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 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 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 ptax13 Business
Hotel rooms were great and the hotel staff could not have been nicer or more accomodating. Excellent job.
May 22, 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by VincenzoR Excellence All Around
W Austin was one of the best hotels I've stayed in. From the staff to the rooms I have absolutely no complaints. Thanks so much, can't wait to come back!
May 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Aviator1 Who wants to be greeted by a gum chewing tattooed front desk employee
We arrived with great expectation until went to the front desk. Where a young lady did not have the courtesy to remove the gum from her mouth to talk to me checked us in. She also had a prominent tattoo on her right shoulder and arm. I've nothing against tattoos but even convenience stores make their employees cover their tattoos. Or maybe I'm just not hip enough!
May 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by drbisco Awesome service
Great, friendly staff. Chic look. No coffee machines in the rooms, apparently available on request - found this out as I was checking out.
May 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by coopcar W staff as always outstanding
There are very few things I can count on. The staff at the W Austin I ALWAYS know will make my stay exemplary. I have choices. They are the reason I always go back.
May 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ghop Great hotel
The vibe of this hotel is young professionals. Absolute great vibe and location.
May 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by AJstylist Hotel Spa
We had a terrible experience at the Spa. My daughter and I had 2 pedicure appointments,we ran 20 min. late called to let the staff know. We were apologetic when we arrived. The staff could not have been more unwelcoming. They wanted to charge us full services although only offering us 1 pedicure 1 polish change but wanted to charge for both pedicures. 24 hour cancellation policy, but I had made the reservation less than 24 hours before, so that could not apply, the Manicurist was super rude, so rude that I did not want her to work on my toes with sharp instruments. We left I told the front desk that I did not feel comfortable with the manicurist working on me, as we left the spa the manicurist yelled "I am not pissed at you!!! " Totally unacceptable, we honestly felt sorry for the guests trying to enjoy a spa experience with a staff member screaming out the door at us as we left.
I immediately called the front desk and Brandy the supervisor, handled the situation like a pro, she was understanding and agreed the staff acted in a very inappropriate manner with us. Needless to say I won't be going back to the Bliss Spa in Austin during our stay next time. Our son goes to school in Austin so we are regulars.
May 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by fduffy lack of sofa to sit out hurt exp
bed was not comfortable
May 3, 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 4 out of 5 by abe2ooo my stay at the W
li found the following things that need to be addressed
I ordered dinner at the hotel and the portion was to say the least more of a tapas serving than a dinner serving
the A/C vent was right over my head
the price of parking was a little excessive especially when you had to wait 15 min to get your car.
April 26, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by RJW1 Disappointment
Never, ever book a room with a queen size bed and never, ever book a Corner room! The layout of the room is very bad. A/C Thermostat is at the entrance where there is no A/C outlet - that is right a the bed and because the Thermostat is so badly placed, you get constant cold air in your face while you sleep - alternative is to turn off the A/C and you can imagine what the result is.
April 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gato Great location
Great hotel and location for food and entertainment
April 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hailey2 Great service
The staff was beyond wonderful and went out of their way (and much further than ever expected) to make my stay comfortable!
April 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Experiental Fun Stay!
We came for a wedding. We enjoyed the amenities, the location, and the eco-friendly environment. The wedding was lovely on the 2nd floor terrace. The reception was well organized and the food delicious. The parking attendants, and front desk were friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our visit to the close-by farmers market on Saturday.
April 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DavidAL Excellent family stay
Just returned from a wonderful stay at the W Austin. Very convenient location, and a wonderful staff. The pool area was very nice (a little cold), and we very much enjoyed the living rooms downstairs. Will most certainly stay here again next time in Austin.
April 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by OldDiver Business in Austin
Very nice hotel. I had business in Austin so I did not get to spend all that much time at the hotel over my 4 day stay.
Food and wine selection in the Trace restaurant was quite good. Nice way to start and end the day.
The valet parking "Wheels" was responsive and always had my car waiting when I called down.
Exercise room equipment is VERY good. Lots of free weights too.
April 18, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by cn11 Terrible Sleep Conditions
There was constant airconditioner knocking during the night and then construction started on the floor at 4am for some reason; terrible sleep conditions. Not sure I would stay here again.
April 16, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by AUStraveler Great hotel, but staff is disinterested
Great location and facility - the room is very comfortable and spacious. I've stayed at this hotel several times for business and always find the staff to be lacking:
- Not acknowledging my Starwood status
- Not acknowledging that I'm a repeat guest
- Not opening the main front door of the hotel when I'm walking in
- Not saying hello or welcome when I get out of my cab upon arrival at the hotel
- Sounding generally bored and disinterested when I call with requests (in room dining, wake-up calls, etc)
I expect better from W.
April 15, 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 YukonJack Great hotel and staff
staff is great delivering superior service, food and beverage. music venue is great addition.
April 11, 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 5 out of 5 by Kelsleighhart Service
Josh Goldberg was beyond accommodating! We had a wonderful experience and he truly went above and beyond to make that happen. We will definitely be recommending are friends!
April 7, 2014
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 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