Rated 4 out of 5 by Zorro63 service level
Overall my experience was without any issues for a large convention hotel. The front desk team and concierge were very helpful and pleasant. For a large convention corporate hotel it is frustrationg that there are no plugs or usb plugs conveniently located next to the bed. Second when I was leaving I was bting picked up my emirates airlines and they did not speciffy which door. I asked the Doorman if he could call the other door and he said that the phone was not working and that I would have to walk over. Did not offer to send a bellman to check or even seem remotely concerned. As I had numberous bags I ddi not want to have to haul them to the other side.
June 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mike611 Guest service excellence
The concierge Lupe came to my rescue after my eyeglasses broke and I was without contacts. I went to her and she called an optometrist a couple of blocks away and let them know my situation. The optometrist knew my name and was ready to help as soon as soon as I got there. They were able to put my lenses in a new frame and I was done in less than 20 minutes. I have not had many situations like this while traveling but it is great to know that there are people like Lupe therentonhelp when needed. She is truly an asset to the Westin Bonaventure.
June 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by johngalt3333 not thrilled
I do not think this property was up to the standard of Westin Quality. the staff was friendly and courteous. check in was a breeze.
room was small. bathroom dated. and the air conditioning unit was so loud, it interrupted my sleep. i was feeling ill, so i did not complain, as i didnt want to move rooms.
Also, i found it odd that from 7 am until 4pm while i was gone on monday, my room wasnt serviced. at that point, i just put out do not disturb and rested.
August 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by SunshineJenn Renovated Gem
This was a good place to stay for a weekend. Only concern is that the furniture was broken. We wanted a sofa that converted into a bed and that bed was broken so the two people sleeping on it did not enjoy their night sleep. The other two definitely did which was good.
August 6, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by JPNYCGOLD Property is getting tired
The property is getting tired. The woodwork in the bathrooms needs to be refinsihed, the hallways smell, rooms near the elevators are loud with the constant swooshing of the elevators. I was not happy with this Westin and would not stay here again. Staff were friendly and helpful but not meeting the standard I am acustomed to at other properties
August 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mattdycr Almost perfect!
I stayed here Oct 25-27 in an upgraded suite as a platinum member (If you are platinum, and you wanted an almost-ensured upgrade, stay here as they make it happen.) I had panoramic views, great service, and a good time during my stay...with a little hiccup or two with my room keys, and catching a cold due to not being able to balance the aircon as it was either really hot or really cold. If you need to be based downtown, this is your perfect option. The elevators on the outside are pretty neat, also.
October 27, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by JSCamp01 Excellent downtown hotel
This is my fourth time at the Bonaventure; each visit is a week long stay for business. I'm always upgraded to a two-room suite, which works out great for me. I can work and exercise in the extra space, and I get an extra bar area for breakfast supplies, etc. The hotel is within walking distance to great restaurants, Little Tokyo, coffee, and the major highways. Staff is friendly and valet is fast! I will always stay here as long as the rates don't exceed my corporate limits. Thanks spg!
July 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nicholson2933 Overall a good experience
When I arrived, the bellman did not give the best directions in finding the front desk from Figueroa Street. I finally found the frnot desk that was consolidated to accommodate for a film crew. I had a few questions based on my arrival experience and trying to understand the area. The young lady that helped me was pleasant, but not exactly helpful. Overall, the housekeeping staff made my staff. I work in the industry and your housekeeper could have just been thankful I didn't want service but she was so willing to give me towels or anything I needed and kept asking if I was sure I didn't want service. Above and beyond, and that is impressive. Your staff that works the pool area could step it up a bit. Very grouchy and rude. But hey, everyone has a bad day. Like I said, I work in the industry so I look for certain things. Overall, a great stay, very clean for the age of the property and very well maintained.
July 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vickie54 This hotel is big but, feels cozy and acessible!
I was in town from Texas to visit my grandkids. Originally, I rented a house in Silverlake. It turned out to be terrible. I left and booked a night at The Westin so I could think about my next move. It turns out this Westin has a few suites with 1.5 baths a king and a pull out sofa bed. The young lady that helped me secure the next two nights in one of these suites was very understanding. She was able to book me my 2 grandkids, my son and his wife all stayed in the room, no problem. The staff was very helpful. I especially want to give a big THANK YOU to the young lady, whose name I neglected to get, that checked us in on Friday morning, she helped me calm down from the bad situation I had with the poor house rental. I wanted to have a happy visit with the kids and I did. They loved the elavator.
May 1, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by DWilson1970 A little dirty
The room was not very well kept and is in need of a remodel. The ceiling drywall was not covered and you can see tons of dust. Look between the windows / curtains and the ceiling where the recessed lighting is in the drywall.
The windows panes were also very dirty.
Finally, the pool needs a more shallow end where smaller kids can walk in.
Oh... parking is way over priced at 42.00 per night. Should be 13.00 for guest. I parked up the street for 11.00 per night.
July 27, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by CS2014July My room was already occupied
Upon arriving at the hotel arounud 6pm, I waited in line for approx 20 minutes to check in. I went to my room and I entered to find someone was already in that room. I then had to go back down to the registration desk and get a new room. The manager did get me a knew room, but did not make any gestures to compensate me for this inconvenience.
July 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MelanieP Good location
Unfortunately, I was not able to enjoy the hotel as much as I would like because I was working all the time. I did enjoy the gym and thought it had good features. The one thing that I didn't like is the hotel is a bit confusing to navigate.
August 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jay64 Great facility - good location
I arrived to attend a concert at the Nokia Theatre so this hotel was a perfect choice.
I received a good rate I believe for the room itself. Facilities are excellent.
The only complaint I have was the price of parking. It cost me almost twice as much to park my car at this hotel as it did to rent it. That's a bit ridiculous.
The Concierge was very helpful and recommend the Getty Museum which was a great choice for an out-of-town visitor.
I would definitely stay here again.
April 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by yum78 Classy Hotel
Great amenities in the heart of downtown LA
May 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by syed786 key account manager
This hotel has great features.
May 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NYGuests This hotel has a friendly and responsive staff
We booked a getaway package with the Westin - which included complimentary parking and breakfast at the Lakeside Bistro. This was a great deal, made better by the friendliness and responsiveness of the hotel staff. The bistro staff were incredibly friendly - and helped pack an impromptu breakfast to take back to the room one morning. The housekeeper noticed we were low on toothpaste (ours) and gave us extra tubes without us asking.
August 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by HMM72 Nice service
Nice service. Employees are very pleasent and engaged. Room service at pool is a bit slow. Prices for food within outlets a bit high. Other than that, great product.
August 1, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Pickerier Disappointed
This hotel was definitely not what I was expecting. Check in was fast and friendly. Got up to the room and was disappointed in how clean it was.. Or more like wasn't. First, the bathroom smelled like they hadn't cleaned it. It smelled of mold. Second , I noticed there was red stuff splashed on the wall that they didn't clean off from the previous guest. And I understand carpets get stained, but the stain on the floor looked as though they hadn't even tried to clean it. And after a night out, I returned to my room and the keys no longer worked on the room. Even security tried to use it and it didn't work. They had to let us in and bring a new key up- not what you want at 2am. I understand its downtown LA and it costs to park everywhere, but you would think they would discount the rate for hotel guests. It felt like I paid for a 4-star hotel and got a 3-star room.
August 11, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Pat123 Hotel staff are unsuitable for hospitality Industrny
had reservation from Jul 29,12 to Aug 4,12.
Presented ourselves at check in reception at 12.30 PM when Credit card scanned etc -- room keys given to us only at 5.30 PM. I was due for a meeting at 4PM which I had to attend in street clothing,as I had no access to a room to change. Couple of attempts to get our reserved room met with abrasive retorts,combative comments from counter clerks.
Middle of the night we woke to loud bangs on the door - checking if some other guest's luggage has been to our room.
Rooms do not get cleaned till very late afternoon. Couple days we had to make our own bed.
We were expected to share one bag of tea between two of us.
All these we could handle with smile but not the treatment we were subjected to by
the supervisor in front of Cal Ballroom temp Check-in.
Every year for last 17 yrs we have been going to this hotel ,but never again.
August 8, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Yeppy12 Pretty good overall.
This hotel has a great location in downtown L.A. There are many restaurants and attractions that are within walking distance from the hotel. The complimentary bottles of water in the room are a NICE (and welcomed) touch. The food court in the hotel is AWFUL and should be replaced: the food is mediocre, the service is poor, the facilities look antiquated, and they inexplicably charge you for using plastic instead of cash.
March 25, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by tlapditn1pd Unprepared For Large Groups
I stayed here with a large work group. Although I understand there are always challenges accomodating a large group (1500+), you would think a hotel that has the stature of Bonaventure in Los Angeles would have been more prepared. We waited in line for an hour to check in, and many of my fellow team members did not even get a room until later that day. This is shameful! Extra staff should have been working to accomodate the group.
July 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by mpcsiggy Almost good
The one problem with this hotel is that they charge for internet access in the rooms (both wireless *and* wired) - and it's very expensive.
Yes, there is free wifi in the lobby area, but charging for connectivity in your room is just a money grab.
Most modern hotels now recognize that charging for Internet access is like charging for water, so I shall not be using this hotel again whilst this policy is in place.
August 20, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by BridgetK Staff unfriendly and not helpful at all
I arrived from Chicago on a Sunday at 11am at the hotel. My room was not ready until almost 7pm that evening. I had to be at an event at LA Live BY 5:30pm that evening so had to get ready in someone else's room. I was given one free drink voucher to "accomodate" me! Also, not NEARLY enough staffing at the bar at any given time. Room service took my co workers almost 90 minutes to receive. The pool area had NO bar, and were told by the bartender walking around out by the pool that he had 11 orders before us so basically he wasn't going to wait on us. The inside bartender told us to go to the liquor store in the hotel and purchase beer to bring to the pool. When we did this, we were scolded by the outside security saying we could not have drinks not purchased by the hotel bar at the pool.
The hotel was not well marked and extremely difficult to acclimate.
Overall, it was a very negative experience and would NEVER recommend this hotel to anyone. They did not have the capacity to handle a large group!
July 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LAVI This hotel is really comfort
really comfortable beds and convenient traffic
May 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hyan This hotel is great on features and service
This hotel is great on features and service
May 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Travel103 Great Large Hotel
This hotel is VERY large.
August 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by chang4 great experience so far
Great location in downtown LA, the hotel is in an older building but all the rooms have been updated. Stayed in the tower suite which is pretty roomy and provided much needed space for me (have been on the road for months). There are many dinning options within the hotel and nearby. All the staff I have met are very friendly and accommodating. Will definitely come and stay again.
August 13, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cak1 Westin Bonaventure Downtown LA
The hotel was great. It had all of the typical accommodations and the staff was very friendly. Most importantly everyone was VERY clean.
The downfalls are that the valet area is a cluster and that it is unclear what the main entrance to the hotel is. I stopped in two places both of which I was told were not entrances and to go around to the other side before I was directed to the valet. In addition the beverages served in the hotel lounge appeared price, even for an LA hotel bar!
July 18, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Ashw100 Hotel phones dont work / no one picks up phone
Called 7/23 at 7:15pm to reserve a spot at LA Prime - was put on hold for 10mins. Then called using outside line and complained to front desk and was then able to get hold of LA Prime while my other phone was still on hold.
Dialing in from room on 7/23 8:00pm to use Service express - got busy signal. Dialing in from room on 7/24 at 7:00am got busy signal.
July 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by WestinFan14 Consistently meets expectations
I stay at the Westin Bonaventure frequently when staying in LA. The hotel is always clean and the staff is always excellent. I have often made last minute room service requests and the staff is very accomodating; in fact my last stay I called for breakfast at the last minute and needed to have it delivered within 20 minutes so I could make an early morning meeting. The staff confidently assured me it would be there in time and it was at my door within 15 minutes! The rooms are comfortable and the heavenly beds are truly "Heavenly". I would always stay here when in LA
July 2, 2014