Rated 5 out of 5 by la82k2 Surprisingly amazing
I had seen all of the reviews on trip advisor the night before my stay and was worried that they might have been true.
Upon arrival we were met by very friendly door staff, we went up to check in where we had a fantastic person check us in (Alex I think his name was), who sorted out our room, gave us our SPG amenity without prompting at all. He even gave us an extra free drink as it was my wife's birthday. We go our SPG gold upgrade to the enhanced room as well which is always nice.
Upon entering the room we were surprised at how spacious the innovative layout had made the room, the bar table combined with the bathroom sink made it so that you had as much living space as you would normally find in a much larger room.
We ate out that night and came back with the big worry that a few reviews seemed to mention which was the noise of the club, we had no such problem at all, we couldn't hear any noise from the club and so these complaints seemed to us to be unfounded.
We had brunch at the hotel the next day which I have to say is an absolute must. The environment for it was amazing, so relaxed and calm, with excellent food, comfortable seating and a great sweet stand.
We had a fantastic trip and would definitely visit again.
April 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mak007 The customer service is exceptional!
I recently enjoyed a long weekend in London - I was in town to run the marathon as well I was celebrating a birthday. I chose to stay at the W as I have stayed at this chain in other cities and wanted to ensure a great stay. My stay exceeded my expectations, mainly due to the professionalism, friendliness, and generosity of the W Team! The customer service went beyond my expectations! I am already looking forward to my next visit.
April 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by toddml Staff now match the location!
After a 3 night stay here which didn't start well due to some miscommunication between spg and the hotel along with an issue with the Suite (which they kindly upgraded me to) it ended up being a great stay. I usually find the staff make or break a hotel and we found the staff at the W London to be excellent and genuinely concerned about the issues we had and took responsibility for them and resolving them. We were very happy with what they did and really enjoyed the remainder of our stay and will certainly return. If your looking for the W mix of relaxation and action I cannot suggest the W highly enough which maybe is not a view I have always had since it opened!
October 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by BizVisitor12 First Time
Given that it is a W, I expect the normal buzz that comes with such a property. But actually, it felt more like a sleeping room at a nightclub, than a hotel with a nightclub. No turndown service, no newspapers, no separate check-in line for SPG. And no swimming pool! As for positives, every single member of the staff were courteous and helpful (front desk, housekeeping, lounge, doormen). The location is absolutely perfect, one can (and we did) walk just about everywhere from the hotel. Despite the nightclub feel of the property, I would definitely stay here again --- I value friendly and attentive staff and a great location more than a newspaper or chocolate on my pillow.
July 24, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by DCGuy2777 Bad Hotel Void At All Costs
I am an executive platinum member, they had we wait 3.5 hours to get a standard room. There was no upgrade, no apology, nothing
June 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elena61 In the heart of London
Excellent hotel in the heart of London
April 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by blake1006 Great Location matched by a Great Hhotel
I took my wife for a birthday/mothers day night away to London, and wanted a unique hip and different hotel that was centrally located so we could catch a show..we were not disappointed..
Great welcome, helpful staff and the extra touch's for my wife's birthdays was lovely, but the check in to be fair did take a while..only two checkin staff available at the time..but not really an issue.
loved the cool rooms and bar area... had a great time and will certainly return
March 31, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by FrequentTraveller1 Poor front desk experience
Front desk service was very disappointing. As a Platinum member, I was shocked to be told that there was no room available for early check-in, and in fact, my room was not available for check in for nearly three hours past the normal check-in time.
The front desk and manager ignored me and other guests who had been waiting for service when someone they knew showed up.
I asked the front desk the night before check out to order a taxi for me for 4:45 am as I had an early flight. When I checked out, the same woman who assured that she would make the request had no memory of me or my request - after less than 5 hours.
I am very disappointed with the check in and chek out experience.
August 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tigertony Great location
We love staying here as it is close to king cross china town Coventry garden theatre district and on the main tube route excellent hotel with very friendly staff
April 15, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by sleeplessinlondon for the under 30 crowd
Would not recommend this hotel if you are traveling for business ...or with family ....or if over 30 years old!. Base will thump until 3am, and the bars outside will party all night.
April 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by RexESP It has its ups and downs
As an IT entrepreneur I wanted to get one of the best hotels in London.
I have been to several W hotels and this one has one of the best locations. It's only seconds away from the hottest spots in London and it's easily reachable by metro or taxi.
The rooms are great and the reception staff is top-notch. However, there were some points that need attention: I prepaid an (expensive) fee for high speed" internet. At the reception I was given a code that allows me to connect via WIFI/cable, but the connection only goes up to 1 MB/s. I found out that if I hadn't prepaid it, but instead paid (the same price) from within my room, I would have been given "real" high speed internet at 5 MB/s. I would have been nice though, if we could have gotten 10-100 mbit connections. Being in one of the most exclusive hotels in downtown London, this shouldn't have to be a problem.
I also believe they could get more European (Spanish/Dutch/Portuguese) TV channels, although I was pleased to find out that there were channels from all over the world.
Another point of attention is the welcomeness at the front door at night. I disliked being greeted by bouncers that seemed unwilling to let me in until I told then I was a hotel guest. (Which they still seemed not to believe until I showed my keycard.) I understand that the W has an exclusive club too, but the welcomeness of hotel guests should be the main concern here.
To sum it up, it's a great hotel, not perfect, but almost there! I'm sure I'll come back again whenever I get a chance.
April 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by RetailGuyGreg Leicester Sq - Great Location
The location is central to everything. So this is the best feature. Rooms too low suffer from noise but the rest of the hotel is worth staying at.
April 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jogb london at its best
New hotel, stayed several times. Has al the glamour London can offer. Steps to near everything in London (ecxept Heathrow). Staff moves ahead of you to fit your needs.
A great option if you look for action and energy in the City.....
April 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ItalianPlatinum Great staff at reception
I have been coming to this hotel regularly for a couple years. I became Platinum for Life on Starwood as soon as the program went online (I believe I was one of the first to qualify), However, for some reasons most Starwood hotels do not save the information on the user profile at checkin. This time, Catherine was extremely helpful during the check in, found me an upgrade (first time I see what a studio suite looks like!), and was very efficient at check out. If all Starwood staff were as friendly and efficient, I would be staying at Starwood properties even more often!
January 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Keri This is a fantastic hotel- great energy and top notch staff
This is an amazing property in an vibrant location close to the tube. The staff took fantastic care of me. During my check in, Reception staff went to extremes to get me situated. Place is immaculate. Front doormen - so nice. The bar is very well run. My room was a great space, I am a hotel snob and I am 4 days into my six day stay and this place earned every one of my five stars.
April 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tisher Great Experience and beautiful property
I stayed at this hotel on a girls trip for 3 days before heading to Paris. Like most W hotels, this was a beautiful property in the heart of London. The location was similar to staying in the times square area in NYC, so very busy. The staff was very accomodating. We missed breakfast because we over slept and they were able to accomodate us. At the lounge and the nightclub the staff was friendly and made us feel very special. We didn't have reservations for the hotel restaurant and they were able to get us a table after a short wait because we were staying at the hotel. The doormen were also very helpful and friendly. In all we had a wonderful time and will definately stay at this property again!
September 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AhmadKL Wonderful stay
My partner and I spent 10 nights at W London over the sales and new year period. And it was the most wonderful stay in London we ever had. We arrived at 6am a day after Boxing day and was pleasantly surprised with the effort of the front desk to find an available room to check in at that unearthly hour of the morning. One person that we need to mention is Frederico... he absolutely made our stay with his cheerful greetings every time we crossed path, the information on what we should do, where we should go for the sales, what we should buy and all the way to the end of stay, he thoughtfully arranged a car to send us to the airport. There are many other staff that were helpful and friendly but Frederico stood out. A week after returning to Malaysia, I am missing W London. One thing that made W London stand out from other hotels - wonderful staff - which really made our stay there an exceptional experience.
January 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by fiawilson Great stay at the hotel!
Holly Banham helped me with this whole booking from start to finish and made sure my stay was an amazing one. She helped me set the room up with balloons as the stay was for my boyfriends 21st birthday. The welcome desk were very helpful when checking me in and managed to check me in early because the room was ready. We arrived at the hotel around 5pm and were pleasantly surprised with the amenity provided - a bottle of champagne and 2 glasses in the room which we enjoyed before heading down to the W lounge for cocktails before dinner. We were seen to quickly at our table and the cocktails were delicious! We returned to the W lounge again at around 10.30pm after dinner for more delicious cocktails! All in all an amazing stay, thank you so much to everyone at the W who made it so special for myself and boyfriend!
March 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BeerCoffeePhotography A Great NYE
This hotel is amazing. The staff was very attentive and kind. The concierges took over an hour researching various events, unique tours, and "non-touristy" things to do. The bartenders in the lobby bar made some of the best drinks I have ever had. Overall, the staff really made the trip amazing.
Beyond the staff, the hotel was a great W. The rooms were small but trendy. The hotel loans out record players to use for a night which made the time pre-gaming much nicer.
Finally, the location is great for tourists. The hotel is basically next to the "times square" of London. It was only a short walk from most of the tourist attractions (Big Ben, London Eye, etc).
If you can, stay at this hotel. You cant go wrong
January 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by toddml Pre Christmas Stay
Have stayed at the W several times now and starting to feel like a home away from home! Booked in for the weekend before Christmas and they were pretty much full. they couldn't manage a suite upgrade this time but did manage a very nice room on a high floor that was quiet and still an upgrade!
The checkin process was smooth with staff remembering me from last time and greeting by name. The W lounge, Spice market were both excellent and the Wyld bar is our favourite place, the staff there are great!
It is a great way to spend a weekend mix of relaxing and having fun!!
January 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MrIcon One of the most hip hotels anywhere
This W is right in the middle of everything in London, facing Leicester Square. The dark entrance, reception, and common areas give a perfect boutique feel expected from a W. Young hip crowd in the bars fits the picture perfectly.
I may be slightly biased, as on a recent stay I was upgraded to the e-Wow suite, which is absolutely mind-blowing. But with each stay, the service has been genuinely helpful and competent at check-in, check-out, with room service and bars. Also the smaller rooms are ultra-modern and attractive.
Definitely the place to stay in Central London.
December 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Perfect W Hotel
We spent an exellent few days in London last week.
Great atmosphere, professional and friendly personnel welcomed us at the reception. Rooms very comfortable, Perfect Location, everywhere is in walking distance. One of our favorite hotel and it is highly recommended for those who visit this lovely city.
April 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by David99991 The hotel is outstanding in all areas.
Quite often you book a hotel by the look of a website. This can normally prove to be a huge dissapointment due to clever lighting and wide angled shots to make everything look more impressive.
The W hotel does not dissapoint in any way and lives up to the website experience.
I would not hesitate to stay there again.
Great stay thank you.
March 28, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Cons69 Love location, not crazy about service
Called downstairs because I had a problem with the lighting.... 15 minutes and no one answered my call, called for a shower cap.... Had to wait.....was invited down for a drink with my corporate account rep..... No one on staff knew where to send me ... Never did get my drink. Tried using the business center.... No one to help figure out how to print, no instruction.... Nothing
Last night , I had to be up for 4 am to make a flight..... Loud music from the lounge til 4am .... That made it impossible to sleep. Love the location. But no so impressed with the service
October 29, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by eggnelle Great Location
I loved the location for only being in London for a few days - Bernardo was a great host to us. I wish the rest of the staff was as committed to making our experience a good one.
March 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JohnandHana Excellent Experience
Centrally located walking distance to most attractions. In the heart of the theatre district and china town. Very professional and well trained staff. Great nightlife spot as well.
March 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by AF71 wow hotel
Great Hotel to have a cool wekend in London. Stylish Location, firendly stuff. Extreme WOW Suite... just fabulous !!!
October 30, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Mrhammer322 Not Good
I have stayed at W Hotels all over the world and this one is the absolute worst. Beds are uncomfortable (borderline unable to even sleep), you can hear the music from the bar late into the night (even up to the third floor), and I have found the staff to even be rude at times when you complain about anything being wrong. I have stayed here 4 times hoping it would get better but it keeps getting worse. Never again. Don't waste your money!
March 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by dissatisfiedplatinum was a dissatisfied platinum
am compelled to rewrite an earlier review i posted on my initial stay in april 2012.
having shared my initial experience with the management. i was totally impressed with how they were proactive by listening to issues raised by guests.
they ensured me that my return stay would be a pleasant one and that they did.
on my return from w paris, was warmly welcomed late at night and was checked into an upgraded suite seamlessly.
the one week stay was utterly pleasant and they intuitively delivered what we are accustomed to as guests.
other hotels should emulate w london's management's team in genuinely addressing guests' expectations and realistic wants.
i congratulate the gm of the hotel for having such a great management team.
May 13, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Benkon27 Beautiful London-center hotel!!
(+)Great location, highly designed, clean and spacious rooms, very polite staff, rich breakfast, really good restaurant and lounge bar!! (-)Not very soundproof toilets in rooms, but no big deal!! Also, i asked for a lighter or matches and noone could borrow me whereas when i asked for a scissors they brought me one in my room straight away!!
March 19, 2014