W New York – Downtown
What We Love
- Complimentary coffee and tea in the lobby in the mornings
- Bathrooms in the lobby are, progressively, gender-neutral
- Free headphones are provided at the fitness center, in case you forgot yours at home
What To Know
- There’s a fee for WiFi (waived for SPG members)
- None of the rooms have bathtubs, just showers
- Ask for an upper-story room facing 1 World Trade Center for the best views
- There are two elevator rides between the street and the rooms
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
This limestone and glass hybrid in the heart of Manhattan’s Financial District is, expectedly, home to plenty of Wall Street denizens, so it’s got lots of conveniences: a well-equipped gym, work spaces in the rooms, and a lounge with an outdoor terrace that’s perfect for getting some fresh air without having to hit the streets. The chic fifth-floor bar has an eye-catching ceiling installation made from thousands of LED lights that reflect off the black granite floors; the cool atmosphere and open-air seating draw a crowd, especially on weekends when DJs spin. The rooms are efficiently designed, with almost no moveable furniture, white walls, and the occasional pop of color, while the bathrooms, as in all W hotels, are fully stocked with Bliss products, rainforest showers, and plush bathrobes. Not to mention those views of the shiny new 1 World Trade Center, which are spectacular.
In the Area
In a neighborhood more thronged with businesspeople than tourists, the W is a good choice for anyone headed to Wall Street, the Stock Exchange, or 1 World Trade Center—though sightseers who hate to be surrounded by other tourists will also find this a handy base. Battery Park, with 25 acres of greenery, bike paths, and river views, is a half-mile stroll south—head there for views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, as well as ferry access to both. The area is heavy with chain restaurants and upscale dining establishments that cater to busy/networking finance workers, but a half-mile stroll south brings you to The Dead Rabbit, whose standout cocktails and gussied-up pub grub have earned it the coveted title of “World’s Best Bar” for consecutive years. Access to the rest of Manhattan couldn’t be easier; there are a dozen subways stops within ten minutes’ walk.
How to Get There
I have travelled more than 45 countries, and I can say that this is the worst service I have ever received.
We had a confirmed and paid booking and our flight was late. We sent them an email notifying them of our delay.
They resold our room and they refused to refund.
They didn’t even apologize or try to compensate us. This hotel should be given a one star at best.
I lived in this W hotel residence for 7 months this year with my 4 year old daughter and Loved it. The staff was so kind and helpful, the structure and location perfect, the roof deck unbeatable views. This location is unbeatable the real new New York. Great shopping, restaurants and kids activities and parks.
Stayed here on a recent business trip to the city and will definitely be back!
Great location only a few blocks from the World Trade Center, 911 memorial, and subway. Room size was what you would expect from NYC and bed was excellent. I highly recommend the Cool Corner Room and you request a high floor as the views are amazing!
Front desk staff were a blessing as they allowed me to check into my room early and supplied me with deodorant when I realized I forgot to pack. Thank you again!
The upgraded corner room is spacious with decent view. Great SPG platinum recognition with late check out and upgrade compare to other SPG/Marriott hotels in Manhattan that I have been to. 2 minutes walk to subway station. Coffee machine in the room is by request only and should have been a standard amenity.
This is a smart hotel located in the new WTC district. Currently, the hotel enjoys incredible views of the Freedom Tower. At some point, this is likely to be at least in part obscured by the WTC5 building - soon to be built. Inside is pretty much typical for a W - and the decor and furnishings if anything lacks the usual show-stopping WOW... Good linens, nice bathroom and expensive minibar drinks. Free wifi is a bonus with W loyalty program. If there's no other reason to view than for the view, book this hotel - soon.