaculately clean. Food at the burger place was great, but touristy overpriced. Also no free wifi, that was a ding.
February 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by PDX2K16 Exceptional Staff
Melody at the Lobby Bar was fantastic.
January 29, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Jet53 Cleanliness of rooms need to be improve, bathrooms were not clean when we checked in
The rooms were not up to Westin standards. The curtains were shredded In both of our rooms . On the floor of one of the rooms was M&M's that were left from previous guest , that my grandson found and put in his mouth. We also found dirty socks also left from a previous guest behind one of the chairs.
In the bathrooms, we noticed the floors and the tile in shower was not clean , we always bring wipes with us when we travel , so we wiped everything down. After we finished wiping the shower and floors, at least we felt better, that is was clean . My daughter went to put on the robe provided in our room and commented there was a long strand of hair on it and asked are these cleaned after each guest. I replied I hope so.
I was also concerned about the security in the hotel, we noticed several times as we rode the elevators to our rooms , that there people on the elevator with us that were not staying in the hotel, one day a homeless man and other day a boy on a bike got on with us that definitely was not staying at the hotel, it was very concerning wondering where they were going ( which floors).
My past experience with Westinas always been excellent, this experience will make me thank twice about staying elsewhere on our stay next year in Seattle
January 11, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Dealt What a waste of money
I've always thought the Westin was a high-end luxury hotel that took care of its guests. Apparently that is not the case anymore. It is just another corporate hotel that doesn't train its employees right and treats all guests as faceless blobs with money.
How my experience got started was when I was searching for hotels for New Year's Eve in Seattle. I start where I always do: on Hotels.com. I noticed the Westin allowed for pets and it was highly rated. I thought what better way to celebrate New Year’s than with the highly regarded Westin. I decided since I had a pet and wanted a view of the Space Needle that I should call the hotel and make reservations directly rather than take a gamble on Hotels.com. So I called the number that was provided online.
The person I got on the other line was unbelievably dim but I kept my composure. I asked for a room for “New Year’s Eve” and informed him that we would be bringing a small dog with us. He went over the pet policy which is pretty much the same as anywhere else. And I asked for the room rates. He asked me if I wanted a water view or a city view. I replied with “I want a view of the Space Needle so whichever one is that” to which he replied “I think both” so I said “alright then City view I guess.” I then agreed that a pre-pay rate for a double queen was the best option in our price range which was $299. This was at least $30 above what Hotels.com was listing it at but I figured that if I booked directly I would get exactly what I wanted. I also specifically asked the reservationist to write in my reservation that I wanted a view of the Space Needle so we could observe the fireworks from the comfort of our very expensive room. I thought we were all set to go. Boy was I wrong.
While we were in Vancouver, BC I received an email the day before my visit. I should mention that I did not have phone service in Canada unless I was in our hotel connected to their FREE WIFI. The email I received made me so unbelievably upset. It stated “Unfortunately, our views of Space Needle have been obstructed due to recent construction in the downtown area. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this may cause but can assure you that you will receive the bed type originally selected along with a stunning view of Seattle…” Now, I had specified several times on the phone that I wanted a view of the Space Needle when I made my reservation. There was no possible way that construction started up in a matter of a day or two. Since I had a prepay rate I knew that there was no way that I would get a refund out of this AND since it was the day before New Year’s Eve there was no way I was going to get an affordable hotel room from a decent hotel. So I decided to take my chances when I got to the hotel. I thought for sure they would understand my frustration and would go above and beyond to make my stay as ideal as possible. Boy, was I wrong.
I pulled into the hotel and immediately noticed that Self Parking was closed. Since I was in an unfamiliar city I decided it was best to valet with the hotel I was staying at. I went up to the lobby and was greeted with a check-in line of at least 50 people. Luckily an employee came by about 5 or 10 minutes in and handed out waters to anyone who wanted one. I thought “Okay at least they acknowledge that there in an inconveniently long line and are trying to make people happy.” And they did have all hands on deck for check in so the line went fairly quickly.
I got up to the counter and handed the clerk my ID and credit card to check in. My dog was in my arms so she handed me a 3 PAGE PET AGREEMENT. Seriously?! Cut that down to one page like any other hotel. I told the clerk that I received the very disappointing email the night before. She exclaimed that Amazon had built a building that obstructed the view of the Space Needle. I said why wasn’t I told this when I made the reservation. She then asked me what number I had called. I said that I had called the number that was posted online. She then said that I should have called them directly because even though they have been telling “corporate” for over a year now that they no longer had a view. First, HOW THE HECK AM I SUPPOSED TO KNOW THAT I DIDN’T CALL THE HOTEL DIRECTLY??? It’s not like they identify themselves by the city they are currently in. And as I mentioned I called the number that was on the website. Second, how does corporate not make notes on this somewhere to train their reservationists on each of their hotel locations? This is kind of an important note for tourists visiting Seattle for the first time. Third, not an appropriate response from an employee of your company. They should not be passing blame onto the customer and onto some faceless employee of the same company they work for. Not great morale. The correct response should have been to apologize and to ask what type of view the guest would like since their first choice was no longer available and to say “Upon your next visit with us be sure to call us directly to get your best room/view. Here’s my/my manager’s card with a direct line.
I exclaimed that I was paying over $300 per night for this room and just had to valet my car because their self-parking was apparently full. I asked if there was any way they could do something for us like comp our valet or something. She said that they valet is provided by a separate company and that wasn’t possible. I was floored (and honestly should have asked for a refund immediately). I can’t believe I just handed the keys to my (fairly) new car to a stranger in front of the hotel I was staying at that wasn’t affiliated with the hotel at all. I was also very upset that the hotel didn’t have enough self-parking to cover the guests paying OVER $300 per night at their hotel! To her defense the clerk did give us two $25 vouchers for the hotel restaurant to soften the blow.
Before I could ask for a full refund my significant other stepped in and asked for recommendations on places where we COULD watch the fireworks on the Space Needle. The front clerk said that she had only been in the area a number of months. then the clerk next to us told us about a number of street corners where we could see the view. Basically telling us places where we could stand out in the cold surrounded by strangers, homeless, and muggers to see a landmark that they no longer provide a view of. What they should have said was let me get a concierge who knows the city better than I do and can recommend a safe, fun, warm environment to enjoy ringing in your New Year.
We then proceeded to our room. My SO’s card did not work so we had to use mine the entire stay. The room was small which was a shock since the towers are so huge. There were no robes in the room which usually isn’t a deal breaker but we wanted to spend the night lounging around and drinking champagne. Though our windows were wide our entire view was of skyscrapers with a tiny sliver of water that could be seen. I suppose that was my fault since I did say city view to the imbecile who originally booked our reservation thinking that it would at least lead to a partial view of the Space Needle.
After getting settled in we decided that we needed to find a good restaurant to make up for the poor hotel choice. My SO’s grabbed my laptop and found out quickly that it cost between $9-$30 for WIFI on a $300 hotel room. What am I paying for exactly? Needless to say we used our cell phones.
The morning of New Year’s Day, we decided to use the vouchers for breakfast. When we got down there we were informed that it was buffet style only. The choices of foods were that of a Continental breakfast at Holiday Inn. There was a person making omelets of your choosing which made it slightly more appealing; like putting lipstick on a pig. The only drink choices that were offered to us was coffee (which I don’t drink) and pulpy OJ (which no one drinks by choice). When the check was brought to us it was $50.42. When I gave the waiter the vouchers he said that they would waive the .42 in taxes. How nice. I got .42 off of my $300 hotel room (.14% off). Obviously we left a $20 tip because it wasn’t the waiter’s fault that people were getting stiffed on breakfast that was no better than Denny’s.
After breakfast, my SO went to the concierge to have them call our valeted car and to ask for help with our luggage while I headed upstairs and finished packing away everything. The bellhop came quickly and helped us with our luggage downstairs. We waited outside in the cold for about 15 minutes before my SO decided to go to the counter and ask how much longer the wait was going to be. He then found out that despite giving the concierge our valet ticket number, they had not called for it. So we got to stand outside in the cold for another 10 minutes waiting on our car. This was at about 9 AM so you can imagine how cold it was outside in the shadows of a skyscraper.
Finally, we were off and done with the Westin for good. We did not get to see the fireworks live, didn’t get to even see the Space Needle at all. I got a follow-up email asking me to complete a short survey on my stay. When I clicked on the link I received a message “Service Unavailable”. Go figure. I waited a few minutes and retried and got the same results. Finally, after four attempts I finally got through to take the survey. But I can’t post this entire review because “Your answer is too long”. Yet you asked me to be as specific as possible. Clearly you don’t care about my feedback.
Where does that leave me now? I will complete the survey with negative results and condensed responses, will rate the hotel on every website I can, and send an email to every Westin email I can get my hands on. Now let’s see if this review goes anywhere or falls on deaf ears.
From now on we will try and stay at boutique hotels whenever we travel as we get WAY better service and accommodations for the money we spend.
January 2, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by stephg525 Christmas Shopping
We recently spent a weekend at The Westin Seattle to do some Christmas shopping and enjoy the holiday sights downtown and we had a wonderful time! Everybody from the gentleman that checked us in to the bellmen, valet attendants and concierges were all very friendly and helpful. The location of the hotel can't be beat. Shopping, Restaurants, Pike Place Market and the Monorail to Seattle Center are all within walking distance. We spent evenings at the pool with my 5 year old nephew and he had a blast. The rooms are on the small side but we weren't there to sit in our room so it wasn't an issue for us. I had to call about a billing error after we checked out and they resolved it for me immediately. We had such a good stay that we've decided to make a holiday weekend here an annual tradition. I would recommend the hotel based on the location alone so I was really pleased we had such a good stay.
December 31, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by mrseche01 Expected better for the Westin
Our room wasn't completely clean. The sheets had blood stains and there was hair in the bathroom. A couple of the towels looked used. Got the feeling the room was not adequately cleaned. Asked for fresh sheets. Remained in room for an hour. Left before anyone arrived. Phones were also not programmed correctly. Direct dial buttons were not working. Paid extra for deluxe city view room and got a room facing the opposite hotel tower...not at all worth the extra cost for a "view". Room service menu was not very appealing. What we did order was Denny's quality - if that. Not at all what I expected from such a hotel. I have stayed in many upscale hotels in the last few years, and this one was a disappointment.
December 30, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Cmo9821 Slipped cosmetics
We have been staying with the Westin for many years when we come into the city. This visit was less than par. The curtains were shredded, our elevator button never worked causing us to have to take the stair case to a different floor to use, and forget about the price of valet. We wanted to self park to save money but it was closed. I am extremely disappointed and would think again before booking at the Westin
December 29, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by amber15 Hotel with good feature but cleanliness is not good as expectations
The location and breakfast service is pretty good. But the cleanliness is not good as expectations, especially the bed sheet, had obvious dark red stains. I highly doubt it has been cleaned well. Check-out service did by luggage concierge and did not care about the complaints. Overall, not recommended, and it is my worst experience through SPG hotels.
December 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BURIMAU Good hotel in Seattle
Good location just a few steps to Pike market, and staffs were friendly
December 17, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Kline714 This hotel is a 2 stars with 4 star prices
I was very underwhelmed with the hotel and disappointed with many areas. The bathroom in my room was dirty, the toilet was filthy and the tub had fecal matter floating in it when I filled it up for the first time. Also my curtains were ripped didn't feel very well maintained. The staff didn't go above and beyond in any matter average at best if even that. Lots of extra charges for use of things most hotels provide complimentary. Even a charge to use the fridge in my room.
December 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Molly!
Molly the concierge was AMAZING! Her bright smiley face was always there to greet us. She recommended great shopping and numerous amazing restaurants/bars. We had a fantastic time outside of our conference thank you solely to Molly at the concierge desk!
December 8, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Brit7 Beautiful hotel & Friendly Staff
We stayed at 3 Starwood hotels on our vacation and this ones has been our favorite so far! I want to recognize Julisita at front desk who checked us in with so much positive attitude, or what we like to call it at home, so much"aloha" spirit! She was so helpful and accommodating with everything we needed! She even treated us "starhot" guests like VIP's, other hotels don't. 5 stars for Julisita! Also breakfast staff at Relish was wonderful! Great way to start our mornings!!
November 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by AlexWemyss Definitely worth the buck
I thought this hotel was perfect in terms of cleanliness and comfort. It was in walking distance to everywhere in Seattle so made my trip much easier. The staff at the hotel was extremely friendly and helpful...truly enjoyed my stay wish I didn't have to leave to sightsee and could've stayed in the lobby all day but this hotel definitely gets a thumbs up from me.
November 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tina0022 Great Stay
Everything is great! It would be better
November 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lola49 Good place to visit
Great hotel located near local attractions, great amenities, good food
October 28, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by WallaWallaGal Super Views! Great Location!
The weekend stay experience with Mom at Westin was a good one, and I would stay there again! Anything negative I have to say is minor, and is all surpassed by Location, Views, and Customer Service. The room feels cramped with 2 double beds (despite the lack of a dresser and fridge). But the Puget Sound views make you forget about being a bit cramped. I turned the club chairs 180 degrees to face the view and sunk it all it. We were in South Tower 36th floor. Too bad that big Escala Condos came in to steal away part of the view a few years back, but maybe North Tower is not impacted by them? Great location to dining, Pike Place Market, mall, shopping at Ralph's - one should not have much time to lollygag in a DT Seattle hotel room anyway. The SPG-free Wi-Fi is slow, but I was totally given the option for faster Wi-Fi, or an adult beverage in the lobby lounge. I know I chose wisely.
The bathrooms have been refreshed with nice tile / hard surfaces. I know, Grout Doctor could do a little magic, but he is too busy right now at the other hotels I've been to which are 911 worse. In general, the bathroom was a spacious joy with double shower heads. Parts of the sheers look like the cats swung and partied from them, and I bet Maintenance is working on that soon. Despite being across from the elevator door, it was a quiet stay! The beds are very comfortable, the flooring and wall hangings are nice, and the whole stay was a pleasure. TIP: Remember to put your coffee cup under the coffee maker. Don't forget, like I did on my last morning there. The feeling of shame, from wasting one precious Starbucks pod, will torment you.
Check in (Elizabeth# was very efficient and accommodating. Later Housekeeping service #must have more Starbucks please# was very helpful too. No feedback for parking, as we did not drive over. Did not visit pool either, ran out of time. We did not dine on-site, but we did have a chance to meet Clarence in the lobby lounge. He was Mr. Customer Service to all the customers there Friday night. Elevators had no lines, no waiting, during our Thursday-Saturday stay #to see Patty Murray and President Obama on-site at Westin).
Too bad about the prior icky reviews, we surely experienced none of that. As I said before, I would stay here again!
October 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by RayPark70 Great location, wonderful staff
The location is spectacular. It is right on the next block of the train station (which reaches SEA-TAC airport). Also located next to the monorail station, which will take you to Space Needle and other attractions -- meaning that you do not need a car if you are staying at this hotel.
It is walking distance to many shopping places (right next to Nordstrom and two blocks away from a large shopping mall, Macy's etc.). You can walk a few blocks to reach the pier which is famous for its Farmer's Market and the "First Starbucks Coffee Shop."
Staff I interacted with were all spectacular. The front desk staff was very, very kind to me and my colleagues at the time of check-in. The conceirge staffs (two of them) worked hard to meet my needs when I was asking for a specific kind of ride to the airport. They finally found me a cheap(er) ride that met my needs and still was better than the ones I could find on the Internet.
One thing I thought to be a short coming is that I could hear small buzzing noise from my room. I thought it might be a mosquito, but the tone of the buzzing noise was lower than mosquitoes. My guess is that this sound was coming from the ice maker or the elevators. If this is indeed the case, it is a structural issue that cannot be solved. If you are sensitive to noise, you can cite this issue and ask the front desk to assign you a room that is free from that issue, or you can simply use ear plugs. (I was staying at the 33rd floor of the North Tower, though this might be an issue at different levels as well)
October 6, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by stlbearfun Starwood Platinum gets little help
Unexpectedly my plans changed and needed to stay in Seattle two extra days. I'm a SPG Platinum and asked if the hotel could accommodate. The answer was no, we are overbooked. With no offer to check other SPG hotels in town, we are sorry was all I got. I'm now at a non-SPG hotel and doubting my loyalty to the brand.
September 16, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Camcamclam Needs attention to detail
Front desk upon checking in - very friendly and helpful.
Elevator to and from room - verrrry long waits and often full elevators.
Conferences in hotel - made me feel like I was visiting someone else's party when I would come back at end of night. Little awkward.
Housekeeping - didn't replenish coffee a couple times (this is very difficult when you find this out at 5am when you're getting ready for work and the coffee shop in the lobby will take you 15 minutes to get back and forth to an it's closed till 6am anyway).
Room - very comfortable and spacious.
Shower head - not a lot of pressure but I liked it.
Gym - weight room is tiny tiny. No more than 3 ppl can work out at a time.
Overall Scene - like staying in a nice, well appointed room in a mall.
I was in town for a gig and the promoter must have a block at this hotel. If it were me, I'd be just as happy, maybe happier, in a less expensive, smaller option, or a boutique hotel at the same price but with interesting amenities. The amenities at the Westin Seattle were right down the middle - nothing special.
Actually I have no idea how much the room charge was, so can't speak to that but ppl gave me "fancy" eyes and mutterings when I mentioned I was staying at the Westin. I didn't feel or experience anything fancy at all, nor any real attention to detail, so I think My overall experience was basically neutral.
If the hotel gave me that ONE thing that made it special - a cool coffee maker in the room, a sick lobby, a cool office service, or anything that made it "pop", I would say it was a great hotel. Instead they have stabilized in complete neutrality. Fine for a business trip.
September 10, 2015