I’m a big fan of Starwood hotels and so on my recent trip to Seattle, there was a choice between three of their properties there, the Sheraton, the W, or the Westin. I’d previously stayed in both the Sheraton and the W, so figured it was time to give the Westin a go. Also, it was the cheapest of the three, and generally, I’m a big fan of Westin’s. I find them the most consistent of all of the Starwood brands in terms of quality, in terms of facilities and in terms of service.
Seattle is one of my favourite cities in the US and I had a great time wandering around with a few friends; if you’ve not visited before I highly recommend it. It’s very gay friendly and relaxed, without some of the
The Westin is a large hotel, it has two large circular towers that have the bulk of the rooms and is clearly geared around conferences and events. There’s a priority check-in area in the lobby for Starwood elites which had no-one waiting in.
I was allocated a room on the 22nd floor in the South tower, which was apparently an upgrade on the basic room type that I’d booked.
I was pretty impressed, it was a decent size and had a sofa and chair in the corner as well as the standard king size Westin Heavenly bed. There were plenty of power sockets next to the bed too.
The premium wifi was also very quick, promising up to 25mb/s up and down.
The bathroom was pretty standard for a Westin, with nice towels and the rain shower head and wand.
The hotel also had a great pool and gym area which was located on the 5th floor of the north tower, however there wasn’t any sauna or steam room that I could find.
There’s not much more that I can say about the Westin in Seattle; the staff were friendly, the room was everything a Westin should be and I didn’t have any issues with my stay. Given how large the hotel was, I thought they did a pretty good job. I certainly wouldn’t hesitate to come back again if I were in Seattle, although that also goes for the other two Starwood options in the city, which are all pretty good.