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
- 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.
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Hotel- JW Marriott Rio de Janeiro
Date: 23jan2019- 24jan2019
Overall: Excellent. This was a fantastic hotel stay!
Accommodations- Excellent. We were assigned a King Club level room that looked out onto Copacabana Beach, and it was wonderful. The bed was beyond comfortable and the marble bathroom was stellar. Unlike other hotels in the area, the water pressure and temperature were consistent; bath products met expectations.
Loyalty Program Recognition- Excellent. We were immediately thanked for our loyalty, and our room was upgraded. The executive lounge was one of the best I’ve experienced, both for the evening Happy Hour, and for the Continental Breakfast Buffet. The staff was attentive to the guests and a wide array of foods and beverages were available. Wine, soft drinks, coffees, & juices were readily available, and whenever an item ran out, it was replenished immediately. Kudos to your lounge staff for their unwavering devotion to providing great customer service to your guests.
Staff- Excellent. From the moment we checked in, we felt genuinely cared for. Your staff made the stay, from moment one. Two employees stood out and should be recognized for their efforts: Marco Aurelio at the reception and Eduardo at the lobby bar both were noteworthy and stellar.
Housekeeping- Excellent. The room and the bathroom were both very clean and inviting. The housekeeping also was respectful of the DND sign on our door, which was nice. Although the sink drained slowly, everything else couldn’t have been better.
Pool/Gym: Excellent. Both the pool and gym on the upper level were very nice, even if bustling with activity.
Breakfast/Meal Options-. Excellent. The lobby bar was very good, and although there was clearly inadequate staffing for a busy evening hour, the server did an excellent job. The bruschetta was very tasty, as were the caipirinhas.
Laundry- Not evaluated. Prices were reasonable.
Computer/Printer/WiFi- WiFi was strong throughout the hotel.
Property Appearance- Excellent.
Exterior- This hotel is clearly the newest and most modern hotel around.
Interior- The carpets, walls, and flooring was well maintained and clean. I wish I could keep my own floor at home as clean!
The hotel is very empathy of all people with extra disabilities. The room is suitable for disabled and communicate with deaf people in good way.
I did not have a charger so they helped so much I appreciate.
Also the manager sorted out with our enquiry and was kind to refund something they see it really well.
The only thing is concierges (information and trip) need to change their attitudes but happy manager will oversee this issue.
Great location, the breakfast was perfect. The Restaurant when we arrived was slow but the food was delicious includibg caprinhana. However the Roof bar was not so kind,the drinks were watery and waiters not so kind so we webt downstairs but at 9pm when alit if guests were coming in, only 1 workibg waiter. The bartender was very polite
I was truly disappointed in this Marriott hotel. I only stay at Marriott's throughout the country and this one leaves much to be desired. The hotel staff is friendly but the hotel needs serious updating and the air conditioner in our room never worked right. The restaurant was nothing great to speak of. I would hardly call it a 6 star hotel.
Even for a longer stay, this place is excellent.
Ath the reception Alio (a young man with longer hair tied together in the back was so good. He helped wherever he could and asked if assistance is needed whenever I passed by.
Room to the water - what can you need more!