Rated 3 out of 5 by NaplesJim What view???
I reserved a Fabulous Studio with an "ocean view". I was escorted to a third floor room that looked into sea oats and palm trees with NO OCEAN VIEW. Upon politely requesting another room we were treated poorly by the front desk staff. Eventually, the bellman went to bat for us and we were put in a Spectacular Studio with a nice view. However, the room was half the size of the first studio. To add insult to injury, we were charged the rate for the larger room. (The published rate of the smaller room was less.) Yes, we were DOWNGRADED and OVERCHARGED! Word to the wise: Call the front desk to make your reservation and make sure what you're getting.
June 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Taiho1 Noisy
We stayed on the 16th floor. The room was a spectacular suite.. The staff on reception on our arrival were brilliant, the room was beyond expectation and all other staff were polite.
The BIG downfall to the hotel is the Bose sound systems. To those of us with a brain the system is great. But for a certain portion of guests that have neither a brain or respect for other guests they are a nuisance. We were woken up on two occasions at 5am by two separate idiots that were only thinking of there own good time. One of these people in the room next to us was even bouncing a ball against the wall. When I phoned reception they did send up security and they did stop the noise, but once awakened at that time you are awake! The last occasion was on our last morning so we decided to leave early, as we were that upset about it all. There were people shouting and screaming in the corridors.
Everything else about the hotel was faultless, but when on holiday a good nights sleep is essential. The young man on reception on the morning we left 22nd June 2013 seemed very uninterested about my issues.
June 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by VJ700 Good hotel
Will come back soon. The atmosphere was electric.
June 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by SPG26 Beautiful Hotel, Great Location!
location was a great location and the hotel was a very nice luxury hotel. I would recommend the hotel based on the overall cleanliness and appeal of the hotel. However, many companies fail because of poor customer service
June 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by kgkgkg disorganized service
room was not ready and hospitality suite not offered on arrival.(we were early, then they were late in giving us room access). verizon phone service nil.(aparently this is SOBE not hotel) they put note under door after second day of 4 day stay re check out and cancelled our paid for internet access. asked for small accomodation (coffee pot and mug) and not responsive, forgot newspaper. cleaning staff too chatty and would not leave when we showed up mid day, then showed up early am of our check out day -- disorganized/distupting our stay
June 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kaps Great party place to be in Miami
The staff and hotel was great on the overall. Only the front office on check in gave us a diferent room category to what we booked. Although they mentioned it was an upgrade it was a worse off room. When i asked to them to give me the orignal room we booked after checking into the room given to us, we were informed they can do it but the room would have a problem of sound from the night club. I do appreciate they thinking of that and giving us another room but in this case the alternate room should have been a better and larger room to the orignal booked room. The front office manager said they could do the same but the excess would be charged for. This did not make sense to me, that you can give me a room with a problem or downgrade me without an issue but can not upgrade to a better room although the room has issues and better rooms are available in the hotel. The room did have issues and the nights the night club was open the sound kept us awake. Be carful to check on such rooms.
June 9, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by buckeye worst service of any spg hotel
being a loyal spy member I stay at spy hotels over 50 nights each year. this is by far the worst property to stay at. the service is the main issue, the employees are, rude condescending, and really seem not to care. They act like is a privilege for you to stay at their hotel. this was discussed with the manager at the time of the stay and he offered to take care of our lunch at the pool that day and upon checking out, found out he never took the time to take care of it. I have stayed at this property numerous times over the past 4 years and it keeps getting worse. I will never return to this property after my latest experience
June 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NTRVLR7 LOVE LOVE LOVE the W South Beach!!
By far, one of the best experiences I've had at a hotel. From the moment I walked in to the time of check out I was greeted with a smile by every staff member. It may seem like the smallest thing but it definitely makes a difference. My room was ready as soon as I arrived. The cleaning staff did an exceptional job with the room. When I enter a hotel room I always look around and inspect to make sure everything is clean and I found absolutely nothing wrong. I met some great people during my stay there. The hotel is close to everything and made my stay so much better. Thanks to everyone at the W SB. I will definitely return in the future.
June 2, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bea1011 Services need to improve to match price & quality
We were there for 3 days/2 nights. Part of our visit was for business. Hotel was having problems with Internet for the entire stay!! We could not get emails, Whats App or send emails. Very poor in a basic service, and specially for paying $487 & $343 for rooms per night. In addition, took my 2 dogs with me. Asked concierge to have housekeeping at 3 pm, so I could be there with the dogs. It was storming outside, so unable to take them out. Do not disturb sign outside door. When I returned, housekeeping had gone in & cleaned the room, despite my phone call & the sign at the door. One of my dogs was very affected & nervous. Meals ordered to the room were lacking silverware. Definitely need to improve service!!!
May 31, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Marianne Hotel has style at the sake of function
When paying approximately $500 per night, one expects service and to be able to see in your room.
Dark wooden closets and alcove for coffee pot without lighting makes it difficult to select your clothing and find the outlet to plug in the coffee pot. We had to be told where the room service menu was kept and the worse experience was trying to use your business office. It is a dark dungeon. A sign on the copier/scanner said "out of order" and please contact the front desk. I did and it took 90 minutes to get a contract printed (which was done two-sided at first), so I could sign, scan and return. The process was indeed frustrating. A note of apology from the front desk manager would have gone a long way...but not a word. I suppose you have a toaster in the room, because the English muffins were almost raw when delivered to our room.
May 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chris Big fan of the W – South Beach location tops by far.
Excellent service at The Dutch. Was there for my Mom’s birthday and they had balloons, fruits and nuts in the room. Thank you Ivana!
May 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Petefromtexas Best hotel experience ever
The entire staff and facilities were outstanding. The friendly culture at this hotel is unmatched by any I have stay in over 30 years.
May 28, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Columbus Extremely Disappointed
I’m extremely disappointed by my recent stay at the W South Beach. I’ve stayed at the W South Beach for each of the past four years since it initially opened in the summer of 2009. Therefore, I’ve gotten used to a certain experience during my stay. I’ve stayed in several W properties in the US and this was by far my most disappointing stay. Upon check-in, I asked for a complimentary upgrade since I’m a SPG Platinum member but I was told that nothing was available although there were several suites available on the W South Beach website. Additionally, the check-in representative did not offer or mention any SPG platinum amenities (breakfast, 500 Starwood Points, Late checkout)
After reviewing my assigned room, I determined that it was too small. I called the front desk to see what options I had in terms of reserving a larger room. I was informed that I would have to pay a difference in room rates in order to obtain a larger room. I asked to be upgraded to the suite I was upgraded to last year when I stayed at the hotel, but I was told that I would have to pay a price difference of approximately $250 per night to reserve the room. This is really frustrating because when I reserved a similar room last year, I was upgraded. The upgrade process should be consistent on all stays. To make matters worse I was charged phantom pool and mini-bar charges for purchases that were not made. It took over a week and a couple of calls with un-returned voice messages to get the charges reversed. I also emailed the hotel general manager for his feedback but I never received a response. However, I do want to commend the customer service of Starwood Platinum Service for listening and responding to my issues.
May 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Honeys2 It was great!
We had a great honeymoon at the W South Beach Miami! The pool was awesome and the burgers were great poolside. My wife really liked the lights in the room -- very fashionable!
May 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gpdm Hotel offers a wide array of services
Many options within the hotel.
May 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mmmm Good location
The hotel has a good location
May 21, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by lilmissg Great location
We have been to the hotel many times, it's a great place but at times when it is so very busy we feel the service suffers and we did not get the attention expected form such a high end hotel.
When I registered, I specifically told them it was my husbands 65th birthday, the hotel did nothing, the concierge never returned my email, the service really feel down.
May 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by JPfromthe213 PERFECT LOCATION
As the title states, the W is located away from the crazy tourist traps of SoBe with direct access to the beach. In close proximity to all major night venues, and if you don't feel like going far, you can creep over to WALL.
Our suite was excellent with an amazing view of the ocean!
May 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AliNYC only place to stay on southbeach
will be back for sure!!! always a pleasure. and love chilling out on the property
May 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jchetrit1 Gabby
Gabby the VIP insider is tremendous. She really allows for great comfort, and the ability to immerse yourself in south beach culture.
May 14, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Gooobucks Hoping for a relaxing weekend. Got nothing but stress!
Yes, overall this hotel was very nice. The room was clean and very well maintained. Location on South Beach was also good. Only 10-15 min walk to the heart of South Beach.
The pool staff was awful! We got to the pool around 10pm, found some pool chairs in the sun and settled in for a relaxing weekend. Around 1pm some pool staff asked us to move since someone rented a cabana and requested our chairs. It should be noted that these chairs were NOT on the cabana level. They were on the pool level right next to the pool. So we moved. Around 2pm ... guess what!? We were asked to move AGAIN since another cabana was rented and they wanted our chairs. Are you kidding me?!!! My blood pressure was boiling. So much for a relaxing weekend with my wife. This time there were no remaining chairs in the sun so we were forced to the beach. I felt like a peasant and the rich people kept forcing me out of my chairs!
Probably will never stay here again. Not relaxing! I am still very angry. The pool manager offered a free umbrella by the beach, but we wanted to be in the sun by the pool. Thanks for nothing! Unless you roll into this hotel with plenty of $$$, be prepared to be pushed around.
May 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ashianne Wedding at the W hotel
Planning a wedding? My husband and I were married at the W hotel on the beach May 3. Our wedding was amazing ..
The catering manager Cristina organized the special day and it turned out perfect. The W hotel service, atmosphere is out of this world. ... The hotel is able to provide a vendor list which was very helpful to fine tune the details. Every time we come to south beach .. Hotel w hotel for sure.. We would not have done anything different,.. thanks Cristina ... And W hotel ..
May 12, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Antz Stay 26th April to 5th May
Bulding noise was extreme and the hotel made no effort to warn guests or manage the situation.
The mega suite we were in had furnishings that had seen better days and the upper level was cleaned only once during our stay at our request.
The outside kitchen area was woeful with no kitchen ware, BBQ or cutlery - again all had to be requested.
May 8, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by SueYS Platinum status loyalty means nothing...
Did not get room upgrade as promised. Or if I did, not sure what upgrade I received as the room looked as I had booked it.
Could not get early check in or late check out. Ended up spening ALL Sunday at a mall..ESP because there is no way to get a lounge chair at the poolside.
2 days (FRI and SAT) - was on a waiting list at the poolside for a lounge chair (arrived FRI at 10 and SAT at 9:30)...a little ridiculous. Never got called for FRI.
For the price that was paid, you would think that the amenities would be more available.
Really disappointed. Was a very expensive trip not to enjoy it thoroughly.
It would be a fabolous stay - had I stayed in the room all weekend..... Great rooms, but standard W..
I don't think the W would be my hotel of choice in my next stay at Miami.
May 6, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Rodelie1223 Poor service, poor response when notified!
During our stay at the W in Miami we were in complete awe and it was the worst hotel stay to date as a starwood gold/platinum member. I expect a full refund or credit for this stay. It is unacceptable. Your hotel failed in every capacity to provide a room that was suitable. There was a constant jack hammer noise thought the day from construction, constant yelling, honking horns, smoke in non smoking section, my son was hit by a hallway sink cabinet that fell off on his foot, and 17 other issues with this property that failed. I will fax upon request the list of issues which went unaddressed
1. Lines to access front desk- 1 person manning desk
2. Non existent housekeeping on Friday
3. Dutch- poor service
4. Eating- jack hammer
5. Pool- jack hammer
6. Asleep- jack hammer
7. Asleep- doors slamming, stomping
8. Pool bathroom- smells like a dirty ashtray- wreaks of smoke.
9. Concierge-not all that helpful
10. Lobby on Friday smelled like smoke, hallway smelled like smoke 9th floor
11. Asleep and can hear people yelling.
12. Poolside grill- drink size, bad service, refill forget it.
13. Cleaning room at 4:30 PM! and leaving it to smell like wet clothes that sat in the dryer a week. Mold and mildew!
14. Ask for assistance on shirt stain from restaurant server error and whatever whenever non existent when told they would be calling
15. Mini bar room checks -/audits while sleeping - even within few 45 minutes of arriving
16. Honking horns, showering all night while sleeping at 1:30 AM
17. Cabinet on hallway sink fell off- dummy cabinet cover for plumbing in main hall
May 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Emoney28 Absolutely wonderful!
Just got back, had an absolutely wonderful experience. Super friendly and helpful staff at check in was a breeze. Stayed in a beautiful Oasis suite, highly recommended. Dined at the Dutch the 1st night which was awesome. Hung at the pool all day in a beautiful Cabana with a tv thx to the concierge while being papered all day from poolside waitress Christie. Chilled at the lounge and the Wall the last night then another comfortable sleep thx to the extra sweet sleeper bed!. Was sad to checkout but even that was a breeze. 100% will be back again!
May 5, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by WVeteran This hotel USED TO BE GREAT
In the past two years I have stayed at the W in South Beach about 10 times. I always eat at Mr. Chow and the Dutch, both great restaurants and I always use the Bliss Spa...amazing. I was happy every time except for my last two stays. I had some issues back in January: walking into my room after check-in, I found white pills on the floor in the hallway and hair on the bathroom counter. I got a $100 resort credit for that and was promised a free night, however, the free night was not granted. Because my company uses this hotel I decided to give it another try in April. Booked 2 nights, was upgraded, however the room was worse and smaller than the room I had initially booked...low floor too. Didn't complain. Second night, there was a cockroach crawling on my pillow while I was laying in bed. Upset, I phoned downstairs, 3 managers came upstairs, the bed's sheets were changed, was promised that I would be compensated for this unfortunate experience, however, nobody ever got back to me. I even emailed the hotel manager and never heard back.
I am so disappointed and disgusted with the service.
Very unfortunate. You have lost a GREAT client W South Beach!
April 29, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Milti Your service rules are short sighted towards valuable customers
It's unacceptable the way you deal with hotel customers who want to use facilities of the hotel. It's unthinkable that you cannot get a spot at the pool and thet if you need a sun umbrella you need to pay extra. Sorry, others may also charge but I do not care about it if you expect one to pay the prices you are requesting.
April 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jewels Needs some improvements
Room was not as described to me when we made our reservations. They give you the worst room first then you have to ask for another room....comparable to what was reserved. We reserved ocean view on the top floors of the hotel. We were given street view on the middle floor. The bellman did not explain our room.....didn't know the features. Had to figure them out ourselves. No room service menu in the room and lack of towels delivered each day.
April 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rosie11 Miami Beach
Great location, excellent service.
April 28, 2013