Rated 4 out of 5 by Deacon14 I like the Westin Guadalajara
Nice hotel. Staff is outstanding. They are like the SPG commercials. They are like a second family. What I appreciate the most is that everyone seems to know me, and that I am learning Spanish. Everyone accommodates me by speaking Spanish slowly. It is a wonderful.
August 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Carlos2222222 swanky hip hotel in Guadalajara
My wife and I had layover in GDL (from PVR heading to LAX) and decided to stayover in GDL as we have family in GDL. After researching multiple places we narrowed it down to Villa Ganz and Westin GDL. I asked my cousin who lives in GDL her opinion and she gave pros and cons for both places but to be quite honest with the major deciding factors were short duration (we arrived at 4 pm and left next day at 7 am) and cost. The Westin was $99/night vs >$ 170 for Villa Ganz.
Overall, we were highly satisfied with the hotel.
The hotel, which is less than a year old, is a hip modern property centrally located in Expo region of GDL. It exudes a calm modern and hip vibe...having traveled extensively this is the hip cool place you would find in LA/NY or other major trendy cities. The building is i think 20 floors and towers over the near by Hilton and other adjacent buildings.
Upon on our arrival the check in was smooth, the staff was extremely helpful, and as we walked into our room on 17th floor a gentleman walked in with some Chocolate covered welcome treats! Really nice touch!
Here is description of the facilities:
Lobby all glass with minimalist decor, ultra modern with fresh water/lemonade in front of check in area. Bar area on second level with swanky feel
Room: spacious modern well-appointed room with gorgeous bathroom decorated in nice marble plenty of counter top space in the bathroom with a spacious walk-in shower; lots of storage space, a comfortable desk/ chairs, floor-to-ceiling windows, and the always-comfortable "heavenly beds."
The staff was friendly, polite, eager to help. Everyone spoke very good English
They have roughly 40 cable channels one third of which are in English.
No pool area, pricey internet access ~$17 USD -
May 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Southernwine Tequila
I enjoyed my stay. The rooms are extremely clean. The staff very friendly and helpful. The bartenders are experienced. And location is perfect.
August 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Boilermaker This Hotel has great features
I like the American brand when traveling abroad
August 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by CSerban Staff standard in front desk
Some of the staff are very helpful and friendly but some are not and few of them hardly understand English at front desk.
Overall, the staff at Westin GDL are good, especially those in the resturant. They did a really good job!
However, ladies who cleaning the room didn't do very well sometimes. They forgot to place a new towel or clean up the trash for several times.
August 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jorchm Outstanding Hotel in Guadalajara
The Westin is an elegant and outstanding Starwood property, close to shopping, business and recreational venues. It is conveniently located right in front of Expo Guadalajara, the city's most important venue for expositions, events and conventions. The Westin is a couple blocks away from "Plaza del Sol" Shopping Mall and within driving minutes of other major shopping venues. Downtown Guadalajara is close to the hotel, just a 20 minutes taxi ride. The hotel is exceptionally well appointed, but with Guadalajara's nice weather most of the year, it would be nice that the Westin had a swimming pool. The Restaurant serves an awesome and huge breakfast buffet, one of the best I ever had in SPG properties. The buffet offers both Mexican and International dishes, with a special section with eggs a-la-carte, fresh homemade pastries, seasonal fruit and desserts. An excellent choice for the Platinum Welcome amenity. The service received by the staff and specially by the front desk agents was terrific. A special recognition to Anahi and Gabriel who went above and beyond in terms of meeting my expectations. At the check-in the upgrade to Junior suite wasn't available because of the high occupation at that time, but the next day we were transferred to one of the corner Junior Suites in the top floor. The room was amazing with a spectacular floor-to-ceiling windows that overlooked Guadalajara's Skyline. The suites, almost the size of an apartment, are excellently well appointed with 1 1/2 bathrooms, living room and separate bedroom. The suite's masterpiece is the main 3-piece marble bathroom that features a soak-in tub overlooking the city. The hotel is an excellent option if using SPG points. Truly looking forward to stay here again.
June 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sidang New hotel in Guadalajara in good location
When I stayed at this Westin it had only been open for about 2 weeks. The hotel is beautiful and the staff is very friendly and helpful. There were a number of items that were yet to be completed, and a few things in the rooms that needed finished, but that is to be expected in a hotel that has just opened. Had good conversations with hotel management about observations of the new hotel. Will stay here again next time I am in Guadalajara.
January 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jayhawk1 Best Business Hotel in GDL
Any time I can sleep in a bed where less than 1000 people have been before me it's great. I stay about 30 nights a year at this hotel. Checking in has gotten much better and I have seen an improvement in speed and staffing. One time I left my Macbook in the safe and they held it so a friend could collect it for me. I love the restaurant. I'm in the electronics industry and you don't run into your customers or competitors here. Because it's across the street from the expo it's a diverse crowd and you can have drink and not be looking behind your back. Much better than the Fiesta American Grand or the Hilton. No pool but the working space is very nice. Electrical outlets need to be improved and higher. This would be an easy install and it would save everyone from getting on their knees to plug something in. Minor issue but very fixable. Internet is good. If you are on the early bird out - this is an awesome location as the taxi trip will only take 25mins. to the airport.
April 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gus123 Hotel surpassed all my expectations
This newly built hotel is beautiful, modern and best of all smoke free. I stayed for my birthday in May, and all the staff was simply wonderful. All hotel staff made sure all arrangements, restaurant reservations, and such were confirmed..Edna the concierge was the most accomodating and made every request a breeze...Thanks to everyone for making my birthday extra special and with a personal touch...
June 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gabolinche Have stayed here 3 times and will stay more
Excellent facilities, near the WTC and other business-related destinations. The staff is always helpful and courteous. I believe the only thing missing is a pool.
July 28, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by mgliceaga Check out
The owrst service at check out I have ever received, I am a frequent traveler and the check out process at this property is a nightmare as well I have asked for my fiscal invoice more than 4 times both email and phone and nobody can take care of it! amazing!
November 16, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jose27 Great Hotel and Location
I stayed at this hotel with my wife and we did not have any complaints. Great service, food, location, and very spacious rooms.
May 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by FRAPER GREAT HOTEL, LOCATION AND SERVICES
The Guadalajara Westin Hotel is a real great 5 stars place. The instalations are very good as well as the room comfort.
The people working there are incredible, intheir attitud, smailing and much more.
It was a realy great experience for me during a dermatological conference it was just in front, Expo and conference rooms.
July 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by cept1971 Excellent hotel!!!
Great stay at a very nice location in the city.
July 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by 2014TravelerinMexico Great hotel
The hotel was clean, the staff professional and the breakfast was fantastic. Easy access in/out of the hotel and a great location near the center of GDL. Free WIFI in the lobby - hoping they offer free WIFI in the rooms by my next visit.
June 28, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Daniel42 Service needs help
The hotel itself is gorgeous and well maintained. Rooms were great. Spacious, quiet, beds were wonderful as usual. Staff was friendly. However any requests were met with spotty service. Our group needed a van for a trip to dinner which was handled perfectly. But things like ordering room service as well as service at the restaurant were either unsatisfactory or nonexistent.
Our late lunch at Grill & Vine took over 90 minutes, and not because we were casually chatting. It took over 45 minutes for food to reach our table after ordering. There were no napkins, and the food was just OK.
I ordered breakfast for my room the evening prior and had everything confirmed by the woman taking my order. However the next morning, after the scheduled delivery time was eclipsed by 20 minutes, I called down to learn that no order existed for my room! I placed the order again and asked if it could be to my room in the next 20 minutes as I had a meeting I had to leave for and was assured it would arrive. Never came.
Also, the wifi access was spotty at best and the credentials we were told to use never worked once. Not ideal if you're there on business.
June 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Travler83 Returning Stay
Wonderful hotel, close to airport. Is next to the EXPO centre.
July 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Saavedra12 Great Customer Service.
I've stayed at this hotel for about 3 months the quality of service has been above my expectations. Eline Kockleberg and Anahi Gonzalez have always been very attentive and have always expedited last minute requests. They've both have made me feel like a Platinum member although I've never reached that status. The valet is always very quick event in cases where they're large events at the Hotel. The laundry services are great and have always had my clothes ready by time I've requested. The Dinning is exceptional, the menu has a decent variety of dishes to choose from and at times the chef can fix you something not in the menu as long as the items are available. Overall, my stay been outstanding which has made my time away from home easier.
April 10, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by PV22 Very poor Service
I stayed at this property a month ago and I can say that the staff needs to learn how to treat people,I am SPG Platinum member and have stayed in many of SPG properties, this one needs to learn a lot as to how to treat SPG Members.
November 4, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Catalan This hotel feels like home
First stay at this hotel which will be the place to stay at whenever travelling to this location.
Even though the nature of travelling to this location is business , the hotel gives it a different perspective.
thank you for all those smiles.
June 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dave1982 This hotel has great features
This hotel has great features
June 23, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Bhargava123 Bringing the name of Westin and SPG down
I am currently staying at the Westin Guadalajara. Unfortunately it is not the first time I am staying at a starwood hotel while traveling for work here in Guadalajara. I have a tight work schedule and expect that I will not have to spend time on petty housekeeping issues and other amenities after work. Honestly, I am disappointed by the service level at this hotel.
It is a combination of multiple things. My laundry never comes back on the same day when left in the room, one fine day there is no hot water in the shower and the maintenance people and the hotel staff do not know what to do about it. I have to call for a laundry bag and a laundry list everyday.
All this despite talking to the duty manager and telling them to get it right.
I am not sure what is the confusion here. Am I asking fro too much from a starwood hotel? Or is it just some of the things they can't give me in the class of room I am staying?
I need the SPG team to sort this out as I am here for more than a week still. Or tell me what I am expecting wrong.
June 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pab31 Holy week Getaway
Stayed here with my wife during our holy week break for 3 nights. Perfect upgrade to a suite, which was refreshing after a long road trip from Mexico City. Breakfast had plenty of options to choose from, all very nice. All my needs were met during my stay, including concierge tips around town. A special thank you to Marino Salazar for arranging our unique trip to Tequila. Overall, I highly recommend this hotel either for business or just to explore Guadalajara.
April 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by McKay housekeeping needs improvement
The hotel is lovely. The concierge helpful.
My question is why housekeeping will not respond when I asked for service? I called down three times until I received service..a two hour interval.
Also, I requested an English paper upon arrival and never received one. in 5 days. We were told we do not have a high enough SPG rate to receive any privileges
May 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KGchilanga The gym is top notch
I love the Westin Guadalajara. I stay here about once a month for business and am never disappointed. The gym is amazing and there is never anyone in there somehow... which is great for me! I love the breakfast buffet and the wine selection is good for a moderate and not so knowledgable wine drinker like myself. The location isn´t the best if you´re a tourist since there´s not much around but for business you wouldn´t need anything else.
March 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by SFtraveller22 Good hotel, but inconsistent daily amenities
My coworkers and I stayed here for a work trip to GDL. My boss had 2 rooms booked under his name, so unfortunately I was unable to get Starwood points for my room.
Overall, the staff is incredibly nice, courteous and fluent in English. My only complaint was the random inconsistency of the housekeeping staff.
First night I checked into my room: the bathroom had shampoo, conditioner, 2 bars of soap, 3 bottles of water.
Second night: shampoo, conditioner, liquid body wash, mouthwash, bar soap, 4 bottles of water.
Third night: shampoo, conditioner, liquid body wash, bar soap, 2 bottles of water.
Fourth night (my last night): shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, 4 bottles of water, dental kit, hygiene kit, sewing kit, glasses cleaning cloth.
I really didn't understand why I got different amenities each night, and why I got the most amenities my last night of stay. I left the same amount of housekeeping tip every day (MX100), so it's not like service was based on my tip. It was very confusing and not the usual quality of Westin chains.
January 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PC2883 Best Stay I've Had
This is the best Westin that I have stayed at in 5 years. The staff (front desk and room service) were friendly and attentive. The hotel is in excellent condition. The rooms are fabulous. This Westin is a must stay!
November 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sergini0 Very comfortable hotel
Booked a week stay at this hotel with some colleagues. The stay was very comfortable; great restaurant and fantastic selection for breakfast in the morning.
January 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JORGE Business travel
Very good crew and great location.
February 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Compost One of the best
A very nice property. Good location. Excellent and friendly staff. Brand-new-look all over.
October 8, 2012