JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro
What We Love
- Ocean-view suites with easy access to one of the world’s most iconic beaches
- Rooftop pool and terrace with unobstructed panoramic views of Copacabana and Leme
- The Griffin Lounge’s five-story bay window and free amenities make work feel like play
What To Know
- Touch-and-go cell service in atrium-facing rooms and lobby
- The poolside bar closes as 10 p.m., even on clear, warm nights
- WiFi is an additional cost of $16 per day
- Hotel lobby is undergoing renovations scheduled to conclude on August 15, 2013
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
JW Marriott Rio de Janeiro’s powerful polished stone and tinted glass façade meets the classic Marriott interior, underscored by well-timed tropical accents. Step inside and you find yourself welcomed by a spacious foyer adorned with rose marble and mother-of-pearl tile, with fresh exotic flowers, cozy brocade armchairs in high colonial style, and an abundance of natural light. Executive hot spots such as the Griffin Lounge and the fully equipped subterranean business center impress in regal hues of claret, gold and olive.
Bed and Bath
Clean lines and simple palettes give the rooms a soothing, modern calm. The careful selection of rich exotic hardwoods and airy decor make for a seamless transition from beach to bedroom. Bathrooms range from ample to intimate, with natural stone in bold contemporary contrasts of black and white, offering a truly luxurious feel and generous displays of scented toiletries, including bath salts. Sleep is guaranteed restful in plush beds surrounded by thick walls and light-blocking drapes.
Get your endorphins firing as you marvel at the Atlantic views from the 24-hour rooftop fitness center, then head downstairs for a banquet of a breakfast featuring fresh tropical fruit, strong Brazilian coffee, continental classics and regional pastries. Relax with beachside service or settle in by the heated rooftop pool and poolside bar, which offers sweeping panoramic sea views. The 45- to 90-minute spa treatments restore guests with evocative rain forest essences and an array of techniques. The hotel boasts three distinct dining options, including Mediterranean and American fare at Terraneo, and one of Rio’s top Japanese places at Taiyou Sushi & Sake Bar (reservations suggested), which offers such inventive dishes as Bahia-inspired bobô de camarão spring rolls. The first floor offers a place to unwind in an American-style sports bar with one of the top-notch caipirinhas.
In the Area
The hotel’s prize location means crossing the street to soak in the rays at Copacabana Beach, quick access to the neighborhood’s many treats, and a short cab ride to other must-visit spots such as sophisticated Leblon, lost-in-time Santa Teresa and the lively night scene in Lapa. Just around the corner, you can treat yourself to fine leather goods, exotic fruit smoothies at Bibi, and a luscious Kopenhagen truffle or three to ease any lingering stress. Just don’t spoil your appetite — Adega Pérola awaits you with an authentic array of more than 100 Portuguese-inspired seafood tapas. Or, try family-friendly Brazilian dishes at Santa Satisfação. Also be sure to check out Rio’s swish boutiques along nearby Ipanema’s Garcia d’Avila Street, especially Isabela Capeto, a hidden (geographically, anyway) fashion oasis offering original upscale designs uniquely rooted in Brazil’s rich textile traditions. Cap off the day by heading over to Arpoador to join in the beloved carioca tradition of applauding the sun as it sets, rounded out with the best draft beer in the city at the ocean-facing Astor. Snap your fingers to live samba deep into the night just blocks from your room at Bip Bip, a 194-square-foot neighborhood institution that honors good music above all else. And if you get caught up in the sound and forget dinner, Cervantes serves the best sandwiches in town until 4 a.m. The meat is thick. The bread is thin. Don’t pass up the pineapple.
How to Get There
Went there to scout the property for a conference.. one would think that with a potential spend of over half a million you would get some attention... but NO!
Wrote to Ms Lidianne, who seems to answer queries on TA... did not get ONE response back from her... Pl do not bother responding, now.
Then, when I found out and emailed their GM, Ms Rosana... Did not get ONE response from her either.
What is worse, even after going there and telling them that I'm there to scout the property for a conference and ASKING if someone would show it to me, they did not bother.
It is understandable that they would get business under ANY condition, because of the location right in front of the beach. Perhaps that arrogance has creeped into their GM and staff.
Rooms are quite dingy.
There are many hotel chains, including some American hotel chains within walking distance, right on the beach, that could possibly work...
What is better than waking up in the morning overlooking the Copacabana Beach. The view is serene. The hotel staff are very friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed. The breakfast is good. You should ask for a beach view room otherwise you will miss the fun.
I spent a couple nights here while in town on business. The hotel itself is nice. Could maybe be updated a bit, but generally everything is good and it works. The location is really what makes it.
Location is great, right on Copacabana, with great views if you're on the beach side, especially with a high floor. I would spend extra for a room with the beach view.
The concierge was very useful in helping us book activities like Sugarloaf Mountain.
The view from the rooftop bar is great.
I would be quite happy to stay here if I were in Rio again.