Rated 5 out of 5 by Chryssp Wonderful atmosphere
This hotel has a wonderful atmosphere.
August 15, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Yogamom Lack of breakfast ruined a pleasant stay
When I arrived I walked into a beautiful hotel lobby. I was immediately greeted and checked in to my room. I left for dinner with friends but later came back to have a drink in the hotel bar. There was a problem with fruit flies in the bar/near restaurant and I had 3 land in my wine glass that evening. Honestly that was a little pain but not that big of a deal.
I had a wonderful night sleep in the heavenly bed. My room was extremely clean yet very comfortable. I woke up early took my shower (yes, Heavenly shower is nice) then dressed/packed and proceeded down to the lobby for a nice breakfast knowing I had 30 mins before I needed to leave the hotel. I arrived to the restaurant and was not immediately greeted. I had to look for someone to seat me. I was seated at a booth and started to read the newspaper. After 8 minutes, no one had approached my table. Another couple was then seated at the table behind me. A waitress came over to greet them and offered them coffee 2-3 mins later. The waitress then was walking by my table when I stopped her and asked for a cup of coffee and indicated no one had been to my table. She poured me coffee and said she would look into this (instead of asking if I was ready to order). I then looked at my watch and realized that I had been there for 12 minutes with no one taking my breakfast order. I realized I had to leave without breakfast as I needed to leave the hotel in 16 minutes. There was no time to order breakfast/eat it within my 16 minute window. I walked out of the restaurant extremely mad and it literally ruined my impression of the hotel and the Westin experience. I checked out and drove to the nearest StarBucks where I was able to have a quick breakfast sandwich within my time constraints.
November 13, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by docG Start of our weekend
Quick over night stay due to bad weather and wanted to start the weekend rested. The hotel is just beautiful, front desk staff my husband dealt with, were wonderful. As a veteran we appreciate when someone recognizes us for our service- thank you for doing that. Nice bar and restaurant area, only neg the bartender did not know how to make some simple mixed drinks. A bit surprising at this level of hotel. He wanted to look up how to make the drinks, decided to just not order alcohol- not good for a bar. The room was restful and comfortable and loved the lounge on the top floor for evening drinks and breakfast.
October 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Barb1204 Dinner Special & Menu and Bar Snacks
Dinner special each night has been lack-luster and at times frankly awful. There was one week about a month ago that each night they were wonderful. Also, I think the dinner menu can use some oomph as far as other offerings... Getting bored with ordering the same thing each night or every other night.
One additional item about the food/beverage item; I find the bar snacks too spicy and have heard this from other patrons. We all have told Christina and she has told whoever orders them but no change or option has been offered to us.
Other than those 2 comments I do enjoy staying at this property when I am in Richmond.
March 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JAMCN Our brief stay
We had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. The room service breakfast was absolutely spot on. Lots of really good food and a lovely presentation.
December 17, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by corbin1 Needs Improvement
Hot tub was not working and pool was dirty.Could not get hot water for tea that did not smell like coffee.Staff was nice.If they do some repairs not a bad place.
December 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by alw72 already amazing Hotel improves!
I stayed here this time last year and this hotel was wonderful then. It has improved beyond my imagination!
For those travelers with pets This is the place to stay! Without disturbing other guests they have soundproofed all the rooms that are for the pet floor. to relax in luxury while having their animals close by Is a trend that has hit most states. This hotel is onto that trend very early for this area.
By pet friendly they mean 'friendly'
not just accepting. amazing staff As always!
The ambience of the lobby And outdoor patio with fire pits Invite every guest to enjoy themselves With a meal or a cocktail.
June 15, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by LFTS Bad experience
I stayed at this Westin because it came highly recommended as a 4 diamond property. Nice enough, I was upgraded to a suite. However the suite was DIRTY. Someone else's bottled water in fridge, bathroom dirty, Cheerios under sofa bed. Disgusting. And I found a lot of this late at night while preparing for bed, so didn't want maid service then. Should have been done BEFORE I ARRIVED. Room service food - lukewarm at best, and order was screwed up once. Very disappointed. Will not stay again. I have stayed at other Westin properties and was blown away and so happy. But not here. I would rather pay for a nice, clean sanitary room, then get a bunch of discounts for subpar service.
March 1, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by URparent Disappointing
The hotel handled my original res incorrectly - expected 1 king and 1 double bedded rm. They then forgot the roll-away needed for the king rm as they didn't have double bedded rm. Then 1 elevator did not work from our original stay Tues to back again over the weekend. We had breakfast - other tables served as I waited for a banana & toast. Eventually came-warm bread not toast. They then forgot to apply my AAA and it took 3 attempts on our part. Staff was pleasant but certainly not trained in customer service. The lines for the elevator ridiculous - mgmt needed to do something for guests for the inconvenience. If it wasn't close to UR we would NEVER stay there. Location is the only draw.
August 26, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Smc89 Coldest shower ever!
I went to this hotel for a conference for my company. The hotel is beautiful and very modern. I was having a very good experience until the next morning. I had a 7am breakfast planned and to my shock and horror there was no hot water. Everyone else that was at the breakfast also complained. The staff was great and I loved how the name tags for the people at the front desk has their passion on them. It was very personal and very clever. I just can't get over the lack of hot water for a hotel that was booking conferences! I've gone to many others for similar events and have never ran into this problem
August 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by richmondguest Comfortable and worth the drive
This hotel is a few minutes out from downtown Richmond, but worth the drive. There are a few restaurants (chains, not local) in the area and parking and WIFI were complimentary. Further, its staff, including Brendi and Jessica (front desk) and Willy (on the Club Room Floor) went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. Willy works non-stop and he works extra hard for the guests - even those who do not share his amicable disposition - making sure everyone's needs are met. The only suggestion I would make is changing the weekend breakfast hours - 6am-9am on a Sunday is far too limited for a weekend. 7am-10am would be perfect. Other than that, great location and great staff! I would definitely stay here again!
October 7, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by BusinessTraveler Poorly Run; Poorly Maintained
This is a fairly new Westin, and it was beautiful a couple of years ago. But it is starting to show its age from poor upkeep. The hallways are not vacuumed regularly enough, and the walls show lots of marks and dents. A seal was missing on one side of my shower enclosure, causing a large volume of water to pool across the bathroom floor. I let staff know on day 1, and by day 3 it still had not been addressed.
A simple breakfast of OJ, poached eggs and ham was horrible, with OJ that tasted like metal, eggs sitting in bowls filled with water and ham that was so overcooked that it tasted like sawdust.
March 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by rollerstar Convenient and Comfortable
This hotel was very convenient to a corporate client and I found my stay to be very enjoyable. I love the Westin hotels that I have stayed at across the country, but this was one of the better ones.
December 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Flyer715 Refreshing
The hotel staff greeted me with a warm smile. I was also one of the lucky ones to be selected for an upgrade and was roomed on the 7th floor. Executive Club lounge was wonderful. It made such a difference to be around staff that seem to enjoy their jobs. It was so very refreshing, a nice stay away from home for business. Thanks Westin!!!
November 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Robert23 First time guest
As the saying goes, you only get 1 time to make a first impression and this hotel certainly did this. The front desk ladies were great along with Andy as well. I was there for 3 weeks and the staff made me feel right at home. I am looking forward to my next stay there cowing that I will be well taken care of.
Great job Westin Hotel in Richmond, VA!!
November 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jess8112 The Staff Go Above and Beyond
I stayed at the Westin Richmond for a year on assignment, each Monday through Friday. The staff members quickly learned my name, and made it feel as much a home for me as they possibly could. During life's little celebrations, like my birthday, my wedding engagement and even when I received a promotion and was leaving the hotel, they made sure to slip a note under my door with all of their signed congratulations. The woman in the concierge lounge greeted me each morning making sure I had a spoon for my yogurt to take with me on the road, and in the evening, my food was always delivered on time and with a smile. I absolutely recommend this hotel, not only for its comfort, but for the wonderful staff.
April 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by RjBa Impressive Hotel
As usual, the Westin delivered a very comfortable and clean room. The Heavenly Bed & bathroom made our one (1) nite stay well worth the stop.
December 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tim2854 Lovely Anniversary
We stayed her for our wedding anniversary and enjoyed it immensely. We dined at your restaurant and found the food and service first class. Our server, Omer, was one of the best waiters we have had in a very long time. If all of your other staff are as good as he was, you will always be one of the top hotels in Richmond. We can't wait to come back!
November 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ramjoa2 Great Job
As someone who is in the hospitality business your staff clearly understands the impact customer service plays in a day to day role. At every juncture they smiled and always were asking what I needed. In these days not much of that is seen and I just wanted to compliment you and your team. Thank you
November 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Businesstraveler6 Excellent Business Travel Stay
I truly enjoy myself everything I come to The Westin. The customer service you received is only the "BEST". I gave overall rating and Room cleanliness only 4 stars because on the surface the room was clean, but I have severe allergies and the amount of dust on the lamps, around the lamp shade & base, mirrors, desk and TV was very obvious; which meant it was over looked over and over again. However when I brought to the attention of the front desk they didn't hestiate to try to correct it but by then I had already purchased some gloves and dusted the room myself since I would be there over 3 days. Other than that It was very nice especially the staff in the Executive lounge on the 7th floor. I looked forward to breakfast & returning to the hotel every evening to relax in the lounge with them. GREAT STAFF!!!
November 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by mmPA Westin quality but question dogs...
We had the opportunity to stay at the Richmond Westin for one night on two consecutive weekends. On both visits the staff was lovely and the rooms were pretty clean and comfy. However, I was a bit disturbed by the number of guests with dogs. On both trips we encountered the same woman with two dogs. I overheard her telling the staff that they were service dogs. But, from what I know of service dogs, they didn't meet the standards. The dogs approached my toddler - sniffing and barking. Then, they chased after another dog entering the hotel. Additionally, they had no service vests and they smelled. On the second visit I was sniffed and barked at by two bassett hounds. Would have preferred to not encounter dogs at the Westin
July 26, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by TJMMET Quality has dropped since last visit.
Iam so sorry to say that this stay was disappoimting. I has two previous stays that were excellent so I recommended this hotel to my colleagues and we booked 4 rooms. The greeting on arrival especially asw a return guest was not good. My room was not clean. Room sevice dishes were never removed from my room. I did not get a wake up call as scheduled. For some odd reason they sent security to my room about a half hour after my scheduled wake up call. My last two stays were outstanding so not sure what happened to your quality control initiatives.
August 30, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Golfgirl9876 A let down
Stayed one night on a government rate that will be reimbursed. But for what should be a more upscale hotel given their rates, there was nothing special, and in fact problems. First, the toilet had a slow leak around the base. Second, the bed was made such that the bottom sheet did not cover the bottom 6" of the bed, which forced me to remake the whole thing when it was discovered at 1030 at night. Bar drinks were $12 for a martini. In the future I will stay at a different chain that costs less, provides equal or better accommodations plus breakfast included.
June 29, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by RedOctopus The next day
My room location is preventing me from rating my experance any higher. The building HVAC system on the roof outside the window of my room (203) kept me awake through the night. When checking out the desk persons "I'm sorry to hear that" annoyed my tired mind. They knew it was a bad room when they gave it to me. On checking in I was asked if I wanted to sign up for your guest program and I told them I was a member of another program but would consider your Westin program. Sorry not now . . .
The resturant was very nice, the food and service was excellent.
July 22, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Sarah920 The pool fails again.
Everything about this hotel is fine except for the indoor pool. The water is too hot. We have stayed here twice, and have had the same issue both times. Our kids are only able to last in the water for 10-15 minutes before becoming flushed and overheated ( their faces look like we have slapped them repeatedly) The first time the water was in the 80's and we were told it was a maintenance issue. The second time the water was in the high 70's, but that was still too warm for kids. If you don't have kids who would enjoy the pool then I would recommend this hotel.
February 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Great stop
What a great room, friendly staff, from the person who took my reservation Over the last the entire time, to the Cuban lady from Cherry Hill New Jersey (Jalon) Who was empathetic toward our sick child and very accommodating, who served us breakfast, To Andy the manager who called me at home and guaranteed me a rollout bed before we got there, it was a pleasant evening. We were only there one night but the bathroom was great, the beds were comfortable, the linens were clean, I could have spent less but I was pleased with the facility. My only consideration would have been for the person in charge of the breakfast buffet to keep a close look at the actual dishes and the fruit/food display but it was truly a minimal issue- overall great.
July 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NavyGirl15 GREAT all-around stay
Our stay at the Westin was phenomenal. Staff was extremely polite and all amenities were of the highest quality! We stayed on the executive club lounge floor and received wonderful service and attentiveness of staff while in the lounge! While the view had a little to be desired considering the removed location from the city and highway surroundings, the quality of stay was so great that this minor thing could be ignored. Received a great price and plan to return to the Westin and Richmond very soon--a direct result of a wonderful stay.
September 3, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Delco9 The club level
Very disappointed in the club level hours of availability at this location. I often get club level because of the convenience a club level service has to offer. This club level closed at 9 am every morning. This is not a convenient time especially when you have teenagers with you and you want to have a relaxing morning on the weekends. Please extend your hours. Most hotels club levels are open till 11 am.
I also had Luke warm showers during my 2 day stay. They took money off our stay for that which I appreciated.
September 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by stuart1242 A Truly Wonderful Experience!
I rented many rooms recently for the week-end of my daughter's wedding. I also held the wedding reception there.
This is a wonderful property...from the top (general manager Mr. Schwartz) to the staff (with special thanks to Noelle Yount, the catering sales manager), the chef, the lobby staff, the bellman, the servers, etc...At all levels the staff did all they could possibly do to make this an incredible experience for my family...and it was!
October 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RobertsonFamily Thank you
My family appreciates the wonderful stay we had over the weekend. We travel often and loved the fact that we could bring our precious, furry family member (our 18 month old puppy) with us on the trip. Thank you for accepting pets as part of your clientele!
November 18, 2013