The Westin Southfield Detroit
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... 20 hours of flight/airport time ahead of us today. We are now in Detroit with an uneventful flight. Mia and Hannah are climbing the walls with a 5 hour layover--we have ridden the elevated tram and figure we can ride it about 10 more times before ...
... reactions of people to my adventure. Some who I wouldn't think would find it interesting have been the most excited for me and others who seem all about baseball, don't seem to care that I am doing this. Today's stadium in Detroit is the last ballpark I have yet to visit since I am finishing my tour at Coors' Field which I have visited many times previously.
Comerica Park leaves no doubt as to what the team mascot is. Thinking back on it I cannot think ...
... appears that the ring was worn and couldn't be repaired fast and I decided to return it to the antique shop and try to recoup my money. The jeweller shop had kindly offered to refund the $46 resizing cost should I succeed which I considered generous. Both agreed, so nothing was lost and I was recounting this to Gary and Jon when Gary, always funny, quips 'well there are SOME honest people here and you found both of them'. heeheee!we delay ...
It will be shortlived, but I have had a winter this year and boy, do I remember what being cold is like. Not quite freezing, but it is a cold, cold day, with an icy breeze. I had my parkrun 100 t shirt on, but no one saw it underneath the warm long sleeved top that I kept on. There are plenty of hotels in Livonia, but none within a couple of miles of the start. I'd compromised on price and location, going fairly cheap but five miles away. It was an easy ...
... stay in a hotel again! The third website we found is www.workaway.info which is a work exchange program that allows us to stay with local families and help them out in a variety of different ways. In exchange they will feed us and give us a place to stay. It will be a wonderful opportunity to really get to know people and live like locals. This is where we found the saffron farm in Italy and we are so looking forward to our ...
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I have stayed here many times for business, and the experience always varies. The front desk staff is usually helpful and courteous. The valet parking is always overwhelmed. The rooms vary...if you are in a newer updated room with contemporary furnishings then it's ok...but many of the rooms have NOT been updated and are poor at best. Some of the rooms have the Westin Heavenly Bed...and some do not. I have a bad back, and need a soft bed...but could not get one on my last stay, very disappointing. On other occasions, I have been unable to get a non-smoking room, even with a confirmed reservation. Most detroit hotels fail to measure up, the Ritz or Hyatt in Dearborn are your best choices.
As someone who has stayed in numerous hotels in the Detroit vicinity, I have to give this one an above average score. That is mainly because most Detroit establishments, no matter what the good or service (and I use the term very loosely), are subpar compared with most other large cities in the country.
After dining at Tribute (absolutely fantastic) my wife and I decided to stay at the Westin in Southfield (it was our anniversary) I had paid $120 for a regular room but used 7000 of my Starwood preferred guest points to upgrade to a suite with a whirlpool.
First off, don't believe everything you read about this hotel (well, except this... ha.)
I have stayed at this hotel four times and each time has been a pleasure. The staff is well trained and professional and the rooms are simply fabulous. I LOVE the decor; it seems so rich and inviting. The beds are also fantastic. I would reccomend this hotel to anyone who is staying in the Detroit area. Now, if there could only be a downtown Westin...
Spent 3 nights here for the Ryder cup and comments on this site had me leave home with low expectations....our experience was just fine...rooms big and clean, baths updated and fresh, service people were great, James at the front door is a treasure, befriend him with a ten spot, it is the best investment you will ever make!
I was a weekly guest at the Southfield Westin (3 nights a week from Jan 2004 through Mar 2004) and ended up disgusted with this hotel, subsequently having a lot to say in this review. I stayed here as it was closer to my place of work and for the Starwood points, but ended up going somewhere else.
Stayed here for 3 nights on business. It was a poor excuse for a Westin. The hotel was so noisy that I begged them to give me a quiter room so I could get some sleep on my last night there. The staff was rude, especially in the restaurants, where the food was mediocre, too. The only really great Westin-caliber employee was a wonderful bellman who took the time to remember my name, and was there whenever I needed help. He was a shining star among the rubble. My allegiance to Starwood (I've been a Gold member for 17 years), is really starting to wane, even if it is supposedly the best program around.
I attended a wedding at the skyline club on Saturday August 23rd, and then stayed the night in room 436. All of the people that stayed over nght, had brunch in the Tango Room, a couple of us, icluding myselfnoticed picture's of the Manhatten skyline with the World Trade Center, Out of rspect for those who perished on that awful day, would you agree that the picture's be removed from the wall. Sincerely, Mr.
I am sitting here in this supposedly "business-friendly" room, steaming and utterly appalled. The phone line that I am using is far away from the desk. I am perched on a chair in the room. Plus:The first room I was given was dirty and not yet made up. Barely an apology from the desk staff.The carpet has several stains.The TV reception is terrible. CNN is totally snowed.The desk chair had crumbs all over it.The dinner I ordered for room service was only passable, and the rolls were stale.People running up and down the halls, banging doors and creating all sorts of noise.Now I know why I can't find a Customer Service Card in the room. They must deliberately hide them down in the office!This is the first time I've been at a Westin. I had thought that they were exceptional hotels. At this rate, I would have been better off at a Holiday Inn or Motel 6.
This hotel's location is enviable, however, the furnishings are too tired ! Their description of the fitness center is misleading, and for my stay it was confined to a few pieces of equipment in a small guest room. (They should have told me the center was under repair when I booked, and never even informed me on checking in.) There have to be better choices than this, so shop here but sleep elsewhere.