Rated 1 out of 5 by JR57 Shockingly bad
This hotel was run down, dirty and expensive.
I first noticed how dirty the front entrance doors were. Dirty fingerprints, scuff marks and a a loose toilet in the bathroom.... more clues. Dog feces on the balcony, need I say more?
March 16, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by BlueMT Needs a massive overhaul
Steer clear of this hotel. It needs a massive overhaul. I put towels over the top of my pillows because they were not suitable to sleep on with just a pillowcase.
Carpet, etc. all needs to be changed.
March 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by princessjillian convenient and nice
We stayed here for my daughter's 18th birthday shopping trip.
Couldn't have been better. The hotel staff was very accommodating and friendly, and the little restaurant next to the hotel was excellent!
January 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Deborah WONDERFUL
The location and the shopping was perfect...but the hotel was the best. My kids could not hardly get me out of the bed because it was so devine. I give it a 5 STAR RATING.
February 19, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Don22 Staff needs to be more attentive
Much confusion about my reservation stay, kept locking me out of my room and overcharged for valet parking. Took over four phone calls and three desk visits to correct.
July 12, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by jaguars1 Clean my room
On Saturday, we were out of the room from 11: 00 a. m. to 3:00 p. m. and the room was never clean. This is totally unacceptable
September 3, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by cbs1972 Just okay
Gret if you are planning to shop, but no platinum upgrade, bar was closed at 10 PM.
March 16, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by CC36 Good Room Poor Service
This was my daughters Birthday weekend and she wanted to shop at the galleria. So I rented 2 rooms at the Westin Galleria which is a great location. But once we arrived one room was not ready.. There was no time frame when it would be. Check in was at 3pm and the room was not ready until 5pm!, and that was after 4 calls to the front desk. This delayed my daughters B-day plans. We only got a 30 dollar meal credit for the room, which they never gave us. I was advised I would hear back from the manager and I did not get one phone call from the manager. Then when we finally got the other room and we had to leave for dinner it took valet an hour to get our car! Which I had to pay 27.00 for that. Received the final bill at check out and I was charged twice for valet and did not get the meal credit so still had to call back to the hotel to get that fixed!! I would have to say this was the worse experience ever!! The rooms looked nice and the location is great but the service is not what I expected. They did not even document that I was suppose to get the little 30.00 credit for the food so the next person did not know what was going on. I spent more time with the hotel service than with my daughter. This was only for 1 night!
September 2, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by DisappointingExperience Bad Experience
My friend and I stayed overnight at Westin Oaks during a women's conference which thousands of women were visiting the Houston area. I prepaid my room for 2 double beds and upon check-in, I was told they had over sold the rooms and only had a king plus a roll away available. I was offered only a $30 discount. The room was clean; however, the noise level was unacceptable. At checkout the next morning, the hotel was understaffed and there were only 2 people working the valet station for a vast amount of women needing their vehicles to return to the conference. It was unacceptable and I requested a refund for valet services which was promptly given.
February 23, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by tmfe Lacking in Expected service
We stay here usually a couple of times a year, and it as typically been a good experience. However, I believe the front desk for our last stay was lacking in quality. We should have been warned of the early morning festivities on Thanksgiving morning. It was a rude awakening at 6:30. We should have been offered a room on the other side of the hotel. That morning I was worried we couldn't get out because the Galleria looked locked down, and the front desk said we were until 11:00. Thankfully, , the valet service got us out; the valet service was polite, accommodating in contrast to the front desk..
November 28, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Sueyou For the most part, great hotel
This was the second time staying here in 2 months. The hotel has been remodeled and is awesome, especially the elevators! The valet and parking attendants are excellent ! They are very welcoming , professional, and friendly beyond what a guest would expect. One attendant offered to take and dispose of the trash in the car! Awesome! But... The bartenders need more training with customer service! No personality and rude! Bad experience.. Advised the front desk manager of the incident. He apologized and offered a food credit but was unable to use it as we left the next morning! I will definitely return to the hotel but will be hesitant to visit the bar!
October 10, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Nancy40 Cleanliness/Comfort
I was very disappointed with the Westin hotel this time around. I have stayed here numerous times on both business/pleasure and the staff has always attended to our needs. First, I requested my room be cleaned twice at 1pm and 3 and no one came to clean the room. I personally spoke to the front desk clerk (Mia/Maia) who wasn't very friendly. I called again at 8pm and asked for clean towels at least since my room wasn't cleaned and finally one lady came by. Second, we couldn't sleep due to a loud noise coming from some (machinery) on Saturday night. I expressed my concerns to a Lady up front who I thought was your am shift manager but she didn't have an answer for me.
December 24, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 12 year anniversary
Tried to check into hotel at 4p. Room not cleaned yet. I got room for 12 year anniversary and purchased romance package with champagne and strawberries. Room wasn't ready so romance package was not either which could have been placed in room upon arrival if they had room ready which again they didn't. Decided to come back to hotel after a concert, left luggage with hotel and they said they would take it to our room when room was ready. Got back to hotel later in evening. No romance package or luggage in room. Walked into cold empty room. What I thought would be a well planned surprise for my wife was ruined by carelessness of evening staff. Very disappointed with hotel.
October 30, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Dedle Just OK
My husband and I have stayed at this hotel many, many times over the years. We used to get Starwoods upgrades to extremely nice rooms as gold members. We are still gold members and haven't had a upgrade in years. I don't like the fact of having to pay for a nicer room, but at least I know what I'm getting. The rooms are extremely hot, despite what the air is set on. I only mention this as it seems to be a trend. My husband ordered champagne and strawberries to be in the room at 7 PM, but they did not arrive until after 8. I will stay at this hotel again, the location is wonderful. Just no longer what I'm used to.
July 13, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by DCguy20036 Freezing Cold Room - Comedy of errors
I stayed at the Westin Galleria during an unseasonably cold week in October. I could not get the air conditioning to turn off or the heat to turn on and a front desk person told me there was nothing they could do because they depend on the Mall next door to control whether the hotel is in the heat or AC mode. During my stay the power went out and no emergency lights came on. I managed to reach the front desk on my cell phone and was told they could not make an announcement to the hotel guests because the generator and fire alarm system did not work. I emailed the hotel afterwards and never received a response. There are many great Starwoods in Dallas, this run down hotel with a deteriorating lobby and aging hallways is not one of them.
December 21, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by GreatExpectations1 High Expectations
I've heard so much about the Westin. How luxurious the rooms are and so on. My expectations were high. Perhaps too high. The staff were nice and helpful, and the room was larger than normal and nice. That's the problem. The room was only nice. I was so disappointed in the bathroom. It was just normal: small with a regular tub/shower and in need of some cleaning around the baseboards (like most hotel rooms). Also, our neighbors had a dog that barked a lot. The best thing about the hotel was the location, with entrances to the mall. That alone warrants my recommendation. Otherwise, it's just a nice place to stay.
December 20, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Susan2555 This hotel is a disaster
The security access from the parking garage to the guest rooms needs to be implemented - it is NOT safe. The parking options for guests are not adequate. You have to invest at least 20 minutes to drive around the parking garage to "self park", and the valet service is poorly managed. The guys are nice enough, but they take too long - not staffed adequately. The gym is a pit. The room service dining was bad each time I ordered, and was priced out of control. Oh, and they lost my dry cleaning. I travel 4 nights a week, each week, and this hotel was by far the most disasterous experience I've ever encountered.
August 17, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Pohladaw Falling short of competition in Galleria
I stay in the Galleria area every week. Three things that I expect to have at the rate I pay that I get at other competing hotels that I don't get when I stay here are 1. A concierge lounge for platinum guests or at least a coffee station in the lobby. 2. Internet service that works. It is rarely able to even load a google page. Peak times make it difficult to get to any page. 3. A functioning fitness center. The workout facility is much too small for the size of hotel. Machines are usually taken and some are broken (errors in treadmills that don't recognize user on belt and touch screens that don't work).
November 7, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by MamaP Disappointments
Mini bar empty at arrival and never restocked, safe in closet not in working order (no lock on it), no attention as Starwood Preferred guest, lots of issues with lobby elevator upon arrival when trying to get up to room, correct room rate not noted in reservation and required an extra trip to the front desk (have to say, though, that the attendant at front desk was extremely helpful with rectifying rate but I would have preferred not have had to spend the time to do this), although I requested the "green" option in advance and hung the sign on the door no voucher card was slipped under the door overnight
October 24, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Assuta1 Badly Managed incompetent Staff
Our first room the toilet did not flush
the safe was broken as well as the TV.
We had a 3 night stay and a different rate
and reservation for each night for a reason
unknown to us, therefore each day our key
was deactivated and we had to get a new
one every day. We ordered breakfast for
8 AM and it came at 6 AM ! We wanted to
get a drink at the bar and it was closed at
10 PM on a Fri. night ! No mini bar, no shower cap or any amenities. We were
there because it was where a
Meeting was being held.
We complained repeatedly and all they did
was write off 2 breakfasts. Our whole stay should be written off!
September 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JacksonFamily After Thanksgiving relaxation
We arrived on Black Friday and was not sure how our stay was going to be, but was pleased it turned out very well. We did the valet and it was worth every penny. The guys were very prompt and courteous.
The kids loved the hotel since it was connected to the Galleria mall and when you walk into the mall it was right above the ice skating rink. From our corner balcony 2 queen room on the 20th floor, we could see that there was a walking/running track around the glass dome over the mall. Our room was large, quiet and comfortable. It was a perfect family relaxation after a busy Thanksgivings.
November 29, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Clive101 Won't stay here again
Oh dear! Day 1: safe does not work, TV does not work, toilet flush is broken, woken at 1am by night staff shouting at each other in the corridor. Day 2: TV still does not work, "make a green choice" not recognised. Day 3: safe fails again and needs maintenance, more shouting by night staff at 2.30am, TV still does not work. Day 4: poor attitude of reception staff on check-out with monosyllabic grunting rather than entering into a polite dialogue with me. At USD 250 a night this a disgrace to the Westin brand.
November 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Aad1229 Fitness center
Although the rest of the hotel is very nice, the equipment in the fitness center is in need of improvement. There are 3 elliptical machines, however one of them was in use, so I discovered that the other two did not work at all. I then moved over to the treadmills- I did find one that worked, however the digital screen to adjust your workout info, tv channel/volume, etc did not work very well. And then towards the end of my workout, the speed on the treadmill would just randomly start decreasing. This is my first stay at the Oaks, usually I stay at the Galleria, and I've used the fitness center over there. It seems like the Oaks is where all the old machines go after they are removed from the Galleria.
October 7, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by dirtyinhouston This hotel needs work
The hallway to the room looked like a freeway, with the walls banged up from years of cleaning cart abuse. The room was outdated, and there was no information about the hotel amenities in the room except for room service. The pool was closed, there was no gym onsite (you had to go across the mall to the other side) and parking was very over-priced for the situation. Also, and perhaps most importantly, the scented leaf-shaped soap is terrible for me personally. I know some people like this, but I use scentless sensitive skin soap at home, so I have no options when staying at a Westin. There were 2 bars of this soap--I suggest that you provide one bar that is unscented bathing soap rather than decorative soap.
February 1, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by dave4177 slow check in
the hotel is ok, what you would expect for the price. Parking is a nightmare. The free parking is a garage that is almost always full. There is pay parking for $13 a day and expensive valet parking.
Our check in was the worst I remember. The hotel was fully booked with a dance competition and other events. When I checked in there were all of 2 desk clerks working out of a possible 6 positions. And even with everyone having a reservation the process was slow.
I asked where ice was on my floor (4) and was told that it was near the elevators... actually no ice on that floor
March 24, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by jlafferty Food needs work badly
Pregnant coworker got a raw burger - and I do mean raw. Inedible.
I ordered warm freshly baked cookies which were literally refrigerator cold. Room service breakfast included undercooked sausage. Another coworker complained her steel cut oatmeal was so undercooked it was still crunchy. I ordered the steel cut oatmeal the next day, mine was fine, but they forgot to include the supposed "dried fruit" that it included.
Also confusing is the restaurant has no bread. My choices were sliced whitebread or a bagel.... with my $30 entree? That one is just baffling.
Something is up with the tap water here too. I was traveling with two others, both of whom thought something tasted off.
On the plus side, their salmon was nice.
April 10, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by jk222222 Houston Westin Oakes
I have stayed in Westins throughout the world and this was the worst Westin I have stayed in. The staff need a customer service class.
December 15, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by LA17 Staff Did Not Meet My Needs
On February 6, I spoke to a representative and requested early check-in for my stay, and was told that the hotel could accommodate my request and there will be rooms available. Once I arrive to the hotel this morning, the representative, who was not friendly nor was she smiling told me that I would not be able to have early check-in and there were no rooms available. She was not friendly in her approach. This was an inconvenience for me, as I specifically arrived early from out of town, because I was told that my early check-in request would be honored.
February 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Kathryn1957 I was surprisingly disappointed
I have stayed in the Westin Oaks many, many times over the past 15+ years. The convenience, and the polite staff are still very much in evidence. However, as the rates climb, I am naturally more critical. It occurred to me that a hotel that charges over $250 per night should have real glass glasses for use in the bathroom, and real coffee cups in the bedroom. These are small, but definable amenities that, I would think, a hotel of your caliber would have as a matter of style.
The carpet also seemed a little worse for wear.
July 16, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jingles Coffee Shop in Newly Renovated Lobby
My family and I stayed at the Westin last weekend (Saturday/Sunday.
When we went to the lobby the coffee shop which you have been promoting as a great new feature of your "newly designed lobby" was closed. When we inquired about it a rather surly front desk person told us that the hotel wasn't busy enough to justify opening it. So I guess the guests that were visiting weren't important enough to warrant a coffee shop. Several disgruntled guests walked by while we were there. I find this offensive. If you had even had a self-serve coffee station if might have sufficed but to be told there weren't enough guests to serve. I expected more from the Westin. I have been coming there a few times a year for several years and I will be rethinking my hotel options.
July 4, 2012