The W hotel downtown is what you would expect from the W chain. When you arrive, the lobby is on the 5th floor and it's dim lighting and chic design makes you feel like you are in a swanky lounge. The service at the front desk was great and fast. It took a couple of minutes to check in and then I was on my way up the elevator to my room. The rooms are a decent size for a NY hotel. They aren't well appointed but more simple and sleek in design. My room had a large bathroom and the shower was really nice, with beautiful tiles and a rain shower head. I had a great view of the WTC memorial and the new tower. The bed was very comfortable with the typical heavenly dressings. Overall I liked this property. The 5th floor lobby also has a bar and a good sized seating area to relax. It is a bit dark and cavelike though.
There is also a restaurant on the first level that I didn't try but it looked packed with people.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- w New York - Downtown Hotel New York City