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686 Anton Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1920
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#6 of 26 hotels in Costa Mesa
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Watch the California sun rise over the entrance of our iconic Westin South Coast Plaza hotel. Located in Orange County near John Wayne Airport, our accommodations sit across from South Coast Plaza. Browse nearby luxury shops and trendy eateries before seeing a world-renowned performance at the Segerstrom Performing Arts Center next to our hotel. Meet up with friends on the brick-red steps leading to our heated outdoor pool and tennis courts or relax on our terrace amidst the tropical fauna next to a cascading waterfall. We offer 35,000 square feet of versatile event space and a full-service business center. Stay motivated throughout the day at our WestinWORKOUT® hotel fitness center, then stop by The Market Place for a cup of Starbucks® coffee. At the end of your day in South Orange County, fall asleep on a Westin Heavenly® Bed in our pet-friendly hotel rooms or suites with spa-like showers and views of Costa Mesa. Improve your well-being here at Westin.
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NickyFM wrote a review Today
Sydney, Australia59 contributions48 helpful votes
Upon reading the reviews about road noise. I made sure to upgrade to the park view, high floor. However upon check in, I was given the wrong room (high floor, but facing the highway). So I went down after traveling near 24 hours and politely mentioned that I had been given the wrong room and showed my booking confirmation. The front desk guy responded, “your room is already an upgraded one.” To which I showed him that I had paid the extra money to go park side from that one and it wasn’t. He huffed at me and moved me to the other side of the building, but on a much lower floor and the corner side (avoid anything with ‘113’ and below in your room number or you’ll see what I mean!) so in the end I was up all night with road noise regardless from Anton blvd instead of the 5 freeway for $320 USD a night. As I was walking in the lobby after checking in, he said to me, “so was that room good enough for you?” I was so embarrassed that I didn’t say anything and just dealt with the street noise and lack of sleep. Will never stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Avoid corner rooms (ending in 112 and below)
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mica178 wrote a review Sep 2022
Tampa, Florida114 contributions139 helpful votes
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I was here for a work thing. I stayed in a standard king room, and I attended a conference in one of the ballrooms. The conference facilities were fine, although our ballroom was quite a distance from the bathrooms. I liked the courtyard for the breakfast and the permanent tent for the lunch. Food was standard hotel conference fare. The public rooms are lovely. The staff are all polite and do things like run to open the door. The housekeeping remembers to bring fresh water and also cleans (not requests required). Maybe traveling in 2021/early 2022 has made me drop my standards, but I found that everything during my stay at the Westin excellent. The shower was okay. California water conservation means that water pressure isn't great. But the bathroom was reasonably new and modern, and everything felt clean. The so-called Heavenly bed was fine. Not quite heavenly to me (just a little too firm for my taste), but I'm picky. The sheets were nice, and I have no complaints about the pillows. Air conditioning was fine and pretty quiet, unlike at many hotels. The location is really convenient to the South Coast Plaza. There are also a handful of excellent restaurants within walking distance. In addition to the standard hotel restaurant, they have a Starbucks in the lobby if you want a lighter, more caffeinated breakfast. (Or do what I did and walk a couple blocks to the regional coffee chain Philz.)
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Date of stay: September 2022
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S C wrote a review Sep 2022
Hong Kong, China86 contributions63 helpful votes
It was a very expensive motel experience. I requested for a quiet room with a view. I was given a room near the back stairs on the lower floor. There was a lot of sound at night from the back stairs doors, the refrigerator rattled all the time and the pipes were noisy. I was also charged an unknown expense after I left the hotel a day later. It is a run down hotel at around US $500 a night.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Avoid the corner rooms ending x11 rooms.
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Response from GuestRelations Manager, Guest Services / Front Office at The Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa
Responded 1 week ago
Dear 902sc, We greatly appreciate your feedback and for providing an opportunity to make improvements. Please be assured that our entire staff is continuously working very hard on improving the service and product we extend to our guests. Please accept my sincere apologies for being unable to meet your expectations. Feedback is extremely important to any organization; particularly when the service has been less than exemplary and we greatly appreciate you sharing your experience. If your travel brings you back to The Westin South Coast Plaza, please forward me your confirmation so I may personally prepare for your arrival. I will ensure that your stay will be a renewing one where you enjoy the true Westin Experience.
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Anjali42 wrote a review Aug 2022
New York City, New York5 contributions6 helpful votes
We were looking forward to our stay here, but sadly were disappointed at every turn. 1. The hotel is overpriced for what it is and they upcharge you for every. single. thing. 2. The rooms were full of dust. The cleaning staff were clearly doing a very superficial job because there was a layer of dust on every surface every day, which I had to wipe off myself. 3. The management and front desk staff were unhelpful. There was a snafu with our room booking which we booked on booking.com and when we tried to get it solved with the hotel, they were entirely unwilling to help out 4. Speaking of the front desk, it seems they do not speak to each other. We had called ahead to ask whether there would be a charge for getting deliveries and were told as long as you are a guest there is no charge. As we were traveling internationally we had several things delivered directly to the hotel based on this advice but once they arrived, we received a $130 bill just for accepting the delivery. The hotel was of course unwilling to waive this fee despite the fact that they were the ones who told us there was no charge. Overall, I would not stay at this hotel again. They are clearly only out to make as much money off of you as they can. Hospitality was a big fat zero.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from GuestRelations Manager, Guest Services / Front Office at The Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa
Responded Aug 4, 2022
Dear Anjali42, We greatly appreciate your feedback and for providing an opportunity to make improvements. Please be assured that our entire staff is continuously working very hard on improving the service and product we extend to our guests. Please accept my sincere apologies for being unable to meet your expectations. Feedback is extremely important to any organization; particularly when the service has been less than exemplary and we greatly appreciate you sharing your experience. If your travel brings you back to The Westin South Coast Plaza, please forward me your confirmation so I may personally prepare for your arrival. I will ensure that your stay will be a renewing one where you enjoy the true Westin Experience.
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QLB wrote a review Aug 2022
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The Westin South Coast Plaza is a good hotel - with its great location but with its uneven staff quality and performance level: some staff are competent and well trained while others are not, including some mid-level managers that I recently encountered - that could damage the hotel’s good reputation. Here is an example: We arrived at the hotel on Sunday (24 July) after an overnight flight from Maui, Hawaii to LAX at 10:30 am - with an international flight to Europe in the evening. We had already informed the hotel in writing that we would arrive early at the hotel. We were fully aware that early check-ins depend on the room availability. We had been prepared to wait and we were waiting in the lobby. Then, the Front Desk Manager, Mrs. Montano, came to us and essentially said: “since you previously wrote a “bad” TripAdvisor review, I will cancel your reservation and the decision has the endorsement of my supervisor, the Front Office Director, Mr. Fitu. This is, of course, unacceptable. As a United Nations diplomat traveling throughout the world and staying at several hotels including those of the Westin/Marriott, I have observed that hotels, in principle, do not cancel a guest’s reservation simply based on his/her previous TripAdvisor review - regardless whether it is negative or positive - because it violates one of the basic norms in hotel management and hospitality management and could result in future litigation procedures. As we did not wish to engage in a verbal exchange that was below our standards of cordiality and intelligence, we left the hotel premises in order to address our immediate exhaustion/health issues, and, of course, without agreeing to the unilateral cancellation decision. Before leaving the hotel, I verbally requested Mrs. Montano for a written statement regarding her unilateral cancellation decision, but to no avail. I then followed it up (one hour later) by an email to her and her supervisor (three hours later) and again to no avail. I subsequently requested - by email - to have a dialogue with the Director of Hotel Operations, Mr. Hartwell, and again to no avail. I finally approached the General Manager, Mr. Mike Hall who appeared to be a highly experienced manager and a fair-minded gentleman. Mr. Hall seems to genuinely care about the quality of the services at the hotel and the satisfaction of the customers beyond his call of duties. We had a constructive dialogue on the subject over a telephone conversation. Mr. Hall reassured me that the hotel services and staff performance will be improved when I next visit the hotel in the future. On the basis of my interaction with him, I have trust and confidence in his words. In Mr. Hartwell’s written response (several days later and seemingly at the General Manager’s request), Mrs. Montano denied her unilateral cancellation decision and twisted that the decision was based on the mutual agreement. This is, in my view, absurd. Here are some tips: -Avoid interaction with the Front Desk Manager, Mrs. Montano, as much as you can. -When you cannot, ensure you have a record (audio or video) of the oral conversation. -Insist in having the decision(s)/key elements of the decision in writing to avoid any possible denials at a later date, resulting in a “he said, she said” situation, which will be more challenging - but not impossible - for the ensuing discussions and/or litigation procedures. -Ask to see the General Manager, Mr. Hall - if and when necessary.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from GuestRelations Manager, Guest Services / Front Office at The Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa
Responded Aug 4, 2022
Dear QLB, We greatly appreciate your feedback and for providing an opportunity to make improvements. Please be assured that our entire staff is continuously working very hard on improving the service and product we extend to our guests. Please accept my sincere apologies for being unable to meet your expectations. Feedback is extremely important to any organization; particularly when the service has been less than exemplary and we greatly appreciate you sharing your experience. If your travel brings you back to The Westin South Coast Plaza, please forward me your confirmation so I may personally prepare for your arrival. I will ensure that your stay will be a renewing one where you enjoy the true Westin Experience.
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Jim S. wrote a review Jun 2022
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I'm a Titanium Elite BonVoy member. After travelling so much for business, I wanted to take my family away for a great experience. The fact that this hotel can't get the simplest things right is quite unfortunate. I've stayed at this property before for business and love the location (proximity to beaches, pool, businesses, restaurants), so I thought it would be a great destination for my family (wife and 4 kids) vacation to use points I've accumulated. My issues with the property largely revolve around the incompetence and lack of follow-up of the staff. Let me provide a quick timeline of our 3-night stay... - Arrived June 24 in the afternoon. Person who checked us in was very nice, but made NO MENTION of the fact that there wouldn't be a cleaning service unless we requested it. I've received plenty of emails from BonVoy and read disclaimers on all the hotel websites I stay in, but almost every hotel I stay in now is at least changing the linens/towels. - June 25 - head to San Diego to the zoo, Hotel Del Coronado and Mission Beach. Arrive back that night to find the room hasn't been touched and no clean towels provided. So I called the front desk and scheduled for the room to be cleaned the following day at noon, which was confirmed. - June 26 - Confirmed with the front desk in the morning that the room was to be cleaned at 12 noon - front desk confirmed. Our family went to Newport Beach and returned at 5pm to shower before dinner. THE ROOM HADN'T BEEN TOUCHED. When I called the front desk, the attendant said the cleaning people could come right then but not any later. I explained this wasn't possible as we were getting ready and had to be on time for our dinner reservation, but there was nothing they could do. So over the course of our 4-day stay, the trash wasn't emptied, 1 change of towels, bathrooms weren't cleaned, and no vacuum (sand from the beach on the floors). - June 27 - When I checked out, the person at the front desk didn't even ask how our stay was, which is typical protocol. So I didn't bother offering the feedback; instead, I'm leaving it here. We won't be staying here again.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from GuestRelations Manager, Guest Services / Front Office at The Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa
Responded Jun 30, 2022
Dear jimsH8437FM We greatly appreciate your feedback and for providing an opportunity to make improvements. Please be assured that our entire staff is continuously working very hard on improving the service and product we extend to our guests. Please accept my sincere apologies for being unable to meet your expectations. Feedback is extremely important to any organization; particularly when the service has been less than exemplary and we greatly appreciate you sharing your experience. If your travel brings you back to The Westin South Coast Plaza, please forward me your confirmation so I may personally prepare for your arrival. I will ensure that your stay will be a renewing one where you enjoy the true Westin Experience.
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CleoandMaxx wrote a review Jun 2022
Palm Desert, California25 contributions46 helpful votes
Fromm the moment you park your car and enter the hotel the staff is friendly and eager to please. The rooms are well appointed and very comfortable. The bar and restaurant are inviting. The location cannot be beat. Close to dining, shopping and the theater. Segerstrom is a world class entertainment venue.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Todd S wrote a review May 2022
Austin, Texas4 contributions
Worst hotel property I have stayed in and I’m a business traveler. The property is super dated and beds are old with dips in the middle. I returned to my room the next evening to find it was not cleaned. I was told by the front desk that you need to request your room to be cleaned and it was on the welcome letter which I didn’t have but remember seeing at the front desk. It was one page worth of information and must have been somewhere in there. Who has time to read that when traveling for business. I asked for a refresh of towels and my breakfast tray to be taken away. It was late. 40 minutes later someone shows up and I put dnd on door as they took too long and the knocked continually. They finally gave up and left but so much for sleeping.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from GuestRelations Manager, Guest Services / Front Office at The Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa
Responded May 29, 2022
Dear 483todds, We greatly appreciate your feedback and for providing an opportunity to make improvements. Please be assured that our entire staff is continuously working very hard on improving the service and product we extend to our guests. Please accept my sincere apologies for being unable to meet your expectations. Feedback is extremely important to any organization; particularly when the service has been less than exemplary and we greatly appreciate you sharing your experience. If your travel brings you back to The Westin South Coast Plaza, please forward me your confirmation so I may personally prepare for your arrival. I will ensure that your stay will be a renewing one where you enjoy the true Westin Experience.
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Shuang Y wrote a review May 2022
Cupertino, California1 contribution1 helpful vote
!!! As a Marriott Titanium and Lifetime Platinum member, this is the only negative review I wrote for Marriott hotels!!! Be warned, this hotel is run by dishonest and greedy thieves. I booked one night at this hotel, had to cancel so I called the front desk, was told they'd cancel for me with no charge, and I received a confirmation email which clearly stated there'd be no charge. However, they ended up charging me for $360 and refused to have it fixed. Based on my status with Marriott, my cancelation was eligible for waiver of cancelation fee, so if I did not work with them to cancel it but instead if I had canceled it through Marriott, I would be waived the charge automatically. In any of the cases, if they handled the cancelation properly or just let me cancel through Marriott, I would not have been charged. Even in this situation, they declined to fix their mistake and have the charge refunded. Ridiculous!!!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Matthew Fitu, Guest Services / Front Office at The Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa
Responded May 20, 2022
Dear 81shuangy, We greatly appreciate your feedback and for providing an opportunity to make improvements. Please be assured that our entire staff is continuously working very hard on improving the service and product we extend to our guests. Please accept my sincere apologies for being unable to meet your request. We adhere strictly to our cancellation policy and apply this policy the same for all guests. Feedback is extremely important to any organization; particularly when the service has been less than exemplary and we greatly appreciate you sharing your experience. If your travel brings you back to The Westin South Coast Plaza, please forward me your confirmation so I may personally prepare for your arrival. I will ensure that your stay will be a renewing one where you enjoy the true Westin Experience.
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Ashley R wrote a review May 2022
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I stayed here over the weekend and loved EVERYTHING. The valet when you arrive, the lobby was very nice, the fact they give you water waiting in line to check in was above and beyond the norm today. Everyone was friendly, helpful, and professional. The property is well kept and I felt like I was staying at a 5 star resort. I will be staying here anytime I'm in the area!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Try to stay above floor 7 facing the ocean! So pretty.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa
Which popular attractions are close to The Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa?
Nearby attractions include South Coast Plaza (0.3 miles), Segerstrom Center for the Arts (0.1 miles), and California Scenario (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa?
Yes, paid public parking on-site and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Capital Grille, Seasons 52, and Din Tai Fung.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Kellogg House (2.6 miles).