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
I have been working in hotels for several years and I have never seen something like that...the front desk people are simply rude and, not only they make you feel not welcome but it is like they are doing you favour when you ask for something. I wish I could remember the name of the guy who does the night shift just to be able to complain with the GM about his behaviour. I could never hire someone like him!the hostess at the restaurant same level. The GM really needs to think of bringing some changes to the team before thinking of any renovation which is definetely needed but less urgent than fixing the team.
Had the best few nights in this hotel! As it was our first visit to NYC, we wanted to be right in the heart of the city and this hotel is right on Times Square. Picture I have added is the view from our room. We had a corner room with with Times Square view.
Rooms were large, clean & modern. Bathroom was lovely and clean with lots of complementary toiletries. Rooms were quiet and we didn’t hear any outside noise at all. We didn’t eat at the hotel but had drinks in the bar one evening, which was nice with a cool atmosphere. My partner used the gym everyday and said it was great, especially the cyber bikes.
Location couldn’t have been better. Being on Times Square, there was no shortage of food/drink places, shops, taxis, tourist shops etc. There always seems to be something happening on Times Square like filming for a movie or dancers performing. It was breathtaking being there.
Highly highly recommend this hotel. It was perfect for our 5 nights in New York. Staff were very friendly & helpful and hotel 100% met our expectations.
My wife and I came in for a play last evening and stayed here. The hotel is located on Times Square @ 47th and was a great spot for
us and we had a quiet room on the 49th floor that we enjoyed after the play and a snack at
Junior’s. We used their valet parking and the check in/out could not have been easier. We’ll be back!
We did almost everything walking, nice rooms and also the bar is so nice. The o Lu thing is that we had the red wine at the room and the lady of service let the wine bottle empty and the dirty glasses for 3 more nights of our stay. That was so weird. Everything else was really good!
Great staff. Front desk, bartenders, housekeeping and concierges were very helpful.
Hip edgy hotel. Lobby is loud and energized.
Room was small. Beds really small but we didn’t spend a lot of time there.