Rated 3 out of 5 by UASITraveler Nice enough facilities...but tended toward prickly
Facility is nice, well-appointed. Room was excellent, housekeeping always friendly & efficient. Brewery service average at best, we got forgotten, apps sub-par (calamari tough, nachos missing half their advertised toppings). Valets inside great, but @ $40/night, should be tucking me in, too. Nice Starbucks coffee set-up @ bar. Gift shop closed 15 mins early one night, front desk couldn't care less: "they rent the space."
June 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by HONESTAYE Great Service
Ricardo, check my wife and I in. Our room wasn't ready so he provided us with a suite and breakfast for the inconvenience. On top of the service he did it with a smile on his face and it's literally one of the best services I've received from a Starwood property. THe hotel itself is large with several restaurants and located centrally to to other restaurants and quick cab ride to the convention center (could be walked).
July 5, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 Horrible
Worst experience I have had with Starwood, Would not stay here if you are thirsty, want food or tired. Smallest rooms with no ac turned on before your arrival, horrible service in the lounge...and long lines everywhere.
Horrible....no other words for it. Will never stay there again...wish I had my points back. what a waste terribly managed.
April 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anthony67 Great from beginning to end
I had a wonderful experience in Los Angeles thanks to the Westin Bonaventure. First, I arrived early and was given an immediate room. The room was spacious, clean, and had a great view. Second, the location was great because it was close to restaurants and transportation. Third, my room was very quiet. I highly recommend the Bonaventure. When I return to LA, I will be staying here again.
March 18, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by freqtraveller Comfortable but waiting 1 hour to check-in
It took us about an hour to complete the check-in process. The rooms weren't ready when we arrived. There was no explanation as to why we had to wait so long. The communication was very poor. The manager wasn't interested in meeting with us to explain why we had to wait so long. Once in our rooms the room is like any other Westin, it was just the check-in process and lack of information which was so frustrating.
December 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by MrLA Great hotel, but...
This is a great hotel by all means. However, parking rates are a bit expensive ($40 per night), specially if you'e staying for long periods of time. Also, the hotel does not include complimentary business center and you have to pay a FedEx office to scan/ print documents or browse the net. This was unexpected for a four stars hotel since even 2.5 hotels that I've been to offer complimentary business center services!
March 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lutley Most comfortable beds ever!!!
The rooms were spacious, with lots of light, great heating and cooling. The beds were awesome.
I had a problem with the TV which was quickly addressed by the friendliest engineer. Service was wonderful!
Was not thrilled with the elevator system that skipped certain floors, forcing you to use the escalator, that was only available on one side of the building. This would be a difficult hotel for a handicapped person.
October 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ElenaM Anniv/Birthday Weekend
Hotel was beautiful, staff was very friendly and accommodating from the moment we got there....at registration were greeted by Sophia, upon noticing we were celebrating our anniversary and my husband's birthday - had a bottle of wine sent to us....A wonderful jesture. We enjoyed our stay tremendously. The room had a wonderful view of the surrounding area. Will definitely be staying there again. Thank you Westin !
October 12, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Minnesota11 Not worth the price charged
Walls are very thin....every time our neighbors came home, we thought they were coming into our room.
The concierge was very rude and not helpful when it came to trying to get a shuttle to the airport.
The staff does not share any information with guests....we were there for 6 days and didn't know that there were places to get food all over the hotel.
We were disappointed that there was no hot tub.
February 5, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Barnie Average Stay
My stay was okay, however there were a few things that were concerning;
- dusty room
- bed frame was very noisy
- Room Service servers didn't inform me that they had already included a tip, so i double tipped
- No one ask how my stay was
- check-in night waited 20 minutes in line, and then all of the sudden three more agents came out from the back office
The breakfast servers were very good, very lind and warm.
May 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NY99 an amazing stay
It was an amazing stay!!! everyone was wonderful, the staff, food, the hotel is HUGE and beautiful. everyone was very helpful and super nice. Its a great location and its close by the nokia and staples theater, grammy museum. Thanks to Lupe at the concierge she was more then helpful, super nice and sweet! Also sorin at the front desk was amazing!! Love the hotel! thanks for an amazing and unforgettable stay!!
March 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BoDeadly Great Hotel
We always love staying at the Bonaventure in Downtown LA...just park the car & leave your troubles behind. No need to go anywhere else for a great, romantic night. We used the fitness center, pool, rooftop bar & restaurant, outdoor terrace, we even got to spend a little time in the room!! The Suites are an outstanding value & we got free tix to the Cleopatra Exhibit nearby with checkin.
We will be back.
September 26, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Sidster1234 Great for Business; Nothing More
Great location for a business meeting; cannot say anything else about the hotel. There are a lot better choices in LA
May 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by KenBoise Great stay with one exception
We had a great stay. Everyone was so helpful and friendly during our stay. My only complaint which I didn't bring up at the time was that the extra blanket and sheets that we received had chocolate on them so clearly they hadn't been cleaned since the last person used them. Wasn't a big deal though. We loved the fact that there was a food court on site which we used regularly. We'll be back.
February 14, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by melanier Will not recommend
the room design at the Bonaventure is awkward. There were stains on the carpet. The cleaning staff kept putting the filter in the coffee maker wrong which made the coffee maker leak. The hotels food court hardly had any restaurants open. The parking is ridiculously expensive and since valet was our only option we had to wait around 15 minutes for them to get the car. Over all, I was not happy with my stay.
June 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dee61 Perfect location
Was in L.A. For a conference held at the Bonaventure. It was a wonderful experience! Never had to wait for elevators. Food served at meals and breaks was above average. Fitness Center offered everything I wanted. And so many attractions - restaurants, shopping, Staples Center, Grammy Museum - an easy walk. Signature Heavenly Bed was, well, heavenly! Will make a point to stay here again.
February 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Annie31 Very courteous staff
My stay was good, but due to the noise above my hotel room late at night by other patrons and the traffic outside my window, it made my sleep not so great. However, I'm not sure there is anything the hotel could have done about this. I live in the country, so I'm use to no sound at nights, which is much harder to obtain in the city.
April 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jennifer83 A luxury experience
When I first walked in to the hotel I was amazed by how beautiful it was inside. The elevators going from inside to outside was a favorite feature. My room was really comfortable - I loved the bed and the bedding. Every night I looked forward to coming back to my nice room. The bathroom was also very nice, and I actually liked the complimentary shampoos and lotions. I would definitely stay here again.
April 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chandrita Quick Trip Stay
From the time of check-in to during my stay and beyond, the staff at this large hotel (I say large for a reason) because at times you don't always get the excellent service they provided, was fantastic! Continuing to always recognize me as a Gold Member and noting my available upgrades, they met all my expectations. Although my trip was quick, this hotel provided all the amentities that were needed.
November 11, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by jmr12 my stay
I have stayed in this hotel at least 10 times, it is my hotel of preference everytime I go to LA, but this time I was a little dissapointed, the room was not very clean, but overall it was good value for your money. It seems that my room was a entry level or basic, last time I stayed at the Westin my room seemed newer or updated, but not this one. LA prime is a must while staying here. Overall is OK.
February 11, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Poodles02 Customer service needs to improve
Overall attitude of nonchalance. Lupe, the concierge was rude and disinterested...not at all helpful. Front desk staff did not follow thru with request to have safe fixed in our room in spite of several requests. Maid left dirty rag in our room and failed to replenish consumable items such as shampoos. Such a shame that such a beautiful and well located hotel discourages guests with a poor attitude.
October 19, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by GKube Hotel walls are extremely thin
I was very disappointed given the perceived quality and price of this hotel to experience noise from the rooms next to me. When completely quite I could easily hear noise from the next door rooms but most disturbing was how loud the showers next to me were when being used at 6:30 am while still trying to sleep. I would expect this at a 2-3 star hotel, not a Westin. Will not return to this hotel.
November 2, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 Usually I love this hotel...
...I have stayed here before and loved the experience, but this time was horrible due to hardware problems.
My key cards would hardly work despite the fact that they were brand new, just created, and kept away from all things that would demagnify them. I went back a total of 5 times for new keys for a 1 night stay. Also the internet was down, which left me unable to work on this business trip.
September 4, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by AlbertodeXX Staff Helpful
The bell boys and the registrar were absolutely excellent in their customer service.
May 27, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by lrhughes NIce
This hotel was very nice. The staff was outstanding, the room was beautiful. The only complaint I have is that the restaurants on the 4th floor are a little run down, and don't offer much variety. I did not want to eat at them, and only did out of necessity. Other than that the hotel itself was beautiful. The bed was amazingly comfortable. The bathroom offered a hair dryer, and was very clean.
March 4, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by mtimoteo No benefits as a SPG Platinum
I have stayed here several times, each time leaving unimpressed. Being a Platinum member gets you no additional benefit other than perhaps a high floor room from which you can still here traffic from. This hotel has no club lounge, breakfast voucher for Platinum members, nor suite upgrades....At least none that Ive ever received even up asking for one ahead of time.
March 7, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 Mismatch
The valet system in the hotel is bad. Recommend self parking system where one would get their car quickly. also, the idea of charging $40 per night (I was given a discount after I complained to the Duty Manager - Thank you) is mismatched when the cost of hiring the car for one day is under $30! (This is US and almost all have a rental and Westin is a business hotel and not a resort in Tahiti.
April 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by MichaelSF Westin Bonaventure LA
I was looking forward to my stay at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles.
However, the A/C never cooled the room as it should and the refrigerator in the room was mildewed and had a bad odor.
Retail and food options in the hotel are very limited and poor.
I appreciated the hotels architecture and movie history, everyone who goes to the movies already has a relationship with the building.
September 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by msmortimer2010 Exquisite and Heavenly
Beginning with the walk to the registration counter which was breathtaking, to meet your lovely professional check-in associates, who were so friendly. I had a chance to talk to your housekeeping staff and restaurant staff, all who made me feel that I was your only guest and there was nothing they could not do for me. Thank you for having a wonderful Exquisite and Heavenly hotel and staff.
July 30, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by CBreezy19 Close to a lot of things (during the day)
I was in town to watch a basketball game and wanted a hotel close enough to walk to the staples center. We were surprised to find out that you have to valet park and its $40/day. I've been to other hotels that have valet as an option but never as the only option. The staff was great checking us in and we were in our room in no time. The rooms are smaller than what was expected but very clean. My boyfriend has horrible allergies and not once did he have a problem.
We arrived late and were very hungry. We were surprised to find out that hardly anything stays open in the area. Luckly we asked a employee and he directed us to a 24hr restraunt about 6 blocks away. I didnt feel scared walking in the area late at night. However i wouldn't do it by myslef, there's too many dark areas and not enough traffic (car or pedestrians). All in all it was a great location but limited on night life in the vicinity.
January 24, 2013