Rated 5 out of 5 by alexm1966 First experience of W Hotels
Visited NY from 30/05 - 6/06 and stayed at the W downtown . This place has the WOW factor . Impressive location with a superior view of the Trade Centre . You'll need a MetroCard to visit uptown to save on the sore feet .I booked a Spectacular room which had bags of space , storage and style . The Living Room lounge is ultra-chic but seemed under used and quiet . Staff were always warm and friendly and only too happy to help at all times . Looking forward to using this Hotel again on my next visit . One point ....a shame WIFI isn't free in all rooms.
June 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nel003 Another great stay!
I returned for my 5th stay at this location. Each visit exceeds my expectations. I appreciate how they acknowledge special occasions and elite status. I received a handwritten card and gift in my room the day I checked in. That level of service extends to all parts of the hotel. The bartender was sweet and courteous when I had to wait for my friend to bring my wallet for payment. Bar staff were helpful and eager to please when we wanted to turn on the heat lamp in a patio alcove. Housekeeping was quick to bring towels and toiletries when requested early in the morning. I think this is one of the best W's in New York, and I look forward to future stays. Highly recommend!
May 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Babs410 Wonderful service!
Requested early access to our room and understand this is not always possible. While checking in I noticed my American Express card was not in its usual place. Needless to say I became frazzled. The gentleman at the front desk (wish I wrote down his name) assured me I would find it after getting settled. So he immediately got us a room and was very gracious. (I did find my card too).
April 27, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by MH0527 Plenty of other choices, DONT STAY HERE.
Front desk person was terrible at checkin, no eye contact not even a smile. Other front desk staff incredibly rude. Cannot get a taxi at the front door until you walk two blocks away and stand on the corner (very challenging when you have luggage). Room was very small, even for a Platinum member. Dry cleaners ruined my clothes. I disliked the hotel so much I went to checkout to head to another hotel, and they said I would still be charged. The only nice person was the housekeeping person I encountered.
April 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Steve44W The Best!
Thanks so much for making our stay so wonderful. The nice touches and special recognition made us feel important. You can be sure we will spread the word and visit again soon.
April 13, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by toddbrad aweful service and follow through
no hot water first night. they forgot my breakfast order when they delivered my coffee. I received two phone calls for another guest at 3:30 am! they didn't follow through on promised goods to make up for their shortcomings. they called to rush me out of room after telling me I could have a late checkout.
they do want to help make this better however they don't seem to communicate with other staff members and nothing gets done about it. shame its a nicely designed hotel.
February 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Staven Excellent
The hotel was the best Starwoods property I have been too.
Quality, quality, quality
January 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by nmptwo A Great Hotel
We had a great experience while staying at the W Downtown NYC. The staff is courteous, friendly and professional. The rooms are quiet and the beds quite comfortable. Having the BLT bar and restaurant on premise only added to the enjoyable experience. And, you're only blocks away if you're visiting the 911 Memorial and Museum.
January 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Danaboo A wonderful stay
My over all stay was wonderful, staff was wonderful as well. Hotel was beautiful.
January 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bastrman Good Experience
We stayed for 4 nights. The hotel it's nice, the staff it's very nice. Rector Station it's only one block down from the hotel, so in 12´ you are in Times Square.
The only problem trhat we had it's in BLT Grill during breakfast, The order took so long, se spent almost one hour and half for breakfast.
December 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DougMelissa Hotel is the ideal location for NYC
We loved the location and proximity to the subway. It was calm and quiet in the downtown compared to Times Square but we still had access to everything we wanted to do and more! Great hotel, staff, and food choices.
December 30, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Jake737 Nice Hotel, Service lacking
My girlfriend and I stayed here for two nights. We were excited because of the location by Wall Street and the 9/11 Memorial. And the location is great. It was the best part of the stay. The room, bar and restaurant were what you would expect from a W hotel. They were good, but not great. Service in bar and front desk staff was surprisingly poor. I won't repeat.
December 8, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by stpeteflorida54 A bit disappointed
This hotel is definitely showing its age as the room was quite beat up and over all the hotel felt very dated and cold.
December 8, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bernarda This time the hotel has not impressed me.
I am a returning guest. This hotel has some great features but also some weaknesses. This time clearly the weaknesses were so annoying that I downgraded my rating. First, to the good points: the rooms are very small but cut in a way that you have much storage room. also, bathrooms are new and the showers are great. Unfortunately, this time no vanity kids rubber bands or anything else was available unlike in other properties. Attitude of staff this time was "learned polite" but not friendly or accommodating. The most annoying part, however, was breakfast. I opted for platinum amenity breakfast and was sent to the 2nd floor. There I ate from a little breakfast buffet with limited assortment for two days without anybody approaching me for a welcome or any desires. On the 3rd morning, after preparing my plate, I was approached by a lady who told me this breakfast was only for a private party (including the last two days). How very embarrassing. I was told to leave my plate and go to the 1st floor. There, it took over half an hour to get me breakfast (btw, cinnamon raison bagels are NOT part of a platinum breakfast). Honestly, it is not so difficult to provide guests with the feeling they are welcome. This is certainly not the way to , Just work on it a little.
November 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ColonelKurtz Great hotel for business travelers
The service at this hotel is exceptional. I find the staff extremely professional, courteous, and willing to go out of their way to make my life a bit easier, which I really appreciate. I have been staying at this hotel weekly for 6 months and have not had a single bad stay. I have never had an issue with room cleanliness, hallway noise, or anything of that sort. It's really a tight ship.
The location is convenient to 4 different subway lines, making it relatively easy to get anywhere south of 90th street within 15-30 minutes.
For a NYC hotel, the rooms are very quiet in the evenings. Not quite a visit to the countryside, but significantly better than staying in midtown. The views of the WTC are gorgeous. The breakfast at BLT Grill is fantastic (as is the service over there).
The gym facilities are middle of the road for a hotel. Equipment is clean and usually in working order. One could find a bigger gym at the W on Lexington Avenue, but this one gets the job done.
Overall, this is probably the best W Hotel property I have ever visited.
November 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tom027 Excellent Last Minute Accomodations
I have been meaning to stay at this hotel for sometime and finally had an opportunity to stay as I needed to spend a late night at work. I had a choice been falling asleep driving home or staying a night in the city....Anyway, the area was not noisy even though I was a bit worried due to continued WTC construction....the staff recognized by Gold status with a room upgrade and even when my room service order was late....they team called quickly and without my asking voluntarily removed the charge from my bill.....it was only one night, but was very impressed with the staff, the space and the quality of the hotel.....thank you W Downtown.
November 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Traveler1713 Nice hotel, but loud on lower floors
Without any head's up, the manager checked us into a room on the 6th floor (essentially the 1st floor in this hotel) which was right above the lobby where a DJ plays on saturday evenings.
We didn't realize this until we returned to our room after an afternoon out & a late dinner. Combined with the constant elevator hum right outside, it made for a noisy late night.
November 18, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Keswick50 I expect more from W and Starwood
I booked this W for the convenience to the 911 Memorial, which it absolutely delivers on proximity. My disappointment stems from the lack of attention to detail. The light on one side of the bed did not function -- at all -- even for my persistent, technically oriented husband. The alarm clock had not been corrected for daylight savings time -- one week later! And, the person who checked us out did not even ask about our stay.
November 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by gcajohn Hotel Service is absolutely Great
Just great service overall. Wish other W would learn how to treat Platinum members. You could start with times sq. and Lexington ave.
November 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MariusDC9 My home away from home
I've been an avid fan of W Hotel Downtown since the first time I've step foot here. I've been coming back for the past 4 years and every year just keeps getting better and better.
The staff are always responsive and accommodating. The location is spot on for my taste. It is quite at night which I love. The hotel is well kept and super chic.
The lobby is uber fun and full of life. The smell of this hotel is intoxicating. You know you're at W Downtown even just stepping in the elevator at the first floor.
For people who like to explore the city by foot, it is only a block away from Rector station. There are plenty of cabs waiting as well if you're not keen in taking the train. I prefer to set uber pick up, but that is just me.
FACT: It is ONLY a few steps away from Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts! SCORE!!
What more can you ask for?!
November 4, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by DHahn Room Lacked Basics
The room had very poor lighting. Had to use the flashlight on my cell phone to read the morning newspaper. There wasnt a full length mirror.
October 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DSRS Friendly and professional staff
Staff greet you at check in and through out your stay in a friendly and professoal manner.
October 20, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Brentt Hotel has poor service
I have stayed here numerous times but can longer deal with the lack of basic services which are not provided such a room cleaning, turn down service, water, etc. even when I ask for the basic to be performed, I need to ask at least 3 times. Worst service in the chain
October 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lionus Hotel is great location for Wall Street
hotel was very clean, modern, comfortable and accommodating. Adjoining restaurant that was recommended was disappointing. Great location for 9/11 memorial, easy walk to subways for Brooklyn and upper Manhattan as well as ferry to Stanton Island. Also fun to be in Wall Street for once instead of Central Park. Morning coffee was good but nothing else was available. When we arrived there was no doorman so we didn't know where to go.
October 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MrsA WEEKEND STAY WAS PERFECT
I would like to say that my stay at this hotel was perfect, my checkin was smooth, the room had a slight issue but "Casey" front desk manger resolved the issue extremely quick by moving me to an even better room with a 100 times better view and Also sent up a bottle of wine for the inconvenience.. the concierge was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. she made our touring the area so easy. In total the staff was A1, the view is location is right in the heart of financial district across the street from world trade center. I would definitely recommend this hotel to any and everyone looking for a classy staff, SPG recognition and quality stay overall. you can tell that this hotel has a true Leader in there GM. i'll be back again soon.
October 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rose3201 A view next to none.
The staff were welcoming and friendly. The lounge and evening drink area was cozy, yet with such trendy, artistic design, especially the constant changing lighting with the nicely made drinks really take you out of the normal life mode, and sitting arrangements were comfortable enough to just sink in and relax.
Room, thou not big, it reaches a W expectation, amenities sufficient, bed comfortable.
View, overlooking the Ground Zero Memorial, was what brought my stay here, and I wouldn't trade it for anything else.
October 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Crandall Wedding fun
Beautiful room with a great view. Only complaint was turning on the shower without getting wet with cold water! Staff friendly and helpful.
October 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by CeCe26 Anniversary stay
We didn't spend enough time in our room to enjoy it fully. We had an amazing view of World Trade Center. Wish the parking was better and there was valet. But overall was a good stay. Staff were extremely polite and customer service was good
September 29, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Iggyr Nowhere close to being 4 star
Not the greatest property in this chain. Terrible location in the middle of continued WTC reconstruction. Room was next to the noisiest ice maker ever manufactured (what year is this that an ice maker needs to be on every floor. Room/bathroom were dirty. Bed looked as though a 5 year old made it and the mattress had seen better days. Its nice to see this is how SPG members are treated after paying a pretty hefty rate and getting zero quality.
September 22, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by businesstraveler1234 Bad choice for business travel
The W's location is epic. I would highly recommend the hotel if you are traveling to NYC's Financial district FOR FUN...However, if you are traveling for work be prepared to be met with unpleasant "amenities".
Apart from the general oddity of the décor (reflective black marble on the floors, low lit lobby with dark wall coverings, etc.), the place feels like you stepped into a club, not a hotel. Loud music (either live cover bands, or a DJ), rude staff, and slow service mark the poignant characteristics of this hotel.
I want emphasize this point…the staff was extremely off-putting. The "Whenever/whatever" line treated a wake call request as if it was a burden for them. Ordering room service felt like I was putting people out for giving them my business. The front desk staff didn't say "hello/welcome" when I was checking in, kept the "too cool for school" attitude…almost as if I was lucky to be there, not a customer.
Last small point, the gym was tiny. Two treadmills, two ellipticals, one weight machine. Be prepared to wait or not use it.
My previous week was at another $500/night hotel (competitor), and it was a completely different experience
September 18, 2014