Rated 3 out of 5 by DocLove Good Hotel if you want Times Sq & get a good price for NY
I am a platinum member so I tend to get upgraded quite a bit. This hotel like many Starwood properties runs from very nice rooms to OK with a view of a building next door. I've been fortunate to get the Times Sq view in an upgraded room many times. There are some good restaurants and lively night/day life here. The service is ok not great and the front desk tends to be packed so it takes a long time to check in out or to get another key when they don't work. They have a good gym /its split into two separate rooms that are not well signed but you can get a good workout in.
November 11, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Julia4511 Manager made our weekend memorable
Even though the staff was dealing with post hurricane recovery efforts, Patrick, the manager, made our stay a memorable one. It was my daughter's 16th birthday and there were cupcakes and fun W-themed gifts waiting in our room upon arrival. My daughter was thrilled. The hotel and the location are great!
November 5, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Lee8133 Needs updating
When I stay in a four star hotel I expect a certain level of appearance and amenities.The furniture, carpet, and tile in bathroom worn looking.Hotel needs a major face lift.Perfect location ,staff more than accomadating to make sure my stay was pleasant.I will return to this hotel when it is updated.
February 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bob1970 Staff was awesome
Took an earlier flight at last minute for our anniversary wknd, and sent email request for early check in. We arrived at 930 am and room was ready and waiting. Back to room after dinner and bottle of champagne was waiting for us. The staff exceeded our expectations and would definitely recommend.
November 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by maxfax Welcoming ...
Had a minor complaint on an earlier stay ... this time a coffee service was awaiting me! Convenient to banquets around the city. Also, had user events for my company here ... until I sold the company.
September 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nittanymom Short Business Stay
I found the hotel to meet all of my expectations. The only thing that could have been better would be to inlcude curtains in the room. My room faced part of times square and even with the blind down light leaked all around the edges making it quite bright in the room to sleep.
September 18, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by NYC2015 Worst ever stay
The rooms were in a dreadful state - looking tired, dirty, hair on the floor, dust everywhere. Elevator noise is present in 90% of the rooms. Always having to queue to see someone at reception. A "not-my-job-attitude" by hotel staff. Shocking.
November 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by candlou Very happy, But
We were very pleased with our stay at the Times Sq. W. My only concern was the lighting in the elevator.
My old eyes had a problem with finding the floor numbers., On my next visit I will bring a flashlight, then everything will be perfect.
October 24, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Dsch Dirty Rooms
I stay at W hotels most of the time that we travel, I was surprised when I walked into the room. The desk had water rings and finger prints on it. The bathroom and shower looked like they were not cleaned (hair and dust everywhere).
October 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NapaNorth Great Stay with Family
We just returned from a two night stay at the W New York Times Square. Our stay was wonderful. The staff are what made this stay so enjoyable. The room was very nice, the atmosphere lively, but the staff were a true highlight.
December 2, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by Amr39 Not my expected W Experience
The location of the Hotel is Fantastic... can't be better.
But, it is a VERY busy area, so you are continuously bothered by the Police sirens all night.
Hotel has only 1 restaurant, on the ground floor, which serves great food, but it is the only place to eat.
Bar in the reception doesn't open till 5PM or something like that, which means you have no place to sit all day if you don't feel like going out.
WORST of all is the billing. They charge you all day for estimations, for stuff you may think of using, they even over charge you and take 7 days to refund you only after checkout...etc. Worst hotel billing system i have ever seen. I probably would not be staying in any future W Hotels unless they fix this.
August 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by JayR Surprised at reception
The check-in staff were actually quite rude. Being it was a saturday night, I can understand their stress level but I stay in SPG hotels for months at a time during the year and I expected better courtesy and friendliness.
January 28, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Jonok69 Worst Hotel Experience... Ever.
My wife and I rarely get away together and were excited about going to NYC. We've stayed in other W Hotels so we thought it would be a good choice. It was not. When we arrived and checked in we noticed immediately that the bathroom had not been cleaned and there were actually p*bic hairs from another guest all over the shower and bathroom floor. There was mold in the shower, the carpets were stained. The windows were very dirty. We asked that it be cleaned and left for several hours so it could be done. When we returned... the room had still been untouched. We left again and when we came back the room was "cleaner, so we started to unpack. When I opened the closet door to hang our clothes I was surprised to see drycleaning bags with several nice suits hanging in our closet... they had delivered another guests clothes to our room. On another day we left the room at around 8am and didn't return until almost 6pm... we walked into the room to find that they had not cleaned for the day... no towels...a mess. Overall, it was a very poor experience and we won't be back.
September 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Catldy My Nephew had a ball
Well he graduated from high school and came for a visit, of course I took him to NYC for a getaway and to claim his bragging rights!!!
He had his own suite and a grand view of Times Square, Im a great Aunty...
July 5, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ryan3 Fabulous Location - Disappointed with Room and the Acura Experience
The hotel is gorgeous and is right in the heart of Times Square. Some rooms can view the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.
We stayed in a Fantastic Suite which had 1 & 1/2 bathrooms, but unfortunately, both had paint on the floors. The door to the 1/2 bath hit the toilet and the wall mounted sink slanted forward so everything rolled off of it. The door to the separate bedroom didn't stay closed.
At the front desk, we requested the sofa bed be made and it wasn't done.
Contrary to the hotel website, you can't make reservations for the Acura Experience, It is a first come first served basis and there is only one car.
December 3, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyTraveler99 Excellent Hotel, Awesome Staff!
Visited for anniversary. The staff is AMAZING. Hotel is in a great location. Room was perfect. Bed was Wonderful. I would highly recommend this Hotel to anyone wanting to have a memorable time in NYC.
November 9, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by WILLIAMB Just lacking
Disappointing stay where my platinum upgrade was to the New Jersey view corner room with the ice machine next to it. Very "on trend"... for the NYC visitor / bridge and tunnel crowd.
May 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Clarity Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!
I've traveled all over (both stateside and abroad) and I've stayed in many hotels, both boutique properties and large chains, but I have to say that this was one of my best stays ANYWHERE!
The property is beautiful and chic and the aromatherapy that hits you as soon as you enter helps you to shake off the hustle and bustle of Times Square, which is literally steps from the front door! There were also several events for guests held in the hotel, including a Social Networking event, and we had a blast! (Oh yeah, the drinks at "The Living Room" are fantastic!)
The hotel is walking distance to many of the Broadway shows and great restaurants, as well as Caroline's comedy club and other attractions.
What topped off our stay is the fact that we were made to feel extremely special by the Whatever/Whenever team, particularly Patrick & Katiana. They were beyond pleasant and a joy to deal with and they, along with the rest of the staff, helped to leave a lasting impression on behalf of W Hotels.
I can honestly say that when I return to NYC, this is absolutely the place that I will stay! Hats off to the W Times Square!
July 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by AOuvier Anniversary Trip
The Staff @ the Time Square Location went above and beyond to make my wife and I's 11/yr Anniversary one to remember. They paid attention to every details.
January 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by crazy4travel Don't let the tourist location deter you
This hotel will always be a favorite of mine because of how well they handled a power blackout in NYC several years ago; the staff didn't skip a beat and did their best to keep everyone comfortable under the circumstances. (Thankfully this is one of few hotels in the area with backup power to run basics such as elevators and hallway lights.)
But on subsequent visits, the service has also been excellent.
As long as you get a room high enough up, you should have a great view no matter which way you face or room type.
SPG members are generally treated very well, but it is a popular hotel so I can't say they will always have an upgrade for you.
February 5, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Brenda49 The hotel locaiton is great
The location is great. The subway, restaurants and major banks are just minutes away from the hotel. Taxis are everywhere.
December 2, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by NicolHay Great Location!
We had a terrific time at the W! The location of the hotel was awesome and the service was great too!
January 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by alibee1 Upscale stay
Swanky NYC at it's best- stylish rooms at a NYC scale. Trendy. Fantastic restaurant Blue Fin and perfect location!
November 16, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by OCPacker2012 Great Location, but Service Needs Improvement
This is about as great a location you can get if you want to be right in Times Square, however I believe that this hotel is severely understaffed. The check-in line was huge every time I went to the hotel, and there was only one person staffed to store bags before and after your stay so I usually waited at least 10 minutes for my bags each time. The level of service I usually receive by being a Platinum member was definitely non-existent and I believe a lot had to do with my young age (26), which is wrong as my age should have nothing to do with the level of service I receive.
In addition, when I first arrived in my room, there was dried vomit on the couch pillow of my suite. That is really unacceptable and revolting for a resort of this caliber. The manager did comp the mini-bar, but the experience was still tarnished.
These may sound trivial complaints, but when a single night costs well over $500, there should be plenty of staff to meet your every need and the rooms should be inspected to make sure they are clean as I guarantee there is a lot of celebrating going on at this hotel each night. Overall it's a beautiful hotel, but the Service needs to be greatly improved.
October 3, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Lizzie1027 Designer forgot what room was for
There is only 1 small drawer for clothes and a smallish closet so plan to put your clothes on counters or live out of your suitcase. There is no clock to alert you in neverland. The bathroom has no towel or clothes hangers except for a low hand towel bar, the shower allows a paltry flow of water and the sink moderne is a lovely big dish with a fancy side handle which is impossible to accurately adjust for temperature, so go with scalding or cold. It was nice to lie on the lounge by the window, but a blanket would have been great! The bar has very uncomfortable seats, hard and built for looks, though service was good. We repaired to a local bar.
December 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by santri1969 Great W experience in the heart of Times Square
Have stayed at this W many a times and enjoyed it. Good SPG benefits, awesome location, highly recommended.
August 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Suzie12 Met Liza Minelli
Bumped into Liza Minelli in the lobby. Hard to beat that.
Hotel is clean, comfortable, staff is friendly.
May 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shavon88 This is it!!
I don't travel much, so when choosing a hotel in NY to stay, I looked & looked. I read the reviews below & decided to try W.
I began like the other reviewers, contacting Patrick, asking questions. He was always quick to reply & was able to put me touch with other services, i.e. concierge for restaurant tours, etc.
I let him & Jon know via email when we arrived & they added the extra touches that make you giddy inside, haha :)
The hotel itself was fantastic!! So modern/sultry/sexy! The location is great too, the broadway show we saw ended up being across the street! Taxis are plentiful & Times Square is about 10 feet away :D It was really nice, after spending the majority of the day tiring ourselves out with touristy things, to go back to the W to kick back & relax. It's such a cool place.
We tried out Blue Fish for breakfast & dinner, both were EXCEPTIONAL!! I liked their steel-cut oatmeal, my friend loved their french toast & egg frittata. For dinner, get the Gazpacho soup! So fresh y deliciosa! :))
Thanks to Jon & Patrick!!!
BTW I was devastated to find out there is no W Hotel in Maui (or Hawaii), our destination next year :( Can you guys do something about that?? :-)
May 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Grassmove Great stay
W Hotel was excellent. Will definitely stay there again. Great doorman.
January 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by iwan GREAT HOTEL IN THE HEART TIMES SQUARE
this is the great hotel ever... great location and great staff...
everytime i m going to new york always stay in this hotel..
also my both kids, when i tell them if we gonna go to new york and i ask them where would you like to stay in new york and they always said W times square...
and now i already booked my next stay in W times square from august 15 to august 18...
all i need from W times square is let me check in early, cause every time i go over there they never let me checked in early.. thats only my concern.. hopefully may next stay on this 15th they let me checked in early..
August 13, 2014