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Historical Traveler Reviews Westin Buckhead Atlanta
there is no place to eat in the hotel! Sure you can eat at the Palm, but if you want an inexpensive (in hotel terms) breakfast, lunch, or dinner that is NOT room service, you're forced to go to the Lenox Mall. I think, in the future, this is what will persuade me to stay at the Hyatt, Ritz, JW Marriott, Intercontinental or other 4-5 star hotels in the immediate area. It's too bad because it detracts from an otherwise great hotel.
Really good looking hotel. Beautiful lobby area, nice graphic designs on all of the hallway carpeting, nice artwork, etc. Very friendly front desk staff. The gym is very bright and airy, with very decent cardio equipment and nice views of Buckhead (it's on the 6th floor).
I'm a 6th generation Atlanta native and frequently stay in hotels in the area as a "weekend getaway". This used to be the Swisshotel but I had never stayed there until 6-4-05 and it is now a Westin. As a Preferred Plus member they gave me an incredible walk up rate and a 4 o'clock check out.
Fantastic beds, great concierge level
We stayed at the Buckhead Westing for a week on the concierge level, and it was fantastic! Breakfast was always the same but adequate - sausage, eggs, fresh fruit, danishes, granola and Starbucks coffee. The beds were the new ones that offer the best night's sleep that I've ever had in a hotel. I stayed at this hotel 13 years ago when it was the Swissotel and it was nice but Westin has added their special touch with the fantastic beds and pillows. I highly recommend this hotel...not cheap and the parking fee $15 per day was a joke but the rest of the hotel was great!
My husband and I have had good experiences in the past with the Westin hotel chain, so we took a chance on this (it was formerly another hotel & we were wairy about previous postings). We wanted to stay in trendy Buckhead, and are glad we did! This hotel is within walking distance to several great shopping locations, easy to find from the airport. Location wise, this is a prime spot.
Hotel with Class!!
Stayed there and it was WONDERFUL!!!!! Was greeted by name thru-out our stay which was nice. Would go back again!
I booked the Westin, club floor as The Ritz was sold out and the location is superb. The club floor was a huge letdown- not staffed, not refills on food, and very weak food and beverage. Two mornings I had to call as no cofee, not staffed- a joke. I stayred three days, got one newspaper in 3 days.
One eveong a non Englis speaking person was on duty- no light beer, no mix drinks- terrible.
Carpet in the rooms is shot, the lobby carpet on stairs has duck tape holdin it- this place needs some $ as run down and in need of a make over. Only one restaurant and no real lobby bar.
From a local's perspective, I really enjoyed my night at the Westin Buckhead, and I am confident that it is one of the most convenient locations for visitors who wish to see the best of Atlanta. It is the former Swissotel, and it is very contemporary, and clean. The beds are amazing, traditional Westin quality, and the staff was pleasant. It is located within spitting distance of the legendary Lenox Mall and Phipps Plaza, and the Buckhead nightlife area. This location is much safer and more convenient than the downtown Westin, which is just as beautiful, but the area is just not what it used to be.
We booked a corner deluxe room at the weekend online for $159. We were really pleased with the room and chose self parking which was very easy and thought the rate was ok (we paid $29 in New Orleans to park!) The room was a lovely size and very modern and we especially liked the bathroom with separate shower. The bed was the best bit though! The most comfortable bed we've ever slept in - so good we were looking at the leaflet they have about buying yourself one!! Lovely cotton sheets, like sleeping on a cloud. On the way home we stayed at the downtown Westin and thought the rooms, beds and bathroom were better in the Buckhead hotel.
Having stayed here for 4 nights during a recent conference in march 2004, I had very high expectations. Negatives : -Breakfast food and service below average -Decor/ presentation of Hotel was nothing special -bathrooms, very 1950's but not deliberately -courtesy car never there and always late -concierge / reception, efficient but not friendly Positives : -Large rooms with excellent ammenities -Have the most comfortable beds in the world -Excellent views if 15th floor or above -Loads of shopping/ entertainment near by -right next to undergound and eateries