Rated 5 out of 5 by sleeve Great Hotel, Great Location
What a wonderful stay my family and I had at The Westin over New Year's weekend.
We were pleased and surprised at the renovations that had been made to the rooms. They were a little tired during our visit a couple of years ago.
My family met other family members. The hotel is perfect for family visits without anyone having to cook or clean up. The children are now teenagers and made use of the pool and workout center. So did the adults. The teenagers were able to walk around the city and we all enjoyed the mall.
So many of the employees have been with the hotel for years. It is always great to connect with them. They even remember our names.
February 9, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by mathew42 Mixed up reservation
My travel agent mixed up my reservation and had me arriving a day later than I actually did. Marquese at the front desk was extremely professional, empathetic and accommodating. He was able to locate me a room in the hotel on a sold out night and while it was slightly more expensive than my reservation rate, it was sincerely appreciated. He did this with a smile and complete patience. Truly appreciated.
July 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JenFromCali Great Boston Hotel
Beautiful view, comfortable room, accommodating staff. I would definitely stay here again!
August 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LeslieWC A very pleasant surprise
Wasn't sure what to expect, but it turned out to be perfect. The location was convenient, close to the Green and Orange T lines. The Logan Express dropped us off a block away. We were able to walk to Fenway Park. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful. The room spacious and clean. It had a fridge, though the fridge was very narrow.
July 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KBconf23 Restful and convenient business stay
I stayed in the hotel while attending a conference also being held in the building. The rooms although pricey, were very comfortable, and provided great views of the city. The rooms were quiet and the beds were comfortable, and provided a restful experience. The internet was reliable and quick enough for my business needs. Hotel staff were very helpful and attentive. The hotel was also convenient for access to shops and restaurants - internally and external to the building. Overall, the weeks stay was a very good experience and I recommend the hotel to others.
July 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JulieL401 The staff are amazing
Although I haven't been back for 19 years, Ben - the doorman, remembered me by face and welcomed me as an old friend. The catering staff, specifically Al and Nora were attentive, without being overbearing. The Catering Manager, Ben, has an amazing ability to be invisible until you think you may have a question and then he magically appears. Five stars!
July 29, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by mapal Not a guest?
The stay was very pleasant until Sunday morning when the strangest thing happened. My daughter and her friend were sitting in the lobby and security came up and asked them to go stand on the street with a group of baseball dealers that were running around outside. She tried to explain that she was a guest, but he walked away and would not listen. She called me down from our room to see what was happening, so I tried also to speak to security officer and he would not talk to me either. I went to front desk and spoke with manager and he told me that "they could not tell bad people from good people." I felt this statement was very insulting as well as people walking away and not listening. Hope to hear why this all happened. We did not feel like guests!
June 27, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Spider57 Green gone bad
Your location is great but your "Green" initiative seems to be nothing more than a way to reduce operating expenses. We regularly stay in hotels where we elect not to change towels and sheets each day. However when we did ask for new towels they arrived late, were literally thrown into the room and the old towels were left in the doorway where we left them thinking it would be convenient for your staff to pick up. Leaving them as they were is the epitome of laziness and not becoming for a hotel room that costs more than $400 per night. We don't mind pulling up the bed each day but having garbage accumulate in the room for three days is unacceptable and we spent very little time in the room. An offer of 500 SPG points for participating in the initiative in retrospect is an insult.
July 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ej2b Hotel
The hotel has great bed and room
July 31, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by emmylou906 no security
I stayed at the Westin Copley this weekend for my bachelorette party. Although the room was very nice, there were some security issues that did not make me feel very "safe". Well don't we all know that a party with a bunch of women isn't over until there is SOME drama involved. The hotel booking was under my name. Somehow, after an argument at the club, most of my friends made it into MY hotel room- without identification, and took their stuff and went home. Not sure how this happened, but how did the hotel staff know that these were my friends, and that they weren't going to steal my personal things or trash the room (thank God they didn't.) I did mention it to the front desk staff worker that checked us out, and he did give us a discount on the room, but I am not sure if it got past that point. So I am unsure of how the security process works at night but anyone apparently can just go into any room they want- all they need is a name.
July 28, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by PhiDE Complaint
Housekeeping needs a lot of work, and monitoring rechecks for the person who was supposed to take care of my room
- the front dek help needs a bit of how to respond to guest complaints
July 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by HMic13 This hotel was very nice
We had a great stay at the Westin Copley Place. It was close to everything and the hotel itself had a lot of amenities.
The only two negative things about this hotel is that when we first arrived, our room was clean, however, it smelled like mildew. I don't know it someone had left the window open or, the cleaning products used did not get rid of the musty smell.
Everyone was very attentive and helpful with the exception of the concierge. We went to the desk to make a reservation for Fogo De Chao located attached to the hotel for our 1 yr anniversary, and she never told the restaurant. Needless to say when we showed up for our dinner reservation and they did not have it, we were very annoyed. Luckily, the hostess was able to find us a table.
July 20, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by iceybear Dirty carpets!
My feet got dirty walking barefoot in my room! Gross! The maids on the 2nd day threw away all our shampoo, conditioner, etc. and didn't replace it. The book of the facility was missing. The dark out curtains didn't shut all the way and let light in. When you tried to close them, it unplugged the light. It was noisy.
July 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Panchocuervo Great choice
Everything was possitive.
Very good location. Rooms are comfortable and clean and well furnished.
We spent three days with my wife and quids. Very good experience.
We really recomend this hotel.
July 27, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Rainman69 Hotel Charges Too Much for WiFi
In this day and age where hotels provide free WiFi, this hotel charges $20 per day for a premium connection ($15 for regular). I also brought my own WiFi hotspot and the signal is so weak that I had no choice but pay for the expensive WiFi.
July 26, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by JoDon46 Adjoining rooms
The policy to give out adjoining rooms on a first-come basis is very inconvenient.
We paid a non- refundable $1300 deposit on our rooms. When we checked in the desk clerk assured us of adjoining rooms. Our room s were across the hall from each other . We were given adjoining rooms the next day with the offer of help to make the move but babysitting the first night was very uncomfortable for these grandparents.
July 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by AllergicToDogs Dec 30th 2012 Review
The hotel was lovely as usual, however I was horrified to see that they let DOGS stay there now! There is nothing on the website advertising this and I never would have stayed there had I known. When I asked at check-in, I was told they are "limited to certain floors" but I saw them on my floor! I am highly allergic and do not want dogs roaming my hotel
January 2, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by PushK Housekeeping needs some training!
I stayed five nights at this hotel and the service level was shockingly poor! After checking in at 11pm, I called room service and inquired about the timelines for ordering. He told me thirty minutes, great! I ordered a burger and wine. My food arrived at 12:15!! I had called twice to inquire where it was, the second time he shouted that she had been to my door three times and I had not answered! However when the poor, shaking server arrived apologizing she had been given the wrong room number. She assured me I would not be charged...who cares she arrived without the wine!! Said he never gave it to her!!
Finally I go to bed at 1am. After entering the bathroom and closing the door, I am sickened to see the condition of the lower half of the door. The previous guest had obviously been ill! The lower half of the door and the wall beside it when the door was closed were covered in dry vomit!! Beyond disgusting!
The next morning I complained to the front desk about my two unfortunate incidents. They listened and ask if I would like to change rooms. I responded no since I had already unpacked and settled in for my week. I said just clean the bathroom!! Overall the rest of the week I would have to say that the housekeeping was very poor. There were other minor things every day of my stay.
At the very least, i would have expected that someone from management would have reached out to me during my week to apologize for the disgusting vomit covered door. They are in the service business... I think the whole place needs to be reminded of that!
July 27, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Patrick99 Great hotel, but housekeeping needs work
We checked in a little early (around noon), and were upgraded to the 32nd floor with an amazing view of the river and the city. Watching the sailboats on the Charles really made the experience.
When we checked in, there was a roomservice cart in the hall outside our room with a big box of edible underwear displayed for all to see. Several hours later, it was still there and yet another cart was in the hall a few doors down. We came back to the room around 10pm and the carts were STILL there! A woman walking out of her room noticed the edible panties, thought they were ours and gave us a dirty look and a scowl.
Housekeeping also had not placed enough towels and only 1 bar of soap in the bathroom. The sheet was also stained.
Everything else about the stay was wonderful, but housekeeping needs to really be stepped up. Leaving leftover food (yes it does smell) and items like edible panties in the hall for 10+hrs is completely unacceptable.
September 16, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by wigstheome Reasonably Dependable
Stayed over on a Thursday night. Checkin was quick and simple, although no upgrade was offered as a Platinum member. Given a river view recently renovated room on the 26th floor. Room was comfortable and in good shape, although the bathroom is relatively tiny. Service was fine throughout my short stay.
December 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MstrSrgtShtrPrsn Great location
Located in the Back Bay area of Boston, this hotel is centrally located for everything you could want to do while visiting the city.
July 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vigor64 Fiftieth wedding anniversary
Our seven day stay was exceptional. The staff was friendly, helpful and professional. The spacious room with the awesome view was quiet and clean. From check in to check out everything was first class. Will definitely stay at Westin hotels again and recommend them to others.
July 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Victoria51 Great location for family visit.
Had 2 rooms for family vacation and experience was great. Easy access to all T lines, walking distance to Fenway, several museums, the Common, and Freedom Trail. Duck tour pickup at complex. Good grocery (Shaws) 1/2 block away for kids needs. Inexpensive cab ride but 1/2 block from T going to airport. Concierges and Check in associates were among the most friendly I have experienced. Kudos to Frank the concierge who went out of his way to help with reservations and recommendations.
June 16, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Patrick99 Thermostat broken
I stay in this hotel often, and usually have wonderful experiences. I entered my room to find the room like a sauna. I attempted to turn down the heat but the termostat was broken. I wanted to quikly shower and get ready for a cocktail party, so I called to get my rooms switched. It took about 4 phone calls and 15 minutes for them to tell me there were no rooms they could move me to. I then had to wait another half an hour for the engineer to fix it, and THEN i could take my shower and get ready. I was late for the event, the main reason I stayed here to begin with.
December 18, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by DV13 Location, location
Really enjoyed our stay at the Westin with superb accommodations and a great location
July 24, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by 1UnhappyCust The worst hotel stay experience ever
We stayed couple nights for July 4th weekend. Our neighbor on the 31st floor decided to have a party inside their hotel room with loud music, bunch of guests, casual conversation, acting like they were at any public bars. Extremely distributing. They either kept the door open late at night or slammed on the door before 7am in the morning.
We complained numerous times to the hotel, including in person at the front desk couple times, but no actions were taken by hotel staffs that stopped this unacceptable behavior. Obviously, the hotel knew about it, because we could see the room service was delivered multiple times to the party spot.
Honestly, we want our refund for our stay badly. Can this be arranged?
July 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Blue25legend Very comfortable stay
We extended our stay here by extra nights as a result of "Sandy" and the trains being cancelled. The staff were always extremely polite, helpful nd knowledgeable and covered access to Copley Place and the Prudential mall was certainly very handy during the storm and rrsukting windy and wet weather.
The only downside was that the hotel charge of approx $12 for 24 hours wi-fi/internet use which is a bit naughty in this day and age - go into the mall and get online free just by being in the mall or near one of the shops.
Otherswise a very enjoyable stay.
November 3, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Judy58 Room maintenance
One of the outlets in the bathroom didn't work, and there was no coffee pads to make coffee with in the room.
July 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Patrick99 Long Lines and Annoying Housekeeping
I have stayed at this hotel many times, and this time we were in town for an event in the city and used points to pay for the room. We arrived in the evening. We were in a hurry so I parked at the hotel, but be warned the almost $50 parking per night is outrageous. There are garages nearby that charge $15. I don't pay that much in Manhattan!
There was a very long line at check-in, it took almost 20 minutes to get through the line, even using the Platinum line.
We were upgraded to a corner junior suite, which has AMAZING views. This makes the hotel worth it! OSushi just outside the lobby in the mall is amazing food too.
Since it was a late evening event, we were in late and had a 4pm late check-out. There was no "Do Not Disturb sign in the room, but we put the latch on the door to signify that and went to sleep. We were awakened 5 times by housekeeping, despite us telling them no, and we were leaving at 4pm. They even came back twice to ask again what time we were leaving, and woke us up. That is unacceptable, even for a free room with points, as those points are valuable!
I have had issues with annoying housekeeping here before, and I will think twice about staying when I want to sleep in. I will be in that position this weekend in Boston, so I have already reserved another SPG property. Hopefully they can realize it and fix the situation.
October 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tstories Great Location
Perfect to stay in this area during the summer months!
July 22, 2014