Rated 3 out of 5 by Robert4u A bit disappointed
I had booked a couple of nights at the deluxe rate. I needed two double beds and when I checked in, they told me there were none available except on the lower floors. I reserved for higher floors and that was not acceptable. Given my dissatisfaction, I was given a room in the executive floor at no extra charge. The room was great, but there was only one complimentary water. I usually get two from the other Westins I've stayed in the past. Also, they did not replenish my bottle the next day. The worst part of my stay was I didn't know it was next to a dog kennel. At 7 am, I was woke up by continuous dogs barking. I was hoping to sleep in late on Sunday but all the noise from the dogs was just too much. Unless I get a room away from the dog kennels, I won't be coming back to this hotel.
July 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by coreythrace Always a pleasure
My boyfriend and I have been traveling a lot lately, often by spring boarding from LAX to another destination. Sometimes business, sometimes pleasure. We have friends we like to see in LA, so we schedule overnight layovers whenever possible. We always stay here, not just because of close proximity to lax, but because we know we will enjoy a comfy night at the westin lax and start each trip off right, even if it's a business trip. Great place near the airport, huge lobby, incredibly comfortable bed, clean rooms, great treatment for Starwood guests. Always a good workout in the fitness center.
September 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ABC27 Westin Review LAX
excellent service at housekeeping, service express, bellman and front desk.
July 31, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Sabrina2 Unacceptable
Having to come into LA every week, I picked the Westin because I am an SPG member and it's local was good. Exiting off the elevator on the 12th floor, the atmosphere was dark and appearance was not kept up. The halls are dark and the whole floor is in need of refurbishing and freshening up. Upon entering my room, again it's appearance was dark and in time I realized it was not clean. The light switches were covered with hand prints/ dirt and there was hair in the sink and on the floor. I used a wash cloth to change stations on the TV remote because it was greasy feeling. The carpet is so dark I can only imagine what lurks on the floor. Couldn't wait for the morning to leave and I will not return.
July 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by businessMom Great staff in conceirge lounge
The staff that works in the 12th floor lounge make it worth the trip. They are friendly and greet you every day with a smile.
July 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ibkimer Nice place
The staff was very polite, courteous and helpful. The hotel was clean and up to date as far as decor and furnishings. My meal at the Grill was very good. What I really appreciated was that I could pick up a light breakfast before I left at 6:00am.
July 28, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by SJCA trip to LA
checkin was slow and unorganized
cleaning staff always forgot to replenish things when they cleaned the room
restaurant and store are very expensive
restaurant dinner service was very slow, waited an hour for our food and when the food did arrive the order was wrong.
July 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 3travelers Nice hotel
Close to airport, nice view of the city, quiet. One of the nicer hotels at the airport, a bit pricey compared to other hotels but a step above in quality. Expensive to park, $35 valet charge.
July 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by FrequentTraveler13 LAX WESTIN COMFORT
i chose to stay at this property for a overnight stay before an early morning flight out of LAX.
1.Close proximity to LAX.
2. Large and beautiful lobby.
3. Comfortable rooms.
4. Beautiful club lounge on the 12th floor.
5. Beautiful TERRACE SUITE and EARHART SUITE on the 12th floor
6. DINING: Fabulous food in the lobby at the bar. Thank you bar staff, Tracy and her associate (I apologize because I am forgetting his name) and Amber for being very courteous and polite. Amber you work so very hard, impressive, its a physical workout for you. Please try the FRESHLY SQUEEZED HAND SHAKEN LEMONADE. Its amazing and refreshing.
7. TERRACE SUITE: Thank you kindly for upgrading me. Its a beautiful suite, very comfortable.
8.FRONT DESK STAFF: Very friendly and helpful,
1. TRANSPORTATION: The airport shuttle is a SHARED SHUTTLE with another SPG hotel in the vicinity and there is a significant delay in LAX pickups and Westin pickups. If in a hurry please schedule a taxicab ride. Its much quicker,
2. BATHROOMS: Only one body wash bottle is provided and its easy to deplete the contents with one shower. In the morning when you are in a hurry to go to LAX you may not have body wash for a shower. I requested an additional bottle the night before so that I could take a early morning shower before my flight. There may be a significant delay in delivery of bathroom items to your room and the hotel staff who delivers the items has to take a long walk if you are in a Terrace suite or Earhart suite. Please make sure you tip him/her. Best is to ask for additional body wash upon check in.
3. COMPLIMENTARY WATER: There is no complimentary water on the SPG Club floor even in the Terrace Suite. If you choose to use the water in the room then you will have to pay for it. It may be wise to bring your own bottled water. It will save you money.
4. EARLY MORNING CHECK OUT: The check out staff may not be in the best of mood in the early morning hours when you check out. Nisha thank you for checking me out but a little bit of courtesy and cheerfulness will be appreciated by guests.
OVERALL: Good SPG LAX hotel with comfortable rooms. Shuttle is an issue but great for a quick stay before your flight.
October 27, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by NealZ Mediocre at best
The Westin LAX does not meet the usual high standards of the Westin Brand.
The rooms are a bit dated and worn, and just don't feel clean - even after a visit from housekeeping. There are no outlets in the desk area to plug in the number of devices we all carry today, and there was no outlet near the bed or built into the nightstand lamps to charge my cellphone (which doubles as my alarm clock).
When I checked in, I asked if any Platinum upgrades were available. I was told that there weren't, and that I had been blocked into a room that was right next to the elevator. (I do not like rooms by the elevator because of the noise, and this is in my SPG profile). After I advised the front desk that I preferred a quieter room, I was told that I was being moved to the quiet wing of the hotel. (Part of the hotel is in the runway path, and it a bit noisier than the other side.) Unfortunately, I was placed directly in the flight path. So much for the quiet room.
Before going to my room, I asked if there was bottled water in the room (since the front desk had advised me that the Executive Boardroom was closed for the weekend). I was advised that "there should be." (There wasn't.)
Even if I had wanted to buy one of their $6.50 bottles of water, that wouldn't have been possible, because the minibar and snack area had not yet been replenished from the last guest(s) in the room. Trying to call the service express folks was an exercise in frustration, as the service express button on the telephone didn't work!
Room service breakfast was adequate, but very overpriced. A $22.50 "American Breakfast" became $38.90 after service charges, delivery fees, taxes and a reasonable tip for the server. The menu was very, very sparse on healthy options, and the miniscule healthy options were offered on an ala carte (and much more expensive) basis only. I can certainly afford a $60 breakfast, but I'm not particularly fond on spending that much at a mediocre airport hotel for mediocre food.
And there were no Westin Heavenly Bath towels in the bathroom. The towels were old, scratchy, and closer to Sandpaper No. 3 than to the usual plush towels Westin is known for.
January 13, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by ptcinco Wow! Seriously going downhill
I have stayed at this hotel several times over the past few years. While the lobby, bar and restaurant are what you would expect from Westin, the rooms are really showing their age. Specific examples, dinged up exterior doors, some flaking paint torn or unraveling carpet, poor to barely working AC and hot water that just exceeds warm.
Also, on this stay there was a shooting at a pot dispensary next door and the victim expired on the hotel property. I had not really had safety concerns before, but the hotel is on the edge of a sketchy area, better to stay nearer the airport on Century.
Also staff is not nearly as friendly and helpful as the Sheraton further down on Century.
June 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by buzzman The best option close to LAX
I have stayed at a lot of hotels close to LAX and the Westin is, by far, the best of the bunch. The staff are always very helpful and respectful. In an age where most people use some sort of electronic device as their primary means of communication the staff here are great communicators and have helped me several times when I have been in a bind. I highly recommend this hotel!
July 24, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Carson May Wedding
when i booked this hotel for my wedding guest, i was expecting for them to have a pleasureable experience from start to finish due to the location and it being accessible to alot of things. But aparently when my guests started booking their reservations via the recommended 1-800 number they were told that there were no doubles avail and they could only book a room with king size beds...i notified mgmt and of course then wanted to try to make things right but by that time my guest had already booked elsewhere. Needless to say I was not pleased at all with my experience not only with the hotel but with the mgmt staff . They were not accommodating at all.
June 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by StarwoodMike Great property, but pricey parking!
I've seen the exterior of this hotel many times from the air, but was truly surprised by how nice it is on the inside. Check-in was friendly and efficient. My room was quiet, clean and in typical Westin decor. I thought my room rate was a great value for my one-night stay. However, I was shocked at the $25 charge for overnight self-parking. That seemed a bit unreasonable and the only negative thing I can say about this hotel.
July 22, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by mac6302 Training in LA at Westin LAX
The Westin at this location is, at least on the 6th floor, getting a little old. It was not very clean. The shower curtain had "stuff on it".(Do not want to say) and the lamp on the desk was very dirty around the base. The hotel itself, with exception to this room, was very nice and staff at this location were wonderful.
The Work out room was also dated and some of the treadmills were broken. No water. Did have ear phones as I had forgotten mine, so that was nice.
May 14, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Todd67 Didn't refresh my room
We stayed at the hotel for a weekend. The second day (Saturday) my family and I were out for the day. When we came back, our room wasn't cleaned, the beds weren't made, like they didn't even touch our room and we didn't have the "do not disturb" sign up. With the 4 star rating of this hotel, I was very disappointed. I stay in a lot of hotels for business, other brands, but decided to give the Westin a try. Never again. Then when I called the front desk, they questioned me like, "are you sure that you didn't have the don't disturb sign up?" I told 3 different people, including the manger, "no I didn't." And this is a four star rated hotel? and they don't even freshen the room?? Again, very disappointing.
July 8, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Will888 Plastic glasses?
I booked this Executive room through Expedia which was to include free wifi as listed on their site. The desk agent was unwilling to provide this benefit, however she finally relented.
I expect a high end hotel such as the Westin to provide real glass glasses instead of plastic cups. Especially on the Executive floors.
The room was impossible to cool properly. The air was clammy from the a/c system.
We were awakened at 6 a.m. by the dog kennel that is at the rear of the property
I've stayed at several Westin Hotels and this is the worst of the lot. I've never suffered a disappointment from any of the other ones.
And I must disagree with a previous patron about the restaurant.... the food and service was outstanding.
May 8, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Flyergirl19 Buisness Stay
I stayed at the Westin LAX on buisness for 38 days starting from March 23rd to April 30th. The Daily Grill was outstanding, the food and the service were exceptional. I wish I could say the same for the front desk staff. I opted to do the green and collect the 500 pts per day....almost every other day I had to go to the front desk and ask for my green card as there was not one under my door. I also understood that ever three to four days they should be changing the sheets and towels. This was not the case. I got my own towels and never had my sheets changed .
May 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chris38 Excellent Hotel near the airport
Friendly and helpful staff. Comfortable room with all required amenities. Convenient location and good shuttle service to/from the airport. On-site restaurant with good food and reasonable prices.
July 25, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Raymo raymo
Rooms are below Westin standards. Club is bland ,computers usually don't work.
December 22, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by PJ5562 Room Status
Was placed in a room that appeared to not have been dusted in a very long time. The room was not clean. Location was on 3rd floor conference level far separated from the garage. The room I was placed in was in a wing that housed multiple mini conference rooms. To access my room resulted in having to work around conference attendees. During checkout the person at the desk was unfriendly. My perception was that our stay was not important. Never asked if I enjoyed my stay. Never reflected interest in me as a customer. I for one expect more from a Weston.
June 18, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cb63639 Great Overall Service
Staff professional and settle services. Shuttle bus to LAX Airport might be complex to cover due to high demand depending business hour
July 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by RITraveler Consistent quality
This is a great hotel for a stay in LA. Clean, great food, consistent rooms! Only negative was the check in wait - need more people at the front desk!!
July 25, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by JS1208 Very Poor Service
Ordered room service at 3:15pm then waited one hour and still no food. Called down at 4:20 to have them say they forgot to place my order. They comped my meal but I was starving, so I went to concierge room for a snack but they were still setting up at 4:25 (supposed to open at 4pm). The worst was calling down for my car at 4:15am, only to wait 20 mins outside with still no car. Finally found the valet at 4:40am, who had no explanation of why my car wasn't brought up.
July 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ReiseDon My new favorite at LAX
It was convenient and an overall good experience. I'l be using this next time I need to be at LAX. We had contact with at least 20 people and all but one were wonderful. The room was comfortable and although on the side of the airport, I barely heard the planes landing and taking off. The bed was comfortable. We enjoyed the bar area. I wish the bar tender had mentioned it was happy hour. We only found out after placing our orders, which were not included (found out by reading menu that wasn't offered ahead of time). I will be recommended it.
November 21, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bella88 Run-down-- rooms need face lifts
Guest room furniture and interiors are run down, damaged and shabby, which detracts from overall guest experience. Housekeeping was not particularly responsive to ordinary requests. Outstanding staff member made up for other hotel short-falls.
July 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kelly Mathew A. at the front desk ROCKS!
My co-worker and I were staying overnight in L.A. before an early flight out the next morning. Mathew was able to check us both in at the same time and get rooms close to each other. He was able to answer all of our questions about the the park and fly program with the valet serivce at the hotel and even called to see if we could get our corporate daily discounted parking rate for the entire time we were gone...he definitely didn't HAVE to do that. He enaged us the entire time by asking us about what we did at our company. It is nice to see that hospitality still exists, especially in our younger generation today. Mathew restored my faith in our youth! Maybe there is hope yet for my own children. Thanks Mathew (with one T). You made our night!
February 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cierra Worth our delay in LA!
Our flight was delayed in LA and we stayed at the Westin. It was wonderful! The staff was accommodating, the rooms were spacious and clean and the entire property overall was top notch. The Heavenly beds are just that! We had dinner at the Daily Grill and its was phenomenal! Quinn our server needs a promotion - she provided incredible service and was outrageously personable and patient. She has the charisma and customer service skills of an upper level manager. I hope someone in leadership at the Daily Grill reads this and commends her.
June 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sam41 Front Desk needs Improvement
The front staff person wasn't that welcoming and she seemed like she would rather be somewhere else. When check out time came, there was no one to be seen at the front desk. After a 5 minute wait, I went to the bell desk for help. Finally someone showed up and behold its the same lady who checked me in. Again no apology, indifferent and again a "I wish I was somewhere else" look about her.
The room was great, and the facilities were nice. Too bad about the front desk.
July 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Maryjed Awesome FOM
our server ay the resturant was fantastic.
July 24, 2014