My husband and I were invited to a wedding in Orlando. The bride recommended this and another hotel. We decided to wing it and bid online for a 4* in Orlando (its the only one) and got this hotel for a GREAT price.
The whole place is quite beautiful and well appointed. We liked the art, the lobby bar, the look and feel of a fancy artsy hotel. The room seemed clean, internet was fine.
There were a few things that we didn't like.
The first room they gave us was in the interior corner. It had one window in the far corner about 8 inches wide and 6 feet tall. I felt like we were in a coffin, it should not have been a room, more like a storage closet. We called down and told them that it would not do. They moved us right away to a better room.
Do not come here if you plan to lay in the sun and get some color. Their major flaw in designing the hotel is that they built the hotel to block the pool area from the sun. We were there in November, and there was some sun on the pool area until about 10am, and then it was shade all afternoon - very frustrating when you've come to see the sun. The pool area is just beautiful, white padded lounge chairs, a canopy with chandeliers, tons of towels - but no sun.
Also, the key card system in the elevator was a bit pedestrian. It seemed only to slow the system down, and its all the secure as all you have to do is wait for someone else to get in the elevator, and then you can press any button once they've entered their key card.
Valet was pricey - and not very informed. We took a cab one night, asked the valet to give the cabbie directions, and the valet's directions took us in the completely wrong direction, cost us 20 min and was super frustrating. Don't ask them for directions.
I know the hotel was about to leave the Westin family when we stayed there. Not sure how this transition will affect the overall hotel, but I think I would read a number of trip advisor reviews before I stayed there again.
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