Rated 5 out of 5 by GBrake Nice Place to Stay
The hotel was great, and the staff were friendly. The location is perfect right on the beach.
July 24, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Foodshow2014 Dog barking!!!
if you want peace, quite and have a good night sleep, make sure you request a room not next to a guest with a dog in their room. Night manager was definitely not accommodating.
July 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jacsue Great staff
This was the second year in a row that we have come to the Westin to celebrate our anniversary. Check in was fast. They upgraded us to give us a partial ocean view - very nice room. Joe, at the pool, is an outstanding employee. He has been there both years. When we left, valet offered us a bottle of water for the road and made sure we didn't need driving directions.
July 19, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by had07 Front Desk Rude Behavior
On the morning of our checkout (had 3 rooms for 4 nights), when my spouse went to check out the bill, which we had called down earlier to have ready, the Front Desk agent, Tamara (?), would not look at my spouse and said she never received a request for the bill and didn't have one. Fortunately, the agent next to her realized the agents unprofessional conduct and offered to help out and get the bill.
I am a very loyal SPG member, in fact I reached Platinum Status in March already.
June 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by JonathanTravelConnoisseur Westin Top Customer Service
I was at the Westin for an after-cruise family reunion and when my rooms were not ready, the lobby manager on duty offered us breakfast while we waited. He was very attentive and kind. When the room was finally ready, there was a cleaning mix-up and we received VIP-coordinator Courtney's friendliest communication and a splendid surprise upgrade to an amazing room. From the Bell to the Valet, Spa to Shula's: all top notch. Thank you, Westin Fort Lauderdale.
February 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by tiffanyjoi Great experience
Rooms were spacious and clean, and the staff was courteous.
July 23, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Wanda Poor Front Desk Customer Service
First impression was great with welcoming door men and excellent baggage porters.... until you reach the front desk. They were certainly not welcoming, almost made us feel like we were bothering them. When I phoned down to discuss wifi options, was told I had to go to the Starbucks adjacent. Later learned that wasn't the case at all. We told the concierge that we had only the afternoon and evening to see as much of beautiful Ft. Lauderdale that we could. Due to our time constraints it would have been helpful to have him assist in decisions as to what to see and do and in what order. He certainly should not be working in the customer service business. He offered little to nothing in the way of planning a day, just whatever a brochure suggested. Generally, customer service on the front end of this hotel needs serious work.
March 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TEACHER07 Great family hotel
This hotel had great features for the family. The proximity to the pool and beach was fantastic. I was also safe enough for them to go to the pool together.
July 21, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Beer On the beach?
Sounds like you could walk right out and enjoy the beach....that is right across a 4 lane road that has constant traffic and noise. Some of the staff was wonderful and others seemed like they were very rushed, possibly short-handed. Rented a cabana by the pool and was waited on every few hours. Great location if you want to be around a lot of kids. Food was good. Not what I would consider for a quiet get away though.
February 25, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by BJRP0129 Very disappointed with room.
After paying a premium price for an Ocean Front room I fully expected an enjoyable, first class experience. To my dismay the room had no heat (temps had been in 30's), the refrigerator did not work and the shower would not drain. I could have paid half the price and received the same in some of the other "family friendly" hotels. I would not recommend this hotel to any of my friends and certainly will never stay in another one.
January 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ridley68 Excellent site for meetings
Meeting rooms were comfortable and refreshed between each session. Food service for meals was outstanding. Staff was very attentive.
July 21, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Platinum51 Clean It Up
The hotel hasn't been kept up, in need of cleaning and new carpets. As a platinum member we couldn't get a suite upgrade, this is becoming more a problem each time we go to resorts!!!
July 20, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by KeKeMac01 Expensive/Manadatory Valet Parking
After recently relocating from Ft Lauderdale for work, my hubby (who remains local) and I have to commute, of course, to spend time together. We both LOVE the ocean and frequent Starwood resorts during our time shared. Our last stay was at this BEAUTIFUL resort and we are IN LOVE with this property. Location to the water, available amenities, ambiance and staff are SUPERB!! Unfortunately, the one dislike is HUGE enough for us not to return. There is a "mandatory valet" parking this propery that REQUIRES you pay a $25 (plus tax), PER VEHICLE, PER NIGHT..AND if you have guest visit, it's $11 PER ADDT'L VEHICHLES.. "no questions asked!" We are Starrwood Perfered Account holders and absolutely LOVE this resort but this "forced expense" is outrageous! This cost really added up...and this is why I would not recommend or be returning to this property.
November 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by shawn14 Wonderful Visit
The Westin is a wonderful place to stay. We enjoyed every minute of it. The people are so nice and helpful. We couldn't say anything bad about our visit. We will definitely go back.
July 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Choice celebration
We had a wonderful time; every hotel staff member we met was more than accommodating. We were very pleased with the surroundings in the guest room as well as public spaces. The sheets were silky, the glasses clean, the Starbucks outstanding. Shula's service was friendly but slow, the menu OK. Although my order was not cooked to my specifications, my concerns were addressed appropriately. Thanks for the opportunity to express our delight.
December 8, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by ShSchultz Girls Get-away
My best friend and I stayed here for a little get-away from the kids and day to day grind. We arrived Friday night and left Labor day. Everyone in the hotel was exceptionally nice - from the valet guys to the front desk to the pool guys to the Heavenly spa. We defintely splurged this weekend and had a wonderful time. Any time we saw hotel staff, we were asked if we needed anything. Our room was clean with an impeccable view of the ocean.
September 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by WorldTraveler73 Absolute Best SPG Hotel for Customer Service
Customer service at this hotel was incredible. A few days before my arrival, I was contacted for my preferences - every request I made was attended to, no matter how large or small (when I inquired if any board games were available to borrow, the staff ran out and got some). At arrival, everyone from the valet to the front desk were superbly friendly. This attitude continued throughout the entire stay to the bellman, the pool staff and housekeeping. Every single person we passed in the hallway during our entire three-day stay greeted us warmly and made us feel so welcome. Location is also superb, across from the beach and in the middle of the Fort Lauderdale action, and drinks at the pool were excellent. One slight issue was that the wireless signal was very weak in our room, making the internet hard to use. Given the incredible customer service, that was entirely forgivable.
February 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jbenaknin Nice stay
I stayed two nights once coming in before going to the keys and once before flying back out. A nice clean hotel with good fast service and everyone was polite. The room service was very prompt even late at night (11:30 ish). Nice access to the beech. This is not a huge mega resort or anything but it is a good place to stay. Very easy place to print airline tickets, quick valet service even when busy, and very accommodating staff.
September 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JCG0811 WOW
From the moment we drove up to the hotel we where greeted by AMAZING service from valet. then checking in was also easy, fast. The agent had a smile on her face and truly enjoyed what she was doing. for work. The room was clean, spacious, with a nice view of the ocean. The hotel was VERY clean, neat and staff was amazing.. I commented to my parter a couple times on how this is hospitality the way it should be.
September 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jam1128 Great hotel
The hotel is great, I always stay here when I go to fort lauderdale beach, excellent location and nice employees. my only complaint was that when I booked Two rooms with double beds upon my arrival I only got one room with double bed ans a room with a king bed.the rest of the family was very unconfortable.westin hotel made a mistake and they didn't do anything.for the rest the staying was excellent.
August 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wolfejs67 First Class Customer Service
While I travel frequently, its often to find hotel customer service is almost unheard of.Westin Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale was the exception, from comfort, to cleanliness they score an A++
customer service, Front Desk and Engineering staff went above and beyond and without question will not be forgotten.
we will return to this facility and will certainly recommend to anyone traveling to fort lauderdale
July 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mel33 Exceeded my expectations!
I travel 50% of the time for my work. It was refreshing to stay at such a clean, relaxing, well equipped hotel! When my flight was canceled for the following morning, I happily returned to the hotel for another evening with a gorgeous ocean front view. With a Starbucks, nice upscale resturant, fitness center, spa, and poolside bar all here in this hotel, it makes for a convinent stay!
July 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by AB1974 Customer Service
The Customer Service given at the Westin Beach Resort & Spa in FT Lauderdale was excellent! They go above and beyond the minimum standards and truly try to make every guest's stay as enjoyable as possible. Not only did they do this for me, but I saw them help other guests and try to go the extra mile to those who had minor issues. This is what all companies should strive for.
August 26, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bx7172 Disappointed
1. No recognition upon check-in as to my status.
2. Toilet backed-up.
3. Staff forgot to provide wedding package upon arrival...missed a potion of ceremony as result
4. Staff seemed uninterested when I told them of experience upon check-out.
5. Room was not in same tower as rest of wedding party.
6. On positive note: food was very good at wedding and for brunch.
February 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by GregoryTPA Hotel has GREAT customer service
I always appreciate great service, and from the valet, to the front desk to the staff and the staff at Shula's - everyone was very welcoming. I was in town for business, and this makes me want to return for personal/family fun.
July 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by PurpleOrchid This hotel is a good choice
This hotel has a great location directly across from the beach and there are several nearby restaurants. The staff was courteous and helpful. The Heavenly Spa experience was wonderful! I recommend the Aspire Massage. Unfortunately, I did find the hotel rooms to be dated with worn carpet, lumpy mattresses, and an awkward wooden partition window that opens up to the bedroom from the bathroom (lack of privacy if more than one guest staying in the room). Overall, it was a pleasant stay, and I would return.
July 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by KellyK great staff, hidden charges, and pillows from h-e-l-l
We enjoyed our 4 night stay despite the bad weather. We most appreciated the friendly staff each with a can-do attitude. The hotel was nice enough, but nothing to write home about. We had a comfortable stay. However, a few things were really sub-par. I write a review not because I am an angry guest but because I hope the hotel will choose to take care of the following issues:
We were totally blindsided by the $25 additional DAILY charge for parking your car at the hotel....this would have definitely effected our decision regarding where to stay. Not only did you have to provide the $25 daily parking charge but also countless tips for the valets each time we took the car out. Ugh!
For a so-called "heavenly bed," the pillows were atrocious....terribly lumpy. After trying a few more out from housekeeping that were equally poor quality, we gave up.
Finally, a small maintenance issue....the water pressure in the sinks was pitiful. Just a trickle.
June 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by N0119J Great Getaway Stay
Easy access to the beach, room size was perfect, right across from the beach, easy access to restaurants/dining inside the hotel and closeby (walking distance). Pool area is nice! Enjoyed every minute!!
July 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by lkleinkn Love this hotel!
My sister and I had the pleasure of staying here for a quick weekened get away at the end of August. We absolutely adorded this hotel, we loved the staff, the location, and the restaurant. The hotel is within walking distance to several restaurants and stores and is just across the street from the beach. We will definitely be returning again!
September 5, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by DeeJay1 No dogs please
Our stay was ruined by a dog barking for 3 hours in evening. Security could not do anything as owners had gone out. At 5am the dog started again & then set off another dog barking ! No sleep just stress !
The view was beautiful. The check in lady excellent but all ruined by noisy dogs.
We hope that they are doing something about this !
August 15, 2012