I rented a handicap room at Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel Tempe for three nights. I arrived early on a Saturday and was happy to hear that Room 105 was available. I checked in and went to the room; which was on the first floor with the hall adjacent to the Lobby. The only accessibility issue I had with the room was the lack of a suitable shower chair for the roll-in shower. The staff failed on securing a suitable chair, even after the front desk manager promised to get one for the next morning. However, this was minor in comparison to what I discovered on the last day I stayed at this property.
I noticed that there was water intrusion from the baseboard and the wall opposite the roll-in shower. The wall was actually oozing water and the carpet was soaked to the point it was squishy. I immediately contacted the front desk and said they should send an engineer so I can show them what is happening. I waited for about 30 minutes and no one showed up. The front desk person, Melissa, notified me that the engineer would not be coming because they knew about the water and that they had parts on order. I was absolutely shocked. They had rented a room where there was obviously mold and dampness, which could jeopardize the health of an individual. I decided that I should take photos of what I had witnessed.
After sending said photos to Starwood Hotels and reporting what happened, the response I received is below. I am still appalled that Starwood and Marriott would not have stepped up to the plate with a better response. I have been a Rewards Member for over 25 years and this really turned me off to renting from them ever again.
Dear Ms. xxxxxx,
Thank you for contacting Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, LLC regarding your past stay in our property the Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel Tempe. Allow me to assist you.
We are always interested in hearing from our guests, but I am sorry it was this type of occurrence which prompted you to contact us. On behalf of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this situation may have caused you.
I have issued 2000 Starpoints to be credited to your account to cover the points part of one of the nights as an apology for the issues caused. I would ask you to allow us up to five working days to credit your profile.
All of your comments are being investigated to avoid any recurrences of similar incidents in the future.
The information above has also been documented in a customer service file. For your information, the file reference number is: xxxxxxxxx.
We appreciate your patronage of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, LLC. Should you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at 1-800-328-6242 quoting the above file number.
Associate, Starwood Preferred Guest
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, LLC
Great experience with Starwood Hotels. I love this hotel environment. I'll keep coming back for sure!
Been using Starewood Hotels / Sheraton Hotels for many years and I never had any issues! Keep it up!
I am SPG platinum member and this program is the best in industry for elite members. I also like their Best Rate Guarantee program. I will hope nothing changes with new Marriott management.
spg member. this is my favorite rewards hotel program. I'm just extremely disappointed that Marriott has bought the SPG , and Sheraton hotels. Sheraton out of all hotels I ever been to,makes me most valued as a guest. Sheraton has much greater customer service than Marriott. Marriott can't even come close. I probably will use this brand less once Marriott completely takes over as they are not as caring as Sheraton for ex. I'm so disappointed. Also the points are more generous with Sheraton as they are with Marriott. I'm a world traveler and participate with both of their hotel rewards program and I stayed at their hotels. The only reason I give 5 star right now, is because the transfer is not yet completed. I think they anticipate in October 2017....
Fantastic hotels with friendly, helpful, and excellent service. I have never had any issues staying in Starwood Hotels and trust me: I have stayed there a lot. Five stars ...but only because I can't give them six stars.
Recent 2.5 week vacation at the Westin Lagunamar Hotel and Spa. The place is beautiful and the service of Armando Diaz in the Duna Bar is a Star Performance.
We enjoyed the pleasure of William Bastarrachea wonderful service and friendly smile , welcoming us for lunch. Later on into the evening we had the same pleasant and excellent service from Armando. These two men made our vacation so memorable.
Hats off to all the servers in the DUNA bar. Especially William and Armando . We will return next year.
My wife travels a lot for work and tries to stay at Starwood properties as often as she can. They really take care of their customers. They upgrade you whenever possible and seem to go out of their way to make your stay as enjoyable as they can.
I do have some issues with Starwoods, but have found their Westin hotels to be very good to excellent, particularly in Europe. (I particularly liked the Westin Palace in Madrid.) The SPG program leaves much to be desired!
Starwood used to have one of the best genuine discounts for seniors.
It still owns all the best properties in Venice.
Of the hotel cards it is probably the most useful.
The only reason I do not give it a higher rating is that it has properties in Rio and Orlando that vary a lot in quality (are poorly supervised).
Starwood is supposedly about to be sold.....we all know what that can mean. Many will be watching and hopefully they will be able to maintain what we have come to expect at a Starwood property.
My family took a well deserved vacation at Westin resort and villas bout a week ago. We have visited there many times and are owners. Our vacation at Westin Palm desert was a little more enjoyable because of one of the hostess/ servers at the pool named Deserae G. It is my families favorite spot to vacation towards end of summer, but its hot and we spend most of our time at resort , at pool. We had the pleasure of Deserae being our server most of the time there. She was kind, had a great big smile, a great personality and was engaging with myself and my family, as well as with some friends who joined us there. She made our stay at Westin much more enjoyable . Now it was 110-116 degrees most of the time we were at poolside, but along with helping all the other owners and customers there who need assistance she was always available to us too. We always seem to have pretty good service when we visit Westin , but she was definitely a shinier star! Darryl H (owner Westin palm desert)
If you travel a lot and want to make sure you won't end up tired in some $#*!ty hotel, you should join starwood programm. You collect a lot of benefits and they reward you regullary. I'll keep coming back for sure! Never been disappointed with them!
great experience so far.the only downside is that the bonuspoints expire after a year(i was very sick so i didint trael) so they expired.
I LOVE Starwood, we travel a lot, and use this exclusively for our Delta points, as well. THe hotels are always PERFECT. Clean, 3-5 star. APPRECIATE!
great site for SPG booking , easy to navigates and good maps to show where the hotels are , compared to other similar sites like marriot.
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