Rated 1 out of 5 by Beeg2000 Below standard
As a lifetime Platinum guest, I have enjoyed many great perks from SPG over the years, but occasionally I come across a location that simply doesn't care about their guests. The Westin Philadelphia fits this description. Snotty, rude and dismissive are the kindest comments that could be made about the staff and management. If they treat someone with my status with such disdain, good luck to you. There are many very nice hotels in central Philly to choose from, avoid this property at all costs. You will be glad you did.
February 18, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Twinn2013 Great hotel, but poor front desk customer service.
My stay was excellent overall. only 1 staff in front desk was really nice (D'orien), the other staffs that I met during my 4 nights stay were NOT really pleasant to talk with.
You need to take 2 elevators to get to your room: 1 elevator from the street level to the lobby, and to change an elevator from the lobby to the guest rooms. The 2 out of 3 guest room elevator require a room key to go to your floor.
Self parking $36/day and Valet $50/day.
December 29, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by EssPeeGee Not a category 5
Pretty poor experience for a Westin. Arrived at 515 pm and my room wasn't ready. Was offered a drink coupon to sit and wait for an hour until my room was ready. No effort was made to try to put me in another room that was open. Bar was staffed by a single 'bartender' who had to look up in a book how to make each drink that was ordered, making the wait really long as a line quickly formed. Not his fault - he shouldn't have been the only person staffing the bar. About a third of the channels on the TV showed a "no signal" error. The hotel amenities are limited and it seems pretty poorly managed. SPG was rather generous in calling this a category 5 hotel.
March 12, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by midoric Can't get over how cheap it is not to offer free Internet
I am always excited to stay at the Westin, but this last trip really disappointed. The hotel staff/facilities are very good except for one item: no free Internet service. I'm not sure why this amenity isn't included for the very expensive price of staying the this hotel, and don't understand why the staff isn't empowered to provide this. I'm in the lobby right now because I can't connect to Internet without paying $5/hour or $13/day to connect. It's uncomfortable to come down to the lobby when I'd rather be in my room relaxing, which is what the Westin is supposed to be about. Two thumbs down and I won't be staying here again. Westin, wake up and provide this amenity for free.
March 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by michael People make the difference
From the genuinely friendly Doorman who greeted us like he wanted us to feel welcome to the faceless room service that provided us with an immaculate room, our stay was just great,
EVERYONE was so nice AND normal. We did not feel like people were being nice because it was their job or that it was an act.
We could tell the manager was really caring and wanted us enjoying our stay. "Q" [??] the Bartender treated us like regulars. [FYI--I only had soft drinks].
The Front desk staff were patient as I fumbled with my stuff. . . both upon arrival and departure.
Everything was better than expected. We loved our stay at this hotel!
February 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by skim730 As expected!!!
Staple hotel for me. I am usually here once every 3 weeks for a few days at a time for a regular office visit. What I love most about Starwood brands and especially the Westin properties for business is the consistency, familiarity and professional treatment appropriate for business-class hotels. This Westin is easy, I am always able to check in in less than 5 minutes, I am always greeted with a "Welcome back" and the staff is always very pleasant and very accommodating. I have always received great service here every time I've stayed.
Taxi service, as with anywhere in Center City, is sketchy. Usually, there is a taxi nearby for the front staff to call over but during rush hour and rainy days, it can take some time for an unoccupied cab to come by.
Location is directly in Center City just a couple blocks from City Hall and the Clothespin. A short walk to Rittenhouse Square, Historic Liberty Bell and Ben Franklin stuff, a quick cab ride to the River and Old Town.
April 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Billyd Great location and service
The service from the bell boys to the front desk everyone was great. The bed was to die for. I would stay here again.
December 26, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Zcip Rooms Are Comfortable, Location is Key
The rooms in this westin are classy, updated and comfortable. Everything you need for a nice stay in philly.
Location is unbeatable. 2 blocks from rittenhouse, food and drink every which way. A matter of 5 minutes and you are everywhere in philly.
Lobby is a bit awkward. There was an event when I checked in, and made it hard to make it to the elevators. Simply not enough space, its crammed.
Check in staff couldnt be bothered that I had status, and actually told myself and the guest ahead of me the wrong way to the elevator. Perhaps grumpy, perhaps new?
Parking is convenient, but definitely pricey to keep your car at this hotel. Something to consider.
Despite everything, I would stay here again.
April 21, 2013