Four Points by Sheraton Dubai (Downtown) Review

Posted on November 26, 2014 by in Starwood Hotels

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Starwood has a staggering 19 hotels open (or about to open) in the Dubai area! There are 3 existing Four Points and another coming in 2016 in the nearby Sharjah.

So far you can find the Four Points here:

– Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
– Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Dubai
– Four Points by Sheraton Sharjah – Opening March, 2016
– Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai

I chose the Four Points by Sheraton in Downtown Dubai solely on price and reviews. Nightly rates were just about $100, which in the winter (the main season) is good value for Dubai's hot hotel (and real-estate) market.

During check-in, I chose the breakfast as my Platinum Amenity (no complimentary continental breakfast at Four Points?!) and asked about a suite upgrade. Only the second night of my stay had an available suite. I skipped the upgrade, though, and did not switch rooms the second night.

The hotel is rather new but the outside and the lobby do not impress. The bedrooms, however, are impressive – my room was large, with a sofa and table area. It would resemble a 'Junior Suite' in many American hotels.

There is also a small kitchenette and a modern bathroom with a shower that actually had strong shower pressure. The beds were a tad small (no king size bed for me) and a bit too soft.

The WiFi was fast and worked throughout the guest rooms and the lobby/bar and restaurant area.

The hotel is about 20 minutes walk from a subway station (easy in winter but an eternity in summer). All the taxi drivers knew where it was, after I explained which Four Points I was after.

The hotel seemed busy with many package and bus tours who had chosen that hotel. It wasn't unusual to see 50 people waiting for the bus in the small lobby.

Thankfully. there is a separate breakfast area for Platinum members. It is beautifully decorated and much quieter than the normal breakfast buffet, which was really crowded at 10AM.

The staff were very friendly throughout my stay, though some staff members seemed rather lost on my questions; they made up for it by getting help quickly.

The hotel is a good choice in 'old' Dubai – keep in mind that the new Downtown area (with the Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa) is about 20 minutes drive away.

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3.5 / 5 stars