We decided to go down to Atlanta for a w'end getaway and picked this location due to its central location and previous positive reviews. The hotel is about a 5 minute walk from the local subway station which makes it super convenient to get to most landmarks and key destinations including the airport. And for those trips not near a subway stop they offer a very handy free car service sponsored by the car manufacturer (Acura?) which will drop you off anywhere within a 5 mile radius as long as you book in advance. We utilized this several times throughout our stay and it's also a great way to get local info from the courteous drivers.
The lobby is stylishly form and function with some great love chairs to rest after a long day of exploring. Along with an outside lounging area perfect for warming up in the morning. While we didn't eat at Spice Market on site we did have drinks at the lounge which were well crafted and delicious (don't miss the complimentary drink offer that comes with each room key).
Our room was clean and exactly what you'd expect from a W. But I would recommend asking for a higher floor and facing the park as our room was neither and the view was of the condo next door and indoor mall adjacent. Only minor complaint about the room was the flat panel HDTV which didn't receive HD channels. This is an easy thing to set up but many hotels just don't bother thinking most people are impressed just having a flat panel TV in their room and don't notice they're not actually watching HD programming. Again a very minor thing but a pet peeve.
This brings me to my other complaints: room service and concierge. After a late night out we ordered room service consisting of a grilled cheese, fries and side. Food arrived in a decent amount of time but it had to be one of the worst sandwiches I've ever had and certainly not worth the $23 it ended up being! I expect more from this kind of hotel.
My other complaint was with their concierge service which seemed to be inconsistently offered and not all that helpful with very basic info. When they were on-site, they were very friendly but when I asked for a local subway map, they didn't carry them. Then they didn't have a map of town! Huh?! Finally, when one of the days turned rainy we asked for local suggestions and the response was 'I wouldn't go out today, it's terrible weather.' Not exactly the suggestion we were looking for.
Overall, a rock solid W hotel experience in a prime location close to Piedmont Park and midtown restaurants.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The W Atlanta Midtown Hotel offers the coolest stay in the heart of Atlanta's hottest neighborhood, conveniently located near the Fox Theater, Piedmont Park, and some of the chicest clubs. ... more less
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- w Atlanta Midtown Hotel Atlanta
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