Rated 4 out of 5 by BizVisitor12 First Time
Given that it is a W, I expect the normal buzz that comes with such a property. But actually, it felt more like a sleeping room at a nightclub, than a hotel with a nightclub. No turndown service, no newspapers, no separate check-in line for SPG. And no swimming pool! As for positives, every single member of the staff were courteous and helpful (front desk, housekeeping, lounge, doormen). The location is absolutely perfect, one can (and we did) walk just about everywhere from the hotel. Despite the nightclub feel of the property, I would definitely stay here again --- I value friendly and attentive staff and a great location more than a newspaper or chocolate on my pillow.
July 24, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by DCGuy2777 Bad Hotel Void At All Costs
I am an executive platinum member, they had we wait 3.5 hours to get a standard room. There was no upgrade, no apology, nothing
June 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kerry95 Could do a little more
I had stayed here in July and have only noticed I could write a review now.
On arrival my room hadn't been cleaned properly and my shower was downright dirty. Horrible looking marks on the wall unimpressed me too.
I had sent my very expensive designer shirt to be dry cleaned to wear the next day and when it was returned to me there were very visible dirty marks. After complaining and being told nothing could be done to remove the marks without damaging the shirt finally someone miraculously cleaned it. Unfortunately it was not in time. The shirt had to be mailed back to my home address as I had to check out before it was ready. I was very unsatisfied with this service.
Overall, the hotel has wonderful staff and I plan on staying here again. Hopefully it can meet my standards this time round.
January 3, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by FrequentTraveller1 Poor front desk experience
Front desk service was very disappointing. As a Platinum member, I was shocked to be told that there was no room available for early check-in, and in fact, my room was not available for check in for nearly three hours past the normal check-in time.
The front desk and manager ignored me and other guests who had been waiting for service when someone they knew showed up.
I asked the front desk the night before check out to order a taxi for me for 4:45 am as I had an early flight. When I checked out, the same woman who assured that she would make the request had no memory of me or my request - after less than 5 hours.
I am very disappointed with the check in and chek out experience.
August 6, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by noideawhatyoumean27 no idea what you mean
your checkin/out is very slow!
January 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tisher Great Experience and beautiful property
I stayed at this hotel on a girls trip for 3 days before heading to Paris. Like most W hotels, this was a beautiful property in the heart of London. The location was similar to staying in the times square area in NYC, so very busy. The staff was very accomodating. We missed breakfast because we over slept and they were able to accomodate us. At the lounge and the nightclub the staff was friendly and made us feel very special. We didn't have reservations for the hotel restaurant and they were able to get us a table after a short wait because we were staying at the hotel. The doormen were also very helpful and friendly. In all we had a wonderful time and will definately stay at this property again!
September 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Swiss49 Service was excellent
thanks to our starwood status we were given a room upgrade upon arrival. the suite was fabulous.
January 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Toros Great location
In the middle of attractions areas, bars, restaurants, theaters, covent garden, etc...
January 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Keri This is a fantastic hotel- great energy and top notch staff
This is an amazing property in an vibrant location close to the tube. The staff took fantastic care of me. During my check in, Reception staff went to extremes to get me situated. Place is immaculate. Front doormen - so nice. The bar is very well run. My room was a great space, I am a hotel snob and I am 4 days into my six day stay and this place earned every one of my five stars.
April 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AhmadKL Wonderful stay
My partner and I spent 10 nights at W London over the sales and new year period. And it was the most wonderful stay in London we ever had. We arrived at 6am a day after Boxing day and was pleasantly surprised with the effort of the front desk to find an available room to check in at that unearthly hour of the morning. One person that we need to mention is Frederico... he absolutely made our stay with his cheerful greetings every time we crossed path, the information on what we should do, where we should go for the sales, what we should buy and all the way to the end of stay, he thoughtfully arranged a car to send us to the airport. There are many other staff that were helpful and friendly but Frederico stood out. A week after returning to Malaysia, I am missing W London. One thing that made W London stand out from other hotels - wonderful staff - which really made our stay there an exceptional experience.
January 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Perfect W Hotel
We spent an exellent few days in London last week.
Great atmosphere, professional and friendly personnel welcomed us at the reception. Rooms very comfortable, Perfect Location, everywhere is in walking distance. One of our favorite hotel and it is highly recommended for those who visit this lovely city.
April 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by toddml How a W Should be!
The W London has very quickly become a favorite over recent months, once again with the stay early January it did not dissapoint. Got upgraded to a lovely suite and while it was a little dissapointing Wyld was closed, we had been told in advance so knew what to expect! As it turns out they picked the right weekend to do this as it was quieter in the W Lounge than usual of an evening so we had a great night there with Eric from Wyld behind the bar and some familar faces all around! We ended up at the bar until 2am both Friday & Saturday, the music was a good level and the drinks spot on!
Once again we were looked after by Jess and the rest of the front desk staff, even when I needed to do some last minute work they found me the equipment I needed and let me get on with it, even if it was less than ideal for them, which was much appreciated!
Overall each stay feels like it gets better and it feels more like a home from home each time! Whereas when the hotel first opened it felt like the staff were not all pulling in the same direction or some more hired for the W vibe than being able to work in a 5* hotel now they seem to have a great team working there who really do care about the hotel and the people staying there!
January 10, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Cons69 Love location, not crazy about service
Called downstairs because I had a problem with the lighting.... 15 minutes and no one answered my call, called for a shower cap.... Had to wait.....was invited down for a drink with my corporate account rep..... No one on staff knew where to send me ... Never did get my drink. Tried using the business center.... No one to help figure out how to print, no instruction.... Nothing
Last night , I had to be up for 4 am to make a flight..... Loud music from the lounge til 4am .... That made it impossible to sleep. Love the location. But no so impressed with the service
October 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by AF71 wow hotel
Great Hotel to have a cool wekend in London. Stylish Location, firendly stuff. Extreme WOW Suite... just fabulous !!!
October 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by dissatisfiedplatinum was a dissatisfied platinum
am compelled to rewrite an earlier review i posted on my initial stay in april 2012.
having shared my initial experience with the management. i was totally impressed with how they were proactive by listening to issues raised by guests.
they ensured me that my return stay would be a pleasant one and that they did.
on my return from w paris, was warmly welcomed late at night and was checked into an upgraded suite seamlessly.
the one week stay was utterly pleasant and they intuitively delivered what we are accustomed to as guests.
other hotels should emulate w london's management's team in genuinely addressing guests' expectations and realistic wants.
i congratulate the gm of the hotel for having such a great management team.
May 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Blizz126 Great bar area
Concierge was especially helpful - Fillipo, Jessica and Bernardo were all terrific
January 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Glenn242 A true 5 Star experience
My Wife and I recently stayed at the hotel to celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary. From the moment we arrived to when we departed Jess and all the Staff were first class. Always polite and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. The room was surprisingly quiet considering its location with all the amenities you would expect. The night club was very exclusive but we were treated like VIPs by the bar staff. Thank you to all for such a memorable experience. Anyone reading this should think of the W first it you want 5 star luxury in the centre of London.
May 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by markap Don't forget the team!!
I have to admit, over time, i have written a couple of reviews of the W London. I do stay here often and usually however, I've focused on the product or some slight that has upset me. This time though I'm gonna highlight the team or talent in W speak. As a frequent traveler, I have to say, it really makes a difference if even one team member welcomes me back or remembers I'd stayed before. At the W, the team are warm, welcoming and super helpful. The team make it wonderful to return here. Job well done team. Cheers
November 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by billybob8 consistency
Room was nice,clean and comfortable. Checked in on 17th late evening as a walk in and the receptionist (australian?) was very helpful and she didn't rush checking me in, taking time to explain everything. Unfortunately didn't get her name!
The guys at the door not so friendly! Feeling it necessary to mention in public at a crowded front door how much it would cost me.
Same could be said for the morning receptionist. Efficient rather than friendly.
Overall though doesn't take away from the fact the hotel is stunning as are most W hotels!
October 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Smudge76 Great Atmosphere, rooms and location
Blown away by our stay at this hotel over the weekend. Staff were great from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. Room was great but for me the best thing was the atmosphere. the Bar is buzzing with DJ's playing great tunes that makes you want to stay there. Overall very happy with the experience and will be coming back in the future!
Its not the most expensive hotel I have stayed at but its one off the best better than some that charge more!
November 25, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Vip4me Not the best W hotel
My biggest dislike was the bathroom inside a closet. The toilet was in the closet and was more like one you see in a portapotty. The windows are too covered up to see out clearly and all of the security at the front door is annoying. Who are they expecting the Pope? I could go on further but I saved that for Yelp. I will say that the positives were the cool door signs and the dark hallways seemed like a fun nightclub atmosphere. They tried on the design in the rooms but it was not up to my cup of tea. And why are the beds on the floor?
July 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by CapeCodTravelers Outstanding Staff, Ideal Location, Amazing Property
We enjoyed a truly perfect stay at this property. We were upgraded to a gorgeous suite on a quiet floor and enjoyed flawless customer service by every member of the staff with whom we interacted. From the moment we arrived and were greeted with a welcoming, professional and gracious check-in - our needs were anticipated and exceeded. We greatly appreciated the personal care we received from every member of the staff. The concierge team was knowledgeable and creative; the housekeeping service was flawless, consistent and accommodating; and the doormen/valet/security service was responsive and charming. We also were thrilled with the quality of the food presentations both when we dined at Spice and when we enjoyed in-room dining. We are looking forward to returning to this property!
August 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Murpho 5 Star All The Way!
Spent weekend at W London as anniversary surprise for my good lady.
W is in superb location, right in the heart of London and nearby to all fantastic theatres and restaurants all in easy walking distance.
Staff were very helpful and even provided us with an awesome room upgrade to WOW Suite which certainly lived up to it's name!
The Wyld bar was also very vibrant, with superb music and great party atmosphere.
All in all we couldn't fault the whole weekend - well done to the W team and thank you!
June 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KevRaf W = Wonderful
Once again a fantastic stay at The W Leicester Square. Having stayed at many London Hotels over the years The W Leicester Square is now almost like our home from home in London. There is always a ward welcome from staff who welcome you as if they remember you from last time, the rooms are fabulously chic and the bar area goes from chilled out for a morning coffee to a buzz of activity in tehevenings. We have stopped shopping around for stays in London and The W is now firmly on our favourites toolbar
October 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Reggy81 Excellent all round
This is the first time we have stayed at this hotel and it was just excellent. I was a little wary after reading some of the reviews so I asked in advance for a quieter part of the hotel. I can't rate the staff highly enough, nothing was too much trouble, everybody was extremely polite, helpful and above and beyond their roles. The room was immaculate with excellent black out blinds, and no noise at all despite staying on a busy Friday night.
I would most definitely stay here again, many thanks.
July 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JonathanF Very good experience
We had a wonderful time in the W London. It is a beautiful hotel that is well located in the city. Most everything that we were interested in seeing/doing (Tate Modern, Carnaby Street, restaurants) was within walking distance. The Fabulous Room was too small, but everything was new and clean. The staff was very helpful and friendly. My wife and I really enjoyed the breakfast in the hotel's Spice Market restaurant each morning. I look forward to returning to the W London next time we are in town.
September 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rossie Cool, quirky and comfortable - loved it
Best London hotel experience by far and a great location
December 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MissJones Amazing stay at the W London!!
I had an amazing stay at the W London! I will definitely return... The staff were great, would like to mention Derek from Welcome Desk and Will (waiter from the "Library") they were friendly, professional and very helpful and gave an efficient and quick service, which is just what I was looking for. Will went above and beyond and made us feel right at home!
Also the location, you just cant get any better! Right in the centre, where everything is happening...
Can´t wait to return!! Thank you.
December 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gillp Great Central London Location
The W Hotel in London lives up to the chain's excellent reputation, and we had a great time here. The location by Leicester Square is very good for access to shopping, transport, bars and restaurants. The hotel has a lively, modern and funky atmosphere.
Rooms are of an excellent standard, and the staff are all attentive to guest's needs. Make sure you request a room away from nightclub, or could be noisy! We were round the back, and had no problems.
October 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ajd1564 A warm welcome from a cool Hotel
The Hotel has achieved that subtle and usually elusive balance between being a place you have to stay when you are away and a place where you want to stay longer when you're there.
The staff are as warm and efficient as they are cool. The rooms are a welcome change in style and comfort. The public spaces are invitingly different with interior designs that interest and excite. The W Hotel London provides an opportunity to have a different hotel experience - a really enjoyable one.
July 16, 2013