The W in Midtown is in a PERFECT location. It's walkable to a lot of the bars and restaurants in Midtown, and relatively easily accessible from I75-I85. There is a complimentary shuttle provided by Acura that gets you within a small radius of the hotel too. MARTA is a few block walk.
My last review is largely unchanged a few years later. The lobby is part nightclub, part business, which actually works quite well for the clientele typically attracted to a W. Checkin can be a hit or miss experience, and completely depends on the time of day. I didn't see a SPG Preferred line, which was a little odd. The SPG Gold upgrade to a high floor room is great, and the views from the property (Buckhead or Downtown/Piedmont Park) are great. I'd go ahead and ask for the even numbered room and look out over Piedmont Park/Downtown, personally.
The rooms are adequate. It can be hard to find light switches in the dark, and the plug situation away from the desk is a little weird. Weird too is the iPod dock that doesn't charge an iDevice. The room condition was good.
My big beef with the property is the valet. Either they are understaffed, or they don't properly train their staff. After a long flight, I had to wait 15 minutes to park my car - the manager was profusely apologetic and did what she could to make it right for me. Throughout the weekend, it was a mixed bag - sometimes super efficient, and sometimes painfully and annoyingly slow. There was no rhyme or reason - and watching the valet manager stand there and pose as opposed to do something to keep the line moving was frustrating. The valet line overtakes the entire driveway, so even coming back in a taxi could be a problem.
Overall, the property location is fantastic and the rooms are quite good. Little hiccups would be easily fixed with staffing and coaching.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The W Atlanta Midtown Hotel offers the coolest stay in the heart of Atlanta's hottest neighborhood, conveniently located near the Fox Theater, Piedmont Park, and some of the chicest clubs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- w Atlanta Midtown Hotel Atlanta
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