Rated 4 out of 5 by chris47 Not what expected
Thw W Midtown New York is beautiful, extremely well situated in NYC. However, the air conditioner in the room is extremely loud and inconsistent, it did not let me sleep at all as the noise is worse than the sound of sirens from the street. I asked many other guests if this happened to them as well and they had the same complaint about noisy A/C. Some of the staff was very friendly and other was standoffish, didn't find the front desk friendly or helpful at all, whereas the concierge, housekeeping and 1 doorman were great, another doorman didn't even hold an umbrella for me while it poured.
Paying for WiFi in my room is unacceptable in 2013. If the W had to invest a lot back when it installed it, it is a cost they should absorb as I am sure they more than make up for it in what they charge for bottled water. And please don't mention the "free" wifi in lobby since it is only available for 1 hour.
When I stay at a W or any Starwoods hotel, I expect more than I received in this visit.
May 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Steven32 Great Hotel, Great Staff
The stay here was perfect. I arrived very early -- which the hotel showed efforts to accommodate. The staff kept asking how I was doing every time I came across them and when I had a couple of requests, they were met very professionally and promptly.
January 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by cc50 hotel is under conctruction
My experience this time was unusual since because of the construction the staff was preoccupied. Also, my room lighting didnt work and couldnt be fixed while i was there. It was a disappointing stay.
February 3, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by DallastoNYC21 Room not clean
When I pulled back the conforter, I found a blood stained sheet. Because I checked in late, I slept on top of the comforter. The next day, my room was not cleaned once during the entire day so I had one towel left and bed sheets that were not clean. This was by far my worst experience at a W Hotel.
March 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JCtraveler Caring staff, stylish hotel, great location
After a complimentary upgrade, had a wonderful stay and loved the convenience of this location (close to shopping and restaurants, but not in the busy touristy heart of midtown). The staff was very attentive and did accomodate all requests. Would definitely recommend for a cozy stay in NYC.
December 22, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by Rosanna Disappointment
This hotel was a complete disappointment.
I've seen other acceptable W hotels in North America. However, W Lexington Ave was a complete disappointment.
The bathroom shower base had mould. The hairdryer was useless and they had no alternative. The room was pretty small. I've stayed in NY at other hotels and this was a shock to me.
The concierge was a serious disappointment. We ordered a cake through her for midnight for my birthday and it never showed. We called (she had gone home) and they said a replacement would arrive within minutes and it took 45 minutes to finally show up.
On another night the concierge booked a reservation for us at a restaurant she recommended, yet when we showed up the restaurant had no record.
On another night we asked her to confirm a reservation we had already made for another restaurant, and she changed the time. BRUTAL BRUTAL BRUTAL.
I still can not believe how every single interaction I had with this hotel lead to such disappointment and inferior customer service.
April 19, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Scot77 Bad
OK I am or was a Starwood member. I always have stayed at a Starwood Hotel when possible. and I never write reviews. However my experience at the W was so bad I felt compelled to comment. Tiny rooms "cell" size, Mildewed towels, no hot water, ten minute wait times to get the elevator.
October 4, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Travlr Read the reviews before you book
I travel weekly and I am a big fan of "Starwood" but this hotel should NOT be a part of the W hotel brand. After my arrival I went back and read the reviews others had posted.... I should have done that before I booked, most of them accurately describe the room experience you will have.
September 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Buxton87 recent stay
As expected , the room was small but adequate for our needs. The one problem was the temperature control. Despite numerous attempts to lower it, on its own it would revert back to 70-72, uncomfortable for sleep.
January 21, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by kj2014 Not a typical Starwood property
I am a Starwood Loyal and I have to stay this is by the worst property I have stayed in. You have to insert the key in the elevator and 9 of 10 times it doesn't work...you have to call the security or someone to make it work or get your key replaced. Saw same thing happened with my colleagues as well as some other guests.
Hot water - Plumbing needs a overhaul too. The hot water takes forever to come. First time, after waiting for 5 minutes I assumed that may be hotel has run out of hot water...10 minutes later it started trickling through.
Lounge - There's no lounge (understand) but the hotel staff is not active/proactive in telling about the alternate options. Had to prompt a few time and even after that the answer was pretty vague
Room keys - Same story as elevator but not as bad.
Room size - Don't understand the layout or the room size. It's like living in a dungeon. There's no easy accessible port for setting up the iron table. All the ports are behind the table and very difficult to access.
Other issues - No floor mat in bathroom the first day. Housekeeping left it second day. No water bottles for Platinum (maybe not a norm for this property)..
Only positive - it's closest Starwood property to work.
February 25, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anie1962 This hotel cannot control your reservation
This is incredible. My brother and I made a reservation at the same time, each of us. He got a really bad room, water on the floor, towel hanger broke in several pieces went he reach for a towel, they lost his luggages... I can go on and on for an hour like that. Just go somewhere else
April 17, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by ap23 not what I expected
tiny rooms. positioning of TV required me to duck in order to get to the Window. Extremely poor lighting. mirrors in bathroom are not meant for anyone under 5'5.
February 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mace Fantastic staff
I dealt with a lot of the staff at the W during my stay including the manager Michael, reception desk, the engineer, security, restaurant staff, the cleaners & concierge desk. Every single person I dealt with was beyond helpful & they made my stay a very comfortable one!
April 9, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by DisappointedAt49andLex Disappointed
Moved 2x in 4 days. First day due to noise. Second due to defective HVAC. While staff seemed to care, accommodations fell short of expectation.
February 10, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Per10 Wow - that is a small room
During a recent visit in NYC I spent a night in a "Cozy Room" at the W New York. It is one of the smallest rooms I´ve ever seen and it is only suitable if you travel on your own. The hotel and its staff feels rather tired - so don´t expect a Wow-experience.
December 3, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by StarwoodForever Great Business Friendly Location, Guest Service Needs Inprovement
I am a weekly business traveler at this hotel and it is the perfect location for me since it is less than a 5 minute walk to my office. While the rooms at this W tend to be on the smaller side, the size doesnt bother me much since I am only at the hotel to sleep mostly.
I like that the bar is open late and that they will still serve you a double shot of espresso at 11pm, which I have been having to take advantage unfortunately. My main qualm with this hotel is that I do not think the staff lives up to the high quality of customer experience that I have come to expect from the W brand. While never rude, they seem to do the absolute minimum and none of them seem to take any interest int their guests at all. Upon checking in, I have never received a thank you for my loyalty and upon checking out, no one ever asked mehow my stay was. Maybe they gear their serviceto business customers that wantminimum interaction with the staff and while I am here on business, Iwould apprefciate a little more warmth from the staff.
August 13, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Machof Nice but not great
Checked in at 4pm, was told room it ready. Got to room, it was not fully cleaned and food items were missing from mb. I made front desk aware and was told it would be taken care of, it wasn't. Room wasn't cleaned until next morning, and I was charged for mb items. Annoying.
December 24, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by Robdg Overall Experience
Check in was slow around 6:30 pm and noted the same occured on the second night of our stay. Room was too small for $350/night. Fitness center A/V on three exercise machines did not work.
January 23, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by touristandobserver Very disappointing!!!
The only positives are the location and staff. The rooms are substandard, the bathroom so small that it was uncomfortable. We upgraded to a suite but the furniture there was inadequate and didn't work.
We would not stay here again -- NYC has too many better places!.
September 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ByronP Great time for NYE 2014
Stayed 4 days for the NYE 2014 and this hotel was great! Walking distance to Time Square and staff kept our room extremely clean. Gym is very good, room service burgers delicious and drinks from bar are potent :)
January 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shelo82 Heaven
I stayed here for my honeymoon and my stay was amazing. The staff are friendly, polite and always there to help you no matter what time it is. The rooms are pleasant clean and the beds very comfy! From now on ill be staying at w hotels only! It was like heaven!
September 7, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Tlarocca 3 night stay
I am a Platunum member-- room was very small- tiny, it was not a Preferred member room. 2 dinner recommendations were barely adequate. No complementary water and you didn't email me the bill.
I would choose another hotel-- too many out there to put up with this.
June 16, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by german1 all the staff were very nice
the room was average. The bellmen,front desk people and the bar staff were very good and the food was also good. At night the hotel turns into a very loud night club with no escape. I had to leave the property to finish my activities with the people I was with.
August 8, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by WNYCGuest European adapter
Your hotel should provide the use of European adapter for free. All hotels in Asia provide complimentary use of adapter to their guests. As a service-oriented hotel, you should consider the needs of international business travellers.
December 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by dp1108 Great hotel. Not many upgrades
It's a great hotel, in a great location. But as a platinum member you hardly ever get an upgrade. In all the times, I have stayed here I have only been upgraded once. And the rooms are rather small.
Aside from the size of the rooms, an overall great experience.
December 4, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by simplicurious Great Hotel and Service
We arrived earlier and we were fortunate enough to get an upgrade and have the room earlier.
The service was excellent and we had an enjoyable stay and time in New York.
I was impressed with the service at the W on Lexington. I will definitely stay again!
June 6, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Roadman1 Quiet, comfortable, convenient, clean
Cool design of lobby, hallways, public areas, and room. Attentive staff. Great bed. Great location. Bathroom in my room was a little small, but just fine. Amenities of towels, linens etc are very, very nice. All just fine for one person. Too small for two.
March 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lawyergirl Its so New York
The lobby and room were beautifully appointed, though the room was tiny. The hotel is close to subway lines and the workout room is top notch. The only negative is the sound really carries- expect to hear your neighbor's toilet flush. But that's New York.
April 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by poppiart Great location
Nicely appointed. Friendly staff. Clean.
February 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MM14 Great Location and NYC Priced
The hotel staff were all very professional and friendly. I enjoyed my stay and will return in the future. Be prepared if you do not frequent NYC to get sticker shock from $40 breakfast (room service), but it is in line with its prestigious address!
May 18, 2013