Rated 1 out of 5 by RCS01 Egregious Charges
As an SPG gold member I was shocked to be charged $12 for internet as well as $24 for one night self parking. I will not be staying at this location again.
February 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by GeorgeCat Quality hotel close to everything
We realize the hotel was being revamped however did not expect an air conditioner to keep us awake all night with a constant loud vibration noise! Wanted staff to be aware not to book that room until fixed but doubt that was the result, being receptionist didn't seem to care that much by her response.
February 17, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ryan1123 Newly Remodeled Rooms are Nice
We just checked out of this hotel today. My wife and I had the pleasure of staying on the 16th floor during a business trip. We were the first people to stay in this room after the remodel. The room was wonderful! The room is very aesthetically pleasing plus we had a great view of the mountains this morning. I didn't see the old rooms, but I got the feeling that this was a huge step up. The rest of the floors are still undergoing the remodel and you can see some remodel activity in some of the common spaces.
The overall stay at the hotel was nice. With my status, we opted for the breakfast vouchers. I would not recommend this. You get a $12 voucher per person at the coffee bar. The food there is flat out TERRIBLE. We tried the breakfast burrito (which was still cold in the middle), breakfast sandwich, bagel, croissants, pound cake, and muffin. It was all unsatisfactory.
One funny item--there are a few ducks that take a daily dip in the pool.
February 11, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by hanojoe Paper thin walls
Heard everything next door, and didnt sleep till 2 and had to be up at 630, not my idea of restful sleep. Also No upgrade for a one night stay was surprising. Was offered late checkout though.
Parking is very expensive.
February 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by RandP Great Location and Friendly staff
The location of the hotel was perfect for our recent visit to Newport Beach. The staff was very friendly and always helpful with any question or request. I think they may even have had something to do with how nice the weather was during our stay! ;-) We had a great stay.
January 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by shiu08 Dr
Excellent place. The room is great and spacious. Bed is comfortable. The pool is nicely heated.
January 20, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by CPCU Great Hotel with an HONEST STAFF!
My wife and I stayed here on 12/30/14. As per usual the Westin did not disappoint. Great bed that provided awesome comfort, nicely appointed rooms, and great staff and service. After we had checked out my wife had noticed she couldn't find her new iPad. We frantically called every place we had been in the last three days with no luck. Upon our return to Boston, we received a phone call from Sandra in security from this property. The iPad was left in the room and turned into security. Kudos to the housekeeping staff and Sandra
in security for their honesty, integrity and follow up! More people need to follow their exampleof doing the right thing. Please make sure the entire staff is aware of this event and that housekeeping and security especially Sandra are given the proper credit. Many thanks and will definitely be returning to this property on our next visit.
January 10, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by polarbear Ok, but not great
I booked this hotel because of my loyalty to Starwood, especially the Westin brand. I read mixed reviews about the hotel, but I thought it would be ok since the weekends are less busy here, so the staff could be more attentive.
The lobby was nice, consistent with other Westin hotels I've been to. There was a tree around the back with cute gift boxes underneath from different stores at the mall. The check in process went smoothly. I didn't have to wait since I arrived late at night. I don't think I got an upgrade, but I usually don't when I check in late in the day.
The room was pretty standard, but not as recently renovated as I prefer, but still within my expectations. The first thing that was weird was that the shampoo and lotion bottles in the bathroom looked used, they weren't filled up nearly as much as the conditioner or body wash! I brought my own toiletries, but still found that weird. The illuminated ring around the shaving mirror was out too, but I was too settled in to call for the bulb to be replaced.
I don't bother packing toothpaste or a razor when I stay at hotels, so I called down for those. I didn't think there'd be a long wait at this time of day, but I must have waited over 30 minutes after I was told it would be sent up! I wouldn't care if it weren't so late already, but I was hoping to get to sleep by the time the toothpaste arrived. When the toothpaste arrived, I experienced another mishap. I was too short for the peephole to see who was at the door! I'll admit I'm short - 5'1", but I couldn't see through it even on my tiptoes.
When I finally got to go to bed, I found out that only one side of the bed is close to any accessible power outlets. I thought all Westins had the nighstand lamps that have 2 outlets on the base, but this one didn't. My fiance and I had to choose who would get the outlet side.
The bed was great. I slept pretty well during my stay. The only annoyance I ran into there was that the sheet wasn't properly put on the bed. The bottom of the fitted sheet wasn't completely pulled down in one corner so by the middle of the night, I could feel the mattress or mattress pad (not sheets) under my feet. Obviously I wasn't going to turn on the lights to fix the sheets at this point, so I just fixed it the next day.
The next morning when I took a shower, I loved the water pressure. If anything, it might have been too high, but it wasn't adjustable. Unfortunately, the shower drain didn't work as well as the water pressure, so the water started flooding around my feet and I had to speed up my shower. Aesthetically, the shower was unappealing as well. It had outdated small square tiles, some of which were chipped. There was nowhere to hang towels to dry besides the hook on the back of the bathroom door, which can really only hold one towel if you want it to dry. I know I could have just called for new towels for my next shower, but I don't like to be that wasteful.
January 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JulieGR Relaxing Night Away
This hotel was perfect for our night away. After moving our son into a new house, we needed a place to relax and recover and the Westin did not disappoint. As usual, the service, room and lobby were all top notch. Everyone from the valet staff to the bar staff is attentive and caring. With a short walk to the wonderful Southcoast Plaza, the location can't be better!
January 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alexis77 This hotel has terrific staff
I've been coming to this hotel for quite some times and the staff is just getting better and better in their performance and attitude. Everybody seemed to take pride in ensuring my stay meet with the Westin high standards. Patrick Cunningham, Front Desk Supervisor, per my request, graciously sent up an excellent bottle of champagne ahead of time, and even called to follow up. Rekerra Reynolds provided flowers, David Kohrs the green bamboo plant (that used to be part of the bathroom fixture), and Brianna the room with a perfect view of the Christmas tree. All in all, they well deserve the five stars I'm giving them.
In-room dining breakfasts though, were another issue entirely--a three star for lack of quality. My omelets were dry and stiff. The croissant soggy and stale--so were the Danish pastries. At $15 a pop, the granola was awfully dull and watery. I wouldn't order any of these if it weren't for the $40 credit. Throughout the years though, I've always loved the bread rolls, whole grain and regular, they're consistently delicious--moist and rich tasting.
I'd like to say thanks to those who did such great job decorating the lobby. The hotel looks festive and elegant through and through, another five star. The hall way upstairs, as well as my room, on the other hand, need new carpet. The overall mousy brown color theme in the room should go, too. The heavenly bed is still a saving grace, though. So that's something positive for ending this review on a good note.
November 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Doug11 This hotel has a great Gym
The gym is terrific, larger by far than most with a good variety of equipment. If you are needing to go to South Coast Plaza for work or to shop it is a breeze to get there on foot over a pedestrian bridge that takes less than five minutes
November 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CherryLan This hotel is very good!
I have a wonderful experice in this hotel.
November 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Chris93 Lovely hotel with friendly staff
They were very welcoming upon our arrival.
However, they were not very accommodating when our credit card magnetic strip wasn't working; the receptionist would not key it in. Additionally, she was not very helpful in securing a room with a different bed configuration. Finally, charging for internet in 2014 seems mildly petty.
October 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Justin2014 Quick Business trip/stay
I had a quick stay here. Didn't spend much time here other than to sleep but I always enjoy the Westin properties b/c they are clean and comfortable.
October 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CaJudy47 Great location - great experience
This hotel looks simple from outside, but it was quite nice and the staff was superb. We were staying on points and seeing a play right next door at the South Coast Theater (which was also AMAZING). Only there for one night and our only food was in the bar, but the service, attitude and food were all excellent. Friends also stayed and they ate in the formal dining room - it was quite upscale and more than they wanted, but they hadn't identified that food was available in the lovely bar. Check that out first if you're not looking for full sit-down service.
October 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChristineV Helpful
Joyce at the reception was extremely professional and nice. She did a fantastic job making us happy from the beginning.
October 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Megamom2014 Weekend Stay
This hotel is nice an clean; however, the beds were not very comfortable and the air conditioning in the room was kind of difficult to control, the evening got warm and the a/c was difficult to adjust. other than that the stay was nice.
October 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beckie12 I would recommend
The minutes you walk into the lobby to check in,the staff are warm and friendly and accommodating. They asked if it was a special occasion and it was our wedding anniversary. That night when we came back to our room a lovely bowl of fresh fruit was waiting for us with two bottles of Evion water. They included a lovely note for us. This was totally unexpected! But a nice surprise.
October 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MALON Last week
I stay with you every week.
Last week room 1216.:
In my room:
Light didnt work
phone didnt work
internet- had to call support
water didnt work on check-in (thats fine)
September 29, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by DDDDD10 Airport Service
I waited 40 minutes at the airport to be picked up. When I called to be picked up I was told 15 minutes. When I called after 20 minutes I was told that the shuttle was dropping off people and I would be picked up shortly. Meanwhile I watched several other hotel shuttles return to the airport numerous times. When I was finally picked up I was told that you had staffing and scheduling problems. NOT ACCEPTABLE!!
When I was greeted at the desk Theresa asked me how I was and I told her how disappointed that I was. She was very understanding and gave me a food credit. But told me that she would tell her manager. As a Platinum member and a loyalist to Starwood I am very disappointed. BTW the food was just average. Caesar salad with shrimp for $22 should be more than that. The soup was good.
September 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SPGBizTraveler The best hotel staff at any Westin
I stay almost exclusively at SPG hotels. The staff at the Westin Costa Mesa is outstanding. They are incredibly friendly, helpful and flexible with requests. I especially find the valets/doorman to be outstanding. As Westins go, this is one of the better ones and a great value.
September 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by RickWW Perfect Choice...
Conveniently located with plenty of shopping, dining and local attractions close by.
September 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KM08 Great Location and Great Service
We've had a great weekend!
September 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DHBuffing Great Responsiveness
Thank you for your excellent hotel! The staff was terrific, and I'd like to commend Ms. Cynthia Collazo who was so professional and responsive to my request to retrieve and ship a clothing item my daughter forgot in the room.
My only 'wish' is that your restaurant be open for a longer period in the morning so that guest from the west coast might enjoy a late breakfast.
August 27, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ghostwriter68 This hotel has good features
The bed is comfortable and it has a great pool.
August 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by lgreg307 Hotel conveniently located for USTA events
The Westin's location is perfect for southern California tennis events. The ambience of the hotel along with the decor are excellent.
One issue we had was that maid service was being performed in our room in the late afternoon. We just returened from a tennis match and could not freshen up. The manager, however was gracious and comped us free drinks at the bar while we aited for the maid to finish.
August 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Liketogo2 Above and beyond....
Our recent five-night stay was hotel and service perfection. The room was comfortable, tasteful, and our preferences and special requests were honored warmly and promptly. Ms. Chu, a gracious professional manager, went out of her way to provide a special birthday surprise for my husband as well as to accommodate his special needs for bright light. The entire staff was friendly, quick to respond, and eager to assist. This hotel continues to maintain high standards, attractive ambiance, and the kind of service that makes us want to return. We highly praise and recommend the Westin South Coast Plaze. The surrounding area is classy and has something for everyone.
August 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RL0080 Great hote, Great service and convenient location.
My daughter and I stayed there the night before she moved into college and it was a great choice for us. Comfortable room, great service, and convenient location.
August 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Weekender14 Great location for shopping
Stayed at Westin for concert at Segrestrom, which is walking distance. Also great location for shopping and restaurants at South Coast Plaza. Very nice hotel. Made our stay very convenient.
August 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by knowles43 shower
the water temperature in the shower never remained constant. the only reason i am bringing this up is because of the drought in California. With the water tempertature constantly changing I found taking a shower took twice as long as normal. I experinced this more than once at this hotel at which i stay one a mont.
August 17, 2014