Rated 2 out of 5 by WillF Not at good W
Have stayed here several times... Is the least good w in the system... rooms are small, service is OK not terrible... gym is good
Zero recognition or platinum status, very unpersonal overall
May 31, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by ChicagoWeekender No WiFi
I am a Gold member and when I checked in I requested as my reward the free internet access. Later that evening I tried to use the internet only to discover that the room I was given (in a far away corner of the hotel) had a really weak signal and I was unable to log in. I had already unpacked and did not want to move. If I requested internet access, why would the check in staff assign me a room with no signal?
January 10, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by JetEddie70 An awful experience
Lobby was always packed and loud. bar was packed and load. had to stand in line forever to check-in, speak with cocierge or buy a drink. carpet in room was dirty, room keys ALMOST NEVER worked. I had to have new keys cut at least four times in 18 hours, totally unacceptable. bar patrons got in a fight at front door of bar and I had to listen to one of the loud, drunk and profane participants in the aftermath.
June 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ken3143 Weekend Getaway
This past weekend my wife and I came into the city for dinner and a play. Lucky for us we were able to get a sitter so we had the night solo. Our stay at the WNYwas wonderful. Everyone was so friendly, the room was spectacular, the spa facilites fantastic. After the play we sat in the lobby and had a night cap. The energy in there was great.
We would defintely stay at the WNY again without hesitation
January 8, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by AJS19 W New York Needs Work
This is the sixth SPG property we have stayed at in the NYC area, needed a location this visit near Grand Central. Our stay was from a Thursday-Sunday. Upon arrival, our credit card preauthorization which was confirmed by email was not accessible to the check in staff at the front desk. They required an additional credit card, then finally "found it" after emailing management. That evening, I attempted to access the minifridge in the room. It was locked. After four separate calls and one hour of waiting, WW sent a tech to fix it. He was unable to fix it and called back immediately that he went directly to the kitchen to have them send up the beverages were were hoping to obtain. Another hour passed (almost 1 am now) and finally after another call, in room dining brought up our drinks. Friday evening we put out a breakfast order on the door for Saturday morning at 6:15. We were expecting the breakfast early as we had to leave the hotel by 6:45 to take one of my kids to college. Breakfast never arrived. When we opened the door, the card from in room dining had never been picked up the night before. Fortunately we were comped the continental breakfast downstairs, but this threw a hectic morning off even more. Also, that Saturday morning, I received an email containing my check out portfolio, letting me know we were scheduled to leave a day earlier than my confirmed reservation. I finally got in touch with management after two phone calls (while waiting for breakfast that never came) and while they fixed the problem, apparently our reservation had been amended to Saturday check out with no explanation. Overall, this W has a great location and typical W style. The Wink store is great and the doormen and bell service is fabulous. From a guest perspective thought, the overall management of our reservation, the WW system, and the in room dining mishaps will lead me to never want to stay here again.
September 1, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by NYCItalian Billing Nightmare
Checked in on 5/21/12 under what I thought was my corporate rate. When I received by emailed bill at check out it was for the full rack rate of $450+ a night. After calling the Platinum line and a half hour of complaining. Starwood HQ fixed my rate back to $379. Rooms they call special or spectacular are glorified closets. Worst starwood property I have ever stayed at and I am a lifetime Platinum!
May 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sjef Outstanding service
This hotel has an outstanding staff. It is not every day that you are welcomed at check in with a complimentary glass of champagne and a W teddy bear for your 5 year old son.
All the staff, from the doormen to the check in are super friendly and professional. The lady at check in really went out of her way to put us in a nice room.
I really believe this hotel deserves higher and better reviews!
December 31, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by DanR Ongoing Frustrations
1) Canceled my reservation incorrectly.
2) Charged me full amount without telling me.
3) When I showed up expecting room, I had a long wait.
4) Thermostat broken in room I was finally given, I couldn't get temperature below 75 degrees.
5) Standing puddle of water in room.
6) Charged incorrectly for internet access.
7) Charged again for room despite already charging me incorrect cancellation fee.
February 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SanFern Great home while away from home
From the time you walk into this property, the air and visual aids that this hotel provides you with transforms and adds to your stay. It’s a worry free and fabulous environment that makes for a fun playground. You will not regret staying here, the staff is very attentive and pleasant.
August 25, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by StayattheWinNewYork pillows too soft - front desk not very responsive
Pillows too flat
towels too old
front desk took my number and said "we will contact you by 3" but never received a phone call until I called at 3:30. For the price they charged, I expected far better service. Hope the feedback is taken seriously.
May 6, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Powertorque Bad experience
Checked in late at night. No soap in the room. Telephone cord not attached causing the charger to beep every 5 sec for no charge. Half-used toilet paper. Lot of noise from street. This is after being an SPG platinum. God knows what happens to people with no status. Filthy room and unclean carpets. Do not recommend this hotel at all. I am shocked it is a Starwoods property.
January 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JTM1 Home away from home in NYC
I had some internet challenges at the hotel while I was there, the hotel GM and head of IT got involved and solved the problem for me.The hotel GM reached out several times before during and after.They really took care of me. Loved the location. Staff was great, the spanish speaking housekeeping women on the 9th floor was so sweet to me every day. The food in room service was outstanding, the best I have ever had. I found it to be a good home for the 2 weeks I was there.
August 16, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by SamCA Wait till Renovations are complete
Check in on a Friday and informed there were no room upgrades available, which was surprising as a plt. Initial room faced into the other side of the building, so I had to wait until another room was ready later that night. Overall the hotel is a great location and excellent to meet people, but I'd recommend staying elsewhere until the renovations are done.
February 18, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Dal1 Poor service, discourteous staff
Staff was chatting amongst themselves without checking guests in. Was not provided the room reserved even though I am a Platinum member, Reason was that others had to be accomodated ahead on long term members.
Will not recommend this location to others. Might stay at other chain hotels given the lack of superior customer service for long time patrons.
November 7, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by ChicagoClaudia like living in an expensive closet
Could hardly move in this "room"; could not get over my allergies thanks to the perfumed air-spray; could hardly choke down my breakfast after seeing a $4 charge for a banana; could hardly get to my room since the key-card seldom worked. Obviously, a man designed this bathroom as there is no place for cosmetics/no light to see and no mirror for make-up.
May 18, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by DavidPot Small rooms, no W experience
This hotel is no W as the rooms are small and the amenities are not what I expect from a W hotel. My room was next to where they keep the maid carts and was loud. The room was very basic as was the rest of the hotel. As a time share owner and gold member, I was not impressed.
April 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by tote70 Tiny rooms
The decor is beautiful, but the rooms are too small and need a lot of improvement. Walls were dirty and there were 3 hairs in my shower when I arrived.
The bar is nice and breakfast was good but pricey.
August 25, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by col22 Rooms are terrible
When staying at a luxury hotel, one shouldn't have to worry about the room meeting basic standards, like being wider than the length of a bed. I'm amazed by how terribly small the standard hotel room is at this hotel. If you are thinking about booking a "wonderful" room at the W, stay elsewhere for less money and a nicer room.
October 28, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by mike59 Everything went wrong
The reservations for my son's wedding were all wrong - my 89 yr old mother's room had no heat - the staff was not helpful - our heater was so loud it was hard to sleep - and it took forever to check in - finally, every time we called for help - no one ever responded - required several follow-upo calls. Very bad experience!
March 4, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by MrBig Small room, a lot of improvement needed
I'm SPG Platinum. When checked in, I was told I got 2-level upgrade. I had a high floor preference. I was put in 6 FL. When I got in my room, I was really surprised. The room was REALLY REALLY small. I can't imagine without 2-level upgrade, what the room would look like. And I had a view of a big "rock" (a building was a few feet from my window). Okay, I was on business, small room, no view was not a problem. But the first night, I was woke up by air condition at 4am!! I called Whenever/Wherever for help, and I was asked if I want someone to come in my room to fix it. It was 4am, I wanted more sleep!
The next morning, I called, and was offered to move to another room. I was told to pack my stuff and hotel staff would move for me around 12-1pm. I came back at 6pm, checking with front desk for my new room number. It took front desk 10+ minutes to get me a new room -- no one had moved for me!
This is not the kind of facility and service I would expect from W New York!
June 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sweet16 Great Customer Service
My daughter and I booked a cozy room to enjoy a weekend in NYC to celebrate her 16th birthday. We were quickly uprgraded to a suite, and the concierge left a gift of cheese cake and a gold bracelet in our room. The staff really went out of their way to make this a very special birthday weekend in New York!
January 18, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Angv Old W hotel NY
The photos on the website look nicer. The hotel needs to improve in all sense. We got a noisy room. The room was close to the cleaning staff and they were very noisy early in the mornings.
the rooms are very small. This hotel should be like the other one in Times Square. This one is too old and ugly.
May 8, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Whatever2014 Very disappointing
I didn't feel that the hotel met the standards of its website. I also would not consider that the service was at a level that it should be for hotel of that class. Rooms were much smaller than expected and not always clean.
April 1, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by SteveDK Very small rooms, even for New York City
Room is non functional, extremely small. Felts like a prison cell. Even for New York, this was small and low ceilings made it even more cramped. Very dated and old. Food was bad for the typical expensive room service price. Staff was mediocre.
March 12, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by jct27 Cool vibe, otherwise disappointing
I need to stop coming to this hotel. I've been a handful of times and each time, while I enjoy the cool vibe of the hotel, my stay is underwhelming. The rooms are tiny, there is something always disshelved (i.e. a lamp shade, something in the bathroom, etc.) and the walls are paper thin.
February 21, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Celtic Wedding
As mother of the bride we had a very pleasant stay.
The only issue was with the check in clerk who was rude and although she didn't appear busy, told us to stand back until she called us to come forward. In a very loud voice. Really????
Clean and quiet rooms. Overall a very good trip.
May 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by JCQ14 Very convenient
Love the location. Lobby bar area was a great meeting place. Fun vibe. Music at night way too loud (love the tidiness, but we could hardly talk over it). Would definitely stay here again vs the Times Square location (too crowded over there!). Concierge was super helpful and friendly.
February 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Travelgirl Amazing Customer Service
I was at the "W" on Lexington and 50th when the snow storm of Feb. 2013 hit. They were so accomodating and reasuring that measures had been met to assure a comfortable stay and would have anything we needed. The customer service at this hotel truley backs the Starwood and W quality.
February 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Blaze Customer service
The staff here is incredibly helpful. They provided quick and sincere assistance with every obstacle we threw at them. They were also key in acquiring my missing wallet and ensuring that I received it as expeditiously as possible. Absolutely amazing customer service. Very impressed.
April 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JayD Great W without being too 'W'
One of my favorite W hotels. Great location, superb staff, cozy rooms. Yes they may be small, but if you get lucky enough to get an upgrade you'll be in for a nice surprise. W Sweat is a great workout facility with lots of free weights and great SMITH machines.
February 10, 2014