Rated 3 out of 5 by Underwhelmedx2 W's not for everyone
The W is more about being hip than anything else. This is not a hotel for business travelers. Limited work space (the TV sits on the "desk") and the room's furniture is more about style than comfort. If two guests share a room, be aware there is no door between the bedroom and sink/shower area of the bathroom - not conducive if one party needs to get up earlier than the other.
March 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by unityadvance Tour Manager to the Stars
It all starts with the Sales Manager. Generally I do not use Starwood Hotels because of numerous problems with billing. However W Austin has a Sales manager that put in the effort to understand those if us in the music business. She really gets it and won my business. As long as she is there I am with the W Austin.
March 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AG2010 Right in the City
Ideal location for experiencing all that Austin has to offer. There are plenty of great restaurants and bars nearby, and 6th Street is just a short walk away. The hotel itself has plenty to offer with a great pool as well as a lively bar downstairs. This hotel also has the best hotel gym I have ever worked out in. I was blown away by the amount of equipment. This hotel was exactly what I was looking for.
March 4, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by jeriyoder disappointed....
This hotel missed the boat on every level.
March 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by aChefGuy Excellent!
This hotel is everything you would expect from a Starwood Hotel, and then some!
March 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Michael31 Staff was superb!
Everyone at the hotel was so very kind and accommodating.
February 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CMarie7 Loved my stay at the W!!
I had a lovely time staying at the W. As a woman travelling alone, I loved the security of requiring a room key to access the upper hotel room floors. The staff was excellent -- very friendly and helpful with restaurant recommendations. I didn't get a chance to enjoy the spa -- maybe next time. The pool area was gorgeous, but alas it wasn't warm enough to swim when I was there. The room itself was beautifully decorated and the bed was oh so comfortable! Can't wait to visit the W again.
February 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Matthew343 Austin W Rocks!
Recently stayed here with my family for the weekend. Service was top notch at every level. Caleb the concierge, secured tickets to Bob Schneider, which was sold out for my wife and I on Valentines day, big plus!!! Very impressed with the level of detail and attention the entire team gives to their guests. I am a Platinum member and spend 100 nights a year in Starwood hotels, this is one of the best I have experienced.Thank you!!
February 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Str88 Excellent
I am writing to compliment Katie, and Tim. I have stayed in the W LA, SF and often at the Saint Regis.
And until now I thought the W was second to the Regis. Katie and Tim changed that. I felt comfortable, taken care of and just over all happy while in the presence of these two employees. Their service made my stay at the W so nice I will definitely be staying with you every time I visit Austin.
Please send them a warm regard and compliments from the Stross Party!
February 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NAVYSTUD has everything you are looking forward to experencing
Unique layout, CLEAN professional
to point inside team needs to get along with valet and vice versa
beds to die in
great room amenities
spa great while we waited for room
February 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Harry8156 Great Stay
Everything was excellent, EXCEPT the spa. I started with receiving my slippers and robe. I received, what looked like a size 10 slipper for my left foot but the problem was I received a size 6 for the right. I just couldn't see why it wasn't obvious to someone before I received them that they were clearly different sizes. The therapist had to have been new. Very inconsistent pressure and movements. I get massages regularly and this was up there on my worst list. Upon paying I was asked if I wanted to give gratuity.... I told them 20.00 and after reviewing my bill I noticed she added 32.00. I love everything about this hotel and it is my favorite place to stay in Austin. I just won't be visiting the spa next time.
February 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mg3020 Fabulous time in Austin
This is the place to stay. In the middle of Austin nightlife yet an oasis to rest and relax. Beautiful rooms and great views of the lake. Staff was top notch and met my every request.
February 9, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by MarkTexNYC Customer service completely unsatisfactory
Sometimes a staycation is just what the doctor ordered. Especially when you have friends visiting from around the world and you want to enjoy all that downtown Austin has to offer without the hassle of long cab trips home after a night of fun. As a general lover of the W brand, and someone who has stated in a couple dozen around the world, my expectations for the W Austin were high. Austin (super cool city) + W (super cool brand) [should] = marriage made in heaven.
Sadly that was not the case. I am disappointed in W Austin and will have to think long and hard before taking my business there again.
The morning of my stay, the SPG iPhone app buzzed merrily, informing me that we had been upgraded to a Cool Corner Suite. OMG! *ring* *ring* - hey y'all, I have an awesome suite at The W, let's hang there for a while before we go out (message sent to several friends that morning).
Check-in comes around (6ish pm). LIne is long. Room card makers were broken. Staff was stressed and it showed.
Our turn. Associate welcomes us and proceeds to apologize, saying that she "just gave our room away to the couple in front of us." The only other remaining suite (the one that I was shown to have on the SPG app) was filled with cigarette smoke from previous guest. She then proceeded to lecture us on the upgrade policy--regardless of what the app says, we were told, wasn't guaranteed. The salt on the already open wound was that we had to wait about 20 minutes for an associate to escort us to our room as the card makers were broken and they were having to take all guests (one at a time) to their rooms (our keys were delivered 45 minutes later).
If it hadn't been for a tweet we sent to the awesome folks at @spg, I am confident that the W Austin would've dropped it. The tweet resulted in follow-up from manager, which got us some drink vouchers and a nice text late at night apologizing that the remaining suite was still filled with smoke.
An appropriate course of action would've been to refund the SPG points I used to cover my stay. The W refunded a small portion of the points spent, but not enough to make up for the great disappointment and lack of customer service we experienced.
February 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DT67 High End Hotel Downtown
The hotel staff went over and beyond to help make sure our stay was as comfortable as possible. The room was spacious and well appointed.
January 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by dibster No coffee in the room?!?!?
Hey I had a great stay and the staff were awesome - but two MINOR things bothered me
1. no one refilled the soap and stuff the next day - I might have signed up for the green thing, but I didn't get any points either
2. How come you don't have some coffee in the room?
January 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ssus Great Customer Service
The staff, specifically M Lopez, went above and beyond to make this an extra special weekend trip for us. Thank you guys!
January 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by atxig Wonderful Stay
I live in Austin, but decided to take advantage of the wonderful rate the hotel had offered our guests and stayed. Elegant, comfortable facilities, accomodating staff, available resources; everything was top of the line.
January 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ghavern The staff here go the extra mile to make you feel welcome and comfortable..
Each time I arrive for my monthly stay here, someone welcomes me by name. They do what they can to ensure that I stay in the type of room that I prefer. Last visit I wanted yogurt after the breakfast bar was closed and someone went a found a yogurt for me and gave it to me complimentary. They always go the extra mile.
January 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CoachWill Wonderful stay in great city
Hotel staff was friendly and helpful; property was trendy yet homey. The sales and marketing coordinator gave me a tour of the property as my sister in law looking to have her bachelorette party here. Strong nightlight vibe; several lounge areas; full spa; outdoor pool with chairs and private cabanas. Highly recommend for business and pleasure.
January 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sljones1970 Great hotel
Very friendly staff and very clean...love it..will def stay again here..just a little expensive so wld def have to be special occasion
January 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by DLG1 Great hotel but needs work
This was my first stay at a W Hotel. The hotel is beautiful and the front of house staff great - but there is a disconnect. On day 2 I called Whatever Whenever (WW) to let them know our shampoos etc had not been replaced since the previous guest - they promised a refill but when we got back to our room at 6 pm it hadn't even been cleaned. Day 3 we went for dinner at Trace and asked WW to have a bottle of champagne chilled in our room while we ate - got back from dinner - champagne not chilled. On leaving called down for our car - got downstairs - and you guessed it - no car and they had not received the message.
January 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by cchtx28 Great for business travel
The W is much nicer than other business hotels, but I wouldn't consider it a "boutique" hotel.
During our stay they were having trouble with their computers, which took up a bit of time and was a little annoying.
Our room was clean, spacious, and comfortable.
Final thought: $15 wifi doesn't say "nice hotel" to me. It says corporate penny-pinching.
January 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by royandrobinuk Exceptional in everyway!
Great rooms, excellent friendly and attentive staff and the perfect location!
January 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JWAtx Best. Staff. Ever.
The facilities and the room were great, but what really put our stay over the top was the incredible staff.
January 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Suzie27 great stay
This was an amazing experience- staff and hotel were both great, especially Insider manager.
January 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AlannaK Staff
Without exception, all of the staff took
excellent care of us throughout our stay.
January 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DandE Our home away from home.
Luxurious rooms, great views, friendly staff, delicious food and great location combine to make this the best value in Austin. Crazy scene on the weekends, which can be good or bad, but you can usually find a quiet corner to hang with friends if being surrounded by hip, good looking, well-dressed people of all ages is not to your liking. You have all of the downtown nightlife and the trails around Town Lake (Lady Bird Lake now) within an easy walk. We're in Austin once a month and this hotel is always our first choice.
December 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Clevie Perfect Stay
Not knowing the Austin area I was somewhat anxious about what to expect about the hotel
and the surrounding area. NOT TO WORRY.
The staff was VERY helpful . Great room and
everyone was Texas friendly. Enjoyed a delicious
lunch at the hotel .\, but casual dining close by.
I look forward to my next visit.
December 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by golfer89 Great place for a short stay
If you decide to spend the Weekend in Austin the W is definitely a good choice, its situated in a great location close by to many restaurants. The staff is friendly and the drinks are good.
December 5, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by CLC2013 This hotel needs to lift its standards
This was my first visit to Austin, being an SPG member I naturally selected the W. Unfortunately the service was not up to scratch and made my stay memorable for all the wrong reasons
December 3, 2013