Rated 3 out of 5 by WFan1963 Not the Property I remember
It has been nearly two decades since I last stayed here and the stay was not up to my expectations for a Starwood property, let alone the higher end brand of Westin. Check-In and Check-Out took extraordinarily long as both times the counter was staffed by a single person. The $25 self-service hotel guest parking rate was pricey for an open air lot and the $35 valet option seemed even more out of line given I never saw the valet stand staffed. The room looked under furnished with a large open space outside the bathroom that probably had furniture at some point. The mini-bar was removed and the ice bucket so small that it took three trips to have enough ice in the bathroom sink to keep a bottle of wine chilled. I thought it was a good stay-cation destination for a night of dancing at the nearby casino, the company was lovely, the Westin O'Hare was uninspired, particularly the service.
July 1, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Mandb616 What service?
It was our 25th wedding anniversary, one of our kids had called to pay for our room, and to ask that something special be done. Not one person said anything about our anniversary.
Then we heard a knock at our door in the morning, and before we could get out of bed, the door opened, then quickly shut. We called the front desk; they called back to say it was housekeeping, wrong room. But who does that?
June 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by dkoch65 Overall a good stay - A minor housekeeping issue
Love the Westin brand. Had a little issue with housekeeping in that they did half the job on my room. They picked up most of the dishes/towels but never put in new hand towels or bath mat, left some dirty glasses, and didn't replenish my water bottle. It's like something interrupted them, and they forgot to come and finish. Nothing that was critical, but someone should check the room review process.
December 16, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by JbKI Filthy room:(
I've stayed at this hotel many many times. This time we requested the workout room with a treadmill. Unfortunately we never got to use the equipment. Our bathroom was filthy. Hairs everywhere. Disgusting toilet. I complained and they moved us to a clean room, but now i admit I'm hesitant to stay there again. They did give us breakfast vouchers but I'm not sure that made up for the gross-out factor.
December 29, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by pumpkin314 A good, but not great Westin
I've come to expect a certain level of awesomeness when it comes to staying in Westins, and this one was pretty good. As usual, we had an incredibly comfortable, clean bed, for which I was very grateful.
What was missing? Robes!! Those lovely plush Westin robes...I suppose I could have called down for one, but I'm used to having my robe in my room upon arrival.
June 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by slm2 Good airport hotel
This is a good airport hotel with excellent bell and housekeeping staffs and a good chef in the one restaurant--all of which make this quite adequate for brief stays/meetings. For lengthier conferences, the non-opening windows in many of the guest rooms and a rather pedestrian- unfriendly outdoors are less appealing features.
July 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by StuckinChicago Going the extra mile
Myself and two of my colleagues were recently stuck in Chicago due to the snowstorm. We ended up having to stay an extra two nights. One of the managers, David, helped us by applying our "event rate" to the extra nights and the concierge, Denise, made sure we were well looked after at the restaurants she recommended. Great job all around in making weary and frustrated travelers a little less so.
February 12, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Kohl nice big room
room was very clean and big. all staff were very nice and helpful - however Elevators did not work most of the time I was there. very inconvenient-due to a bad knee. Food in the evening at the function was not very good, Drinks way too expensive. -but it was a nice get-away.
August 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Trav38 Hotel where you feel at home.
Sue and Maria are two of the biggest reasons this hotel is my hotel of choice when I am working the Chicago area. They make me feel as if I have a family even though I am away from home. The actual Starbucks in hotel is convenient and that staff even makes me feel at home. Great Hotel for business travel, layovers, and airpot proximity.
July 12, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Sophie988 Over Charges and hard to communicate.
First of all as an airport Westin, this hotel is fine. Spacious, quite, enough rooms.
But I am not pleased how I was billed. I stayed three weeks here for work. The first week, I asked for a parking spot, the front desk confirmed with me that guest parking is free. Nothing surprised me, this is a airport property as I have stayed at many SPG airport hotels. However, for the second and third week, I was billed $25 per day for parking. While I got the parking key, no one ever informed me there will be a charge. When I went online, the hotel is actually running the same rate "PARK ON US" advertisement.
Last but worst, I got charged for valet parking during my last stay, which I had no idea how it showed up on my invoice. I called the billing department, the lady swore to me there was no way it was not me did the valet. I was speechless.
Anyway, this whole extra charges threw me off and I will never return to this property.
June 16, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Susan Stay anywhere else, not at the Westin
1) Waited 10 mins at the front desk & resorted to tracking down restaurant staff to get checked in. 2)We were told that we should checkout at about 9AM because of construction in the hotel (we reserved a standard 1PM checkout). 3) We were in the room for 20 mins when maid BARGED RIGHT IN (!!!) to give us a dirty robe. 4) at 8:30AM a maid knocked on our door to 'ask us when we were leaving'
February 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LynArk Superb Sleep
Westin beds and bedding are truly heavenly. I reserved a "renovated" room at the AAA rate. The room and bath were spacious and well equipped. Basic internet service was available for $7.99 a day - but be careful not to select the default "tech" package that costs much more (drop the menu down to find less expensive options). The bedding was so comfortable I wanted to take it home with me!
October 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by teri124 Perfect Stay
Everything about this hotel was just perfect. From checking in, our room, the breakfast room and bar were excellent. Even the Gift Shop was excellent. We found the shuttle very easily at the airport and the location could not be better. The train (the Blue Line) was right down the street and it made our daily trek into the city so convenient. Thank you for making our stay a memorable one!
November 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by fancypants wonderful stay all the way around
checkin was quick and easy. the room was clean, quiet and the bed was extremely comfortable. breakfast buffet was delicious. There are plenty of entertainment options nearby such as the rivers casino, movico, bogarts restaurant, and zanies comedy club. not to mention downtown Chicago is less then 20 miles away. We are planning on returning. The only complaint is that wi-fi was not free
February 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dita Family getaway
We had a wonderful time at the Westin O'Hare. Being an spg member we got upgraded were free which was very accommodating since we have a toddler who loves space so she can run around. The food was delicious and when we weren't satisfied with our breakfast one morning (food was late and cold) they took it off our total. The staff was friendly and pleasant. Thank you for a wonderful time!
October 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by cag251 Who knew
That an "airport hotel" could be this relaxing. You would never know O'Hare was just around the corner. The location, convenience, shuttle, public transportation can't be beat. The staff is first rate, and goes out of their way to make sure you have what you need to make your stay as pleasant as possible. I just booked three more reservations for the fall.
June 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by smocches Hotel is convenient located
I recently stayed at this hotel for a girlfriends weekend and it was fabulous. it was conveniently located to the airport and the service was exceptional.
The staff were great and friendly, public transportation was easily accessible and this made our stay worthwhile will definitely stay there again.
July 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anne59 Anne59
Outstanding service. Always very clean and comfortable.
September 2, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by argus Not your normal standard
Your hotel is being renovated and I can appreciate that however, no dinner menue only lunch time in your ONE restaurant, the staff at the restaurant need training. No hotel shop and every business traveller may need stuff and you could not help at all. No wifi when I arrived, ATT said they had lost the connection so I was unable to work from your hotel. Not good at all !!!!!
April 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rose63 Very Nice
The hotel is very neat but encourage cleaning staff to change linens on the bed. I enjoyed the environment. Overall, I enjoyed staying. If I visit Chicago again I will come back and also encourage others to stay there. Good job!!!!!!
August 11, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by 4sae WAY OVERATED
I have stayed here many times before. I travel for work and I would warn anyone to STAY AWAY from this property, especially given the fact that there are many higher quality properties adjacent or next to this Westin that are of higher quality and value. They have been working on the property for 6 months and have offer NOTHING to their clients for putting up with the fact that there has been no bar, resturant, front door, etc. My last stay was the worst and my last. NO hot water, my shower got up above my ankles, there was noise that woke me up most of the night, and then I got to enjoy a $22 omlet. This place is ONLY for groups or individuals who have their company paying the tab. There is NO value in this hotel. The business center provides no privacy and was constantly loosing connection. When you park, be prepared to walk approximately 800 feet to the elevators. Health club is a joke for $200 per nite stay.
April 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by lay0606 First stay at this hotel
This is the first time staying at the Westin O'Hare and I was impressed with the hotel, staff and the recognition of being an a SPG member which afforded me a better room floor and late check out which was greatly appreciated for this stay. I will be back at this hotel and will recommend to others.
July 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by emma13 Excellent, but a little warm
This hotel was excellent for the conference I attended. However, I did struggle getting my room to a comfortable sleeping temperature. It required 65 degrees on the thermostat with the fan on high.
August 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by HectorAchilles55 Poor Housekeeping-Rm 824
My floor (8)was being used for the ABOto exams. On 5 & 6 April, I had no maid service. I didn't complain as I was busy with meetings all day, but having a late checkout (5pm) meant the excuse of not doing rooms on the day of departure is untenable.
Fortunately I had three towels on the first day, but it would have been ice to have a clean room to comeback to before dinner.
April 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by comicfan Great Last Minute Reservation
I made this reservation at the last minute for a one night stay. The hotel room was clean and staff were friendly. Would stay again.
August 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kev67 Westin O'Hare
I have stayed at this property twice in the past few months. My first experience was less than satisfactory. This stay was much better, although I am still not sure that this property lives up to the Westin brand standard. The lobby and restaurant are nice and the conference facilities are good. The rooms, however, just do not live up to what I have come to expect from Westin.
October 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cincy90 Nice Service
Even though there wasn't a restaurant open in the hotel during the renovations, a handful of helpful staff members made up for it. Alex, Miguel, another gentleman from banquets and the male bartender went out of their ways to make sure we had everything we needed even after the food cart closed down. We were staying there with a dance convention over the weekend. Thank you!
February 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mohan123 Great location
The hotel was very well located and convenient to reach areas of interest. The barely average quality food in the cafe, the hot room temperature in the middle of the night (despite putting the thermostat to 65) and the non-functioning TV (although it was fixed in 3 hours once I requested help twice) all detracted from the overall rating, IMHO.
June 16, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by ashland1 I was disapointed with my stay
I have stayed in many hotels but this was the worst stay I ever have. You were telling people that there rooms would be ready by a cetain time and we waited almost 2-3 hours after that time. When you have guests staying there for compititions and they start say at 3 there shoukd be a way to get people in by then. When there is no room how are the dancer suppose to get ready ang focus on there dances. Then you had keys that did not work to the rooms and also the parking. You have people working at the desk that don't know how to do there math and everything is done there computer. Every time you would ask a questin every person would give you a different answer so you never what the correct answer was. The only one thing that I did like was that you were able to extend check out time without a charge. I will have a hard time recomending this hotel to any of my friends because I would be imbarresed with the service.
February 24, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by TSA1 Nice room, lacked additional room amenities
Our room was nice and clean. It lacked additional amenities because all it had was a desk, chair, tv, and small coffee pot. Our toilet needed to be unplugged 3 times because water did not flow properly. The hotel staff was great. The hotel location was. Excellent, close to many restaurants, activities, and the airport. Construction going on in the lobby area and 2nd floor.
February 21, 2013