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
- 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
A close friend and I were visiting from out of town when we decided to stop here for a drink. Our trip was not off to a good start, but the modern vibe of The W really drew us in, and it is a beautiful hotel. The atmosphere combined with great staff made our night! The bartender Justin was very warm and welcoming. He really knows his way around the bar and makes the best cocktails! Next time I am in downtown Atlanta I will definitely stop by the bar for another drink.
Stayed here for a night while traveling for work. Was woken up unexpectedly at 5am by knocking on my door. Looked through the peep hole and a man who didn’t look associated with the hotel (ie no uniform) was outside knocking. When I asked who it was he said he was there for a 5am wake up call. I said I didn’t ask for this and he walked away without saying anything. Called the front desk and they confirmed he went to my room instead of another by mistake. I mentioned this was very startling and disruptive and they just said sorry and hung up. Moreover I have never heard of wake up calls being done by knocking on the door and not via phone call. This experience was very off putting as I was frankly scared and then ended up tired the next day because of my disrupted sleep.
Room was also very dark and tried to be high end and trendy but just seemed sort of cheap and run down.
Overall disappointing experience.
I recently stayed at this hotel the weekend of 11/16-11/19 and I really enjoyed my stay. I’ve visited ATL before but this was by far the best hotel I’ve stayed in. The location was great, we were very close to everything, the staff was friendly and the facility was modern, & clean. If you drive keep in mind that Valet parking is $40 a night.
The staff are very friendly and accommodating from the lounge to the buffet to the front desk to the cleaning staff. I give them high marks. Where the W Atlanta falls short is the rooms are dark and form supercedes function. There should be doors on the shower stalls is one example.
My biggest complaint though is with the billing. My group and I paid for "prepaid rates" and my credit card was charged in the summer but the hotel still charged me for the room during my stay in Nov. PREPAID means prepaid. Not happy at all.
My friends & I came to Atlanta to celebrate a few birthdays! We truly enjoyed ourselves! The rooms were modern & sexy!
The driver ALONZO made us laugh as he told us several places to eat, party, & enjoy a good cocktail or 3! Lol JON (pretty female concierge) even found us a deck of cards to play a few games during our downtime. JOYNER (bartender) was charming & kind, even when they ran out of our favorite drink selection.
Overall, great times & I will return to stay whenever I am in town!! Thank you all for a great weekend!