Best Western Hotels
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I really wish that zero stars was an option here... The hotel staff at Best Western San Diego thoughtlessly left the bathmat rolled up and on the back of the toilet, my feet went instantly out from under me when I stepped in the shower. The only thing that stopped me from getting a concussion is my elbow which (1 week later) I STILL can't put any weight on. THE MANAGER SAID THAT SINCE MY ARM ISN'T OBVIOUSLY BROKEN THAT I AM "OK" and he offered no apology and no assurances that he wasn't going to continue to try and kill his customers via concussion. Suffice it to say I am pissed and will not be staying at Best Western ever again. Please check that your tubs have traction before you or your loved ones injure yourselves due to BEST WESTERN'S NEGLIGENCE AND MISMANAGEMENT.
Best Western at Linthicom, Maryland - I stayed at this hotel for five days from September 16 to the 21st, and it is one of the worst places I have stayed. The biggest problem there is the staff. There was one exceptional worker in the food services, Charlene, but other than that the workers there from the front desk to housekeeping were sub-standard. My room went untouched for a solid day. One of the other days only the beds were made and nothing else was cleaned. The trash was not emptied and no towels were replaced. When calling for towels, no one would bring them up and I had to go get them myself. I requested the sheets to be changed after the third day when the room was not touched. I was told it would be done. I marked the sheets and upon checking, the sheets were not changed. I would not recommend this place to anyone.
Best Western at Salem, Oregon - Terrible, bedbugs, noisy, they didn't care that they were infested. Wouldn't even talk with us about a refund. We had to leave and go stay at another motel. The desk attendant was rude and distracted by his friends.
The management of this hotel, Airport Berlin, is completely and totally unprofessional and unhelpful. They indicate that they do not care that a customer is dissatisfied. NEVER SCHEDULE A CONFERENCE AT THIS LOCATION, BUYER BEWARE!!!
We stay here a couple times a year. Always a great experience. Large parking lot if you have a car trailer. Great continental breakfast. Clean rooms and property.
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I booked 2 rooms at the Best Western and cancelled them. Later I was charged for the rooms and when I questioned it I was told the rooms were unable to be cancelled as they were prepaid. HOWEVER they did not tell me the rooms were unable to be cancelled so I thought I cancelled them. So I was hit with the surprise charge of over $200. I called Customer Care and they were defensive and non-cooperative and didn't really care. The manager at the hotel was rude and dismissive. I understand there can be misunderstandings. But I do not understand or appreciate the lack of customer service and dismissive attitudes. I would not suggest staying at a Best Western and especially not the Best Western OC Airport.
Friendly staff, free breakfast until 10 am and ok if you show up at 10 am at the attached Champs restaurant. Large indoor courtyard with pool and amenities. Game room, nice setup overall and lounge area with plenty of room.
36hrs after making a reservation with the toll free number, I called the direct line for the Murphy NC Best Western. I wanted to come a day sooner due to evacuations in Florida and was told by the manager that they were out of dog friendly rooms. I told her that I was told by the reservationist that he checked with Murphy and was assured the reservation could be made. She informed me that I was lucky that I had not shown up at her hotel because I would have been turned away. I told her that I was evacuating with my 2 schnauzers and 2 granddaughters and had no place to go. She asked, “You don't want this reservation” and I said not if my dogs can't come. She told me, “Good luck with that.” Never use this company if you love your pets. Luckily we found a Residence Inn by Marriott in Shreveport LA which has been great.? to Western, there is nothing Best about them.
I've been staying here for over 5 years, yet today when I checked in and begun to check the room I was truly disgusted. The sheets were dirty, the room furniture was dusty, curtains had stains on them and the carpet had stains and smelled like feet. In addition after complaining to the front desk they offered to downsize me to a smaller room as the other Queen suites were sold out. I will not only never recommend this hotel again but I will never stay here again no matter what.
Horrible place to stay!!! Rooms smell like mold! Some kind of bed bugs. After seeing all this after 20 mins of being there. We demanded our money back to leave and the front counter denied us and said we will not get our money returned. Never stay there. I will dedicate everything I have to make sure every social media is aware of you and your staff! Mark my words. All you had to do is refund my money! But no you wouldn't.
I am currently staying at Best Western Inn or better put, DISASTER WESTERN INN!! located at Niagara Falls New York. Today Tuesday 22, 2017 around 11:00 PM, I went with my family for some coffee and the person in the front desk was very RUDE. Her name is FIO (or something like that). She is an old lady and (if I am correct) manager of the cafeteria. I asked her for some regular sugar and she told me with an attitude, screaming that she didn't have any sugar. We also brought some bread and turned on the toast oven and she came by angrily to tell us that we can't use it (in front of everyone). We said we were very sorry and she still behaved in an undignified manner. I told her that I will report her and she said she didn't care because to her, we were "greedy".
This was an insult to us because the only thing we were eating from the hotel at the time was jelly and butter that was made available to us in the first place. Plus, there was another family who were there with us and they said that they will be reporting her as well. Regardless, she insisted that she didn't care. I strongly believe that this person lacks proper manners to speak with customers, and that you should have a meeting or a serious conversation with this woman. Her behavior is completely UNACCEPTABLE and RACIST. Thank you for all you can do and I would like a follow in this case.
I stayed at the Lincoln Best Western Hotel over the weekend and it was terrible. Residents next door to me smoked ** all night and a dog barked at night and the beds wasn't clean well and the worst part about my stay was the towels were filthy. I got some more towels from the front desk and they were dirtier than the ones in the room. I don't think I will be back at this hotel.
Stayed at a Best Western in Paris. Fell out of the bath tub because there was no non-slip mat or non-slip surface in the tub. Strained my back (with which I already have issues), acquired extensive bruising on back of legs, thighs and arms, and was in considerable pain. Not only complained to the hotel manager but also contacted several entities in Paris and Best Western in the U.S, including the legal department. I was given the brush-off by everyone. Here's the bottom line that you should know: Best Western does not own or operate any Best Western branded hotel; each hotel is independently owned and operated. So, good luck if you should fall or have any other serious injury or issues.
There was no one at the desk when we arrived. They were not there for a good 15 minutes at least. My husband had to call out hello and open up the office door. At this point a rude woman on Her cell phone comes out and gets mad. At check out I had to wait for service about 10 minutes. They later charged us for smoking in the room although neither one of us smoke and we had a 3 yr old and ten month old with us and they said we left ashes everywhere. Complete lie and I happen to think the first rude woman had something to do with it.
I made a reservation using an offer code for $34.99. When I arrived at the Boomtown Casino Reno NV I was presented with the sign in bill which had the room billed at $80.99. I advised the clerk that the price was wrong and I showed the offer code. The clerk advised it would show the correct amount at check out. At check out the bill still showed 80.99. The clerk fumbled to try to change it for approximately 15 minutes. I complained to the manager and he said sorry and did nothing else. When I got home I called customer service at Best Western. The customer service rep who I spoke to sounded disinterested and did not take the complaint as described and passed on to the hotel that the complaint was just the bill was wrong.
The manager I spoke to at the hotel who was supposed to fix the issue was short and again did nothing to fix the problem. 10 days later I still have two bills on my card. One for the correct amount and another for $103. I again called customer service at best western and again get a customer service who not only would not listen to my complaint but would not connect me to a manager until I demanded she do so. Customer service at the hotel and at best western is the worst. Do not give Boomtown your credit card!
Just wanted to save everyone else the hassle. Checked in & rooms seemed clean. Later that night we found out it was infested with BED BUGS!!! Reported it to management, who handled it poorly & seemed unconcerned. Didn't care about where we were going to stay at such a late hour. Nonchalantly mentioned that they spray so are obviously aware of the problem. Ended up having to stay in a hotel above our means, costing us extra $, our peace of mind and our bed pillows.
On 07/16/17 I checked into the Best Western in Richfield, Utah at 3:17pm. I was impressed with how nice and clean the room was. Much later I retired to bed. Later in the night I was awakened by the guest across the hallway. They were in the hallway yelling at each other. Nothing was done about the disturbance caused by these people, waking me from a sound sleep. Finally these people went back into their room and did not come back out until the next morning. At 0545 am. I was awakened again by these same people in the hallway outside my room yelling at each other. By then I am upset and mad over this. Again nothing was done to quiet these people down. I suspect the reason nothing was done by the desk clerks was because the clerks and the guest are of the same nationality. I'm guessing they are all from Pakistan or a country like that.
When I attempted to complain to the desk clerk demanding to know why he couldn't control his guest he could tell I wasn't happy. That is when he decided he doesn't understand English or could he speak it. That is when things really went down the tubes. When someone does that, that infuriates me. It's nothing but a cheap way not to handle the complaint made by me. I lost it and began telling what I thought about him.
As I was walking away, a man of the same nationality asked the clerk what was the problem. That was when the clerk decided he could speak English telling the person that was cleaning the rooms that the problem is "that old man." The clerk then began yelling at me to check out and get out now. I did so after a few choice words from me. This could have been avoided if those clerks would have handled the problems from the night before and that morning. Just to add, shame on you people for hiring persons from out of the United States. They are nothing but a problem, NEVER AGAIN.
I've stayed at the Best Western Inn & Suites in Tavares, Florida, numerous times over the past 13 years. Each time I've stayed over the past three years, there have been negative issues during my stay. At each visit, I have been told they are going to "upgrade" the facility. As of July 2017, they have done nothing noticeable to improve several negatives. The mattresses HAVE to be the originals installed around 2004, and are no longer comfortable. During my recent visit in July 2017, as well, I found the first floor elevator button not working.
The ONLY person on staff when I arrived for check in, had to go around through the hotel maintenance room, enter the elevator from the backdoor, and open the front elevator door to let several other guests in, as well. This had to be repeated over and over again, between the single employee enrolling several new guests at the front desk. Two days later, the first floor elevator button was STILL not working, and we were promised the elevator company would be here to fix it the next morning. It was never fixed during my week stay. In short, this hotel is no longer recommended by me, nor is it on my list of reliable, comfortable, and sanitary places to visit. Regretfully, I give this hotel a low rating.
I am a Diamond Select member and for the past 3 years I have stayed at a Best Western hotel in Athens, Texas for business, an average of 6 times each month (average of 72 nights a year) and have given that hotel (a town of only 12,000 people) high ratings for their customer service, cleanliness, internet, breakfast, etc. Plus their cost per night is usually < $100.00 per night. I have never had any major issues with the Best Western in Athens, Texas. The small issues were always quickly corrected in a professional manner. Everyone is always very professional.
However my experience was different at the Best Western in Pensacola, Florida where I stayed for 3 nights for a family reunion trip during Blue Angel weekend. The average cost per night was ($150-$210) per night which I was told was due to it being Blue Angel weekend. Based on my years of experience at the Best Western in Athens, Texas I was expecting for the Best Western in Pensacola, Florida to be at least as nice as the one in Athens especially considering the cost per night was 2x the amount. I was wrong.
These are my complaints: (1) Pulled back the sleeper sofa and it had wet urine on the plastic part of the mattress (2) The AC sounded made a loud noise each time that it turned off like it was about to blow up. No wall thermostat. (3) Different directions for connecting to the internet for my laptop, Apple products, etc. Never had to do this at any other Best Westerns in Texas, Louisiana, California, etc. They may need to consider getting rid of that Cox internet and going to something like Spectrum. (4) The lobby area was cluttered. Did not look professional to me. (5) The doors on the closet was jammed even though the maintenance man was nice about unjamming it. The only professional thing about this hotel was the breakfast lady who was there Thursday and Friday morning.
Maybe the hotel management in Pensacola needs to come to Athens, Texas to see how they are able to run a very professional always clean hotel in a small country town for half the price of a Best Western in a beach town. Also, they are going to raise the price for Blue Angel weekend, they need to make sure that they have enough people to clean the rooms properly.
We live in a very popular and pretty beach resort, very close to the beach (Myrtle Beach S.C.). My husband and I drove the 2 hour drive to Wilmington N.C. for he wanted to see the Battle Ship there. We found and stayed at a hotel in Leeland N.C. (Best Western Plus). From being there the very first stay, we loved it. The rooms were cleaner than most rooms in Myrtle Beach (I was a housekeeper at quite a few hotels over a 20 year period). The front desk clerks (Mandy, being our favorite) were awesome. The girls went way and beyond taking care of our every need. We didn't know about the reward points until recently, and we've been regular guests for about 3 years. We signed up for the reward points, for we know prices really rise during the summer.
We stayed there for our honeymoon last summer (July 1st). It was wonderful. We decide to go back, after several stays, for our 1st wedding anniversary for 3 nights. My husband used up all his vacation leave (paid days off) when I had surgery 3 weeks ago. We couldn't do a lot during our anniversary because I was still in pain and weak. But just being at the hotel (being clean), staying always in the same room; 107, having the little bar within feet, an exercise room very close, coffee anytime, and waking up to a very nice w/o.en attending a good breakfast (included in stay at room), although they should add a little more variety as most hotels here do.
When we made reservations, unfortunately Mandy no longer worked the front desk. A lady gave us our AARP, plus what my husband brought to my attention a few days prior... that being an e-mail for a free night or $50 off at Best Western. The timing couldn't have been better. She also started to give me a price and adding our e-mail discount to it. But she stopped and mentioned something about a black ---- period where the rates go up. But she followed by "don't worry”, as she was mumbling something about the dates, don't worry, this doesn't apply to you. Yea, fantastic, let’s pack.
Little did we know, we were lied to, ignored, humiliated. And I just had surgery, plus this is where we choose to relax and celebrate our anniversary, not getting stressed out, as I did. Plain and simple, those people at the front don't care if we ever return. They only care about "The Almighty Dollar". They need to retrain the asst. manager on how to treat guests (that's what her name tag said). When we received our receipt (slid under our door)??? I was shocked! The price that was given over the phone (before we used our gasoline to drive 2 hours, losing w days of my husband’s pay), was about $100.00 more! When I asked the asst. manager??? Why... she looked at me as if I didn't make any sense, in her robotic answer and concern.
I explained to her what the front desk lady said and quoted us. She continued to say she was wrong. The point is, we may have made a different choice of locations for our special day, if we'd have know. We went by the given price before we left!!! She should have honored that price, but didn't. Instead she wanted me to get hold of the e-mail and get a number for her... blah blah blah… for Christ’s sakes; we're on vacation, not to do her job and their mistake. Stress is not good for recuperating after surgery! It was like talking to a wall.
Years of working in hospitality industry, I did learn a few things and one was not to argue with the customer. So now we go home and check our mail and bank acct. Best Western took out the first given price before we left to come here. This was on June 21st. Then Best Western took out the price change when were go and when we arrive, being $550.00. Not only is it proof that we were given a lower rate when calling, but you charged us twice, which is illegal. Our once beautiful place will be no longer. There needs to be a change, and by reading these horrible reviews, not only could you lose us, but guests and word of mouth and not honoring what is right, can wipe the reputation of your hotel right off the map! I'm doing a dispute with my bank this morning, not with the second price given, but the higher! I'm writing the Corporate Office and keep going!!!
On 24 & 25 June we stayed at the Rayne LA Best Western Hotel. While checking in the desk clerk, Blake **, notice my mother was in a wheel chair and arranged to change our reserved rooms so that we were able to have connecting rooms, one of which was for a handicapped person. We would like to give our highest commendation to this employee for his quick and helpful customer service, making this stay a pleasure.
My husband and I checked into the Maple City in Hormel for three nights in order to attend a class reunion at Alfred University. Except for the rug being consistently wet around the air conditioner, everything went well until we arrived home in Queens when I discovered that a pair of diamond earrings that I had packed was removed from the top compartment of my luggage. That morning, before we left the hotel room we went over with diligence what we had packed. We left the room at 6:00 am to have some breakfast. Then we loaded the car for our trip home. The both of us had been out of the room for 10 -15 minutes. Unfortunately, any pleasant memories of the hotel were overtaken with anger over the theft of the earrings.
We arrived to Best Western Hotel. As we are checking in told us we had to pay them another 110.00 for transportation to Disney Parks. I even asked them before we booked and they said it was complimentary. They were rude when we questioned it and our stay was terrible and expensive.
We checked into Best Western in Waynesville, NC on May 31,2017 around 10:00 pm. We were given the keys to room #236 in the back of their building that was wooded and secluded. My husband was getting our luggage out of the truck and I put the key into the door. The green light came on and the door opened, however the latch on the door was closed and I thought that it had gotten stuck somehow. I continued to try to get into the room with the key I had been given when suddenly a young girl with a small child came to the door and asked me what I was doing? I could not believe that I had just tried to break into this young lady's room and I was terrified when I realized what could have happened in that situation. That night could have ended very badly!! I cannot believe this could happen. I will NEVER be at a Best Western Again.
NO refund when refund promised five months ago. I took out a swim club membership the end of January at the North Mankato motel. Immediately developed distressing itch from the liquid chlorine (stronger than the dry chlorine salt used in high school and other pools), doctor said to forego the pool totally. I presented my dilemma to manager Charles **, he said corporate would be consulted, called me back two weeks later, and assured me the $209 fee would be credited to my VISA. Nothing. Letters, copies of letters, phone calls not returned, stopping by the motel and ** not there or in a meeting, letter to the corporate headquarters with copies of my correspondence with **, copy of original VISA billing. Nothing. Rude, inconsiderate, and unprofessional behavior from **.
We just stayed at a Best Western Plus Hotel in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania for 3 nights, my husband, me and our Cockapoo doggy. Every person that works here is awesome! The front desk, maintenance, housekeeping, etc. I will recommend this particular hotel again and again. Very clean, which is number 1 priority for us staying in hotels. Breakfast is excellent, and variety of continental breakfast, hot, fresh. Yummy. We have stayed in 4 different hotels in this area over the past 4 weeks due to a problem with house settlement. I wish we would have reserved here first. Can't say enough good things about it. Made our stay so comfortable. Thank You!
Terms & Conditions written Not Applicable for Weekend, public holidays, eve of public holidays & school holiday, but when we do reservation on Friday, they told us that Eve of Weekend also cannot use, this is absurd! I must saying that this company cheating consumer!
Immensely accommodating & immediately put together. Best rate for my stay. WOW! Mrs. ** sweet, awesome, great energy & professional. Mrs. ** went beyond treating me well. 1450 Airpointe Dr OH 43219
After exclusively using Best Westerns for six to seven years and never using the points earned we contacted their rewards customer services. We had very few points in our account. We went over our account and they did not have any records of most of our stays. We were told that we have to keep our records and monitor our points ourselves and if they do not show up in six months on our account they are just lost. We find it very strange that so many of our stays with Best Westerns and using our rewards card has never been in their records at all.
We never imagined they would take advantage of us like this. We do not stay with them any more. We should have never put our trust in using their rewards system and thinking they keep track like we were told they do. Our stays were never for business, so we never kept most of our receipts more than a couple months to keep bank records up to date. Never thought rewards points earned would ever be an issue. I can imagine this might happen very often and many people could be victimized and not even know it.
I just stayed at this hotel and one of the reasons I chose it was because they advertised a hot breakfast. They limit breakfast to one hot plate. I didn't know this until I asked if we are allowed seconds. Instead of the cook saying, "No sorry, we don't allow seconds", he gave me attitude and loudly said "Oh so you want two breakfasts," in front of everyone in the dining room. At first I didn't know what he meant, since I was not told hot breakfast was limited to one plate per person. I asked the front desk and they confirmed it's only one hot plate per person.
Please let customers know at registration that you are only allowed one hot breakfast plate per person. You may also want to put a sign in the dining room. Or better yet, don't offer hot breakfast if you are going to limit it, and then not like to tell people. I have stayed at cheaper hotels with hot breakfast buffet style, not limited. I travel a lot and write for two travel blogs and will not be recommending this hotel for this reason.
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Best Western was founded in 1946, and by 1963 the member hotels comprised the largest motel chain in America with 699 hotels. The company’s headquarters are in Phoenix, and there are over 4,000 hotels associated with the company worldwide.
- Rewards program: Travelers can sign up for the free Best Western Rewards program and earn points towards free stays. There are five status levels for rewards members, but Best Western makes it easy for travelers to achieve an elite status. Though the Status Match… No Catch program, this chain will match travelers’ elite status in any competitor’s loyalty program.
- Special discounts: Members of AAA, CAA and AARP receive a discount when they book a room through the Best Western website and provide their membership information. Best Western Rewards members can get these discounts in addition to their rewards discount. Best Western has been named the AAA/CAA Partner of the Year every year since 2008.
- Team travel: Best Western’s Home Team Advantage program offers discounted group rates when traveling athletic teams book four or more rooms. The individual making the reservations can receive this discount by simply clicking Home Team Advantage when making the reservation on the Best Western website.
- Charitable activities: Best Western For A Better World is the company’s charitable program, which focuses on education, poverty and disaster relief. The education program offers scholarships to students studying for careers in the hospitality industry, and the poverty relief program partners with Kiva and World Vision to offer microfinancing to entrepreneurs in developing nations.
- Website: Travelers can easily book a room on the Best Western website, which has received gold in the Best of the Web Awards from Dynatrace every year since 2011. On the website, guests can quickly see room rates, special offers, hotel amenities and even whether or not a particular hotel is designated as environmentally friendly under national or local standards.
- Best for: Best Western offers deals to retirees, frequent travelers and large groups. Individual properties have different amenities, so the best way to see if the brand meets your need is by visiting the website.
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