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
We were there for 3 days and we had an amazing time.
My boyfriend got sick and they let me bring breakfast to the room and also made a special tea and toasts. DHON was one of our servers and he was beyond attentive. One day he saw us at the pool, he remembered to ask if we were doing better and also brought us some coconut water to hydrate.
Concierges were nice, people at the check in were nice, everyone was extremely nice and polite. It makes me think how well they are trained and how happy they are with their job. I’m amazed to be so well treated.
Besides that, breakfast was delicious, the view is incredible and room is spacious and super clean. I’ll definitely stay here again.
Thanks to the entire team and special thanks to wonderful Dhon. ☺️
First time in Brazil. We felt right at home with initial check-in. I asked for ocean view as Platinum, but t wasn't available as the hotel is linked to two other buildings next to and so the sea views are very limited. Nevertheless, the customer service we received was extraordinary! Igor went above and beyond for us. He was extraordinary! Loved everyone else as well. the attention to detail to get to know us, was unparalleled. Can't wait go come back!
The hotel location is great. The room size was adequate. The towels were a little dingy. I requested a king room but at the time of my check-in a double was the only thing available. The beds were smaller than doubles..more like a little bigger than a twin bed. The mattress/foam was very uncomfortable. They don't provide wash clothes unless you request. The best thing to eat is the burger at the roof top food truck. The staff was very pleasant especially Jorge in the Executive Lounge and Joao and Kathlena in the main dining room