Interesting location across street from 9-11 Memorial. I got put off right way however, by the alleged valet service when I got out of my car. A odd fellow from the hotel quickly told me that it would be $65 (I think its $36 at the W in Union sq) for the service in a tone that seemed to be meant to discourage me. When I agreed to pay it he then asked me if I could get back in my car and park it in a space behind me!
When I looked at him like he was crazy he said that the valet service wasn't part of the hotel and thus he couldn't move the car! Wow what a deal for $65. Fortunately things went uphill after that. Rooms are best described as space aged pods. Very modern and quite sleek. Had drinks and a shrimp cocktail ($16-4 good size shrimp) on the terrace. Nice service... Dinner at BLT was
quite good and fairly reasonable. Definitely try the polenta with cheese and bacon as a side. Excellent!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- W New York - Downtown is where the Financial District power action is, rubbing shoulders with the Statue of Liberty, NYSE and Brookfield Place. Power wheel and deal at our sleek and chic Living Room Bar & Terrace with stunning unobstructed north-facing views of 1 World Trade Center. With 217 rooms and 58 floors, explore the signature W bed, innovative technology, fantastic in-room entertainment and more, as Whatever/Whenever(R) makes all big city dreams come true. ... more less
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