W Union Square
201 Park Avenue South, Union Square, New York City, New York, United States, 10003
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Sightseeing
Expert review of W Union Square
This 270-room right off Union Square is a quintessential W property: a boutique hotel that feels trendy but can actually be considered a good business hotel. However, it is still part of a chain so my caveat is that if rooms go above 450 dollars there are other properties with more character at that price range.
The W has a number of properties in town but this is the one with the best address as far as I am concerned; on the west side of Union Square so it's easy to explore both uptown and downtown, and the 4, 6, N, R and L subway station are just steps away.
Rooms are large and comfortable with big beds and goose down duvets, great work stations and large bathrooms with signature Bliss products. Ask for a view of Irving Park.
The Beaux Arts building, with intact original details like a sweeping staircase, keeps the design from feeling generic.
Since there are such amazing restaurants in New York and nearby - one of my favorites Casa Mono is a close walk away - I wouldn't suggest wasting a meal at the on site restaurant Olive's. The food is fine but it's a bit generic. The lobby bar is a popular after work spot though.
There's a gym.
The kind of uniform level of service you can expect at a chain hotel.
American businessmen and cool corporate types who get a company discount.
More information on W Union Square:
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- 201 Park Avenue South, Union Square, New York City, New York, United States, 10003
- Business Centre, Room Service, High-Speed Internet, Fitness Centre, Restaurant, Parking, Pets Allowed
- Union Square