Rated 2 out of 5 by Habs60538 Hotel Shuttle
Hotel Shuttle at the Westin needs help. Shuttle showed up in a timely manner, but a flight crew memeber got on stating he wasn't sure if his co-workers were upstair waiting or not, so we drove around the airport looking for them, never did find them. The next morning the hotel shuttle was about to leave and these same crew members failed to show up on time.
They held the hotel a good while, delaying the other people. This not the first time I had a problem with the Hotel Shuttle, but the first time I wrote about it.
May 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Aaron87 Outstanding is all the Westin knows!
We arrived late around 10pm and were tired from driving. The front desk was very pleasant and recognized my SPG status. She granted us the Executive Level (floor 7) and the rooms were amazing, as always. We also visited the bar that night and the bartenders were friendly and provided a relaxing environment. Breakfast the next morning was great and really enjoyed our meal. It was not loud and cramped like other hotels. Very pleasant! We cant wait to stay again sometime soon. Thanks Westin for the great stay!
April 4, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by jch67 Nice property, eat elswhere
I recently stayed 3 nights at this property and, while the hotel and room were very nice, the restaurant left much to be desired.
While there, and as much to do with the lack of decent options in the area, I had 3 dinners and a lunch at the hotel. None of these would I have classified as "good". None was truly "bad" either. The best description would be bland and uninspired.
March 23, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by MIDOC Nice, clean hotel but did not feel luxurious
I was attending a conference at one of the other hotels in the BWI area and chose to stay at this Westin because of my SPG Gold status.
The hotel was clean but otherwise disappointing. It definitely did not feel luxurious like what I had come to expect in a Westin. Furthermore, charging $13/day for internet is quite ridiculous these days.
April 29, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Abdul I booked room for 4 guest..got room that can fit only 2
I booked double bed for 4 guest (i listed 4 guest in the reservation and got charged extra for the additional guest too), but when i check in i got king bed which can fit 2 and gave me roller bed saying it can fit 2 more. but roller bed can fit only one. one of us has to sleep on floor
May 28, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by harmonyleather Housekeeping Needs Help!
As a Starwood Preferred Guest, I really expected our 3 pm check-in time to be honored. Instead, we were told our room was not yet ready and it was 4:30 pm before we were allowed to check-in! Strike one. Upon entering our room, I found a dirty black sock under the desk. Eww. Strike two. I called and requested a refrigerator and was told there were none available. Out. But it goes on... We actually discovered what looked like a refrigerator in the cabinet and proceeded to pull the dresser out so we could plug it in. The light came on but it never cooled. We also had to plug in the TV which showed only messed up colors and would not work. We unplugged it. This is the third year we have attended a conference at the Westin BWI and have always been tickled to be there. The beds and bedding are very comfortable!! After the conference, we stay an extra night and enjoy the pool and hot tub. The free shuttle service to local restaurants is a great amenity. The meeting and event facilities are great and the lunch that was served was outstanding. Overall, my feedback is that Housekeeping Needs Help!
March 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Development Great Property...SPG still can't get my status correct
This property is great. Always efficient check in, nice toom etc.
Problem with SPG is getting my crossover Status into systems at properties. Always have to argue out free internet.
March 22, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by TravellingPerson Better find somewhere else
Selected location due to being near BWI but it is in an airport hotel area with nothing else around. Main issue is with meals - poor quality (despite "new" menu) and poor service.
March 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by tkafoot convention staff
The free parking facilities made the stay ideal & pleasant that we wern't gouged with parking fees. The convention staff were very professional & courteous.
April 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by hannah631 Fantastic!
Incredibly comfortable bed, super light tight window shades, wonderful shower, and excellent decor.
June 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ArtvanLaw An apple a day...
They thought of everything including providing a nice healthy apple snack. Sometimes it's the little things that count!
April 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Saint22 Excellent Service
Our flight arrived 7 hours before the usual check-in time, but the clerk at the SPG check-in desk did not even hesitate to let my wife and I check-in early. We also were given free breakfast buffet tickets for each day of our stay. The room was large and clean. The bathroom was enormous and spotless, and the water pressure was fantastic.
The staff was friendly and helpful, from the check-in counter to the shuttle drivers to the cooks at breakfast.
Two small complaints that might be a bigger deal to some travelers than it was to us: This hotel has a ridiculous Internet policy. You have to pay to use Wi-Fi in your room, and you must pay per minute to use the Internet in the business center! Again, not a big deal for me, but be advised if you need Internet access.
Secondly, and this would be an easy fix, the room did not contain any sort of local guides, i.e., lists of places to eat or shop. There wasn't even a phone book, which was made worse by the silly Internet policy.
These two minor headaches aside, this is an excellent hotel in a clean, safe place with easy access via shuttle, bus or light rail to anywhere you would want to go in Baltimore or DC. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel: Just beware on the Internet policy.
August 12, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by mbrown26 Felt like I was in a cave
The hotel staff are all very nice, and the food was delicious. But the entire time I was there I felt like I was in a cave! It is so dark. I turned on all the lights in my room and ti was still dark. Having dark walls and dark brown carpet doesn't help. To make it worse, the guest rooms don't have any good mirrors with lighting. There's a full length mirror in the room, but no light specifically by that mirror. The lighting in the bathroom is low, plus the mirror is far away from where you stand. Also, the lighting in the bathrooms by the meetings rooms was also horrible. Seriously felt like I was in a cave the entire time I was there.
October 3, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by PhilliTraveler Complete disappointment
We stayed at this hotel before and were quite satisfied. This time was absolutely the opposite. We made our reservation over the phone directly with the hotel. We were convinced to take a room on the club floor for a higher rate. We were told we would receive free hors d'oeuvres & breakfast in the club room on our floor and free wifi. We checked in around 5 and went to our room figuring we would have a snack in the club room before dinner. Imagine our surprise when we found a sign outside the club room stating that the club room closed Friday morning and would not reopen until Monday. This is the normal weekend schedule. Back in the room we could not connect to the free wifi. We stopped at the front desk to find out what was going on. When we complained the front desk clerk explained that the club room schedule was normal policy, but we could have the buffet breakfast in the restaurant and that the wifi was a problem because they were switching Internet carriers and did not have Internet on our floor. We were welcome to come to the lobby for free wifi if we liked. When we complained that we were receiving none of the amenities promised for our higher rate, she agreed to reduce our rate to $129. We agreed. Back in our room after dinner, we needed to call down to the front desk to ask a question. Neither phone in the room were working. I went down to the front desk again and spoke to the same desk clerk who confirmed that the phones were in fact not working due to their problems switching Internet carriers. I could not believe it. How could anyone in good conscience put guests in a room with no phone access? What if a guest didn't have a cell phone? What about an emergency? Upon check out the next day, I again spoke to a desk clerk about my concerns. His reaction was 'I appreciate the feedback.' No attempt was made to salvage the hotel/customer relationship. The icing on the cake came when a nice couple checking out behind me overheard my complaints and said that they had made their reservation online for a non-club floor for less than half of what I paid for my "upgraded" experience.
It is clear the hotel was aware of club floor policies and deficiencies when they 'up sold' me a room on the club floor. I was misled. It is clear that the front desk staff was also aware of these deficiencies when I checked in, but was not told. It is clear the Westin-BWI is only concerned with taking as much of my money as they can get. No one is concerned with integrity, safety or the customer service relationship. How sad.
September 1, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by RJB1 Disappointing
Platinum member who has stayed at this property many times before, but the last couple of stays have been particularly disappointing.
-- Last Stay
Locked out of room with my possessions inside. Took staff 45 minutes to get the door open relocate me to another room.
-- This Stay
A/C did not work in 1st room. Relocated to second room where the key they sent up didn't work (stood in hall for 15 minutes waiting for another set of keys), shower faucet was broken - managed to "MacGyver it" to get by. A/C in this room went out midway through the night.
Heard this property to undergo major renovations....surprising since it's not that old...but it apparently needs it.
July 25, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by bigdaddyNYC Problem
I have stayed at several Westin's in the past and as always this one was great. The beds are so comfortable and the rooms are spacious.
They only problem i had was the toilet seat was broken. I was disappointed it wasn't fixed on the first day of my stay. I informed the person at the front desk about it early enough in the days so that it should have been taken care of. So I went down there the second day and informed them again and it didn't get fixed prior to me checking out for the day. I have stayed at other Westin's and I have been credited points for my inconvenience. Not this time...
July 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RoadWarriorA Upgrades All Around
The new health facility is quite an upgrade with brand new machines and a great atmosphere. Additionally, the new menu at the 7th floor club lounge is a great change of pace. New foods and more variety, with a bit more sophistication were a welcome surprise.
As always, the staff was extremely helpful and driven to make my stay comfortable.
December 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DougC Best place to stay at the airport
I travel to Washington DC regularly and have found the airfare to BWI so much better than Reagan National. I take the train for $6 at I am at Union Station in 30 minutes. My problem had always finding a good place to stay and now I have one. The Westin is 5 minutes from the airport via free shuttle van and has the heavenly bed, great restaurant in thr lobby and the van drivers are very knowledgeable about everything. They will take you to Amtrak or the local Maryland light rail. I went to Camden Yards to see the Yankees/Orioles and it was so easy to get to downtown Baltimore via light rail. The Westin 1/4 the cost of a DC hotel and is only 30 minutes via train away and is a great place to stay.
May 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Resa823 Comfort and Relaxation
I booked the room over the phone and the female I spoke with repeated the dates back to me and they were right so I didn't pay attention when I received the confirmation email. When I arrived at the hotel the staff was wonderful and very polite, but I was informed that I was suppose to arrive the day prior and was listed as a no show. The young lady working was very understanding and was able to ensure that the reservation was fixed and I was not charged for two nights. I have stayed at several hotels in this area but this was the first time staying at the Westin and I will always stay here. The staff was fabulous and the room was very relaxing and in a great location to restaurants and shopping.
June 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2Bcame1 Very comfortable, clean, and convenient!
Enjoyed our overnight stay at the Westin BWI. We stayed here the night prior to our early morning flight from BWI. The hotel was very convenient to BWI and had parking and shuttle services. The room was an amazing corner unit (601) and had great views. The hotel has a lot of amenities for guests including a gym, pool, and onsite restaurant and bar with outdoor areas. The front desk staff were friendly and check-in and out was a breeze. The room was exceptionally clean, comfortable, and luxurious. You do have to pay for Wi-Fi which we feel should be included. Price was reasonable for this upscale hotel. We would highly recommend this hotel for your next stay and we would stay here again, definately.
September 8, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Otim Poor service
Very disappointed on the service received at this hotel. 1. There were no bath towels in my room; dried off after a shower with hand towels. 2. Met a group of business associates in the bar for drinks. It took 15 minutes for someone to take our order - we finally decided to get to the bar. After one drink we went somewhere else. 3) At breakfast, there were no glasses for orange juice. I took a glass from a table that had just left. Coffee was not available for self serve and no one came to the table for the first 15 minutes.
That said, the lady that made my omelette was very pleasant.
January 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by BAH66 Room needs help
I've stayed at your hotel in the past and it has always been pleasant. This time did not live up to my expectations. The beds were not made properly. The sheets did not fit the bed. The bottom sheet did not reach the end of the bed so my ankles and feet were on the mattress pad. Thankfully there were two beds in the room. The floor lamp also didn't work it was missing knob. I had to unplug a lamp to plug my phone in and the amount of dust was nasty. The night table and bottom of lamps were dusty. As I said I expected more from this hotel.
October 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pat86 The Staff Makes the Difference
I stay at this Westin 3-4 times a year at 5 night intervals. I have always found it to be comfortable and clean with large rooms and good food in the restaurant. I rarely encounter a problem but if I do, they take care of it promptly and with a smile. What really sets this hotel apart is the staff. When my colleague and I come down for breakfast, Aster and Lena make us feel like a guests in their home, not a hotel guests. They provide a level of personal service that your rarely find as a business traveler. Jim, the manager, welcomes us back by name as soon as he sees us and goes out of his way to make us feel at home. When I am in the Baltimore area, I would never even consider staying any place but here.
August 10, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Brila Disappointed this time
We were disappointed that we didn't receive communication from the staff. We had to ask about the breakfast package. The executive room on floor seven was not available other than soda's and coffee. The restaurant closed down for recarpeting and no one ever gave us a head's up. The drivers for courtesy vans were great. The bed was good. This had been the first Westin we stayed at and we had loved it the first time.
December 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by reend Oh the room
The meeting I attended at the hotel was run seamlessly by the staff and it was a wonderful experience.
On the surface, the room was beautiful and clean.
All the lamps were unplugged so I was crawling on the floor looking for cords and outlets so I could have light.
The refrigerator never got cold.
The toilet seat slipped sideways.
Instead of a heavenly mattress, one of the beds had a plastic cover on it with a sheet on top. Never in all my years of travel did I encounter that!
I firmly believe this was just a blip and that my experience is not the norm.
November 10, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Manju Bad internet bandwidth
Why is it that WiFi is free and relatively quick in the lobby (for anyone to use), while both WiFi and ethernet connectivity in the rooms absolutely does not work? When you're a hotel near the airport and more likely to host business travelers, this does not make sense.
Why is it that hotel staff shrug their shoulders with a "management doesn't listen to us on such matters" when I complain about this?
I don't understand how a hotel can charge $13 a day for internet in the rooms and have such disregard for whether it works or not. I also don't understand how management continues, in today's competitive market, to disenfranchise their employees.
Other than that, the rooms are comfortable and the employees are considerate.
August 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rose02 Staff were wonderful!
Staff were very friendly and went out of their way to be helpful. Maria at the front desk was so sweet. The first four days she was just the friendly wake up call in the morning but so conversational I felt I knew her before I met her in person my last day there. The waiters in the Dining Room remembered how I liked my coffee and my name after just my first morning there and in the evening when I entered the Dining Room for dinner I felt among friends. The airconditioning could have been quieter but it was a great stay and I plan to visit again.
August 26, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by TJPDVM No Soap
Arrived at 9:15PM and found no soap in room. Stopped by front desk and asked for two bars and would stop by after dinner for the soap. !0:15 PM front desk said no soap was found and housekeeping would have to bring some. After an 8 hour travel from West Coast waited only ten more minutes and called front desk to cancel request as I was not in the mood to wait for my soap to arrive. Shampoo for soap is not exactly the way to end a long travel day. Come on man. By the way no soap hanging on door next morning, shampoo to start the day. Come on man.
December 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nicker Overall
I was disappointed that the Hotel did not have a gym and we had to use the facility at a near Hotel (Sheraton) and the prices for the food offer for breakfast are to high for what they offer, it was a continental breakfast.
Overall, the place is good and I will recommended and will definitely stay again.
December 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Aaron87 Great Sleep, Nice Food
Service was accommodating, but did not acknowledge SPG status. The room was amazing, as always!! After checking in, I went to the pool (staff was not aware of hours, causing an inconvenience), however, the pool amenities were very clean and the perfect temperature. The life guard was required to be on duty before swimming. Her attitude was very poor and plain rude. :( As for dinner, I went to the bar and the bartenders were very friendly and provided great service! The crab soup was a great dish. Thanks Westin! I cant not wait to return!!
July 2, 2012