Rated 5 out of 5 by Porschaduh W Barcelona
I've stayed at plenty of W hotels and this by far is the BEST! Not only is it in one of the best cities in the world, but look at it! It's amazing! How can you be in Barcelona and not want to stay there? Amazing hotel with a great staff and i reccommend it to all.
November 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by LeeP A Truly Wonderful Hotel
The position of the hotel makes it amazing, the views from and of the hotel are incredible, however the staff from the manager, to the pool staff, combined with the food make the whole experience truly wonderful!
A huge well done, we all had a fantastic holiday!
August 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by JLMBda W Barcelona met and passed our expectations.
Family stay at hotel was great. As platinum member was able to get corner suite upgrade, plus adjoining room. We all enjoyed the stay immensely. Staff was wonderful, had breakfast each morning of stay and dinner in restaurant one night, all being most enjoyable.
March 14, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by olchik Great facilities but some staff is not helpful
Fabulous facilities, great rooms, stunning property.
There were a handful of staff that were incredibly helpful and understanding. Others have been very unhelpful, some rude, some just not trained. A little bit disappointing given how great the facilities are.
October 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by drewcashmoney Great
All we expected and more!
August 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by gunnis46 rewiew
perfect place staying with children
missed being able to watch world cup in football and wimbeldon
July 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by danielbcn wonderful
A wonderful experience. Fantastic hotel in Barcelona
July 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kan007 Luxury redefined
Excellent location and staff went out of their way to make the stay extremely enjoyable.
July 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tim61 A Fantastic Stay
The hotel exceeded all expectations. On arrival I was upgraded to a penthouse suite with superb facilities and spectacular views. This was unexpected for my first stay with W and a very nice touch. This was by far my best short stay in a hotel by far.
March 15, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by blaauw step it up
staff need to step it up
what ever when=don't care
July 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SS44 Great Location if You Like the Beach
If you like a hotel with fabulous views, great amenities and a beachfront location, this is the place in Barcelona. It's a long but interesting walk to the Metro station but there are plenty of cabs at the hotel. The rooms are comfortable and quiet.
July 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Flojo16 Lifetime experience
Beautiful hotel with a fantastic view on my favorite city Barcelona. Nice and friendly personal. Service perfect.
July 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by SRIPADA BENCHMARK WITH OTHER W WORLDWIDE
I was in a W Hotel, but the energy percieved was not the same as other W Hotels Worldwide.
Humand beings have to receive a true and pure attention, and not just some simple outer signs which are are based in customer attention learnt techniques.
November 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jayjay15 Iconic architecture, wonderful view
W Barcelona stands out as an icon of the charming Barceloneta, offering an unparalleled view both from our room and from the window of our plane. Staff are friendly, knowledgeable and genuinely helpful.
June 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Celine77 Reception and welcome outstanding. Beach location among the best in the world.
Aries at the front desk was warm, friendly and welcoming, as well as efficient. She is a credit to the resort. The beach location is among the best I have seen, as a frequent traveler and SPG Gold member. Room and bar service could be improved.
September 19, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by albans Exceptionnal hotel, but packed in July!
Our stay there was nice, but there's clearly too much people in July and the staff is a bit overloaded... Big waiting time on cocktail orders, trouble to find free spot next to the pool and overall a feeling that there's too much people around.
July 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Norwayguest Excellent
Everything was excellent...
July 29, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by MultiyearPlatinumGuest Worst hotel I stayed in during my trip to Spain
I took my mother to Spain to celebrate her 80th birthday. The W Barcelona was the worst part of the trip.
Upon arriving we were shown to our rooms which were many doors apart despite my request that they be next to each other. This made my mother very uncomfortable and it was completely inexcusable because we were travelling in the low season and I made reservations several months in advance through the platinum guest concierage, No other hotel had trouble with this simple request during my two week trip
Both rooms had mechanical problems. In my mother's room the sink and remote controlled curtains didn't work and in my room the shower didn't work and leaked rusty water. The windows were dirty and there was a dead pigeon, bird crap and annoying bright beacon outside my window. Please take a look at these pictures if you find this hard to believe--I would.
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The rooms have min-bars but everything in them is barely below room temperature. If you need ice, you have to call room service and have them bring it up.
There was no upgrade per platinum standards as indicated in one of the other reviews--hopefully the pictures prove this. I can't imagine they have a worse room. I've stayed in W hotels in the U.S. and I thought they were all suites. My rooms were definitely not suites.
I gave them my debit card for incidental charges and they withdrew and held 1800 euros (over $2300) from my checking account without telling me in advance (this was to reserve two rooms for 3 nights each). The money wasn't returned to my account until 3 days after my stay.
I actually could go on but I won't other than to say the manager woudn't even talk to me when I complained at the front desk. The desk did offer me a free breakfast (which costs about $40 a person in this hotel). Otherwise they didn't address my needs.
1) Do not stay in Starwood hotels with recommend rates below 70% like this one. But if you must:
2) Do not stay below the 10th floor in this hotel.
3) Stay in rooms far from the elevator (numbers above XX6)
4) Do not reserve rooms with points or they will treat you like a freeloader.
5) The hotel and bar caters to the under 30 crowd, If you like nicer bars and restaurants, you will not want to eat or drink in the hotel.
6) Visit Madrid instead of Barcelona and stay at the Westin Palace--a far superior hotel.
February 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Honey1967 Amazing hotel
Everything about our stay was just wonderful, the view from our 11th floor room, the food, service, architecture, vibe - loved it
July 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DutchMountains As good as it gets
In Barcelona for business but W gave our meeting a touch of beach magic. Close to everything with a feeling to be away from everything for a moment.
And Great staff.
June 22, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by cucu1965 Outstanding hotel, wild guests
W Barcelona is in all respects an outstanding hotel, and I was very pleased to stay there. Apart from the obvious - fantastic architecture, outstanding location, great breakfast, room settings etc - I was extremely impressed by the courtesy and efficiency of the staff. Just as an example, your colleagues Patricio and Xavi managed and resolved a misunderstanding at check-in about our suite upgrade in a quick, friendly and easy going way... but I have to say all staff, no one excluded, left with us a very good impression.
In that respect, I have to say that W personnel greatly outperformed W clientele. Unfortunately, many of the guests at the pool - very crowded for the weekend - behaved in a wild, impolite, arrogant and aggressive manner - to the point that we felt threatened and unsafe at times.
Given the small size of the pool, we felt at the end that the private hotel beach was a better choice and we did not regret this decision, which I would recommend to everybody - unless you belong to the evergrowing tattooed, pierced and bodybuilded crowd.
July 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Richie101 Fab time will stay again
Excellent time, myself and my wife enjoyed our time very much. Staff were very attentive and nothing was too much trouble. Stayed in a "cool corner suite" which i discovered had adjoining rooms. So will come with my children next time.
June 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ira13 A unique Barcelona experience!
As if the wonderful beach and ambiance of Barcelona is not enough, the W offers a personal touch to a visit to this magnificent city. All the staff treated us in a very gracious way....and we had
a great visit. Hope to come back soon!
August 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Vcosta Great experience but a disaster check out process
Everything was great but at the end, the check out process was horrible. I spent more than 45 min waiting for check out. Something need to change about this because i will never come back due to that. I loose my flight because of that
July 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LeKo great stay in Barcelona
I really enjoyed my last stay in W hotel Barcelona. proffesional stuff, very good service and very nice food. I am on gluten free diet and I really appreciated nice breakfast offer (on demand) and helpfulness of stuff.
April 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by fbm3rd The W was amaze!!!
Great hotel. Great beach location. Easy access to public transportation. Lots to do close by and easy to get to other areas. Walk to "city center" is very nice and only 30min. Or by bus/metro even closer. The staff was great.
March 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Roland12 Perfect
Outstanding service for non SPG members
Very friendly and helpfull staff in every area of the Hotel
Spectacular view from the room and the Eclipse lounge
The slogan "what ever when ever" is followed with perfection
July 25, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by TravelTheWorld Great hotel, slow internet
Great hotel at the beach. Service was great and the staff was very friendly. The Internet WiFi was very slow both from the room and the lobby area.
Not recommended for business trips until the hotel have fixed the WiFi problem.
September 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Voyager Superb
Location, facilities and service first class. Rooms are minimalist but chic and well equipped. Wet Deck is a great spot to people watch and relax during the day and party at night. Eclipse is also good fun. Highly recommended.
August 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DPMUR Excellent holiday at the W Barcelona
Super relaxing holiday in a wonderful location.
July 20, 2014