Rated 5 out of 5 by samthor best gym! best location! best pool!
i have stayed everywhere in ATX, and this is the spot!
i would like to give some recognition to a couple extremely helpful staff members- Alex the night manager and Tiffany the pool deck co-ordinator. They made sue my stay was perfect!
June 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rob1x Great hotel for get away weekend!
My wife and I recently spent the weekend at the W in Austin as a 'get away' from the kids. In fact, the W is our favorite hotel to do this periodically throughout the year. It's important to get some alone time with your spouse! We love the consistency of the service and the staff, and also the proximity to many things to do in downtown Austin.
June 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MaryNell Great Service Poor Amenities
Everyone from the valet to the front desk was extremely welcoming and courteous. Trouble was that for a shower only room, there was no shower cap. I always travel with one just in case, but really, it should be provided for female guests.
June 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pajamas Awesome Hotel
From the minute of our arrival we were greeted with a welcome. All the way from the guy taking our car to the doorman and the front desk.
Great atmosphere and very trendy up beat.
Was really looking forward to staying here my first time. The room was awesome loved the blue lights and all the little touches added pops of color. The view from our room couldn't have been better from my standpoint. All your staff from beginning to end was excellent . Can't wait to return Thank You!
March 9, 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 Cwal256 Great location and style
I stayed at this hotel regularly over 9 months, they were great at upgrading to a suite for Platinum status and very friendly to always go the extra mile. The locations is right downtown near many great restaurants and you can go running along the river.
April 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by JenniferToronto Beautiful hotel, Loved the decorating and esthetic
Room was loud. Not sure where the night club was but it sounded like it was right near my room, pulsating music as I tried to go to sleep.
June 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by cathymich Just "OK"
The hotel is in a good location. We enjoyed our stay. The Spa and the gym were fantastic. Had the best massage of my life there. Hotel did not really refer the best of restaurants.
June 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Miichele THE BEST W hotel in USA
I travel close to 200 nights a year. 100 plus at Starwood, which puts me at the Platinum Ambassador level.The reason why I am stating my credentials is because The W Austin hotel has exceeded my family and my expectations by far.
The staff are well trained and very accommodating. The Living Bar is cool. Trace has very good service. Tony is wonderful as the concierge, he goes out of his way. Joanna is the most caring and passionate Director of Rooms that I have ever encountered , It sometimes feels like you are at a small boutique hotel where everyone knows your name.
The pool can get a bit crowded but it is the scene and everyone is having fun. Most of all, the service there is great too!!!
The manager at the spa is" W wonderful!" Again, caring , happy and wants you to enjoy your experience. Bring your workout clothes, their gym has great equipment and a great view!
The rooms are nice(W nice). It is worth the extra money, especially during the season when the pool scene is around. They do recognize Platinum status.
The W is a great area to walk, explore, shop , listen to music venues and eat at great restaurants nearby!
We cannot wait to go back because we know staying here is a joy that leads to relaxation!! Oh and hey at our age, we still do like some excitement too.
April 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by nolavisitor123 Great property, good design and location.
Hotel location is great, downtown Austin is fun. We didn't get the chance to see the pool. We booked a double but we were fine switching into an accessible king. FD was helpful, even though they could smile a little more. The concierge sent us to the right spot, very helpful. Food in Trace was very bad, but our server (mid 20s, short bob hair) was great, as well as their supervisor. I wish I could remember her name, she was awesome. I enjoyed the number and variety of the free amenities in the hotel room. Not sure if part of the hotel, but the pizza restaurant on the same block with the hotel was horrible as well. I enjoyed the jazz band on the patio.
April 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by petehop awesome hotel for group/ bachelor party
such a great time at the w hotel this past weekend. was in town for bachelor party. thank you to the staff for making it a great stay.
April 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by DennisHouston Overall pleasant stay
We stayed at the W for the Austin Food & Wine Festival over the weekend. The staff was excellent and we were very pleased with the accomodations and the hotel restaurant TRACE. This property was about a 10 minute walk to the festival, so it was very convenient and it helped us get some exercise in after enjoying all of the food and wine at the festival. We were dissapointed that the Living Room did not have a section for SPG members and hotel guests. The bar was so crowded we could not get a drink in the evening and had to leave the hotel to relax and enjoy a cocktail - definately an area for improvement.
April 28, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Ken5381 we didn't get what we expected
Recently my wife and i stayed 2 nights at the W. we booked thru our AMX Centurion (Black) card Concierge and received the following commitments: a free upgrade from our current Corner Suite , free parking, free breakfast. At checkin (Dylon) we were clearly informed how WRONG we were and received none of the above. our AMX rep called the W and spoke with Marcus. he promised to make the corrections but STILL NOTHING HAPPENED.He didnt even contact us.
We had dinner at Trace and drinks at the bar: both experiences we amazing. we also had room service: Burger and Chicken Soup ($50.00). both were very below our expectatons.
January 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by EdTXLF2013 W staff will meet every need!
Our event was the best yet, in no small part due to the excellent service provided by the entire staff at the W Austin. There were lots of moving parts to our conference and decisions that were made/changed on the fly, and everyone that we worked with met our requests with a smile and absolute can do attitude. I would recommend the W Austin to any meeting and events professional any time any where!
January 16, 2013
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 3 out of 5 by BusinessTraveler122 The rooms are quite small
I stayed in a "Spectacular" room with my three teenagers. Despite the name, the room was quite small, and not really suitable for 4 people. The rooms have an"open concept" bathroom - the glass enclosed shower is part of the sleeping area, so privacy while showering is an issue.
February 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bessy 5 days of relaxation and luxury
We spent 5 days at the W Austin and thoroughly enjoyed hanging out at the Wet Pool and the communal areas. When we asked, our requests were responded to very soon. The shopping in the immediate area, as well as the restaurants, were plentiful and within walking distance. We hated to leave!
May 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by garthbrooks Birthday Bash
10 women from all over Texas met at The W Hotel to celebrate a 50th birthday...The staff went ABOVE and BEYOND to make this day amazing. Thank you for a wonderful experience! We have decided to meet back at The W in Austin every year to keep this rich experience ALIVE.
May 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SIKhDaddy91 Overall EXCELLENT
We enjoyed ever aspect of our stay at The W Downtown Austin. From the moment we arrived in the valet cicle until they came to take our bags down for departure, all staff were extremely courteous and friendly. We will definatley stay here again. Thank you,
August 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by chuck99 Very enjoyable stay in Austin
The hotel was located in a convenient area to convention center and area restaurants. Room was spacious and well maintained. Staff throughout all areas were friendly and helpful and requested input about room, stay, etc. Will definitely stay there again.
January 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by JPfromthe213 The Living Room
I don't normally drink cocktails, but when I do, I drink them at the Living Room at the W Austin. Wet Bar is also a great place to relax and grab some refreshments. Not to mention the location is so convenient and central to everything Austin.
May 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mosy Impressive hospitality starting from general manager.
We celeberated our 28th aniversary at W Austin.We had an amazing experience by being treated so special starting with General manager all the way to line employees.Great experience.I definitley would recommend it to friends and families!!!!
February 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SaraH The bed was so comfortable!
I loved staying at the W! The bed was so comfortable that it made it hard to get up in the morning! I would stay here again and recommend it to all of my friends.
February 13, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Tattie Disappointing
Great building, location, and rooms- but the service (with the exception of the pool bar staff) was disinterested, mechancial and underwhelming.
April 16, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by JRJJ Bad Experience at Busy Times
During SXSW, I would avoid this hotel. Some members of the staff were accomodating but everybody I spoke to at the front desk was extremely rude, especially at check-in and check-out. The temperature of the rooms was inconsistent, leaving you freezing half the night and sweating the other half. The in-room movie service wouldn't allow you to stop and continue a movie later and after we were promised a refund on our movie, it was still listed on our bill. For the price of this hotel, I expected a much higher level of service. Understandably, SXSW is a busy time, but a hotel should run at its finest during peak travel weeks. Left disappointed.
March 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Douglas Outstanding Guest Service
I took my girlfriend to the W for 3 nights to celebrate our recent engagement. We have stayed in a number of 5 star hotels in our home country (the UK) and we both thought the service at the W was far better than we are used to. I contacted the hotel ahead of our arrival to let them know that we were celebrating our engagement and they made us feel extremely welcome and made arrangements for several additional treats to help us celebrate. The facilities are in great condition and well maintained and the staff, from reception to the bar, are extremely helpful and friendly. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a romantic break!
May 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ptax13 Business
Hotel rooms were great and the hotel staff could not have been nicer or more accomodating. Excellent job.
May 22, 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 3 out of 5 by radium46 W Hotel
Unfortunately my room had no bath tub and i dislike showers. When I spoke to another member of the group the same response-sorry my room had no tub either. Otherwise rooms totally satisfactory.
Restaurant staff pleasant. Restaurant poorly located as have to go through two lounges to get there from lobby.
May 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Canadadude First Impressions of W are WOW
My first stay at a W and must say I was impressed. The reception staff were extremely friendly and helpful and acknowledged me each time I left/returned to the hotel. The "living room" concept of the lobby lounge was very interesting and Trace was full of energy the night we attended,
May 16, 2014