W Atlanta Downtown
What We Love
- You can unwind with a soak in your suite’s egg-shaped tub, a dip in the outdoor pool or a hangover-remedy treatment at the spa
- Free in-room WiFi
- Trendy lobby lounge with a rotating cast of DJs
What To Know
- Valet costs $30 per night
- Pets 40 pounds and under are welcome for $25 per stay plus a $100 nonrefundable deposit
- Seclusion seekers and light sleepers might not like the hotel’s party vibe
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Curvaceous furnishings, backlit wall murals and look-at-me hues of fuschia and royal blue set a stylish scene at this hip hotel in downtown Atlanta. The lobby sets a club-like atmosphere with a 22-foot trickling water fountain and a 35,000-piece ceiling installation reminiscent of an enchanted forest. After an afternoon of shopping for designer duds in nearby Buckhead, you can lounge by the heated outdoor pool, sip on a frosty Southern cocktail from the glass-enclosed deck or get an energy boost from the Ginger Rub treatment at the on-site spa. Locals and guests alike flock to BLT Steak for splurge-worthy wagyu and platters of oysters, clams, crab claws, shrimp and lobster. Night owls can pregame at Drink Shop bar while sipping on artisanal cocktails with ice chipped off a 300-pound block.
In the Area
For a taste of something purely Atlantan, head to The Colonnade, an old school joint serving up stiff cocktails and crispy fried chicken (leave room for a slice of apple pie). For nouveau Southern, try Restaurant Eugene’s molasses-doused foie gras on French toast and one of mixologist Greg Best’s inventive cocktails infused with homemade tinctures and bitters. Then take a walk through the leafy Piedmont Park Conservancy, an urban swath of poplar- and hickory-shaded paths. Look out for whale sharks and manta rays at the Georgia Aquarium, one of the world’s largest, or meander the expansive collection 19th- and 20th-century American and European art in architect Renzo Piano’s recently expanded High Museum. Need some retail therapy? Hop MARTA for a 30-ride to Buckhead, Atlanta’s most affluent suburban neighborhood and shopping mecca.
How to Get There
We visit this location many times a month. On the 8th encountered a very rude man at check in. They gave us a room next to the elevator. The humming sound kept me awake all night. At 6am decided to get up and go home so I can get rid of the headache and get sleep. Wasted night out. Thank you for the great Birthday present!
Stayed for a weekend. Check in was busy but staff was very friendly. Rooms have nice modern design but no smart TVs, shower drain clogged and slow to drain. Beds lack support so not very comfortable. Would choose a different hotel when back in the area.
Yes it's outrageously expensive and yes they have a heli-pad like the W in Bogota.
Been to this hotel a few times and for a wedding, including with a Titanium-Ambassador but never a single free room upgrade.They are extremely stingy with the room upgrades for us. Heck we had an upgrade to a suite with 8 rooms (3 bed, 3 bath, 2 living rooms) once at Ritz but never at downtown Atlanta W. Each visit the crowd changes over for the weekend so be aware it's loud on Friday and Saturday night.
Expect to budget $100-$200 extra for your stay and you'll not be so surprised at check-out since they do nickle-and-dime you for most amenities.