Rated 4 out of 5 by jns620 Nice hotel but needs Free Wi-Fi
I recently stayed at Westin Baltimore Washington Airport Hotel for two nights in August 2012. The service was fantastic; the staff was quick, courteous, and wanted to make my stay a pleasant one. I ordered room service both nights and the food was fabulous...delivered just as hot as I would have received it in the restaurant and excellent quality! My room and the amenities were impeccable. I had no problems or issues with the shuttle service; it ran very timely and the staff even offered to call the shuttle for me when it was necessary for me to return to the airport.
However, for the room rate per night and the fact that it caters very well to business clientele, Westin should be able to offer free Wi-Fi in the guest rooms. I was quite disappointed that this amenity was not available to guest in their rooms without an additional charge; especially when one can find that even the economical hotels in Florida offer free Wi-Fi in their guest rooms. Other than that though, I have to say that my stay was a pleasant one.
August 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ON21 Favorite Westin Property
This by far is my favorite Westin property staff is frendly and very accomidating. Could not book on line was able to call the hotel directly and they took care of my. Special thank you to Octavia who is a shining star amongst a very professional and oustanding staff
March 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by tdships Modern, clean, upscale hotel
Without an upscale price. One of the best hotel fitness centers I've ever seen - roomy with plenty of great equipment for any type of workout you will need.
Good bar, with reasonably priced, inventive dishes. Everything that you would expect from a Westin experience
April 15, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 disappointing
Beautiful place. But my door lock wasn't working - several times. Restaurant staff was less then quick and courteous. Beer was warm, just little things like that. But I expect more out of a $200 / night hotel. My second time to stay there - wont be coming back. DP
March 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by cp1028 Westin BWI Airport is 5* service
Great room, MOST comfortable bed ever. We arrived late Saturday evening and wanted a drink. The bar was packed with a post-wedding reception group but your staff served us and found us as quiet a table possible.
We'd definitely return and recommend your hotel.
November 5, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by 2002plat hotel was OK
A good hotel close to BWI - they took good care of me with breakfast and a evening snack in the restaurant because the club lounge was closed.
The room seemed to be getting worn down. there were holes in the linens and not enough amenities in the bath room
October 10, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by EyeAmMe Needs to hire better help
Stayed here 5 days. 1st night was fine. 2nd night the room was cleaned but there were no towels. When the supervisor stopped by to check on the room status, I told her I had no towels to which she replied she'd get me some. 2 hours later I went to the front desk to get them as even the supervisor didn't bring me any. The 3rd day the room wasn't even cleaned at all. Luckily one person was still on at 10:00 pm when I got back and came to clean up and provide fresh towels. The 4th day came back to no towels again. Complained to night manager who promised to make sure the last night I stayed there I would have a clean room and fresh towels. The 5th night the room was clean and I had towels, but I shouldn't have to complain to mgmt to get what I'm already paying for.
Had room service all mornings and some nights. Never had an order come up correct. Everytime I had to call down about missing something I had ordered but didn't get.
This is not what I expect from a Westin. Might as well stay at a cheaper hotel for this kind of service.
July 14, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by AppleDude Ouch
I checked in 7pm on a Saturday. Expected WESTIN to be solid. Dirty hallways ON THE SPECIAL SPG floor. Breakfast trays (many) in the hallways. I would NOT suggest this hotel to any traveler and was quite embarrased that the name WESTIN was above the door.
July 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by mhudge One of the Better BWI Hotels
All was good with my last stay except for the fact my room started to have a smoker odor creep through the vent in the morning. Somebody was either smoking down or upstairs from my room. Other than that this holtel is usually on point with everything.
October 16, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Bigjenks Front desk was rude
Had to wait 2hrs for a room, staff didn't apologize had to call spg. Too get a room
Staff never apologize for the inconvenience .
The heat wouldn't go down below 75 degree woke up sweating couldn't go back to sleep.
January 18, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by ccfromberkeley Lack of staff service and overall average quality
I arrived early (I did not expect to be able to access my room). BUT, I had to force the desk to look up my reservation and put a note down to call me when the room was ready. I really hate it when they don't at least make an effort to find the reservation and see if they can make something happen. that being said, I was fine waiting but I advised I would be in the gym or lobby waiting--as I had no where else to go (they did not advise me I could use the shuttle for free and did not suggest the concierge lounge despite its' being available for comfortable seating).
Three hours later when it was clear others were getting rooms, I returned to the desk and indeed my room was ready; they claimed they had tried to call--when confronted with my cell phone that showed NO missed calls--the staff just clammed up.
I think they missed an opportunity to add some value to the service, and they should never try to cover up a mistake. Truly I would have been less frustrated had they simply apologized and said it was an oversight--but saying they had tried to call reflects a lack of customer service orientation and simply trying to get out of the immediate situation.
Nothing in the stay redeemed their trying to dissemble, the room was exactly the same as every Westin room I have stayed in--no personality.
The gym in nice and big.
Why does the same food at dinner cost more than at lunch? the menu is relatively short, the food is at best average, and the prices are more at dinner. the staff is friendly at the restaurant at least.
I complained to the desk staff that there was apparently no effort to reach me (despite promises) and she made no effort to address the situation.
April 27, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by VenkyMay15 Poor Bar and Restaurant Service
Restaurant and Bar service is v.v.v. poor.
Takes for everr for a waiter to show up.
There is no choice of draft beer.
Food is not vegetarian friendly at all.
Food took over 45 minutes to arrive after placing the order.
May 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ton75 A Great and beautiful hotel.
We brought our children, and we were all very welcomed. Great waitress in the bar/restaurant. Beautiful pool with a staffed life guard. Clean and very very comfortable..The heavenly bed and heavenly shower is also a plus. Staff were great.
January 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SPGLifetime1 Doing something good
I've stayed at this hotel a number of times and there is a reason why. They continue to do something well and good.
If you ask me, SPG should use this hotel as the model of the SPG program (in terms of recognition) and professionalism.
December 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by deblue1013 service was excellant
Went to Balitmore for a baseball game. Hotel was excellent, took us by shuttle to the light path and then picked us up after we returned from the game as promised.
The next morning was a complimentary breakfast which was great.
September 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by SA2013 Wonderful stay/great staff
The check in was quick and efficient with friendly staff. However, don't leave food sitting out or it will be thrown away. Ours, sitting on the desk; was gone upon our return trip from down stairs in the lobby to meet friends.
March 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Herb03 Wi-Fi needs upgrade
Wi-Fi service locked out my iPad. Calling the Customer Service help desk was useless. Connected with my laptop. This worked but the upload/download speed was so slow it was virtually useless. Not business friendly at all.
February 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by cmullen1234 Hot stay
Very clean Hotel. Air conditioning in room was broke. They offered to move us to another room in the middle of the night which was not an option with 4 sleeping kids. The offered several apologies but no compensation.
August 30, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by edval Broken Shower
Shower did not work in the room. Daughter was taking a shower and the drain was all backed up. Had to wait for over 1/2 hour for staff to come. This was a real inconvenience as we were late for our appointment.
October 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by susand Best Place to stay in the BWI area
This hotel has an excellent staff, great food and the best beds for tired travelers. It is in an area that is close to the airport yet very quiet.
The workout facility is excellent and the pool is heated all year.
January 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by steveww3 Excellent hosting hotel for conference
We should concluded a 3-day conference and the support and service was excellent. The food, especially the buffets set up for breakfast, lunch and one dinner were as good as I have enjoyed at meetings anywhere.
March 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by JenniKevin The Staff is wonderful
Everyone was so nice to us from early in the morning starting with Kia and her great smile, to KrisTEN on the Service Exspress line, outstanding service. Our room was so fresh and clean we felt like royalty.
October 7, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Valerie23 Wish the restaurant staff was attentive
Our stay at the Westin was not planned, due to a big snow storm my daughter's flight to California was cancelled and we needed a place to stay the night. I found the Westin had a few rooms available so, we jumped at the chance to stay in a highly recommended hotel with an indoor pool and on site dining. The room was beautiful, and we enjoyed the pool. We were charged 2 wifi connection fees for one room, which was corrected but a hassle. The worst part of our stay was the dining. The staff was not attentive, they were unkind. We had to ask to be seated after a 10 minute wait with no one ahead of us and plenty of empty tables. We had to ask to order after our server walked by us at least 5 times. Our food was good but, our server took my plate away without asking if I even wanted a box! I had half of a burger left. I was greatly disappointed. We didnt even stay for breakfast because I saw it was the same server there at the host stand. It made a tough situation worse, and when I tried to tell the front desk the next day, he dismissed it and started to talk to the person next to him while I was in mid-sentence. Not great service but the property is beautiful.
February 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mark72NC Just ok
Not even close to the best Westin I've ever stayed at. Housekeeping staff rarely serviced the room prior to my return in the early evening. Club lounge is a joke. Bar staff not friendly or attentive.
October 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mary56 Ms Mary
This hotel had great features with great service. Everyone was very friendly and food was excellant. Our waitress Astir gave us excellent service during our stay at the Westin in Baltimore.
January 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by PlumTreeBreeze Good, with a few flaws
This is a nice hotel -- it is airy and attractive with a bit of a minimalist zen feel in both the lobby areas and the room itself. My only concern was the comforter on the bed was stained.
April 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by atlanta123 This hotel is why I love Westin
Stayed one night on the tail end of a business trip with early flight the next morning. The hotel, the staff, the evening manager's reception/video game night were awesome. I will be back.
June 26, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by NickP Very nice and comfortable
I have stayed here many times and the hotel is very nice and the staff generally very pleasant and welcoming. The rooms are extremely comfortable and rather large. I recently had an iffy experience with dinner and breakfast at the restaurant. The dinner was marred by service that was inept and haphazard. The food is rather expensive and so are the drinks so you would expect service to be exceptional. That was not the case. Although the restaurant had only 4 tables when we arrived and 2 wait staff were working, it took forever to get our drinks and appetizers. When the entrees arrived no one had bothered to clear the table of the empty appetizer dishes. The staff with dinner plates in hand waited for us to move our plates to make room for the entrees. No bread or butter was offered. We overheard at an other table that they do not offer it but we saw a table with rolls and butter. We ordered desert and it took 20 minutes. It was amateur hour at this restaurant. Dinner was very expensive at $20 plus per entree and $10 plus per appetizer. A martini cost $14. At breakfast the buffet food was not very warm, though the selection of food was quite good.
January 27, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mark69 Food was disappointing
While the front desk was polite and accommodating for a Gold SPG member, upgrading to the club level floor was disappointing as well as the dining.
First the dining: The service was slow, and since this was a business trip and only had 1 hour for lunch, I had to leave my lunch half unfinished both Thursday & Friday. Which was not even a bad thing since the quality of the food left much to be desired. The club sandwich had stale bread, fries were salty, greasy and & uneatable, a grilled cheese sandwich was soaked in oil/butter that made it difficult to eat. The only decent thing I ate was a salad the first day I arrived.
Second: the executive lounge was a joke. It was only open 6-9am then 6-10 and closed Friday night! Again the foods & drinks served were minimal, and of course part of the same Luminous restaurant. Why did I pay $30 more for this "privilege"?
Last we were surprised at 4:45am Thursday with a fire alarm which we had to evacuate the building. Ok if it's a fire - understandable. But, the hotel did nothing to recognize the inconvenienced guests: not even a "were you ok" or maybe an apology ...
May 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by wmthomasjr Relaxed Business
I stayed at the Hotel during a business trip. The hotel is extremely relaxing and Beautiful. The staff was always ready and willing to help. I felt like a true SPG.
March 15, 2012