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
I loved staying here, my girlfriend and I stayed one night and it was awesome. We decided to do a staycation and since the W is also known for their pool we went to enjoy it's amenties. Staff is nice, the rooms are even nicer, the view of the city is so beauttiful and pool day was awesome.
The positives are most definitely the decor. I loved the pops of color and the energy of the place. We did a staycation at this property and its location allowed us to experience parts of ATL that we hadn't had a chance to visit in the past. We actually had a great experience with the staff, as they were friendly and most helpful.
Now that being said, there were a few areas of improvement needed. The rooms are covered in vibrant colors. Whenever you have colored walls and floors, it shows EVERYTHING. Although our room was generally clean, you can definitely see the areas that hadn't been touched in the bathroom. The walls were actually dirty. You can see where things had been spilled on them and never cleaned and the grout hadn't been cleaned in years. Also, there was no place to hang more than one towel in the bathroom. We were in room 617.
The worst experience I’ve ever encountered! Starting at check-in with the extremely rude “Front Desk Manager”. Food order was wrong, broken toilet, bloody shower curtain, no housekeeping service, glass in the pool, broken kitchen grill and poor customer service. Staff kept hanging up in our face, and calling the room back to confront us about speaking with a manager regarding our complaints. Management was no better, threaten to put us out and over charged our cards in the amount of $700. When we went downstairs to speak with management (because the agent kept hanging up) both managers were unprofessional, as they raised their voice and over talked us.Extremely humiliating! There was another guest that approached us stating “ The front desk was so wrong for speaking to you all that way, all I heard was them over talking and yelling at you guys” Maybe we were supposed to be satisfied with using a porter potty, and showering with someone else’s blood? The standard of the hotel is the lowest of low! Please spare yourself the frustration and humiliation!