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
I hopefully will have a better review after they get my room situation right.
Booked this hotel weeks ago and after I checked in and went to the room the following happened:
1. Room was still being cleaned
2. Gave me a room that I didn't pay for(downgrade)
3 Didn't tell me about the room change until I came back down to the desk and they said they were overbooked.
I didn't want to wait around so I asked them to fix the problem and I would be at the beach and we could chat via the app. Well it's not 4:03pm and the room that I booked is still not ready.
Not to sound stuck up but I'm traveling with two teen daughters and having the 1.5 bathrooms that this hotel offers would be great and why I was willing to pay close to 500 a night.
So you can see why I'm annoyed about not getting the room I reserved and paid for. Keep in mind they charged my credit card at check in knowing they weren't giving me the room I reserved. I will take this up with Marriott and include this review on viator and TripAdvisor.
I don't care about the ocean view, I understand that they thought I would appreciate that but if you've had to share 1 bathroom between 3 women. you could understand my pain.
We stayed at the JW Marriott hotel in Rio for 5 nights in April 2019. The location was excellent, the breakfast was great, and the views were beautiful. Wi-Fi was very fast. But most of all, we were impressed by the staff. It felt like the staff came to work simply to provide outstanding service to guests. All the staff at the hotel were very nice and helpful. I worked primarily with Carmen, Ramon and Carolina. And while I have stayed at many hotels, I can honestly say that the staff at this hotel, especially Carolina, are incredible.
Unfortunately Rio is very far away from Seattle, but I hope to visit again in the future. And when I do, there’s only one place I will stay: the JW Marriott.
We want to thank several people for helping us as much as possible-- Aline (reception) made a great effort to made our Stay as great as possible,the same happened with Events Manager Dalto and Also supervisor Messias. THANK A LOT !!
We arrived early morning, did not expect rooms to be ready but were treated badly, made to wait a long time to be told that they would ring us when our three rooms were ready, They did not contact us. Our room numbers were all changed, one of our party got their room after three hours, we had to wait six hours. Then our room cards did not work in the lift, new cards issued, then they did not work in the room door. Hotel was not clean, stains on carpets and fabrics in common areas. Our room and bedding was fine but once again, showing signs of wear. We checked out and paid for our rooms individually. Have now received a "no show" bill from the hotel who claim we were never there? This place needs to pull its socks up and requires better management. Until this happens, I would avoid at their prices which are far too high for what they offer.
I love the JW Marriott around the world and have stayed at quite a few. The location of this hotel was convenient and central in Copacabana. Bar had great drinks that were reasonably priced and friendly bar staff. They gave us pointers on places to visit and eat in Lapa and how to stay safe. I didn't try the restaurant, ordered room service though. Decent burger and fries, better than US hotels for sure. Decor was beautiful and they had a rooftop deck that had a food truck that stayed open until midnight, so beware on the 18th floor if you are a light sleeper (top floor with rooms). Staff was super helpful and friendly, some of the best concierge I have seen. They knew their restaurants and bars, make some good recommendations.
Right across the street from the beach
Centrally located on the strip
Easy check in
Nice bathroom (ask for upgraded ocean ciew)
Ocean view looked directly at beach and ocean. Was super quite, great sound proofing on windows
Cleaning crew was always nice
They have a car service to airport (175BRL to International), take Uber only 70BRL in black car
Peanuts at the bar were so good, order a couple of bowls
Room safe was large and held all my stuff with no issues, can fit a 20 inch laptop easy
Although rooms were upgraded the hotel is still dated and needs a thorough deep cleaning. Wear and tear from beach goers, I even had sand in the room safe