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W New York

541 Lexington Avenue, at 49th Street, New York, NY 10022
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  • W New York
    Akhtar Nawab
    5 May 03, 2014

    I often like to stay at any available W Hotel. They're all beautiful, luxurious properties, and the one in New York is no exception.

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  • W New YorkPro 2014
    Mel S Wong
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    4 Aug 14, 2012

    THE original W (the first one that started it all), the W on Lex was a great concept to convert an old and decrepit building into a trendy, chic, and cool hotel. The rooms here is reflective of the original building's layout which means VERY small space for the standard rooms. The lobby bar is the focal point as a trendy hang out place, just like all of its subsequent counterparts all over the way today.

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  • W New York
    Ori Zaltzman
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    4 Jul 03, 2012

    love the W

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  • W New YorkCommunity Manager
    Jenny Layne Cardon
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    4 Apr 23, 2012
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  • W New York
    margaux
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    3 Jul 04, 2012

    I know NY is tight on space but my very expensive room was as big as a closet. It's also wasn't really around anywhere I was hanging out. It wasn't terrible; it is a W. It just isn't as awesome as many of the other W's.

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  • W New York
    doodles
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    3 Jul 06, 2012

    color's too bold, room too small, the W Union square is much much nicer

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  • W New York
    Amit Anandwala
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    3 Aug 06, 2013

    When I traveled to NYC for work, the W New York was the ideal option because it was within walking distance to my client's office. Located in the heart of the financial district, this hotel is mostly occupied with business travel guests. The hotel is very well aware of that so the rooms are the smallest out of any W hotel I have ever stayed in. They are efficient and provide all the amenities important to a business traveler, but without a lot of space. The bar/lounge area is really open and gets really packed in evenings with lots of really social business men and women.

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  • W New York
    Lucy Swift Weber Youdovin
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    1 Dec 11, 2012

    Most of my experience of this mid-town location of the W has been related to visits to the branch of Bliss located inside the hotel. The lobby bar is always hopping after-work and a lot of businesspeople come here for a bite to eat, or for a drink at the bar, before they board their commuter trains, departing from nearby Grand Central.
    Update December 2012:
    We spent one night in this hotel, due to a plumbing issue in our apartment and I was seriously unimpressed. The number one reason I chose the w had to do with their dog-friendly reputation and doggie room service, but when I tried to order something for my dog, I was told the hotel had discontinued the dog features and they could not even provide a water bowl for my little guy. Room service for people was crappy and expensive and the room was drab and not totally clean. We ordered robes , because there were none in the room, but the robes had disgusting shmutz on them, so we never put them on. The bed was pretty comfy. The shower curtain smelled like mildew and the bathtub was certainly not the marble dream described on the hotel website. I would never stay at this hotel again.

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  • W New York
    Hardeep Walia
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    3 Aug 14, 2012

    In general a w fan. So so on this hotel. Even after a double upgrade my room was smaller than the other Ws in town. No coffee machines in room which is a pain for late night working sessions. It was pouring in NYC and every time I needed an umbrella "sorry your too late". No restaurant in hotel except breakfast. Nothing to write home about. But a pleasant stay overall.

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  • W New York
    Patrick Heesen
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    The W on Lexington is the original W Hotel, her started the legend. Nice hotel, great location, try to avoid the cosy rooms, who are really cozy. The grass in the coridors is a nice asset.

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  • W New York
    Kelly Bloom
    2 Jul 04, 2012

    Don't love the W Hotels in general. Too dark. We had a particularly bad experience at this one, with lots of noisy housekeepers & workers in the hallway. The management was responsive, and the situation did improve, but still don't love the W.

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  • W New York
    Eddie Okada
    4 Jun 15, 2014

    I love this hotel. Great location in Midtown and easily accessible to the subway. The rooms aren't very large but very modern with a cool decor and amenities. I had a suite for my stay so got to experience a room with a jacuzzi tub. They also have a cool bar in the hotel

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  • W New York
    Dan Tracer
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Great stay. The W hasn’t built its reputation for naught, and the Lex location lives up to the hype. Fantastic service as always, and sexy vibe inside. A solid choice.

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  • W New York
    eywu
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    For a city that has very little room, the W hotel provides very spacious accommodations.

    It's everything that you'd expect from a W anywhere, except it's in New York! It's got the ambiance, the cool people, and wheatgrass growing in a cement bench!

    Ok all the trendiness aside, the rooms are nice and roomy. The shower and bathrooms are immaculate. It's a nice room to just relax after a busy day of walking around the city that never sleeps.

    You'll still hear the street traffic even if you're on a higher floor, but it's a lot less noticeable than other hotels that I've stayed at in New York.

    I'd definitely recommend the W and I'd definitely stay again.

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  • W New York
    Brittney Tyson
    5 Sep 06, 2013

    Awesome, awesome hotel for the price point. In a prime location and great service :)

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  • W New York
    Jeffrey Donenfeld
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Gotta love the W. Always a solid place to stay, would stay there anytime, anywhere. All good!

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  • W New York
    dbrow256
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Night view from my hotel "The Z".

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    Candy McGlynn-Bilow
    5 Feb 03, 2012
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4.0 out of 5
18 members' reviews
Fair - 73% of guests recommend
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Description

Set in the heart of New York, this hotel is close to American Girl Place and Chrysler Building, as well as Grand Central Terminal. Other attractions include Rockefeller Center.

Features.
Dining options at W New York include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include a sauna, a fitness facility, and a steam room. The property's full

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service health spa has massage/treatment rooms. This 4.0 star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, limo/town car service, and audio visual equipment. High speed Internet access is available in public areas. This New York property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Business services, wedding services, and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include valet parking, a concierge desk, and multilingual staff.

Guestrooms.
There are 689 guestrooms at W New York. Beds come with pillowtop mattresses and premium bedding. Refrigerators and minibars are offered. Bathrooms feature makeup/shaving mirrors, designer toiletries, bathrobes, and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge; guestrooms also offer multi line phones, CD players, and voice mail. Televisions have DVD players and video game consoles. Air conditioned rooms also include blackout drapes/curtains, electronic check out, electronic/magnetic keys, and irons/ironing boards. Guests may request hypo allergenic bedding and wake up calls. A nightly turndown service and housekeeping are available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request.



Notifications and Fees:

  • There are no room charges for children 10 years old and younger who occupy the same room as their parents or guardians, using existing bedding.

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

  • Valet parking: US$ 60 per day
  • Pets: US$ 25 per pet, per night
  • Pet deposit: US$ 100 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Amenities:

  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Pets Allowed
  • Data Ports
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sauna
  • Voicemail
  • Electronic Room Keys
  • In-House Bar
  • Video Check Out
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Clothing Iron
  • In-House Dining
  • Wake Up Service
  • Safe
  • Mini Bar In Room

Reviews Summary

Fair2958 reviews across the web.

  • Guests say the hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway.
  • This is a wonderful boutique hotel, as guests say.
  • Location
    Near to public transport, according to 100%.
  • Ambiance
    89% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
  • Service
    84% found the staff to be very friendly.
  • Hotel
    81% thought it was clean.
  • Food
    64% found the breakfast to be acceptable.
  • Hotel Building
    For only 64%, the facilities were new enough.

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