I stay here about once a month for work and consider it my home away from home. If I could rent a room here and just live at the W, I would.
First, the location is great and off the main streets and madness of LA/Westwood. Although, a few blocks away, the traffic, especially leading to the 405 onramps can be treacherous. Prepare accordingly esp w/ the construction happening currently (2013) in widening the freeway.
The lobby is beautiful and has that 'hip' and 'modern' feel that the W brand evokes. There's great spaces to sit and talk with a companion, have a drink, get work done...anything.
I haven't had a full meal at the restaurant but have had the sweet potato fries at the bar that were really addictive. All the cocktails are great but a bit pricey.
I've splurged on a spa treatment once and it was great. The masseuse had great advice for me to help my shoulders and the waiting area had a nice variety of snacks and drinks while you wait.
The staff takes care of everything here and creates a very personalized experience. Any request or problem I've had has always been handled quickly and professionally. They always make me feel welcome at the hotel.
The pool area is beautiful and a great place for a drink and 'to be seen'. In the winter, they place an ice rink over it and it can be a nice place to relax too.
The rooms are so incredibly spacious and make my own apartment at home seem like a closet. I am an SPG platinum member so usually always get a larger suite. There's so much room I often don't enter the 'office' room that is attached. All the details have modern, clean, and colorful design elements...the couch, bathroom, desk and chair. All of it is again, elements that perfectly ladder up to the W brand.
You can't ask for more when your on the road for work.
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Thank you for making us home while you are on the road. I love hearing about how much our guests truly enjoy so many aspects of our hotel. Our location is truly perfect for just about anything you want to do in Los Angeles. Next time you are here, have dinner NineThirty. The creative menu has so many fantastic dishes that you simply can’t go wrong with anything you choose. Bliss Spa is the perfect way to relax and spoil yourself a little. I will pass your compliments along to the Talent here. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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