Rated 4 out of 5 by Spiritark Smack in the middle of 'Dolce Vita'
This property is along Via Veneto, so it is naturally filled with luxury hotels and properties, not too many people, and very tranquil, which I like. The hotel itself is very impressive and richly decorated.
We had a suite to ourselves, and it was like a massive one-bedroom apartment, extremely spacious. The only quip I have was the king-size bed that was in reality two beds pushed together. Would have expected the hotel to be able to provide an actual King bed. There is a huge variety of food for breakfast at the hotel. Definitely do that before heading out.
While it is located on Via Veneto, most of the attractions you will want to go to are a little out of the way. You often have to take a 10-15min walk from the hotel before you hit the metro. Alternatively, you can get on a taxi.
November 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JD42 Hotel surpassed our expectations!
We had ten glorious days at the Westin Excelsior in October. The location was outstanding. our room was superb and the food and service in the Doney restaurant was exceptional. We felt the staff was most attentive to our requests. We noted some reviews commenting on lack of ATMs and no ice machines. The bar was most accommodating for requests of ice. There are ATMs on most blocks. We look forward to returning to this hotel on our next trip to beautiful Roma!
November 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mimose Beautiful hotel
It was a beautiful and relaxing stay at the Westin Excelsior Rome!!
November 7, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Codyotto Service
Service at hotel is lacking as staff cannot cope with amount of people at hotel.
October 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jillian60 Location and restaurants
We had an outstanding stay and the staff was knowledgeable and arranged all of our excursions. From the time we walked in the front door till we left it was a delightful experience.
We would love to do it again!
October 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Benna This hotel is located on the lovely Via Venito
We like the Westin Excelsior, however some amenities need updating such as the bed and bathroom fixtures. We were not satisfied with our bed, it should have been a kingsize but it was actually two twins pushed together, also, we faced a brick wall. As gold SPG members and returning customers we expected more.
October 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by beeper Love the location and staff
Even though the hotel is near the top of the Via Venetto, it is a short walk to the Spanish Steps and Piazza Barbarini , both of which are great routes to the best of Rome's history. The hotel is very busy, but the staff always is patient and spends time helping with every question whether is is dining suggestions or tourist attractions. We found great restaurants in every price range nearby so didn't have to wear ourselves out getting places since we prefer walking and burning calories especially when we are on the "Italian diet" so we feel like we are eating so differently than at home which means more wine, pasta, pizza and so many fabulous breads, gelato and desserts. Had both a regular room, and a suite which was so spacious. Excellent breakfast and staff makes a perfect cappuccino. Great shopping nearby, too. Gym is ok, too.
October 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RobMac37 An "excelsior" place in Rome.
The hotel Westin Excelsior is a wonderful place to enjoy all Rome has to offer. The staff are friendly and go out of their way to provide exemplary service. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and the food is excellent. We enjoyed our stay immensely and will have no hesitation in recommending it to family and friends.
October 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mommalinda Best of Everything
This was our 29th anniversary - a trip all these years in the making due to our cancelled honeymoon. Georgio, the manager heard us chatting and upgraded us to a 1 bedroom suite. The rooms wasn't ready so he gave us a lovely regular room to relax from our 9 hr flight. Both accommodations beautiful-hair dryers better than mine in the states. Rooms spotless, service impeccable and a kind and attentive staff. EKatarina (?) was a brilliant concierge. Ricardo @ front desk so caring and helpful. Best vacation.
October 4, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Greg9041 Hotel needs major updating and work
Air conditioner in room celling leaked for our entire stay. First into my wife's suite case. Then down the wall and from the celling onto the floor for the remainder of the stay. We notified the front desk but continued to leak.
Our friends we were traveling with, also Starwood prefered members received a fruit basket and water. We did not.
October 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Oedipus Classic
Roman luxury perfectly situated near the Borghese.
October 2, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Isabelle1998 In the center of Rome
I stayed at this hotel for 4 nights booked through SPG website. It turned out that my rate did not include breakfast. I did eat there for two of the mornings but when I checked my bill after I checked out, I was billed for breakfast for all four days of my stay with one day charged for double. I will not recommend this place to anyone.
October 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Glen4 Staff made all the difference
What started out to be a 5 day stay got extended. After a pickpocket took my passport in a cafe downtown i was a regular at the front desk arranging a new one from my embassy.Special thanks to Maria and Roberta who helped me so much.
The hotel is classic luxury and central to everything , the caring way in which we were handled will bring us back to Rome and most certainly to The Excelsior
September 17, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by ESSSS Se
Did not meet expectations
August 30, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by FXTT Not meet the Westin standard
Baathroom must strongly to be improve as the welcome at arrival. Breakfast overpriced for the foods proposed.
August 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jim1067 One of best hotel experiences ever
Staff, accommodations, location were perfect. I can't imagine staying anywhere else in Rome. My wife and I can't wait to go back.
August 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Japando Great Stay
We arrived to Rome with the family and the front desk staff tried really hard to accommodate our rooms (was early in am) after a long trip.
When they found out about our 20th anniversary they send a surprise to our room!
Looking forward to visiting the Excelsior Rome again soon!
August 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rmac66 Classic hotel and a great location
The room we had was very spacious with a small balcony that was great to sit on during the evenings. The room decor and furnishings were showing there age but the hotel itself was well maintained and regal with an excellent pool. The hotel is well located and within a walk to sites like the Pantheon, Spanish steps, and Trevi fountain.
August 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nilou Great Locatoin
This hotel is located on Via Veneto so very convenient distance from many sights. Hotel is very charming, large rooms, comfortable beds and attentive staff with great service.
July 30, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by ChikiGorriya Why did I insist on this hotel?
My husband and I went to Rome for our honeymoon 32 years ago and we stayed at a hotel near the Excelsior. I remember walking by the hotel many times and we said that the next time we go to Rome, we'll stay there.
We've been back to Italy a couple of times since 1982, but this was our first time back to Rome. I told my travel agent that the only hotel I would consider was the Excelsior, especially after seeing that it was still a 5 star hotel.
OMG...what a mistake!!! The hotel is dirty, run down, shabby ( and not chic) and is in desperate need of a total overhaul. How this hotel can still bill itself as a 5 star hotel is beyond my comprehension.
The carpets are dirty, the sofas are worn and torn, the woodwork needs varnish,the marble needs polishing, glass tabletops that needed cleaning, glass doors full of finger prints,etc.
There is a doorman and even though he was nice, he just stood around and never greeted incoming guests, never swept the entrance, never opened doors. The concierge was friendly, but with very broken English. The check in was efficient and we were given an upgrade on both ends of our trip, but, I will never stay there again.
Some friends of ours were in Rome in the spring and they stayed at the hotel across the street, a true 5 star hotel and they loved it. Our room cost more than theirs and was way below expectations.
I have been to many Starwood hotels and having this hotel belong to the Starwood chain is a disgrace.
July 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PAL54 Small things you could do to improve
Add a bank ATM in the lobby or change dollars into Euros at the front desk. Add an ice maker available to guests.
Otherwise, our visit was excellent.
July 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PokerCPA So nice to be in a great hotel! Very spacious!
We had booked a B&B that was a nightmare! We immediately went online and booked the Westin, knowing we could count on it! It was so spacious and nice and had a great experience. The only bad thing that i didnt realize until after we checked out is that $1 was added to our bill for UNICEF and i feel that was deceitful to do that and not point it out at checkout.
July 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Camelot Good Place to stay and visit Rome
I want to compliment the Concierge. They were very accomodating and friendly. They know where all the great places are!
July 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by joeac Great Stay
Great stay. The room was very comfortable. Staff was very courteous.
July 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jlscott710 beautiful hotel, close to roman attractions
this hotel is beautiful, rooms are large, air conditioned, great staff and services, nice lobby area, close to all local attractions. We had a very ill teen ager and the staff contacted a doctor for us who came to the room. She was treated for appendicitis and given strong antibiotics-- she got better quickly. --we watched the world cup at the bar/lounge in hotel. that was a fun experience. only low point with this hotel was the restaurants. much better food for better price can be found at local cafes and restaurants.
July 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by james111 stay
excellent staff, great location and room
July 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lorenzo777 Maintenance
we have stayed at this property 3 times and we were disappointed on our last stay because it looks run down, it desperately needs a face lift.
It is loosing his elegance, you should really do something about it.
It is a shame.
July 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by jefftoews Food choice
Thank you we had a great stay in your hotel. I am making a coment because I am a vegetarian. You produced several group meals for us that were magnificant. For the vegatarines in our faomily we were verylimited to what we can eat. There was not a single source of protine in any of the group meals such as soy or tempeh of even a garden burger. I wanted to make you aware of this.
July 14, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Suze96 The Consierge Carlo
Carlo the concierge really made our stay wonderful. He was knowledgeable, professional & friendly; a valuable employee!
July 14, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by bocastephen Suites Showing Their Age
We selected the Excelsior and redeemed SNA's for the stay in anticipation of receiving of the beautiful suites we saw on the hotel's photo page.
While check-in was delayed due to another Platinum guest's late check-out, we considered changing to a regular room, but the front desk staffed assured me that our room was beautiful, comfortable and worth waiting for.
When we entered the room, we found it very well worn. While I expected traditional design and furnishings, the room walls were very worn, with cracked or peeling paint, the air conditioner left the room very humid and the furniture was very worn and old. What made this rather upsetting was seeing a regular room open one morning and discovering that regular room was in far superior condition to our Junior Suite leaving me to wonder why I bothered wasting 3 SNAs.
Staff are friendly and try to be helpful, but when the hotel is very busy, things tend to fall through the cracks. After an entire day sightseeing, we wanted to at least give the suite's jacuzzi tub a try, but the drain stopper would not seal and we couldn't get a maintenance person up in a reasonable timeframe and decided to give up trying.
The breakfast buffet is extensive with good quality and friendly service and at EU33 per person is a no-brainer vs taking the Platinum 500 pts amenity.
The hotel location is great, on one of Rome's most prestigious streets and between two easily accessible Metro stations.
All in all, very mixed feelings about the stay - I just wish we knew about the suite's furnishing and finishing quality when we arrived, but the hotel really needs to either update the Junior Suite quality or take down the photos which I feel are somewhat misleading.
July 13, 2014