Rated 3 out of 5 by Kelly43 Lobby Experience
The music in the lobby/bar area is intolerable! The techno music played at the level that it is (it is raised louder in the evening) made my hotel experience the worst of any that I have experienced.
When we asked the waitress to change the music she said that she (nor the manager can change the music, it was all pre-programmed). Furthermore she sympathized with us saying that she gets a number of requests from patrons to change the music. It's awful ... it will keep me from staying there and I will never recommend that anyone that I know stay there for that reason.
December 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joey5 Great Location
This hotel is in a great location. Walking distance to Time Square and Rockefeller Center. Nice and friendly staff! Will definetly stay here again.
December 29, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Steph439 Bad experience
I was so exited when I booked my stay at the W. from the pictures and comments I had seen and heard from others I thought not only was this a great location but it looked like it would be an amazing experience. I was completely wrong. Things took a turn for a worse when I first checked in because I'm a SPG member the woman at the front told me I would get an upgrade but it was more like a down grade the room was smaller then my initial room. Then she charged my card what they call a convince fee for my stay which I'm used to but they needed up charging me the fee every day I stayed 6 days so that's 100$ a day that is 600$ so once I looked at my statement during my stay I immediately noticed the excessive charges so I quickly told my husband and he called downstairs a man picked up who worked at the front desk obviously he was either new or knew nothing about his job because he then told my husband that that is their hotel policy to charge daily. Angry, my husband went down stairs and asked for a manager to sort things out I should also mention that we called over 10 times to the front desk to speak to a manager and we never go through or got hung up by an answering machine. So he goes down stairs finally able to talk to a manager and they apologize and say that that policy is not true and they should have only charged once and she will refund the amount immediately. However this is during the Christmas holiday and with Christmas 2 days away and 600$ lost we are completely outraged and angry because out thought is were almost at the end of our vacation and money was spent and what we had left for spending was tied up in the hotels mistake, no taxi home for us or to the airport or even food to eat. I wait a day and no credit is returned I call my credit card company in tears on Christmas Day and explain the situation and the woman released all the money back to me immediately and states that it will all be alright and I shouldn't have to pay for the hotels mistake and even the initial convience fee they are supposed to charge me will be returned. So I got my Christmas gift. Alll my money back and a way home and now money to eat. The manager of the hotel didnt even offer us a free breakfast or drink which isn't too much to ask considering nothing is under 20 dollars unless u include a bowl of cereal for 10. Nothing was even suggested to us or helped in any way. We weren't looking for a free ride or any freebies just respect and to get out money back but they could have at least offered help considering we spent time in our room with nothing to eat or drink and the thought of. No way to get home. Then to make matters worse every time we called for ice or a blanket we had to call twice because they just wouldn't show up and then when we asked a housekeeper for clean sheets becase the one that was brought to us was coverned in coffee stains and some anonymous other stains she huffed and puffed and gave us attitude telling us how the blanket is missing the top sheet and it's supposed to be tucked in whatever that means and not listeing to us when we tried to tell her that it came I the room like that. It was just a horrible experience that I never want to relieve and I will probably never stay at the W hotel in New York on Lexington again unless they make this all right.
December 28, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by SartorialTraveler Disgraceful service, and we never even set foot into the hotel...
I am saddened to be even writing this review, but I feel I have no choice. Last night (8 hours before our scheduled departure) American Airlines cancelled our flight to NYC for "reasons they could not disclose," with no possible chance of rebooking a flight until after may initial scheduled return flight--essentially my trip was ruined. Naturally I called the W Hotel to explain that due to circumstances out of my control I was not going to make it to Manhattan and that I needed to cancel the reservation.
And then it began: talking to clerk after clerk, like being passed around like a hot potato (while waiting on the other line with American Airlines) for 30 mins, until I reached the hotel manager. The hotel manager, Jason, was incredibly flippant, and unsympathetic to my current situation. I was told that it is company policy and that I would NOT be getting a refund (complete or partial). As a long time lover and patron of W Hotels, I was appalled, particularly seeing as how, as a student in a professional field, money is not a thing that I can simply waste.
I know this review focuses less on the hotel stay itself, but I believe it does speak volumes about the W's commitment to (or lack there of) customer service. For a 4-4.5 star hotel, it sure doesn't have the customer care of anything better than a Howard-Johnson. As a frequent traveller to NYC, I have stayed in many fantastic hotels there, and so my advice to you, my peers of TripAdvisor, skip the W Hotel (no matter how good the deal). Believe me, you will thank me later.
Thank you, W Hotel New York, for ruining my Christmas holiday.
December 27, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by picnyc13 Holiday Stay
Great hotel and very upbeat! Hard to get staff on phone sometimes for assitance.
December 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mac24 Great location.
This hotel is centrally located to all of the fine stores in the east side area of mid town. It is within walking distance to the subway and not too far from the chaos of Times Square.
December 24, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Frandom68 I wouldn't recommend this W hotel to anyone
The door men & bellboys were very professional and courteous. The Room Controller/Talent Coach & Check-in Staff were both exceedingly unprofessional and rude. Housekeeping entered my girlfriends room @ 10:00 a.m. despite me specifically informing her not to enter the room until after 11:00 a.m. My girlfriend was taking a shower and was very upset. My son left his favorite pillow in the room and they made no effort to locate the pillow. Really bad experience
December 24, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by jascott My experience with The W NYC
I recently stayed with you all on a four night stay this past weekend, checking out yesterday. I have to say that as a Starwood Platinum member and frequent Starwood guest, although I do enjoy your hotel, the service given to Preferred Platinum members was extremely disappointing – particularly compared to my many stays with various Starwood hotels.
Although I believe the confusion arose from my partner’s pre-booking of the hotel room through a third-party and the complication of adding my Starwood platinum privileges upon arrival, I must say that I am both disappointed that I was not able to receive any credit for this four day stay toward my Starwood account. Furthermore, not only were there no complimentary snacks or beverages offered, as is the case with my stay at other Starwood establishments, but we charged hefty charges for various snack items from the minibar as a result.
I know that these may be standard for your hotel; however, I felt the need to send a note as a frequent Starwood guest to perhaps help future Platinum members to feel more welcome in your hotel. My company members as I often choose to stay with Starwood as our preferred hotel, and I would love to continue this relationship in the future.
December 24, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by lance2007 This hotel has inferior service description
The in-room safe did not work: even after I told conceirge. I didn't not have time to wait around for security to come to my room in order to look at my reported problem.
Internet functions are confusing. Nowhere in the in-room books does it state that there are two separate charges for Wired and Wi-Fi access. I had to spend 30 minutes on the phone with technical support to figure that out. That is a giant waste of my time (especially after I call concierge to ask about Wired vs Wi-Fi access: one charge or two charges? I still don't know)
I would probably stay here again but I wouldn't make it a priority nor strongly recommend it to friends and colleagues.
December 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by beverlyh2 This Hotel has exceptional service
As always, Mario at the front desk is such a welcome sight- he consistently goes above and beyond and thinks of extras that I may (and did!) enjoy. The staff was very responsive to my various request (more lotion ,fix phone, etc)
December 18, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Abbey8 Hotel is a 4.5 out of 5
Great ambiance and amenities but did not receive the 5 star service and attention to detail I expect at W hotels.
December 17, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by KG14 Senior Director
Rooms very small, much more than exected. did not feel comfortable at all, but more like I was in a college dorm
December 17, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Disappointedbytheroom The hotel is in poor condition
There was a steam pipe in the bathroom that made a clicking noise all night. I was up most of the night, 2 nights in a row.
The street noise was terrible.
The room is a shoebox, exacerbated by the fact that you virtually have to keep the blinds closed or have people stare at you.
December 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ron59 Welcoming staff
Booked hotel stay for Business and Pleasure. Every staff member we met was very friendy and always asked if we were enjoying our stay and could they offer any assistance. This was our first stay with the W Hotel and would not hesitate to stay again on our next trip to New York
December 12, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by 045475g Decent stay
Had a good weekend. Got an upgrade which was nice but unfortunately the cleaning staff spilled water on a Xmas card and ruined it (she wrote a nice appology note though). Overall a good stay.
December 12, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by HMAM Go somewhere else
I was upgraded to the "spectacular room". Trust me there was nothing remotely spectacular. Actually thought it was a joke. The room was supposedly 2 notches up from the standard room. No view. Room looked into other rooms when shades were drawn, therefore had to keep shades drawn while in the room. Only one sink. Wallpaper peeling off wall. Room was I believe 230 sq ft. In room fridge broken. Was reported but not fixed during my stay
December 12, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by JJM444 Disappointing for the W
Disco feel. Overall poor value.
December 12, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Leap Great Staff, Hotel So-So, Policies Rigid
First, the staff and service always met with a smile and professional attitude. No complaint here and many hotels could learn from them.
The lobby was very nice and the hotel had a well above average work out facility. The location was excellent and I like the East Side neighborhood.
Unfortunately, the rooms are in need of some upgrades (fresh paint, glue the wallpaper back on, refeshed carpet). And the rooms are very small. I was in a Sepctacular room with a Queen bed. The room was very clean but "tired" and it also smelled of room deodorizer similar to too much spray in a rental car.
I also ran into a "policy" problem at the front desk and with the manager on duty. When I checked in for 10 straight days I indicated I might be going home for the weekend. The friendly front desk told me not a problem and just to let them know when I did. On Thursday morning, I approached the front desk and they obtained a manager. I had a special rate for the 10-days but they refused to honor that rate the following week if I did not stay the weekend.
To make matters worse, when I arranged to stay at another hotel the following week and went to check out Friday morning, they informed me of an ealry cancellation fee without 24-hour notice. However, when I explained the situation they waived the fee.
Very high points was the staff. The rooms were smaller than usual and needed a refresh. Policies were also not clearly explained.
Not bad but nicer places are around.
December 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by GS90802 Great stay
Stayed several times with good results, but this was the best of my stays here!
December 10, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by whitesoxFan22 Lexington W in NY
Great location and fun W hotel
December 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by marquis930 Fantastic experience!
I've stayed in other W hotels in NYC and my stay in the W New York continued the great service that I've received. This was my first time at the hotel, but, from the moment I walked in, I was treated like a longtime customer. I'll definitely be staying at this hotel again.
December 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by anonymous5678 Great Hotel
Great location. The staff is friendly and accommodating. I will definitely return to this property in the future.
December 4, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by dp1108 Great hotel. Not many upgrades
It's a great hotel, in a great location. But as a platinum member you hardly ever get an upgrade. In all the times, I have stayed here I have only been upgraded once. And the rooms are rather small.
Aside from the size of the rooms, an overall great experience.
December 4, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by TonyW17 Poor experiemce
Not value for the money. Room totally inadequate. Facilities poor. Service non-existent. One of the worst hotel experiences of a long career.
December 3, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dothy82 Great Stay in the Big Apple started at W New York
Very well located hotel, clean and nice room, excellent bedding, great space in the room. Only warning was the noise I got from Lexington Avenue.
November 28, 2012
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.
November 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mich45 Great Place to Stay
I brought a friend and her daughter to New York for their first visit. They loved the hotel. Even though our check in time was at 3PM, we were allowed to go to our rooms at 11AM. On top of that , we both got upgrades, which was fantastic.
The staff is very professional and friendly. Derrick at the Acura desk was very accomodating and friendly. Our rooms were great and we had a great view. I've already recommended the hotel to several of my travelling buddies. I would absolutely stay there again, and plan on doing so in March of next year for my birthday.
Thank you for an enjoybale stay.
November 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 Great Location
Perfect location for our stay. The hotel is beautiful and the staff attentive. I would recommend this hotel for both leisure and business visits. The gym was excellent and the lobby welcoming.
November 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 Great Hotel
This W hotel was just great. The staff was really friendly especially at the front desk and outside at the door. I will come back and stay here on my next trip to NYC and will definitely recommend it to all my friends and contacts.
The Acura service is a great idea and great promotion for the manufacturer.
November 16, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Arcade Awful experience
A tiny room for a fortune, with false alarms going off in the early morning hours and staff knocking on the door at 7am. Worst hotel experience in a long time.
November 11, 2012