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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Igal Staff was excellent
The hotel staff including the GM Alejandra and the concierge Laurelin were extreamly accomodating and have made our stay perfect.The hotel is clean, removated and services is excellent
November 7, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nance914 Amazing service from the staff
Everyone from the valet, bellman, desk clerk to the room service waiter were beyond belief with friendly over-the-top service. Kudos for having such wonderful people working in your hotel!
July 1, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by km84 Less than was expected
I would not recommend this hotel. The room was tiny and felt muggy whenever we entered -probably due to the lack of ventilation in the bathroom. The bedding and linens were nice, however.
October 30, 2012
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 4 out of 5 by John1959 Room
The room I was assigned was not one of your best, it was nearly impossible to control temp and when the cooling unit was on the air blew directly on the bed. Not very user friendly
March 13, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by JustAnotherChick Great Location and Features
Had a great time; a bit noisy because of the train, but overall, I had a blast. Super comfortable, spacious room. Great drinks and atmosphere in the lobby bar as well.
November 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by MattB Great Location
I was there for a work conference, and one night had to change hotels. The hotel is central to everything and all staff was really nice. Walking distance to the train station.
April 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DrQP none better
The W City Center always comes through for me. So helpful, so willing to go the extra mile. Thats how you conduct good business. They will keep getting mine for years to come.
November 28, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Orv12345 Nice location, room was dirty
Location is great, but the room was not consistent withe the image of the hotel. The floors wee dirty, the batrhroom was tinier than in previous stays.
November 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nic88 Excellent service, nice rooms
I couldn't have asked for a better stay. The rooms were spacious, comfy, and chic. Central location in the city, perfect for staycations or out of town visits!
February 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vamaceta This hotel has very nice rooms and very good concierge service
This hotel has very nice rooms and very good concierge service
Even though is not located in the magnificent mile, it's only 4 blocks from the Millennium park
March 6, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by businessTraveller78 Location is very good but rooms are really not good at all
This Hotel is well located with a great stuff but rooms need a lot of improvement. Not satisfactory at all. They have a very good service and staff.
October 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rocknrunnr downtown overnight
Have stayed here before and very pleased with the facility and staff.
February 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dan75 Just right...
The hotel was located in the perfect place for my meetings in downtown Chicago... and the room was perfect for my needs (quiet, convenient, etc).
October 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Glunk Classy Hotel
Modern well-appointed room
Only criticism is small closets
January 30, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by santorini Staff was insincere and unappreciative of my loyalty to Starwood. Concierge was way off and trivialized our request. This hotel is all about the bar
Hotel was all about the bar and did not care as much about the loyal SPG members. Concierge had his own agenda and was not helpful.
November 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by arch fun even with march madness
my wife and i stayed for a get away weekend. we had a great time even though it was st pattys day and march madness. the staff is great.
March 19, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ratwig Staff Mixed Bag
I am a fair easy going person, but found some staff down right rude and unhelpful. Other staff members were exceptional.
November 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by sl2013 Outstanding Customer Service
This Hotel is Beautiful and comfortable. The staff is amazing!! Their customer service is above and beyond anyones expectations!!!
March 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kimmy100 Clean, but small
The employees were excellent. The room was very clean, but small.
January 20, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Docdom55 Bed and noise unacceptable
Room was nice cool and trendy however bed hard as a rock very noisy refrigerator all nite long prevented a good notes sleep
July 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sarath comfortable
It was a comfortable stay. The location is excellent as all the businesses in the financial district are easily accessible.
July 22, 2012