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.
How to Get There
I stayed one night while on a very brief business trip. The room was great, comfortable bed, quiet and beautiful view. Staff was helpful and gave a great restaurant recommendation. Watching a World Cup game from the rooftop bar was awesome.
JW Marriott has an excellent service and extremely humble staff and professional also friendly. Since we stayed here for a longer duration we had an amazing experience and Special thanks to Filipe (chef) for surprising us with vegetarian food (amazingly cooked), Arthur, Luana, Jeorge, Uellington, Alan, Filipe(Supervisor) for making our stay so homelike and helping us in every way. Thankyou so much for everything
I’ve been coming here once every couple of months for business. Great service, great view from the gym and most importantly excellent bar. If you get rained in or are too tired to go out, the JW bar is definitely the place to be. Alberto and Youssef are amazing at taking care of customers and whipping up delicious local cocktails. They make you feel welcome and at home so you can relax after a long day of work or play. Highly recommended.
Stayed there for a couple of nights as a little break from my business trip. Location is perfect, right across the street. Area is very safe even at night where bars, street foods and people bring life to the beach walk. During the day, you don't need to pay to have your chair by the beach, the hotel as a dedicated spot for the guests with long chairs, umbrellas and complimentary water.
Staff was very nice and accommodating to the late check out process. Hotel can offer pick-up at the hotel, however price is hefty. When going back, I will take a taxi from the official taxi stand at the airport, for a third of the price, and still safe.
Rooms were cleaned, the fitness room is on the roof, which provided nice views over the city. However, the place is narrow and there is not much space. Good quality Lifefitness equipment. Rooftop also have a food truck-type restaurants, a bar, a pool and TVs to relax with a caipirinha.
Fronting the boardwalk of the famous Copacabana. Only a few minutes stroll to another famous beach,
Well trained staff, very efficient and courteous.
Rooms are always kept clean. Toiletries complete. FULL SERVICE AND OVERALL RATING - 5Star