Rated 5 out of 5 by Amyee Great location and comfortable rooms
This had been a great stay and at great prices. I enjoyed the location as it is 2 blocks from the Brandenburg Gate and walking distance to many of the attractions.
July 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lillykate3 Beautiful Berlin!
This hotel is in an ideal location. From my window I could see the Berlin Dom, Brandenburg Gate, and Victory column in the Tier Garden. Breakfast top rate and had everything imaginable . Staff at hotel very good at service! I highly recommend.
July 11, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by DavidMend Nothing to rave about
The rooms were fine but that was about all we used. Breakfast was not included (first time on this so far 3 week trip) and internet access was a usurious €15 per day. Everywhere else it's free and since the cost to the hotel is close to nothing, how can such a charge be countenanced? Also, staff attitudes were fairly unfriendly.
July 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anon11 Great hotel, but no free wifi / overpriced breakfast
Hotel is high quality, however it is a huge shame that wifi is not free. Breakfast is overpriced (32 EUR). I would not stay in this hotel again unless wifi was free.
July 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Boutros Hotel is centrally located.
I enjoyed my recent stay at the Westin Grand Berlin. The facilities including pool, jacuzzi where welcome and availed of. The staff where very efficient. The room size was on the small size particularly if sharing on a twin
basis with both beds very close together which could disturb quality of sleep. The overall faclities and layout where very good and well presented.
June 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by gabi001 Our 2th time
This is our 2th time at this hotel, we love this hotel rooms, facilities, staff & of course the great location.
We are enjoy & recommend for this hotel to all of our friends every time they come to Berlin.
Gabriella & Ronen Hazoum
We'll come again to this hotel next time.
July 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Robtheglobetrotter Great location
overall a great stay in a great location with great service. A few minor points to note here, but I wouldn't let it stop you from staying here: 1. lighting in the lobby bar/restaurant area is dim at night, making it hard to read or work on a laptop 2. I stayed in room 313, the "spa suite". The shower was incredible, but the bedroom lacked drawers to put things like underwear, socks, t-shirts, etc. 3. I had trouble to get the A/C cooled down to my desired level, but at night open windows brought in plenty of fresh cool air so no problem.
June 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jamie Excellent hotel
When booking an hotel in a city you have never visited before, if like me you worry about 1. Is the hotel location safe and not rough? 2. Is the hotel quiet and a true reflection of it's website? Believe me this hotel gives a big tick to 1 and 2. Although becareful of one or two fancy worded statement within you room. 1st one being, the cleverly place bottle of water. This isn't free, read carefully, cost 6 euro. The 2nd is the bathe robe and slippers. DO NOT OPEN OR USE these aren't free to use and will properly cost you big bucks.
March 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by DebbyL Comfortable, excellent location
The hotel is very well located.
Room is very quiet and comfortable.
Internet is paid extra and only allows 2 devices. We needed to connect another 2 and it was not possible.
Staff at the front desk extremely professional but there was no flexibility nor any effort to be kind.
June 24, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by ilovespainish Breakfast and wifi internet is good
Westin Berlin is pretty much like American style Westin. The hotel is very tradition style in term of the lobby, room, amenities, the pool, and the overall design.
Location is pretty good right on the main tourist attraction areas. Very to easy to access by car, taxi, underground train. From airport cost EUR 20-25.
Upon arrival I check SPG app to see if i get upgrade to a suites. Yes I have got an upgraded to a junior suites but however, when I check in. The front desk told me we upgrade you to a deluxe room. I have asked where my junior suites is. She said it's a 6 levels different of what your room is. I didn't see you book the junior suites. I said I thought I would get the junior suite because I am spg platinum and the app show me the room description: junior suites. Then she check with the back office and come back to me after 5 mintues. I show her the app and it has already changed to deluxe room. She said the junior suites is fully booked just now.
So I went back to my room and check SPG website and the junior suites still available. So they are playing the no suites game like some of the SPG hotels. Disappointed.
The breakfast, wifi and location is good overall.
July 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by FrequentTravelerSeattle This hotel has great staff
Stayed at this hotel for 3 nights. We asked for a drop off laundry service and the concierge was excellent in doing research for us and getting us the information. They always went out of their way to answer our questions, provide recommendations and help us look for information. This hotel exceeded my expectations. My only recommendation is that they work on the cooling in the rooms. We had to open the windows to get the room to cool off. Great place to stay overall and I hardly recommend this place.
April 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Swapper61 Nice Hotel
Very Pleasant in the East
July 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by dennis4529 great place to stay in the heart of "east" Berlin
The Westin Grand is in an excellent location to see the sites of "east" Berlin. It is close to Museum Island, Berliner Domer, Brandenburg Gate & the Memorial to Murdered Jews of Europe. The rooms are comfortable & elegant.
June 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by dennis4529 a great location in berlin
my wife and I found the hotel to be a very good one based on its proximity to the sights we wished to see. the staff was helpful and friendly, and the amenities were very good.
June 24, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by AtlantaTraveler01 Bad Stay at Westin Berlin
DO NOT STAY AT WESTIN BERLIN IF YOUR BUSINESS TRAVEL DATES CAN CHANGE. I reserved to stay at the Westin Berlin on business for 8 nights and had to deparat one day early, leaving a total of 7. I notified the staff the night before and they informed me I still owend 90% of the room fee. I informed I would like to discuss upon check out. At check out I was informed the manager would not meet with me and all guest relations personnel were in a meeting. The receptionist said if I was not going to stay the entire 8 nights, I would have had to notify them AT CHECK IN. Business travelers often to not have 7 days notice. These restrictions are impossible for business travel and the management was not willing even to speak to me. I complained and still have heard nothing - 10 days later.
August 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by NYMC 4th of July in Berlin
We had two rooms, one on street side, one on garden.---Street side was subject to construction noise on Friedrichstrasse which precluded late sleep-in Garden side was silent and lovely.-----Easy to find, easy to come and go----English 24/7 no probelm (we were spoliled)---Rooms were humid, and we had limited control on AC.-----Rooms were large, and quickly cleaned each day; bathrooms were luxurious for European standards.---Bathtub is too high off floor, and difficult to get out of.---Would stay again.
July 9, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Maufan Convenient location but facilities could be improved
The location of the hotel is very convenient. The bed is comfortable but very hot, perhaps a plastic sheet was placed beneath the bed sheets. Also should provide a lighter blanket as alternative. Room cleaning acceptable but staff forgets to refill the paper tissue and took away my own towel, so they should be more careful in identifying what are hotel and what are guest properties. The most inconvenient thing is not having free internet like most other hotels, including those in the Starwood chain
July 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dixon Extraordinary in Every Way
Our third stay at this extraordinary hotel property within the past year. Staff are most courteous from the bell staff to the housekeeping staff. The rooms are well appointed and very clean. The 'hop-on hop-off' bus stop is across the street from the hotel. There are numerous restaurants, coffee shops and bars in walking distance from the hotel. It is also close to shopping areas (H&M is across the street). Although there is not WiFi at this hotel, there are plenty of hot spots just outside the hotel including a Starbucks. Ask to include the continental breakfast with your room upon checking in. It is a small amount for a great buffet with a variety of Western type food choices as well as your typical European breads, cheeses and sliced meats. You can't go wrong if you choose this hotel.
September 8, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Matthias Extra workout ;-)
The rooms and location in this hotel are excellent and it remains one of my favorites. However, beware of the rooms all the way on the off-side facing the construction site on Unter-den-Linden Street. You'll find yourself walking each way for at least 10 minutes to then enjoy the view of a major construction site. Also, do not miss the breakfast time by more than a few minutes, there won't even be a cup of coffee and they will send you to Einstein down the road (actually very nice there).
July 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by BBri Terrific location and great service
We would strongly recommend staying at the Westin Grand given its central location and the attentiveness of the staff, especially the concierge personal. Our only complaint would be that there was not free wi fi in the lobby unlike other Starwood Hotels ie Prague and Toronto.
June 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rogui Old fashioned charm
This was one of our best hotel experiences. The hotel has that indefinable old world style. Service was utterly professional with genuine friendly and good humoured staff. The location is perfect for visiting the stunning sites in Berlin. Facilities to make tea/coffee in our room would have been welcome - yes, a British foible. It was great we were in a room overlooking the garden because of the U-bahn construction. Westin is definitely at the top of our priority list. Bravo!
October 25, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Nullermand This hotel has a good location
The hotel has a good location in Berlin. But it is not good enough that the hotel does not have a lounge for Platinum members. It is simply to bad. AND that we need to pay for getting breakfast is also to bad.
June 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Club2430 Another superb Westin
A great hotel, with superb staff, led by a fabulously open and visible management team. This is my second visit to this hotel in 2013 and I can honestly say, this property just shot up to my equal first favourite Westin hotel.
For me, what makes a perfect hotel:
2. comfortable (heavenly bed)
3. polite (non gum chewing) staff who show you are special
4. high standards of food
5. able to deal with fussy guests (me)
6. good internet connections
7. executive lounge, which this hotel does not have, but an alternative was arranged
8. Central city location so places I need to go can be accessed on foot
9. Acceptable / fair room rates
10. when "challenges" occur, hotel are able to find immediate solutions. The Westin Berlin scored 100% in all of the above. Can not recommend this hotel highly enough..
October 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Womblesbleed Great Location
Great location, just inside the old East Berlin. Easy walking distance to the Brandenburg Gate & other sights, 2 tube stops within minutes. Friendly staff with excellent English. Delightfully grand staircase & chandelier. Nice comfortable room with great bed, although room a little small for a supieror. Decent pool & hot tub but sauna was extra( (Eur 8 pp), no steam room or other facilities.
Cloud Wi-Fi was good & free, I had no problems surfing & downloading The Times.
December 8, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 right in the center of historic berlin
fantastic site right in the center of historic berlin. Short walk to Gendarmenmarkt oder Unter den Linden Boulevard.
June 15, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by tbk2000 Renovation, Noisy, Uninteresting
Arrived late on a very busy night, no upgrade, smallest westin room i have ever been in with a view of a construction site, no assistance to the room with three bags, interest did not work, network was too busy because the hotel was full, you dont plan for the hotel to be full? no toothbrush in the room, no shaver, no mouth wash, i stay in 3 star hotels with these amenities...... boring ..... unimpressive, especially when i paid ober 400 euros a night, very boring....
March 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Club2430 Westin Berlin (alternative Club Lounge)
In response to Anonymous (November 22) about the non existent Club Lounge.
SPG are my primary hotel chain and I firmly believe in a 2 way relationship between service provider/guest.
I may it my business to get to know GM and staff because the positive interaction is the only way any hotel really knows what their guests really need.
In my case, GM's at the hotels I regularly visit know of my preferences and a Club Lounge is indeed very high. You are right, the Berlin hotel has no Club Lounge but the staff made an alternative solution very possible and extremely workable.
I may sometimes be demanding, but I make sure to create positive interaction with management and the outcomes are that the SPG hotels just get better and better after each visit...
(and no I do not work for Westin / SPG or any associated companies)
November 22, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Charlie66 Westin Berlin
Room 177 attracted a 60 euro per day extra charge which was outrageous. Nothwithstanding that access involved changing floors twice the balcony was a joke looking at a wall and a car park and very noisy and full of kitchen smells.
Room itself was fine.
Asked manager for reduction and eventually had one days charge removed.
May 18, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bert717 Disappointed
Very poor Internet connection speed - even wired was very slow. Forget about FaceTime. When I left at 7:30 am there were no taxis and no doorman to help. The two concierges actually hid from view from the many angry guests who were trying to get taxis (quite comical actually...) it took 20 minutes to get a cab. Had a drink in the lounge..service was very slow and unfriendly....I'm a big Westin fan but I can't recommend the Westin Grand in Berlin..
January 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jdsf Berlin
all aspects of the hotel we're near perfect, with 1 exception and that is th woman who checked me into my room at at 5am in the morning was not exactly rude but very uninterested in the process. after telling me the entire hotel was empty she took me into a room that overlooks a massive construction site. which resulted in me having to go down back to the front desk and check into a new room. it was apparent that she found this very annoying.
January 7, 2013