I stayed at the W for a one-night business trip and really enjoyed it, though it's hardly a formal, business hotel. The W is great if you're young or want a cool hotel in downtown Chicago. The location is really fantastic, and the staff was incredibly nice.
The lobby of the W has a hip, Euro vibe. It hardly feels like a hotel lobby. At times it feels like it's trying a bit too hard--the elevators are dark and it's hard to see the floor numbers--and the rooms come with life-affirming posters on the walls. But I think the W is an experience--something very different from the run-of-the-mill hotels out there, and for that I say kudos!
Be aware that the rooms are extremely small. I see some of the pictures posted here, but don't be fooled! The "suites" may be big, but the regular, one-bed rooms are tiny. It feels a bit like Manhattan in the rooms. Perfectly fine for 1 or 2 people though, and it's kinda cozy. Everything was impeccably clean.
Lastly, the breakfast downstairs in the morning was awesome. I remember the coffee being really good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We've got the scoop on where to be and who to see in the Windy City. You're invited to step behind the scenes of the glittering lights of downtown Chicago. W Chicago - City Center is nestled in the middle of Chicago's vibrant cultural attractions and is steps from the Willis Tower, the Chicago Art Institute, music at Millennium Park, Block 37, State Street shopping and the Chicago Theatre District. Blown away by the Windy City? So are we. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- w Chicago - City Hotel Chicago
- w Chicago City Center
- w Hotel Chicago
- w Hotels Chicago