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Title: Tell me about the Westin....go!
Post by: Hyperplexia on April 09, 2018, 02:46:36 PM
So we scored a Westin Room in the latest release and are currently trying to plan accordingly. Any information about the layout (other than the standard 270' per the website) and any tips and tricks to make the most of our first host hotel experience....Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Tell me about the Westin....go!
Post by: Charismaryllis on April 10, 2018, 06:45:42 AM
Tiny bathroom; one of those showers with a hose and sprayer. I found the sprayer had better water pressure than the actual shower head.  Room is pie shaped, cel service best by the windows. You won t hear anything in the rooms on either side of you but you will hear *everything* in your elevator lobby.  The elevators are impossible, and they don t let you use the fire stairs like the other hotels, so you will be spending a long damn time waiting for a ride, and may even get stranded on some floors.

Some people love the place, but i wouldn t stay there again unless it were free, and not even then for dragoncon.

But do take the opportunity to go up to the sundial, since you can do it for free; nice view. (Dunno about the food/drink, since i was studiously ignored at the bar for 20 mins until i grabbed a waitron who airily told me i couldn t have a cup of coffee, so said Screw it and left.) (other patrons were being ignored as well.  Don t go to the bar.)
Title: Re: Tell me about the Westin....go!
Post by: k8ekol on April 10, 2018, 11:59:03 AM
Doesn't Westin have the 'super secret' access walkways to the Vendor hall? I feel like I've cut through there by accident in prior years.
Title: Re: Tell me about the Westin....go!
Post by: Charismaryllis on April 10, 2018, 12:19:07 PM
yes, there's a walkway straight to the building across the street which has walkways to the mart; i've only tried to get across that way a couple times, and each time we were sent down to the ground floor and out onto the street to go in the main entrance with everyone else.  so i don't know if they're going to let ppl use the cut through.
Title: Re: Tell me about the Westin....go!
Post by: ETM Zhar on April 25, 2018, 10:36:09 AM
In my DCon experience, I've stayed at the Hilton, Hyatt and Marriott Marquis. Everyone
has to wait for the elevator a little longer especially on Saturday. That's when the craziness
begins! I LOVE it!
Title: Re: Tell me about the Westin....go!
Post by: DiscoLemonade on May 18, 2018, 06:44:28 PM
Sundial is a shitshow, even on a regular event-free Saturday night in Atlanta. Elevators are a wait, as they are everywhere during con, but it is a little easier if you are able to walk up to the highest "public" floor and get on the elevator there. The guest floors require your key card so if you plan on having friends meet you in your room, be prepared to have to meet them and then ride the elevator together. Perks of the Westin is that it's not crazy loud or filled with insane party-people in the wee hours.
Title: Re: Tell me about the Westin....go!
Post by: Canuckianchick on July 18, 2018, 03:04:06 PM
I liked the Westin, I stayed there a few years ago.  Like others had mentioned, the only issue I had was the elevator.  You have long wait for those babies to come to you!  Mind you it is like that for most of the main hotels.
Title: Re: Tell me about the Westin....go!
Post by: noitsnotrandal on July 18, 2018, 03:36:02 PM
Their saline pool is nice.....
Title: Re: Tell me about the Westin....go!
Post by: Confused Mortal on July 19, 2018, 10:00:43 AM
Westin has a secret passage to AmericasMart. 
Find it. Use it, and you won't have to wait in the street lines.