Rated 2 out of 5 by JoeyG This hotel is lacking
Room was expensive relative to value received. Stayed in rm 306 and water faucet leaked - definitely in need of repair. Also dirty carpet. Spacious room and comfy bed but dated furniture (e.g. wardrobe) and bathroom finishes. Good location and friendly staff.
May 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by amy9 Wonderful Staff and Great Location
My three day stay was on starwood points and was perfect. The room was lovely and spacious. I especially appreciated the friendly doorman who greeted me on my arrival and remembered my name for the next three days!
April 2, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by RPGMidwest Housekeeping needs help
Changed rooms 2X. First room had an unbearable stench of body odor and second room had some sort of liquid all over the carpet.
Staff moved me, but kind of nuts to have to move 2X when paying $300 a night.
June 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by JessFedd Amazing stay, thanks!
I live in DC and came here for one night stay-cation to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. The concierge Sloan contacted me immediately after my reservation and asked what they could do to make the stay special, and she definitely delivered! Not only did she patiently tolerate my indecisiveness on what to do for him, she had great suggestions of her own. We had a fantastic room that seemed very big for a DC hotel and was very quiet. He absolutely loved the cookies and the note that was waiting for us when we arrived. I travel constantly for work around the world and my experience here was top notch, even when compared with other Westin hotels.
June 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Supan Outstanding Staff
We've stayed at this property a few times and each visit I have been extremely impressed with the staff and their hospitality. Exceptional. It's the primary reason we return each time.
March 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by RockDoc50 Transformative Stay
I used to be a regular at this hotel (before the name change and renovation), but a job change ended my frequent visits to D.C. I last stayed at the hotel a few years ago.
I now have a new job that will require frequent travel to D.C. again. The first hotel I booked was the Westin Georgetown. What a wonderful experience and stay. As soon as I stepped out of the taxi the bellman instantly recognized me and welcomed me back. Marvin at the front desk was a familiar figure and it seemed that time just dissolved.
The renovation of my room was spectacular. I recieved a nice upgrade for my Starwood Platinum status and wish I could have stayed for a week instead of a day.
Everything was perfect. Great service, comfortable room with attention to details like conveninet electirical outlets.The room had a very contemporay look and feel Room service was prompt and the food excellent. Check in and check out were fast and seamless. The overall transformation of the hotel was impressive, but the same warmth and vibe of the people was what made my stay truly transformative.
I am looking forward to my next stay!
January 23, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by jechho Nice location, but be aware of noise!
This hotel is pretty expensive. It is also located next to a rather busy street (M street). And for the price I paid, I did not expect to be awake most of the night due to traffic noise. Clearly, the hotel should do more to soundproof their windows. Our stay was a part of a road trip which included a lot of cities, and this hotel was the winner when it came to being noisy.
Doors slamming loudly when open/shut was also a problem. As usual its hard to understand why hotels of this class do not install door mechanism to prevent this.
Everything else was okay - your average "westin" standard. Location good, but not great. The walks to Dupont Circle or Georgetown got pretty tiresome after some time. I will try the Fairfax next time.
November 13, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by txvisitor Comfy Room
The bed was super comfortable as always at a Westin. The hotel is in a great location and is very clean and nice.
May 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bigdog Great Georgetown Location
Great hotel, clean, quiet and modern. 3 block walk to Georgetown. Definately one of the higher end Westin's
November 16, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by John56 Bell staff
Excellent Bell staff.Ahmad and the other staff recognize me every time we visit D.C.
December 7, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Dazzler Probably my worst Starwood experience
This was an interesting experience as originally I booked the Westin Washington which I cancelled after reading these reviews and changed to Gergetown.
I am a Starwood Platinum member, so have been around the block. We checked in to be told there were no rooms to match our reservation at 9.00pm. I enquired if our upgrade request was honored (Starwood has a program). I was told there was no availability. Eventually after several consultations on the phone the reception clerk told us that an upgraded was available. On arriving we were given a disabled room. I called to say this was not satisfactory. Amazingly another smaller room was found.
The next day, my wife was looking or of the window, only to see the Doorman spitting in the flower bed! We then feeling lazy turned away housekeeping and asked if they would come back in an hour. They never came. On the next day we ordered breakfast and the order was incomplete.
We ate at the restaurant it was terrific, the staff were fabulous.
Then on checkout I find the discount promised at breakfast had not been applied.
In summary we felt the hotel lacked grace, several staff members seemed totally disinterested others were superb vet little was personal. After staying at great Westins around this world this was the worst it just has nothing special about as much joy as going through security my Wife says. We checked out a day early
August 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alf1979 The hotel was fantastic
The hotel and staff was fantastic and very helpful.
January 3, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Derrick50 Hotel should inform guest
a couple of things, first when the housekeeper cleaned the room the bed was no mad properly, it was as if he just said well since they are stay I don't really need to make it look neat. two on the morning of the departure there was loud jackhammering and there was no notice of that. I had to get up earlier the expected. I love Westins but this was no a good experience. I will return and hope it will be better. the hallways are very cold and my room was like at the end of the hall. Staff was friendly though. I was also expecting to get the 50% discount on F&B but was told it no longer apply. no worries. Location was great though
May 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by EmilyM Constantly exceeding expectations
The Westin hotel chain consistently provides comfortable, clean rooms, and outstanding service. Westin Georgetown was no different. From the moment I checked in to the moment I left, the service was impeccable. The concierge suggestions were wonderful. Lana went above and beyond the call, responding to a request & making sure that I had a smooth check in. The room was beautiful. The bed amazing (certainly one of the reasons I stay at Westins). The bathrooms were incredible. The bathtubs a delightful surprise.
I was incredibly happy with all aspects of the hotel. The only suggestion I might make would be to add either a warm brownie or cookie sundae to the late night room service menu.
Again, nicely done. I would absolutely stay here again.
November 18, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by PeteG Really disappointed
Was staying in DC for one night, business meeting early the next day. I was in room 425, overlooking an open garden area, which I realized later on that night, is a prime gathering spot for people when they are having a holiday party at the hotel. I went to make an important phone call to California, picked up the phone, and smelled like cigarettes and coffee. Disgusting. After a business dinner that night, got back to my room and heard loud partying in the courtyard below. Was told there was nothing they could do about moving my room (would have been nice when I checked in if someone had told me about a party going on that night, where the bar and restaurant were closed). Checked out early the next morning, complained to the front desk, and I all got was "I'm sorry". No mention of taking care of anything on my bill. I was very disappointed and will not stay here anymore when in DC.
December 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by spdyj3 Wonderful Experience
My husband, myself and some friends of ours stayed the weekend at the Westin in Georgetown and it was wonderful. The staff that greeted us was top of the line...nice and friendly. The only thing that we weren't please with was the $45/night parking fee. Other than that it was great!
December 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hazkas Great Hotel with excellent Location
Stayed over the weekend during my trip to Washington DC. Great Location and service. Being immediately recognised as preferred member and felt important.
Great Large Rooms were provided and facilities like gym is extensive.
WIll never hesitate to stay here again
December 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by SPGFanTX Great Location but Noisy
I had a great stay on my first visit to D.C. I was comfortably within walking distance to great restaurants and plenty of night life. The only downside was the amount of noise I could hear streaming in from outside of the hotel. I was on the second highest floor and could easily hear noise from the street below. Each morning I woke up to an ambulance passing by and could often hear people trying to hail a cab. I stay in several hotels a year and Westin is typically one of my favorites but the amount of noise I could hear was a bit unusual. The room was very comfortable and right at the standards that I've come to expect from a Westin property (minus the noise of course).
July 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by mstrctrlprgm Great Hotel, Greatest Staff
I can't say enough about this hotel. Our room was spacious with an unbelievably comfortable bed, large bathroom, and great views. The hotel is located on M Street, and walking just a few blocks gets you into an abundance of Georgetown restaurants and shops. We were also able to walk down to the Lincoln Memorial easily. But what made this hotel perfect was the staff. We were in DC to celebrate my wife's birthday and not only did the staff have every amenity we needed that weekend (after forgetting some things), they also surprised my wife (and me) with a bottle of champagne and two glasses. Now that is class! I HIGHLY recommend this hotel - one of the best stays we've had in a while and it's partly because of the great room, mostly because of the great staff!
November 11, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Chumley Room for improvement.
The room was small. We were a Preferred member but the couple we were traveling with were not yet their room was bigger than ours. Many surfaces in the room especially in the bathroom had a white film on it. Asked the front desk to come clean a second time. Still found dirty surfaces even after second visit. Manager did compensate us for this inconvenience. They place mini bar items on a special tray that if you lift an item off the tray for more than 30 seconds you've bought it even if you don' open it. This is explained in small print on the tray. You have to pay for Internet. Staff was nice. Good location.
April 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by BosWanderer Great Stay
Rooms were clean, comfortable, quiet and spacious. Restaurants within the hotel were good - great margaritas and happy hour apps at Boveda - a great way to end the day after touring the city. Jeffrey, the Concierge is the hotel's greatest asset. He was welcoming, knowledgeable and made great suggestions for us, even getting us in to a restaurant that we really wanted to go to. Two down sides - the hotel charges extra (and I think extraordinarily high) fees for internet. I fail to see why hotels do this. They would never charge for cable! Also, we had hoped the pool would be open. The temps were about 80 every day we were there, but they don't open the pool until Memorial Day..
May 12, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by roadwarrior239 Business travelers beware
I stayed at the Westin as part of a conference I was attending. Apparently it was restaurant week and rather than catering to the needs of weary business travelers, the hotel suspended its regular menus, forcing everyone to order from a pretentious and unsatisfying Prix Fixe menu. Despite a recent renovation, there are no accessible outlets near the bed, making charging cell phones used as alarm clocks impossible. The energy saving light system in my room was faulty but after a long day of conferences, I chose to walk around in a half dark room rather than deal with maintenance. All in all, they've lost sight of what business travelers need for a comfortable and convenient stay.
February 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by BOSMRP Great and startling.
A last minute booking due to a flight home being cancelled because of the weather. I arrived with nothing but the clothes on my back and James checked me in and made available: toothbrush, paste, deodorant, and a shaving kit. He was incredibly helpful and nice which made the rainy night end well.
A startling event did occur which I've experienced at another Westin on a different stay. Around 0115 I woke with a start because my television came on with a blaring volume level. I had to find the remote in the dark before I could shut it off. A great last minute stay was offset by a malfunction.
June 12, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by PIP57 A bad HVAC experience at a usually fine hotel.
I have stayed many times before at the Westin Georgetown and had always had a pleasant experience. While the "Green" card feature can be tricky the first time, once you get used to it, it usually works fine.
When I arrived this time (November 18), the room temperature was 80 degrees. I thought that this was higher than it was supposed to go when the key was not inserted, I reset the room to 68, left the key in its position and left the room. When I came back a couple of hours later, it was up to 84 degrees. The screen said that the key was not in its position (even though it was), I reinserted it and reset to 68. An hour later it was up to 86. I called, they told me that they would remotely reset and that it should start to feel cool in a few minutes. A half hour later, I called again, they sent someone up and they manually rebooted the system. It finally got cool a couple of hours later after midnight. Of course, this was the night that I wanted to get to bed early to get a good night's rest. During all of this, I wanted to get some ice from the machine but it was not working. After arguing with the front desk who told me nothing was wrong, they finally sent up some ice.
Hopefully, everything is working again, but that was one sleepless night.
December 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by IleneA Excellent Customer Service
Lana Kim, the Stay Embassador, made my stay exceptional. I was on a yearly "girls weekend" with two other friends and Lana went out of her way to ensure we had a fabulous time. Best hospitality I have had in a long time and I travel every week for business. Would recommend this hotel to everyone.
November 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MJMVA Very good experience
Good location (just outside Georgetown), good restaurant options, friendly staff, clean comfortable rooms.
November 21, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Mjh1313 Terrible experience
I stay at Westin and other SPG frequently for business. I took my family away for this trip. They put me in a room next to a closet employees were accessing at 615 in the AM and woke my kids. My thermostat was broken. When I complained, there was a half hearted offer to move my room but no follow up as discussed. Very unimpressive.
November 10, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by AVLWash What happened??
Not a great experience, disappointing for what I have come to expect in the SPG program as wonderful service and quality.
The front staff were poor at best, lack of experience, 2 trainees no senior person available at 11AM? The hotel was empty, when I tried to book a room at a better rate, the told me I couldn't since I already had a reservation?? Breakfast was slow, poor quality and $$$. No concierge available mid week, out due to personal days and no suitable replacement...in Washington DC during the Cherry Blossom season? Bad experience, regrettable.
March 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bob413 Great weekend getaway
Great hotel; convenience to Georgetown and restaurants, very clean, excellent staff. Definitely would recommend
November 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by d1nonlysnshn Awesome
I booked through SPG by 11am and was checked in by 3pm. I was worried that nothing wold be available on such short notice.
Rebecca as well as everyone, was very helpful in explaining the features of my room, the myriad of restaurants as well as how to get to the subway to pick up my sweetie.
Our stay was very pleasant.
If you will be going a lot of places that you have to drive to, I would not recommend staying at this location-other than late late @ night and the wee hrs of the morning-traffic is exasperating. if you are looking to explore via metro and on foot-this is the place.
I did not use the pool, spa, or fitness center. But from what I was able to glimpse from my room and the open elevator door, I would have loved to have the time.
June 22, 2013