Rated 2 out of 5 by Simba27 Voyeuristic bathrooms may appeal to some
I did not like the glass "walls" and doors on the bathroom. This would not be a problem if travelling alone, but observing a partner using the toilet must surely be a minority taste!
October 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bella418 Love the staff
I have stayed in this hotel before and have always been happy with my choice. This time however, it was even better. The staff at the desk, the living room bar and especially the doorman, were professional, accomadating and down right friendly!
I will be back!
November 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by JLL0210 Horrible nights sleep
The room we had (3209) was located next to the elevator and we were woken up 10 times between 5AM and 8AM. You could hear everything that was going on in the hallway inside the room. Terrible nights sleep.
November 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Patrick99 Another great stay! Thanks, Jim!
I was in this hotel last week and had a wonderful stay (See my previous review). This was another great stay, although shorter, just 1 night, and was just me this time.
I did eat at Blue Fin this time for lunch, and was not impressed. It took a long time to get the food, and it was not very good compared with other restaurants in the area especially for the price. It is not the hotel's fault, but it should be known that there are better places to eat when you stay here.
Only issue was a severe crack in the shower floor, where I stubbed my toe. I was not hurt badly, but it could badly hurt someone or even cause someone to trip or fall. If you get the Fantastic Suite on the 33rd floor (Room 3310), check to make sure it has been fixed.
March 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by allyn9 Here in 2012 and 2013, coming back tomorrow!
Can't wait to get back! Here when they were going through some construction and everyone was so nice. Coming back tomorrow and bringing the kids to see some shows and the city. Looking forward to some great hospitality!
November 5, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by FrequentlyTraveling1 Not a happy experience.
Primary purpose for our visit to W Hotel Time Square was my Wife’s Birthday (This choice is not in your drop down-bar)
Major problems at the front desk.
Very little to no interest to accommodate us, poor knowledge of the facilities and no customer service.
Other areas of the Hotel are probably ok, but Front Desk people are not what a good hotel must have.
Besides, when checking out, our bill did not have all deductions we were offered at the time of reservation and we had to point them all out so they could subtract them from the bill.
Not a happy experience.
October 3, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Joe24 Need to focus on guests
Hotel is good for Times Square. Staff was not focused on guest. In too big of a hurry to get things done and not make things right.
November 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by CinCin68 This hotel is very loud outside
Due to the construction and being at the heart of
Time Square. We traveled to New York to run in the
NYC Marathon. Did not get much sleep.
November 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Fisher987 The People Make the Difference
On checkin for my fourth and fifth stay at W Times Square, I was greeted by JD, a very welcoming and professional guy who obviously took extra steps to help make sure the stay would be a good one. Since the hotel was rather full, I was pleased to have an upgrade to the same size room, but on a very high floor away from the street noise. While the shades don't really cover the windows all the way, being that high up makes all the difference from being in the floors from 8 to 38.
When I reported (not complained) that there was a problem with the shower faucet, I immediately received a call from Leo on the Guest Experience Team, who apologized and asked if he could do anything to make the stay more enjoyable. Since I was leaving that day, it was just a welcome gesture. But on my return the following week, it was the same welcome from JD (remembering me by name) and Leo took personal interest to more than compensate for what had been a minimal issue the week before. I had a beautiful room waiting and a very kind note, and so on. While I just don't like the Times Square area for all the throngs of leisure tourists when I'm trying to get business done, the hotel is a respite from that. The people really made that difference.
November 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BL001 Great Location; Wonderful Staff
This hotel is in a fabulous location - truly in the heart of Times Square. It is worth upgrading to a room that is higher up in the hotel as this really is a city that never sleeps. Our room was on the 35th floor and was very comfortable (the beds were perfect), we had a great view and it was very quiet. Although the hotel was great, it was the staff that made it a terrific holiday. There was no request that was too small and they really went out of their way to make our visit a great one. They were friendly, knowledgeable, gave great advice on dining options and followed up on any requests immediately.
October 24, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by dfdub0txn W Times Square was great
The location of this place is great, right over Times Square. It was not noisy, and the room was way larger than expected. I was in the Fantastic Suite and it was nearly as big as my own apartment, & had 2 main rooms with tv's, 3 sinks & 2 bathrooms. The hotel is very convenient for luxury shopping, food, and transportation, and I always had friendly encounters with the staff - thanks. I will be sure to return.
October 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WorldTraveler6743 The W hotels really stay true to their motto, "Whatever, Whenever."
As a person who has high expectations when coming to travel, it is rare for me to commend a hotel. However, this W in particular has always exceeded my expectations. I always walk away a happy guest.
Scott from guest relations always goes out of his way to make sure my guest and I are happy. From making the reservation, to check in, to checkout everything is hassle free! Anytime I am in need of assistance I contact Scott and he responds immediately. Having his assistance, I feel valued as a customer and recognized a platinum member! If only there were more Scott's at SPG hotels, my life would be a lot simpler!
I would also like to point out the other staff members at this hotel are great too! Check in desk, room service, bar staff are very friendly, attentive as well!
Thank you W Times Square for being better than the other New York Hotels. Treating guest like family which in my experience with New York is rare.
I look forward to seeing soon!
October 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheEmu Couldn't have been a better choice
Just exploring the hotel is a treat! I stayed in a 1-bedroom suite, and it was so much fun. High floor, fantastic views, two bathrooms, little goodies hidden all around.
This hotel is also directly in the heart of the excitement of the Times Square district, which adds to its ideal qualities.
Had in-room dining for breakfast... YUM!
Also, expect to be treated as good as GOLD here.
January 3, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dan51 Ultra-hip but noisy, small rooms
Friendly staff, very elegant 7th floor lobby but WAT too noisy at night. Room clean enough, small (this is NYC after all), weirdly laid out - hard to find the dresser drawers which were too close to the floor. Hard to figure out lighting. Nice-size closet. Nice amenities in the bath - hard to figure out water faucet - either too little or too much flow, too cold or too hot water. Great shower! Very noisy all night - nobody had checked to make sure the window was sealed shut. The complimentary white noise machine helped. Bed comfy but pillows too soft.
When staff answers "Whatever, Whenever", it's not clear what they are actually saying.
June 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by riccilori great time
hotel is great in the middle of verything ny close to shopping and the theaters
October 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by AroundTheWorldAndBack A little rough around the edges
While the staff and service were great, the hotel looked like it was in need of a little refreshing. There were issues like scuff marks on walls, torn wallpaper and everything generally looking a bit shabby and worn out. We were on the 42nd floor, and the noise from the streets was still quite loud - in fact, there wasn't really a quiet place in the hotel except possibly in the stairwell.
Our TV was broken, though it was repaired in short order. The bathroom had not been properly cleaned and I had to request that housekeeping come and dust around the baseboards.
When checking in I had to ask for my Starwood Gold reward - so no, there was no recognition
September 30, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by dfjd A rare sub-par Starwood experience
Having just finished up a meeting at the Renaissance Hotel Times Square just around the corner from the W Times Square, I was very much looking forward to my stay here (with my wife), especially since this stay would "officially" put me over the threshold of Lifetime Platinum Member with SPG. Much to my dismay, the overall experience was not what I'd hoped for or come to expect of all Starwood properties, especially the W franchise.
OK, first the good things: Room (3606) has a really nice view; Baggage valet (Marcel) was very helpful and pleasant; and all the folks at the ground level getting taxis or just answering questions were all welcoming and professional.
Some things I wished were different: The street noise was incredibly loud, even on the 36th floor - which really surprised me, as the hotel room I had just come from was on the 17th floor directly facing Times Square and was perfectly quiet when the windows were shut; Room had no bathtub (a big disappointment for my wife); nor a single hook to place wet towels; and the sink had a shelf that extended over the sink in such a manner that hitting your forehead on the metal became routine when trying to wash one's face.
Perhaps most disappointing was the seemingly disinterested and disengaged attitude of the front desk staff during the entire stay. I seriously began to question whether they realized that they were in the customer service industry. One notable example was upon check-in, when I mentioned to the individual checking me in that I was excited to reach the milestone of Lifetime Platinum at the W New York, as I had grown up in the area many years ago. He literal response was "Oh" - not even "oh that's nice", or "thanks for your loyalty", just "Oh".
Rarely have I had such a sub-par experience at any Starwood property - and in fact, I just came off two terrific experiences the week before at the Westin Kierland in Scottsdale and the Westin Las Vegas, respectively. I will still remain a dedicated, loyal SPG supporter as the overwhelmingly majority of my stays are examplary. However, on my NYC trip next quarter and for stays in Manhattan beyond that, I'll opt for the Sheraton a few blocks north or the Le Meridien instead.
October 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Patrick99 Amazing experience thanks to great staff and management
I was traveling to take part in an SPG moment in New York. I have stayed the other W's in New York, and had less than desireable experiences, but I had heard good things about this property so I thought I would take a chance. I emailed the hotel prior to arriving on the arrival day to request they process my platinum upgrade early in the day, as I would not be arriving until about 9pm, and usualy by this time many upgrades are re-assigned and/or not available.
Within minutes I recieved a personal email from the hotel manager, Jim. I was amazed at the professionalism and attention to customer service in Jim's response. He explained that due to the high number of Platinum guests, he could never promise a suite, but would make sure the upgrades went through correctly. He also offered to help us with the Acura servie and additional assistance with preparing for our event as well.
When we arrived at the hotel, the valet was there waiting to take our car and we had no issues getting inside. There was no wait at the welcome desk and we were quickly checked in and given a suite overlooking broadway (facing north) on the 25th floor, room 2510. It was a great room, and HUGE for New York standards. We also had a nice note, cookies, and a bottle of wine from the hotel manager, Jim. I see this often in European properties, but rarely in the US. It was a nice touch.
The concierge gave us some great information on things to do, and the Acura service to the event was wonderful. The car service alone is a major value add in New York and should be taken advantage of. This hotel has 2 car on duty so it is usualy easy to book.
We did have one issue, our keys deactivated on our second evening. The replacement keys did not work either, so it took a lot of waiting outside our rooms and trips down to the desk to get working keys. The staff was confused, but very professional.
Checkout early in the morning was easy and efficient and our car was waiting for us (and warmed up).
The level of customer service at this hotel from the manager AND the staff was outstanding and they should be an example for the entire chain. I am in New York again next week for work, and I have already booked this hotel.
March 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JRR55 Great Staff
What makes any experience memorable are the people you meet. My family and I enjoyed our stay, not only because of the Hotel location, and it's attributes as a hotel, but because of the great staff that met us everyday, or helped us along the way. They were genuine in there demeanor, and served their company well, and our needs with pleasure and pride. Great job, and Thank you.
January 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by kwcnyc Awesome Hotel, Amazing Staff, Two Thumbs Way Up!
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at the W Times Square - and it was an other-worldly experience. I sent in a special request in advance to Patrick and he and the rest of the team at the W went above and beyond to make our stay unforgettable. Not only did we get an awesome upgrade that far exceeded expectations, the little extra personal touches were unexpected and showed just how much this staff is focused on knocking your socks off. The hotel is hip, stylish, and warm, but without the stuffy arrogance that often gets in the way of a "real" experience when hotels try to overdo hip.
January 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by BeccaMNBay Great times, beautiful hotel
This was my 4th visit to NYC and my first time with the W. I was blown away with the style, location and staff from the very start.
You have a strong social media representation which helps so much for planning your trip and the availability of staff during the stay is perfect.
I can say that I have no desire to stay anywhere else now!
June 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gawnastray Superb Staff
I reserved 4 rooms for a small family celebration. The hotel personnel were very accommodating to my elderly mother who has mobility issues. I want to send a special thanks to the door staff. They managed our cars and taxis with incredible efficiency, courtesy and were always professional. They even took the time to learn my name and greet me with it for the duration of our stay.
The wait staff at the Blue Fin should also be commended for their friendly service and hard work. I intend to return in the not too distant future.
October 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by eambelieve One night with my daughter
I have recently had to relocate to New York from Maine, due to work and my 11 year old daughter has had to stay in Maine to finish the school year out. It has been a difficult transition for the both of us. This past week was her first trip down to see me and I chose to take her out to Times Square on a spur of the moment thing.
From the moment we stepped foot into your hotel we could not pick our jaws up from the ground. Not only is the hotel itself beautiful beyond words, but your staff is nothing less than top notch. Upon check in I explained our story to the front desk agent, she was moved to tears as was I when relaying to her the importance of this "girls" trip.
My daughter and I went out into Times Square and upon our arrival back to the room, there was a note with cookies and milk waiting for us. I wish you could have seen the expression on this childs face. She looked at me and said "mom, I feel like royalty".
I am a new starwood employee and was able to stay at your hotel for the star hot rate, but none of that mattered to your staff. Most importantly, your staff treated my daughter as if she was the Queen of New York, and from a mothers heart, I cannot express enough the gratitude I feel.
February 27, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by 1277 not the best W not even close Just a good location
Platinum breakfast almost worthless and I was charged for coffee anyway, should not even offer should only have points it is like trying to use food stamps blue fin staff were rude and did not want to wait on us with coupon nor do they care. Blue Fin is terrible for service and atmosphere: loud rude staff The suite was a bit dirty for a W and bell and valet staff were rude and used vulgar language. Front desk staff was the hotels saving grace very nice and informed. Concierge not very knowledgeable on local events only cared about the wedding going on.
October 15, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by DGTraveler Times Square is Bright and Noisy
Your east facing rooms are across from three 60 foot television screens that are on all night. You have to install "black out boxes" around the window frames so that the 24 x 7 light does not brighten the room, as it does today. I woke up repeatedly in the night, thinking it was morning because of all the light. In addition, the amount of sound that penetrates your window panes is really bad, and on Times Square, there's loud noise 24 x 7 x 365. A heavy fabric black-out shade with a window frame box might help reduce the noise too.
Other than that the room was bright and noisy all night, it was great paying $350 a night to stay at the W Times Square.
June 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hotdog Lovely Weekend Getaway
Our room was lovely and nice size, especially for a NYC hotel. The staff from the doormen to the people behind the desk to the concierge were friendly and helpful. Our room was spotless. Amenities not only were aromatically pleasing but there was a nice selection. My only comments for the hotel are that you need longer shower curtains and the "key" didn't always work well in the elevator but I did like the idea that you needed to use your key for the elevator to go. My only complaints are that the food and drinks offered in the room are high but that is the truth for many hotels and that there Is a wifi fee. We were going to go to the restaurant, but the cost was prohibitive, even for a hotel restaurant. Fortunately, there are many good restaurants in the area. The hotel location was excellent/
June 15, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by alex101 A Bathroom that leaves nothing to the imagination...
The hotel is certainly stylish and well located.
However I’m puzzled at what kind of exhibitionist maniac of a designer would think that the bathroom should only be separated from the main room with twin sliding doors of frosted glass – creating in effect a 3rd wall of glass.
Not much is left to the imagination... especially as the sound insulation is effectively zero.
Unless you are staying on your own it’s worth having some music playing for a bit of sound cover and ask your lucky guest to avert their eyes....
June 9, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Patrick99 Probably my last visit
I have stayed at this hotel a few times and every time I have been "WOWed" as they would say at the W. This time was unfortunately a bit different due to the hotel management. Everything else was amazing.
First, the good things. We arrived early, about 10am with 2 rooms reserved. My Your24 benefit only allowed me to get 1 room ready at that time, and it was still upgraded to a corner room on the 56th floor. My other room was ready by 1130 and was a Fantastic suite, also on a high floor. I was truly expecting to wait HOURS for the other room, so this was a nice surprise.
We did check-in early, and the welcome desk talent forgot to provide the drink tickets associated with my room, but I did get them easily when we wanted to use the living room bar. Giving those amenities should be automatic at check-in.
Soon after checking in, housekeeping came by the room to ask when we were checking out. Apparently there is no communication between the welcome desk, reservations, and the people taking care of the rooms, as it was a room that was supposed to be ready by 10am, and we had checked in already.
I had previously been dealing with the hotel manager about working with this hotel for an event coming up, but he left the hotel. I contacted the new manager via email, and he never bothered to reply. I also emailed prior to checking in asking about the former manager talking to him or someone, and I got a reply that the new manager would contact me while I was at the hotel. I also asked for this to happen when I checked in. He never did. The only thing I got was a free bottled water and a bad macaroon with a typed note from one of the staff, not the manager. I appreciate they give these gifts to many platinum members, but this did seem a bit cheap, especially when I had paid over $900 for two rooms for a night. The note wasn't even from the manager who I was told on 2 occasions would contact me. This told me that he did not want my business.
Upon checking out and leaving, I realized I had left something in my room, and it was something that was very important to me. I called the hotel as soon as I realized and was put on hold for a long time and transferred, and then someone said I would get a call back and they would look into it. I did not get a call back, so the next morning I emailed. I got an email reply a couple days later, and from the email chain, it looked like they didn't bother to start looking for it for a couple days. Of course, by this time there is no way to track down who was in that room, as several people including several guests would have been in and out. This type of service is completely unacceptable. I completely understand that I am to blame for forgetting something in the room, but for the hotel to take 3 days to even begin to bother to look for it is negligence.
Overall, despite the great service from the staff and the experience at the hotel, it appears that with the new manager of the hotel, they are going downhill. W Hotels should find some way of luring back the previous manager, as I was always amazed by the level of service and fast response to anything I needed while he was there. That is why I will be exploring other options for hotels when I am in New York later this month and again next month.
June 17, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Needslight Not Recommended
This Hotel is trying to be a nightclub. Getting in is difficult (due to the location) the lighting is dark and the music is annoying, The bed was comfortable but the rest of the room features were all design no function. The lights in particular were terrible, the reading lights did not provide enough light to read and the other lights were low and difficult to turn on. Only one drawer could be opend in the dresser as the rest where blocked by the legs of the tv stand. Also having a smoked glass bathroom that silhouetted your partner seemed sexy until.....well you know what is not sexy in the bathroom. I would not recommend this hotel
December 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nell72 High cool factor still family friendly
If cool is on your wish list consider this hotel. The conference facilities were top drawer; served breakfast was simply delicious! Staff was attentive, warm and accommodating. Rooms were ample, bathrooms were sleek and well designed. Key entry elevators enhanced security and literally just outside the door was the crazy magic tour of humanity that is Times Square. The TKTS booth for discount theater couldn't be closer. Fantastic for a weekend getaway. Enjoy!
July 8, 2013