Rated 4 out of 5 by JR24 Hotel was great, except for the water shutting off
The only thing about the hotel that did not meed my expectations was the fact that they had to shut the water off for a surprisingly long time (9pm to 5am) on Friday night. This was a major inconvenience, considering the fact that we could not use our own restroom at night. While I understand that maintenance is needed, I would have appreciated if they had planned for it better or notified me in advance.
April 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by kmgrey8200 Typical downtown hotel
I had mixed reviews about my stay here. My main problem was that the toilet in my bathroom ran constantly which woke me up throughout the entire night. I didn't call someone as it was the middle of the night and didn't want to deal with that hassle. It was just disappointing this wasn't noticed by staff before check in. Also, the rooms were QUITE small, but that is kind of expected at a downtown city hotel. Overall bed, bathroom facilities were very nice. Another complaint I had was that the drinks at the bar were outrageous. 14 dollars for a glass of wine was absolutely ridiculous. I would stay here again, but never ever eat at the restaurant or drink in the bar. Not he bright side, the concierge services were top notch. I used Eden for several things and she was awesome, as well as another nice gentleman that was there in the evening - they were both extremely helpful and friendly.
April 19, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by SLEEPYLAURA LOVE YOUR HOTEL BUT 2 PROBLEMS
FIRST, WHEN I MADE THE RESERVATIONS, I CALLED IN AND ASKED IF WE COULD GET A ROLLAWAY BED,....NO PROBLEM. WHEN I ARRIVED THEY TOLD ME THEY MADE A MISTAKE AND COULD NOT GET A ROLLAWAY IN OUR ROOM 1801 BECAUSE OF A FIRE LAW. THEY SAID THEY COULD PROVIDE AN AIRMATRESS, BUT THEY WERE OUT OF THOSE TOO, NOT EVEN EXTRA BLANKETS...
SECONDLY, THE DRAPERY BLINDS DIRECTLY ACROSS FROM THE BED WOULD NOT GO DOWN WHICH PREVENTED US FROM SLEEPING PAST SUNRISE, AND WE HAD A LATE NIGHT AND HAD HOPED TO SLEEP TILL AT LEAST NOON..... WAAAH...
April 16, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by pam4400 Room was tiny!
I have enjoyed staying at the W in the past but this was my first time at this location. The room I had was so small, you could barely walk around. I paid over $200 and, because of the size, it was not worth the cost. I would not stay in this particular hotel again.
April 15, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by 2014BusTravels Not a good option
Checked in and was told I would be upgraded to a bigger room. That sounded great until I realized the room was across from the elevators and you could here the ping as the elevator reached each floor while they were in motion. I asked for another room and was told they would have one that was smaller. I had no idea that they meant it was barely big enough for the bed and the bathroom was so small that I had the toilet paper roll jabbing me in the ribs and the sink/mirror was a quarter the normal size. They call this a "Cozy Room" This room should not be rented out at any price.
April 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WH2014 Great Property
This is a pure W Hotel. Staff is great - very friendly! I highly recommend anyone to stay at this hotel!
April 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by tomtraveler Great Weekend in Chicago
Great hotel for Chicago weekend getaway. Clean rooms and beautiful lobby. Enjoyed drinks in the bar as well. Appreciated the room upgrade as a Platinum member! I would definitely return.
April 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by bear8587 staff responsiveness
the staff was great -- they worked with us on upgrading from a king to a room with two doubles -- we also lost two significant items both of which they found
April 8, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by BMR2255 Partial Service on Weekend
Staff very friendly and accomodating, room was very comfortable, but checked in on Sunday and had several issues - biggest one was restaurant was closed and service was limited to bar or room service limited menu. For top end $$$ a night expected full service hotel - nothing noted on web site of limited service.
Additioanlly, TV did not work in room - was rapidly serviced.
The door locking hardward had been drilled thru (not sure by hotel or ??). Again at these prices hardware should be replaced not have tape over drill hole.
Hotel is in financial district, so other restaurant options are very limited on Sunday. Next time will stay Near North and pay cab fare to office on Monday so have access to full services
Staff is great, issues are reflection on management decisions not the workers.
April 7, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by bberber2 Why is it so dark?
I never stayed at this W hotel before and have a simple question- why is it so dark everywhere? The lobby, the registration desk, the elevators and the rooms are dark. Lighting seems to be a rarity. I light bright open spaces and this hotel just doesn't offer it, it seems. Too bad, otherwise it could be a great place.
April 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rocknrunnr Party night
Had to get a room due to a little too much celebrating during the evening. The staff was very patient with us at the front desk and as in previous stays in this hotel everything was excellant.
April 4, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by bbnaree Not your average W
I've stayed at the W City Center 4 times in the past couple months, and my rooms have gotten worse each time. The first two times I received the upgraded rooms with 2 double beds, which I enjoyed.
The past two times, I have received extremely tiny rooms with very thin walls. I can clearly hear my next door neighbor's entire phone conversation and television, which is not what I would expect out of a W hotel.
The gym is quite pitiful--overcrowded in the morning and smells terrible. Last time I stayed, not all the machines were working, so there was a line for the treadmills, and they were out of towels and cups for the water machine. During my last stay, the hair dryer in the room gave off a burning smell when used and the iron left marks on my clothes. As a business traveler who has to live in hotels 3 nights a week, I care much less about the lobby and bar, but rely on amenities like the gym, hairdryer, and iron, and was very disappointed that the W could not meet these needs. Also would be nice if they gave at least one free bottle of water in the room.
I am generally a fan of W hotels, and have stayed at Ws all over the US and in Asia, but will likely look for different hotel if when I come back to Chicago--this one just does not compare to those in other cities like Minneapolis, Boston, NY, and LA.
April 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by HODT Great Stay in wonderful new hotel
After deciding to extend our stay before we arrived, the staff were very helpful in linking two separate bookings so we wouldn't have to move rooms mid stay.
When we arrived at the hotel before check in time, (very easy to reach from airport train) we were met with a very friendly man at the desk, Tyler, who upgraded our room without us even requesting it and was extremely friendly throughout our stay. This was true of all staff at the W.
The hotel is excellently placed to explore all the sites of Chicago. Would recommend.
March 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by manda204 Small rooms
Was told room would be small but didnt realize it would only have room for one person to move about in it at once.
March 31, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by seasonedtraveler1 Select an Inside Room
Everything was great about the hotel physically but the subway trains are noisy. The rooms were recently renovated, very nice, and the public areas are cool (albeit a little dark). Yet, despite being on the 21st floor, every <10 minutes, I could hear a loud noise of the trains. Kind of like being by an airconditioning machine. It didn't keep me from sleeping, but I generally sleep deeply and was more of a nuisance. I would suggest choosing a courtyard room - or the W putting thicker windows in on the train side of the building.
March 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by sew072113 Great location for seeing city
The hotel is in a great location for seeing the city, but the room was uncomfortable. The pillows were quite hard and the temperature fluctuated significantly through out the nights. I was not able to sleep through the night with out waking up regularly (not like me at all!)
March 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RGarica2014 W Chicago Rocks!
We had a great time at the W. Eden Bernal, Concierge, made it a very special night for us. She helped with the flowers and setting up a manicure for my fiance. We celebrated our engagement and will be coming back for our next special occasion. Thank you so much for everything.
March 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by sliceofparadise14 dripping faucet
More of an FYI about a dripping bathtub faucet that I let your front desk folks know about just after I arrived in my post check-in. It didn't bother me, but I wanted the team to know, as it's wasteful + should be fixed of course. Was told it would be, but noticed it was still dripping throughout my stay.
March 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by luckydog49 Tiny Room
Whenever you have a room where your legs have to stick out of the door to the bathroom when using the toilet, that is not a good thing. This room was really small. If I was 5'5 or smaller it would not be an issue, but at 6'2 its an issue. Staff was great otherwise and I know the hotel was pretty full. Otherwise it was a nice hotel.
March 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by dand80 W
Very nice property. Not great for any type of casual dining i. e. a sandwich or burger.
Rooms were clean and comfotable.
March 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Coleo Decent stay
It's a nice hotel, not outstanding by W standards elsewhere, but the staff was very helpful and friendly on all things. I was upgraded to a larger room on check in which was really nice as well. The lobby area is stunning with beautiful domed ceiling and historic features. The bar area was minimal but good enough to have a drink and bite to eat. The building is a little older, so the sound of the radiant heating did keep me up at times and the L train is quite close as well. it's not a place for a relaxing stay as the area can be quite busy with cabs whistles and cars whizzing by.
March 17, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by lieberman not fan of botique hotels
had to request mini bar to be re-stocked for OJ. all other hotels restock on a daily basis--same with water and ground coffee for in room maker.
water pressure in shower barely adequate.
March 17, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Aditi05 Extremly Disappointed
From the time of booking till check out and receiving incorrect invoices. Commitment on tariff not fulfilled. I was told 227/night inclusive taxes, to mu surprise was charged 227+ taxes. I had got mioni bar studff removed, still charged to my invoice. Unhappy about the complete experience.
March 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lara13 Title
This hotel is very trendy and in the heart of Chicago's business district.
March 14, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by AG2014 Trendy and cool design but small rooms
I know hotel rates in Chicago are high, but sorry, $260 for a tiny small room in an old building. Close to the L train which runs frequently and causes a noise which is unbearable.
March 14, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Kench Staff was not nice
Extremely curt behavior of staff to the point of being rude. Extremely disappointed with staff.
March 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BK555 A very nice stay
It was a very nice experience staying at W Chicago. The staff was very courteous and friendly. My room was great and very inviting. I would recommend your hotel.Thank you.
March 6, 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 4 out of 5 by businesstraveler12345 Great hotel; needs better gym
The hotel is cool and the staff are great. My only real complaint is that the gym is tiny and I'd say inadequate for a hotel of this size.
March 2, 2014
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