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
The Good: The staff members here are fantastic. Bryan at the front desk was one of the most helpful and friendly people I've encountered. Alex at the restaurant was equally friendly, and went out of her way to provide great service. Kudos to them and the other staff members here.
The Bad: First, the room was in TERRIBLE shape. Stained walls, beaten up furniture, and dirty surfaces were just a few of the issues. It's like the maintenance and cleaning staff gave up about a year ago. I will never understand hotel management's attitude of letting a room become worn and broken, and say "we'll be renovating soon." What about the maintenance of the room today? What about your guests who are staying there before the renovations happen? Why not keep the room maintained?? The heating and air system was terrible as well, with the temperature readout not even working! I cannot believe this is acceptable to a hotel that bills itself as a modern, luxury hotel.
Lastly, I was charged $15 for internet, when I shouldn't have been. Then, a day after I left, charged $62 for a "munchie box" that I never had. A bit concerning.
I don't think I'll be coming back.
I want to thank the staff at W downtown for making my stays always amazing especially this one I had for my birthday! I want to thank Joyner Bryant for his excellent service (magnificent drinks) at the w lounge and hosting my party with the most amazing birthday celebration experience! Also Wendy Sowah bar manager for making sure I was taken care of. Janelle Lee for making feel welcomed and extra special as a guest and Alonzo Moses for driving my party to dinner and Miles for helping me with my luggage as I departed. I will definitely return to stay at the W Downtown hotel in Atlanta.
Up one level inside the w . Small bar and cafe. Service was outstanding. I had the pot roast cheese steak sandwich. Very good. The fries are the thin type very well done. Perfect. Not busy very nice place to relax.
I stayed 3 days at the W hotel, and I was very impressed with the service. The room is big compare to others hotel in Atlanta. I enjoyed the fitness center. Great view from the fitness center.Great location. Overall very nice hotel and I really enjoyed my stay.
My stay at the W started a bit rocky. I wasn't impressed with the industrial style of the room that was not very welcoming. The furniture might have been nice at one time, but now it is scratched and marred and not very attractive. The shower in the middle of the room was just too odd and meant that rather than warming up the room with the shower in the morning, I had to step out into a cold room. My first impression was further decreased by a horrible experience in the second floor hotel restaurant where our group of four waited 45 minutes for sandwiches and salads that were average at best and quite expensive. And then while I was watching tv, there was suddenly no service as the technicians added NFL Channel at 9:30 pm, right in the middle of prime hotel viewing time.
And then things turned around. Brian, at the front desk, not only let me know what was going on, but apologized profusely and comped a little something for my troubles. The bed was deeply comfortable and once I fell asleep, I slept quietly and soundly. The food that was terrible at lunch turned out to be better in the catering service at our meeting. I was able to get out of the hotel briefly and see that the location is convenient. And the meeting staff was incredibly friendly and helpful.
In the end, I probably wouldn't stay here again because the rooms are too industrial and dark for my taste, make it even difficult to read, but it's not a bad place if you like that sort of thing.