Rated 4 out of 5 by Netjunkie Comfortable, but not quite like home
The staff was friendly, the room exceptionally comfortable, the pillows exquisite. The only only thing that was horrible was the wifi. If we are paying almost $10 a night, I would expect better service--service that doesn't cut out every hour or so. Wifi is an important business tool while I am traveling, and being forced to have unreliable wifi for a fee is poor service. Much cheaper hotels have better wifi for free, it seems inexcusable that paid wifi would be so substandard.
November 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by wigstheome Usual Westin Experience
Checked in on a Saturday evening. Had to use valet as the parking deck was full due to an event at the neighboring Sandler Center. Valet asked if I knew when I would want the vehicle in the morning, and it was there waiting, a very nice touch. Check-in was straightforward and efficient, and my Platinum status was acknowledged. My room (812) was amply sized and comfortable, but with a view of the parking deck next door. Everything was clean and comfortable, although the HVAC unit was rather noisy. Internet access worked fine, and check out was simple.
November 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 5YHWY7 excellent staff
The staff was very helpful in accommodating our 5 week stay. They helped with anything we needed and welcomed our little dog, too.The hotel was clean and professional. There are restaurants and shopping everywhere. There is also a dog park. The restaurant inside the hotel is also great. A big thanks to Adrianna Cruz, Chantel Cooper, Ihor Chernyakhovsy, manager Betsy, and housekeeping staff Carmen and Jessica. I felt right at home at this hotel with the friendly staff.
November 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by geminibk "AWESOME"
I stayed here for a conference and it was fabulous! The staff member at check-in was very gracious and helpful, and set the tone for the weekend. The room was spacious and inviting, and I felt as though I was truly sleeping on a cloud. Also, I did not hear the usual bumps and noises from the rooms around me. The meals were excellent, and the cook was attentive to the dietary needs of the conference attendees. The wait staff were pleasant as well and seemed to enjoy serving our ladies' group. I would love to come back here for another stay and will look for other Westin hotels when we travel.
October 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 5YHWY7 Best all around
This hotel is a cut above the rest. The staff is practically family and understands the intricacies of a military function.
October 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Betagirl88 Excellence in guest relations and quality
I stayed here for a conference and it was fabulous! the staff member at check in was very gracious and helpful, and set the tone for the weekend. The room was spacious and inviting, and I felt as though I was truly sleeping on a cloud in the Heavenly bed. Also, I did not hear the usual bumps and noises from the rooms around me. The meals were excellent as well, and the cook and was attentive to the dietary needs of the conference attendees. The wait staff were pleasant as well and seemed to enjoy serving our ladies' group. I would love to come back here for another stay!
October 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DoRo56 First time experience
This was the first time we stayed at a Westin hotel. It was awesome! Very clean and comfortable. Can't wait to stay again.
October 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MJKNorfolk Much better
This hotel has greatly improved since my last stay there. Great job!
September 21, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by SleeplessAndInPain Burn the bed
There are a lot of things that can leave an impression when you stay at a hotel but the ONE thing you are paying for above all others is a place to sleep. I booked at the Westin Virginia Beach because I have stayed at another one (Newport, NJ) that was fantastic. There is no resemblance here. This was one of the worst nights sleep in my experience. I have never written a hotel review before and I have stayed at top end hotels every month for 13 years. The bed is completely shot. I awoke in significant pain....5 or 6 times. Really. Aweful.
September 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BRENDA08 GREAT HOTEL
We had a great experience. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Our room was very comfortable and clean making for an enjoyable stay.
September 15, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Gabe1971 Not that impressed
While the room rate was reasonable (it was mid-week, early Sept), the experience was not to Westin standards.
Room - SPG gold member and while that was recognized at the desk, the room I have has a view of... the elevator assembly and roof for the attached garage. If the hotel was book, I could understand, but really... is this the best you can do?
No water - No bottled water in the room. I can go to an Aloft and get bottled water, I should expect it in a Westin.
Iron and ironing board - Iron looks like it had seen some miles and could use a cleaning. Same could be said for the board cover. Used a towel instead.
I choose a Westin over another name in the Starwood brand because I'm expecting a step up in service and quality. I've stayed in Four Points that were levels above this.
September 10, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Freebird79 Below Aberage
Disappointing, my room was nice only if it were cleaned properly. Dirty drinking glasses remained for 4 out of 5 nights. Tub was cleaned one time, floor never cleaned entire stay. Odor from refrigerator. The bar area, the only meeting area for guest closed at 11pm.
We were told three wedding parties were at the Hotel. I was one of at least 20 rooms, my guest all complained of lack of room cleaning services. Room deliveries and refusal of some front desk staff was less than welcoming.
September 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ahmee4 On target
The facility and total experience met the high WESTIN HOTEL standard. Kudos to the staff and management.
September 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by IntrepidTraveler123 Heavenly Beds
I couldn't get enough of how comfortable the beds were. For the labor day weekend we had a lot going on and coming to a clean room and a nice bed. The hotel is conveniently located with walking distance shopping and dining and 10 minute drive away from the noisy/touristy boardwalk area.
September 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Terri15 A nice, welcoming hotel.
The hotel was very clean. The staff was pleasant and helpful. The room was aesthically pleasing and comfortable, It is also located in an area with a lot of amenities.
August 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jmg910 The staff is beyond courteous
The hotel itself is beautiful and located in a great area of VA Beach, but it's the staff that makes the hotel so memorable. They are welcoming, professional, and are extremely customer service oriented from the front desk to the housekeeping attendants. It was a pleasure staying at this hotel.
August 25, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Me1963 Below Average Westin
Sad to say, but this Westin is very underwhelming. There is little that makes it special or worth the rate you would be asked to pay. The room was rather large, but had drab decorations, old carpet and furnishings, and simply was not very comfortable other than the bed which is standard for Westin. Typically pricey cost for anything from food to internet, though parking was actually free at this hotel, which was unusually nice. Was hoping to check in late morning after a red-eye flight but could not be accommodated even after calling the day prior and that morning, though if they had been at full capacity the night prior, then I can somewhat understand. Desk clerk was very polite and helpful, but no other staff stood out to me during my stay. Location near major roads and restaurants is excellent. You can do better for the area if you are looking for a hotel of similar caliber for the same price.
August 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by cas1916 A very enjoyable stay
Besides excellent room accommodations, there were excellent facilities for a small group meeting. The delicious lunch meals and breaks enhanced the quality of the meeting.
August 21, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Spruby Very Disappointed
This was the 2nd night of a two night stay (separate reservation because of last minute changes). Our issues: wifi strength in room was terrible - you could connect by the door but if you moved across the room you lost the connection; no hot water in the morning for showers - when I told the desk clerk (who was very apologetic - points to her) - she apologized but said no one else had complained - she checked with the engineers and it turns out a water heater was installed incorrectly the night before when work was done; breakfast in the restaurant - understaffed and unable to handle the turnover - delay on getting seated at a clean table; had to get silverware from another table; and finally no bill ever showed up. I am a long term SPG member and you have had my correct email on file for years unchanged. Unfortunately someone changed it and sent my bill to another person. When I called after seeing the charge on my credit card the person confirmed the address and when it was wrong changed it. I said my bill had gone to the wrong person and she dismissed it as probably having been rejected - no apologies for mistake. Our first night was adequate (wifi issues) but really this is not at a level I expect from a Westin. The valet was good. The morning checkout person was apologetic and we appreciate her adding points to my account to make up for the inconvenience - but the answer to an issue being raised should never be "no one else complained". We had hoped to stay here again when visiting friends in the area but are extremely reluctant to do so.
August 21, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by MEDICINE ROOM NEEDS GENERAL CLEANING
CARPET IS DIRTY SOFA CHAIR HAD BUGS
August 20, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by LadyCJ Girls Beach Getaway
The location is very centrally located. It is within walking distance to restaurants, shopping, and right across the street from entertainment at the Sandler Center. Parking is complimentary and they are minutes from the beaches. The accommodations are standard and comfortable. I would recommend this location.
August 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by JABR BED WAS GREAT BUT DISAPPOINTED
I have stayed in other properties with great satisfaction in the past, however, this trip my room was not ready until at least three hours after published check in times, had to leave my bags checked with little front bag check support or comfort of security. I was late and unprepared for am evening engagement due to the inconvenience. On a positive note they have one of the best beds I have ever slept on.
August 15, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by kagrad overpriced for quality and cleanliness of our room
This was our first stay in a Westin. I was disappointed. I expected much more for the money we paid for our 3 nights in Virginia Beach. My main complaint was that the bed was not changed at all during the 3 nights of our stay. But even worse was that they didn't even make the bed properly each morning. Just threw the comforter up a little. The sheets were still all unmade underneath. Also they did not empty the bathroom garbage and just threw the new towels, soap, etc on the counter. Our room was in a poor location of the hotel with a view of the parking lot and the walls were so thin we could hear everything going on in the room next to us. There is an extra charge for wifi, not that that is a big deal but for the cost of the room, it should be included. We have experienced much nicer rooms with free breakfast and free wifi at a much lower cost than this! I will not stay with them again.
August 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer the bed
the bed was good need microwave
August 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by bighead westin
the bed just wrap you up but need a microwave oven
August 11, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by LCPL Accounting Problems
We enjoyed our stay, but i have been trying to reach accounting regarding two charges for one 2-night stay.
My calls and messages to accounting have not been returned in over 48 hours. I have disputed both charges through American Express.
August 6, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by CliffM This hotel has great location
Overall experience at hotel was very good. Room was great, maid service was excellent and front desk was very helpful. The only area that requires major improvement was the restaurant. Breakfast service was very slow, food arrived wrong and over cooked. Servers do not know anything about food to assist customers that have gluten sensitivity. Also placed room service order and it took over 1 hour for food to arrive and they did not have everything on the menu that we wanted.
August 4, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by JulieR50 Very Disappointing Check-In Experience
This is my 4th or 5th visit in the last 10 months to this hotel, and my least favorable experience.
First room I was given had not been cleaned. Second room had no safe.
Finally a room that worked for me, but unfortunately the phone didn't and I had to call to have it replaced.
I have to stay here regularly because the Hilton across the street is no longer prefered with my company. I find the SPG program sub-par with negligible rewards. The "westin experience" does not compensate for the lack of benefits.
August 2, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Casey18 maintenance
The hotel is great but its evident that some maintenance money needs to be spent in certain areas. I think the last three times i've stayed at this property there has been at least one fixture in the bathroom that appears to be nearly falling off the wall. This past time it was the shampoo rack in the shower. A little attention to some of the details would go a long way.
August 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nee17 This hotel has awesome staff!
I've stayed at several Westin hotels before and this one by far had the best customer service. Not that the others weren't great, but the staff her was just better. I had the romance package so the champagne and chocolate covered strawberries delivered to the room were a great touch. The bed was amazing and the suite was very spacious. Room service was pretty tasty too! Close to some really good restaurants and only a short ride from the beach! I will definitely be back.
July 29, 2014