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Lunch was a little iffy today. Admittedly we were in between the normal lunch hour and admittedly they had just emptied a full hotel of CIAA participants from the weekend but lunch started out by telling us where we had to sit and then summarily ignoring us for about 15 minutes until the hostess finally noticed us and asked us if we wanted …
Arrival Time was actually Friday at 10:30 to our friends Connie and Todd Perkins and their children, Jack, Mary and Britton. Up Saturday early and enjoyed the warm weather. Todd Jack and Mary were off to soccer and lacrosse games while Tammy and Connie went to the mall to go shopping.
Britton and I went to the local golf course and played 18 …
No problems flying on United Express plane into Charlotte. We stayed at the Charlotte Westin with an airline rate of $99. This was a modern, upscale hotel on the southern edge of downtown. You can walk anywhere, but the downtown is not very happening on weekends. This included restaurants, or the lack of, so there isn't any real benefit of being …
... right spot, we just saw there was enough space, so we called the other 2 to join us and we had a great game!
Though it was just a pre-season game, it was awesome. It was my first NFL game and I loved it. And the Carolina Panthers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, the game was not even bad. We had a lot of fun, talked to some very kind people and saw a pretty good game.
It was a pretty good night. ...
... do that again. Also, I think being a guide is a really cool job there. After rafting we went to flatwater Kayaking, because we wanted to do the water activities all together. We kayaked a long way down the river and back, and on our way back the weather changed from really sunny to windy and cloudy, and it got really difficult to paddle up the river.
Then we decided to get changed and go to the Mega zip ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
I was in early due to Tammy having to drive back to PA and I didn't want to hang at our friends house. Checking out when I arrived was an CIAA Basketball Tournament. Westin front of house staff could not have been more polite. Bellman after realizing that I was checking in and being dropped off came out to help me. Front of house staff put my stuff in storage, they got me on the internet and now I am enjoying the golf channel and sipping tea.
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It was so great
This hotel was so amazing. Really nice rooms with wonderful beds (very important!), wonderful and friendly staff and most important a GREAT restaurant (great atmosphere, even better food!) .... only one little thing bothered me: you have to pay for a swimming pool and/ or the fitness area ... but then again : it was great.
Excellent customer service
From the moment our taxi dropped us off at the front doors of the Westin, we were greeted with nothing but smiling faces. The beds are truly "heavenly," and we had a great view of the city. When we entered our room, we discovered a bottle of wine and chocolate-covered strawberries in our room. When we called down to the front desk to see if they were complimentary, we were told that someone else was actually supposed to be in that room and couldn't make it. They told us to go ahead and enjoy the strawberries and wine free of charge. Later, one of the workers went out of his way to help us locate a State Park that he wasn't familiar with. Everybody was very friendly and helpful. I would definitely come back!
I'm actually writing this review from the Westin so my stay isn't even over yet. Every staff member we've come into contact with has been VERY, VERY friendly and helpful. As an example, I asked one of the valet attendants for directions to one of the local malls and within 10 seconds a preprinted map with reverse directions for the ride home was in my hands. The beds are to die for and the view of the city from the upper floors is breathtaking. As a sidenote, I walked over to Pizzeria Uno's a block away and found it mediocre at best. We will definitely stay at the Westin again whenever we visit Charlotte!
Great place to stay !
We were there on business & had a real good time.
The hotel was great & the people were friendly.
The bed was very heavenly!
Thank you for such a great visit.
We will stay there again if given the chance.
Stayed here 3-4 times; wouldn't stay anywhere else in Charlotte!
I've stayed in half a dozen Charlotte hotels and find this by far the best - luxurious rooms and bathrooms, love that bed, and the service is always so friendly I almost hate to go back to the northeast :-) I've seen some of the negatvie reviews here and wonder if it's just hit or miss with getting "good" staff...everyone from the doormen, to the restuarant staff, to the desk folks, to the people who work in the little store off the lobby are always so helpful and pleasant. The Ember Grill is great; creative food artfully prepared. It's a short walk to the main downtown areas or its always easy to get a cab with the helpful doormen. It blows away the others in the price range - Marriott, Omni, etc. Go for the Heavenly Bed alone! :-)
I stayed at the Westin recently and was unimpressed with what I saw.
Great Beds/Terrible Service
Room was clean and bed so comfy. Service in the dining room was spotty and the help had an attitude. Was a long wait for simple breakfast but the food was great. Pool looked great but the doors were locked before it was suppose to close for the night. Disappointing. Thought a nice place like the Westin would be careful about sloppy staff.
The physical attributes of the hotel were amazing, everything was clean and felt like walking through an art gallery, but the service was outstanding. Employees treated me and my girlfriend as if we were their personal friends...knew our names and were very considerate! A must visit!
Stayed here for one night 11/21/03.
Booked one of the corner rooms in the hotel and the room was great. The bathroom was huge and included a stand-in shower along with the tub behind a glass partition. Huge windows on two sides and of course, the Heavenly Bed remains one of the best aspects of this chain.
Location is excelletn as well. A short 5-6 block walk to the good restaurants and great nightlife and bars. Would definitely stay here again.
Destined for Greatness
Flawless. From the "Heavenly Bed" to the waaaay cool lobby and bar to the fitness center, this is Westin at its best. Sure to be ranked as one of Charlotte's finest.