The Westin Southfield Detroit
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... were really looking forward to spending some time with them and we're sorry they will not be taking the trip with us. The day has been spent making sure we have not forgotten anything and finishing Elizabeth's costume for her presentation on Tuesday. I'm sure sleep will be difficult tonight. Excitement for John Terror for Barbara. Hopefully more ...
It's almost 10pm and finally, the plane is almost about to take off. For the first time ever, we are on a flight that is almost empty! I would say about 30% full or less. Feel sorry for those suckers who paid extra for Economy Comfort. We are seated in the middle section where there are 3 seats across. Will and Ashley have an empty seat between them and so do Matt and I. Should be a pretty comfortable 8 hr flight with plenty of room to stretch ...
... older the makeup and necessities needed for primping multiply...that's another blog post). So I've packed and re-packed and tried to eliminate anything unnecessary, I was at 28 lbs. then down to 25 lbs. and then I added chargers, my ipad, keyboard and assorted medications needed for malaria, altitude sickness and such and I'm back up to 27 lbs.
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The first Sunday of a new year, and the first Sunday of the month. It's a big day here in Haiti in the life of the church. It was an absolute pleasure to start the day with a glimpse into the Sunday school, where the kids had a dot to dot activity, and sang a song. We then attended service, beginning at 9 just like at home. Service was incredible! The People truly sing from the soul and it was ...
... this equipment I figured we would have to drive. Robb flew again since he doesn't have much vacation time to take. I would rather him fly than blow four days driving back and forth. I figure the four days we save we can take another trip together for a quick weekend. I am all about the traveling for sure. Since we had to travel for at least four days for destination, we decided on going when the kids got out of school. July/August is obviously wicked hot in ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Westin Southfield Detroit
Hit or Miss
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.