Rated 2 out of 5 by ck453 W OK
very loud lobby - you cannot have a decent conversation above the music
room service was OK, although missed one of my orders completely. limited menu.
wanted service rather than a 500 point credit, but didn't get service so had to choice but to get the points.
October 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by HitmanHart Fabulous Stay!
Great check-in, very comfrotable room, and a fabulous meal in the evening under the lights and atmosphere of their funky lounge. Great service staff who are very personable and attentive. First class!
February 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Teal I am Lovin it
My stay was pleasant. I would come back again.
I really the quote displayed in my room.
March 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by StephenB I love this place.
I didn't get his name but the "stylist" who came to touch up the room was very funny and cordial. He gave us information about where to hang out on our little zip trip to Chicago. The entire staff makes you fell like the most important person in the building. I love it!!!!
April 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Topher26 Great staff and room
The staff was extremely friendly from the car valets to my room service waiter. Bill at the Front Desk (I think that was his name) was great: very efficient with the check-in and very willing to answer my questions. My room was great, and the bed was extremely comfy.
August 12, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by MG86 Noise
I wrote s long email to W Hotels talking about the loud noise from train s which could be heard even up on the 12th floor. No one seemed very concerned when I mentioned it during check out
January 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by TravelingFather Warm reception in a cold climate
The friendly informative staff help make my family's stay cozy and comfortable. Despite being booked to capacity, the rooms were quiet and clean, and all of our needs were met.
February 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JPoir Stay here if you're looking for something different!
W Chicago City Center is a very unique hotel. The staff is outstanding - very friendly and extremely helpful. The "Whatever, Whenever" service is something you won't experience anywhere else. Stay here if you are looking for something different from the norm.
April 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by cbs1972 Gorgeous Property
This is one of the most beautiful Ws. The service was excellent, especially in the lobby where serves took care of us even though we weren't in either bar. Was disappointed by lack of upgrade on a slow Thursday, but otherwise a fantastic night in Chicago.
March 16, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Spiritark Great concierge team
W Chicago has a great concierge team. They introduced me to a slew of great food and activities in the Chicago area and even mapped out a good doable tour of the city (since I only had my weekends to do so). Thanks for being my tripadvisor during my stay.
May 22, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by db26 Great Hotel for downtown Chicago
Stayed here for 4 nights.
-Front desk and lobby staff were excellent and very helpful. Great restaurant recommendations from the concierge. Forgot to bring shaving cream on my trip and they provided me a can of shaving cream with a razor too.
-Room lighting was excellent and bright, which wasn't what I was expecting for a W. But it made working in my room a pleasant experience
-Walls are paper-thin, I could clearly hear my neighbors talking or watching TV as if we were in the same room
-Room was very very dry. My skin never felt so dry before; I went through lotion bottles like crazy,
-Very tiny bathroom with extremely small vanity. But that is the norm for old downtown Chicago hotels
-One of the days I was there, the housekeeper was going around all the rooms at 8AM. Too early!! But this only happened one day, so maybe just a rogue housekeeper.
So-So items to note:
-One complimentary bottle of Dasani water is included. But the Smartwater in the room is part of the mini-bar and has a charge.
-If you like to go out late at night, there isn't much open late around the hotel's immediate vicinity. You would be better off staying on North Michigan Avenue instead.
Would I stay again: Yes
February 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by kjd001 Great staff
I really adore the staff here, but my room was substandard with a bathtub falling apart. The staff did everything they could and responded to what they could respond to. They remember me every time I come and I really think they are top notch.
December 21, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by SouthBay11 Good location very loud!
Great location - close to Union Station, Willis Tower, Art History Museum and public transportation. Stayed in a suite and the room was VERY loud! Could hear the EL running all night and early morning! Needs better sound insolation
December 29, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by PoliEcon Good biz location
This W has a gr8 location but room was small and noisy. Just an old, converted apt bldg or hotel. First room had no wi-FI service but staff was very good about moving me at 2:00 am. Good bar scene, especially for early in the week.
May 7, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by RT567 very nice
Very nice hotel in financial district - very quiet part of town on weekends - many businesses/restaurants open weekdays only. Superb concierge service! "Wonderful" room indeed wonderful. Exceptionally helpful and friendly staff.
May 29, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by DAC23 Hotel Stay
The hotel met all the basic requirements I expect out of a hotel, but overall the W City Center is a dated hotel that doesn't compare to the other W hotel branches and especially the other hotels in the city for the same value.
June 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Paularene Clean Friendly
Wonderful from the time Ernesto took my car
check in friendly and fast
Private party in the great room and the coordinator
was WONDERFUL and accomidating great experience I've had in a long time!!!
December 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by haspi Great city hotel; some rooms are noisy
I've stayed at this hotel few times. High quality facility meeting all expectations. Rooms look brand new and stylish.
However, you need to be careful about room selection. Rooms facing the L (train) tend to get very noisy.
December 6, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by C2theJ Super clean rooms!
We were so impressed by the decor of the hotel, but the cleanliness of the rooms was outstanding . The bathroom was impeccable right down to the ceiling vent . Love the bliss products too! Will definitely be visiting again.
February 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Abdulla83 Good Hotel
W is a good place to stay, although a bit on the expensive side despite the availability of other similar level hotels around Michigan Ave. Rooms are smaller than your average hotel, so be sure not to book a standard room.
February 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by oscar1 Great and will be back!
Great hotel! I'll definitely be back. TK is a great asset to this hotel. She helped guide my sister and I to the best restuarant I've been to in YEARS! Staff was great and very helpful and the room was very clean.
September 7, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kingjames I ordered cupcakes
I ordered cupcakes & they were never delivered
I went to the concierge and they promised chocolate covered strawberries & they also were never delivered the room ....it was my wife's birthday .....I was not happy
February 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pizzajake Happy and Satisfied
Even though the room was small it was very comfortable and clean. Normally I toss and turn when trying to go to sleep in a hotel,but at the W it was so comfortable that I immediately fell asleep.
October 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Thatgirl75 I had a great time at the W City Center
I have no complaint. From the time I walked through the door check-in. Great experience very helpful during my stay. The room was small and could have been bigger but I made it work out for my stay.
August 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by WorldTraveller29 Nice hotel- terrible restaurant service
We were upgraded upon request by front desk Steven who was very nice. The bathroom didn't have a trash bin so it was a little annoying. We ate at the bar the first night, service was fine. The second night we had dinner at the hotel restaurant and the service was incredibly slow. Amazingly, the restaurant was only half full, so there wasn't really an excuse to have taken forever with serving drinks and food. The food itself was great though, the chef is very creative.
We opened a box of cashew nuts in the room and they tasted softer than usual. It wasn't until I got home that I discovered the cashews expired two weeks ago- god knows how long they've been sitting in the room.
The Acura complimentary car service available at the hotel was pretty awesome though- anywhere in the city within 5 miles. Driver was courteous and friendly and it was easy to make an appointment- wish they are available prior to 1pm each day though.
Overall hotel was good but not spectacular, but it has the potential to be if it focuses on overall customer experience including the housekeeping and the restaurant.
October 13, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tweek18 Great location
I enjoyed my 1-night stay at the W. Would have appreciated a coffee maker in the room. I realize the dim lighting serves a purpose in terms of ambiance, but it was a bit problematic for me.
October 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by klmcnabb QUick Trip
In and Out, had some issue at check-in, resolved VERY quickly! Happened to be my cards fault. Great Staff helped me through. Wonderful room. Lauren was amazing as well as everyone who helped me!
October 15, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by BigTfromSF library conference hotel
While in Chicago the last week of June for the annual ALA library conference I had the chance to stay 3 nights at one of the better Starwood hotels in US. The staff was great and very helpful.
July 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by REN70 Cool Hotel
This hotel blends good amenities with a great vibe. Parking rate is over-the-top at $60/day, but otherwise we enjoyed our stay and liked what the hotel had to offer.
December 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MCCP1910 Impeccable service! One of my favorite W hotels!
I've stayed at many W hotels around the world, and W Hotel City Center is indeed one of my favorite W hotels. The hotel is situated at a very convenient location in the center of Chicago. My stay is just simple perfect. The room is very spacious, clean, and quiet. I am extremely impressed with the attention to detail the hotel had put with everything. From the "good morning" and "good evening" elevator carpet, to the cupcakes, warm chocolate cookies, and hot cocoa served at the lobby. The service is way beyond my expectations!! Eden at the concierge was extremely friendly and helpful in providing us directions to our destinations and gave us many helpful restaurant recommendations and travel tips. The Acura experience was just simply comfortable and neat! The chauffeur was very professional and allowed us to experience the vehicle fully. The lobby is clean and well-decorated. We also ordered room service and had a drink at the lobby bar. Overall, the amazing staff and excellent service at the hotel made my first trip to Chicago memorable and I will definitely go back and stay there again. :D
March 9, 2012