Rated 1 out of 5 by Moonpie Small Room, unorganized staff, relies on being historic instead of providing good service
I stayed at the Westin only because of a wedding I was attending. There was a sign when we arrived with the wrong time posted for the rehearsal. Which wouldn't have been a big deal, but no one knew that the actual time was two hours later than posted, and since I arrived at the time the rehearsal was posted to start, I was concerned. Staff never called when they said they would call the room when they verified time. No one who worked there seemed to know what was going on. Drinks at the bar were $10, they were good, but overpriced. They forced you to valet park your car for $22 a night, and we saw a manager actually have to scold the valets for the rude way they were treating guests cars. We asked housekeeping to clean our room at 4pm, because we would be at the wedding, we had to call again at 6, our room got cleaned by 7pm, but they forgot towels. No complimentary breakfast, no free internet. They tell you up and down when you get there how 'upscale' they are, but it's only an old beautiful building, with small rooms, poor service, and NO luxuries.
November 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SFMC62 Beautiful Old World Hotel
This hotel reminds of the beautiful hotels in Europe. Nicely restored, grand lobby. Rooms vary from very small to quite large. Front desk always very accomodating with upgrade for gold status. We stay here whenever in town.
January 22, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Businesstraveler1 No great shakes
Rooms are very small. Bring a power strip - my room had only one unused power plug. $10 for 24 hours of wireless internet access seems over the top in this day and age. Breakfast buffet and valet parking are way overpriced.
March 11, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by ckgone This was my worst SPG experience
Really disappointed in this hotel. How do you forget to stock towels in a room? Broken heater was left unfixed and they didn't offer to move rooms for me. Breakfast food was mediocre at best.
January 20, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ford51 Slipping
My wife and I have been staying at Westin hotels over the last 10 years, beginning when our daughter was at Davidson Colllege in NC. We began staying at the Westin Charlotte. Then it was spectacular, and we began staying in them wherever available. However, we have seen them steadily decline in "finish". No longer is the Westin Bed a strong enough draw to overcome the beginnings of "shabby" that seem to be creeping in. It is hard to pick a single item. The hallmark of excellence is attention to detail in everything. A very small detail, but telling: The soap dish in the shower in Columbus was screwed into the wall with steel screws which have rusted, clearly noticeable against the chrome soap dish. Picking such a small item would appear to be toying with myopic minutia. I could go on with 8 or ten items like this that would make the case. We have travelled all over the world, always seeking the finest in accommodations. Things like glassware on the floor outside our door for two days is not what projects excellence. Look around. Other hotels have moved ahead of you and will now have our custom.
July 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bob321 Immaculate facility & service
This restored historic hotel is fabulous. So beautiful. The service is unbelievable, from the bellman to the waiters in the dining room. Just wish they had a larger formal dining room.
December 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by eah1978 Excellent Service
Would definitely stay here again. The only small thing is that the room said it would have an iPhone Stereo and it didn't. Would have loved to charge my phone and listen to music.
August 21, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by gmm21 poor finishes
The wallpaper in our room was unfinished. There was drywall mud on the wall, it felt like we were staying in a construction zone. I expected more from the Westin.
January 14, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by poubah1 needs help
Had to really work to get upgrade. Interior rooms very dark. Hotel a bit of a walk to short north area. Staff was helpful altho desk doubles as concierage.
March 22, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Joealm this hotel not for me
This hotel is old the rooms are small and the other facilities are not up to the word hotel
September 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jamore Wonderful time
We highly recomend the westin hotel to all our friends and family visiting Columbus ,ohio
January 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Carissa92 Great Oasis
I loved this hotel the minute we pulled into valet. The valet attendant was extremely attentive (Kyle?) as on the way there, a rock hit our windshield and put a little nick in it, they were willing to have the auto glass repair company come straight to their lot to fix the issue. They made it clear both at valet and while checking in that if my fiance and I needed absolutely anything to not hesitate and ask. Our room was very quaint and homey. We also enjoyed the work out facility. I loved the fact that we stayed during a Westin Weekend which allowed a late checkout of 3pm. I will be glad to stay at this hotel in the future.
July 21, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by BusinessVisitor Average Hotel
All the hoopla about the Heavenly bed and shower is overrated. The pillow top bed was no more comfortable than the pillow top bed I have at home. The shower is just 2 shower heads that are so low I hit my head when rinsing my hair and I am only 5'7". The jets were not spa, they did not have a pulse or massaging setting. This is just an average hotel room with a great staff who was very responsive when I checked in and when calling the valet for the car. The room was clean also. I was in town for business purposes. It is conveniently located to the courthouses, German Village and the Brewery District. Be aware there is no pool.
July 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SJohnson Wonderful Stay
Loved the staff!
Loved the room!
Loved the Westin!
WILL be back :)
January 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by FLmom Great Location, historic building
We were in Columbus to visit family in German Village, so the Westin is in a perfect location between the village and downtown. Because of the downtown location, parking is available only for a fee, but the valet service was always prompt and incredibly courteous. The front desk personnel were friendly and helpful, though a request to replace missing hotel information for the binder on the desk in our room was never fulfilled. The bartender in Thurber's Bar, which is pretty much also the hotel's dining room now for meals after lunch, was extraordinarily friendly and knowledgeable about the area. The biggest area of improvement needed at this hotel is housekeeping. Our room was never serviced properly, the job often left half done. One day, we left the hotel at 6:30 a.m. and by 4:30 p.m. when we returned, housekeeping had not yet visited the room. Another day, our housekeeper's cart was out of washcloths and no offer was made to find us any. Toiletries and minibar items were never replaced, food service items sat for days without removal. Upon arrival, we had a chair in the room with a broken leg -- it was replaced with one with ripped upholstery. And during our stay, the blind fell off of the window. Small things, one at a time, but over the course of our stay, evidence that the area of housekeeping and maintenance at this hotel needs much improvement.
November 28, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Sharon0907 Change in management?
In the past, I've found this property to be above average, but my last stay was just okay. My room was directly across from the elevator and I was on the same floor as the Mexican soccer team. The food was below par. The AC had gone out in the dining room and it happened to be the hottest day of the year in Columbus. I do want to recognize the team that handles the valet parking as they are always prompt and courteous.
I've stayed at this hotel twice in the last month and probably 10-12 times in the last two years. The last two visits made me wonder if it's under new management. Needless to say, I will not be staying here in the future.
September 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by bap5207 The Staff and Accommodations Were Great!
We were staying at this Westin Hotel for a wedding. The staff was very attentive from the doorman who held the umbrella thanks to Columbus' rain upon our arrival to the staff handling our check in experience. The room was clean, well-stocked, and ready for us. The wedding reception and food were outstanding. I highly recommend The Westin for accommodations. If you're planning a wedding, they'll do a good job for you! Finally, we asked a member of the staff (Colleen) to take our picture for our Christmas card. It turns out she is a real photographer . . . our pic is great, and this will be one of our best family Christmas cards ever! : )
December 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marys2 Historic hotel with excellant service
Recently spent four nights at this beautiful hotel with friends and can say that their professional, friendly staff met all of our needs from check in throughout our stay. Our spacious room was clean, beds very comfortable and housekeeping staff very prompt when in need of their service. We enjoyed each breakfast with a wide variety of food and beautiful presentation. Restaurant service couldn't have been better. Valet staff very helpful with transfer of luggage and also with informing us of points of interest and use of bus system. I would highly recommend Columbus Westin and hopefully will be able to return for another visit.
June 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Annie2 Great for Conferences
The Westin had everything I needed during my stay in Columbus for a conference which was held there.
The conference room was comfortable and had good sound, light, amenities and service (staff).
Hotel grill was good for lunch, food and service was good, fast.
Hotel Bar Thurbers was a nice place to relax when I arrived to unwind with a drink and appetizer. Bar tender Skyler was friendly and went out of her way to find diet sierra mist for my drinks. Unfortunately the bar manager was not as accomodating the following night, and actually argued with me that I didn't have diet sierra in my cocktails the night before. I felt that was rude.
October 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by HokieHoo Excellence in all aspects
Our stay was delightful. We stayed at the Westin because the hotel is dog friendly and advertised as that on their website. Not only are they dog friendly but people friendly too! The customer service was superior, the room was immaculate, the bed comfortable, and the air conditioner quiet with a wall thermostat that worked like home. From the desk staff to the valets, all staff were welcoming, and helpful. The hotel is a beautiful historic city hotel with a lovely lobby. Future stays in Columbus would definitely find us at the Westin. We broke up a long road trip with a stay there and it felt like a mini vacation! Great location too. Thank you Westin Columbus for the great stay!
August 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ExpatTraveler Westin Columbus - Almost There
I stay frequently at Westin Hotels - mainly in California. Here the street-facing room was nice, but the street sound was disruptive of sleep - could be fixed by double pane windows, not yet installed. Also bathroom amenities not available without a call to the desk. Finally, the internet charges for in-room access are insulting and leave a tired business traveler feeling scalped. It's not the amount, its the principle - free in the lobby, pay in the room. Clearly meant to get you to the bar, but then the bar closes. All in all it's bad practice, considering it's free at your competition!
August 18, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bigunit Just didn't like the small rooms / room layout
Great location if you want to be downtown - giant beautiful lobby.
Unfortunately with the age of the hotel don't expect much spread out room.
Rooms small and not laid out for business travelers. no power to plug in to on the desk you have to dig it up under the desk. No place to plug in iron and not much room for ironing board. Bathroom small but adequate.
Quiet hotel which is nice. Local to some nice downtown restaurants.
Nice big bar area and separate breakfast area attached to the hotel. Bar staff was very friendly.
Front desk very helpful.
If you want to have fun I prefer the Grandview heights area or Polaris pkwy area.
August 18, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Dave1210 Would not recommend this hotel
Hotel was beautiful and the staff helpful however we booked a block of rooms more than a year in advance of a wedding event and the reservations were bungled. The bride and groom reserved a suite and not only was that not available on their wedding night but they had to argue with the desk clerk to get a room for that night. The parents of the bride reserved 2 adjoining rooms and they did not get it. The parents of the groom reserved a corner suite and they did not get that either. When guests called 9 months before the event they were told there were no rooms available ask there is a problem between the staff at the hotel and the central booking operation.
September 9, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Terri You can't be serious about the room
I stayed here while on business in Columbus. I was looking forward to the experience based the descriptions I received. My major complaint is with the room. It was by far the worst hotel room I ever experienced. While I understand the challenges of renovating a building into a hotel. Some space is simply not habitable no matter if you place a tv and paint you slap on the walls. The room was tooo small. There was a useless chair near the door that served no purpose. There was no place to put luggage. There was no desk to complete work. Closet size was nearly none existent. It was horrible and not fitting for the Westin brand.
March 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Joanne16 Was Expecting MORE From A Westin
I have stayed at the Westin in Downtown Detroit. The room was larger, had a better view, did not smell like mildew, had higher finishes in the bathroom and the bathroom was much much larger. There were stains on my sheets and I never would have expected that from a Westin. I also thought that I would be able to get a discounted breakfast because other people that were staying there with our group got the same deal. I feel I spent enough money on valet parking and the room that they just could have made the exception for $12. The situation happened the morning right before we were leaving and it completely ruined my time.
July 14, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by taropatch small room
The location of the hotel was convenient for me placing me within walking distance of my business meeting. I was most disappointed with the room size. It was so small that there was no desk, so I had to set my laptop on the night stand to do work. Also, there was a wedding going on in the hotel and the music could be heard from my room. While the staff was helpful and courteous, I found a number of things to be sub par during my stay:
1. The shower drain was completely clogged
2. The TV remote was missing
3. The TV was not initially working
The hotel and room were clean. I felt that $20 for overnight parking was high.
July 19, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 Great hotel -- lousy room
This is a great hotel; I chose it because of the history, restoration, etc. The lobby and public areas were very fine. I appreciated the complimentary use of the small, but adequate business centre. Staff were friendly and helpful. However, I was disappointed with the room -- very small, with a tiny window overlooking a brick wall. As a longtime Platinum preferred member, I consistently (until this one) get an upgrade for my room (view room, junior swuite, suite, etc. No comment or explanation was made when I checked in. The floor plan on my door showed this was the smallest room on the floor. A big disappointment.
July 14, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by EasyJoe Classic old hotel - small bathroom
This is a classic old hotel--hosted an event related to President McKinnley in 1900--but the age puts some limits on things. The bathroom was small--especially the laboratory area that was absolutely one at a time. The staff was pleasant, but one took partial info when we arrive early and said our room was emply but would be cleaned soon and she would call us when it was ready. 2 1/2 hours later it was being cleaned--and we waited another 45 minutes to get into it--apparently because the staff person had not finished the partial check-in that would have made that room a priority to clean, since we were waiting.
September 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by JustUsGirls3 It's the little things that count.
While the hotel is a fantastic architectural gem, there are a few little items that needed attention. I may be too picky, but if I'm paying that rate for a room, I'd like these things. A hook it the bathroom for my robe/nightgown while I shower. The Heavenly Showerhead was heavenly, but was installed upside down. The powerstrip under the desk (to compensate for the limited outlets in this old building) had at least one plug that didn't work. And the wands you use to pull the curtains closed weren't long enough for me to reach without standing on my tip-toes - and I'm 5'5" - not short. These little frustrations aren't much, but still dampened what would have been a very nice stay.
April 28, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by AJE07 Nice historic place but that's where it ends.
In from Chicago for a wedding. First we were told when we made reservations that we could have a king room with a roll away. On arrival not true. Then George the desk attendant offered a suite with a sofa bed and a queen. We went to our room and there was a sofa but it was not a pull out. My husband went to the front desk to inquire about the sofa sleeper and was told that was also not an option by George. Then George told him that he would send up extra linen at least to make the sofa up to sleep in. That took 4 hours an additional two trips to the desk and a pleasant new attendant named Liz to finally get the linens. Who went and physically got them and gave them to my husband.
July 29, 2013