Paid about $125 per night (all taxes/fees included) for a king size bed room (OCT 2009) from 1800hotels.
Building/area: Read up on the Foshay building and its history. That's where the W is located after a multimillion $ renovation. Beautiful building. A very nice mix of retro and ultra modern features inside. It is located downtown, lots of business buildings and restaurants in the area. There is also shopping around (Off 5th, GAP, Marshall's, Banana Republic, Macy's, Brooks Bros, others) within walking distance. The famous Skyway comes to the W, so you can pick it up without exiting, all the way to the Convention Center -in case you are there for a conference)
Hotel: Great rate online, so my opinion may depend on that. Check-in was smooth in a couple of minutes. I asked for the best possible room for my rate, but all the lady could offer was a big corner room, but no view. NOTE: a lot of Foshay building's rooms below the 7th floor may have their view obstructed by buildings close by, so be aware. I did not care, but my 5th floor room had no view (see pics) and had to pretty much keep the curtains closed all the time. This corner room was really big for W's standards. You could actually walk freely in the room... The hotel lobby was DARK and the elevator was darker, making it even hard to actually find the button for your floor! On the 27th floor they have the Prohibition, a bar that has great views of the city, and kind of looks like a living room, with arm chairs, loungers, couches, beds. I was not that impressed, but others have been. At the lobby level they have their main bar, also dark, with a big gas fire pit inside and some water features. Very nice, pricey. Right next door is Manny's, the steak house, with one of their huge steaks costing $92. Overall we did not like our food there, but service was excellent. Overall, customer service was EXCELLENT. Dialing 0 you get their "whatever/whenever" people answering (or something like that) and they can pretty much take care of anything you need. We wanted to print a page off the web, called this service, the gentleman gave me his personal e-mail, I emailed him my pdf file, he printed it and had it delivered to my room within 3 minutes. Internet (wireless/slow for streaming form Netflix for example) was $13/night.
Room: (see also above) - plenty of room, great bar, LCD TV on the wall, DVD player, Tivoli clock/alarm/radio with iPOD base. Bathroom was big and modern. No bath tub, but a great huge shower with on shower head overhead/rain style. The sink is dumb, square white impractical, but good looking, modern feature. Lots of different light fixtures, with dimmers. Ordered food in the room -came fast and got follow-up call by whatever/whenever to confirm arrival of the food.
ACURA: not sure for how long more this is offered, but they have an ACURA SUV available to take you anywhere within, I think, 5 miles, free of charge. Never used it, but it was there parked often. Not a 24hr service. It's a dealer promotion, I am sure they give you some info on the car during the rides.
Checkout: took seconds - no problems
OVERALL: great experience, very polite and always available help.
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