The W is a very trendy hotel a couple of blocks from the White House and behind the Willard Hotel - a nice location. The front desk staff were very polite and helpful at check in. They gave me the type of room I requested. Room service food was very good and was delivered within the 30 minute time frame that was given. The staff that delivered the food were very personable and the presentation was pleasing to the eye. However with the extra charges for this and that and high prices the average cost was near $50.00 whether it was for breakfast or dinner.
The negatives are not significant if you are NOT traveling with a companion/spouse. The rooms are European small and there is very little separation from the bathroom - the shower walls are glass and act as a room divider. The sliding door separates the hallway/room from the toilet area so there is very little privacy. The 2 hooks in the bathroom were occupied by the plush, comfortable robes so I think there should be more for the wet towels. There is not much storage space so if there were 2 people then there wouldn't be much room for clothes and other items. There was not much room to walk around because the bed and other furniture take up much of the space in the small room. The full length mirrors are on the inside of the closet doors which is near the front door so they can't be opened fully to see yourself properly. The queen size bed was comfortable but a little too soft for me. There were times when I returned to the hotel when there was nobody to open the large doors which I expected at this upper class hotel. I tried to get a massage and manicure at the spa but they had no convenient times for the entire 5 days I was at the hotel. Lastly ,the morning I left the valet staff asked if I wanted to take the limo to the airport. When I asked whether it would be more expensive than a cab, he replied it would be the same cost. The cab from the hotel to Regan airport was $17.00 which included the tip. However the limo cost me $25.00 and I gave the driver a $5.00 tip. The ride was nice but I wasn't expecting the extra cost.
Overall my stay was very good but if I was traveling with my husband I would ask for a larger room or a suite with a king sized bed but only if there was complete separation from the bathroom.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to W Washington DC, a hotel beyond expectations. Next to the White House, the most powerful suits - pinstripes and black lace-rendezvous at W Washington DC, where Italian Renaissance meets modern cool. With commanding rooftop views of major landmarks, W-Gate is all about stately indulgence. ... more less
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