Rated 2 out of 5 by FamilyTraveler1 Nice hotel, but did not meet expectations
The hotel was OK, but we were not thrilled. We were there for a family leisure stay, and I don't think the hotel is oriented for this type of guest. I assume it is more geared for business travelers.
The room décor was fine, and the front staff attentive. The "heated" swimming pool was very cold, though, and thus uninviting to adults. (Kids didn't seem to mind.) The minimum charge for internet was $8 per night (and you can pay far more), and the "complimentary" lobby WiFi, was painfully slow. We used our iPhones as hotspots and got better speeds. Discounted parking at $15 per day was also a turnoff. The breakfast buffet was fairly generous, but in two visits, we were not told of the availability of cook-to-order omelets and other benefits.
In short, the facility was nice, but I did not appreciate the "nickel and dime" feeling I got. I prefer one price that includes the basics -- into which category I now include WiFi. I would likely stay further away in an all included, fewer-star-but-warmer family friendly venue next time.
June 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by BusinessLu The overall service is very inconsistent
Staff inconsistencies at check-in. Two people tell two diff check in procedure.
Good food at Benchmark restaurant. On a quiet night service was poor. Manager also was not helpful. Breakfast buffet was good, staff again very inconsistent in explaining how it works and options of having cook make diff items
June 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MartyAZ Great Hotel Close to O'Hare Airport
We had an excellent stay.
Only thing that could be improved is larger red wine glasses for more expensive bottles of wine. Housekeeping even promptly returned work-out clothes left in a drawer. Great hotel.
June 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1Murphybrown Good beds
Lovely hotel....didn't like the shower...provided hair spray...that was appreciated...
June 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Taxman1040 Great remodel
It has been 18 years since I was last at this property. Now sure I'd expect some remodel to be done in that period of time, but the property is just fantastically beautiful. An easy hop away from the airport and a quick walk to the "l" stop which took me downtown in short order. Sure beats renting a car.
June 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by StaleRoomService Nice stay, but not soda-addict friendly
Diet Coke at convenience store: 3.89, from machine: 2.00. lolwut?! Also, what if I don't like Coke products (I don't). I would've killed for a Diet Pepsi instead of a Diet Coke.
The room service food was ok, but a little stale. And it took far too long. 30 minutes+ for a piece of chocolate cake?! And it may see like a strange complaint, but the chocolate cake was far too fancy. After a very long and difficult weekend I just wanted a big slice of plain-old cake, not a special recipe chocolate cake for one.
BTW, when I read that the cake came with "assorted berries", I didn't think that meant a couple mushy strawberries. This seems to be a problem for the whole kitchen. The breakfast buffet also had mushy/moldy strawberries. Pretty gross.
And what is it with the highway robbery for Wifi? Everyone knows that Wifi costs you very little to offer at the scale that you deploy it. For christsakes, you get complimentary Wifi at Starbucks. One would think that a hotel room that cost 50+ times as much wouldn't be nickel and dime'ing me on something that you can be pretty sure is essential for my stay.
Other than that, it was a good stay. Very nice and comfortable room. Easy access to the airport.
June 3, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Lisakd one night stay
I stayed in the room as part of the walk and was disappointed in the facilities. The toilet had a crack in the toilet seat which was very annoying and I had to be very careful. The room was clean and everything else was comfortable but when you are paying good money a cracked toilet seat is unacceptable.
June 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mrsbyrne Very nice, large room
Room was very nice, large, clean. I liked it alot except for the mild smell of mildew from the shower. Shower floor looked like it needed to be bleached and scrubbed. Other than that - it was a great stay. Very quick checki in.
June 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by James09 Westin O'Hare review
We used this hotel for park and fly. After our late international flight we look forward to sleep and arise in the early morning hours and leave the hotel. We cannot comment on food and beverage service. We were given an upgrade to a suite which we appreciated. We stay here when we have flights out of O'Hare.
The food and beverage service was very good on our previous stays.
The staff were very courteous and helpful on both check in and checkout.
May 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Goban Good all round performance.
May 27, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by KKM1121 Nice, but deceptive
The hotel itself has very nice and spacious rooms, however, the parking is a bit confusing. As a first time guest it might just be due to inexperience with the hotel, but the sign clearly says that overnight guests get charged $25 and yet there's no way for a guest to tell the ticket machine that when they go to part before checking in. At check in, the employees do not ask or check if you are familiar with the parking process and so when I left I had to pay $50 in parking since I had no discount ticket to give the machine when paying. Outside of that, the beds were slightly uncomfortable (though I'm used to firmer mattresses) and the shower had low water pressure and the water barely got hot. Lastly, in addition to the room and parking fee they wanted to charge for wifi use as well. I find that absolutely ridiculous and will not be staying again.
May 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by VAW7776 Great Stay
I had a great stay at this hotel. The room was clean/comfortable, the hotel was spacious and quiet. The only thing I didn't like was the attendants at the gift shop. I attempted, right after check-in, to purchase a few small food items and charge the bill to my room. While the transaction went through, the 2 clerks seemed very unprepared to handle this transaction. They spent about 5-10 minutes figuring out how to do it. Further, they seemed very annoyed that I was asking them to pay this way...what I believe to be a very typical way to pay for something in a nicer hotel. After 5 hours of travel and a full day of work, that wasn't the kind of hospitality I was hoping for! Beyond the unfriendliness of the snack/gift shop staff, I truly enjoyed my stay!
May 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by wigstheome Nice Stay and Experience
Checked in relatively late on a Monday night. As a Platinum, was given a suite (1116) that was in excellent physical shape and quite comfortable. HVAC worked well. Had an excellent salad but an only acceptable flatbread at Benchmark in the hotel. Having a Starbucks stand in the lobby makes the morning much more pleasant. Very nice stay.
May 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by GK27 Nicely renovated
Recently renovated. Rooms and facilities very nicely done.
May 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scot34 Everything perfect
I have been using Park Sleep Fly for 10 years. This is first time Westin ORD was on the list. I hope this Hotel is on the list all the time. Can't ask for better service. Food wonderful. Love the bedding and the rain shower. Will always stay here if is on the park seep fly list for when I travel.
May 15, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Traveler265 Good place to stay but bad place to work
My flight was cancelled and I opted for Westin as I am a Gold Preferred member with Starwood. The only reason of my Stay was to work from my room. The only downside of my stay was the internet which wasa terribly slow and disconnected every time. The issue was for windows continued even after upgrading to the complete internet package($21). The font desk acknowledged the issue as there were many guests struggling with the WIFI and suggested to use the hotel computers. They have no idea that VPN connections usually do not work with public computers. However, the issue was never resolved and no compensation was provided.
May 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JoeJ1 NEWLY RENOVATED !!! GREAT LOCATION !!
A VERY NICE MAKE-OVER !! THIS HOTEL MADE A STRONG ATTEMPT AT BECOMING A NEXT-LEVEL HOTEL AND NAILED IT !!
May 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by wigstheome Very Nice Stay
Checked in on a Monday evening. Front desk was engaging and helpful, and I was upgraded to a suite (1116). The suite was well designed, comfortable, and in excellent condition. Went down to Benchmark for a bite to eat, and service was very good; food quality was decent, although the salad was much better than the flatbread. After a great night's sleep, a correct and final bill was emailed to my preferred account. Worth noting if you haven't stayed here in a while, the room renovations were well done. Solid stay.
May 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WorldFlyer11 Last Minute Relaxation
I made a same day reservation due to the airline having a flight delay and missing my connection. There is nothing more aggrivating then dealing with the unknown of airtravel. Once I arrived at the Westin, I knew I would be able to relax in one of the heavenly beds. The room was exceptioanlly clean and the bathroom has very modern fuctures and offered a large amount of space. If I had a nother forced overnight at O'Hare I would absolutely stay there again.
May 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by godiving55 A good stay over four days and three nights
The hotel definitely is by the airport and away from the city, very much so. THe hotels physical look is very appealing, the staff was very attentive and gracious, the room was comfortable, the bar lounge relaxing,the staff very friendly, the breakfast of the first day was reasonably priced, the second not so much so, the food was tasty and fresh, Myfriends and I enjoyed our stay at the hotel. Thank you.
May 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CT3SNP AXPONA event attendee with family
Great venue for this event. Did a great job of accommodating our family. Exhibit rooms comfortable and functional. Nice central location for the event. Close to downtown Chicago attractions. Excellent effort by hotel staff all the way to checking out of on-site parking. Thanks!
April 30, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by audio2 This hotel is very comfortable
This hotel is very comfortable however the restaurant in the hotel was very under staffed for the trade show that was hosted there. More staff and better organized.
April 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Greg1963 Go For The Food Alone
The food at Benchmark was fantastic. Starbucks inside the hotel. Very comfortable beds. Great shower.
April 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dubie Great pillows and beds
I would like more automatic upgrades as an SPG member, however I keep returning to Westin because it is pleasant, comfortable, and convenient.
April 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ma14 Excellent Hotel, friendly staff
Good Rates, Excellent Service, close to airport and HWYs.
They did not have my room type, they offered me a suite for same rate, very friendly staff.
I timed it, it took 120 sec. for check-in, 50 sec. for check-out!!.
April 23, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by PAPWWM RENOVATED ROOMS???!!!!
IF THE "RENOVATED" ROOMS FOR WHICH THEY CHARGE A PREMIUM WERE REALLY RENOVATED I WONDER WHAT THE NON RENOVATED ROOMS ARE LIKE
IT WAS JUST PLAIN TERRIBLE
April 23, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Lumux2 Fell short of expectations
The hotel is currently under construction/remodel which causes some confusion upon arrival. The individual assisting during check-in forgot to provide breakfast coupons which were part of our package and everyone in our group either had to go back and get them or had to remind staff upon check-in to provide them. Requests made to be on same floor as our group were taken upon check-in and we spent extra time spelling out each name only to be split up and part of our group was told that it was "no big deal" to be 4 floors from each other.
The service at the bar and for breakfast (buffet) was excellent. All were very attentive and very nice. If you had your breakfast made to order, it was better than some of the items that were on the buffet.
We required help to open the in-room safe and again, service was very responsive and timely.
The worst part was housekeeping. We all had noon check out and although some forgot to put out the do not disturb sign (which was hard to find in the room), housekeeping felt it was appropriate to knock on doors at 7:00 a.m. that Saturday morning. Completely unacceptable!
Also, shuttle service from the casino was not very reliable. We had to take taxis because they never showed up.
April 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by hawana1949 Very comfortable atmosphere
No doubt it is the best hotel accommodation I had. I am not a new customer but known this hotel since 2007. The staff are very nice and cooperative.
April 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by BeeLa Nice place
I was impressed by the quality of the hotel, but I am allergic to down feathers. You need to be sure that the option for non-down is available to those with allergies.
April 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MSG101 Nice facility............staff are sub par
The lobby area, restaurant, rooms, etc are beautiful after the renovation--I have been a SPG Platinum member for years and last year had over 100 nights in SPG hotels--I am not asking for special treatment but I do not expect to be treated rudely.........the staff really need some training and need to understand folks have a choice of where they stay
April 18, 2014