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“Posh and cozy, and a few blocks away from the water.” 5 of 5 stars
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Westin Annapolis
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   100 Westgate Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401   |  
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Ranked #9 of 21 Hotels in Annapolis
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West Chester, PA
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Posh and cozy, and a few blocks away from the water.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2009

My girlfriend and I wanted to get away for a few days and chose Annapolis quite randomly, and when checking out places to stay decided on the Westin. Got a great deal from calling Starwood Hotels directly--we got the impression that not a lot of people were flocking to Annapolis on a random Monday in April. We were both extremely happy with our choice.

Everything about our stay was easy. The hotel was easy to get to, it took about four minutes from the time we pulled into the valet circle until the time we were checked in and had everything brought up to our room. The decor for the entire place is uber modern and swanky, and everything felt brand new. We could tell that the Westin's 'Go Green' theme wasn't just a superficial thing by the minute touches, from their availability of bicycles to their housekeeping policies.

Parking costs $10 per day, and once you're there you don't need to drive anyway since the touristy area of West and Main streets begins about a block down from where the Westin is (about a 10-15 min walk down to the water) AND the shuttle was available to drop us off or pick us up whenever we wanted it.

Overall, we'd gladly stay there again, and highly suggest it.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Wilmington, Delaware
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2009

This was our second time staying at the Westin Annapolis. We booked the hotel through Hotwire again and received another great deal. When I called to request a king-size bed, I was originally told that there were no king-size beds available at that time. Two calls from my boyfriend later, we were able to get a room with a king-size bed. Other than this incident, we had no problems with the Westin at all. It is a beautiful hotel, and all of the waitstaff are courteous and friendly. The rooms are incredibly clean and impressive, and all of the amenities (bathroom, coffeemaker, etc.) make for a comfortable stay. I would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone - it is worth the price, especially if booked through a discount travel site!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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washington, dc
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2009

My husband and I took our 8-year-old and our dog for a quick getaway trip to Annapolis on February 21 and enjoyed our one night at The Westin Annapolis. The hotel feels new - so new, in fact, that construction is still underway in the parking garage and on the main level near the garage elevators. The hotel is the cornerstone of a new residential/retail development, and while not all the retail spaces are filled, it was nice to have a few dining choices within a few steps of the hotel. (There is a Mortons in the hotel, and an Irish pub and a delicious Italian restaurant just across the courtyard.) The room was clean and modern and included a plasma TV. The beds were, as always, very comfortable. We swam in the indoor pool, which is all one depth and perfect for kids, and used the gym. We also walked from the hotel to the waterfront . The walk took about 15 minutes. Traffic along the route is heavy and moves very quickly and the sidewalks are relatively narrow. The hotel does offer a shuttle, though, so that might be a better option for others with children. The hotel address isn't recognized by GPS, so you will need to call for an alternate address and/or driving directions.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2009

My experience with this hotel was HORRIBLE! I booked a room from Westin's website in Oct '08 for a one night stay in Nov'08, which was for my husband & my wedding night. When we arrived at the desk to check in, we were told they overbooked & that they would send us down the street to O'Callahan's, assuring us that it was a very nice, comparable hotel. Had I known we would be "booted", perhaps I would have thought twice about spending over $2000 in one of their hotel restaurants for our reception dinner. As we waited, the men were very unprofessional as they were dealing with a woman on the phone, saying they were going to transfer her to a line for Alcoholics Anonymous!

Upon checking in to O'Callahan's, we were dismayed at the condition of the room to say the least. (If Westin considers O'Callahan's comparable, they must not think highly of their own establishment at all.) My new husband & I were left to go home on our wedding night after looking forward for a month to a romantic night in a "wonderful, new" hotel.

To add insult to injury, I ended up having to file a dispute through my credit card company because after two weeks past our intended stay, they still had not removed the charge from my card. I called several times only to be told I had been charged through whichever website I had booked on. When I responded that I had booked through THEIR site, I was met with only silence.

My husband & I both tried contacting the hotel to complain only to be ignored. We went one step further & contacted Starwood, which landed us right back in touch with "Brian" who did nothing for us to begin with.

Sadly, my husband & I will never have another wedding night, but I can assure you that on our 15 day honeymoon this May in London, we will NOT be staying in any Starwood hotel. The only consolation I have is knowing that although good reviews travel fast, bad reviews travel faster.

  • Liked — NOTHING
  • Disliked — Where do I begin?
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Columbia, MD
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2008

The hotel event planner was ineffectual. The "restaurant" was not the perfect location for an event. People could not get around the tables to get to the food; and the areas around the tables were too small to stand around and talk. The "restaurant" is too disjoined for any event were people need to mingle. Sections of the "restaurant" were either too cold or too hot; and the separate dance room was too hot and small for dancing. Forks for desert never appeared even after asking staff.

  • Stayed December 2008
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Richmond, VA
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182 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2008

Read the trip advisor reviews and decided to book the Westin. The facility is just over one year old and is still in new condition. It was the quietest stay in my entire life, we loved that! The indoor pool was lovely, heated and clean. A series of minor miscues kept us from rating the hotel as excellent. This included the following; we wre checked in to our room incorrectly, while taking a nap some other guests tried entering the room. They were given the same room we were in, the latch kept them out. We were on the 5th floor. One of the two elevators was not running twice during the time we needed them . We left our room at 9am and upon returning at 4pm the room was still unmade. Lastly, I ordered an in room movie, it was scrambled and required a call to the front desk for them to "reboot" their system. None of these are major items but at $189 a night, plus all issues combined took them down from outstanding, to a very good place to stay.

  • Liked — Very Quiet, offer a shuttle to downtown area.
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2008

Booked on Hotwire for $99/ night. Stayed in October for the Sailboat show and will be staying again. The hotel layout was easy and unique. We found that parking in the garage for $10/day was the easiest for our trip. Everything you need in within a few blocks and Dock street (this area is a must visit to shop and dine) is within an easy 10 minute walk. there are lots of shops on the way that you don't want to miss. Going to Annapolis this is a must stay for anyone.

  • Liked — location and service
  • Disliked — large underground parking garage
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 100 Westgate Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401
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Location: United States > Maryland > Annapolis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Annapolis
#7 Family Hotel in Annapolis
#7 Business Hotel in Annapolis
#10 Romantic Hotel in Annapolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Westin Annapolis 4*
Number of rooms: 225
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of the newest additions to the Maryland state capital, The Westin Annapolis hotel is the centerpiece of a European inspired mixed-use community that ripples with energy. ... more   less 
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