Rated 2 out of 5 by Shuttlehugger24 Friendly staff members (most)
If your expecting your stay here to be the typical Westin your in for a disappointment. The room I stayed in was run down and was in need of a facelift. Stained sheets, broken toilet cover, lots of walls needing a good paint job. I was embarrassed that I actually bragged about the Westin to my girlfriend. When she saw the room she was not impressed at all and said her stay at a much "lower" standard of hotel was better.
September 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by SanDiegovisitor Good Stay during Sandy - Internet is an issue
With parts of NYC knocked out this place was business as usual. The location is very close to the Port Authority, an easy walk to the Broadway theaters and Times Square. The subway shuttle makes travel to Grand Central very easy. The main hotel entrance is on 43rd and a 42nd St entrance is very handy to use to get to the subway. The hotel restaurant is fast with a very nice breakfast. The rooms are nice and comfortable.
November 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by DeanneP Westin is always home
I love staying at your hotel. As an employee of Starwood I can stay at any hotel in NYC offering the Starhot rate but it's this hotel I truly love!! You always make me feel special. I am never treated like I work for the company and because I pay a special rate that I don't deserve to feel like a guest. The upgrade to the corner room on that high floor was unexpected and totally awesome!! Thanks for a great experience.
March 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fifi35 The staff at the front desk could use improvement
The hotel did look really nice. Although as we went to check in we were confused as to where check in. When we asked a staff member he merely pointed us up the escalator. When we did get upstairs we weren't sure as to where the line started, and because the front desk is so long one would think they'd put up a sign saying where the line started. When we finally got to the front desk and told the gentleman about it he said that sometimes they do put out that sign, but that they weren't expecting it to be so busy. One would think then he would take the initiative to put the sign out because it wasn't getting any slower throughout the weekenders. But no no sign was ever brought out for the customers convenience.
It's about taking that little extra step and acting on what one has heard from the customers comments. Checking in should not be that long nor that complicated.
October 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Smith8312013 Awesome is an under statement
We truly enjoyed our stay. The hotel was conveniently located within walking distance to the theaters and Time Square. Check in was quick, thorough and efficient. The room was clean, spacious and the view of the city and harbor were spectacular. Kudos to all the staff: front-desk, housekeeping, curve-side agents were helpful, professional and knowledgeable of local eateries and points of interest. Highly recommend!
September 3, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Buyer269 Service subpar to Westin image
Rooms around the conference area are very noisy. Needs sound absorbtion modifcation. Shower handle broke on the first day; I took cold showers the next 2 days even after asking to have a it fixed. 2 of 4 days the wake up call never happened. One day I had hand towels only. Every day I was missing something: shampoo not replenished, lotion not replenished, coffee not replenished everyday at least 1 item was missing.
March 9, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by AntzGB Well below par....
Is this really a category 6 SPG property? No business or club lounge, appalling WiFi access, near zero Platinum recognition.
Based in the heart of New York, we had high expectations of this property. The room we received was comfortable, and appeared to be recently renovated.... but overall, the our stay was disappointing. Will certainly consider staying someplace else next time if we don't see marked improvement.
November 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by mohitgoenka Great experience
The hotel was right next to the Times Square. The staff was very friendly. I would especially like to call out Sara Wells, who went beyond the usual to help me obtain certain documents. I would definitely recommend this place to whoever is visiting the area.
February 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KingPhilip Coming home
I have stayed at the Westin Times Square hotel more often than I can count. While I have experienced many other hotels closer to my midtown office I always come back to the Westin due to the following reasons:
1. Staff unbeatable. They really treat you like family
2. Rooms tuned for relaxation and work when needed.
3. Flexible and working with you on your schedule (short and long term).
I can only recommend it
April 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sue54 Loved the heavenly bed and the service
I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel. Location is right smack in the middle of everything so especially great for tourists. Port Authority is a block away, restaurants abound, theatres a few steps away. The room is a nice size. Inspite of being in the center of the action, I was able to enjoy a quiet retreat in my room wrapped in my heavenly robe which I liked so much I ordered one for home and when I travel:)
July 5, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Lisa1181 The service at this hotel is unacceptable
I travel for business quite freqently and stay at this hotel often as its very close to my office. However, the service here is unacceptable. Every time I check in, I tell the employee that I would like my receipt emailed to me and not once have they been able to do this. How hard is it when my email address is saved in their system? During this most recent visit, I forgot my cell phone charger. I called down to ask if there was one I could borrow and the person told me yes. Then when I got down there the person said that I couldn't borrorow it but they could charge it for me. I am a platinum member and they can't even let me borrow a charger overnight? Ridiculous. I travel to starwood hotels around the world and the employees are always so helpful and go out of their way to make my experience great but not that this hotel. Apparently customer service is not their priority.
February 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by farcasternet Great hotel for the location
I always stay at Westins because they are consistent from one to the other. This one was as expected, is an excellent hotel. The rooms are large by NYC standards and the location is great.
The only thing I can complain about is that this property does not have the "Make a Green Choice" option to decline housekeeping
services in return for a $5 voucher or 500 SPG points. I wish they would implement the program.
April 30, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by KMc48 Westin Time Square
This is the second time there have been difficulties at registration with splitting the room rate and ensuring that I am registered. A family member called for me only to be told that I cancelled my reservation and was not staying at the hotel. Odd as I was sitting in the very hotel's bar watching the election results a the time he call was received. Needless to say this cause alarm with my family uneccesarily.
November 12, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by scotthjyu Almost a success
Everything was great until the end. We were told to allow 30 mins to have valet get our car. it took 1:04. We asked Tony at downstairs desk how to get to Hudson Parkway. He didn't know and said to ask a bellhop. Bellhop didn't know. Doorman, meanwhile, was flirting with a woman for 15 mins while my wife and I stood there waiting for a tardy car. I finally got the info I needed by asking a passerby.
November 12, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Trouter Hotel overlooks key little things
A great location and big personality at this hotel but after 3 days traveling cross country i was seeking comfort and convenience. Upon checking in at 1 am i found that my room had no clock, then as i tried to read the light next to the bed had no liightbulb so i swapped from a floorlamp. Upon waking i went to check email and realized that the electrical outlets i used on the desk did not work...no juice left to check on details for my first appointment. Had to wait for a recharge at another outlet, so I then showered and temp was lukewarm to cold at full hot throttle and then realized there was no conditioner, actually body lotion in shower....ouch. No backups like most westins and no counter space in the bathroom. Finally, only one water in the room whereas most spg platinum rooms have 2 to 4. It may seem small but collectively it adds up to less than satisfactory overall.
April 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nova08 Amazing staff, immaculate hotel, ideal location
The entire staff at the hotel made the hotel a level higher. The location is one block from Times Square and rooms overlook 42nd Street. The infamous beds of the Westin lived up to their reputation as the rooms and the comfort of the beds were a definite haven from the hustle and bustle of NYC...especially the highest tourist district in the city. Recommend if looking to stay in the theatre district no doubt!
July 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nolab Great Location
Stayed here for 3 nights and enjoyed every minute of it. Even though we were in the heart of NYC our family likes to relax for part of the day. We we completely comfortable in our room. Staff was exceptional in meeting all our needs.
February 19, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by steve19 hotel with attitude
from the moment you arrive there is attitude from concierge. they have no intest in customer service unless you wave money infront of them!! If that isn't bad enough, you get even more attitude from the front desk. I stay at Westin for the service and treatment provided to their members - this was definately NOT the case in NYC- Time square. If you choose to stay here be prepared to fight for any service....
May 27, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Kevin3 My stay was a disappointment.
I was disappointed with my recent stay in room 2730. When I arrived to the room, the temperature was 80 degrees. The room never cooled even after adjusting the thermostat to 70 degrees and waiting one hour. I called the front desk to notify someone and I was told someone from maintenance would be up to fix the air conditioner. No one ever came to my room and I had to sleep through the night in a warm room.
April 17, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Facebooker34 Careful, they don't hold the type of room you reserved
I am a Starwood member and try to stay at a Westin whenever I can. However, I do this because there are certain expectations that I expect a hotel to meet. The Westin Times Square did not live up to their normal expectations for me on this trip. I booked a room with a kind size bed, but they gave my room away and put me in a room with 2 full size beds instead. I was put in a room not only without the type of bed I reserved, but an extremely noisy floor. They said "there's nothing we can do for you tonight, but can move you tomorrow night." Well, when you're staying just 2 nights, moving all your stuff is kind of a pain after you've un-packed. It wasn't the worst stay I've ever had, but am just really disappointed that they didn't hold the room type that I had reserved. Very un-like a Starwood hotel to do this. For paying $539 per night, I kind of expected to get what I reserved.
May 21, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by hadd001 Another amenity now gone I wont be back
As a Platinum we expect a certain level of amenities and now this hotel has closed its Lounge called the Atrium Club where we were provided with a light breakfast, etc. In its place we get to choose the points or a free breakfast instead of getting both. Couple this watering down of the program with a tired hotel with a sub-par steakhouse and other then the location why stay here for the price. I won't be.
July 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by GWilly Westin Times Square
I am a lifetime platinum. I have visited the Westin Times Square on many trips. The staff always takes care of me and recognizes my status. This trip was special in that Jonaton Lomitola upgraded me to the Presidential Suite. The room is exceptional in every respect and of course very large. Thanks again for the wonderful upgrade.
January 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by BL001 Great location, helpful staff
This hotel is in the heart of the theatre district and is close to all that you'd want to do. It is an easy walk to 5th Avenue shopping, Central Park and most of the theatres. What I especially liked was that it wasn't smack in the middle the congestion of Times Square. Set a 1/2 block away - it was calmer and easier to navigate.
The staff was wonderful - very helpful and they made me feel very welcome.
June 7, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Steve Lacking Platium benefits
Was greeted as a Platium but ammenities are lacking. Was placed on a low floor (non SPG floor), no newspaper, only one bottle of water, no lounge and no breakfast. They give the minimum for Platium. I was granted a late check-out (4pm) the night before but was receiving calls from house keeping around 3:30 asking if when I was checking out.... frustrating.
Internet did not work. Wireless had poor reception and the cable was hidden in the third draw of the desk. The reason it was hidden was because the connection in the wall was broken. I called for assistance and they connected me to the IT service via phone. Then they sent up a man who I thought would be the engineer but all it was was the bell hop with an extra cable. The engineer was later called to fix the connection....all in all a waste of my entire morning with room maintenace. The operator wanted nothing to do with my issue.
May 30, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by aabbccdd Poor experience
While checking in, there was no acknowledgement of my SPG Platinum status and no mention of the welcome gift. The staff member checking me in was also not very warm or inviting. Could not get a Platinum upgrade benefit (to the best available room) to a suite or Jr suite as the staff member said they were sold out even though it showed available on the website to be booked and was put on a fairly low floor. The room had some gunk and goo that wasn't cleaned off some surfaces. The low floor also meant lots of road noise. Spoke with another staff member the next day and asked for a larger, quieter room on a higher floor, but was put into a smaller room on a higher floor. The staff member just said it was "different, you'll see". Didn't want to move rooms again and deal with these staff members that didn't seem friendly at all. I guess I at least I got a higher floor. So much for SPG Platinum status...
November 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by cshimbo Variable quality experience
Noise level varies, amenities vary (Sometimes you get mouthwash and body wash but usually not). Usually the bottled (complimentary) water is replenished. But the elevator chime is always loud.
February 22, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Wendy43 close to times square
I chose this hotel because of the location, and I have slept at a westin hotel before and had a great overall experience. However, the westin hotel NYC times square was a disappointment for the amount of money I paided. It is showing it's years, including the furniture.
The tile on the floor was very worn, and horrible to look at. No counter space in the bathroom to put your basic beauty products.
September 10, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by MaxA Poor service
I've been using Westin Hotels for several years and this was the only disappointment so far. The reservation we did through Amex apparently did not go through properly and 3 adults were supposed to be staying in a King size bed, I paid for a corner room but while this was showing in the rate and clearly marked on the reservation, we were assigned a standard room. Not sure who's fault that was. The manager was helpful and solved the situation immediately but presented it as an "upgrade".... Too bad we had paid for that "upgrade". The extra bed took over an hour and two phone calls before it got to the room (at 2:00am... So I doubt there were other requests from guests).
The following day we requested extra towels and a blanket for the extra bed at 3:00pm... By 5:00pm we had not received them. 2 phone calls after and another 30min finally they arrived.
Service could definitively improve.
July 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jeffery Great Location and very friendly staff
I stay at this hotel 3 to four times a year. I was there on a pleasure weekend to catch some shows in advance of the tony nominations. The location is great. Special mention of Casey at the front desk who was very helpful and took time to make sure I got the exact room I wanted and familiarize me with the new fitness center on the 8th floor that has recently opened. I look forward to my next visit.
May 4, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Norm085 Expecting more from a category 5
No hot water in the room for at least 2hrs Sunday night, and the water was brown'ish during that period. Staff told us it would take 45 min to be fixed.
When leaving the room yesterday, realized that the side of the matress was stained, actually looked like blood....really disgusting...I mentionned it when checking out and the only reply was: "I'm sorry for this". Really, at 350$/night, it aint cheap at all, definitely not the quality that I experienced in my previous stays within Starwood hotels. At Bar 10, the service was very slow, the waitress was talking with others while we were waiting to pay for our diner.
It's not all negative....the hotel is well located, and the room size was good, and I was given a corner view room. Also received a plate of cheese Sathurday morning, not sure why...perhaps because it was my birthday during my stay.
In the end, I would still not recommend it.
September 4, 2012