Rated 4 out of 5 by trch1 Short Stay
Overall my stay was good. i would have preferred to have received a room closer to the beach but I did book at the last minute so it was fine.
February 3, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Robin this hotel is noisy
the location is great, and the rooms are big but I wasn't happy with the noise from outside and the main road. people are shouting and honking all night. for rest this is not the place!
January 6, 2014
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 3 out of 5 Club is Not Soundproof . Kept Me Up ALL NIGHT
Tuesday, July 30, 2013, my stay did not go well at all. I was in room 332 (a fabulous suite). Around 9p or 10p, my bed started vibrating, the sound from the club made the walls trimmer, and I could hear the music. The constant booming and vibrating continued until my departure at 4am the next day. Needless to say, I didn't sleep at all.
Upon my checkout, I called twice for my car. No one answered. I arrive at the front desk and the tall man working there couldn't have been ruder. His attitude was "Horrible!" I explained to him about the noise and he asked, "Did you call?"
Was he serious? I said, "And what was anyone to do?" He replied, "We could've had them turn down the base." Really? If he knew the base was problematic in the first place, I shouldn't have been disturbed.
I requested he comp the night of July 30th. He said I can take $100 dollars off.
I told him, "I don't argue with people about where I spend my money. I travel a lot and won't be staying at another Starwood for a while."
What a pathetic ending to an otherwise enjoyable stay at the W.
August 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Zano Crown Jewel of the W Hotels
Having stayed at more than a dozen W hotels, the W South Beach is one of the crown jewels in the Starwood property portfolio. This hotel also has one of the best concierge teams in the system.
December 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by faith12 First Class Service!
The service level at this hotel far exceeded all expectations. Friendly staff, gorgeous decor, large comfortable suite...5 star all the way. We did not want to leave this hotel. The W made our trip that much more enjoyable.
August 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jones21 great staff
few kinks and north facing room lots noise from building across the way in construction
February 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by SPG26 Beautiful Hotel, Great Location!
location was a great location and the hotel was a very nice luxury hotel. I would recommend the hotel based on the overall cleanliness and appeal of the hotel. However, many companies fail because of poor customer service
June 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TamS4 Love it.
Everything from the service, decor and the cleanliness was right on point. The service went above and beyond from whether it was an issue or just a simple request. Thank you so much for making my stay enjoyable !
September 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Roland89 Great Vacation
Hotel and stay was excellent. Pool, room and service superb! My only complain refers to the cleanliness of the restrooms in the lobby. Please take care of them as both were in a very poor hygienic state.
October 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shelly40 Perfect stay
Everything about this hotel is perfect. The location on the beach, big rooms (which are extremely rare in SB), great staff, cool scene, etc. I can't say enough good things. We thoroughly enjoy our stays here.
April 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 38years Ultimate relaxation destination
From the staff to the beautiful room with the fabulous ocean view... this was an exceptional hotel. The room created a very relaxing atmosphere, that made you feel like a home away from home.
November 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Taiho1 Noisy
We stayed on the 16th floor. The room was a spectacular suite.. The staff on reception on our arrival were brilliant, the room was beyond expectation and all other staff were polite.
The BIG downfall to the hotel is the Bose sound systems. To those of us with a brain the system is great. But for a certain portion of guests that have neither a brain or respect for other guests they are a nuisance. We were woken up on two occasions at 5am by two separate idiots that were only thinking of there own good time. One of these people in the room next to us was even bouncing a ball against the wall. When I phoned reception they did send up security and they did stop the noise, but once awakened at that time you are awake! The last occasion was on our last morning so we decided to leave early, as we were that upset about it all. There were people shouting and screaming in the corridors.
Everything else about the hotel was faultless, but when on holiday a good nights sleep is essential. The young man on reception on the morning we left 22nd June 2013 seemed very uninterested about my issues.
June 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by UgoBabeeee Blew My Mind
Loved the room....simply gorgeous and huge!!! And loved the perks that came along with the room...Initially upset that there was no tub but the shower with multiple heads gave a great treat.
November 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love2travelalot Super chic hotel, super spectacular staff
We had to stay at another Miami hotel recently (because the W was booked) and it just made us realize how exceptional the W is compared to the next best thing!
December 28, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by andreystart Andrey
Very noisy Hotel
We coud't sleep almost every day until 2-3 A.M.
Quality of Dining room is not good . Meal,foods are not tasty >>
Not enough places aroun the pool .
Very good and big Fitness Center
April 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DCA4 Great Hotel for South Beach Access
Great location and fantastic facilities and access to the beach. Very friendly and helpful staff. The weather didn't cooperate, but despite this, we enjoyed the hotel amenities and restaurants!
September 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Promoguy One of the best in south beach
Hotel was great. We stayed in the fabulous studio which is like a suite. Balcony was huge with a great view of the beach. Dutch restaurant was amazing and staff and service was "over the top".
July 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by DandD Fun and comfort
the rooms and staff are amazing. The Dutch is really fun and delicious at any time of day or night. Everyone in the hotel and restaurants is welcoming and happy no matter how busy they are.
March 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mitchell Great Property but spotty service
Physically, the hotel is great. We had no complaints. Unfortunately, we can not say the same about the service. Everyone is very friendly but they are not particularly competent. The service at the Pool, where we rented a cabana for 3 days was especially bad. An example would include receiving our lunches but not getting silverware for at least 15 minutes afterwards. The service at The Dutch was consistently poor for breakfast and lunch. Where is the supervision to make sure the servers are trained properly?
I truly believe that automatically including an 18% gratuity is making the service worse. We were at the hotel in December and did not experience any of these issues.
In regard to the room, I get the feeling that a room supervisor does not check the room often enough or at all. Our A/C did not work effectively in the bedroom portion of our room. There was no garbage can in the living area bathroom and there was no full length mirror.
That being said, because we like the property itself and the location, we will come back again in December. Hopefully, it will be more like our previous visit.
January 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jake1665 As always W deco is just marvelous
The beach and the pool & garden are just fantastic, the in house restaurant are exquisite don't miss them if you're around, the staff is doing a great job always there to help and serve.
August 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous72513 The Best!
I had an incredible time, this hotel has great features and the staff is so accommodating and helpful. The staff gives you what you need before asking. I will definitely stay here again!
July 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Debby51 Great weekend getaway
Arrived early morning and were able to check in to our room. Loved the pool area and beach. Found the service to be excellent. Whatever/whenever! Looking forward to going back next year.
October 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by YMarie Gorgeous Suite and Fantastic Staff
Great location if you want to experience Miami nightlife. The staff is so helpful and the accommodations are fabulous. The only negative is the construction going on next door.
September 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by zlo18394 Awesome
I travel a lot and this has been the best experience I've had at a resort. I would highly reccommend you to stay at this hotel. The staff was very friendly and treat you very well!
July 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by sydliz whatever whenever
great service, great rooms, great hotel. really enjoyed it.
February 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jo46 Above and beyond expectations
From the time we came to the time we left we were not disappointed. The location is perfect for everything you want to experience in Miami Beach. Our 2 dogs felt right at home.
August 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bkhan Swanky hotel in great location
The hotel has a great location, pool and beach. Probably the only thing which could be improved is the quality of the food. Service was friendly and the rooms were impeccable.
July 7, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Shloopie Getaway
Great looking hotel,great location.
Rooms not that we'll cleaned,had to ask several times for service such as turn down,valet. Always same excuse...must be mis comunication
October 23, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by LegislativeConf Holiday get away
Great hotel and location. The pool is too small and reserving a poolside chair is frustrating and challenging since many patrons go down before 7am to reserve their seats.
December 30, 2012