We have stayed two nights at the Westin DFW as an impromptu hometown vacation with my husband and daughter. Our stay started interestingly right off the bat as the original reservation the H made was accidentally for the wrong day (Sunday night) instead of Saturday, and as it was a special deal it could not be changed. Luckily, there was a room available for Saturday night as well and the front manager was able to find us a very good rate for that too. We were also able to combine the two reservations so we could stay in the same room. We requested a high-up room as our 3-year-old wanted to see the lights, and got one on the 14th floor. The double queen room was roomy, well-arranged and clean. I immediately claimed the little chaise by the window for my reading/laptop needs...In retrospect, a little lapdesk would have been convenient if it was included with the usual business amenities that are in guestrooms these days, but I managed without it. The workdesk in the room that my husband used for his laptop was thoughtfully laid out, and the vertical/raised plug in it was ingenious. I liked the bathroom shelf/sink with its open shelves--this is one of then larger bathrooms I've seen recently in hotels. The double showerhead was excellent--wish they had that in more chain hotels.
The beds, unfortunately, were not very comfy for me and the Husband, although my daughter loved it. For us, used to firm matresses, the pillowtop was lumpy, uneven and hard to find a good solid spot to support our spine/back. The bedding was excellent, though, soft and luxurious high-count cotton. Still, we had two relatively bad nights, so in case someone doesn't care for soft pillowtop mattresses, that is something to consider.
The foyers/corridors can get a mite echo-y and noisy--there was a party Saturday night on our floor and we could hear every time they cheered for something. At 130am, that's not the best thing, but you learn to ive with that stuff if you travel a lot. Not much noise gets in from the outside, though; due to the airport proximity, they noiseproofed the windows, and the curtains are practically sound-and lightblocking as well.
We had the buffet breakfast Sunday morning and it was very good, with custom-made omelette for the Husband included, and chocolate milk for my daughter, to her great delight. The fruit selection was excellent, and they had unsweetened plain yogurt to go with it, which was excellent and a fine touch in the otherwise standard fare.
Someone, however, needs to pay attention to the Starbucks in the lobby. The drip coffee we had Monday morning was absolutely one of the worst I've ever had even considering gas stations. I'm not sure if they just didn't wash the urn out for a while or just brewed on top of last night's stuff but it was vile beyond description. My daugher liked her cherry pastry and milk, but H and I had a hard time coming to terms with that concoction.
We used the hotel restaurant for dinner Sunday night: while not particularly remarkable, it was huge portions. In my chicken Florentine you could actually taste the ingredients, which is always a plus, instead of an overwhelming amount of salt and overcooked mush. Their kid-size hamburger is what goes for normal size at other places, so just a fair warning. The creme brulee I had for desert was smooth and creamy, with the real-vanilla specks in the creme, the caramel on top a bit too hard, but that is easy to do with those torches being held just a second too long. H had a spinach salad with fresh fruits, the raspberry vinaigrette served on the side to taste--he said it was a bit too sweet, but tasty. His cheesecake was large, but very average.
Overall it was a good experience, very relaxing- now if they could only fix those beds!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Raising the bar among airport hotels, the Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport is a chic, comfy retreat where you can relax and revive. Our Dallas airport hotel is adjacent to DFW International Airport and offers free shuttle service to/from for guests. Take a refreshing dip in our outdoor heated pool, or get your pulse racing in our WestinWORKOUT(R) Fitness Studio. Perk up with a fresh cup of Starbucks (SM) Coffee at our in-house cafe, pick up a snack at our Market, or enjoy a Southwestern-style meal at our BlueFire Grille restaurant. Each of our 506 guest rooms and suites are beautifully decorated and equipped with contemporary amenities like Wireless High Speed Internet Access. Enjoy a peaceful night's sleep in our signature Heavenly(R) Bed and refresh in our spacious bathrooms. ... more less
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