Rated 4 out of 5 by Explomondo Hip hotel that goes to bed early
The W is conveniently located in the center of Scottsdale. Valet, check in and service at Roku were really smooth. The pool area is gorgeous at night. During day time it becomes apparent you are in a downtown location, so don't expect a resort feel.
My room was located on the pool level with an outdoor shower, I guess this was an upgrade. This must be the first hotel I know of that has a dress code for the pool, which I found quite amusing. "Only appropriate and upscale beachwear is welcome at WET". My Speedos passed the test.
I was shocked however to find all bars closed at 00:15 on a Thursday night. There is a bar next door, but I would expect a bit more action from a hotel that advertises itself as the heart of nightlife.
Despite calling the night early, I would most likely visit again when in the area.
December 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 I love my test stay
This was a great hotel. I enjoyed my test stay.
December 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by suman514 Place to be in Scottsdale
We really liked this hotel. Very "W" in every respect - happening bar, great music scene, and cool rooms. We got upgraded to a junior suite on the pool level. The room was quite spacious, bed was comfortable, great Bliss toiletries, small-ish bathroom (typical W aside from the spacious room). The pool at this W was pretty awesome.
This hotel is also "the place to be" from Thursday-Saturday with the pool area turning into a nightclub. Upside - great music. Downside - very loud if you are trying to sleep.
I haven't stayed at other places in Scottsdale, but I did love the central location of this hotel. It was close to many restaurants and the mall. All are within a 10 min walk.
Recommend this hotel, but make sure to bring your heavy duty ear plugs if you are here from Thursday-Saturday.
December 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Raykay711 Good all around except...
Was satisfied with all features. The one thing that I was irked by is when I called the front desk to discuss my SPG membership, the person was very cordial but needed to transfer me to the SPG 800 number but then later on the hotel bill, I noticed a $2.00 charge for calling an 888 number which was the transfer call from earlier in my stay. Not a big deal, I can afford an extra $2.00 but it's one of those "Really? You charged me for transferring me to your own internal 800 number?".
December 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jazzie75 Wonderful Stay in a Wonderful Room
Great team, especially front desk talent including Taylor and Lindsey, who were so very accommodating and welcoming!
November 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shadron1 Great Job
Great Job.. W this was awesome!
November 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stone65 Great stay
Had a wonderful time. The employees were great and defiantly had a can do attitude.
November 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anna01 The perfect stay
I was here on business for 4 nights. From the arrival process, all throughout my stay, each encounter with the W associates were refreshing. Friendly faces throughout the hotel. Meeting facilities were clean, food was great. Loved the tin can lunch box presentation and the couscous salad was so tasty. Rudy from Banquets, very helpful and always had a smiling face. Would definitely come visit here again.
November 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by FHM4U Lovely hotel with great ambience
Fantastic rooms, extremely helpful hotel staff and a lovely bar both inside and by the pool. A great place to stay
November 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Patti117 Little recognition of SPG Status
The W Scottsdale is a beautiful property - my main objection is their complete lack of recognition of spg status. I am a lifetime platinum SPG member - just completed a stay at this hotel in November completing over 90 nights this year alone - I have NEVER received any kind of complimentary room upgrade here and no longer expect anything for my loyalty - sad but true.
They are also now asking for AND HOLDING your driver's license when you order a drink at the bar in the lobby - not something I am comfortable with or will allow again.
May go back to the Phoenician for all future stays in Scottsdale.
November 8, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Raki84 Not your standard SPG experience
I travel for work every week, and i stay at SPG all the time. Not sure where to start with my Stay at W Scottsdale.
1. The staff is very friendly, but service is horrible.
2. The air doesn't work, nor the phone in the room
3. The water is clogged in the bathroom and Sink
4. When you request for room service, the person never shows up.
5. you have to call twice for everything to be done
Hope someone takes this seriously, and takes necessary steps to make everyone stay pleasant
October 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anniv14 Perfect weekend
To celebrate our anniversary, my wife and I decided to stay here. I must say it was exactly what we were looking for. The atmosphere was energetic and lively, the staff was excellent and the pool and lounge bar areas were fantastic. We were even treated to a complimentary bottle of wine and chocolates. It all made for a relaxing but fun weekend.
October 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Willwillwill Wow
Everything was great. The pool was luxurious. Sushi roku was spectacular. The food was wonderful and the service was even better. The manager on duty , Dan was his name, was so nice to wife with suggestions for shopping and dining. He made us feel like we were regulars.
October 5, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jojo51 This hotel has a great pool!
It is close to shopping and restaurants.
October 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sand2014 Unbelievable Customer Service
This was not only my first time in Scottsdale, but it was my first time staying at the W. The hotel is beautiful, stylish, quiet, and is centrally located. There are excellent restaurants, bars, and clubs all within walking distance or a short cab ride away. There is a fantastic mall right across the street. They offer valet parking as well or self parking ($10 per day for self) which is right across the street. If you need to run to the market, no need to get your car because they offer a free car service to take you to local stores, if needed. The customer service at the hotel is impeccable. I have never encountered so many genuinely friendly employees at a hotel. If you have an issue with anything, it will be taken care of immediately. Bliss, their spa, is amazing. I had a fantastic massage (summer special - only $99) and bought several of their Bliss facial products. Their pool area is beautiful, hip and a great place to chill and enjoy a cocktail. It's also a great place to go to after a late night out! Come back to the pool to hang out, have a night cap and listen to some lounge music. I highly recommend this hotel and I look forward to my next visit!
September 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Boomer79 A Wonderful Stay at The W Scottsdale
I booked just one night as I was having some work done at my house and didn't want to deal with the smell of paint. I used a Suite Night Reward and upgraded to one of the Spa Suites there. While it's really more of an oversized room, it was very well appointed. Of course there is the ridiculously comfortable W bed, and the roman soaking tub in the middle of the room.
The manager had a bottle of champagne and some fresh fruit delivered to my room. Check in was fast, courteous, and very friendly. There's not a whole lot more that could have been done to make this stay any better.
September 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rachelrose Enjoyed my stay
I had an amazing time. Mallory Wayne made my experience so wonderful. I will definitely be back .
August 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nicole1629 Lobby bar
I am a business traveller and this hotel is really for the young crowd . A social event. However Danielle who is the bar tender in the lounge lobby made sure I was not forgotten amongst the youngsters. Her service to everyone was excellent. She is a credit to Starwood.
There is a conference in October in Scottsdale. I will recommend this hotel because of Danielle
August 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BMG19 Over Performed!
W Scottsdale was a gorgeous property, with attentive staff, unique atmosphere, and over all clean and comfortable. I would suggest this hotel to anyone traveling to the Phoenix/Scottsdale area.
August 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by flygrl Gorgeous Hotel Only Surpassed by Customer Service
The property is very nice and very convenient to shopping and restaurants. The staff is very accommodating and they never fail to greet you or open doors for you. The Bliss Spa on property has quality services. The crowd leans towards the 20-30 year old range so the hallways can be noisy during the night although the hotel specifically says to call the front desk if you have problems with this. The security at the front entrance during the night that only allows hotel guests to get in and checks all other individuals made me feel safe.
August 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alfapark Great hotel
Fantastic hotel, friendly associates .
August 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by carnivore great time
excellent facility. the staff we friendly and made me feel welcome.
August 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mgal Great place and most staff is nice…..
The hotel is great and most of the help is great. Only issue was the downstairs bar employees were rude at first, then the server who was very nice showed up but the initial experience was met with attitude. Other than that this notel is great on all fronts.
August 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Montey2005 Excellent accommodations
The only complaint I have is no in-room coffee but the bedding, amenities and overall facilities are top-notch.
August 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mike1199 Amazing Service
Everything about the visit was spectacular.
August 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 21Lisa21 Customer Service was Perfect
My girl friends and I spent the weekend at The W and had the best experience! Upon arrival there was an incident where a very intoxicated man was harassing me in the lobby of the hotel, and the employees at the front dest quickly sent security over, apologized multiple times, and gave us 2 free drink tickets for the weekend. It was great to know that the employees cared about my safety and satisfaction with my stay.
All other aspects of my stay were above average as well -- great drinks, clean room, shuttle service, nice sushi restaurant, 3 minute walk to the best night life in the state, shopping across the street, great pool scene, and even yummy smelling shower gel :)
Big thanks to The W Scottsdale staff for such an awesome experience!
August 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by JG50 Great service
This hotel is for younger people. The pool area is over crowded and very loud on weekends. It was nice to know that in advance. Our room was great and the service was excellent!
August 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 1TR1 Fabulous Stay cation.......
My husband planned this getaway right in our backyard. We totally were surprised at what a great time we had. The Staff was phenomenal and they made us feel special and welcome. It was like no other experience that we ever had. Mind you, we were the oldest people in the hotel this past weekend, we think, and we STILL had a wonderful experience. The room was lovely and we enjoyed Sushi Roku so much, we ate there 2 out of the 3 nights. That was also special!
My husband says we will definitely do this again soon!
July 29, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by bproctor007 Not so special status this time
I understand that I am only gold status, but whenever I travel I stay with SPG resorts and most the time with a W hotel and the Westin if there is no W in the city. I always expect an upgrade if they are available as part of the stellar service I have come to enjoy through SPG.
This was not the case this time, in-fact I have been to the hotel on 5 or 6 separate occasions this year alone for weekend stays, and I have only been upgraded once.
This last time the hotel wasn't booked up at all, and they indicated that they only do upgrades when they are really busy and not when they are really slow. This makes no sense from a customer loyalty/lifetime value standpoint. So, you would rather make sure you have something available for first time guest or non-loyal guests than provide an upgrade for a customer that nets the hotel a much greater profit over the course of their many stays? I speak at conferences on analytics and serve on Adobe's advisory board (specifically their analytics product). This is the exact opposite of what makes good financial sense, and starts to tarnish the value of the SPG rewards program.
July 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cheung79 Great service! Great location!
The W hotel is a very lively place, great for the young crowd, but not recommended for families as it can be very noisy. The staff was very friendly, and welcoming.
July 21, 2014