Rated 5 out of 5 by Shar0919 Stylish and Stunning
staff tries to recognize you by name
everyone very friendly and helpful
September 30, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Schmitty52 Service
Didn't think the food service was up to expectations.
January 27, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Laker612 Great Hotel but needs to change fee structure
Should never charge wi fi fees for AE card holders
January 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by StevenS Perfect
What a magnificent hotel in a fabulous area. A great mini-vacation. Recommend to all!
November 10, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by red95 Some great things, some a little off
Great room, pool, beach. Odd security, food.
January 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Farouk27 Best customer service, gorgeous views
Simply put this is the best hotel in Miami. Period. From the valet to the concierge everybody was courteous, polite and did a superb job. We are from Paris and this is no secret that we could be very difficult to be pleased especially when we stay overseas. But I have simply no complaints whatsoever about the W and its staff. First of all the hotel itself is gorgeous. The attention to details that was put in the decor is very noticeable and the views from the 18th floor are breathtaking. Secondly, it took us literally 5 minutes from the valet parking to the room. Everything was flawless. i do not think that we receive any preferential treatment, it just seems that the entire staff is dedicating to providing excellent guest services. This is such a difficult thing to achieve so I'd like to take a moment to congratulate you for that feat. Finally our whatever/whenever agent Maria P. surprised us by staging our room and offered us first class customer service throughout our stay. She constantly stayed in contact with us and her dedication and level of commitment were unbelievable. Honestly, we never seen anything like it. For that reason alone, we will always chose to stay at the W when in South Beach.
August 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AliNYC only place to stay on southbeach
will be back for sure!!! always a pleasure. and love chilling out on the property
May 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AFBOYJOE Excellent View
Every room has a excellent view of the beach. Good location. Great staff also
December 23, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by georgest Outstamding Service
I was treated very well by every staff member that I met during my stay.
October 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Champ357 wonderful hotel
it was a nice clean hotel in a wonderful location. The staff was great.
July 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ecamp Excelent hotel
very good staff, Arturo at the front desk excellent customer service
October 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Heat777 Great Beach and City views
Great location, great views and great atmsphere
December 31, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Dblky Nice Rooms; Bad, Bad Service
I booked a suite at this hotel over a weekend in March, 2013. I could excuse the rowdiness of the lobby because of all the 'Spring-breakers', etc... However, on check-in, I was first given a room of a lower grade than I had paid for. When I asked to confirm about the room, they offered for me to wait "a little" in the lobby for my actual room to be ready, while they would help hold my bags. I was told the room was still being cleaned but that it was almost done. The "a little" turned out to be 8 hours of just hanging around the lobby in my suit and shoes after the long flight I had had earlie!. When it was late evening, I decided to go and find another hotel, and after seeing another acceptable hotel around S. Beach I went back to the W to ask for my bags because I had to leave. A manager then came out and tried talking m out of not leaving (apparently he had just been briefed that I had been waiting for a room all day. Suddenly, my suite was ready. I just decided to stay there because I was, at this point, really tired. It iwas very bad service for any kind of hospitality organization, talk less a $1000/night room (as it was priced that weekend)..and holding an SPG Gold membership card made zero difference in anything.
July 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Guagninu This hotel has great features
Comfort, location and staff attention are outstanding
November 20, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by c123dc Needs updating and better cleaning
Let me start with the positive. Overall the staff was wonderful - friendly, helpful, attentive, and professional. However, we had a few complaints:
1- the room itself was not that clean: stains on the comforter, stains on the rugs, dusty decor and very dusty baseboards.
2- the hotel is in need of a facelift. there were things in the hotel and room that were broken, chipping, worn. even the welcome lobby had significant water damage on the ceiling.
3- minor, but affected us: we confirmed a late checkout with the front desk upon check-in, one of the perks of our amex platinum card. the late checkout was the primary reason we scheduled our departure flight at 5pm. we then received a note in our room on our last night, indicating that they could no longer honor the late checkout, and that we would need to check out by 11am. so we felt we needed to change our flights, because no one wants to just hang out in a hotel lobby for 3 hours without a room. so that was disappointing, especially because changing our flights cost us quite a bit of extra money.
overall, we were a bit disappointed with the W. we have stayed at the W in NYC, and it was a very different experience - everything was immaculate. not sure i would return, esp considering how much the rooms were.
January 20, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by mulole absolutely below expectations
the W south beach has the worst service I ever encountered
August 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by VJ700 Good hotel
Will come back soon. The atmosphere was electric.
June 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AZDAM EXCELLENT SERVICE
staff was great. i was upgraded at no cost.
July 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by alheum w south beach
enjoyed our stay but need new beach towels!
October 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kami Great Hotel for a beach vacation
We really enjoyed our stay in W south beach
July 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by MrBig2012 Best Hotel in SoBe
Rooms are great and location is sxcellent!
October 25, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ken48 Not my style
Perhaps suited to a younger demographic.
January 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rosie11 Miami Beach
Great location, excellent service.
April 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gpdm Hotel offers a wide array of services
Many options within the hotel.
May 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mmmm Good location
The hotel has a good location
May 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jah211 What a "Hot" spot
Great Staff and Location!
November 17, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Disappionted Hotel has gret features
Hotel met all expectation
August 26, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by vlhpully Service not up to the standard
Our 4 night stay was great because the location is fantastic and the rooms are gorgeous. However, we were very disappointed by the service. We booked 1 oasis suite and one spectacular studio for 4 night to be all on upper floors. At the reservation i specifically asked to be on the same floor. At check in , the oasis suite was on the 6th floor and the spectacular studio on the 15th. We had to battle with the receptionist and eventually with the manager to get our oasis suite on the upper floor.They finally moved us to the 18th floor the 2nd night which was great.
Bathroom toiletries getting only 1 small shampoing, 1 small conditioner and 1small bath soap for 2 people is not acceptable. Worst, they didn't give us refill toiletries after making the room. I had to call to have new ones deldelivered to us. .
Amenities: charging 100$ a king size mattress at the pool or 130$ at the beach on the front row is outrageous. The first day , we couldn't get mattresses for the 4 of us together at the pool or we needed to pay 100$ for a king size mattress. We ended up going to the beach where we were better accomodated.
It is surprising that for the price of an oasis suite, we cannot get more than just 2 free small 1 pt water at night. Everything is "extra" and even the internet access.
So while we really enjoyed our stay, we were expecting a much better service. Unfortunately, the services didn't live up to our expectation of a luxury hotel
August 1, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Orelax Gold Member has little weight.
Gold member has little weight when going to the W.
View was mediocre. I was told that I would get a ocean view, my view was a parking lot view, and the ocean was obstructed by palm trees because we were on a low floor. No upgrades were available, even though we are a gold member, and we checked in early. (1pm) They did have upgraded rooms, but you would have to pay for them..(penthouse).. The room we were in had a clog in the shower, and in the sink. Disgusting. We were rushing and couldn't wait for engineering to come...anyways, our first shower, was in about a 2 inch puddle of water. Disgusting! Engineering fixed both areas when we went out to dinner.
The pool area took 25 minutes to greet us, and take our lunch and drink order. He tried to memorize it, and he screwed it all up. We asked for guacamole appetizer, a bottle water, 2 sparkling sangrias, angus burger no tomato, and fish tacos and for dessert a berry bowl. The food first of came ALL out before the drinks. I mean, geez, can't we get the guacamole first, to enjoy, so it wont turn dark brown like it did, cause you don't want your other food to get cold, because its supposed to be eaten hot. Anyways, my burger came with a tomato...oh wait, forgot to say, that we never got any silverware or napkins., and came out after we requested it...our sangria, finally came out, after we ate half our food....but wait, it came out NON carbonated...we were dying of thirst, and just had to drink it, cause the waiter/waitress were nowhere to be found. We asked them, you forgot our water, when we pretty much finished everything, including our half eaten guacamole since it turned brown. (who eats brown guacamole) To me, its like they don't care, because on the check they already include the 20% gratuity, good service or bad. I like to give extra, but not in this situation. Next time, write it down what we order, and bring the drinks and silverware before the food comes out.
Next day we got a bed on the pool, and once again, we waited 25-30 minutes to get serviced. You would think, geez you got a bed this time, that you paid, $100 for, and you would get some sort of better service.
The next day, we get to the pool, and I am not kidding, when I say there were atleast 40 kids, playing football in the pool. Yelling and screaming, and more yelling and screaming, throw me the ball, no throw the ball here...I mean, seriously? Can we relax? Isn't this supposed to be a pool to relax at, not here chaos? I felt bad for all the other guests, so we decided to go to the beach.
Anyways, the remainder of our stay, we stayed at the beach, and the service there was better, than the pool area. We got 2 beds each day there, and the waitress and waiter were attentive.
Spa, was nice and relaxing. I received a massage, which was very much needed, and deserved after the stressful pool day.
Would I come back? I am not sure...I've come to this W hotel, several times, and this was the most disappointing experience I ever had. I am probably going to check out some other spa hotels, and give them a try since I had this mediocre experience.
April 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ConnecticutConnecticut Exceptional with Exceptions
This was our 4th or 5th time at the W South Beach in 4 years.
Logan, at the front desk, was exceptional, professional, and exceedingly attentive at making sure that we had exactly the room (view, floor, north or south facing). When I was later at the front desk, sweaty after a run on the beach and missing a room key, he made sure that I got a replacement room key without the standard security escort.
My husband and I are SPG Gold members, and we were hoping we could get the 4pm check out. Unfortunately, we were told that we couldn't have that accommodation met, and we could get a 2pm check out. When checking out with Logan, he said he could have made that happen and explained.. wish we had talked to him!
In fact, wish everyone that worked at the W was as detail and service oriented as Logan!
We love riding the deco bikes in Miami, especially out to lunch and dinner. Too bad the W has a handy fleet of "non-functioning" white Martone bikes parked out front on their bike rack.
With flat tires, we weren't given any explanation nor any "they will be fixed by XYZ time". We spent $120 on Deco Bikes when we were there, and we would have liked to make use of the hotel bikes. Other hotels had guests racing around on bikes, but ours sat sadly, and flatly, out from the W South Beach.
Lastly, Stacey at the W Hotel Shop provides exceptional service -- I made 2 purchases, a new pair of metallic sandals and a black leather and gold clutch. She was phenomenal, and I hope she's there when I come back next year.
The pool waitstaff are extremely attentive, excellent all around.
The drains in our bathroom sinks were clogged (both sinks), the water pressure is exceptional, the rooms are huge and most details are well executed.
Don't forget to pick up the W Hotel Room Spray in the hotel shop.. makes home smell just as good as the resort.
February 4, 2014