Rated 4 out of 5 by Ken550 Great location in San Diego
The hotel is a short walk to Seaport Village and the Gaslamp District, two popular places when visiting San Diego.
We got a great price at the SPG website but then had to pay over 30% of our room rate for a single night parking.
The room was a little rough, the sliding closet door barely slid and the sliding window drape jammed when we tried to open it in the morning.
I'll probably try some place different the next time I go to San Diego, there are too many options to settle.
July 1, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by LeslieDS unimpressed
never have I stayed at a Hotel where I was told NO so many times in my 1 night stay.
i parked in the building's self park only to find out later it isn't affiliated with the hotel & they only offer valet and could not validate my self parking.
i am only a gold SPG member, but am usually given free internet. when i asked about it, i was again told no.
then i asked for a late checkout (1 hour later than posted) and again was told NO.
Finding the actual parking and entrance for this property was also a challenge. the street address & entrance are around the corner from one another with no clear sienage. and the facet that many of the streets are one way make it even more challenging to access.
When needing a San Diego hotel in the future, I will not stay here again, I will locate another Starwood property.
March 6, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by TeS23 Worst SPG experience to date
Having lived most days in the last 2months in an SPG property, this hotel was disappointing.
Checked into a room which had a used bathroom, with towels from the previous stay still on the floor. TV remote wasn't working. The phone to call the reception wasn't working.
After complaining twice and insisting on a room change, was given a room change after a long hold. And funnily instead of being upgraded or something as an apology, was given a smaller room on a lower floor.
Did receive a call back to be fair, to check if the new room was alright. However just dint meet the standards I am used to.
June 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brian36 Always a pleasure
I've stayed at this hotel numerous times, and it's always a great experience. The front desk knows how to provide excellent service.
January 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by agcg57 Above and Beyond Expectations
My husband and I had such a great experience staying at the Westin with our 2 year old little boy. Molly from the concierge desk helped us plan a perfect evening out, and we really loved all of her recommendations. She was extremely helpful and so friendly. Molly really made us feel like VIP guests, and she even helped make our son's stay more fun with a cute little ducky for him to enjoy in the bath. Marina from room service was fantastic, and we really enjoyed our in-room dining meals. Overall, the people at the Westin made our stay so special, and they far surpassed our expectations.
May 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Manju Great views
Although I was only staying one night at the Westin-SD, it was a very pleasurable experience. Located in downtown San Diego, my room gave me a breathtaking view of San Diego bay and the San Diego skyline. The room was spacious, clean, and met my every expectation. I'd like to single out one desk clerk employee - Melissa - who actually remembered my birthday from a day earlier. The entire staff was excellent and I would, without hesitation, recommend this hotel.
December 22, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by RO67 Nice hotel ...no sleep
The hotel was very comfortable and the staff helpful and courteous. The noise level in our room was terrible! You could hear the elevator morning and night, could hear guests in the rooms on either side of us, baby crying, dog barking and people talking in the next room sounded like they were in our room, we could hear every word they said and you could hear all the street noise!
June 29, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by JIP7 Go green??
The card provided suggesting to go green offers an incentive for doing so. I placed the card on my door knob and was surprised to find out after the fact that this means no one even enters the room to make the bed or pick up dirty linen. Perhaps I read it wrong, but I thought it just meant that bed linen and towels would not be replaced. I fail to see how NOT making the bed or tidying the room helps to make the world a greener place. So I would suggest you consider making the door hanger instructions (and what to expect) more clear for your guests. I also did not receive the incentive offered for the inconvenience I experienced. Quite disappointing overall.
May 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bob8590 On the Bay
Beautiful, clean & elegant this high rise hotel has it all. Large rooms full of amenities, pool complete with hot tub and well supplied exercise room on the 3rd floor makes this the ultimate placed to stay when visiting San Diego. Wouldn't look for anyplace else. Friendly staff and good food too.
June 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cynthiaroselyn Lovely Hotel, great location, super convenient
We had an overnight stay last week. Booking on-line was a breeze. Hotel was withing walking distance of everywhere we wanted to be. The room was clean, comfortable and quiet, the staff efficient and friendly, and the breakfast buffet offered numerous choices. Will definitely stay here again.
May 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by RenaAJ Over the top fabulous!
We checked into the hotel for one night stay...I was there to run the half marathon and my 80 year old aunt was with us, she loves to cheer me on in these races and it have become a yearly weekend for us...it was also her birthday weekend. I mentioned to the check in staff that this was my aunt's 80th birthday and the resulting actions were over the top....the staff delivered ice cream and candles, drink and coffee coupons...and more importantly made my aunt feel so special whenever she was in the lobby....they gave her very special attention and I so totally apprecitated the attention they gave her...she smiled the entire weekend and has memories that she will share for months and months...thank you Westin!!
June 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Chiguy Westin near Gaslight
As a Meeting/conference hotel, this is a reasonable choice. Close to wining and dining and Petco Park. Light rail makes entire area accessible. Airport minutes away with free shuttle service.
June 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BillyBella Great service and dog friendly!
Staff was super friendly and the accommodations were perfect. Also our dogs rated two paws up!
July 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by nachokitty The staff was very accommodating
We chose the Westin San Diego to celebrate our 7 year wedding anniversary. Your staff member, Molly Raymond was so accommodating. She took her time to chat with us and ask how we were doing and if there was anything she could do for us to make our stay more pleasurable. She recommended a great restaurant for us to have dinner and drinks. And gave us ideas of other establishments to visit during our stay. Thank you Molly for being so genuinely friendly and kind to us. We will definitely be coming back!
June 15, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by SINK Very odd room configuration. Small room and small entrance
Was "upgraded" to one of 18 pure allergen free room from a tradition room. I did not think the room smelled fresh. The air purifier wasn't turned on (when we turned it on, it actually smelled "moldy").
We were able to find a meter parking space on the streets two blocks away late saturday evening. The self parking garage across the street on Columbia was gated off on both sides, maybe because of the marathon Sunday morning. However, when we checked out on sunday morning, we saw the steel gates lifted. Odd.
Opted for the welcome points instead of continental breakfast, so can't comment there. The room was very small, and the hallway was even smaller. Very odd configuration.
June 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by deerisle Fantastic hotel and outstanding service
My family and I stayed at this property for three nights while visiting the San Diego area for a conference-- the conference was about 5+ miles away, so we had to move when the event started. We hated to move because we loved the Westin San Diego so much!
Location: the hotel is located in a great part of town. It's just a few blocks from the Gaslamp district and about 2-3 blocks from Little Italy. It's also about 3-4 blocks from the Midway and the harbor. We were able to take public transportation wherever we wanted to go that we couldn't walk. When we come back to San Diego for another vacation, this will be our home base.
Service: Simply put... Outstanding. I stay in lots of hotels, and the staff was just outstanding. I cannot count on both hands how many staff went out of their way to see if we needed help. I read with interest some of the complaints in the reviews here-- all I can say is that we did not have any problems, and in fact had some of the best service that we've ever experienced. Such service doesn't happen without instruction from the top, so I conclude that this is a well managed property.
Rooms: The beds are comfortable, and we loved our stay.
Platinum recognition. We benefited from the free breakfast. The front desk clerk allowed all of us to have the free breakfast, so that was a huge perk. We couldn't use the late checkout, but it was offered without us having to ask.
In short, couldn't be happier with our stay, and want to return!
May 22, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by jenna25 Worst Westin I have ever stayed at!!!!!
This hotel was a total disappointment! First of all the staff member who checked us in was very unfriendly. The rooms almost smelled like they had been smoking rooms at one point and also smelled musty. They need to be updated for sure. The only nice thing I can say about the room is the shower was pretty nice and the bed was comfortable. We found SEVERAL hairs throughout our room which was very disturbing! The fresh towels we had delivered came with a large black hair right on top of the towel. The rooms were not cleaned properly at all because we found several hairs from the moment we walked into the room! Never will I stay at this hotel again!
September 19, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Loyalist Jackhammer Me
Lobby under major construction effort, jackhammers running until 8:00 PM. You can't even carry on a conversation with Front Desk staff. Notice should have been posted on web site. I should not have to visit Yelp or TripAdvisor to find out construction going on. Westin is supposed to be the Gold Standard for business traveler. Gym closed, no Starwood Lounge, valet parking $32/day. Check other properties first. Also, no upgrade when the hotel is basically empty. This one is off my list.
October 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CinciCathi Emerald Westin Staff Shines
This was actually my 2nd stay at a Westin in two weeks....from one coast (Arlington VA) to another (San Diego, CA).
My recent stay at the Westin San Diego was spectacular. From the moment I arrived to drop my car at the convenient valet, to the friendly and fast check-in, I felt as though I were at home.
This particular hotel is unique, the “emerald tower” shape allowing distinct and different layouts for many rooms. My room met the high expectations for a Westin room, but the layout and the SPECTACULAR view exceeded expectations. The view was gorgeous 24/7 and could be comfortably viewed from the bed or most any place in the room.
I participated in the Westin “Green” program, which was ideal for my stay, and allowed me to relax in my room without concern for daily housekeeping interruptions, yet I easily received any new provisions (coffee, clean towels or toiletries) by calling Service Express.
Although the Westin San Diego was busy and appeared to have some large events during my stay, there was no degradation in service or amenities. The weekend breakfast buffet was lovely and the lounge was a comfortable spot to relax, drink, eat or meet. The Westin San Diego certainly met the high standards set by Westin Hotels; but it was the Westin Staff who made it truly special. I noticed several members and managers late in the evening and first thing in the morning. All of them seemed to recognize you and greet you as a family guest. Melissa, at the front desk was warm, welcoming, and efficient. In the Lounge, Annie was amazing. Annie was able to juggle bartending and food service without every appearing stressed or slowing down. I was impressed as I watched her support over 20 people from the bar, throughout the Lounge without a hitch. I also appreciated her recommendation of the May Happy Hour Special, a generous and spectacular presentation of lump crab and shrimp ceviche, which was so good, I ordered it twice during my three night stay. As beautiful as San Diego is, I still almost didn’t want to leave the hotel.
May 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Commuterdude1 Aim to please their guests!
When my wife and I first checked into our room we were very disappointed and not at all pleased, it reeked of cigarette smoke. We called the front desk but were politely told that being a very busy Saturday in July that they were completely filled up however they were sorry. We asked to speak to a manager, he quickly and very nicely switched us to another room. He also had a staff member from housekeeping come and check to see if we were pleased, which we were.
August 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by jwall Staff Exceeded Expectations
Front desk agents Melissa and Rebecca greeted us warmly and Melissa promptly got us checked in. Once discovering that it was our wedding anniv. she told us she would be sending something special up to our room, and that we would be staying in a room with the nicest view. With only 48hrs. in San Diego, she also took the time to write down the must see,s, and must do's. On our last night, Front Desk Supervisor, Donald, made us feel equally special and looked after by sending up a final treat to our room. He also picked out some fun places whe hadn't yet gotten to.
Overall, we couldn't have been happier. The staff more that exceeded our needs and expectations!
May 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DW0704 For Special Occasions
I made my reservations as a special birthday treat for my fiance, who has not had the opportunity to stay at a Westin. I enjoy the comfort of the Westin, and he was tremendously comfortable. Since he works a high stress job, it is so nice to see him relax. I believe he decided to make this a tradition each year. He loves to visit local areas and yet know that he has a place to relax an enjoy. We highly recommend this hotel.
June 5, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by TT04 Not a very desirable place
No SPG Platinum recognition. Service not very impressive.
December 4, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2012 This hotel has great features
I am very happy with this hotel. I checked out and had to come back due to flight cancelation secondary to wheather problems and I could reutrn without problems.
I also forgot a walet in my room. I called the hotel,. It was found and let available for me at the front desk as I requested.
My only suggestion would be a long mirror in the room, that allows us to see our entire body.
March 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by John65 Great Location
Stayed for 3 days post cruise and was not disappointed.
Great location for GasLamp area and cruise port.
Good size corner room, well appointed although a little noisy on the 7th floor from traffic-maybe higher floor would be better.
Very helpful staff. Good restaurant, excellent buffet breakfast.
Very good transfer service to the airport.
April 16, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Mimm Overpriced and Unconcerned
I stayed at this hotel last weekend. I made the reservation the same day as our arrival so I paid a huge amount. I was NOT told the swimming pool was closed, had I been advised of that, I would have definitely have chosen another hotel. This was a last minute trip to meet friends and having a pool for the kids was a priority. It never occurred to me that a Westin this pricey would not have an operational pool. In addition, the beds were unbelievably bad, completely caved in at the center. One was worse than the other, but with three in our party, we needed them both. I spoke to the front dest about these problems upon check out and was offered free parking for my troubles. I feel that was completely inadequate. I paid over three hundred dollars for a completely disappointing stay and was merely given parking. I will never stay at this hotel again, with all the fine hotels in San Diego, I will have many other options. Short-sighted management decision, I travel often, but never back here.
June 27, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by DaveL19 Another excellent Westin stay!
I was in town for the 2014 SD Rock & Roll Marathon and picked the SD Westin for it's close proximity (walking distance) to the start and finish lines of the race. The staff was very friendly and the hotel overall was Westin quality as expected. Highly recommended for travelers that need a quick getaway or just a comfortable place to call your temporary home.
June 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jodi7273 Best Stay!
I love your hotel! Which is why I am coming back next week! Everything was perfect, people were nice. The water with the fruit slices is a nice touch in the lobby. My Company is in the same building and we love your corporate rate too! Thank you!!
November 4, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Maloney122 Great Location!
Fantast location, great rate and superior bedding! Wish I had stayed longer in this hotel instead of having to switch during my conference. I would definitely stay at this Westin again when visiting San Diego.
August 7, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Beagle14 Early departure rules too rigid
Although I understand that I made the reservation using the advanced booking rate, and read the early departure rule, I still think that a less rigid policy should be extended to SPG members in a hotel that will very likely be able to fill my room. This will make me think about my next reservation at a Westin hotel since I travel on business frequently and therefore my plans change frequently. I will need to cover the cost of this night myself.
June 6, 2014