Rated 3 out of 5 by Warren31 This hotel needed security all night
I was unfortunately visiting the day before Halloween and on Halloween. There was a party of children there that made the stay very, very, very unpleasant. They ran through the halls constantly in underclothes. The fire alarm was also pulled.
November 1, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Traveler22 Not Westin Standards
This hotel is not in keeping with the Westin name. The rooms and especially the bathrooms are below average. And the hotel lights up the outside all night long. If your room faces out, it is impossible to sleep because the shades do not keep the spotlights out.
April 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Steve555 Great Wedding Site
Awesome ballroom, very awesome wedding staff made for a memorable weekend. The hotel itself is older, and some of the rooms can be sort of small, but we believe the place has character, and a little bit of history. Good food and good service in the cafe also.
June 23, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Frustrated111 Disappointed
I was disappointed in this hotel. I think they were under-staffed for such a busy weekend. Had to wait a long time for any service (bar, restaurant, front desk). The plugs in our room (bathroom and desk) did not work properly (very loose - had to hold the plug in while using or else it would fall out). After the first night, we asked if we could move to a new room. They said yes and that they would call us as soon as the new room was clean & ready. They never called. After 5 hours, I went down to ask for an update and there was a new person at the desk and they did not know anything about it. The fire alarm went off about 11pm on Saturday night, but stopped after about 1 minute.... so, not sure what happened. I asked the next morning and the person had no idea. I have stayed at other Westin's, and have always had a good experience. Also, my room had peeling paint on the ceiling and walls and was very dim (even with all lights on). It was also extremely small. This hotel did not meet the Westin standard that I have experienced elsewhere.
October 7, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Nonickname367 Service Good, Property Not
Staff is very friendly and provided good service. However, the restaurant kitchen is slow, does not get orders right. The room was claustrophobic, some room amenities were missing, and the bed was not comfortable. But how was the play, Mrs. Lincoln?
October 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Yamadera Historic building modern updates
This hotel has been updated and the lobby makes you feel like you are in a museum. The rooms and especially the beds are very comfortable. We had a lovely weekend staying at the Westin. They also hire competent and friendly people.
Thanks from the Gibson's
April 15, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by jwozno Poor room quality
This Westin did not have the comfortable heavenly beds, linens, and pillows as others do. These items were old. The flat sheet on the mattress was short, exposing the mattress pad. The linens did not feel or smell clean.
Rooms were old and musty smelling.
January 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Manju outrageous parking fee
I parked my car at the back. The fee for parking was $40. There was a valet bill for additional $20 and I did not not use the valet. Staff is impossible to talk to. Additional $10 a night for wifi, what is that? Even a rundown motel gives out free wifi.
August 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by runnerdude The hotel staff is awesome
We were in town for the Columbus marathon. Our hotel reservations got mixed up at another hotel. Your front desk staff went out of their way to get us a room for the night before marathon so my husband could get a good nights sleep. Room was beautiful.
October 24, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Eleanor55 The hotel is old and it shows
The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The hotel, however, is old and dirty. The carpets in the hallways were very dirty. The bathroom was very dirty. The shower had a lot of mold and was just plane dirty.
The room was small but comfortable.
July 19, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Jessb0901 Staff not helpful
We were traveling with small children and needed to check in promptly. After a long wait past the check in time by at least 30-45 minutes we were told our rooms were still not ready and staff did not feel this was an issue they should address.
June 17, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by elll88 Needs Improvement
This hotel needs to upgrade the gym among other things. It was laud and I could hear the people next door as if they were in my room. The room was very very tiny and I don't think I'd be staying here again.
November 21, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by mjw77 Not your typical Westin
the hotel is beautiful historic building, problems is that my room was small, chair had tears in it, bed looked slept in and hotel did not recognize my SPG status.
It is OK at best, if you dont mind small space and I mean small it is ok.
September 1, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by bill028 poor
no acknowledgement of my gold status, no asking how i want my bonus points - probably didnt get them. Terribly small room - no portfolio...... basically everything that works as clock work at every other SPG was not done
October 18, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by wishs562 Can't handle large groups
What a stressful experience! The hotel was under staffed to handle the multiple large groups this weekend. From the restaurant to bellhop, they created undue stress on our party! The rooms, once we finally got them, were beautiful.
August 5, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by uniquenickname Room Specifications at Booking Aren't What You Get
There was nothing wrong with my stay at Westin, but it was disappointing to discover some of the extra fees that I did not anticipate. $22/day for valet parking with no lot to self-park was annoying, but I can handle it.
I'm extremely disappointed in the misrepresentation the website made at the time of my booking to say that internet would be included for free. I booked a room with a Queen size bed. There were two options: a larger room OR a one with less square footage but the booking site said it included free internet. I selected the smaller room because I knew I would need the internet over the course of my stay.
Well, it turns out this was merely a sham. I ended up with the smaller room AND had to pay for the internet. The internet wasn't included in the price of my room and when I inquired with the front desk they said nothing showed up in my room reservation regarding it. I'd think I must have misread the booking site, except I have a few other friends who stayed at Westin and made the same selection - and none of us received the free internet.
August 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jiam This hotel has great staff
My recent stay at the Columbus Westin Hotel was well beyond my expectations. I have already spread the word about this hotel's cleanliness, exceptional hospitality and awesome service. Staying there was a well deserved experience.
March 22, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Leduvar The worst Westin ever
This hotel is old, my room was cramped, needs painting in several public areas, the bartender was pathetically inept at the bar, the location is in decaying part of town. They need to take the Name Westin off it.
October 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by FBurgess Friendly and accommodating
We recently stayed during a weekend and truly enjoyed our visit. Meredith at the front desk was friendly and helpful, the room was clean, the building elegant and the valet parking quick and convenient. Great stay!
February 9, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by BillMeme This hotel was disappointing
The only good thing was the proximity to the venue we were in town for. The food in Thurber Bar, including the coffee was cold when received and could not get any one's attention until it was time to pay the check, the bed was not "heavenly" as advertised, but pillows were hard and the bed not comfortable. The staff at the front desk answered questions in a manner that we were disturbing them and they were trying to get us away from the desk as soon as possible - even asking for a print out of our bill was a bother. It would have been nice to be advised by the desk, at check in, that there was a 5K run or something that would be playing music outside to wake us up in the morning, The sound-proofing in the rooms was non-existent, as heard other guests in the hallways and next door all night, and the toilet didn't work consistently. The very best thing about our stay was Dan, our breakfast waiter in the Cafe - he was superb. For the price, even though downtown and convenient, we have received better service at a motel and next time we will stay outside of the city and drive to the venue, even if more inconvenient.
November 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by shastabet Comfortable and inviting
Me, my husband and daughter stayed here in March 2013, and we absolutely loved it. We wished there would have been a pool and hot tub, but for comfort, cleanliness and easy sleeping, I would stay here again.
March 26, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by soco dingy room
the Westin Workout room they assigned me felt like an old meeting room that they had turned into a guest room. The place felt like a sweaty place. Bathroom was questionable in cleanliness.
October 19, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Mich777 Tiny Room Hotel
Although hotel seemed to be newly remodeled the rooms where still like the old hotels. Small! Be careful on your way to the bathroom at night. You might run into the wall or dresser.
October 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pfunkrasta Long black hair
My last stay was questionable at the Columbus Westin. There was a long black hair in the shower that wasnt mine. Additionally, the toilet didnt flush without three attempts and the desk lamp didnt work.
February 13, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by ConferenceGoer Friendly Staff, customer ervice options need improvement
The room was small, there is no free Wi-Fi in the room which is incredibly unfriendly for business, there is no available shuttle provided by the hotel. I have had better amenities at value hotels.
June 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by DoctorMike Hotel needs to be updated.
The lobby was different but elegant. The rooms were so-so. We could not open our closet door enough because the desk blocked the opening. The personnel was incredibly polite.
October 28, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by TGESG Expected better
This hotel needs to be remodeled. It does not seem to provide the quality I expected for a Westin Hotel in terms of the finishes and design. Perhaps you should consider a new interior design.
June 24, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by ckgone This was my worst SPG experience
Really disappointed in this hotel. How do you forget to stock towels in a room? Broken heater was left unfixed and they didn't offer to move rooms for me. Breakfast food was mediocre at best.
January 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Valentine57 So classy and comfy
We were in town for a wedding , and stayed with you. It was not our first time, and will not be our last. Your beds are wonderful , and the room was spotless. The staff is also exceptional.
July 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Grandpa A hotel with great character and great service
We stayed here for a recent wedding and it was fantastic. Great service and having the wedding and reception in the same place was wonderful. Kudos to the staff. They have service perfected.
February 25, 2013