The Westin Bellevue
What We Love
- Westin’s signature Heavenly Beds and spa-like Heavenly Baths
- A program that lets guests rent New Balance running shoes and workout clothes
- Regional wines and savory bites at the Cypress Lounge & Wine Bar
What To Know
- WiFi is $12.95 for 24 hours
- Parking is a bit pricey ($25 per night for self-parking; $29 for valet)
- Pets up to 25 pounds are allowed
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Catering to the tech-industry business travelers who visit Bellevue, the Westin aims to be an antidote high stress. Rooms have a soothing white-on-beige color palette, free Starbucks coffee and Tazo teas, abundant natural light, and spa-like bathrooms. Those who prefer to sweat out their stress can hit the 24-hour gym, which has terrific views, top-line equipment, and a lap pool. By morning, the Cypress Lounge & Wine Bar serves a breakfast buffet; at night, it helps guests wind down with regional wines, craft beers, and small plates.
In the Area
The Bellevue Arts Museum, a short distance away, spotlights contemporary art, craft and design. Further afield, the Bellevue Farmers Market offers locally grown fruits, vegetables, and flowers, and the nearby Woodinville wine region includes more than 90 wineries and was recently named one of America’s 50 most amazing wine experiences by Food & Wine magazine. Visual pleasures abound at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, about a 20-minute walk from the hotel, covers more than 53 acres.
How to Get There
The hotel really caters to travelers. My favorite touches were the new Peloton bikes and gym clothes rental, the large rooms and well thought out menus.
The big focus on being healthy was such a nice change of pace. If only all hotels on the road were like this!
The Westin in Bellevue is in a great location in Lincoln Square. Ample parking and right across the street from Bellevue Square. There are tons on places to eat within very short walking distance. The Hotel looks modern and new and well taken care of. Checkin was very fast for us and front desk showed very good customer service. The elevators to the room is very close to hotel lobby. Our room was nice and very clean but a little smaller than I like for regular rooms. Room service is very attentive and with all the New Year’s Eve people there our food was delivered in less than 30 minutes. We saw lots of families so it’s very family friendly. Uber can pickup and drop off in front of hotel and lots of options within downtown Bellevue to eat, drink and leisure, Bowling alley, movie theatre, Game Center all right there within walking distance. I recommend for breakfast to go eat outside of the hotel, I found their breakfast options to be limited and over priced. We spent less money on dinner than we did on basic breakfast.
Every year I come to stay for a weekend and I love staying there. The staff are professional and friendly and some even remember me! I don't travel much, but I look forward to my weekend away and my stay at Westin Bellevue.
The valet was unfriendly, which started off our visit with a sense of negativity. They couldn’t provide a bell hop or cart because they didn’t have enough on hand.
The location and atmosphere of the lobby are nice, but the rooms are old and rundown. The pool is a nice addition to the property, but i would give that up for a much nicer hotel next door (W Hotel).
Regarding the room, (I have pics of all this), the drawers were broken, toilet paper roll sprung out like it was a jack-in-the box, the TP was paper thin, only one robe yet it was a two queen room, chairs were ripped, tv was very outdated, and shower was less than stellar and the lamp was busted up. It literally felt like a motel 8. Very disappointed regarding this Westin property. It lowers my perception of the brand.
I stayed here one night on business in November 2018.
I was warmly welcomed; the valet was polite and the woman who checked me in did everything correctly: welcoming, efficient, recognized elite status with Marriott, etc.
My room was a 2-room suite. Per usual with Westin, the 'heavenly' bed was extremely comfortable. The room had a large desk and good lighting. The living room was narrow but contained a comfortable seating area. The bathroom was spacious and had very nice amenities.
The decor of the property was very in-keeping with the Westin brand: a little bland, perhaps, but functional and comfortable: neutral tones, clean lines, simple. Everything was clean and well-maintained.
A business center on the 2nd floor made it easy for me to print some documents for my meeting. Also, the hotel is attached by skyway to a shopping complex; within that complex there are multiple dining options, including a food court with way above-average options. A movie theater is also attached to the hotel. The hotel is also within walking distance to a huge mall and many other dining options on street level--it's a 'modern suburb,' so many of the options are upscale chains.
This hotel made it easy for a quick business trip. Would not hesitate to return. Good room, great service, convenient location that made it easy to get out of the room and explore.