Rated 5 out of 5 by Jwilliams96 Wonderful first class hotel
The hotel grounds are beautiful. The facilities and restaurants were stylish and modern. The good was great and the atmosphere. The rooms were extremely clean and trendy. I was able to sleep peacefully.
December 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Will87 Impressive lounge, spa and pool
The W Hotel in Austin was very stylish and I enjoyed my stay there.
My room had a balcony overlooking the pool and was very well planed out. The walk in shower was a very nice feature and had plenty of room.
The staff was very responsive to my needs. The spa was very relaxing and I would definitely try to find time to go again the next time I stay at the W Austin.
The valet was very convenient and took good care of my car. I would use it again.
The W was centrally located in Austin and walking distance to just about everything.
I would stay here again.
December 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by buddylove location
Wonderful location, the town seems to revolve around the hotel, but as a business traveler it is hard to be a regular because of such wild price fluctuations.
November 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Almanfi Wonderful Hotel
I really spent a wonderful time at this hotel ..
Thanks for the hospitality !
November 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Keaton66 Amazing hotel and service
This hotel is so comfortable and the service was outstanding!
November 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by fastime Wonderful
Best Manager ever quite involved
with everyday activities on site and interested
November 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ArchieHoyt Best little W in Texas
I really just love this hotel. The location is great and the service is impeccable
November 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by getupandgogirl Enjoy every time!
I always stay at the W when in Austin and always enjoy it and look forward to the next opportunity I get to go to Austin so that I can stay at the W!
November 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lorido56 Great Stay
The Hotel and its staff is on there toes and treated me very kindly. I would stay there again the next time I am in Austin
November 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by RubeGonza W @ Austin
It was a very nice hotel - I was not blown away but I had a great stay.
October 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dunn09 This hotel is awesome
Money well spent; staff very nice and helpful
October 29, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Rob8713 Service Level is beyond poor
We checking on a Saturday afternoon and there was a line to get our car valet parked. Once we were finally greeted we were advised of the $31.00 a day charnge, given a claim ticket to fend for ourselves with luggage, etc. One of the staff actually stood outside our vehicle and watched me struggle with the luggage.
On our departure we tried to convert a group of booked rooms for our daughter's upcoming wedding and were told there was no reservation in the system and we would have to call back to speak to the sales staff. The arrogant, unhelpful front desk staff is a joke
October 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by at1992 anniversary stay
Our stay was too short, but the quality of everything from the rooms, food, service was perfection.We feel that we truly had a a stay-cation. Cannot wait to return and experience more that the W has to offer. Thank you all for a fantastic anniversary celebration!
October 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Geedub Thought of every detail. Amazing staff and facility
Can't say enough about how great the staff was at the W for our anniversary stay. Surprised us with a handwritten card and gift when I mentioned our reason for staying passing. Took care of us for anything we needed. Hotel is beautiful and rooms so pleasant. Wish we could have stayed all weekend!
October 28, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by suzumachappy I would not recommend this hotel
For the price I paid for this hotel...and what I expect from a W Hotel ... I was astonished at the room I received. I have stayed at several W Hotels...including the W Hotel on Broadway in NYC. This hotel was extremely highly priced, the room was tiny, the amenities were minimal and there was only a shower...no bath. I was shocked and would never stay at the W Hotel Austin again.
October 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AustinShelly Worth every penny!
I’m an Austin resident who had tickets to concert and didn’t want to drive home after a late evening. I purchased the concert tickets and looked at downtown hotel options. I like nice, very nice, but nice comes at a variety of rates. I decided on the W for many reasons, proximity to ACL Moody, I’ve previously enjoyed the Living Room and I had never stayed there.
My entire stay was fabulous! From valet to front desk to bartenders and room service. I’ve stayed at a lot of nice hotels, most come with snooty staff. The staff was welcoming, accommodating and not at all snooty. They were just what you would want and expect from upscale Austin.
The rooms are very comfortable and well appointed. Love the bedding, buying some of the pillows.
I highly recommend staying at the Austin W. We will be back!
October 19, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by SPGGoldGirl 2nd ACL Weekend
Maybe some of the staff felt overwhelmed during the second weekend of the ACL festival, but I feel they should be prepared for this level of activity. On two occasions when I called Whatever/Whenever the person answering the phone was short and snippy. I believe this same person was at the front desk to check us out and was visibly upset and unhappy. If you are so unhappy take a break and regroup, but guests should always see your best face. If you can't be hospitable maybe you should not be in the hospitality industry. The rooms were ok but definitely not worth the hefty price tag. Valet, bell boys and cleaning staff were excellent.
October 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mouse2 A great cousins weekend in Austin
Overall I usually do not stay at the W brand, as they seem to be geared more for very young adults, etc, which I am not! Lol However, I really thought this was very good. The room could use some drawers, etc and not just 3 small baskets, though and bed a bit soft, but overall comfy. Also need much better coffee!! . Like an Illy brand that another luxury hotel brews nearby. However, the waiter in their restaurant for breakfast was excellent and went above and beyond, helpful in trying to accomodate my coffee pickiness. His name is Prometheus.. and he was just fabulous! Hats off to him! Check in very, very nice and I believe his name was John.. so sweet and helpful too!
October 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by RND68 Oustanding
From the moment you arrive until you leave, the staff is just outstanding. Great Service, great attitude, very professional. Room was very clean, with a beautiful view. Will definetely stay there next time!
October 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by kb100 great experience
This hotel is well situated in Austin---close to restaurants, 6th street, festivals, etc. The staff was phenomenal. Met our every need. I would definitely stay here again and hightly recommend it.
October 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Doug92 This hotel had a great vibe with the lobby bar and quality of guests staying there.
I liked the security of having a hotel guest room key enable you to only take the elevator to guest floors. I enjoyed the view my room had. I didn't go to Austin City Limits but really thought it was cool that it was next door.
September 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by dharris501 Very Accomodating
Service was great. Room service food was exceptional, although slightly limited menu. But I'll take small menu and great food over larger menu and mediocre food every time.
Room and amenities worth the price; a little swanky for me, but great assortment of extras.
Overall great stay!!
September 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by ATRL Exceptional service
The front desk and concierge went out of their way to help me celebrate my birthday. Getting us tickedts to the ACL show on short notice was an unexpected surprise.
September 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by deprivation W Austin
The check-in, room service, room itself, pool and gym were all great. Location of hotel was good too. All 5 out of 5 stars. I'll certainly stay here again when I'm in Austin.
My only issue was and why I gave overall 4 instead of 5 stars was being overcharged for munchie box items after I already checked out.
I've gotten three folios delivered to me since I checked out. Each time I open another e-mail I cringe that more things were charged erroneously.
September 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by UTFans55 Great football weekend!
From the moment we arrived, we were greeted by friendly staff and enjoyed every encounter. Thanks to Alex, who helped us with our bags on arrival and departure. He was very helpful! We didn't spend a lot of time at the hotel, because we arrived just before the football game and left the next morning, but we didn't know about the free shuttle to the game and it was great! We had to wait about 20 minutes for it, but when we found out that was because the A/C hadn't been working and the driver returned to get a van with working A/C (it was 101 degrees in Austin!), we were grateful, and glad we waited! She dropped us off about 2 blocks from the stadium, and picked us up at the same spot within minutes of our arrival there after the game was over. Nice amenity for us season-ticket holders!
We definitely raised the median-age of the guests at the W just by walking in the door, but the young people were fun to watch. There was at least one wedding going on and we returned to see the couple's exit to sparklers down the outside stairs that night - it was beautiful. We thought the hotel was very quiet considering all the partiers we saw there. We've stayed at other hotels nearer to 6th street and contended with a lot of noise - we had no problems with noise here!
A few little complaints that probably have more to do with us than with the hotel. We are both on the short side, so stepping into the tub/shower was a bit of a challenge - maybe a step-stool in the rooms would help? And we found the mattress uncomfortable - it's very thin and mostly box-springs. We're used to a plush deep pillow-top at home. Just took a night back home for our old bones to get over it.
And the parking charge is steep - but we know it's like that in Austin, and in most downtowns, and the free shuttle to the game made up for it! Overall it was a very nice stay and it certainly helped that we got to see the tower turn ORANGE again!
September 2, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by SarahS Mixed
The pool was so crowded, it grossed me out. That was a big disappointment. I had only seen the pool on a week day & my vision of lounging poolside with my husband with no kids for our 15th wedding anniversary was way off. We couldn't get near the pool to lounge, so we sat on couches near the bar. It was really hot, no circulation. We would make a point to book any night other than Saturday in the future, because of the scene at the pool.
The room was lovely, but the air vent blew on my face ALL NIGHT while I tried to sleep. I woke up with a sore throat & finally got some sleep when I put my head at the foot of the bed.
I love the bathroom products, especially the Bliss face wash. The staff was excellent and very attentive. The changing room in the spa was immaculate and very welcoming/ relaxing.
Hope this helps.
August 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jechho wonderful hotel and location
Excellent hotel. Wonderful spg suite upgrade. Not much negative to report – the only let down was the spg platinum breakfast benefit, which consisted of three items + coffee you had to pick in the bar area. Very high school cafeteria-style, and not the luxury and quiet breakfast one could hope for.
August 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by GelatoQueen Badly needed full night of sleep
after hard week of events ending with The Turtle Restaurant's station in the Italian room of The Texas Wine and Food Foundation Tour de Vin held in the ballroom of the Austin W. This is our third year of participation and I decided, after having stayed at the New Orleans W, that it would be luxurious to stay the night instead of schlepping our stuff home in the middle of the night. We booked a Wonderful room and wonderful it was! I own a restaurant, The Turtle in Brownwood , Texas and I wish I could train my staff to be as consistently cheerfully helpful as the staff at the W. Wish I could take a peek at your training manual.
August 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JC16 Everything you could ask for
All needs were met at all times.
August 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LifetimePlatinum EXTREME WOW!
My Son's girlfriend has an amazing opportunity to teach English in a foreign country and has decided to accept the position. Love knows no bounds and therefore they have decided to work through this temporary separation. She is going to be leaving in about a week. I decided a great gift to give them would be to treat them to a little mini-getaway at The W Hotel in Austin. I reached out to the hotel and connected with Caleb (from the W Insider Desk) at the W Austin to create this VERY special "Lovers Escape" for the two of them to celebrate their love. Caleb from the VERY beginning JUMPED in on this request to create a magical moment. I have come to rely on Starwood properties many many times in the past for my loved ones and VIP Business relationships over the years...well what Caleb put together is one of the most memorable experiences I have had! Let me see if I can describe in detail all the thought and love that Caleb invested in making this such a special WOW. It started out with Caleb spending about an hour with me on the telephone learning about My Son and his girlfriend, Inquiring and asking questions about what they love as far as music, food, activities, their hobbies, some special memorable experiences shared together. He was very thorough. He also organized some of their favorite activities while on property like - canoeing, and spa treatments. In addition, he worked with his VIP connections at some of the best restaurants in town to secure reservations and admission to some great entertainment venues for them. He covered everything from A-Z to make this an amazing experience! He even printed off pictures of them together and them framed them and placed them in the hotel room. I shipped out several imported bottles of champagne and he coordinated placing those in the room. He arranged the in-house Baker to create about 50 gourmet cupcakes, rum drenched donuts, and some other exotic delicacies in the room for them. He also worked with the in-house florist to create some beautiful floral arrangements. (Of course I covered the cost for all these extra amenities but he took leadership role in coordinating)The final magical touch happened today when he called me just a few hours before they arrived on property to tell me he was able to pull of an AMAZING room upgrade!!) The upgrade, the amenities, the special VIP treatment, all of that culminates together to make this a very special experience for My son and his girlfriend. Because I know, that on some nights while these two are apart, they may wake up alone, missing one another, and they can reflect back on this magical romantic interlude they got to share together before saying goodbye and the memories and joy and bliss will wash away any sadness! They will recall the love and closeness and the happiness and joy of that experience at The W Austin.
August 23, 2013