Rated 1 out of 5 by Empiremods Not friendly to the Vapebash convention
Westin staff changed the rules during the convention and did not allow anyone to vape in their rooms. Staff was very rude and unprofessional on several occasions to many attendees. They also did not allow my friends dog in the hotel. The parking lot filled up and they we're very rude and forced people to park at the CTA train station and spend $26. Will never stay at a Westin ever again.
April 15, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by darkpiety Not just bad service, horrible people.
I traveled over 1000 miles to this hotel to attend a convention. From the moment I checked in and paid for my three rooms, I was treated like a second class citizen. Before I was even checked in, I was threatened with eviction from the hotel for something someone else had done several hours before I arrived. It got worse as time went on, on the third day, the staff was openly sneering at anyone who was there for the convention.
It cost me a lot of money to get there, and to stay there, and they completely ruined the experience. It used to be that I would seek out a Westin, but I will never stay in any Starwood owned hotel again.
April 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by uhMike Walk in, breathe in, and relax.
Westin is our favorite home away from home. We like all the Starwood hotels, but Westin is our favorite.
April 11, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by argus Not your normal standard
Your hotel is being renovated and I can appreciate that however, no dinner menue only lunch time in your ONE restaurant, the staff at the restaurant need training. No hotel shop and every business traveller may need stuff and you could not help at all. No wifi when I arrived, ATT said they had lost the connection so I was unable to work from your hotel. Not good at all !!!!!
April 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stobbe2013 Our Stay from December 2013
Thank you all for a wonderful stay and great service!! Keep it up - we hope to be back.
April 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DB1214 New facilities
Over the past six months, the Westin has changed greatly with new interior design of the lobby and a significant change to the look and feel of their Benchmark restaurant. These are nice, but the true value with the Westin still remains with the staff. From the moment you walk in to your return shuttle to the airport, the staff goes out of the way to make sure you have a pleasant stay. This is why I would continue to return to the Westin.
April 7, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by HectorAchilles55 Poor Housekeeping-Rm 824
My floor (8)was being used for the ABOto exams. On 5 & 6 April, I had no maid service. I didn't complain as I was busy with meetings all day, but having a late checkout (5pm) meant the excuse of not doing rooms on the day of departure is untenable.
Fortunately I had three towels on the first day, but it would have been ice to have a clean room to comeback to before dinner.
April 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JOPappas Fabulous Visit
I arrived at the hotel and had a couple of questions as to where to have shopping, dinner, etc...
I visited the concierge, Denise, and she was FABULOUS!!! She gave me suggestions where to have dinner, night life etc...
She went above and beyond to make our stay "extra special".
I will go back to the Westin for many reasons but most of all Denise!!!
March 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Birck17 Great stay
My wife and I stayed at this hotel for our first time on 3/27/2014. We came in to go to the casino and see some local attractions. Your staff was very helpful in fullfilling our needs. The roon rates were more than reasonable and the room was really nice as was the rest of the hotel property. We will return for a stay for sure.
March 30, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Jen2745 Terrible Experience
We booked this hotel because it looked very nice and because of it's distance from the airport. We won't be staying there again. We prepaid to park our car there while we traveled and had a horrible time getting in the lot. Then when we checked in they assigned us a room where guests were already staying. Thank goodness they weren't in the room when we opened the door. After going back to the desk for the third time, we were given an upgrade. Well, it was not an upgrade at all because the thermostat didn't work. It was 78 degrees in our room the entire night. Anytime we called down to the desk we were put on hold and nobody ever came back on the line. This was a terrible way to start our vacation.
March 23, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by jt2355 Undergoing Construction -- Beware
I was not notified that this hotel is undergoing major construction and has very limited food choices as a consequence. There was no gift shop to buy snacks, the room service menu was extremely limited, and the food at Starbucks looked old and not at all fresh (i.e., fermented looking fruit cups).
I was hungry my whole stay.
March 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by hawker47 Good Property but connectivity issues
I realize that this property has been undergoing an extensive renovation. Services were maintained at a very high level from staff during my stay. There is one item to address: Connectivity for the TV / Wifi & cell reception were interrupted on several occasions. TV & Wifi would have intermittent interference and drops and the cell reception would go from 4 bars to being connected, but with audio frequency interference. Maybe renovation related...and is fixable.
March 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by FlytheTail Don't stay here until renovations are finished
I stayed here just one night and, although nothing was awful, the renovations in the lobby were significant enough to make the hotel rather unpleasant. Most of the lobby was closed and so everything was in a temporary status. The airport shuttle is only once every 30 minutes and was late to arrive.
My room was nice, with a high ceiling, but both the phone and the floor lamp were broken. I contacted the hotel after my stay and informed them of this, as well as a few other things, but they never responded.
March 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by hotelconvention Convention Stay
We stayed here for a convention back in August. This was our first time coming to the Westin and overall thought it was a nice hotel. When we checked in, it was a bit confusing about parking. We did not know about the card you swipe until we tried to leave the lot later that day. It was $15/day and I wish that it was free! I mean it seems like a very unnecessary charge. The Wifi was expensive so we did not purchase it. I personally think it should be free - I shouldn't have to walk down to the lobby to get internet. The front part of the lobby seemed a little dated, but I do hear they are doing major renovations. I am coming back in August 2014 for another convention so I am excited to see what they have done. The ballroom that the Convention was held in was very nice. After it ended, we decided we wanted to stay an extra night to relax. The front desk was able to find us a room and give it to us at the rate we paid for months ago - which was very nice. I do wish all rooms had fridges so we did not have to bring our cooler. Overall, it was a nice stay and we enjoyed it.
March 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Abccddeeffgg Parking system is irritating
The parking system (and rates) is irritating. The system often didn't work requiring multiple trips to the front desk for new cards. Irritating delays to get in and out of the facility. Hotel is very nice but construction limits ability to use any dining features.
March 12, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by SteamingRebel This hotel is going through renovation
I thought the service of the hotel staff could have been more reactive. when I first pulled up, it took 30 minutes for the valet to arrive.
Once i was inside the hotel it looked like a ghost town. They are renovating much of the lobby and the rest of it is falling apart. My room had a giant roof hatch that was falling in. The staff at the front desk was very nice and helpful. Besides the front desk staff I felt like there was no one else at the hotel.
March 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DB1214 Always wonderful
I have been staying at this hotel weekly for some time and each week is always a treat. From the initial greeting until my departure, the staff are always helpful and cheerful.
March 9, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Tara0511 Horrible experience/unprofessional staff
The Westin Hotel is no longer a top choice for our family! After the manager of the front desk quoted a $15.00/day parking price to the owner of our dance studio, it was a shock to learn that upon our arrival we were told that parking was $25/day and that an error was made and there was nothing Westin could do about it...ARE YOU KIDDING ME!! I spoke with 2 front desk people and was treated horribly, spoke with corporate was emailed twice by a manager who disclosed that "there was nothing he could do". This is not just a matter of $30.00...it is the principle here! If we were quoted incorrectly, that is NOT the fault of the consumer. Interestingly enough, several other members from our studio were granted the $15.00 a day price and their bill reflected it after front desk staff "fudged" their charges to grant them the credit! Horrible experience, unprofessional staff and you folks clearly don't stand by your word! You will never get our business again!
March 3, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by UncleBill1 Worst Starwoods stay ever
So many problems I don't know where to start. Lets just say that nothing went as planned.and they really didn't care. They were busy and that's all they knew. They really never offered to resolve issues. Any place can have issues it's how a hotel or resort trys to help a guest enjoy their stay. All other starwoods properties have been great! Wouldn't stay here again
February 26, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Disappointed2311 Room for improvement
This property is under going construction at this time. I would have expected better service especially with all the inconveniences.
I don't feel that they put forth the effort to go above and beyond the downsides due to the construction. ie: inconvenient location of public restrooms and not having the escalator running to access them. Food was average at best. The dust and noise from the construction was ridiculous as well as monitoring over all temperatures in meeting/general areas.
February 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cincy90 Nice Service
Even though there wasn't a restaurant open in the hotel during the renovations, a handful of helpful staff members made up for it. Alex, Miguel, another gentleman from banquets and the male bartender went out of their ways to make sure we had everything we needed even after the food cart closed down. We were staying there with a dance convention over the weekend. Thank you!
February 24, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by ashland1 I was disapointed with my stay
I have stayed in many hotels but this was the worst stay I ever have. You were telling people that there rooms would be ready by a cetain time and we waited almost 2-3 hours after that time. When you have guests staying there for compititions and they start say at 3 there shoukd be a way to get people in by then. When there is no room how are the dancer suppose to get ready ang focus on there dances. Then you had keys that did not work to the rooms and also the parking. You have people working at the desk that don't know how to do there math and everything is done there computer. Every time you would ask a questin every person would give you a different answer so you never what the correct answer was. The only one thing that I did like was that you were able to extend check out time without a charge. I will have a hard time recomending this hotel to any of my friends because I would be imbarresed with the service.
February 24, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by siromar Stay away until the renovation is finished
they decided to renovate the lobby, the restaurant, bar and kitchen all at once, so dining options is a buffet serving what looks to be airline lounge food. Plus hundreds of kids in a dancing contest don't help make the atmosphere completely Disneyesque.
The staff directed me to go to Starbucks for dinner.
February 21, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Matrix011956 overpriced
During this hotel's renovation, the restaurant/bar was in a temporary area, that looked like something you would be seeing in a cheap motel. I was disappointed during my 2 night stay.
February 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by AKM11 Good Stay For Business
Large comfortable rooms. Shower was pretty poor in terms of water pressure but otherwise good place to stay for a night or two for business.
February 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by fancypants wonderful stay all the way around
checkin was quick and easy. the room was clean, quiet and the bed was extremely comfortable. breakfast buffet was delicious. There are plenty of entertainment options nearby such as the rivers casino, movico, bogarts restaurant, and zanies comedy club. not to mention downtown Chicago is less then 20 miles away. We are planning on returning. The only complaint is that wi-fi was not free
February 10, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by histandard not worth it
Hotels bar and restaurant were under construction but the prices were still high. And I cant believe that they still charge for wifi. No minibar. no phone by the bed. simple things that could make it much better. It's the little things that you expect and really notice when they arent there.
February 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by obr1969 hotel is very close to airport and freeway
easy check in
February 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by grounded1 Quick Stay
Despite the renovation going on in the Hotel I found the rooms to be in great condition and despite being an older hotel the Air conditioning / heating system was awesome. Most of the hotels I stay at (Westins) have old AC / Heating systems that are too loud. This one was awesome.
Staff was awesome and extremely helpful!
February 3, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by IYIarv Airport Location
The hotel was undergoing renovations so it was understandable that it seemed in disarray. My room was comfortable but with an awkward bathroom. Rooms can be easily renovated but I believe hotel bathrooms bump a hotel to the next level.
I'll give this hotel a second chance and hope to receive a better room upon my return.
January 28, 2014