Rated 3 out of 5 by Qman Horrible parking, crappy internet, good bed
Absolutely the worst parking I have ever found at any hotel, ever. Had to drive around over 30 minutes passing only 6 open spots till I found a spot tucked away in an awkward corner - with only 1 1/2 feet from the car next to me, and less than 3 inches from the wall on my right, it was the best I could find for 'mid-size' sedan. This also didn’t take into account the 15 minutes of driving around the blocks trying to find the entrance.
Pool/spa/exercise room were fine, with a nice view of the bay, but a bit windy being exposed.
Bed was good, but not as comfortable I as I experienced a couple nights earlier at the Pasadena Westin.
Staff was friendly and courteous enough as expected.
However, I felt like I was *pushed* into this room that the hotel wouldn't foist on a more "deserving" guest #one that wasn't a single, male business traveler staying only for one night using Hotwire#.
Here's why: As I began to enter my room, a nearby maid gave me a nice greeting, but kind of a funny look. When I entered there was an overpowering odor such as Febreze as though someone had tried to cover up cigarette smoke. Later that night, the Febreze wore off. Each time I woke up, the stench of cigarette smoke hung in the air. Not enough to wake me up, but pretty bad nonetheless. It was bad enough that when I arrived home and unpacked, two of my shirts #one I'd worn around the room, one I'd worn to the pool and hung on the back of a chair# had stunk up the rest of the clothing in my bag. My wife couldn't believe it either. Now honestly, I probably should have gone back down and asked for another room. But the smell wasn't that bad until I fell asleep. In fact, I wasn't going to mention it, nor take any stars off until I wondered if the hotel staff talked to each other. I was "upgraded" to this room - a 'higher floor', 'with a bay view' - which was nice, but something I didn't really about. I now wonder if it was done on purpose. The third star was lost due to the terrible internet connection. Granted it may have been my laptops problem, but the Wi-Fi was, in a word, crappy. I was unable to get any work done at all the next morning. In fact, when I looked for instructions on getting online, or something about the restaurant, or anything at all about the room, there was none of the literature you would normally find anywhere to be found. Worse, after I had packed up and was getting ready to leave the room, I noticed the desk had a built in Ethernet port and power ports on the front, hard to see, and I hadn't until that moment. On a whim, I tried them. The power didn't work, but the Ethernet port did. It was truly unfortunate that not only was there no information on this, but that there wasn't an Ethernet cord available that I might have guessed I could use #I used my own cord#.
I've never had a bad room at a Westin until this stay. I'm confident this room was a fluke. Even so, $40/day for valet, or $24 for a very scary parking space, is still unreal.
I didn't try the restaurant, but noticed it was completely empty my entire stay except for one table I saw which had dishes on it - but no diners. Bar was ok. Close to downtown, but beware; there is a ton of construction/remodeling going on around it. Finally, I actually didn't feel safe walking the streets at night there. Now I'm a big guy, and spent several years in the Infantry #Army# and for me to be uncomfortable is saying something. I would not recommend this hotel and I certainly would not stay here again. Mostly because of the awful parking.
September 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ready4VacationAgain Simply Heavenly...
We really enjoyed our two night stay at this property. All of the staff that we came in contact with, made us feel very warm and well received. We will return to San Diego again within the month and I hope I can stay at this property again.
August 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fred Great place to stay
While the facilities are in need of some updating which will start this year they are still very good and in excellent condition. The staff is exceptional from ensuring we had the right room to helping us discover the best of San Diego.
April 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CDP42 This hotel has a great location and concierge services
Enjoyed our stay with our family. Holly at concierge was especially helpful and friendly. Our plans changed and she gave us wonderful recommendations for restaurants and beach location for me and my 3 young kids to enjoy. Thank you!
August 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by BVarg weekend retreat
really enjoyed staying this weekend, the staff was very courteous and helpful, it was nice that they offer late check out without us having to ask for it. hotel is very central to all the activities we wanted to see and do.
March 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ltdt This hotel has great service
Our stay was great. The service we received from Teresa in the main restaurant was above and beyond quality service. The restaurant manager was also excellent in service. We would highly recommend this hotel to friends and family.
April 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by RS5772 Good Hotel
The rooms were a bit small for my expectation but the staff is excellent. Th lady at the bar was so kind even at midnight when she really wanted to end her shift and go home. Very classic.
The room is a bit costly for its size.
October 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by MoreMemories Westin Value
In town for social purposes. The valet services were great along with the in and out privileges. From the initial greeting, front desk service, SPG Recognition, room condition, beds, etc., this was a true Westin Experience.
January 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by MaoMen Parking - Internet
Parking fees too high.
The Wi Fi price is high.
July 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chuck75041 Exceptional Experience
I stayed at the Westin San Diego for 5 days and nights and I had a Great Experience in every facet of my stay at the Westin, San Diego.
The staff were Exceptional in their professionalism, courtesy and attention to detail.
June 4, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Danetis The construction was awful
The majority of amenities were not available due to construction... And this was NOWERE on the website!
The ONLY resolution/compensation that I was offered was to become a "rewards" member with a few points tacked on....
November 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Hughlene Great Location
This hotel was close to the airport, downtown and restaurants. Very good hotel for a business meeting. The staff was great and met my expectations. They were able to accomodate changes in schedule with no added hassles.
February 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AJP2014 Great Hotel
We were visiting San Diego for a conference and stayed at the Westin San Diego. Donald checked us in and he was GREAT! He provided wonderful service and the hotel was very nice. We will definitely stay there again.
February 5, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by ShanNY73 Hotel is fine, but huge parking fee!
$32 for overnight parking??! That is ridiculous; not reasonable at all. That huge fee will likely drive me somewhere else where I'm not taken advantage of when it comes to simply parking my car. Very disappointing.
December 24, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by garyr80 Great Location
Perfect location in downtown San Diego where you are close to the Gaslamp area as well as Little Italy and Seaport Village....all within walking distance. Great customer service provided by a very attentive staff.
November 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by YANK70 PROBLEM WITH BATHROOM SINK AND TUB
Was given notification that the hot water would be turned off at a certain period of time. Prepared for bath the following day and the tub was full of brown water and the water coming from the sink was also brown.
April 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LiaA0113 Great Stay
This hotel is really great! I especially enjoyed the great customer service that Donald presented at the front desk and Mark (F &B Supervisor) gave at the bar. Marks Lightenin Lemonade is the best! Thanks again!
May 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bryan11 What an excellent hotel
really enjoyed my stay at the San Diego Westin. In particular, Melissa at the front desk made me feel welcome, from my arrival to the end of my stay; what a nice young lady and a credit to the SPG organization!
March 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by carolyn56 comfortable stay
The room was very nice and comfortable. We had just completed a cruise and arrived rather early. We were able to get settled into our room right away. Very nice. Public transportation is close and easy to use.
November 27, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Disappointed Did not deliver e-mail folios as promissed
I had paid for 3 individual rooms with my AMEX card. At check out at approximately 10:00 am during a conference break I turned in the keys for 2 rooms requesting at that time from the clerk to e-mail to my address the portfolios for these two rooms as well as for room #3 which was not vacated at that time. I was assured that would be done as soon as room #3 was also vacated.
Our CEO (room #3) checked out approx. 1 hr later, he handed the clerk my business card which has my e-mail and requested again that his portfolio would be e-mailed to me.
The only portfolio e-mailed as requested was for my room, neither the 2nd or 3rd room ever showed up. I e-mailed them requesting they forward the missing portfolios immediately. No response at all. Upon calling by telephone I was giving the run-a-round also and advised by their representative that I would have to fill out a special request form that would be e-mailed to me within 48 hours.
This was a very bad experience - we attended a large conference at their Hotel (268 attendees) but it is unlikely that we would recommend using this hotel
January 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Redhawk Hotel Stay was nice except for
My wife and I thought it unusual that in the year 2013 your facility does not have free Wi-fi; even McDonalds has free Wi-fi. Not having it is inconvenient. Otherwise, your staff made our stay very nice.
April 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by ardoukoba1 This hotel has the expected features
Nice well located hotel downtown San Diego. Easily accessible. Rooms are nice and quiet.
The restaurant has standard food but could certainly be better.
June 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by fisher14 The people make the Westin
The Westin in San Diego is the best! The staff are as friendly and helpful as can be with a comittment to customer service.
Amy at the front desk was fantastic! She represents what Westin is about!
January 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Taurusman A couple of days in San Diego
I was impressed with this hotel. Good staff, efficient, friendly. Rooms were nicely done, good view of SD and harbor. Hallways a bit odd because of the shape of the building but otherwise, nice.
October 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jessica Very nice stay
The service was exceptional which is hard to find these days. All the staff went above and beyond to make sure our stat was wonderful. I will defiantly stay at the Westin again. Thank you !
June 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cmh4388 Love the location of this hotel
It is close to the airport with free shuttle, walking distance to the bay, seaport village gas lamp district, many restaurants and only a block from the trolleys to old town
And the zoo.
January 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by HemeOnc2013 Efficient Hotel
Stayed here for a meeting. At about 11pm about 10 of us arrived and they had us checked in and taken care of in about 20 minutes. Extra staff showed up to help. Room service was prompt.
February 17, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Rafa007 Conference
Used this hotel for conference in prior years. GREAT service. This year the experience was less than stellar. Won't use this hotel again. There are many other choices in San Diego.
December 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cats49 Very Nice stay.... :)
The hotel was very clean and the staff were very friendly. It was near some construction but, not too noisy. The housemaids were very friendly too. Nothing was too much trouble.
September 6, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by PatCos Great hotel, aggravating Internet policy
Very nice hotel, solid service, everything you would expect of a top flight Westin hotel.
However, they charge extra for access to the Internet, which I find very aggravating.
February 23, 2013