Rated 2 out of 5 by Frat2013 Very disappointing - not a true W
As a long-standing platinum member, I have come to expect a certain level of room comfort. My room was cramped, the walls were scuffed and the lighting was terrible.And the bathroom? Almost non-existent. I asked for a different room, but the staff was unable - or unwilling - to accommodate. I've read some rave reviews and I just don't see it.
This is definitely not up to W standards and I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.
January 12, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by ChicagoWeekender No WiFi
I am a Gold member and when I checked in I requested as my reward the free internet access. Later that evening I tried to use the internet only to discover that the room I was given (in a far away corner of the hotel) had a really weak signal and I was unable to log in. I had already unpacked and did not want to move. If I requested internet access, why would the check in staff assign me a room with no signal?
January 10, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by JetEddie70 An awful experience
Lobby was always packed and loud. bar was packed and load. had to stand in line forever to check-in, speak with cocierge or buy a drink. carpet in room was dirty, room keys ALMOST NEVER worked. I had to have new keys cut at least four times in 18 hours, totally unacceptable. bar patrons got in a fight at front door of bar and I had to listen to one of the loud, drunk and profane participants in the aftermath.
June 22, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by StayattheWinNewYork pillows too soft - front desk not very responsive
Pillows too flat
towels too old
front desk took my number and said "we will contact you by 3" but never received a phone call until I called at 3:30. For the price they charged, I expected far better service. Hope the feedback is taken seriously.
May 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ken3143 Weekend Getaway
This past weekend my wife and I came into the city for dinner and a play. Lucky for us we were able to get a sitter so we had the night solo. Our stay at the WNYwas wonderful. Everyone was so friendly, the room was spectacular, the spa facilites fantastic. After the play we sat in the lobby and had a night cap. The energy in there was great.
We would defintely stay at the WNY again without hesitation
January 8, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by NYCItalian Billing Nightmare
Checked in on 5/21/12 under what I thought was my corporate rate. When I received by emailed bill at check out it was for the full rack rate of $450+ a night. After calling the Platinum line and a half hour of complaining. Starwood HQ fixed my rate back to $379. Rooms they call special or spectacular are glorified closets. Worst starwood property I have ever stayed at and I am a lifetime Platinum!
May 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by LegislativeConf Trip to NYC
Always stay there when we visit NYC. Super location but the staff is unbelievably helpful and kind.
August 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sjef Outstanding service
This hotel has an outstanding staff. It is not every day that you are welcomed at check in with a complimentary glass of champagne and a W teddy bear for your 5 year old son.
All the staff, from the doormen to the check in are super friendly and professional. The lady at check in really went out of her way to put us in a nice room.
I really believe this hotel deserves higher and better reviews!
December 31, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by DanR Ongoing Frustrations
1) Canceled my reservation incorrectly.
2) Charged me full amount without telling me.
3) When I showed up expecting room, I had a long wait.
4) Thermostat broken in room I was finally given, I couldn't get temperature below 75 degrees.
5) Standing puddle of water in room.
6) Charged incorrectly for internet access.
7) Charged again for room despite already charging me incorrect cancellation fee.
February 15, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by John5151 Overrated
Very noise and overrated.
A good note on the Staff who are always nice, and very responsive.
August 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Visitor0805 W hotel NYC Lexington
This is my second or third time staying at W on Lexington (previously arranged by my company when travelling on business several years ago).
It is a great property with great location and decoration, however it was very noisy on my last night with a lot of banging from either outside in the hallway or above my room, and a lot of talking in the hallway at 4:30AM which woke me up. I was also told they were out of extra blankets when I called for one which upset me. I was also upset when I checked out at 8AM and there were no apples (I was told they hadn't arrived yet) as it was one of my favourite parts to grab a fresh apple in the morning. Knowing that many guest check out early, you should try to keep some on hand from the day before or get a company who will arrive earlier in the morning.
August 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by shl6488 Average stay
Even the suites are small, but that is to be expected. There are no real preferred guest amenities, with the exception of potential upgrades (no free water or coffee, no concierge lounge). The rooms were clean and the staff was responsive. All in all, my stay was what I expected.
August 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MOB22 Perfect midtwon business travel hotel
The hotel is convenient to midtown office locations with a nice city buzz on the ground floor when checking in. Staff handled room check-in very well and followed through with room upgrade due to my Platinum Preferred status. Lower floors can be a bit noisy when trying to sleep. I stay at this hotel every trip to NY, availability premitting.
August 13, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Criticizer Noisy!
I frequently stay at the W on Lex but the past couple of visits I've had trouble getting any good rest as the hotel is noisy. The primary reason, which I discovered this time, is that there's a police and fire station around the corner so all through the night sirens blaring. In addition, the street noise is loud in the rooms on the lower floors (below 10). The key get a quieter nights sleep is to get a higher up room that isn't facing Lex or 50th. However, the elevator access from the higher floors is another story.
The beds also have a minimal amount of covering with thin and stiff feeling sheets. The rooms are also on the small side especially compared to other Starwood properties in the city.
Housekeeping also is not up to par. There was an empty water bottle in the middle of the room when I checked in and they didn't replenish the soaps, lotions, or shampoos so I had to ask for more myself.
The decor needs to be updated. It was cool 5-10 years ago but the problem with using a trendy decorum is that it starts to looked dated fast.
August 15, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Powertorque Bad experience
Checked in late at night. No soap in the room. Telephone cord not attached causing the charger to beep every 5 sec for no charge. Half-used toilet paper. Lot of noise from street. This is after being an SPG platinum. God knows what happens to people with no status. Filthy room and unclean carpets. Do not recommend this hotel at all. I am shocked it is a Starwoods property.
January 15, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by DavidPot Small rooms, no W experience
This hotel is no W as the rooms are small and the amenities are not what I expect from a W hotel. My room was next to where they keep the maid carts and was loud. The room was very basic as was the rest of the hotel. As a time share owner and gold member, I was not impressed.
April 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by SamCA Wait till Renovations are complete
Check in on a Friday and informed there were no room upgrades available, which was surprising as a plt. Initial room faced into the other side of the building, so I had to wait until another room was ready later that night. Overall the hotel is a great location and excellent to meet people, but I'd recommend staying elsewhere until the renovations are done.
February 18, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Dal1 Poor service, discourteous staff
Staff was chatting amongst themselves without checking guests in. Was not provided the room reserved even though I am a Platinum member, Reason was that others had to be accomodated ahead on long term members.
Will not recommend this location to others. Might stay at other chain hotels given the lack of superior customer service for long time patrons.
November 7, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by ChicagoClaudia like living in an expensive closet
Could hardly move in this "room"; could not get over my allergies thanks to the perfumed air-spray; could hardly choke down my breakfast after seeing a $4 charge for a banana; could hardly get to my room since the key-card seldom worked. Obviously, a man designed this bathroom as there is no place for cosmetics/no light to see and no mirror for make-up.
May 18, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by col22 Rooms are terrible
When staying at a luxury hotel, one shouldn't have to worry about the room meeting basic standards, like being wider than the length of a bed. I'm amazed by how terribly small the standard hotel room is at this hotel. If you are thinking about booking a "wonderful" room at the W, stay elsewhere for less money and a nicer room.
October 28, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by mike59 Everything went wrong
The reservations for my son's wedding were all wrong - my 89 yr old mother's room had no heat - the staff was not helpful - our heater was so loud it was hard to sleep - and it took forever to check in - finally, every time we called for help - no one ever responded - required several follow-upo calls. Very bad experience!
March 4, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by MrBig Small room, a lot of improvement needed
I'm SPG Platinum. When checked in, I was told I got 2-level upgrade. I had a high floor preference. I was put in 6 FL. When I got in my room, I was really surprised. The room was REALLY REALLY small. I can't imagine without 2-level upgrade, what the room would look like. And I had a view of a big "rock" (a building was a few feet from my window). Okay, I was on business, small room, no view was not a problem. But the first night, I was woke up by air condition at 4am!! I called Whenever/Wherever for help, and I was asked if I want someone to come in my room to fix it. It was 4am, I wanted more sleep!
The next morning, I called, and was offered to move to another room. I was told to pack my stuff and hotel staff would move for me around 12-1pm. I came back at 6pm, checking with front desk for my new room number. It took front desk 10+ minutes to get me a new room -- no one had moved for me!
This is not the kind of facility and service I would expect from W New York!
June 26, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Whatever2014 Very disappointing
I didn't feel that the hotel met the standards of its website. I also would not consider that the service was at a level that it should be for hotel of that class. Rooms were much smaller than expected and not always clean.
April 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sweet16 Great Customer Service
My daughter and I booked a cozy room to enjoy a weekend in NYC to celebrate her 16th birthday. We were quickly uprgraded to a suite, and the concierge left a gift of cheese cake and a gold bracelet in our room. The staff really went out of their way to make this a very special birthday weekend in New York!
January 18, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Angv Old W hotel NY
The photos on the website look nicer. The hotel needs to improve in all sense. We got a noisy room. The room was close to the cleaning staff and they were very noisy early in the mornings.
the rooms are very small. This hotel should be like the other one in Times Square. This one is too old and ugly.
May 8, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by SteveDK Very small rooms, even for New York City
Room is non functional, extremely small. Felts like a prison cell. Even for New York, this was small and low ceilings made it even more cramped. Very dated and old. Food was bad for the typical expensive room service price. Staff was mediocre.
March 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by sdjenn great service
i felt welcomed and appreciated. from the door man to the front desk to the guys who delivered my in room dining i received great customer service. hotel was clean, great location. really good in room dining compared to other hotels
March 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JayD Great W without being too 'W'
One of my favorite W hotels. Great location, superb staff, cozy rooms. Yes they may be small, but if you get lucky enough to get an upgrade you'll be in for a nice surprise. W Sweat is a great workout facility with lots of free weights and great SMITH machines.
February 10, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by jct27 Cool vibe, otherwise disappointing
I need to stop coming to this hotel. I've been a handful of times and each time, while I enjoy the cool vibe of the hotel, my stay is underwhelming. The rooms are tiny, there is something always disshelved (i.e. a lamp shade, something in the bathroom, etc.) and the walls are paper thin.
February 21, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Celtic Wedding
As mother of the bride we had a very pleasant stay.
The only issue was with the check in clerk who was rude and although she didn't appear busy, told us to stand back until she called us to come forward. In a very loud voice. Really????
Clean and quiet rooms. Overall a very good trip.
May 30, 2013