Rated 5 out of 5 by MyBigFatMouth2 Great and Convenient Property for Attending CES
I've been reading some of the reviews from other guests and am very surprised by the level of complaints. Our room was fine, the bed was comfy and considering it is LAS VEGAS, it certainly was quiet. In every hotel, you will find people stumbling to their rooms and making noise in the hall, so if that is what people are peeved about, it has nothing to do with the hotel itself.
The only challenge we did have was in the restaurant, which was sorely understaffed at midnight. The woman who served us, I believe was the manager and she had been having some challenges with her server who had refused to serve some of the other guests. We felt bad for her.....and she was a trooper who went out of her way to make sure we were happy. This is a great property if you don't want to walk through a casino to get to your room. The check in and check out staff and concierge could not have been any nicer.
January 11, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by GentleJohn Don't Stay Here
I travel a lot all over the country. This is without a doubt the worst Westin I have ever stayed in. I recently stayed at a Starwood Property in San Francisco for the same number of points which was a first class hotel unlike this one. The facilities are comparable to a discount hotel. I am forced to stay at this property unfortunately because of the proximity of my meetings. The rooms are small and outdated. Drab 1960's green is unappealing in 2014 on the Starwood Preferred Floor. I asked for a Wall Street Journal when I checked in and never got one delivered to my door like others on the floor. In my past stays here the Concierge was of little help. Unlike other reviewers, I have always found the people at the registration desk friendly and helpful. When your facilities are sub-par you need to make up for it with service.
I have stayed in many facilities in Las Vegas that are a lot better. This hotel is not worth the points required. If the points required were 30% of required this hotel would be reasonably priced.
November 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AnitaSAP Something Normal in Sin City
The best thing about the Westin in Las Vegas is the consistency of standards. Despite a few slot machines in the lobby, the spa-like vibe and high quality rooms is the same as any other city. It's a piece of home even in a weird and tasteless place like Vegas.
January 23, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by bankExec35 Worst of Westin!!
This is my second time in a year staying here, and i only stayed here again after my terrible stay last year because its the only SPG hotel near the conference I attend here each year. Next year I will break brand loyalty to avoid this awful hotel. Heres why:
Last year spent 3 hours on the phone with hotel staff trying to get a pitcher of tea sent to the room. Had to call Platinum Concierge to finally get it done. Platinum had to contact the GM because the MODs kept hanging up on them. They lied to my face multiple times claiming they didnt have pitchers on the property.
Hotel only has 7 suites and WILL NOT upgrade to them.
Staff absolutely refuse to let you speak to the MOD. The GM thinks she is the queen of England and that you are here at her pleasure. No concept of service what so ever, and this attitude is reflected by the rest of the managers.
Service express is a NO to everything you ask.
No recognition of Platinum status at all. One staff member actually belittled my platinum status last year telling me most of their guests are platinum so dont expect special treatment.
Rosa,a supervisor, and Myra, an MOD, are the worst of the bunch. They act like they hate serving guests.
This year, I asked if they had microwaves available for the rooms, of course they did not -most Westins do. Buy ok, im good with that. I asked if they could send someone up to get the food and heat it and return it to me. They said no. I asked for the supervisor and she told me she was the manager. I again asked for her boss, but she refused.
I told them that they had done it for me the year before, that i just had to sign a paper saying they werent responsible for any food poisoning. She accused me of lying.
I had just had a heart attack two days before while attending a conference and spent two days in the hospital and was supposed to be in bed resting the rest of my stay, but i had to get out of bed, learn the MODs name from another hotel employee, and then proceeded to the frnt desk, where upon asking for the MOD by name, wasinterrogated as to if i had spoken with her, did she know me, was she expecting me, whats my name, whatsmy room number, why did i need her..typical gatekeeping tactics of this hotel from the GM down. Remember, i am here at their pleasure. Im not a valued platinum guest
After 10 minutes she came out, told me not to make a big deal of it, had me sign a paper just like last year, and then gave me my heated food in a copypaper box.
Need I say more?
October 19, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by etmj Not up to Westin standards.
This hotel has old and outdated rooms. For the price we paid for our room I could have added $20 and stayed in a suite on the strip at a top rated hotel.
When in Vegas I expect a beautiful flashy room that I like to come back to after a long day out. The Westin rooms are like the ones I would stay in when I was 21 just to shower get an hour or two of sleep and head back out. They also had the nerve to add a resort fee on to my bill for the free beer and wine they serve in the evenings. Everyone in vegas gives free drinks just sit down at a table or machine. All and all not up to Westin standards.
December 16, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Jay22 Hope you love secondhand smoke!
The smoke-filled lobby in this property COMPLETELY undermines the Westin and Starwood brand. Definitely don't "Breathe Deep" here. Secondhand smoke is more than a nuisance - it is a serious health hazard to guests and all the people who work here. Westin staff should not have to get sick or die from breathing at work. Here they seem terrified to talk much about it w/o risking their jobs. Backed by SPG marketing, the lobby casino could be a huge success if it were a 100% smoke-free oasis in Vegas. Although many other states and countries now have smoke-free casinos, no one else does in Vegas. Westin would be an ideal location. I certainly would gamble $ here if it were smoke-free, and many other SPG members probably would too. It has been 5 years since Westin led the hotel industry with a landmark 100% smoke-free policy that is both good for health and good for business.
If Starwood can't get the casino operator to stop undermining their brand and staff/customer health, they should deflag this property. It's easy to take smoke-free hotels for granted these days because they are so popular. That is thanks to Westin. It's time to end this huge deviation from the brand and what it stands for.
December 2, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by PeteS Shouldn't Be Branded Westin
I have stayed in many Westin hotels worldwide. This is the worst one. It is not a bad hotel as hotels go. It is just not up to the Westin standards. The staff is not as friendly. The rooms are small. The decor is worn. It was another brand before it became a Westin. I try not to stay here unless I absolutely need a stay credit.
December 1, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bill1re Overall A Nice Stay, But ....
Having read the prior reviews, I was concerned with the overall cleanliness of the hotel and the outdated rooms. So, before I booked the week of December 3rd, I called the Platinum concierge not once but twice to ensure that I would at least be upgraded to a room a new new TV, not the 1970s TVs that I read about. Well, after assurances from both the Platinum Concierge and the hotel itself that the hotel was not fully booked that week and I was sure to be upgraded to a new suite, I went ahead and booked the room. Well, sure enough I get there and "oh sorry" the Rodeo is in town are we just found out 5 minutes ago that we have VIPs coming to the hotel. LOL, BS .... Otherwise the staff was nice and hotel was comfortable, but the 70s TV for a loyal Platinum member really sucked!!
December 15, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by 2ndhandpotsmoker Room on SPG Fl full of 2nd hand pot smoke from neighbouring room
Someone on my SPG floor was smoking pot though it was supposed to be non-smoking.....broken phone (service express button only gets busy dial tone, had to dial 0 instead to get to service express)....,broken clock, Millwork has chips, faucet broken on the surface....carpet sticky, room stuffy & I did not feel the bed was even clean....yuk!
When I 1st got into the room, turned on the light, room light was not on.
Mentioned above to SPG Gold & to the hotel service express - nothing was done! Not even sorry!
I'm deserved to be compensated by getting worse than SPG cat 1 room in Westin LAS SPG cat 5 property. Pls contact me to put it right.
January 2, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by haspi Needs Immediate Renovation
I have checked in, walked into the room and checked out! The facility, especially room are extremely outdated. This facility does not deserve Westin brand. Staff was helpful enough and understood the situation.
November 30, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by Boooopster Worst Westin yet
As a platinum Starwood member, my preference is always the Westin brand. This hotel is the worst Westin we have ever stayed in. It is very old and rundown. Everything is stained, including the single robe in the room. Layers of dust and dirt all around the edges of the room and furniture. They definitely do not thoroughly clean the rooms. Seems like a quick turn to get rooms turned over.
Bathroom is very old but does have lots of counter space. The bathroom door seems like it expanded because it takes a good push to open or close it, making it very loud and disturbing especially in the middle of the night.
Westin's are known for their Heavenly beds and this bed is not a Heavenly bed! This is probably my biggest disappointment as I just wanted to have a good night of rest. Struggled to get air flow in the room. Had a horrible time sleeping at night.
TV was not working well. Not sure if this is the satellite feed issue because of a storm or if the system just kept rebooting itself.
The only reason why I did not give them one star is because room services for breakfast was surprisingly good. They delivered the food quickly, it was still hot, great portion and tasted great. My husband and I split the turkey and egg tacos.
The hotel is also in a great location close to the strip.
I do not recommend this hotel and will not return. So disappointing!
December 31, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Mike09898 Decent Hotel , Awful Management
Hotel is OK , but beware that all the flight crews use this hotel so they are coming in out of their rooms at all hours. Management is truly awful. They never acknowledge your status and always say the hotel is full but then will check in flight crews and non status customers after you when they told you they have no rooms. When you voice your concerns , they say they care but don't do anything about it. Stay here if you are super concerned about maintaining status or want the points, otherwise stay somewhere where customer service actually exists.
May 20, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Gary dirty and old
surprised this is a star wood property
December 10, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by Mangosteen Extra charges
Was charged an amenity fee that was not disclosed at checking in. When I called when I got home the supervisor said that it was always charged to cover the bottled water even though they had tags saying complimentary, parking even though it was casino parking that anyone can park in for free, a sauna that no one even mentioned and good luck with my company reimbursing me for, and discounted wifi that was told was complimentary. The supervisor said she could do nothing as I had checked out using the receipt under the door. Loyal Starwood customer for years who will never recommend this property.
April 13, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 Category 5 failure........
I have stayed at many Westin Hotels, all over the globe. Unfortunately, this stay was the absolute worst in a Westin brand hotel. As a platinum I am very loyal to the SPG brand, that is why I stayed here; it's the only option you have on the strip, now that the big hotel down the street is no longer SPG.
To start on a positive note, the location is great, just a few steps off the crazy busy strip, it is an escape of a location!! In this property you get the best of both worlds, crazy busy, and a relaxing place to hang out and hid away. Also, Alejandro and Amanda tried their best to correct the issues as they occurred, but this "resort" is in some desperate need of TLC and in need of staff training in cleaning and customer service.
This hotel is not a category 5 property, it is more like a property that is being hit by a category 5 storm at the moment. As you will see in my rating, there are good and bad points in this property; my rating of 2 might be a bit harsh, but the management of this place need to address the many problems, or it will get to a point they can't fix it, and it will be kicked out of the SPG line up - then we all lose.
The stay started out disappointing before I got here in that my request for a Suite Night Award could not be honored. However, the nice gentlemen checking me in, acknowledge they couldn't honor a room upgrade and that he was apologizing on behalf of the hotel and the manager. He offered me a full breakfast buffet for the disappointment of no upgrade. Great touch, and I thought I was off to a nice stay. Most problems can be fixed by being honest and upfront, and the front desk guy did just that. Again, this hotel has some good points.
However, after being in the room for an hour, I began to be frozen out. The A/C wouldn't shut off based on the thermostat setting. The battery on the floor underneath it might have had sometime to do with that, so I called service promise desk and they said they would send up engineering. Engineering came up, however, the gentlemen didn't seem to care what I was explaining to him (I own rental houses, I know a bit about A/C), he changed a filter, which was not the issue, said it was okay and left. 1/2 hour later I was FROZEN out of the room, I called back down to service express they said that they would send engineering back. Service express called a couple minutes later and said it couldn't be fixed and they would move me but the hotel was full and the room was a downgraded double room. I was unhappy, but had to move as I was freezing. They said a bellman would be up with the keys and move me, I asked for 10 mintues. Why wasn't the engineer honest with me, very bad customer service from an unfriendly worker.
A knock on the door occurred 5 minutes later from housekeeping wanting to flip the room. I told her I wasn't out yet! Then 10 minutes later, a person arrived with my new room keys to the downgraded room; he had no interest in helping me move my 1/2 unpacked stuff. I dragged my stuff, with no cart down 2 floors with him walking behind me, talking on his walkie talkie! HORRIBLE customer service. The situation had now gone from bad to worse. Each time the staff involved make the situation worse, many of the staff really just don't care they look unhappy, very few smiles, it's a sad place.
I got in the downgraded room and it was dirty! The power strip for the computer on the desk either had white mold on it, or someone spilled soda (I hope) on it and the dust from the past year had attached to it. The curtain was partially off the rod, and the bathroom fan had over 1/2 inch of dust and dirt in it, restricting over 50% of its airflow.
I called down to Service promise a 3rd time. Amanda came up along with Alejandro. Amanda offered me some service points and Alejandro got a maid to re clean the room and left a couple bottles of wine on the TV stand, which was nice touch. After the maid left I rechecked, she wipped the top of the powerstip but the cord still was disgusting. I was so upset, I didn't call the service promise desk back, I checked out in the morning to a different property.
I am suppose to be back here for four nights in January of 2014. At this point I am not sure if I will give them another chance or not. It depends on Amanda's followup. I will repost an update IF I come back.
My recommendation is to approach this property with caution based on my experience, maybe it was a comedy of errors, but I am just not sure.
April 7, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by travelfrequent Terrible Customer Service
No substantial SPG platinum benefits provided, small room; long wait for dining area; poor employee assistance at Business Center. Worst attribute was that management never called me to address any of my concerns while I was staying at the hotel, even though, I requested same. Do not stay at this hotel if your standards are high.
December 26, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Duder13 Very Dissapointing
Annual visit to a conference that is regularly held at a casino on the strip and tried the Westin as a frequent Starwood member. Upon arrival the main entry smelled like burnt hair. My first room was very dirty, stains on carpet, water rings on desk, interior walls with marks and other notable damage. Did not want to hassle with a transfer request as I would not be in my room that much. However, the heat did not work (45 degrees outside in December) and the first night was very cold. Enginner (who was great) could not fix it and helped me move to a room he said was newer on the same floor. This room did have a fresh coat of paint with a working heater but still had stains allover the carpet. 17th floor (Starwood Preferred Floor) always smelled of food and trays left by other guests seemed to always be in the hallways not collected. Don't think I'll be staying at this location again.
December 22, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by NewYears2012 Hotel leaves alot to be desired.
I booked this and then was offered to upgrade for a nominal charge - which I took. We arrived and were supposedly upgraded - the room was in very poor condition. The carpet was ripped, the toilet wouldn't flush, sink wouldn't drain, and the toilet paper holder fell off the wall. All within less than 5 minutes after arriving. We were then given a new room by hotel staff - on the Starwood Preferred Guest Floor. As a Starwood owner and a paid upgrade I would have hoped I would have been on that floor to start. Anyway, new room HVAC system did not work so we spent the evening in an 80 degree room. Maintenance was unable to get the HVAC system right. Will never stay here again. We are returning in March and have already secured other accomodations.
January 5, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by EaglesFlight The people are nice, but the hotel is dated
I've only been here for 4 hours, but my first impression is that this hotel is in bad need of updating.
The lobby area is old and dark. The check-in area looks like it's been updated recently, but you don't see that when you walk in the door. You see a dark casino area that looks old.
The carpet in my room has been here so long it's matted completely down. It's like walking directly on the concrete under it. The bathroom seems to have been updated, but everything else is old. Even the TV is an old analog CRT. The furniture and walls are obviously 20+ years old.
I was warned by a local friend that this property was having ownership and management issues. I can see this in the property.
Unless I hear otherwise, I will not return to this hotel.
January 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by BunnyMoore My stay
Shout out to the Westin Las Vegas team!!!! Great hotel!!! I stayed in room 621 and the view was amazing, especially at night!!!! It was a little difficult checking in with one agent who wasn’t very helpful, but Miss Lyn at the front desk was amazing. Thank you Ms. Lyn, you are amazing! Ms. Sara from housekeeping makes beautiful beds in a quick fast and a hurry! You are a doll Ms. Sarah, Thank you. (spoke very little English but we were able to communicate with no problem.) FYI… I went to sleep around 7 the night I checked in and didn’t wake up until 11:00am going on 12 the next day. That’s how amazing the beds were/are at the Westin!!! I believe his name is Jb or LB. I can’t remember, but he is one of the concierges and he was amazing. He recommended great places for us to visit on the strip. And also there was another guy from the concierge team who is a tall good looking Caucasian male who recommended the Hash House(sorry I can’t remember your name hun, but just know you were AWESOMMEEEE!!!) and I loved it!!!! Thank you Team Westin, I look forward to my next visit with you. See ya!
January 9, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by FreqTraveler24 Friendly staff but charmless and poorly managed
I was extraordinarily disappointed by my recent stay at the Westin Las Vegas. Our stay was marked by a series of misadventures and missed expectations, although the staff was generally very friendly.
- Upon checking in (at approximately 6pm) we were told that the computer system had been down all week and that it would be another 30-40 minutes before they could tell us what room we would have. The desk clerk (Shaun?) was courteous and acknowledged our SPG platinum status and offered compensation for the delay (all appropriate and well-handled) - but we didn't get a call with a room assignment for nearly 2 hours, well beyond the expected timeline (and unacceptably late given our travel that day from the east coast with young children). Other desk clerks generally seemed disengaged and the front desk was understaffed the entire time we were there (1 person other than a dedicated 'air crew' desk clerk who made no effort to help any other customers when not busy and there was a line for the other clerk).
- Housekeeping didn't come to the room until after 4:30pm - after we returned from a full day out of the room and were changing clothes for dinner. They were very polite and willing to wait until we had finished changing clothes, but this is unacceptably late to visit the room for the first time.
- Whether through incompetence or collusion, we received multiple phone calls from an 'entertainer' who claimed to be trying to reach another room and then offered to come to our room instead since we 'sounded bored'. (We had actually been asleep before the repeated calls.) Matching a room number and guest name before forwarding a call is standard procedure at every hotel, but somehow not successfully accomplished here.
- The hotel room was a charmless box, not up to my expectations from Westin properties outside the US. While the beds were excellent there was nothing else about the room to recommend it.
- The pool, while clean, was microscopic and not really worthy of the term - it was about 20 feet long.
Net, an incredibly disappointing stay and poor value in comparison to the numerous outstanding hotel options in Las Vegas. I would not stay here again and would recommend avoiding - it has actually made me quite wary of other Westin properties in the US in selecting future stays.
November 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by deaconbluez G2E
I stayed at the Westin for G2E. The check in went very smooth and was the guest of the day! She offered water while we completed the check in process and explained the hotel, amenities including happy hour. There was no mention of the casino or the rewards program in the casino and if it was associated with Westin. Since I was travelling for a gaming convention I thought that was an opportunity. All other aspects of the stay, exceeded expectations. Wifi was easy to sign up to use, the green option for the green service fits my travel needs and the extra SPG points for the vouchers was a great option. I would stay there again for the show next year.
October 6, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Thaddeus Dissapointing stay
Because I was staying midweek at this property I figured I had a good chance for a suite upgrade with my Platinum status. I was told that they were all sold out, and very disappointed in the morning to see newspapers in front of all the doors on the floor EXCEPT the suites. We were also told that there would be a continental breakfast set up on the 17th floor, which unfortunately was incorrect information. The front desk was nice enough to provide a credit for $10 at the lobby Starbucks. The rooms are very small by Las Vegas standards, but the lack of a very loud casino was quite nice. Pros: helpful front desk, location, free parking. Cons: lack of upgrades while obviously available, small rooms, resort fee ($12 I think). The front desk told me the resort charge was non negotiable and that it was less than any strip hotels, and covered bottled water and newspapers which should all be provided to Plats for no charge as well. Ironic, since I stayed the next night at a nicer strip hotel for half the price and no resort fee. We also never got the water hot enough to take a shower. It was lukewarm and very uncomfortable. Skip this very mediocre property when in Vegas, as it is not near as nice as even the cheap strip hotels. Love the Starwood, but NOT this property.
January 25, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by cptspg1 Not Westin quality
Previous reviewers complained of smoke...Westin's answer? Spraying large amounts of their "signature scent" everywhere...to a nauseating level that gave me horrible headaches, made it difficult to breath and made our stay miserable. Pillows need to be replaced. Marks all over the ceiling and walls. Was told a director would contact me in 2 hrs, no one ever phoned. The breakfast was of very poor quality (the fresh fruit is the exception). I could keep listing my complaints however due not wish to waste any more time on this place and want to move on.
November 14, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by chowderski First visit
Disappointing property. Entrance smelled like sewage, and the smoke in the casino travels through the elevators into the 'smoke free facility'. Room temperature is not adjustable. I changed rooms only to have the same issue.
Internet login did not work with i.e.
Not sure the stay at the property was worth the points. Too many other quality choices in Vegas.
January 30, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Mesa2013 Aging Hotel
Used to stay here a lot. First time in a while and the Hotel is in need of many updates. Also, $19.95 resort fee? I get free wifi for Platinum status and they didn't even deliver a newspaper. Not to Westin standards anymore.
December 11, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by 1USACG VERY DISAPPOINTED
This hotel should not be rated a catagory 5!!!!! The location is far enough off the strip that is should have a lower rating just for that reason. But also, the gaming was small, they had one cocktail waitress on the floor and I move around a lot. If you sit at the bar, service is ok. But sitting at a table in the bar, I had to go up and order my drink myself. The hall carpeting was dirting almost the lenght of the entire floor (15th).
I'm a 4 Star Elite member and was very displeased.
November 5, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by patty17 Westin Made My Day!!
To those who want a very nice atmosphere, friendly staff, this includes the Casino staff, sort of quiet but comfy feeling, good food, then this is the place for you. Its off strip about 1 1/2 blocks. There is a small bar, food/booze store (same building) on same side that Westin sits.. And, for those who like to shop-go to nearby Miracle Mile Center, located on strip. We were here for New Years, and never left the hotel except to go out at Midnight and yell (like everyone else)! We have stayed at many different hotels @ Vegas but gave this place a try. A jewel on the side of the strip. A little pricey, but not for those of U who reads this!!
January 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by AandR Hotel quiet; Casino noisy
Would give 5 stars except a couple of times Conseignor and luggage desks were not manned.
I give special praise to "Billie" @ "Airline Crew Serices Desk" several times with both professionalism and personality. I felt she really wanted to sole my problems. She represented Westin well. .
January 2, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by poplock bad experience
The worst SPG hotel I have ever stayed. Elevators and hallways smelled awfull, old furniture. This is a 2 star hotel, how can you charge a 4 star price ??? Unbelievable.
The restaurant has fixed priced menu, I couldn't order a la carte for breakfast. I just wanted a bagel/toast with cottage cheese. The Starbucks in the lobby could not heat my bagel , etc...
January 7, 2013