Rated 3 out of 5 by MB7890 Doesn't meet the brand precedent...
but the service was very nice. I selected the Westin as my host hotel for a recent conference and was disappointed with the visual appeal of the hotel from the entrance to my room. You can tell that despite a few recent upgrades, this hotel is sleepy and on the "do-not-invest-in" list for the Westin. Front painted over peeled paint, crooked fixtures, holey furniture, unfilled holes in the walls from previous shelves, and flimsy lampshades, there is so much that falls short of the typical Westin experience of modernity and perfection. The staff, however, were very kind.
I cannot recommend this hotel and I sincerely hope that a major renovation is in store for this location. It has great potential with its strategic location.
February 3, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Imrul Staff needs to be more friendly
The night auditor-Mike was the only great part of my stay in the hotel. He was very warm, and welcoming. I know how hard and tiring it is to work overnight, but Mike was very energetic and wonderful even 2 AM when I arrived on 12/23/13.
The hotel is totally missing Christmas atmosphere! there was hardly any x-mas decoration in the hotel. Carpet seems very old and worn out, especially on the 1st floor.
Valet staff needs major training on how to work in the hospitality business, especially in a 4 diamond hotel! as I arrived at 2 am on the 23rd, I had to pull a bell cart myself and unload my luggage while he was standing and watching me. then he said "do you need help to bring them upstairs to your room, or you can take it yourself" I had a baby that I had to carry so I asked him to assist me. During departure, same hostile attitude from the valet staff. when I came downstairs with my bell cart full of luggage, 2 valet guys were standing at the stand and chatting. Never said hi or hello to me let alone assisting me to load my luggage in my car! very disappointing from Westin staff
The worse part of my stay was the housekeeping lady knocking on my door on both 12/23 and 12/24 at 8 am and 8.30 AM to ask me if I was leaving!! why did they have to wake me up at 8 AM to ask me that? don't you have a departure list? even if I was leaving, they are not supposed to wake me up at 8 AM
January 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by shender272 Excellent Service
Everytime I visit this facility is has been a pleasure, and this time was no exception. Angela was at the front desk upon my arrival, the hotel was near full capacity and she met and exceeded my expections. I look foward to returning in the near future.
December 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SRA81 Great Staff
We spent out honeymoon at the Tampa Harbor Island Resort and the staff was exceptional. They provided us with a cheese and wine tray to help us celebrate. It was everything we wanted and we will be back. Thanks Westin!!
December 23, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Nita83 Bad Experience
I was traveling around Florida for the month of December for work. I have had great stays at Westin hotels in other cities and was looking forward to staying here during the week I was in Tampa. The ladies at the front-desk were really nice, but it all went downhill from there. I changed rooms three times and by the third time I just gave up. The first room smelled of mildew. It was so strong I began to sneeze. The lady at the front desk agreed there was a foul odor in the room. They moved me to a second room down the hall, the room smelled better but it was directly behind the elevator and beside the staff room where they prepare for cleaning rooms, transporting food, etc. It was extremely loud and doors slammed and employees talking loud was non stop. I requested to move again and they kindly did so, however, that room had a strong mildew odor as well, was not very clean (stringy hair everywhere and the mattress had a huge brown stain on the side that looked absolutely disgusting!) To add, the food was terrible. My spinach dip began good and then when I got to the middle it was ice cold as if it had been nuked. Several times the elevators were down and only one worked. Overall just a a horrible experience. I've been on the road for seven months with my job and have spent nearly 200 days in hotels... This has to rank high on my worst hotel experiences.
December 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BillofLincoln The "View"
First time in this Westin and I was quite happy. Upgraded to two room suite, two room bathroom and a huge walk in closet! But the view was the winner, great views of the harbor/water--what a delight. Did not eat any meals here but would return simply because of the wonderful room.
December 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JamesB50 Nice place filled with pleasant staff
Very nice staff. The junior suite was spacious and had a great view. Staff was pleasant at every encounter. Valet parking attendant went as far as to rinse my car off of bird droppings. Amazing!
December 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by MichelB Excellent location and alternative for downtown
Located on Harbour Island, just a 5 minute walk away from all business in downtown. Great views, spaceous rooms, very friendly staff, nice pool. One negative point is the cleaning of the rooms. For example: one used wineglass stood next to my bed for 3 days and coffee stains on the sink were not cleaned in 3 days.
December 16, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Jlyn Disappointing
Very disappointed in the lack or cleanliness and repair at this hotel. There is an obvious lack of pride and ownership by both Management and staff.
Carpeting in serious need of cleaning .. Both lobby And halls
Pavers disgusting both at entrance and restaurant patio. Pressure washing would be a huge improvement
Touch up panting does wonders
Trash cans were not even emptied
Trash at entry doors was there the whole time we were
December 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by David03 Conferece Facilities are Excellent
We had a small (15 guest) conference with only a couple of weeks lead time. The Banquet Services team was incredibly accommodating for managing our assets on the dock, setting up the room, discarding of all our asset packaging and checking in on us every few hours. I would like to point out Ernie Martinez, specifically. He went above and beyond for our group. A perfect compliment of professional and personalable! The room was perfect, food was very good and the location was beautiful!
December 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by metaverse Nice Westin Property
Hotel was clean, and very nice. Always had a good experience with the staff. Parking is hit and miss, spent one week where there was never an attendant, and the next week they were there everyday.
December 7, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Sativa16 Not a good representation of a Westin Hotel
The hotel common areas and the rooms are worn. The cleanliness needs improvement and the mattresses are squeaky. The night before I stayed at the Westin in Orlando and the place was clean compared to this property. Needs a big makeover.
December 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TedJo Great features Classy
Fantastic, great Service and so clean! Love it here!
December 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Piacornes Great Staff and Location
Staff vey friendly definetly make you feel welcome. The location is excellent just within walking distance of Museums, Aquarium, and more....
December 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Guest3282 Outstanding Service
The staff was extraordinary in providing excellent service. I recently experienced a less than desirable stay with DoubleTree the previous night so the courteous staff was well received. Valet and the Desk Reps were both attentive and I will stay with Westin on my next visit to Tampa.
December 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mike149 Excellent Stay
The staff was the best I have encountered in my travels. Friendly and helpful from the front desk to the valet. The view of the water was beautiful in the evening and the rooms were comfortable.
December 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Helga504 Great location and staff!
Fabulous location due to proximity to Tampa Bay Time Forum. Perfect for concert goers as the hotel is an easy 5-8 minute walk to the Forum. Excellent staff at the valet and early front desk folks. The late night front desk crew (the men, not the woman, she was great) need to work on making customer service a priority over their personal conversations. The hotel was the perfect location and I would definitely recommend it to concert goers or conventioneers.
November 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by PhilW Great Stay
We were in Tampa for the Clean Gulf conference, Nov 13-14 and stayed at the Westin. This was my first stay at the Westin Harbor Island and we were very impressed with the hotel. The staff was outstanding and went out of their way to make our stay comfortable. We'll definitely choose this hotel the next time we're in Tampa. Thanks for a great stay!
November 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lbkc Great Location, clean, but noisy room
We stayed only one night, and had unfortunately been placed next to a service elevator room which ended up whirring on the side of the wall all night, on top of that we had a bridal party on our floor that were quite noisy in the hallway until we called security.
We were quite satisfied with how the desk handled our complaints when we checked out.
November 18, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by jillski440 Tampa
Positive: The front desk staff were extremely pleasant and accommodating!! The bellmen/valet staff were very tip-top and efficient. The bed was amazing in comfort.
Negative:The restaurant and bar were both very disappointing. The sushi and the lox were not fresh and had an odor to them. Limited menu too. The food to table time in both areas was extremely slow (not busy times either). The bar tenders were polite, but not attentive to clients Overcharged me, corrected after I pointed it out. The room cleaning staff were loud at all times of the day, especially in the evening. At one point I had to call the front desk to report a complaint....loud screaming back and forth as they were cleaning their room. Frustrating.
I attended a conference and most of the attendees stayed at the M...... I had heard that the Westin was a great stay, but was sadly disappointed. I travel frequently and really thought switching over to SPG would be a nice change. Not so sure now.
November 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AaronHarleyBailey Staff try hard here
Any issues brought to the attention of management were addressed promptly and professionally. The management and staff did everything possible to make for an enjoyable stay. Too many to cite individually, but especially appreciative for the efforts of Lauren, Rosa, Kristin, Paul and the veteran valet guys working the front door. Thank you so much to all of the management and staff for going above and beyond on my last stay. Greatly appreciated.
November 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anne29 Coference and amenities superieor
Our conference ran smoothly because of the efficiency of staff, location, and amenities. The rooms were clean, and the beds comfortable. I slept well.
November 10, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by zebra25 Needed Improvement
Unfortunately several things did not meet our expectation. It took 40 minutes to make my reservation. We only had 1 robe for 2 people. Our lamp in the room was visibly sparking . We ate at the restaurant and our food was not served according to the menu description. The desk clerk offered to discount our valet fee ( nice) but then didn't do it and I had to remind them.
November 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SAGUS Coordinated Company Event
I had the pleasure of working with the Westin Tampa Harbour Island for our company meeting. The staff exceeded my expectations for the event and the rooms were incredible! I have not slept that well in a very long time - the bed was better than my own!! HIGHLY recommend this hotel!
October 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RC7777 Very nice for business meeting
Great experience for our company conference. Staff was helpful and flexible.
October 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by vgonzalez2034 Love this hotel
Stayed in a Presidential suite and loved every minute of it.
THis hotel had it all for my needs, location, views, amenities and a courteous helpful staff.
No hot water in the tub? (but in the shower all was ok) they fixed it immediately! Key demagnatized and not working? Stay right there they come to you!
Excellent shuttle service, super friendly wait staff, I already booked a return stay!
October 24, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by siuc2001 Total Isolation
This is hotel is isolated from everything. Good luck finding restaurants, activities, and things to keep your attention, unless you prefer to stay holed up in your room.
October 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by James82 Staff was Great
The staff was extremely courteous and very attentive
October 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alih This Hotel has the best views.
This Hotel is within walking distance to many nice restaurants, is right on the Bay. Able to take breathtaking walks around the hotel on the Bay. The staff is very professional and friendly. It is very clean. Prices are great and I would definitely stay there again.
October 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MV28 Excellent stay
Wonderful location and the staff was kind and accomodating! Will definitely stay here again.
October 20, 2013