Rated 1 out of 5 by Bill47 Most Unsatisfactory Stay in a Starwood Property
Property poorly constructed - no sound proofing between floors; guest above my room very heavy footed; toilet required two flushes. One toilet in Women's restroom of pool area had no handle to flush.
Slow staff response - left voice mail Friday afternoon for golf lesson, received return call just prior to leaving on Sunday.
Late checkout - sign in lobby indicated a Westin Weekends comp late checkout on Sunday; when I requested a 1 hr delay to 1:00 pm was told it would not be possible; was only granted the late checkout when I spoke with a supervisor.
I have never before received such poor customer service in a Starwood property and have been a SPG for many years.
April 8, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Kathryn55 This hotel has poor communication.
This hotel has very poor staff communication. The property is large and necessitates a shuttle. I stayed on the property for 4 nights and called the shuttle 8 times. They were NEVER on time and rarely knew they were supposed to pick us up even with plenty of notice.
Check in was a nightmare. After 5 and one-half hours, I had to get a manager to finally get a room. I would not stay here again.
April 8, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bubus Terrible experience
It's very bad experience, the concierge it's not help me to book a simple dinner and golf round. She push me only to sell the time share, the restaurant really bad service the waiters he worrie for talk whit the others waiters I have to wait 15 min for my bill I never come back
April 8, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Alan This hotel is not what is used to be
From the moment we checked in to find our guaranteed room was no longer available. For the lack of help in the restaurant for breakfast. For the lack of service at the bar. The housekeeper Saturday seemed to be the only one to clean the room, but when I asked the one Thursday and Friday for towels she said no. Just no...we were left two days with no bath towels, after long days on the course I had to wait over and hour each time after calling the front desk for a towel. Thursday she didn't even empty the trash can. The hotel needs some cosmetic help, hallways need paigning, they need to hire more help. barely anyone says hello- riding in a cart around property or the staff. Next visit we will most likely looking for another hotel.
April 8, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by KBob Great Time and helpful staff
I am a Platinum SPG, and stayed there for a night with my 7 year old daughter after taking her to the BNP paribas tennis open. After a full day of watching tennins, we were exhausted and settled into our comfortable room. My daughter had a great time at the pool and made friends with many kids at the family friendly resort.
When we checked out, we realised she had left a book from her school libraryin the room. I called back the next day and a day later, they called me back and mailed the book back. My daughter was very happy and so am I. Good Serivce everyone and especailly the gentleman at lost and found who noted down the title and hunted it down!
April 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by JodyC50 Spring break vacation
Spring break was lovely at the Westin Mission Hills. We did have a few glitches with our meals, housekeeping and food service by the pool. It was very crowded at the pools and hard to find a chair if you weren't out there by 10 am. I would definitely come back as the resort itself is a lovely property.
April 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Smoothy comfortable rooms, nice location
Spent 3 nights with my family here at the westin. Enjoyed the stay. Quiet area, except for the geese and ducks in ponds. Rooms are comfortable, roomy. Large complex, lots of walking or golf cart shuttles available. Played tennis but for an add'l fee which doesn't seem right if your paying a resort fee. Internet wifi did not work well at all in room. Hotels in a good location. Close to fwy, casino, in n out burger. Found it impossible to find seats at pool areas. Especially main pool. No real assistance offered from employees to help you like other resorts we've been to. Small pool had ponds surrounding area which had a terrible sewage smell because of standing water, plus a flies issue. They need to fix that asap. Breakfast package that we got w/our room rate was not a breakfast at all but 2 people in party getting 2 eggs only. I don't call that a breakfast package. Overall, we would return to this resort.
April 7, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bob2013 Housekeeping needs improvement
MapQuest doesn't know where you are.
Upon arrival in my room, the toilet was "running". A simple "jiggle" of the flush-handle fixed the problem but why?
The power supply to the in-room table was unplugged leaving no power to the table or the WIFI router. I had to find the power supply, plug it in -- not my job.
The coffee machine cord would not reach any power point or power supply from its position. I had to move it into the bathroom in order to brew a cup of coffee.
The room seems a bit run-down with furniture scratches, carpet stains and a roughed in panel in the bathroom.
April 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marg Very comfortable resort
The grounds and facilities are extremely appealing. The rooms are spacious, well-appointed and maintained. We enjoy the golf practise and teaching facilities as well as the on-site golf course. Staff were all courteous and went out of their way to be helpful.
April 6, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Averagehotel2013 Poor food selection
hotel was fine/good. I'm finding that most Westin Hotels and Resorts have poor food selections. The pools food cabana was closed our first day. Had to order room service to get food by the pool. I guess the hotel did not realize that it was SPRING BREAK and it was going to be crowed!!!! Again the selection of food on the room service menu was not better.
April 5, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Frequent27 Horrible Experience, Worst SPG Property I stayed...
5 night stay, still on the property, can't wait to leave. Received an email prior to arrival that, while Platinum, expect no upgrades due to occupancy, followed by there may not be enough parking! WHAT? So, I suppose I'll leave the car at the strip mall up the road and walk back?
Got to property. Shower didn't work properly. Thermostat didn't work properly. Shower was improved slightly, but not fixed. Thermostat had room at whatever temp it wanted. Day 2, no maid service, therefore no replacement coffee. After workout, go to the Market, supposedly open for business at 6 AM. At 6.25, still fumbling around putting bagels, etc., in cases. Took them 10 minutes to serve first customer (I was #2, simply wanting a coffee as I had none in room thanks to epic fail by maid service). Finally, after getting person his food, there was an issue putting the receipt paper roll into the register. After standing there for 10 minutes or more, simply wanting a medium coffee, I had had it and left. I'm sorry, but if you open at 6 AM, shouldn't you be ready for customers???
The prior night, ate on the patio. My wife ordered lobster mac and cheese. First order fine. I liked it, so ordered one for myself. Portion was 1/2-2/3 size of hers. We looked at it and simply shook our heads. She had ordered a cocktail called Daily Dose. It was fine. Ordered another, she said it was an entirely different drink.
Not sure what is going on at this hotel, but dated rooms, plumbing issue, heat/cool issue, maid issue, service issue, food/beverage issue ... on every level, not good.
Have two more nights here, unfortunately.
April 5, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Dee1229 this hotel has a great staff
The staff were very attentive to our needs, and worked very hard (evident during a very busy time, with 100% occupancy). The grounds are very well kept; the buildings themselves looked tired and in need of a freshening and/or renovation. We were less than impressed by the food quality and food selection at the bar (full entrees but no snacks). What we didn't understand: why does the outdoor/indoor lobby have very loud piped-in music? It goes against the spa/vacation vibe of the place!
April 1, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by BadWestin Disappointing Visit
My wife and I had a very disappointing stay at this propoerty this past weekend. Our room had light bulbs that needed replacing, the phone didn't work and it was never serviced. we tried to grab a bite Friday night in the lounge. we ordered two items and our server brought the wrong flatbread first and never brought our salad. Not Westin standards.
April 1, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jamifern Service lacking
Did not feel as if I received the usual treatment as not only a starwood rewards member but also a starwood amx client. Our first room which was booked as a "deluxe resort view" overlooked a parking lot in the back of the resort. The manager did move us to a better room after I told them I was unhappy with my room but overall the service was not typical for a Westin. This staff has some work to do.
March 31, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Clarke71 Somewhat tired
Grounds well maintained. Room decor somewhat dated, frayed carpet, air conditioner poorly placed with air streaming directly down on bed. Shelves dusty and lighting poorly designed leaving room dark.
Incorrectly charged for purchases in shop which should have been credited to go green vouchers.
Staff friendly and very competent and were able to correct above error with a bit of work.
March 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Maggie19 Wonderful customer service
The staff at the Westin was very professional and informative and went that extra mile to help out the guests.
March 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by mouseketeers Lovely resort
The property is fun for adults and kids, with shuttle drivers asking if we needed rides even when we wanted to walk. One improvement could be shuttle service to the airport. I asked for a cab to go to the airport early in the morning and while the car was prompt, it was a car service which cost me much more than a cab would have at the hour I was travelling --4:30 am. At that point I didn't have a choice and had to pay, but you really should book the mode of transportation that is requested.
March 28, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by GoHuskies Last stay
I've been going to the Westin Mission Hills each March for the last eight years. This time will be my last. I always looked beyond the popcorn ceilings and datedness, but this time it was a joke. The ice machine was broken, the TV didn't work and the pool was closed the day we checked in. Of course their was another pool, but they stuck us out in the very last building. I called twice to express my dissatisfaction to no avail. It was very un-Westin like. My wife suggested maybe it was because we were paying with Starwood points...just shut up and be happy you have a roof over your heads. Well, they still happily charged us $27 for the daily resort fee, despite not having basic amenities available. Tough at night during March Madness not having ESPN to see the highlights. Just SO disappointing overall and they clearly didn't care.
March 24, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by TennisFan Disappointing for a Westin
My wife and I had been looking forward to a weekend at the Westin Mission Hills, but we were sad to discover that the resort is well past its prime.
The property itself was nice but heavily worn, especially the room – loose electrical sockets, leaky fixtures, wear and tear. The only part that really bothered us was the ancient mattress – that bed was not even close to heavenly, more like purgatory.
Our biggest disappointment was the service – front desk staff seemed poorly trained and were surprisingly unhelpful at check-in, check-out, and several times in between. Lots of long waits either in line or on hold. The restaurant was also chronically understaffed, with a typical resort offering of mediocre food at high prices.
March 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shak76 It is a GREAT Place for a get-a-way
The golf courses are outsatnding
March 23, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Michelle12 Staff at Italian Resteraunt
The wait staff at the new Italian resteraunt was exceptional!
Sadly, the food at this resteraunt was VERY disappointing. We had 10 people and a very high bill. None of the adults enjoyed our expensive meals. The pork chop had no flavor and was way over cooked. The sea food pasta was also disappointing; not enough high quality seafood for the high price. The bread however was delicious.
The workers at the Villa Pools were very friendly and helpful!
We were VERY VERY VERY disappointed that the main pool water slides were not available to use. We came to your hotel to use that pool near the arcade, so that the kids could go to and from the arcade and pool.
March 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by MJH48 Enjoyable stay but......
Recently spent 5 nights at this Hotel.
The accommodation and the grounds more than met our expectations. We had paid to upgrade to a golf view room and it was well worth it, the view was lovely. The large well decorated room had two large double beds and two very confortable lounge chairs.
The hotel staff were efficient, helpful and polite.
Our only issue with this hotel related to the "breakfast package" . I had booked the room directly with the Westin Hotel and my reservation included the 'breakfast package'. On day one, we were informed by the restaurant staff that the voucher we had been given at check in time only covered the cost of two eggs, bacon or sausage and toast. Apparently the 'breakfast package' did NOT include any coffee/tea or juice.
A very embarrassing discussion followed with the Server, with other guests listening. We felt very uncomfortable.
We were advised to seek clarification from reception as to exactly what our "breakfast package" included.
I have NEVER encountered such a basic breakfast provision or one that did not even include a standard cup of coffee.
I consider this issue which continued into day two, three, four and five with different Servers totally spoilt each morning's visit to the breakfast restaurant.
It was very disappointing that we were unable to enjoy a relaxing breakfast without having to face this hassle each day.
The reception staff did inform us that the wording "breakfast package" is somewhat misleading and ambiguous as apparently there are several different levels of breakfast package!!
In my opinion the Westin Group need to address this issue and sort out the wording on their website.
This daily aggravation did affect my personal overall view of the hotel and I will have to think carefully before returning.
March 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by kh1202 Oasis in the middle of the Desert!
We took the family here for a weekend getaway and it was a great best decision! Between the free game room and the pool the kids were having a blast. So nice too that even though it is kid friendly, it has a great calming environment where adults can have fun too. I would go back again and again.
March 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jhwg Good stay
The resort has been upgraded in terms of both facilities and management.
March 16, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Susan80 This hotel needs to be better maintained
This was our fourth year at this property. There was a very cool day and night. Our heat did not work and could not be fixed. We were not offered another room for the night - just a tiny space heater which was not adequate - the temperature was in the 40ties. It wasn't until we complained that we were offered Starwood Points. This was since gesture but it should have been offered without us asking.
March 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Melne Great location but my room had issues
After a spur of the moment stay in Palm Springs area, we decided to try a Westin hotel due to the reputation. The grounds are gorgeous! The beds were comfy. However, our air didnt work the first night and had to sleep with door propped open. When asked why I didnt call that night, I was somewhat chided when I stated I didnt want to wake my sleeping kids. THEN the worst, we had bugs crawling all over our bathroom vanity. We had to throw out our toothbrushes and rinse everything off. We complained and it appeared and smelled as though bug spray had been used. Needless to say, the bugs were back in full force the next morning. No "sorry" from the staff. No "can we do anything to offset the destruction of toothbrushes twice and the sheer grossness of having bugs everywhere." Highly disappointed as a first time guest. Will rethink my decision to come back.
March 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Golfer Great Service
Spent 5 days there in March. I had requested a room by the Pete Dye Coursem, and Bruno came through with the perfect room.
Enjoyed every second of my stay. Great Westin!
March 13, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by KPAZ Dated executive suites
We stayed at this facility when we attended the nearby Indian Wells Tennis Tournament. The grounds look very nice but the rooms were quite dated in appearance - ca 1970s.
We stayed in a 900 SF suite: the ceiling was very low, master shower tiny with no headroom, a cockroach came out of one the sink drains! THere is a loud water tank adjacent to the master bedroom which periodically wakes you up during the night as it either fills or emptys. The HVAC is quite loud.
The kids pool is nice and heated; our kids did enjoy the pool and slide.
We have a Westin vacation ownership and use Westin almost exclusively but this one is not up to par. Too bad.
March 11, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by nyspgmember Shockingly disappointing service
A front desk that seemed confused at all times. Not welcoming at all at check in and never acknowledged my status. Never told ust hat we could be in a different building and that we might have to drive to our room, so we ended up lugging bags from car to registration then back to car then to room. We had to come back for our keys as our room wasn't ready right away, I had to wait 15 mins before someone
March 11, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Trillium bathroom not clean, and extra charge for packages
I found this hotel to be sub-par by what I thought was supposed to be luxury-hotel standards. Mainly for these 2 reasons:
When I arrived there were several hairs in the bathroom, which made me feel like it hadn't been well-cleaned from the previous person.
Also, I had a pkg delivered ahead of time, and was outraged to find out that you charged me $20 to get the package. I'm sure it was just stashed in a closet or other room somewhere until I arrived, and I felt I was being nickel-and-dimed for something that did not add any value to my stay, it was just a way to gouge your guests. I can understand tipping the guy who brings it to the door, but to charge for holding it. I was not happy about that. When I complained to the staff, I was first told it was "hotel policy", and then upon checking out, I was told that it was the deal struck between the conference that I was attending and the hotel. That made me even madder, to get two conflicting stories, plus feel like I was being gouged at what was supposed to be a luxury hotel resort.
I will not want to stay here again.
March 9, 2013