Rated 5 out of 5 by bayroadwarrior Fantastic Staff
I cannot say enough about the service and attentiveness of the staff at this hotel. For example, when I asked Cameron at the door how to get to a nearby BBQ place -- he recommended one he felt was better, provided me directions, and explained how to use the light rail system. Darrell, who got my TV remote working, was prompt, helpful, and friendly. I could go on, and I was only there for two days. Really special service.
November 21, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Richard1969 Filthy mess on my car when I left.
Parked in the garage when I arrived. Next day when I was leaving I discovered there was construction going on in the garage and my car was covered in dust from sawing concrete. Someone spraying water made it even worse, even more stuck to that. When I asked the front desk about it, they said they were aware of the construction but could not do anything about it. Thanks for the warning! They still charged full rate for parking and I got to clean the car.
November 16, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Shaunte37 Very disappointed
We use to stay at the Westin every year for my birthday but this will be the last time we stay at the Westin. I should have read some current reviews but I didn't and I see there star rating has went down. The rooms weren't clean. Only enough linens for one guest. The air conditioner was broken and we were told that this is the coldest it would get. Our bellman, and valet person exceeded our expectations but the rest of the stay was horrible. We weren't recognized as a SPG member at all. Will not be returning and will not recommend
November 12, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Jane1958 Location was good
Adrienne Eberhardt was the few positives about our stay. We are not silver spoon children, nor do we have an expense account. We work hard and expect good quality for what we paid. Unfortunately in this case, Adrienne & the good location is all you had to offer.
November 10, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by B29708 Horrible Service
My husband and I stayed at the Westin in Charlotte because we were attending the Marine Corps Birthday Ball across the street. We were told that check in was at 3 PM so we arrived at 2:45 pm. I had previously received an email saying that they were ready for us to come which I understand is just a generic reminder but only added on to the confusion. I waited in line for about 45 minutes, which is not their fault because every Marine was checking in at the same time. But then they told me my room was not ready at 3:45 and I would get a call when it was ready. 4:30 comes without a call so I check again; Nothing. The event started at 5:00 and we were still in the lobby until 5:30. I had to do my makeup and my friends hair in the lobby as well as steam our gowns. Thankfully the first hour of the ball was just drinks and horderves and we didn't miss the ceremony. It was still absolutely awful and uncalled for. They knew that they were going to be busy and they did not plan accordingly which left a lot of people without a room until the very last second and made many late to the event.
The only positive I have to say about our stay was that the beds were very comfortable and the rooms were nice.
November 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by kel98 exceptional stay
We stayed for my fathers birthday and a football game. Katie, the concierge was more than fabulous; she arranged everything for us perfectly. Our driver Katie arranged was great as well as he remembered us and kept asking if there was anything we needed and making sure our stay was going well. Our cupcakes from Jewell Treats were wonderful, a must try if visiting the area! Can not say enough wonderful things about this hotel and our stay; one of the best stays ever! Highly recommend and have told all of my customers at my business that if staying in Charlotte this is the place!
November 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by hal122 houskeeping
i travel frequently and the biggest problem with all hotels is the houskeeping has no regard for guest sleeping something has to be done to stop this we worked till 3 am and came back to sleep. was woken up several times to their rudeness.also i purchased 2 bottles of ginger ale and a small bowl of soup cost 25.00 way over priced.
October 27, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by traveler92615 average experience
arrived approx. 6pm and departed prior to 10am next day. the hotel has no parking and you must park in the parking deck next door. I left to eat and parked again in the parking deck. There was no signage regarding parking and I was charged $40.00 for parking (20.00 each time) (almost 20% of the room cost). Called back to resolve this issue and was advised there was no one on site that could discuss it. Seems kind of odd that they will take your money anytime but are not able to resolve disputes except when it is best for them. A short stay at a reasonable hotel turned into a no return plan due to their unwillingness to make reparations..... Sorry guys - you need to do better! There are a lot of hotel options in Charlotte.
October 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Oldtop Excellent Hotel
The room was well laid out, and the bed was very comfortable for both my wife and I. Nice bathroom, good service all around, and the views from the higher floors are great!
Both bars were great to hang out in, and the Ember Grill has great food! Props to Dino at the Ember Grill for great service and personality.
August 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyinNYC Our 48 wedding anniversary
We loved our stay and the care the staff provided. Our valet parking was paid, and upon return from a walk we found a chilled bottle of Champagne, a small box of truffles,with a wonderful card from the concierge Katie Mc Cleery and staff in our room! A truly wonderful suprise. We have stayed here before and have always been treated like gold! This why we love being SPG members
August 27, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by MB123 Dated rooms
Stained furniture, not a crisp bed, minimal amenities in the bathrrom - something I wasnt expecting from a business traveler oriented hotel. Very disappointing.
August 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by IBOATL Embers Grille
I was delighted with the Smoked Turkey Club sandwich! I ordered it without bacon, and it was delicious -- and the portion was so generous, I saved 1/2 of the sandwich for the next day! Yummy!!
Would like to see a "regular" hamburger on the menu though -- for us "purists" who don't want all the bacon, etc.
Overall, the meal was wonderful! :)
July 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Carhartt Consistent Quality
The Westin Charlotte delivers a quality experience each and every time I am in the area. The check in process is always quick and easy. The staff is friendly and attentive. The rooms are clean and refreshed. I always have a great experience here.
July 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by santri1969 Great downtown access property
Stayed multiple times and last time over a weekend with family - excellent SPG recognition, locations with good downtown access to restaurants, easy and accessible location.
July 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by eajesq Picky Traveler very impressed
Ritz caliber service all around.
July 8, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Crushiceman Charlotte Stay
Just did a local weekend getaway with the kids. The staff was excellent. Ashley checked me in and made sure all my preferences were met. The room was clean and comfy. The location is just right and everything is within walking distance. I will stay here again!!
July 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mallory Great Customer Service!
The staff at the front desk (particularly Kimberly Johnson, Jasper, and Nancy) have gone above and beyond several times during my stays. They always greet each patron with a smile and figure out away to improve their overall experience at the hotel. Even though this hotel is one of the busiest ones in the country, they make each guest feel important and as though they individually matter.
The few frustrations that I have with the hotel (ie. lack of partnership at a local gym and sometimes inflexibility with room service options) are overshadowed by the friendliness and helpful front desk staff.
June 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fish123 Awesome
Awesome awesome people at the event awesome people at the hotel this was just a wonderful wonderful stay I really love the hotel and they event that I was that was awesome awesome thank you very much a lot awesome but that's just the way it is
June 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tomd1965 Gret stay
Had a nice room on the end with two views and it was clean and fresh!
June 22, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Larry2752 Avoid
It may have been that my expectations were too high. I had heard good things from fellow employees that had stayed here. At check in I had to ask how to find elevators because employee was in a rush to get back in a conversation with someone else. There was a competition between the carpet and towels in my room as to which was more frayed. The A/C and pillows great, mattress not very comfortable. Theit guest services book says to printing passes at kiosk by Starbucks, it is in opposite area of lobby sitting on a counter. Being from Florida I am used to people being friendly and saying Good Morning. Here all employees seemed to be looking for something on the floor all the time because they don't make eye contact or say hello. I'm beginning to believe finding bugs in your is part of the Starwood experience. Last in Portland, Oregon both rooms had bugs, had been moved from one to another. Checked out and moved across the street. Here at the Westin I didn't find the bug in the bed until I left on the last morning. There's no shuttle service like another hotel there so expect to walk or use a cab if you don't have a car. At check out the woman did say Thank you, but didn't ask how my stay was. After this stay and the one in Portland I won't be using Starwood properties ever again.
June 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by texastoyman Fabulous Staff and Facilities
This may have just been the best convention stay I've ever had. The staff oozes Southern charm and hospitality. Not sure I can remember seeing any staff without a smile on their faces throughout our stay. Rooms and public spaces very well maintained. Fitness studio is unusually roomy and has ample equipment that is well maintained. Great location within easy walking distance of many of Charlotte's superb restaurants. We would definitely return here whether on business or pleasure.
June 13, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by RJAsher Disappointed in the location
The hotel was overbooked but still allowed early check-ins. This left the guest arriving at their appropriate check in time waiting. They also have extended weekend check out. That also caused a bottleneck for arriving guest. I had to wait over an hour past the normal check in time for my room, after a long day of travel and work I was not a happy camper. There was no in room dining menu in my room. After asking for one 3 times I was finally told there wasn't one available. Several other small issues, just not a overall pleasant experience.
June 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Inluvwithtexture Great Staycation Hotel
The location was amazing. The Westin Charlotte is walking distance to several of Charlotte's fine dining restaurants. The hotel staff was very friendly. I had the pleasure of dining at the hotel's Ember Grille & Terrace restaurant twice. The food was great and our server was excellent and very accomodating on both occasions. The 24 hour gym and extended breakfast hours were exactly what me and my BFF needed on our staycation. I would definitely recommend this hotel.
June 1, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by UpsetTraveler13 Poor Customer Service
Staff are not responsive to guest concerns nor informative about hotel practices. Even when you ask about items that would require a clear answer, vague answers are given. Don't ask for late departure because this facility doesn't have that option. And do not bother bringing children- not looked upon fondly.
May 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by DaveK67 Nice Room, good location, bad food
Overall I'd recommend the Westin if you need to stay Downtown in Charlotte. The room was comfortable and the hotel staff did a great job. The only problem I had was eating at the hotel the first night, ordered Shrimp and Grits with 2 beers and fries. Shrimp had a bleach flavor, seasoning was OK but not the equal of other places I've had this dish (at 2/3 the price) and the fries were cold (beer was very good - Goose Island IPA). Luckily there are a LOT of great places to eat within walking distance that won't cost you >$50/person.
May 10, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by SGEA Friendly staff
I have at the Charlotte Hotel for a meeting, it is a beautiful building, nice rooms, excellent beds, climate pool was superb, the gym is very spacious, the NB gear lend program was so great and the best of the hotel was the fantastic friendly staff.
May 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Businesstwo SPG Recognition
I stayed at the Westin Charlotte for 3 days last week April 20-22nd and upon check I was not pleased with the location of the room I was given, actually I could only see a brick retaining wall ! This floor and room was far from any preferred SPG floor, especially with a hotel of 20 plus stories. I asked to be moved and I was simply told the hotel is booked and maybe try back the next day to see if someone has checked out.
That was the 1st time I had received a brush off from any of the the hotel group. I explained to the front desk agent that I had booked my room more than a month ago, again I was told "sorry" Sir try back tomorrow . I emailed the hotel manager (Guntram Merl) three times and as of today 04/25/15 , I have not heard a single word !! There is much room for improvement in quality customer service. Overall, the room was clean and bed was comfortable as expected.
April 25, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Kasa319 Embers Grille Has Serious Service Issues
I would recommend this hotel as long as you don't have any need to use its restaurant facilities. Two days in a row I went down to The Embers and two days in a row sat in an empty restaurant and had to go back to the host stand to ask someone to wait on me. Two days in a row. Plenty of servers milling around and me sitting having to ask for service. Also, food is mediocre at best. Asked how I wanted my meat prepared and told them medium, it shows up at the table charred - literally. Really unhappy with what should have been a much better experience. Once I got service the servers were charming and accomodating...I'd give F&B zero stars but wasn't an option.
April 22, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by John413 Billing and Rooms
My experience was not good. The prepaid room was not applied properly and I was asked to pay again several times. After two days it was straightened out and was an accounts payable error on the Hotel side. I later discovered my credit card was also charged numerous times for the rooms as well, which I had to spend more time fixing. The rooms let all the sound in and you can hear every word, footstep, etc. The Maids make unnecessary noise talking, playing radios, etc all day and the service was poor. After these issues and discussions at the front desk (5 times), I was not offered anything for my troubles.
April 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by wigstheome Satisfactory Westin Experience
Checked in on a Sunday. The valet staff is very welcoming and helpful, even if Service Express fails to support their efforts. As a Platinum, I was actually upgraded upon checkin, a very rare event at this hotel (and not entirely the staff's fault -- there is an extreme lack of suites given the hotel's design) and now had a window in the bathroom to go with the jacuzzi. The rooms still suffer from a lack of soundproofing, particularly around the doors, but they have been spruced up a bit. Breakfast in Embers both mornings was good, and particularly the quality of the food, although the staff, while eager, seemed overwhelmed the second morning. The valet staff is terrific, but are constantly undercut by the failure of Service Express to relay vehicle requests to them. The hotel remains extremely well located for the convention center, and is convenient to most of Uptown.
March 24, 2015