Promised the review so here it is:
Westin pros: friendly service, excellent food and drinks, very comfortable beds,plenty of sunbeds by the pool, free beach chairs by the ocean, walking distance to beach place, Starbucks onsite,excellent ocean view, nice rooms
cons: no balcony for the room:( smaller pool, slower service at restaurant but still great food, ran out of covers for the chairs by the pool(however they do give you extra towels for free)
The W pros: beautiful pool area, great food, friendly service, great bliss bath products, balcony, very chic hotel, comfortable beds
cons: very expensive for everything, charge for chairs at the beach, limited ocean view with a spectacular room (in their defense you could upgrade)
While both hotels were very clean and beautiful I missed getting up and sitting on the balcony with my morning coffee at the westin. But on the up side we saved $600 by staying there!! So its a personal choice and they are both great hotels..