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Earlier this month I was in New York City and decided to try out the W New York, which is located on 49th and Lexington.
This property was the original W Hotel in New York City and since they have added three others. This hotel is a Category 6 meaning free nights range between 20,000 to 25,000 point per night depending on the season.
The lobby was recently renovated, and when I checked in there was a long check-in line, but keep in mind this is a large W property at 694 rooms.
As a Starwood Platinum member, I was upgraded to a Fantastic Suite upon check-in which offered a separate living area, bedroom, and bathroom. For New York City standards, the suite was quite large.
Bedroom featuring a King W Hotel bed
Bathroom fully stocked with Bliss amenities
Sitting area in living room
I had a great stay at the W New York, and would definitely recommend it to anyone coming to New York whether for work or vacation.
The hotel features a nice gym on the 4th floor as well as the Bliss Spa. For SPG Platinum members, the continental breakfast is more just a grab and go option from the breakfast bar in the lobby, so don’t expect a full breakfast if you choose that as your amenity.
All the staff I came across at the property were very friendly and seemed to generally care about the guests. If I was to return to the NYC area again, I would consider staying here again. Be sure to check out SPG Escapes as this hotel is sometimes featured on there for $159 for the weekends throughout summer.
If you are short on elite status, and mattress running isn’t going to cut it, consider the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from Amex which gives 5 elite qualifying nights, and 2 stay credits just for having the card. The Platinum Card from American Express offers complimentary annual SPG Gold status just for having the card, so that is something else to consider.
Has anyone else stayed at the W New York? What were your thoughts?
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