Rated 5 out of 5 by rcsgeorgia Great Mothers Day Encore visit
2 couples decided to take our spouses to the W for an "encore" the weekend after Mothers Day. We got there at 3:30 and enjoyed the pool & bar before heading to the Sushi Roku restaurant. Rooms were what we expected - awesome and nice size. The hotel is a great facility - just get rid of the requirement to use your room key in the elevator to get down to the ground floor. Staff was great, especially Nick at the Living Room bar. Dinner at restaurant was fantastic. Great menu, great service, yeah they were slammed, but great teamwork by the Mgr and staff to make sure food/beverages were timely. Looking forward to another visit.
May 22, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Acme As far as W hotels go, you can do better.
Our stay was ok... There was some conflicting information given to me when I called ahead. First, I was told they had self parking. They do not, forcing you to pay for the valet, which I HATE (would not have stayed here if I'd known this). I don't like other people driving my car. Second, we were told that the hotel was pet friendly. It's not. There is almost nowhere for the pets to go outside, not to mention a hidden $150 fee. (we've never had to pay at any other W hotel.) These two things added up do not equal "pet friendly" in my book, maybe "pet tolerant*" would be a better description. Overall it was ok, but I won't be staying here again, too much "Nickel and Diming" of the guests, there are plenty of other equally nice hotels in Scottsdale that are cheaper and have no pet fees and free self parking.
September 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Steveo24 AMAZING HOTEL
BEST TIME OF MY LIFE HANDS DOWN. Kudos to and amazing staff.
May 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DrFab Fabulous Weekend Getaway
Had the most amazing weekend here! Was in town for a friend's wedding and so lucky to stay here. Spent a relaxing day by the pool, got a workout in at the gym, and conveniently found a nearby salon to get my hair done! The staff were all very friendly and responsive. Lauren in concierge was so helpful in making the weekend extra special for my boyfriend (we were celebrating his birthday). All in all a great place to stay. Hoping to return for a longer trip!
October 28, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Dennis Hotel caters to local party goers.
The hotel is more concerned about being a night club than a hotel. No gold or platinum desk for check in. Staff more concerned about local party scene than guests who are staying there. Pool area was not designed for guest comfort since it was crowded with the locals who pay to come there. Other SPG properties cost the same but offer many more amenities designed for staying guests only. Would never stay with my kids.
April 15, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by BazG Avoid rooms around room 241
Room 241 and surrounding rooms have absolutely no natural light, the windows open onto a small cement courtyard and this blocks out any daylight. It was like being in a cave.
The room itself was pleasant enough and up to W standards. The lobby too was very well done and comfortable.
The pool area isnt for swimming despite claiming to be open 24 hours. it was always a party and full of non swimmers. great for poolside cocktails but it would be uncomfortable getting wet when others are all dressed in party gear.
While not all, many of the staff are arrogant. I had one person laugh and snicker at my rental car, which apparently wasnt up to the standards of the hotel or other guests. The front desk didnt acknowledge my Gold status, fair enough there are probably very many people at Gold level, but then dont promote it as something to aspire to if you're not going to acknowledge it.
April 26, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by jssf W HOTEL
If I had known that this hotel was PARTY CENTRAL to all of the locals, I would never have booked it.
The entire weekend was like being at a college break
with a very young crowd drunk and obnoxious.
I will never go here again.
My wife complained to staff several times and was told
they are aware of the environment.
Those in the hotel cannot enjoy the pool at all.
May 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rated45 Needs to offer free shuttle service for their guests
It would be nice to offer to have shuttle service to their guests. Service is offered for the nightlife and other festivities it should be offered for the guests coming from the airport a nice plus
May 20, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by smw9276 Never Again
It would probably be fun if you are 21 and want to pretend like you're in Vegas for the weekend, but otherwise forget it. We went, hoping to relax and unwind, and no one mentioned to us that the pool is completely unusable on Saturdays and Sundays, for the Vegas style pool party they have. Its mostly locals, and since the pool isn't reserved for hotel guests, forget finding a lunge chair, they're all taken by 10 am. It was when a girl nearby literally vomited that we finally left and spent the afternoon at a different hotel. The hotel at night is akin to a nightclub. Don't forget your hotel key, it will take you an hour to get past the bouncer at the front door! Definitely a never again sort of situation! the staff ws nice enough, and the rooms, besides having no separation between the bed and bathrooms (hope you're super comfortable with your partner hearing EVERYTHING you do!) were okay, but really, its overpriced for what you actually get.
April 14, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Madaar Worst Experience at a hotel in my life
I stayed at W hotel in Scottsdale Arizona this past weekend. I was treated horribly by management and security staff. I strongly recommend not going to this hotel. The feeling you get when you arrive to the hotel is as if your at a nightclub. With bouncer who aren't polite and welcoming. I will never come back to this hotel ever again.
November 14, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by 67Jim67 Hotel was great except service
Room service did just enough to get by. Room was barely cleaned and bed sheets felt like paper. Morning breakfast Staff was slow and less attentive. I have stayed at cheaper hotels with 100% better service.
May 12, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Nancy30 This hotel is too loud with too many people partying all night
Went for spring training and stayed at the w so we could walk to the ball park. The staff was amazing but the hotel is very loud with a lot of people partying all night.
March 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by SFTravel85 Great for business travel
I only had a one night stay at this hotel, but really enjoyed my stay. Great breakfast, location, service and room. The Bliss products are wonderful.
November 3, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by BurChi Good, not great!
Overall, nice experience at this W, but I feel that there are a lot nicer places in the area. And I thought this W was just OK compared to other W's I've stayed at. One thing to note is that it is without a doubt a party hotel. Think Jersey Shore/Vegas.
A few things were unacceptable. The concierge Victoria was rude to us on multiple occasions. Specifically, each time when we called the Whatever/Whenever desk. She had an attitude towards us when we were inquring about the Acura drop off service. It discouraged us from calling the desk again. Also, the menu book in our room had many profanities written in it. Not the nicest thing to read when you are just looking to order some eggs. It really drove home the 'party' vibe of the hotel.
A few things were really nice! Our experience at Bliss was awesome, happy with our services & the spa staff was very nice & helpful. The pool was great both on Friday which was very chill, and on Saturday when it turns into party pool. Mallory the waitress at the pool is great! She's friendly, accomodating, and attentive!
The hotel just really lacked that vacation feel. It seems better suited for busines trips or party people. It has a bit of an identity crisis.
August 22, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by ABM57 This hotel is draped in contemporary decor to cover up what is obviously lacking
My recent stay at the W Scottsdale is filled w/ mixed emotions. I've stayed at every SPG location in the Phoenix metro area and this was my first trip to the W. More than likely will be my last. This hotel is catered to the youth and I felt that this really applied to me. I enjoyed the decor, atmosphere, and facility grounds. But once you get past the lobby, it all falls apart from there. Aside from the gracious front desk staff, the remaining staff were cold, no attentive, arguementative, and severely lacks any customer service skills. As an SPG member, I felt neglected and also felt that there is no distinction between a member or a normal guest. This was a first for me as a SPG resort experience. The room is beautiful but for the price point, I think a 360 sq ft room is not worth the price or the service it comes with. On a hot summer day or during a fashion show or party I highly recommend visiting the W but not staying for the night. There are other SPG resorts in the area that will give you an overall better experience than what the W can offer. I really want to like this place, but service goes a long way.....and they have a long way to go. I do not recommend this hotel to any moderate to high travel SPG member. on an extended stay. I
April 16, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by PY2012 Halloween horrible
I was supposed to stay down the street for a conference and got relocated to the W, what a poor choice. I am an SPG loyalist but would highly recommend against staying at this property. I was given no warning about the hotel party when my stay was booked. I was woken up 4 times between midnight and 6:00 am because of people partying and hotel security did nothing about it. $28/day to valet only park was a joke too. Please, this is Arizona, not Beverly Hills!
I will NEVER stay at this property again and highly recommend against anyone else staying here.
November 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mettebk Another amazing visit !
Dominique, Shannon and Tyler made for a memorable check in with a surprise upgrade and the amazing personal yet professional recognition and service that makes the W Scottsdale one of my most favorite W hotels. Wonderful setting, no requests to small or too big, chic crowd, fantastic A La Buble band and wonderful bar staff. I come here for business often- enjoy a quiet morning swim. Wonderful helpful morning staff as well who helped me keep track of time while exercising. Well done once again W Scotsdale ! Keep up the amazing work of dazzling your guests.
April 12, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Murph88 Does SPG Platinum Mean Anything Any More?
I enjoyed this property...but was disappointed by the failure by the hotel to treat me like a life time Platinum guest. No acknowledgment in room, no effort to provide a room upgrade, certainly no effort to provide a Platinum experience. I stayed from Thursday thru Tuesday...plenty of time to take note of your guest. And as is par for the course, again total failure to allow redemption of the suite upgrades with an alert arriving within 24 hours of my arrival. This is a benefit which SPG continues to fail to deliver on despite long lead reservations. In fact, today I have notice that my request for a suite denied in Boston for check in tomorrow. These awards expire, yet granting of the awards is a 1 out of 10 request proposition. I continue to enjoy staying at Starwood properties, but I feel lately more "taken for granted" rather than a business traveler who Chooses to stay at a Starwood property every week somewhere in the world.
May 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Golfcrazy Great amenities
Very modern and clean, beautiful pool, wonderful spa, great restaurant!
May 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by WorldTrvler731 Trendy Establishment
This hotel is the hot spot in Scottsdale. It has large, comfortable rooms, a trendy sushi restaurant and a luxury spa all in one location. If you are looking to have some fun in Scottsdale, I highly recommend this hotel. If you are looking for a tranquil, relaxing getaway this may not be the spot for you. The hotel had a trendy restaurant and night club that keeps the hotel busy every night and into the early morning. We did have an issue with clubbers making a lot of noise at 4 AM when they head back to their rooms. Also slightly disappointed that the only restaurant in the hotel was sushi and there wasn't a more general option. Otherwise, we had a fabulous visit.
October 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by josh929292 Excellent Stay!
I would first off like to say Rachael Bienz was nothing short of amazing with her on point dealer of assuring all was well. The valet and concierge were very professional and prompt. Due to my job I travel often in which I always stay at the W Hotel. This trip was another amazing adventure as always. Great rooms, nice atmosphere and amazing drinks.
April 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ET73 Girls Weekend
Pros and Cons to this hotel for a girls weekend -
Pros - close to shopping, great spa, good pool area, check-in staff was great as were other staff
Cons - concierge not as helpful as we would have liked, things like yoga classes - we were handed a dated printout with studios that were closed.
No reasonable coffee solution for the am - had to walk to Starbucks - only 3 blocks away, but still a pain. Also not great room service options if you are staying in, had to use an outside service. Living Room Bar is nice, but high end, not a place to relax after the pool. Admittedly the pool bar may have been better but it was cold when we were there - so I can't speak to that.
December 7, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by businesstraveler36 Pay attention Business Travelers
This hotels main focus is on the night life and not the Business traveler.
No platinum check in, upgrades or extended check in.
Kids screaming in the hallways late at night, parties in rooms, etc...
May 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ricci Local Experience
Stayed for an evening for a girls night out. The staff was professional and pleasant. The location was perfect for nightlife or daytime shopping and food. The room was impressive (clean and modern) with a great view of the pool. Ate at the restaurant inside Sushi Roku and the food was delicious. Would highly recmmend and will definitely be back.
April 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by nardeezy Party Getaway!
I've stayed here 3x in the past year (twice with buddies and once with the wife).
Highly recommended as your annual get together with the boys for spring training or getaway with your lady.
Both day and night at the WET pool are a blast and the servers are top notch!
If I ever had to travel to PHX/Scottsdale for work this would be my first choice.
Only downside is that due to the weekend partying around the area it would be difficult to get a good nights rest if you're with the kids? Therefore, I do not recommend this place for families with small children.
March 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by FFN1 Comfortable and convenient
The hotel is very comfortable, quiet and modern.
Good bar and amenities, an enjoyable place.
May 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BinghamDoan Happy Hip and well treated
Great place with all kinds of eye candy; I love the décor and the ambiance. The staffs are 101% customer satisfaction for my standards, I’m hard to impress. I have been to many states and countries around the world and the W hotel is always one of my best stays. Coming from the art on the walls, the lighting in the elevator, the nightlife (even the door guy was cool), the music, the mood setting, great managers, etc. I can go on and on till my eyes bleed; you just have to experience it yourself.
August 8, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by StanU The staff is outstanding. Pool and fitness room leave a lot to be desired
The staff is accommodating in all respects. Friendly, helpful, and courteous. The rooms are clean and modern with that spa feel. Negative: limited drawer space and disappointing shower head/pressure.
Great location and vibe to this hotel. In walking distance of most all the local eateries and shopping district.
Downgraded for the lack of pool lounges. Wish the W catered to its hotel guests rather than the public who are granted access to the hotel pool.
Downgraded for the substandard/poor fitness facilities. The manager, Mallory, explained that Fit will be upgraded, but in the meantime, one elliptical trainer , two bikes, and two treadmills are woefully insufficient.Three broken cardio equipment is too many. RENT SOME EQUIPMENT!!
March 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Slent1 Perfect Stay!
The rooms are phenomenal, beautiful design, great amenities, and incredibly friendly and attentive staff. Considering the room was reserved and paid for by a third party, I was relieved that the reservation and billing process went flawlessly.
May 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Doug10 What happened to Wheels
While I always enjoy my stays at this property one of the main benifits is Wheels. t seem the program has taken a massive step backwards and I do not know why. Lewis our regular driver was at a loss to explain the defcinetcies in the program and was actually very apologetic about the service ot being what it use to be.
Bottom line its tough to fly coach when you have been flying first class, I hope wheel can be restored to its once efficient and effective classy former self.
April 9, 2014