Rated 2 out of 5 by Nora11 Website pictures are very deceiving
Very small rooms and suites.
25. Mai 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Angv Old W hotel NY
The photos on the website look nicer. The hotel needs to improve in all sense. We got a noisy room. The room was close to the cleaning staff and they were very noisy early in the mornings.
the rooms are very small. This hotel should be like the other one in Times Square. This one is too old and ugly.
8. Mai 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 hotel W lexington april 2013
especially disappointed in the front desk people and their service/ knowledge/ aggressive attitude (even for NY standards). doesnt meet the 4 star credits...
had to explain issues several times before they grasped it and then did nothing about it!
5. Mai 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Johno Staff too cool for "service"
Nice hotel, but every time I stay there is no recognition of my Platinum status, rarely an upgrade, but if I get an upgrade its because I ask several times. Front desk staff is far too cool to care about serving customers. Perhaps this hotel is so consistently full with tourists that they don't need to concern themselves with service.
26. April 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by SarahO I would not choose this hotel again.
The hotel hallways were dark and the room was dark, even with the blind open; there was an overall lack of lighting. There was no outlet near the large mirror in the room which was extremely inconvenient. The front mirror in the bathroom is placed so high that an ave. height woman can only see the top of her forehead; therefore, make-up & hair are extremely difficult. The cleaning team uses some kind of air fresh spray which smells horrible and I imagine would cause problems for some with allergies. The shower was very nice; the towels and bedding were nice. The bed was not uncomfortable but it was not one of the best hotel beds I have experienced. The mini bar was nicely stocked, yet pricey (to be expected). The phone charger was a great addition to the mini bar; however, the 1st charger I opened didn't work at all & the 2nd one only charged my phone a small amount after an entire night causing me to go without a phone in the City for an evening (not a good feeling). The next day I found an AT&T store & purchased a charger. Management kindly removed both of those charges. Management sent maintenance right away to repair my blind upon arrival, as it wouldn't rise. Management sent a roll away bed promptly and extended our checkout time which was helpful. Management was efficient, but the lack of light & mirror placement are a deal breakers for someone who is serious about hair and make-up; it makes for a nearly impossible situation for 2 women to get ready in this room at the same time. The spa was great and the massage was the best I have ever experienced (and I have been to many wonderful spas.) One morning at appox. 2am there were loud obnoxious guests in the hallway & you can hear every word (I realize this is not controllable). It is a great location, but not worth the price considering the deficiencies when there are more attractive options available.
25. April 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by mmcc22 value for money
Of course Manhatten is an expensive location. But you still expect value for money. My room was so small, I thought the booking was wrong. W upgraded me after I complained so that I could swing the cat.....but not in the bathroom. Ridiculous small bedrooms...and that was the "wonderful". Will not stay again.
17. April 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by NYtraveler For the price, I expect more
I'm a big W fan. However, this location doesn't meet my expectations. Air conditioner unit is extremely loud. Even on auto, it pretty much runs all night long. Requested a new room, which I got, but the second room had the same AC unit that's just as loud. The room key readers in the elevators are a pain. They don't read most times so you'll be sitting there along with a whole elevator of guests trying to get to your floor(s). The wifi speed is a joke. I'm a SPG platinum member so I get wifi for free. If I was to pay for that, I would demand a refund. Half the TV channels probably run off the same network because most were pixelated and weren't watchable. Skip this property and go elsewhere.
11. April 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Laura311 Ok Experience
I travel frequently for business and pleasure. I was not very impressed with this W location. The battery in the AC unit was broken prior to arrival. We are able to get this resolved after 2 phone calls to the front desk. Upon check in, I was not greeted in a friendly manner. Due to the music/noice in the background, I had to shout my responses at the receptionist, and she exhibited frustration at my inability to hear her replies. The concierge provided quality dining recommendations and directions. However, I was not pleased with my overall expeience.
4. April 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by jg2013 Frustrating
despite the hip pretensions, this hotel must be 90%+ business travelers. my room had no desk...of any kind. i have stayed in some very small rooms, smaller than this one. there is always at least something to put a computer on. Also, no bottle opener for anything in the mini bar. little things matter when your flight is 2 hours delayed on a monday at the start of a road trip.
3. April 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Orely Menu card and hair dryer not there
Hôtel staff should look twice if everything that needs to be available in the room actually is!
27. März 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by DallastoNYC21 Room not clean
When I pulled back the conforter, I found a blood stained sheet. Because I checked in late, I slept on top of the comforter. The next day, my room was not cleaned once during the entire day so I had one towel left and bed sheets that were not clean. This was by far my worst experience at a W Hotel.
20. März 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Ojako All around disappointment
I'm hugely loyal to Starwood and stay at W's pretty often, but this property is an outlier (and not the good kind). Upon arriving, staff was friendly and I got an automatic upgrade for SPG plat. Great start. Upon getting to the room, though, there was an intermittent beeping- think Tell Tale Heart. Not what one wants arriving late after long travel. Engineer comes up, says its a glitch in a new motion sensor they put it to shutoff the thermostat when you're not in the room (couldn't answer what the point of having it beep at all was), and said the manager would be by in 5 minutes to drop off keys to a new room. After 30 minutes, no one showed up, so I called again. They put me on with another engineer who said the hotel was at capacity and the best he could do was disable my heat. Not the best solution...
So then I had to call platinum concierge just to get a manager call me, and lo and behold, they found another room. Someone came up to bring me the key, then ran off before asking if he could help me move my stuff (I had partially unpacked already). I get to the new one, and the thermostat actually worked, but still, it was tiny even by Manhattan standards. The bathroom door opens so tightly to the sink that you have do a little dance to shut it and slip into the tiny nook between the wall and sink to be able to stand in front of it. The room was generally grimy, with visible dirt on many surfaces and walls that were thoroughly beat up. The desk is not functional at all, with a horrible chair, and weird protrusions coming out of it, one of which my ultrabook power adapter caught on and broke, leaving me unable to work for a week and having to special order a 120$ part.
Your mileage may vary, but I will avoid this W like the plague.
2. März 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by SES1 In progress renovations clearly needed
One of the worst nights I have spent in a hotel.
Arrived at my room and the door was open because of In-progress HVAC upgrades. System not working but maintenance was able to restart. Unfortunately once it was turned on it would not turn off as neither the auto or manual switches worked. I alternated between the hold and cold to self regulate which made for a sleepless night.
Left shoes for overnight shine but they were not returned so had to inquire to locate.
Scaffolding in front of window blocked all light and view.
Could hear leaky faucet dripping and water was all over the countertop as a result.
Friendly staff not enough to make up for all the operational and physical limitations.
2. März 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Kent64 I won't be back
I was arriving in NY after a red-eye from San Francisco. I'd booked the room for the night before to ensure I could shower and clean up before a day of meetings. When I arrived at the room the staff were still in the room readying it. Since I'd paid for the room for the night before, this was not what I expected. The last maid left after a few minutes and I took a shower. The drain plug in the bathtub was malfunctioning and I had to remove it completely i ate breakfast quickly in the room (two hard-boiled eggs and coffee from the cafe on the first floor) As I left for my meetings, I asked one of the maids to clean the room and give me fresh towels . When I returned from my meetings at 7pm,the garbage from my breakfast was still there and there was a stack of towels on the bed. I took a nap and was walked in on by the staff offering turndown service I tries to order room service and was put on hold for 5 minutes. I hung up, waited a few minutes and called back. The same waiter answered, said he knew I'd been on hold before but put me on hold again. There was no bottle opener in the room so I had to open a beer from the minibar using the door catch. The room was comically small. The bathroom did not allow standing in front of the sink with the door open. The door could not be opened all the way because it was blocked by the sink. The HVAC unit in the room was so loud I had trouble sleeping. I will not return. I will re commend to my firm that this hotel be removed from the list of hotels we use in NY.
1. März 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Fabio77 Disappointing stay at W on Lex in NYC
Room in great need of maintenance and overhaul.
28. Februar 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by jcb1123 I was very disappointed
I thought that this hotel looked great from the pics on line. When I checked into the first room the toilet had overflowed and there was trash on the bed and on the desk. They switched me to a different room but it was still dirty and very disapointing. The gym facility and hotel lobby were nice and the hallways smelled good. The rooms all need cleaning and the staff needs to smile.
27. Februar 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Dave48 mixed review
The staff really tried hard to helpful, but there were several problems. 1. Poor TV reception. 2. No hair dryer; 3. Frigid draft from window.
19. Februar 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by BenA Not up to expectations
My spectacular room was not spectacular. Not what I'm used to for a platinum upgrade. Tiny room, tiny bathroom, couldn't see the tv from the desk, no chair to watch tv. My second wake up call didn't arrive this morning, and I was rushed since nobody called me as requested. Asked for a paper to be delivered each morning, only on the day I checked out did I receive one. Concierge Evelyn was wonderful as she did everything she could to get me a paper, but no luck by the morning staff. For the price I paid, along with my SPG status, this hotel experience was way below expectations. The whatever/whenever attitute wasn't evident during my stay.
14. Februar 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Hairqueen1 Hotel lacks communication
I am not impressed with the lack of Comunication and follow through!o had some serious problems and they were totally minimized !
10. Februar 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by kerr5 needs improvement
ive stayed at the W new york serval times and it was a wonderful experience. however, this last time ive stayed there it wasnt as Wonderful. the pictures shown on the website of the rooms didnt look like the room i booked. I had a view of a parking garage, and the room was much smaller then i thought it would have been after reviewing the rooms online. There wasnt an ice machine and it took a very long time to recieve buckets of ice. when i would call down to the front desk there werent as friendly as i orginally had rememebered.
7. Februar 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by atxgal What's the point of having SPG Gold?
This is was my first stay at a Starwood hotel since I was upgraded to SPG Gold and there was no difference in any benefit. The front desk (who weren't that friendly) didn't recognize or offer me any benefits as a Gold member. I had to later ask for complimentary wi-fi since they didn't offer any check-in gift. Also, I would've thought that as a Gold member that my room would have been in a better location - it was RIGHT IN FRONT of the elevator and all night long I heard people getting off/on. It was so irritating. I would have asked to change rooms but I couldn't be bothered since I was so tired and had to prepare for business meetings. Regarding the actual room, it was clean but the bathroom was slightly dusty and had loose hairs on the floor - yuck! The bed was too soft for my liking. All in all, I won't choose The W on Lex again unless I'm required to by my company.
2. Februar 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by michele Good location but dissappointing W experience
The room&bathroom were very small, smelled and noisy heating system. Room service breakfast was skimpy. We will never stay at this location again.
28. Januar 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Frat2013 Very disappointing - not a true W
As a long-standing platinum member, I have come to expect a certain level of room comfort. My room was cramped, the walls were scuffed and the lighting was terrible.And the bathroom? Almost non-existent. I asked for a different room, but the staff was unable - or unwilling - to accommodate. I've read some rave reviews and I just don't see it.
This is definitely not up to W standards and I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.
12. Januar 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by dsmdano Why do I make the mistake and return to this hotel?
The atmosphere is cold, as in stark and unfriendly. As the W goes it hits the mark because I guess cold is cool? The rooms are too small, the fixtures and room itself are old school. I had an issue with the thermostat/ heater and finally had to request a room change because they did not repair it. The staff with the exception of the consierge are unfriendly and average. This is my third stay at this W and I hope I remember...never again.
11. Januar 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by ak125 Great location, unsatisfactory room
The W Lexington has a great location. Walking distance to practically everything! And if you need to take the subway, an entrance is a block away. The staff was welcoming and polite! I even received a free drink voucher because my iPod hookup was missing a part. The problem arises when you step into your hotel room. I stayed in a suite with a separate living area, 2 tvs, queen bed, bathroom, etc. The room was "cold," not in the sense of temperature, but in comfort and space. The carpet was dirty, the curtains had stains on them, and the bathroom was terribly tiny. I understand the need for maximizing your space in NYC, but if I'm paying >$800 a night, I expect some cleanliness and comfort. If you are looking strictly for location, this is the place! If you want some warmth in your hotel room, look somewhere else.
7. Januar 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by YULHNLCDG Overcommitted & Underwhelming
For a holiday trip to New York, I booked a Suite and a Spectacular room for our travelling party. It was not inexpensive, but I though the pice would be justified by the high expectations I have of this chain.
Upon arrival, the lobby was very busy. After I completed checking in, our bags remained sitting on a cart, unattended. Finally, we decided to 'help ourselves' and bring the cart up to our rooms. However, at the elevators a W employee stopped us and in a condescending tone said we couldn't take the cart, as "This is not THAT kind of hotel." As a SPG Gold or Platinum member for the past 9 years, I think I know what kind of hotels I book, but I did not expect this boutique hotel to be so mass market and impersonal. I pardoned myself to the W employee, and explained we had been waiting for help with the bags, to which he responded that the hotel was understaffed because a lot of people were calling in sick during the holiday period..."You know how it is." I'm not sure I really needed to know that.
On the plus side, the rooms were nice and quiet (we were on the 19th floor) and the health club was great. The location is fantastic. Also, the apple cider in the lobby was awesome.
In terms of further minuses, the elevators were cramped and took a long time to arrive. Also, on check-out day the housekeeper started knocking on our door at 9am, and interrupted us 3 times before we finally checked out at 11:30a.
Overall, the W was fine, but didn't quite provide the experience we were hoping for.
1. Januar 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by John424 Hotel is tired
Key system was down and did not work. Staff did the best they could, but it is a real nuisance to have to wait for security to escort you to your room to unlock it.
Room service did not get the order card placed outside the room overnight -- first time that has happened. After calling to ask about breakfast, the staff were responsive, but it was still 90 minutes later than expected delivery time.
The rooms need updating, too. Generally a tired property, although the staff are very friendly and helpful.
25. November 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Shell56 Terrible service
I was supposed to check-in at 3pm but our room was not ready. We were told it would be ready in an hour. After an hour and half of waiting in the hotel lobby we left because of other things we had planned. When we came back later that evening to check-in we didn't even get an apology for it taking so long or for the inconvenience. Worst hotel experience ever. Staff not helpful. Hardly spent anytime at hotel so couldn't really comment on anything else
7. November 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by SKhan Too loud and bed uncomfortable
Stayed here on Monday night with room facing 49th streeet. Noise was so loud all night and bed was very uncomforable - heavenly bed it was not.
Don't stay on a low floor.
30. Oktober 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by FARM5 This hotel needs improvements!
When you have a problem with the room assigned don't send the customer to a room that has other problems.
24. Oktober 2012