Rated 2 out of 5 by Antonio Westin Seattle fails to impress
I opted to stay based on the ratings for the hotel and assurances I could get an early breakfast (6 am) prior to my flight out of SEA-TAC. Sadly, both reasons were incorrect:
- Relish opens at 6:30 am, the same time as the SPG lounge in the sister property around the corner;
- the room & SPG recognition were not up to standard.
The view from the 38th floor was great. On the other hand, why can't Westin make its power points accessible? I had to crawl under the desk just to plug in a laptop! What about desk plugs? SPG room upgrades??
In the am, the staff @ Relish were great. Unfortunately, for me, the manager on duty failed to let me know that the breakfast I opted for as a Platinum member was really a continental selection, and not the full breakfast. Smoke and mirrors, in my estimation.
March 11, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Colleen14 you're just a number
My last night at the Westin after 2 stays in June and July ended on a extremely dissapointing note. I was woken up at 2 AM from drunk guests banging on my door. I called and security was sent. Then they kept banging on the connecting door between the rooms. I understand the hotel cannot control guest behavior but despite all my calls to Service Express, I was not given a long term solution. It would have been nice to feel that the person cared about my experience. I didn't sleep a wink.
Overall, there is a feeling that they don't care much about their guests. Most of the time when I called Service Express, I was put on hold or no one would pick up.
I wrote directly to the Westin and got no response.
I'm afraid I will not be choosing to stay at the Westin Seattle for my future travel.
July 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Saleh1 Friendly and very helpful
I found the staff very friendly and helpful. The room was excellent except I found it hot even though I had turned the temp down to the max (65 deg.). It is ok for but for those who want it cooler like me, I cound not adjust it any further. Also, I could hear some noises coming thru the room which was disturbing.
Also, when I booked the room, I was not informed that a deposit will be taken from my account which I found unusual. Normally, wherever I have done advance booking before. I give my credit card details but money is not taken out until I check out of the hotel. When I asked at the check in counter, they were not able to explain why.
Other than that, the room was very clean and comfortable.
I had forgotten my toothbrush and toothpaste and called and they delivered it very quickly.
May 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Charmy54 Great stay
The location of this hotel is perfect as it is just a few blocks from everything - shopping, Pike Place Market, the waterfront. We had a nice view of the Needle. A small glitch when we first checked in when the lady advised me that as a Gold member I was not entitled to a complimentary late check out. However, I checked again the following morning with a different staff member and my request for a late check out was met with "it would be a pleasure to give you that and it is not problem at all.".
July 13, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Marie1218 Guest Billing
Not only was I charged incorrectly for a bottle of water during my stay, but I contacted the guest billing department four times with absolutely no call back or email. When I called the billing department, there is no human being who answers the phone, and I had to go to the front desk to get a connection to a human being in the billing department. I am a gold SPG member, and I have never had so many problems including an incorrect bill and a non-responsive billing department.
March 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shawn82 Staff was GREAT
We had a problem with our rooms which we had booked thru the 800 number. We booked two rooms for two nights. These rooms were supposed to be next to each other, we were meeting friends from out of town. When we arrived we discovered a problem with our bookings. Our room was going to be TEN floors away from our friends. The staff was great. Jessica went above and beyond the call of duty. She was amazing. She worked and worked until she able to find us rooms on the same floor only one room apart.
November 15, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by jupper Beautiful city views from a lavish room
I staid here about a year ago, but have very fond memories of that stay.
We were part of a group, and as such check-in was handled in a non-standard way. I was about mid-way up in one of the round towers, and was amazed by the view offered in the pie-chart shaped room.
I had a 20+ feet wide view of downtown Seattle by night through the glass on the outer edge of the spaciously appointed room. It made for a very romantic evening.
Staff was pleasant, even at the ungodly hour of my check-out.
November 6, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by elmundy Telephone charges
I have stayed in this hotel on a couple of occasions, very comfortable bed, good service, great location, attentive staff.
On my last visit I was horrified by the exceptionally high international telephone charges. When they appeared on my bill I checked to find out if there is anything in the room that gives the charges, but no. I therefore queried them at check-out and the duty manager reduced them 'as a courtesy'. Nice of him - but either the call does cost that much or it doesn't: if it is a Westin cost-centre, that bothers me. When the charge came through on my card, the adjustment to the lower charge had not after all been made. I have queried this twice by email - no reply. I hate posting a negative review, but I am finding this silence infuriating. What do I have to do to get a response???
March 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by merrickegan Westin Seattle
Great hotel with great proximity to restaurants.
August 25, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Deb73 Hotel very noisy and pillows had odor
The walls are paper thin. Could hear birds outside in the middle of the night. Placed by elevator and heard people until 3 am. The pillows on the bed had such a bad odor it was hard to sleep. Beds were too soft.
We stayed at a competitor for less money and had a wonderful stay.
August 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by WendyPSU Nice hotel overall
Great location - right in Downtown Seattle! The staff was a bit slow to respond, but overall, my 6-day experience staying at the Westin Seattle was positive! Get amenities - pool, hot tub, pool-deck, gym - and it's a huge plus they have almost everything you need at their service desk! I would definitely recommend the Westin Seattle to friends and family.
August 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Leasalem1 Excellent as usual
I love the Westin. Thank you for a very enjoyabe time in Seattle. Your conciege, Judy, was outstanding and helpful. Everything she suggested was outstanding. The reservations she made for us at The Blueacre were the highlight of our trip.
August 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Purplerunners3 Seattle Marathon
Our stay at the Westin far exceeded my expections. We came to Seattle for the Marathon. Everything was just so easy. We valet parked for two days. The guys were quick and polite.Check in was simple and fast. The location was great for walking around and looking at all the Christmas lights. We found multiple great restaurants just blocks away.
Our room and beds where very nice and comfortable.
Room service breakfast was delivered right on time and hot. The coffee was good!
December 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AbstractDennis Great location, clean and comfortable room.
This was my first stay at this hotel and I really enjoyed how comfortable it was. The staff we friendly, the room was clean, bed very comfortable and it was close to all local attractions that I wanted to see.
August 22, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Carol49 Pre cruise stay
A great place to stay anytime.
August 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rich1221 District Manager
I really liked your hotel but what really made my visit special was Camila. She is soooo customer service oriented. She kept in constant contact and made sure that my meeting needs were met. She is very professional and friendly.
Also your Tangent room should be a big hit. The room is welll designed for small meetings. The only upgrade I would suggest is to get better chairs - the chairs in the room are hard to sit in aall day.
April 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SteKal optimal place for getting around seattle
My daughter and I did a mother-daughter trip here. We had a great time!! The hotels location is great for catching the monorail to the Space Needle, the light train from and to the SeaTac airport which is really cheaper than a taxi and takes just as long, plus the Pike Market is just 3 blocks walking distance from the Hotel. The hotel was really quiet, we had a great night sleep every night, and the hot tub was a welcome relief from all the walking we did!!!
August 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by amremti25 Central Location
Central location for most of downtown Seattle. Walked to The market and monorail location just around the corner. I read issues with elevator times on waiting. Stayed three days with not a single problem. Vee the bellhop was excellent and Lee the SPG Coordinator was the most helpful and efficient person that has ever checked us in. Rooms were great with a great view ( Thanks Camilla). I would highly recommend the Westin as the place to stay. WE stayed one day prior to cruise and two days after and everyone still remembered us from the first day. I Cannot say enough. Asked the concierge desk about a place to eat late at night within walking distance and not only was it a great place but they gave us a coupon to use. They are all about service and Seattle should be proud of the Westin. I will most definately stay here next time in Seattle
September 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by lucy2810 Great location, very nice accommodations - but no hair dryer!!
The Westin Seattle is in a great location - very urban, walkable, lots of great restaurants and bars close by. The rooms are nicely furnished - GREAT views - and none are far from the elevator, and the meeting space is adequate. My only issues are the super soft pillows with no support - a problem I encounter at every Westin I stay at - and the fact that my room was missing a hair dryer. When I called to get one I was told they were "out of hairdryers," which was surprising and irritating, especially since I was only asking for what should have been in my room to begin with!
July 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sammy07 Great Staff and Great Locations
Westin is located in such a great location. Everything is within walking distance and just around the corner to take monorail.
August 21, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by LizzyLR Needs updating
Bathroom too small. Bed was lumpy, sheets too old, no robe, last night food trays in hall next day. Hotel needs updating. Not up to Westin standards. We are now at a Westin in Vancouver. Totally Better!
August 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by br18 Excellent Seattle hotel
I love this hotel and stay here several times a year for work. One of the best hotels for the price in the city. Everything was great except for one major issue: the internet service provider is either new or changed its firewall security. I was not able to get onto my company network - I work for a financial services firm and find 1 or 2 hotels a year where this is a problem (happens to financial firms and govt agencies.
March 16, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Justin39 Average stay
Pro: Friendly staff at parking and room service. Comfortable bed, good interior and furniture, nice view of downtown Seattle. Really appreciated the hotel holding onto the luggage after 6 pm on the day of checkout.
Cons: Too much attitude from younger staff at the front desk when making a request on available room selection or asking a question. Old building (cracks on ceiling) + carpet near desk was completely wet. Unusually high price for overnight guest parking.
August 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Luvcycln This hotel is in a great area
First time in Seattle, booked at the Westin of course. This hotel was in a great area, within walking distance to everything, and very close to Nordstrom!
August 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mj11 Great Location and Great Staff
I stay at the Westin in Seattle several times a month for business. The staff is courteous and accommodating across the board -- from the valet desk upon arrival to the front desk upon checkout and everything in between. The only dings I give this hotel are the rooms get very loud if it's windy (design issue) so if you're a light sleeper bring earplugs, and the room service menu is boring given the Seattle food scene.
January 10, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by SadinSeattle Overall Disappointment
I just completed a 10 night stay and have spent at least 100 nights at this hotel over the last 10 years. It has continually gone downhill during this time. There are several issues:
1. The staff is cold, distant and makes no effort to make you feel at home. They would rather ignore you than interact it seems and when they do interact, it's usually to get a tip. There is a very real "culture" problem with this hotel and it does not exist at other Starwood properties at anywhere near this level.
2. The food options are terrible. They have reduced the offering to one restaurant that specializes in hamburgers. The staff there are unprofessional and the food is not what you would expect in a 4 star hotel (but it's probably appropriate for a 2 star...)
3. I had a my laptop shipped to me (I left it at the office) overnight. In addition to paying the shipping fees, they charged me a $20 "handling" fee via the FedEx office located in the lobby. This has never occurred at any other Starwood property and I have shipped MUCH larger items before. Unacceptable.
4. The storage space in the rooms is woefully inadequate. Admittedly most do not stay for 10 days, but there is no chest of drawers or any other similar storage option other than three very small drawers in the closet.
5. They have clearly arranged a deal with the cruise lines to house people prior to their departure on the Alaska tours. This results in chaos in the lobby, extremely long waits for the elevators, and overcrowding in the one restaurant. The patterns of arrivals and departures are very predictable and yet they do nothing to make this work more smoothly. Another example of a staff that views customers as an inconvenience.
6. It seems as if one of the three elevators is always out of service which exacerbates the waits.
7. The general appearance of the hotel is not good. It looks worn and tired.
This hotel requires a major renovation and re-dedication to service. The staff needs to be retrained and management replaced. It is perhaps the worst Westin in the entire chain all things considered (and I speak from experience as I have stayed at Westins around the world from Atlanta to Nagoya, Japan). I do not plan to stay here again and would recommend others seek out alternative accommodations when in Seattle.
August 25, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Ty48 Room
Our room was not comfortable, some people up to our room 33rd floor was very noisy and they were looks like jumping in the room. Also in the shower area water is dripping somewhere.
i did tell hotel staff before i did leave but she asked me why the room was noisy.? Is she kidding me.?
August 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Coco123 Amazing Views!
From check in to check out staff was extremely helpful in assisting us with recommendations and directions!
Our room was on the 38th floor with forever views!
We walked everywhere except to the airport, but that was an easy part, catching the rail for a mere $2.75 per person across the street.
We did have a coffee maker spill or two because it is in a cabinet and hard to see. they do offer brewed coffee in the lobby in the mornings that we discovered upon checkout, probably would have used that in the morning than dealing with the in room maker.
We had a fantastic trip, did almost every attraction in 4 days!! Love Seattle!
June 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NanaWilli Great Experience
Spent three days in August at Seattle Westin. Can't find anything to complain about....exceptional service and comfort as well as a good location.
August 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hoss76 Great location, great rooms, nice amenities.
This hotel is accommodating in every aspect. Great downtown location; it is convenient to Convention Center, Public Market, Space Needle, and other attractions as well as- accessible to public transportation. Rooms are clean and spacious (I was fortunate to have a fantastic view). The staff is incredibly friendly and very professional. The concierge(s) are extremely knowledgeable and experts at their trade.
August 12, 2013