W New York – Times Square
What We Love
- W's signature "Whatever/Whenever" service: staff will deliver anything you need to your door 24/7 (nothing illegal, though, so don’t ask)
- The 2,000-square-foot gym is open all day and night
- Being able to print boarding passes at the self-checkout kiosk
What To Know
- Not everyone loves the nonstop noise and neon of Times Square
- Free WiFi is limited to the “Living Room” bar and for SPG members
- Standard rooms are small; instead, go for the corner rooms with views of either Times Square or the Hudson River
- Valet parking, at $65, is pricey
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
It’s important to forget this hotel’s cheesy room designations (“Wonderful”, “Spectacular”, “Cool Corner”) because they don’t fully represent the playful, modern design that gives this W branch an up-to-the-minute feel. Each room features hot pink accents against a palette of grey and white, floor-to-ceiling mirrored headboards, and a few nice touches, like local microbrews in the mini-bars and feather beds sheathed in 350-thread-count sheets. The seventh floor Living Room bar (which doubles as reception) carries the retro vibe, where specialty cocktails are whipped up using house-made infusions like habanero vermouth alongside occasional DJs. We’d suggest making a reservation at Izi, the 26-seat izakaya hidden away inside the Blue Fin sushi restaurant, which has a curated list of sake and boutique Japanese whiskeys as well as an inventive menu (including an entire section dedicated to poke).
In the Area
Some guests will revel in the bright lights and colors of Times Square, while others will want to get out as soon as possible (thankfully, the hotel is a couple of minutes from multiple subway stops). All of Midtown’s attractions are within walking distance, including Macy’s, Rockefeller Center, and the Empire State Building. Hamilton lovers will relish being close to Broadway’s theaters. A couple of the city’s best museums, including the MOMA and the Whitney, are also within walking distance—but first, fuel up at Urbanspace Vanderbilt, a buzzy food hall with a rotating cast of 20 vendors.
How to Get There
Best hotels in manhatan the positions is the best in the heart of time square the hitel very modern the rooms are the best with vivid cokours very clean not noisy i recomend benn 15 or 30 minutes before check in because of the queue in the reception but in general i highly recomend
I usually like the W hotel chain, even if it is not the first time that I am disappointed by it. This particular hotel has a nice lobby, but very average rooms with bathrooms close to unacceptable. At 8.30 pm the concierge is on his break, so remember to reserve your restaurants before that time, otherwise nobody will help you! The light in the rooms is very dim.
The main thing this hotel has going is its location. You fall out of bed and you are in the heart of Times Square. We are here for 4 days in a corner room with superb views. the rooms are fine. We paid for bed and breakfast and can you believe when we booked in we were told that we can only have breakfast in our room ! Never came across this in my life before, so here we are now sitting waiting to go out but can’t because breakfast has not arrived yet.
Woke up this morning with someone drilling holes above us. Can’t believe all this is happening especially after the rates they charge to stay here. Would certainly not recommend this hotel.
Located right in the center of Times Square, it’s a good location, and the rooms are surprisingly quiet. I would wish for a more updated bathroom / counter space (literally could not put a bar of soap near sink). Beds are comfortable. The lobby is clubby at night and unfortunately only serves drinks (rather than food) so it’s not a good place to work. There are several restaurants on the first floor (sushi and Mexican), but I’d prefer to grab something in hotel directly. All in all, not a bad SPG property, but I’d think about other options as a solo business traveler next time.
Traveled from NC to NY with my 2 God daughters age 5 and 9 and their mother to attend Frozen and of course go shopping to include a stop at the American Girl Store. Our stay here was excellent! Check in was easy, we booked a 1BR suite on a high floor and the sleeper sofa in the living area was perfect for the girls. We also had a 1/2 bath in that room which was great for getting ready every morning. Housekeeping did a good job and we ordered room service every morning with Delilah and she was always pleasant. Portions were generous and food was good. We were scheduled to fly home on the 11th, the day Hurricane Micheal was forecasted to be affecting our home state so I called the front desk and spoke to Alex and told him our situation. He told me we could extend if our flight was cancelled and that he would put a note in the computer. The following day our flight was cancelled so I called again just to be certain that we could stay in the same room (we had accumulated alot of shopping bags) and spoke to Priscilla and she informed me that we were good to go and we just needed to stop by the front desk to have our room cards reprogrammed. They also honored the same room rate I had booked originally. I highly recommend the W especially if you are staying in the Times Square area. We also ate dinner twice at Dos Caminos because it was delicious! I would like to thank all of the staff at the W for making our stay a success!