What We Love
- Innovative cocktails in the hip Living Room lounge
- Fresh sushi at sceney Sushi Roku
- Close to Old Town and some of Scottsdale’s best shopping
What To Know
- The hotel cultivates a sexy scene that might not be ideal for families
- WET pool deck is open 24/7
- Pet friendly
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A riot of color in the Sonoran Desert, W Scottsdale is all about “Whatever / Whenever” – that is, whatever guests want, when they want it. And there’s a lot here to have. Sceney Sushi Roku serves up some of the town’s best rolls, while the Living Room lounge pours creative cocktails. Perched above the hotel’s entrance, WET pool is open 24/7, while Bliss Spa is a 4,000-square-foot oasis where you can relax with a massage or get your hair done for a night on the town. All 230 guestrooms and 33 specialty suites keep the hip vibe with jewel tones, the latest tech stone bathrooms with shoji doors and a separate shower with crushed glass flooring.
In the Area
Explore novelty shops, Navajo jewelry stores and art galleries along East Main Street in Old Town Scottsdale, a short drive from the resort. (Start by drooling over Rita’s turquoise vault at Razzle-Dazzle Bead & Jewelry.) For real-deal cowboy boots and buckles, hit up Saba’s. A 27-hole championship golf course designed by Ted Robinson, The Phoenician pairs a challenging experience with the breathtaking scenery of the Sonoran Desert for a golf experience that’s peerless. Scottsdale is also a baseball town, so be sure to enjoy a ball game at nearby Chase Field (in Phoenix), home of MLB’s Arizona Diamondbacks.
How to Get There
I was in town for a mid-week convention back in February and was checked in by Isaiah. By far and away, one of the best hotel professionals I have encountered at ANY hotel. Was super courteous, professional and went out of his way to help. Took great care of me and the rest of my stay there at the W followed suit. Great property and amazing staff. Thanks Isaiah, I will be back for sure!
VALET staff - friendly and quick to retrieve cars
$30 for overnight parking - ripoff
LOBBY - dark and reeked of bad deodorizer.
RECEPTION STAFF - meh...the guy who checked us in was flippant and annoyed when I asked for a quiet room (to avoid the music from pool party on Friday night that goes until 2am)
HALLWAYS - dark and felt like the building was an old cheap hotel that was renovated to W Hotel.
ROOM - awful - stark, door opens and you have to manuever around the headboard to get inside, cheesy (very cheesy) decor (purple couch and nasty purple comforter cover), bath towels rolled and put into a basket (very unsanitary), only 1 plug (not a double) next to bed and another at the desk and one in bathroom (not very friendly for plug in to charge devices)
LOCATION - good if you want to be near tourist area and mall
LOBBY BAR - we had drinks one night while waiting for DJ to start. Used restroom and it was very odd. Men/Women shared sinks. Not cool. Lacked privacy.
BONVOY - I am Titanium Elite. The first quiet room I was given overlooked an alley and parking lot - no balcony - no fresh air - not staying in that room. The second room was handicap accessible which had doors that opened to the quiet area (next to pool). No upgrade, no respect.
BOTTOM LINE - I only stayed there because I could not get into to JW Marriott (Easter and busy). I should have stayed at Courtyard or Marriott.
Over the past few weekends I have visited and stayed at the W in heart of Scottsdale entertainment district. The Hotel is on point and in a perfect location to walk to Old Town. the hotel has a great staff and its maintained well.
Krystle has been my VIP host for the pass few weeks and has honored my Lifetime Platinum status with Marriott/Starward making sure I enjoyed the hotel. Great hotel and Team!
I cannot for the life of me figure out why this hotel was so hyped up. Why celebrity's and the more "elite" hang out here is beyond me. Absolute letdown. The room can be described as the size of a prison cell. You walk in the door and practically walk into the desk/bed combo. The bathroom layout is horrible, & the bed/pillows are some of the most uncomfortable I've ever slept on. There's no way this place is worth the money. I've stayed at many other "lesser" hotel chains which were 100x's nicer in my opinion.
-Expensive, 4 drinks ran a $106 tab (I get it..it's the W in Scottsdale, but cmon)
-Wet deck/pool/bar are all very average, there's nothing special about them at all
-Food sucked (I cant speak for the sushi restaurant but the hotel food was sh*t)
The only pros (and what made it a 3 star review) is the staff which are all very friendly and helpful. And the prime location.
Overall the location was great, a lot of great bars/restaurants & good night life. But if I return to Scottsdale I'll definitely stay elsewhere.
This is the place to go if you want to Party Hard , and Harder very loud a little obnoxious, security has attitude overload
You will not sleep well but you will party hard if your looking for a place to relax and unwind this is not the place