Many stays at this sub-par hotel A review of The Westin Southfield Detroit
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.
The front desk staff are friendly enough, however, my reservations on multiple times were not in order.
The rooms are usually dirty; my last stay had the previous guest's food crumbs on the floor, two fruit flies and the previous guest's hair all over the bathroom floor. This was the only time I had insects in my room, but the overall lack of cleanliness (unvacuumed floors, dirty bathrooms) was commonplace. The beds are the standard Heavenly Bed and are fantastic for those loving soft, cushy beds.
The food isn't bad, and I have to say, I enjoyed their sirloin burgers via room service. Room service can be spotty - sometimes it's great, but they forgot/lost my order twice and once brought up an incomplete breakfast order.
The workout room is really nice compared to most other hotel workout rooms I've been in; four treadmills, free weights, a stationary bike among other equipment. They have TVs there, but I think you had to purchase headphones to listen (I recall a sign stating this, however I always used my own headphones/music source). Very nice locker rooms/sauna/steam rooms.
If you do stay here, make sure to request a room that is not on the "Lodge/M10" side (that's the highway the Westin sits right on) and also make sure to get one away from the elevators; it can be noisy.
If your travel plans allow for it, I'd recommend staying at the Dearborn Hyatt; they're both in the same price range and the Hyatt is markedly better than this Westin (I've been staying at the Hyatt from Mar 2004 and will be there through Sept 2004).
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