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 5 out of 5 by cjpowers Stunning
This hotel was great and the staff was top notch. Even during the busy New Years Eve weekend, they still delivered. The view from the room is indescribable.
January 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ivette Anniversary Stay...
We fell in love with the premises and its staff. Thank you for such a wonderful experience. The hotel and property took my breath away...
See you soon..
October 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by thedoc The W is for Winner
One of the most spectacular hotels I have ever stayed at, the staff very attentive, facilities were exquisite. i would stay at the W again.
April 23, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jchetrit1 Gabby
Gabby the VIP insider is tremendous. She really allows for great comfort, and the ability to immerse yourself in south beach culture.
May 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 5 out of 5 by AprilinParis The Service at this Hotel is Excellent!
Every single member of the staff that we encountered was friendly and competent. We will definitely stay at this location again.
March 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jacqueline50 W South Beach
Thanks for a great stay at your hotel. We cannot wait to come again and are already planning our next visit.
October 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gaby25 AMAZING
The W South Beach Hotel is wonderful! I was just sad for not being able to get all of it because of the hurracaine.
August 31, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Barry Great Room Very Clean
As always, a great stay. Marie (Hatian Lady), my maid was so customer friendly oriented. She kept my room spotless.
February 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by MeMiami Check-in process was very slow
Front desk was under-staffed. Only 2 staff trying to check-in and check out folks on a busy Sunday - mid-day.
January 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tony2929 This hotel has great rooms
Location of the hotel is outstanding and the rooms are modern and comfortable. Wonderful beds! Great showers.
February 15, 2013
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 5 out of 5 by Zwizzer Always amazing place
My 4th or 5th visit here. Got lucky with condo unit....very spacious. It's good to be Platinum!
December 11, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by campam Best hotel in South Beach
Really amazing hotel with great location and amenities, beautiful rooms and excellent service
August 22, 2012
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 Guagninu This hotel has great features
Comfort, location and staff attention are outstanding
November 20, 2013
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 StevenS Perfect
What a magnificent hotel in a fabulous area. A great mini-vacation. Recommend to all!
November 10, 2011
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 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 Champ357 wonderful hotel
it was a nice clean hotel in a wonderful location. The staff was great.
July 18, 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 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