Rated 3 out of 5 by gh64 I've seen better.
Arrival went well. Front desk staff were courteous and efficient.
Balcony doors were inoperable even when engineering was supposed to have dealt with the problem.
Alarm clock did not work nor could I locate the plug to see if that was the issue. The plug/cord problem was due to the immovable piece of decorative board between the beds which made it impossible to find the cord/plug. I requested engineering but had to cancel the request because they never showed up and I needed to go to sleep.
Control button on the shower heads used to minimize water consumption was inoperable. Both heads functioned through no choice of my own.
December 28, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by roqgroup Solid Westin the heart of Old Town Pasadena
The Westin Pasadena met most of our needs for this trip. The front desk staff was helpful and quick to respond to our requests. Room was fairly clean though it could have used some touch ups as the walls and carpets were starting to look a bit shabby. We did get free Wi-fi only because we were upgraded but in this day and age, they should make it a complimentary service. Come on guys, it's a utility like phone service and the lights. Only other concern was that they conducted fire alarm testing at 10am. I suspect they did this because of low occupancy in the hotel but they should really conduct these tests later in the day as some guests like to sleep in a bit.
December 23, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tomahawk3103 Outstanding
over all great Hotel. Service was great the smell of white tea made it all better.
July 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by nevern0784 great hotel
was at the westin pasadena for business - great location, great breakfast (especially the outdoor patio) and the rooms were very comfortable.
July 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Paddy2009 Junior Suite was spacious!
Since we brought along our wheaten terrier, it was spacious for the dog to explore. The balcony view kept the dog occupied.
July 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Davidson52 Staff excellent
We had a two day stay over the 4th of July and while there were elevator problems, the staff went out of their way to provide all their services in the nicest way! Friendly. They also had a Caltech shuttle which we needed. Very accommodating for gluten free needs in hotel restaurant, too (a big plus!)
July 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elizza This hotel staff are very friendly
Staff made you feel like you were home again. From doorman to house keeper, all so friendly like your relative instead these cold professional staff. Although elevator were down due to hot whether, front desk staff walked you to service elevator. I have so many classmates and friends in LA area, but I always stay in Pasadena Winston.
July 6, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by PeterM2014 Not Work the Time, Money or Aggravation!
Overpriced, comparatively! Rooms are VERY small. People and Staff are pleasant. However, Room Service way over priced and just plain Wrong. Then hotel staff was more interested in proving they were right and I was wrong. Well they got their proof, and sure enough I was wrong. However, that process cost them a customer. But at least they saved the Westin $50. Spook to GM and that's where the staff get's it from... He was more interested in backing his staff than making sure I was a happy guest. Not worth the time, money or aggravation! It's easy to be nice when everything is going well. but when there is an issue that's when you WILL find that this Hotel Staff is only interested in themselves!
May 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Thom230 Hotel Staff Are Top Notch and Very Personable
Hotel staff were consistently friendly and had excellent customer service skills. They made my wife and me feel quite welcome during our stay. Room had a terrific mountain view out of both sets of windows. Only downside was that the room was beginning to look "tired" in spite of being very clean. Stone surfaces were dull and a bit chipped; grout around tile was dingy. However, that said, it was absolutely spotlessly clean.
We had one member of the wait staff who was particuarly terrific in her customer service skills. I regret not getting her name. She was on the evening crew and breakfast crew. She was so very personable. Others were great, but she really stood out for going above and beyond.
April 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tri99 Good room bad day for hotel.
My guest and I really enjoyed the quality of the bed and quality of sleep. I also took my dog and she enjoyed her comfy bed and large water bowl. We stayed for one evening on the night of the 4th of July and checked out the following day. Unfortunately, the morning we checked out only 1 elevator (out of 3) worked and it took a very, very long time to catch an elevator down. I made 1 trip to take the bags to the car then decided to take stairs up 6 floors to pick up my dog because a crowd had formed by the 1 working elevator. It took 30-45 minutes to finally check-out. Additionally, we had breakfast earlier that day at the hotel restaurant and unfortunately experienced poor service. The waiter we had was in too much of a rush and didn't pay attention; we had to return our runny eggs and he brought us back the same dish minus some staple items that were on the original dish. We had to keep reminding him of our requests which made for a poor experience. Great food --terrible service. I chose Westin because I could take my dog and because a friend highly recommended it. While my experience wasn't perfect I'm willing to give it another chance.
July 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Clare64 This hotel was fantastic!
The staff was very helpful and friendly. The pool was lovely and very relaxing. We enjoyed a delicious and filling breakfast, included in the hotel cost. Located near the old town Pasadena, the location was perfect for walking to eateries and shopping. We will definitely make this hotel a destination in our future Southern California trips.
July 1, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Vanillabean HORRIBLE!!!
This was the worst hotel experience! I was treated terribly by the staff, the food was awful and I will NEVER be back!
July 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Paddy2009 Dog Friendly
This is the third year in a row we have stayed with our wheaten terrier. We like staying at Westin Pasadena since we are not assigned "dog rooms" compared to other hotels.
July 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bebe14 Comfort and convenient
Nice area and accessible to entire LA area.
July 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ashley234 Westin Review
We stayed at the Westin while in Pasadena recently for a conference.The location was great and the staff was friendly. While at first glance, the rooms look beautiful, we discovered a few things we didn't love about the hotel. They don't use fitted sheets on the mattresses, or tuck in the flat sheets. That meant in the middle of the night, we woke up to find our feet touching the mattress. Yuck. The noise level on our floor was high and we actually had to call the front desk because we could hear the room next to us talking. They weren't yelling, but we could hear their conversation. The final negative note is regarding the parking. We chose to self park and had to leave the garage several times a day. Once, we spent $27.00 in parking. At that point, the garage attendant let us know that we can use valet and come in and out as much as we want for $14.00. Too bad it was our last day and no one told us this at check in. All in all, its a decent hotel, but for a Westin, we expected more.
June 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lorcas Wonderful hotel stay
Loved every moment at this beautifully appointed, fabulously friendly, well maintained hotel. Great staff, food, gym, pool, and rooms.
June 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Matthew123 sink problems
I found the hotel on the whole a very good hotel with the staff very responsive and uplifting starting with the Valets, to the Reception to housekeeping. The hotel was very clean, orderly and well maintained.
The only concern that I had and a couple of others in my group in their rooms is that the draining in the sinks were extremely slow. The toilets worked well and the shower drains worked well. It was just the sink drains.
June 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by HCVaz Just enough goodness
My wife and I had a great experience. Staff was great from check in to check out.
June 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by droopy Great Time
Very friendly and knowledgeable staff!
June 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BigBJ Super customer service
Everyone on staff was very courteous and helpful. It was a pleasure to stay there. The Hotel is centrally located to just about everything and is quite comfortable. Met all our needs.
June 24, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by JFSPG2011 Westin Pasadena No HD TV 'Come on Man'!
That says it all. I won't stay again until you get HD TV in rooms. It's 2011!
No one had a good answer for this. They did send engineer to my room just so I could be sure it was indeed the ancient standard cable being displayed on - HD Ready. Even the engineer laughed! That was sad. Even the lounge had standard (blurry low resolution). Wow!
Bed was comfortable, yes!
The lobby was cold and damp, like a castle.
The lounge was cold/damp, the bartender either had a bad day, hates life or both, no personality! No menu offered. Suggested a place to eat, where I could walk to, that was too far away, catered to young - probably gay clients, which i'm 54 and married - he knew that. And they were closing on arrival.
Valet was good.. I doubt I'll be back ever without the proper changes.
December 19, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jordan01 Beds are amazing
I typically do not sleep well on the road but this was even better than home.
June 27, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by CATravel Housekeeping
Shower curtain had stale, mildew odor that permeated bathroom. Starbucks to-go coffee cups were not replenished.
June 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Skip22 Like Home tous.
Our son died of a brain tumor 10 years ago. He had a brain tumor that took him after one year of medications at Kaiser Permanente,
The Westin became our affordable luxury ,
visiting Eric , and his wife Sacha when we
lived in Seattle - and he had his appts. with his oncology doctor in L.A. They lived in Altadena ( family still does )
The Westin remains a huge blessing to us !
Thank you !!
George and Judie Brown
June 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by kat59 beautiful hotel
I saw many negative reviews at this hotel so I was a little worried to stay here, but it exceeded my expectations. Our room was lovely, the bed was comfortable, the staff was friendly, and we had a wonderful time.
April 28, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Vanlala Lack of staffs
It took at least five minuets for the staffs to answer my service express calls.
And conceiage and bell captains were not in their counters all the time.
January 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Widello14 99% positive experience.
Excellent staff from valet, check-in and out, concierge and restaurant/bar staff -friendly, helpful and efficient.
Rooms very comfortable and good size!
One warning I would offer to potential guests-do NOT accept a room (4th floor) across from the workout facility as people on the tread mill look directly into your room meaning, if you wish privacy, the wooden shutters must be closed thus, darkening the room.
May 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Detroit6 Great hotel for business traveler
I prefer to stay at this Westin Hotel when I have business in the Pasadena area. It has comfortable accommodations, very friendly staff and great food. My concern is having to pay for WiFi. I recently had it reversed upon checkout, but only because I asked. Also, self-parking spaces are rather tight. Otherwise, I book as far in advance as possible to insure I can get reservations.
May 27, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Wastedmytime Substandard customer service
The hotel stay itself was great. It was the customer service after the stay that was terrible. I was double charged for the valet parking, which shouldn't have happened in first place. Then, it took 3 weeks to get a $14 overcharge corrected by the "Associate Director of Finance". Even after she sent me an email saying the refund would be processed "today", according to my credit card company, it took another 2 weeks to for Westin to actually initiate the credit. During that 2 weeks, I emailed the Finance person twice more for updates, and she did not respond to my emails any more. She also did not apologize for Westin overcharging me. Westin hotel staff should have much better communication skills and should not let emails like this go unanswered. Refunds should be processed more quickly.
April 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by vet22 Great Stay
Staff friendly, helpful and free transportation within 2 miles.
June 10, 2014