After I got back from my weekend trip to New York, the first thing I mentioned to my friends and family was how great the hotel was. It is very surprising to see some of the bad ratings this place got - I don't have a single bad thing to say about it (well maybe one - see below). Let me frame my review by saying that I am in my later 20s, and don't travel often - maybe a few weekends away a year. I am by no means a hotel critic, but I am on the other hand very specific in what I look for and am sometimes difficult to please.
The decor and atmosphere was amazing. I was impressed from the minute I walked in the door. The music/lighting/aromatherapy really added to the experience. The whole place looked like it came out of the pages of a magazine.
There was a line to check in, but I can't fault the hotel for that - they had three people working the front desk. The service at the desk and at the concierge was good. I didn't order any room service, so I can't comment on that.
The room itself was small, but very clean and well decorated. The a/c worked great. I didn't come to NYC to hang out in the room all day, so I was happy with it. Also, the bathroom was a real treat - the fixtures and design were very hip and everything was very clean.
I didn't have a chance to hit the bar(s) at the hotel, but they looked like very relaxed, cool places to hang out. The crowd was perfect for somebody in their late 20s/early 30s.
My only complaint is that the fire alarm went off for a very brief minute early in the morning on one day. Not sure what the deal was with that, but it stopped after 5-10 seconds.
Either this place is getting a bad rap, or I had an exceptional stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- When it comes to New York City hotels with style and sophistication, W New York continues to rewrite the book. Passionate and provocative, W New York is a vibrant retreat where fashion, food, music, and art excite your soul. Set in midtown Manhattan, the iconic W New York offers travelers a soulful sanctuary on the pulse of New York City. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, our New York City hotel is a refreshing mix of high-tech hospitality and glamorous urban living. No matter what inspires you, W New York indulges your passion. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- w New York Hotel New York City
- w New York City
- w Hotel New York City
- w Hotel Lexington