Rated 5 out of 5 by Gayle08 Exceeded our expectations at every level
We spent a weekend at the Westin Crown Center Hotel, and were totally wowed at every turn. Our room was beautiful, the decor obviously recently updated, and our view of the WW1 Memorial stunning. Every detail, from the coffee to the toiletries provided, were top quality. We had not taken exercise clothes and were so impressed to realize that one could rent workout apparel and shoes at a very reasonable rate. The exercise equipment in the exercise room were top of the line and neatly maintained. Again, the views from this area were gorgeous. Although we live in suburban Kansas City, we will return to the Westin for more visits- it was truly a relaxing getaway in which we felt totally pampered!
February 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by abby90 Top Notch Hotel and Staff
This hotel is everything you would expect from a Westin, but in particular, the staff was amazing. From the minute you step on the premises you are treated like you are the only guests in sight. The valet attendants, bell hop, front desk personnel, housekeeping and management were not only friendly, but genuine. They sought out the needs of each guest and then went out of their way to meet them.
In addition, the hotel had a modern and classy, yet very comfortable feel. It is very conveniently located near Power and Light, Country Club Plaza and is attached to Crown Center and Union Station.
July 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RonaJ Great Location and really nice hotel
The Westin Crown Center Hotel is a beautiful place to stay. My room was really comfortable and clean. The renovation of the lobby was happening when I was last here 2-3 years ago and it's beautifully done - very modern, yet comfortable and easy to relax in.
Great access to the Crown Center Mall - just a short walk across the lobby or around the corner from the elevators.
My only surprise was with the cost of internet in the room. It didn't even occur to me that I might need to pay for internet access in such a lovely hotel. But the concierges were extremely knowledgeable, so I was able to ask and they gave me the driving directions that I was wanting to research.
Thank you for the lovely stay!
June 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by WorldTraveler73 Solid Hotel
Generally solid hotel with pleasant and helpful staff, nice rooms (especially the larger corner rooms with good views of the city) and all of the typical Westin amenities. Nothing spectacular, but nothing really deficient either. Did not try the restaurant, so can not comment there. Location is convenient between the Downtown Light and Power District to the north and the trendy Westport restaurant/bar area and the Country Club Plaza shopping district to the south. Connected to Crown Center mall and by skywalk to Union Station, so very convenient to those places without having to go outside.
March 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JamieOKC Another Excellent Year!
I stay at the Westin every December for a work trip and always bring the family with me. While trying to keep things as simple as possible, and getting the rooms that worked for the family, I unintentionally foiled the entire reservation. It only took one call and it seemed as the entire management team came to the rescue. The error was all mine, however, the staff went out their way to fix the problem and get us into the rooms we wanted.
Rooms were clean, housekeeping prompt, staff was friendly and professional. If you're going to crown Center for work or play you should put the Westin at the top of the list!
It's always a fantastic stay at the Westin and we're already planning the next trip!
December 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by omahawk2000 Nothing really to complain about at this hotel.
Except...for a Westin the carpet in the room could be a little newer, the TV at least a 42"er and the bedding (sheets, pillows) be just a bit more plush. Otherwise everything else was just fine. One other thing, lunch at the Brassier restaurant (if it is a Westin-owned eatery) at 1:00pm on a Sunday is not very well managed and service was lacking. Even my 11 year old said the service was bad (and he's a fast food restaurant goer). The food was good but the whole experience in that type of setting was...upsetting. So you see, nothing really to complain about the hotel. Book with confidence.
July 24, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Scott72 Bad experience at the Westin
The Good: Hotel staff was friendly.
The Bad: Had to wait in line 20 to 30 minutes just to get checked in.
The Ugly: When I finally made it to my room I realized that the room had not been cleaned. The bed wasn't made, dirty towels and washcloths were all over the bathroom, and the trash had not been emptied. My wife and I stayed in the room because it was nearly 1 a.m. and we were exhausted. I did request clean towels, washcloths, etc. which were brought to our room. However, when I went to take my shower the next morning I had to make another call to guest services because they hadn't brought up everything I had requested. This particular stay at the Westin resulted in two thumbs down--way down.
March 25, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by schub229 Needs an update
We stayed here to attend a wedding so this was not our hotel of choice even though I'm a Starwood member. There was a dirty Q-tip and Kleenex outside our door as we entered--which stayed there for 2 days. Room wasn't bad, but coffee maker was on a wall with no outlet. Bathroom was in good shape, There is a large hole at the top of the window which is straight ahead and to the right of the room. Bottom sheet on the bed didn't fit-didn't even tuck in on the one side. No AC in fitness room which cost $15 and it was 107 outside! Avocado for salad was all brown-brought out on separate plate.
July 14, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by warden12 Not a great experience
When we checked in just prior to 3pm we were told there wasn't a king bed available although I had reserved a king bed. She did find us a room with a king bed when I complained. When we got to the room we had time before our event to relax. The TV didn't work, wouldn't come one. When I tried to call the desk, the phone also did not work. I'm assuming they came sometime while we were at our reception and fixed the tv as it was on when we came in early Sunday morning. The pillows are horrible and the comforter is so heavy you can't move if it's over you.
August 25, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Dave5688 Housekeepers Need Training
When I checked in and arrived at my room, there were no towels, no soap, no shampoo. I informed the front desk and they called Housekeeping. When I returned to my room a hour later, the towels were just placed in a pile on the bathroom counter and the amenities in a plastic bag next to them. There's a place for all that stuff but instead they just haphazardly placed it wherever. In addition, the housekeepers should prop the door open when going in & out. The door slams shut over and over because they keep getting supplies and going back in the room. It's very annoying when you're next door or across the hall when they clean. Lastly, you should give your hotel guests free access to the Fitness Center.
May 9, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by danesmom03 Rude
I stay in KC for 2 nights every year.
Mainly for the balcony that is advertised on the site and when I called to verify with the hotel. (which is STILL advertised on the room information)
when I got there I had issues checking in-then to find out we had no balcony. They shut it off for 'a certain group' that comes into town.
I spoke over email with the manager who I'm sure had a laugh only saying I'm sorry.
Myself and group WILL be staying elsewhere for the years to come. We did have the breakfast last year and it was better then others in the city.
Thats the best comment I can give.
July 10, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by angelmex Not what I expected
My fisrt impression with the Westin Hotel was really bad.
I'm from Mexico and tha lady at the reception was rude, she couldn't have patience when speaking to us. My english is average and yet she was kinda upset because of it,
Our bathroom seemed to be half cleaned at our arrival with the lack of some essential items. The rest of the days we never had new soap or shampoo, they even left the used and empty bottles there.
They charge for the internet in the rooms, what is really strange these days, and the "free" internet at the lobby was really slow.
My only good impression was our last talk with the lady the day we checked out, she was kind and she did have the patience to follow our conversation.
January 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JennZ Comfortable stay at Kansas City
The Westin is a great choice, esp if you are going to take advantage of nearby attractions like Legoland, Crown Center, downtown Power/light district, or have a conference in town.
I was assigned a handicapped room I think probably b/c it was the last room available for a busy week. It was a very comfortable room. Staff responsive to my needs (like when I needed power outlet fixed).
I would say my only issue was that it wasn't the cleanest bathroom. Stains seen on bathroom floor - looked like coffee.
Nice to have free robe to use, plus water.
Nice to have refrigerator in room.
March 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Roscoe8 Superb Pet Accomodations
Your staff's acceptance and welcoming of my dog was excellent. My room was on the 6th floor. The balcony and huge grassy area there was a wonderful place for my pet to enjoy. I would reccommend this hotel to anyone travelling with a pet. Service and facilities far above the norm.
Thank You. And my dog thanks you.
February 10, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Freddy27 Reservations
I was there to attend an Integrity Management Seminar. Due to staff changing plans, I called the night before to cancel one room of 4 that we had reserved. I was told that I would pay for one entire night's stay if I canceled the room or used it. I can understand a 10% to 15% fee, but to pay for an entire night when I don't need the room is not good business. I am a small business and times are not the best and to pay an extra $149 for a room that I did not need is a waste of my money. I will not recommend Westin Hotels in the future to anyone based on my reservation experience.
August 28, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by LLL75 Question on parking
When we checked in we were told when we left the parking garage all we had to do was put our room number and name on the back of the parking stub. When we left the woman at the exit said we would be charged $15.00.
What is right?
October 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by EMartin Hotel staff are absolutely wonderful!
I visited Westin while in town on business. Alex at the front desk checked me and my travel companion into our rooms. Jokingly I mentioned a complimentary bottle of champagne after a day of travel, not ever expecting that would actually happen...and not 15 mins after I got into my room was a knock on the door with a bottle of champagne and strawberries! What a wonderful and unexpected surprise for us! Every staff member we passed was so kind and helpful during our visit. I can honestly say I have NEVER had such amazing service at a hotel from time of arrival to the moment we departed. Paul our bellman, who said he had worked at the Westin for 41 years, was such a great treat to end our stay! Hands down the best!
April 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by DR1974 Poor Attitudes in the Hotel Restaurant
Our stay would have been great had we not ate in the hotel restaurant. Pepe was our server and was very rude to us. We were in town for a convention. I refused to pay the 25% tip he added to our bill for a party of 3 after his rude service. The restaurant manager had a poor attitude when I brought this to her attention. Food was ok but his and her attitude was terrible. I will stay at the Westin next year, but I will not dine at the Hotel. There are plenty of great options in the Crown Center. I'm sure we will eat there instead.
August 28, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by KCGal Surprised by Westin
First room was very dirty (brown stains on bedskirt, white adhesive on mirror, stain on chair), that we asked to move. Staff changed us immediately into another room.
Room 2 (1554) was fine enough. Bathroom mirror caulk had come down and was hanging in front of the mirror. Everything was just a little run down but better than the prev. room.
At 1 am, the next room were yelling and slamming (these were drunk adults) their doors for a good 15 min. Security was called and they quieted down for the most part.
We were planning on ordering room service, but decided to leave.
The beds were very nice and the coffee in the morning was a nice touch. Staff is very nice and friendly. However, the actual hotel needs some work.
June 26, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Soccermom71 Noise
We were very pleased with the accommodations. However, throughout the entire evening we were awakened by a yelping dog, running young athletes in the hall, and a drunk wedding party pounding on our door, as well as others. The front desk replied that there was a wedding party on our floor and that just happens. They also could not help us regarding the yelping dog that barked and yelped all night. Never again will I pay the money you charge to stay and be disturbed all night. It was a weekend away for us and I am unhappy with the lack of sleep, and courtesy of your staff
April 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Caj0424 Convenient access to Crowne Center but a little disappointed when we first arrived.
We recently stayed at the Westin so that we could take our son and his cousin to Legoland and Sealife aquarium. We were so happy with the convenient access to Crowne center and the attractions. Just a staircase up from the hotel and we were there! When we first arrived however, the beds were not fully made and there was a duvet and pillows thrown on a chair, but the bathroom looked like it had been attended to so we couldn't tell if they had cleaned the room or not. There happened to be a member of housekeeping in the hall and I informed them. They were very kind and immediately came and totally changed both beds and went over the room again. Other than that, they stay was excellent and the staff was very friendly.
July 11, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by As76 Dont call to make reservations
The hotel was great, but it took 7 phone calls to reserve my rooms. I can't believe it was this hard to make a reservation. I even called the manager and had to leave a message and never received a call back. I finally gave up and just took a chance that the reservation had been made. I Love this place and never had this much trouble before. when I got there I told the lady at the front desk what had happened, she seemed way to busy to listen, but did say she was sorry. Next time I think I will just go online to make them, but not sure I want to go back after all this.
February 17, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by lineguy Stay elsewhere
Below is a repost of my tripadvisor review. Was told by management that I would received 2000 starypoints as an apology for my stay. Of course, I have not seen them in my account.
Pillows are fiberfill--not so heavenly. Sheets stained. carpet, floors, walls are stained. AC/heat doesn't work even after calling for maintenance. Internet wireless and wired slow and unreliable. they charge for parking, internet, and use of the fitness center. they have a new "green" option they offer which is essentially no maid service at all. What a marketing joke. I understand not washing towells everyday but they intend to offer nothing. no garbage empty, no making bed, no vacuum, no restock of amenities, etc. and they call it the green option. I call it the no service and we still charge you option. Don't go here. Motel 6 has better service and may be cleaner.
On the plus side the pool is awesome. Very large and heated. Hot tub that goes with is a little small and gross. A lot of standing water festering whatever bacteria and fungus was on the previous guests' feet. I won't be staying there again and Westin name means nothing to me anymore.
I guess my favorite was a 10 cent welcome bottle of water in the room they normally charge $1 for. It was empty drank by the previous guest who then put the often reused starwood welcome gift sign on. I called the front desk whose response was a laugh and "oh well. Do you want another bottle of water?" the fridge must be from when the hotel was built. barely works, discolored, and all marked up. Also gross.
October 25, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by k9chaos Service needs to improve
We experienced service problems from check in to check out. The desk clerk had trouble checking us in for the 3 rooms we reserved. When we got to the floor, one of the rooms did not have the bed configuration we ordered. We ate in the restaurant only once due to SLOW service from the kitchen, mediocre food and the uncleanliness of the restaurant. There did not appear to be sufficient staff in the restaurant to wait on clients and bus dirty tables. The carpets on our rooms needed to be shampooed. Our bills were incorrect on check out and required a stop at the desk. We could not call the valets to bring our cars up but had to go to the lobby to have them brought from the garage. Overall, I would not return to this hotel.
November 28, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by irish room cleanliness and quality
I am a frequnet traveler. On this stay at the Westin, my first room the TV was broken when I was moved to a second room- the carpet had large stains on it, there was food left from a previous guest, no trash can in the bathroom and the internet would never connect. After calling management I was assured all would be taken care of the next day while I was out of my room- but after being gone from 7:30am-9:00pm - nothing was done to fix the problems- and the yogurt I had from the conceirge lounge was covered in mold when I opened it! Just a total quality breakdown.
July 22, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by cafemomcmms Very disappointed
I am very disappointed, Housekeeping is awful..My top comforter was left on the floor, garbage left sitting around, left 1 hand towel, dusty. Did not start cleaning our room until around 4:15 and we had to leave again to come back to a mess. Not sure what the shuttle bus is for but was told we had to call a cab. No vending machines to get a drink and everything closes at 10. Only met 1 nice person and that was the bell hop who took our luggage to the bus. Probably will never stay in a westin again..Beautiful place, but that's not what makes your stay comfortable.
July 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by namz Absolutely fantastic
This hotel is AMAZING! I came into town for a wedding and was annoyed since every hotel was full and Westin was my last option.. Once I walked in, I was extremely happy I had chosen The Westin! The lobby is amazing; the staff is very friendly and speedy, the rooms were large and clean, and the views were absolutely breathtaking! I now insist on ONLY staying at The Westin when I visit Kansas City. They offer Starbucks coffee in the rooms, and the hotel lobby is connected to a mall with many stores and restaurants. The hotel is also RIGHT across from Union Station.
October 10, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Boston07 Poor house keeping
Did not sign up for the green program yet received only 2 towels per day with no face cloths or mid range towels . strange , no bedding updates while staying for 4 nights
June 11, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by BookMan Surprisingly excellent conference catering
Having attended conferences around the world I have eaten more than my fair share of 'rubber chicken'. In fact I often employ the frequent traveller ruse of claiming the vegetarian option just to ensure variety and taste.
No such ruse is needed at the Westin. We were in attendance for a 500+ person conference and the catering staff never failed to delight. Whether breakfast, lunch, h'ors d'oeuvres, or snacks, the standard and efficiency of service was first class.
I'm glad to know my trade group has apparently signed a multi -year deal with Westin. Thanks.
February 27, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KathyG Beautiful Hotel
My son, a friend and I stayed at the hotel for the October NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway. As soon as we got to the hotel I was very impressed with the courtesy and offers of help from the staff. We got there a few minutes before check in and all of the staff were very courteous and observant. One asking if I was in town for the race. The hotel is one of the prettiest hotels I've seen, especially the Atrium and waterfall. The view from our room was fantastic with a gorgeous view of Union Station and downtown. Would stay there again in a heartbeat.
October 23, 2012