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):
- W New York, the very first W Hotel globally, delivers high-tech hospitality in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. It is an urban retreat where your options are unlimited with Bliss Spa, Whiskey Blue and our Whatever/Whenever service culture. Our unique Extreme WOW outdoor terrace offers panoramic views of the New York City skyline. W new York has something for everyone. The eclectic collection of rooms and suites appeals to a diverse audience, while the versatile meeting spaces, studios and flexible public areas can adapt to any event or gathering our clients are creating. The newly renovated iconic Living Room is the perfect gathering place to begin your night out in the city. ... 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