Rated 5 out of 5 by cstephens Best Westin experience ever! Great staff!
First, let me say that this was a beautiful hotel. New, clean, ideally located, and very modern while still having a traditional feel. Rooms were very spacious and well appointed. Most importantly however was the staff. Upon check in, the staff was very prompt, courteous and thanked me several times by acknowledging my SPG status (which really isn't even that high!). I felt very appreciated.
However, the next morning was when service really shined. Jen (Jennifer) was the most helpful hotel employee I have EVER encountered. It was a slow, rainy morning at the hotel and she took the time to take my wife, myself and our two children to the hotel's very popular top level lounge/restaurant which boasts an incredible view of the harbor. It didn't open until much later in the afternoon, but she asked if we wanted to see the view. We did, and she took us up, and we all enjoyed a great conversation about multiple topics. Her nametag indicated that her "Passion" was "people", and it showed throughout. She is truly the epitome of a full customer service oriented staff member. It finished off our one night stay perfectly, and honestly started off our New England trip in the best possible way. She definitely needs to be commended for her winning personality and love of her job! It's what sets the Westin brand apart in my opinion. We look forward to staying here again next year on our annual Maine trip!
November 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by StevenK22 Great Stay
Enjoyed the stay very much!
November 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by vaca24 Wonderful
Very attentive valet, great food and clean room.
November 9, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by ManBitesDog Platinum -- Who Cares at the Westin Portland?
never recognized 'platinum' status at check-in. when ask about hotel's breakfast policy for platinum the response was 'oh, you're platinum?' even with that he never upgrade the room for a one night stay on a Sunday night check in.
July 15, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by servicedog2014 Not Ready For Primetime!
A potentially perfectly renovated historical hotel in the heart of the Portland Arts District. Many employees including some in management positions do not know how to fix problems or interact with the public. There is no concern for guest schedules and the importance of time. For example, a one hour wait for valet to retrieve car; a full day/s to get housekeeping items and services. AC's blow directly on beds which is uncomfortable. Some rude employees and others extremely helpful. Communication among hotel staff is needed. Slow checkout with hotel confusion about bill. Internet keeps cutting off/not reliable. Room service horrible although C2 restaurant is terrific. Had to beg to get sheets changed after week stay.
May 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by StevenMichael01 Westin - Portland
Have stayed here a few times since it re-opened and it only seems to get better. Amazing staff everywhere along with great rooms and amenities. Would not stay anywhere else whenever in the area!
October 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1sttime nice hotel
Enjoyed this hotel with the exception of parking. Should warn incoming guests that the entrance is right on street with only a few spots to pull over car. Easy to miss in the traffic.
October 20, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Eliza15 learning curve
I understand that the hotel is new and is going through a learning curve. the hotel was clean and the exercise facilities were great. the valet parking was a bit slow but acceptable.
I found the check in clerk unfriendly and she did not offer any information or advice to help make our stay better.
There were no bathrobes in our room nor was there a newspaper delivered to our room as I expect when I usually stay at the Westin.
July 15, 2014