Rated 2 out of 5 by charlie331 did not pass muster
This hotel although upgraded, had a definite musty or grease trap smell on the floor. The temperature in the room could not be controlled, it is almost as if they had a motion detector running the a/c. As you slept it went from 50 to 80 degrees in the room. I had to call to ask how to work the shower, and then the next day the maid left water standing in the tub. NOT my expected experience at a WESTIN. There for a convention mtg and the food/drink at the various breaks was minimal and not very tasty. I was thoroughly disappointed with Westin Brand on this one.
November 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shannon70 Best nights sleep ever.
We have been to the Westin Galleria many times. I LOVE it! One night there and I leave refreshed and relaxed. Service is impecabble and the bed is heavenly.
December 23, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by DanTexas Average; Needs Updating
Stayed here in January for the weekend. Former local resident back for a visit. Common areas of the hotel are very nice, and seem quite updated. Check-in was lengthy due to two other guests in front that seemed to have problems with their room or bill. The rooms are sub-par and the hallways a bit dark. Not a standard Westin Hotel. No SPG Platinum upgrade. Our room was like an older Sheraton Hotel. The breakfast buffet is better than nothing, and the kids thought it was cool. Valet guys were always nice. I'm back in Dallas next weekend and will jump over to the Westin Galleria, even though the cost is a lot more. If they ever renovate the rooms here, I would try again.
March 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jjdub86 Quiet and relaxing
I have started staying at least monthly at this property for business since September 2011. I was very pleased the first time, both by the clean, modern and spacious rooms and also by the exceptional staff. It's the small things that make a property truly exceptional, from the front door staff handing me a bottle of ice cold water while I waited on a hot day, to being greeted by name at check in, to having The Second Floor staff remember my regular order. I always use SPG properties where possible but this is easily the finest one I have stayed at, particularly with the many dining options within walking distance.
April 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by cdcummings A sanctuary of tranquility
Westin Galleria Dallas consistently delivers a quiet respite of solitude and relaxation in a very busy, robust city. The rooms and suites are vibrant and engaging, yet not overwhelming for the senses. All of the staff members are very friendly and responsive, staying one step ahead of my requests and needs. I never have any problems that go unaddressed. Whenever I visit, the staff sends me treats and goodies to make me feel special. It really is my home away from home!
Of course, the connection to the Galleria affords a plethora of food and shopping options should you choose to venture out of your room. There really is no comparable experience in Dallas or even all of Texas.
October 24, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by Packerswinby1 Nice location
Location of hotel was great to airport and shopping mall. Was disappointed by the room maintenance, toilet seat needed repair and wall paper had to be replaced next to the shower door. Overall staff was very friendly and accommodating.
December 17, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Tc5011 Beautiful hotel, but needs some work
The hotel and furnishings are great. However, have a few complaints about my last stay:
1) The Wi-fi in this hotel is almost useless. I've stayed here multiple times and regardless of the room, it is slower than dial-up.
2) I tried to use the ethernet cable to continue doing work in my room, but the cable exited the desk from behind the television and was maybe 3 feet long. I had to have my laptop in a really awkward position in order to use it at the desk.
3) When checking out at the front desk on a Thursday morning (what I imagine to be a busy time with business professionals), there was a single person behind the desk and easily 5 people in line. I had to wait about 10 mins.
June 1, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Unknown1212 2 Out of 3 Days was Okay
On the last day of my stay there was an issue with the electricity. Not a big problem to walk down stairs with luggage. However, when I took the stairs as instructed, I set off the alarm. When I told the front desk at check out, they told me that I should have taken the elevators because they were working now. The elevators were not working (I tried them first) and there was no announcement made that everything was all clear (like all other announcements made every 20 minutes starting at 6 am). Additionally, having no hot water made showering less than enjoyable.
I understand that losing power may have been uncontrollable, but I expected the situation to have been handled better.
December 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Crusader Unexpected disappointment
I have stayed at this property several times. LOVE IT! Even brought my daughter here for a daddy/daughter weekend because it's so awesome! However, for some reason this visit just missed the mark. The small things that make Westin i such a great experience were just off. For some reason I wasn't placed on a preferred guest floor...a small thing, but something you just come to expect. I also requested the 250 points as my Gold amenity. It wasn't until I logged into my Starwood account a few days later that i realized I wasn't creditied the points, but something I don't think I ever received. This is still a great place and I will be back, but it just missed the mark for this visit.
April 26, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by HopJim93 Unusual issues
A number of unexpected issues:
-No elevator from parking garage. Had to carry luggage up stairs though ice and snow
-Did not clear ice off entrances. Would have at least expected some paths.
-Elevators within hotel only 50% working. Had to wait 20+ minutes by elevator to get to room.
-Alarm clock in room set at 6AM. Most good hotels have maids check this.
December 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nicole111 great stay
wonderful hotel, great central location. physically attached to mall. staff was excellent. club lounge was well-stocked with very attentive, lovely staff. gym facility was well-sized with great equipment. highly recommend, would stay here again.
December 14, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Brentolunsky Staff management issues
I showed up to check-in to my room at 3:45 and the hotel did not have a room ready. I was told that they might have one by 5 that evening. I informed the staff that I had a party to attend at 6, and we needed to get dressed for the party. I was then told we could change clothes in the lobby! Not sure where I was going to take a shower? At 4:45 I approached the front desk and they had just found us a room. I believe the check in time is several hours before 4:45! Is this the type of service that the Westin wants to deliver to it's guests? Overbooked? Understaffed? Really, there could be no good reason for not having a room available when it was promised in my reservations. One more thing, I was not the only person waiting for a room! I am sure you will be hearing from others about this same issue. One more thing, nothing was offered to offset the inconvenience that we experienced. I asked for some compensation during my checkout, and the staff did not charge me for the valet parking. It would of meant more if the Westin would of taken the lead and offered something in advance instead of having your guest have to ask.
December 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by QUEENIEDJ Great Customer Service!!!
I had taken my daughter & a friend for a fun filled weekend. I was very impressed with the customer service I received, specifically from one of the managers named Munya. He was kind, thoughtful & was always smiling! I had spoken to him on the phone before our visit & he remembered our conversation when I had checked in. He also knew I had my daughter & friend in tow, upgraded our room & gave us club level privileges. The girls LOVED it!!! Special thank you to the sweet ladies serving the club lounge! Keep your eyes open for Munya, he will take care of you! Looking forward to our next visit!
August 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by suzyq4866 Staying here is a must!
I stay at this hotel every year for a mother daughter weekend. The hotel is very nice and welcoming but it is the staff that really makes this place special. Everyone was so kind and eager to make our stay special and they succeeded. Our stay was wonderful and we made memories that we will cherish for years to come.
December 6, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Disgusted1 Charges not explained
After receiving my folio, my credit card reflected an additional charge. I phoned this hotel several (5) times and was transferred to accounting each time and left voice messages. No one returned my calls. I phoned Customer Service and no one could give me an answer. They told me to call the hotel. After explaining I had done this several times, they sent them a message. I am very disappointed with Westin. We stay at Westin hotels often and I have never had a problem. I want to know what the charge is. I will gladly pay if I know what it is. Oh by the way, the bottles of water in the rooms lead you to believe they are complimentary are not complimentary. The tags on the water are very misleading!
June 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by miss50 Had a great time here
had a very pleasant stay here. all needs were met quickly and efficiently, food was wonderful, and loved the access to the mall
December 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by JonathanLittleRock Excellent, with one exception
The Westin Galleria Dallas is a fine hotel, but our stay was not wart-free. When we arrived, we were told that our room was not ready. The check-in staff did not offer to take our luggage, which would have allowed us to get a cup of coffee or snack. Moreover, they constantly told us that the fault was that of "late checkouts" from the prior night. Guess what - I don't care what the reason for my room being unavailable - I just want you to make it right. As a frequent Westin guest, I feel that I have a good idea what to expect. Here, I felt as though I were treated like a commodity.
January 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by marie74 Great Hotel
My friend and I spent a weekend at this hotel,(not the first time.) and the hotel mades our stay for fun and shopping so much better. We shopped and when got tired, we came back to room and left packages and rested a bit. Room was very clean and beds were beyond fantastic. The staff was so kind to us and helped everytime we had a question.
The only problem we had was figureing out how to use the shower. Took a bit of time, but finally got it mastered. You need instructions on how to use. We have stayed here before and will again when we meet in Dallas. Thank you for a great stay.
April 22, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by nelson11 Hotel can't handle the heat...
Very disappointing experience - this Hotel can't measure up to other 3-4-5 star Hotels.
SPG member doesn't give you any rewards at this Hotel if you are a low end member. Hotel in the summer always crowded and the staff is overloaded.
Air conditioning never works properly in the summer at this hotel.
August 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ll25 Everyone very friendly & helpful. Circuit breakers were out in several outlets & a maintenance man arrived within ten minutes.
A special shout-out to the bartender & server at the 2nd floor bar. I suspected I had a bladder infection & asked her for a carafe of cranberry juice to take to my room. She was very sympathic & promptly got me what was needed. My friends & I had drinks at the bar the following evening and she remember who I was & wanted to know how I was. Everyone around the table already had made friends with her & I told them how Mallory had saved me, along w/just visiting me late the night before. Employees like Mallory are the ones who make the extra effort to connect to your customers.
March 5, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by ME1986 Valet
As we were checking out on Thursday Nov 21, I called to get the car brought to front by valet. Got downstairs with luggage to leave...saw my car out in rain...not under the covered drive through. Had to go find valet to get my keys...with no offer to load luggage...I them went in rain to load the luggage. Totally unacceptable service for a $27 per night additional charge!
November 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by ROADEE1966 Nice hotel... but room was a mess :-(
Unfortunately, after being upgraded to a beautiful corner suite the room ended up being a bit less than acceptable. Water accumulated in the entryway ceiling overnight and resulted in plaster falling all over the entrance area. I made 2 calls to the front desk but was offered no consideration. There was also a very healthy population of gnats or fruit flies. So many that I was unable to work from the desk in the living area of the suite. Fortunately, the gnats were not evident in the bedroom. Pool and exercise facilities wonderful. 21st floor executive lounge breakfast attendant was exceptional. I suspect my disappointing room situation is an anomaly, but I was disappointed in the front desk indifference to my situation.
July 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by LDB6 Hotel nice and great location
This hotel is nice and very clean and appealing visually. The staff were kind. However, I was not recognized as an SPG member with regard to room placement. The situation was explained to me, but I had to ask. Also the hotel does not offer complimentary WiFi, which I think is ridiculous for any hotel over 3 stars today. It is a great hotel for location, location, and location and super clean!
November 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Attorney807 Everything great but check in
Love your hotel, the amenities, the cleanliness, the shower, esp the window seat with the built in chaise! Only problem I had was a long wait at check in, people were very frustrated that only two people in lobby and took over 20 minutes to check in at 8pm. No manager was around to assist people who needed special help, which is why the two there had a hard time moving on to others.
November 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ed56 Outstanding Hotel
Our stay at the Westin Galleria was fabulous; the location and facilities were excellent. We will be back!
December 3, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Tired NOISY!!!!!
While we always enjoy staying at this hotel and the shopping experience that goes along with it, this last time may have been our last time! We've never before encountered issues with noisy neighbors like this past time. The paper thin walls and screaming parents/kids next door left us with absolutely NO sleep on our second nights stay. The first night was quiet as can be, but the second night was a NIGHTMARE!!!!! If I had known I would be spending that kind of money for NO SLEEP, I would have just stayed home. I will definitely think twice before booking again.
March 16, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by sm1159 Smokey and horrible elevators
As a Dallas resident I have not stayed here before because I did not have a need. My company had their Christmas party there so we decided to get a room. I was glad to test it out so I could recommend to friends and family a nice hotel. I was very surprised this was not a better experience, I normally would not go through the trouble to fill this out but the experience was so bad I think it warrants a review. The first thing after check-in was to take our bags up to our room on the 7th floor. We waited outside the elevator for almost 15 minutes before one came along. There were 6 elevators and 3 of them were not running at all. We finally squeezed into one leaving several people that had also been waiting behind, as the line for an elevator was about 15 people long. Once the doors opened to the 7th floor we were greeted a very strong stench of cigarette smoke. I do not remember actual smoke now that I think about it but the smell was so strong it was like someone was smoking right there. Our room was at the end of the hall and the smell lingered all the way down and into our room. We went to the party and returned at 11 pm to a room that smelled as though someone was smoking in it. I called downstairs and they sent security upstairs. I dont know if this did anything because it stunk so bad the whole night and morning. It seemed as though that was a smoking floor or had once been. I do not appreciate this type of second hand smoke. I thought this was more of a luxury hotel in the heart of Dallas, it did not seem like that to me. I would not recommend this to anyone. A friend of ours stayed in the hotel and said they had an argument with the valet. They also thought our room smelled disgusting. We had to take the back stairway to get down instead of the elevator which was freezing cold due to the weather outside.
December 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JustVisiting843 Great Amenities and Customer service
Customer Service was excellent from the moment we arrived. Our room requirements were accommodated. Extra linens/towel provided in timely manner. Front desk identified us by name during phone calls. Noted free bottled water appreciated. Best gym we have seen in a hotel with dumbbells up to 100lbs, enough variety of machines, cardio (stepper, 2 types of bikes recumbent and regular, ellipitcals, treadmills) free towel, earphones, and water. Amazing attention to detail is apparent from the walls, lightenings, furnishings and customer service. OUTSTANDING!
November 3, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by toor doubble charged for my stay # 715
i checked in your hotel on the 11 th nov , on arrival i was asked my credit card details .. i told her that i will be paying my cash not card . the receptionist said it our policy to take cc details to which i agreed . on the 14 th nov when i was checking out i paid by cash too. i would request if i am paid my money back .
November 19, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by lcto Noisy
My room was on the 5th floor facing the highway. Noise from the highway became very noticeable around 5:30 am. Try to get a room on the mall side. There's not much of a view from either side so you're not going to miss anything.
The excellent bed and bedding don't make up for the disturbed sleep.
Wireless internet would cut out so don't waste your time and just plug in the ethernet cable.
Dine-in options are very expensive. The hotel does not have a lobby store to buy pop, chips, mini-souvenirs, etc. and there was nothing like that within the mall.
September 30, 2012