Rated 5 out of 5 by Jennam26 Simply wonderful
My husband and I stayed 6 nights at the hotel and had a great stay. The room was clean and large by NY standards. The staff couldn't have been nicer. The only problem was the rain but not to worry the hotel provided umbrellas, nice touch! We will definitely go back.
June 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by fish09 Met Needs - Love the bed.
Heavenly Beds are my favorite. Stayed here for an overnight stay for a quick business trip to NYC. Convenient and clean. Happy with service and amenities.
January 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CindyN Great location, spectacular views
This was my first time staying at this property and it will not be my last...the room was much larger than the usual NYC hotel room. It was very clean, the bed was comfortable and maybe because we were on the 36th floor, the street noise was minimal...loved staying here.
December 12, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by HDH2012 This hotel's Service Quality needs a lot of improvement
As a SPG platinum member, I have stayed in many Westin hotels aroudn the world. But my recent visit to the Westin Grand Central Hotel has been the worst. The hotel location is great. But service quality was far from satisfactory.
October 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brad456 Clean and nice room size
Opted for the double bed upgrade. Great choice...plenty of room for four people. Room was clean. Location was nice, easy to get out of Manhattan and certainly not as crowded as Times Square area. Would definitely stay again.
November 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wirelessman It is our favorite NYC hotel
Since upgrading to a full "Westin" this hotel has great location, nice, clean rooms and the feel of a boutique hotel. Staff is nice and friendly, and we've stayed there at least once a month with no problems at all.
April 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SPGPlatinum111111 New Place to Stay in NYC
I stayed here when Starwood first took over the property and it was a dump. They clearly invested a lot of money in this property and it shows. From the new lobby & renovated rooms to the upscale bar this place is great.
February 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nathan53 Sharp and Comfortabe
The staff as attentive,the room and facilities were updated, clean and attractive. I would definately stay again and recommend to others. The location says Grand Central, but it is a walk from Grand Central.
February 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by maptraveler a new yorker
my roon was large and quiet and clean. The staff was very nice. the breakfast was too pricey. Great location. the hotel more than met my expectations. Nice workout room . I would recommend it to a friend.
December 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Michelle88 Location near Grand Cental
Friendly Staff, Room was great and beds were so comfortable.
July 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Edelgiggles This hotel is in great location and easy access to subway
Loved this hotel! Great service and very friendly ! Will definitely stay here again.
July 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Aguasca1962 Very confortable rooms!
The rooms are modern, clean, and spatious. The bed and pillows were very confortable too. Great location. I love this hotel!!
December 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by brian31 Brian31
Great Location, great bar, overall great hotel.
December 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by mhc5011 This hotel was clean and spacious
Our stay was 5 days. We were able to check in early and the room was clean and spacious. The bedding was very comfortable and the bathroom was spa-like. We had an excellent sleep all nights. The hotel staff was very courteous. We did have one issue with housekeeping - we were out for the day and did not have our room serviced. We called and asked that it be servied between 9 and 10pm while we were at dinner. We arrived back at the hotel at 1130pm with a sleeping one year old to to find our room in the middle of being serviced. Housekeeping apologized for the inconvenience and we mentioned it to the staff. It did not happen again.
September 4, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Shinergise Room Noise proofing was totally inadequate
Fantastic check-in experience, usual high standard Westin room comfort EXCEPT inadequate window seals meant the jackhammers in the street below became impossible to bear leading to a midnight room shift. The windows did not close properly (bit concerning on 21st floor) meaning that the construction noise from outside was not filtered out. Hotel staff moved us but not the way we wanted to spend our Saturday evening on a romantic weekend away!
October 20, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by RayK That was "great"
I always stay in westin gct when u come to the city. But this time was the worst ever. In my culture, 4 is a really bad number. I had a room 1414. I asked the front desk if she could get me another room. And she was like, " okay u wanna another room? U can wait! Do u wanna do that?!" I. Have been to many Starwood hotels and she was the the disrespected front desk ever. Honesty she had just blowed my day. Waited the bellman for 15minutes to pick up my luggage.
Really, this is the worst experience I have ever had. Thanks so much to the westin ny gct.
November 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Robert1963 Really excellent hotel
This was my first stay at a Westin hotel in the USA and my wife and I were so impressed. The staff just seem to care about our experience and do everything they could to make it special.
Arriving at noon, we expected to wait for the room to be made available. Nope. Everything was already ready and we were even give an upgrade to a corner room by the very charning Nenita.
Very nice room indeed with lots of space for us and our shopping. Loved the location a bit away from the Times Square madnesss. Easy to walk to all the main attractions.
And the cream on the cake. A couple of extra hours for late check-out. Took the stress of rushing to the airport to get back to Europe.
A really perfect stay!
November 12, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Dta333 check in was terrible
Tried checking in @ 1:30 after waiting 15 min. to be told that were no rooms available yet and to come back at 3:00 to check in. Came back at 3:00 after waiting another 15 min in line to be told that the room was still not ready. The hotel called around 4:15 to let me know that the room was ready. Came back to the hotel and waited more then 25 mins. in the starwood line. There was one person working at the starwood line and three working at the reg. checki in line. There other line was moving much faster tha the starwwod, people were leaving behind me in the starwood line and all got checked in faster than me. Very frustrating!!
December 14, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Jen123 Worst stay in a SPG property
After a long of work, I had luckily check the bed sheet before jumping into the bed post mid night. The worst nightmare!!! Bed sheet had many dark spots between 1-3 inches in diameter. After calling the front desk to complain, a house keeping person came up to change the bedding. 30 minutes later, she found out that she was short in a cover sheet. more than 20 minutes later, WITHOUT knocking the door or announcing herself, she swiped a card and came back to my room. This was past 1AM!!!!
I almost cannot believe myself to come back to this hotel the following week, and find the 2nd worst stay ever. After coming to this hotel for 6 months, I finally gave up.
March 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by nellyb Exceptional service
Every interaction I've had with the staff here has been exceptionally attentive and thoughtful, from check-in to room service to the front office. The location is very convenient, the rooms are all modern and new, and my stay has been a pleasure. I'm looking forward to my return there soon.
December 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brooke Great location, nice stay
I lived in NYC for 12yrs, so I know The City well. We now live elsewhere and decided to go back for a little weekend getaway. The hotel has a great location: from E. 43rd & 3rd Ave., you are blissfully just off the noisy beaten path, directly across town from Broadway, a few blocks south of Radio City Music Hall, 2 blocks from Grand Central Station/numerous subway lines, and have easy access to Upper East Side transportation to the popular museums. We had no problems with check-in into our nice sized room (large by NYC standards with a recently remodeled bathroom) and were given 4pm late check-out as Starwood Preferred guests. We'll definitely be staying here again!
April 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KeeperOfMaps Great location for a great hotel
I was in New York City for the first time in many years and, of course, it was during the great blizzard of 2013 some called Nemo.
Arriving a day early, the front desk staff generously matched the rate of my original reservation even though it wasn't technically available for the first day. The concierge staff provided me with a number of good ideas for things to do and places to eat. Even though the weather was less than ideal and the manager advised that some services might be affected because of the weather I didn't notice any decrease in the level of service I've come to expect from Westins over the years. Kudos to the staff for toughing it out during the storm!
February 14, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by crb75 Pretty much as expected.
Friendly & Helpful Front Desk Staff - appreciated the call when my room was ready.
Renovated Rooms quite pleasantly done.
Noise from all directions. Exterior window didn't fully seal allowing in a lot of noise (and cold air). Also my room was close to the elevator - the consistent "ding" noise felt like some medieval torture ritual.
Average to poor platinum recognition.
Housekeeping and cleanliness of room poor.
All in all this is large 700+ reasonable priced business class hotel with satisfactory rooms and could be a lot better with a bit more effort and attention to detail
March 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by currency Pleasant Find for New York
As a Gold, very close to Platinum, SPG, I found this hotel as a Pleasant Find for NY City.
This hotel just reopened, fully renovated. It was a quiet hotel, could not hear any other guests. Rooms were clean, comfortable, large shower. Internet, for some reason, a bit slow at times.
Fitness Center was well equipped, plenty of room, clean, never crowded.
Dining and Bar - they were finishing off the new Dining and Bar, ( renovation)
Location was good, about 5 City Blocks to Times Square, easy walk, as well as easy walk to offices. there were a numbe rof dining, coffee shops and pubs near by. Actually a quiet area, away from the crowds of Times Square.
Issues - the staff needed more training in how to greet Gold/Platinum SPG and know the benefits, such as Upgrades, Newspapers, water in the rooms, late check out, the Point or Gift extras for Gold/Platinum. Housekeeping forgot some minor items but the Guest Express was fast to respond.
Overall staff were friendly and provided very good service.
Spoke with the MGMT - they know what is needed to be corrected, since they just reopened and know more training is needed of the staff in Starwood Ways.
October 23, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by 50MICK just one incident
returned to my room after a long day in the city. no glasses were left in room following daily service.. took three phone calls ,finally spoke to someone in housekeeping,when I politely asked for two wine glasses.was told she would send them to the room,however there would be a 2plus dollar charge for each. I decided to g o to the spg line at the front desk .I again told my story and was told it would be a charge.
I have given this hotel a third chance following its Hemsley turnover and this incident has made my decision not to return. nyc has multiple choices.I do not need these types of situations to occur.
January 2, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by moujik Never again
Clearly there is Westin and there is Westin.
The Westin in Milan, Italy is superb, absolutely superb, with perfect staff, perfect service and everything.
Then there is the Westin Grand Central, with its decrepit building, non-existent lobby, bar and restaurant, and incompetent management.
One wonders how these two hotels can share the same brand from a corporate point of view.
Either way, never again.
December 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by RDMWorldTravel Everything in the Hotel was great
I have nothing negative to say about the hotel. always met with a smile and very, very professional. my only issue was outside and around the hotel. Lots of restaurants, were closed during the weekend or opened late. I know this is NOT the Hotel's fault but as a guest you like to be able to have items accessible at all times. I've stayed at other SPG properties in Manhattan, and this is by far our favorite. Top Notch for our taste! The lack of excessive tourism in the area makes it more relaxing.
November 19, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mike46 Not (yet) up to Westin Standard
We arrived at the hotel at 1030pm on a Friday night. Check-in was staffed with 2 people only, who were anything but friendly.
We got a room on the 6th floor, the lowest floor for guest rooms with a view into a back alley (being a platinum member).
The room itself was nice and for NYC rather spacious. The hotel has no executive lounge and u also do not get anything instead ( like free breakfast or drinks at the bar).
Internet was free ( platinum), but only up to 3 devices.
Overall from what I read from previous reports, I feel that the hotel is on the right track to improve, but still a long way to go.
December 15, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Beerman92 Below Westin standards
Two issues I had on a recent stay here:
1) No king beds available even though that is what I booked. This has never happened before at an SPG property to me.
2) Put out the Do Not Disturb Sign and starting at around 10AM housekeeping knocked on my door every hour making up reasons why. "I'm just doing a room check"
With issue #1 the clerk at check in said they have been having a lot of meetings about the lack of king beds. I joked with him that they should use the European system of just pushing two doubles together and putting the king or queen sized sheets and bedding over it. I wouldn't notice.
November 21, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Oatmealman Platinum breakfast
I find it very annoying that you can not use free breakfast amenity at take out section. The credit of $16.25 does not cover a simple breakfast of oatmeal, juice and milk plus tax and tip in the seated section. .
December 9, 2013