Rated 4 out of 5 by MCRizzle Unique hotel in good location
Hotel was quiet and the room was lovely. The shower was a bit strange with only a half door, but I loved the rainfall shower head. We enjoyed our stay. The room was clean. The carpet needed some updating, but other than that the room was modern. All staff we encountered were friendly and provided excellent service.
July 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by sarabeth Good but not thorough
Everything about the stay was great except checking out. I ordered a roll away bed but ended up canceling it before it was brought to the room. The desk assured me I would not be charged. Upon checking out I was charged and then had to have the charges reversed. Aside from that. Great hotel
July 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WayneT No Complaints
As I told the nice lady at the front desk when I checked out,"I studied the reviews on the W and contrary to what some people said, I was most satisfied with all aspects of my stay at the W recently." I'd recommend this hotel. Met my every need and I have nothing but great things to say about the property.
April 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Phxnickd The staff was great.
As a W hotel I feel it missed the mark. The lobby was nice but everything else was average.
Amanda at the desk checked us in and was wonderful. She recognized us each time as we walked by and asked us how we were doing. james at the bar was friendly and had some great insight of things to do around town.
May 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sofi28 Room was wonderful!
My review is based on a short one day stay. The room was great, although the bed was a little small for 2 people!
The decor and environment of the hotel is absolutely wonderful, its contemporary and gorgeous.
I can't give the hotel a a complete 5 stars because of two reasons the restaurant inside "Kelvin" and their valet parking.
Kelvin is the W's take on contemporary Californian (aka wanna be healthy) cuisine. For $15 dollars for 2 slices of french toast and $5 per 6oz of orange juice (FROM CONCENTRATE) i was expecting to taste the fluffiest tastiest food ever made... however, it was nothing more than average.... we were robbed!!!
"Valet" Parking is handled by a public parking lot which is literally across the street from the hotel. Yet they charge an additional $35 dollars aside from your hotel stay to drive your car across the street. There are pretty much no other options, so again you get hit with these charges.
Overall, I loved the hotel and would definitely stay here again!
February 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MegSDVisit Had to work for the wknd, thank goodness for the W
I had to come into town for a tradeshow this past weekend and needless to say, I wasn't too happy about working on the weekend, but the W offered an amazing compromise to that. It was so nice to stay in a fun, trendy hotel, with great service while being at work. Thanks so much! I will stay again!
June 26, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by RHSJ W San Diego
The hotel was under construction. The room and pool were very small. The check-in process took 20+ minutes and there was only one person in front of me. I supposed to stay 4 nights and changed to a different hotel after the first night. I was disappointed and will not stay at that property again.
June 28, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by daredevil Nice Hotel
Spent two night. Typical trendy W hotel. Staff were very friendly room was clean. Overall very happy. As a Gold member they did not upgrade my room. Other W hotels have. Ate room service. As expected food was very expensive and average at best, Organic chicken was dry. Nice location to Zoo/Park.
June 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by PhiladelphiaAtty Perfect for San Diego Federal Court
The location was perfect for a short walk to the Court. The facility was exceptional. More important, the food was excellent and I ate all of my meals at the hotel restaurant and bar. I invited a local attorney and businessman who had not been to the W before and the lunch was perfect. Thanks.
April 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Melt132 The hotel was very chic and practical.
Was amazed with the service. In town for a conference and arrived very early, we wanted to just drop our bags off to hold, but was pleasantly surprised to be check in. This started our trip wonderfully. The next days were great. Rooms were so comfortable I didn't want to go to the conference.
February 21, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Lisa7625 Walls Too Thin
This was an absolutely lovely hotel, right up until I tried to go to sleep. The people in the room next to me were watching a movie, laughing, and then went to "bed". . . It was as if they were in my room instead of theirs. I heard eveyrthing they said and did. NOT COOL. I will not return.
July 20, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by JetSetter2012 Worst shower ever
Stay here if you don't mind experiencing the worst shower/bathroom design ever and don't mind **inches** of water on the bathroom/entry way carpeted room floor **everytime** you shower. What were they thinking designing their showers? A 7-inch hole in the glass side? A single-option showerhead that soaks the whole room? Water running into the hotel room entryway? I stayed for 4 nights with 5 co-workers on different floors and we ALL complained of the shower design disaster. I told one of the staff and she thanked me and begged me to tell the manager (as I was running to catch a cab to the airport), saying every other guest she's talked to has complained of the same thing! So fix it. You're probably going to have a horrible mold problem and/or a slip and fall lawsuit on your hands very soon. I wouldn't stay here again because it wasn't comfortable to come home to a still sopping wet floor every day after work. (And I feel bad for the housekeeping staff who probably know/have seen the worst of it.)
April 15, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Rich2809 More Aloft than W
Just a poor first visit, second stay was better but still felt like poor value for money.
First stay was awful but them management did listen to my complaint and they did make it good.
Room are small but comfortable, good coffee maker.
Breakfast is good but no bufet so can be expensive.
September 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tee1969 Friendly and attentive staff.
Upon arrival I was checked-in by Alyssa who made my stay memorable from the upgrade to the bottle of sparkling juice awaiting me the next day. Very nice touch! I travel a lot on business and I can say the staff stood out with greetings in the lobby to room service. I would stay again!
February 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheFJH Tanktop on a Rooftop
The renovations to my favorite W Hotel are amazing. The staff is friendly and attentive. They are what customer service is about. I highly recommend anyone that is a W Hotel fanatic or who wants to visit San Diego stay at this hotel. We also enjoyed the exclusive Acura Experience.
August 1, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by HakanSenturk Overcharge
I booked for a supposedly fabulous king size room with a bay view. I ended up with having neither. The rate was 538 USD + Tax per night !!! That was possibly three times of the actual price. Therefore it was a very bad experience. I have never been overcharged to such a degree.
May 26, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by HoffB Not what we had hoped
Room was fine, but a bit dingy. Pool was tiny. Guests were partying late and we heard a very loud and profane argument outside our door at 2:00am. Had to wait several minutes at the front desk to check out. Actually had to knock on the office door. Valet was excellent, though.
July 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DannyMac Awesome Stay
We stayed at The W over the long MLK weekend and had a great time. Excellent location, rooms were super clean, and the staff was fantastic. A huge THANK YOU to Kyle with the 'Whatever, Whenever' service, he was crazy helpful and his service definitely made our weekend better!
January 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Reeeecan Director of Front Office was the best
I stayed on new years eve, it was a great experience, and as an SPG member - I know that the W hotels are great. I had a minor issue and the Director and I spoke on the phone briefly and he rectified the issue. I will definitely be staying again and again.
Thank you W SD!
January 4, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Tgillette22 Not up to w standards
This was horrible. Staff was rude. At check in was told room was not ready but another one was and tried to tell me it was the same room, no it wasn't it was two levels below what we booked and she kept arguing me. Rooms were Tiny! Love the W hotels but not this one at all
December 21, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by PMA1836 Great Staff/Hotel not well maintained
The staff at this hotel are all excellent. Although there were rarely enough staff at the front desk, so the lines were often long. Sadly, many carpets are stained and most of the walls need fresh paint. Great rooftop bar and their were nice amenities in the room.
May 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by JRage Great one day trip to San Diego
the cleanliness and friendly staff were wonderful. There is a spacious gym and quality cardio machines. The Pool was a jr. pool, very small but served its purpose of lounging in the water. This W has the same quality as other W's I have stayed at but feels and is smaller.
August 22, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Blossom Drunken guests
I was anxious to send my daughter and her companion on a wonderful weekend in SD before he's deployed to Afghanistan, instead received updates from them on how small the room was and how the young people were all drunk and loud. Obviously won't be staying with you again.
May 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by PJ3223 PROBLEM WITH RESERVATIONS
My reservation was wrong & it didn't get corrected until I checked out on Monday, 07/29/13. To explain the problem would take a page. The reservation and bill were the only problem, but it was frustrating. It seemed our group had many problems with their reservation.
July 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Abroadbe great hotel - would stay again
I stayed at the W Hotel in San Diego for six nights during a conference and loved it. The rooms are extremely nice with a very comfortable bed and great window seat. The staff were friendly and helpful. The rooftop bar is a lovely place to hang out and eat.
June 2, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Nic40 Staff isn't responsive.
Staff wouldn't provide answers to the simplest of requests such as a billing invoice even though there were significant discrepancies. This was after 2 email requests, and 2 verbal conversations. Yes, need immediate assistance-- but my request goes unanswered.
March 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Traveler1today hotel review
Lupe in cleaning services was awesome. I'm not sure if she was the supervisor but she acted as one. Everyone on staff, however, were great to work with, very customer focused and worked to correct any issues that occurred. They went above and beyond policy.
March 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Harrylu Great Stay at the W
The W Hotel in San Diego is an excellent hotel and worthy of the W title. The only complaint was the pool is miniscue and not what I expected from a hotel in sunny SoCal.
August 21, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by drsbuchholz good location except skid row area 1 block away
I like the roof top bar but not a room above it as it is too noisy late at night and also hear the trolley. The room was way too small and do not like how the bathroom door is situated.Convenient location.it took too long at checkout.
December 3, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Michelle916 Follow through on reservations
If you make reservations in advance and have specific requests. It would be in your best interest to contact them several times to make sure they have all your information in the notes.
August 4, 2014