W Union Square

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Address: 201 Park Avenue South, Union Square, New York City, 10003, United States

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4

Excellent location right by a number of the city’s subways, plus good amenities.

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.

Location
4
90%
Eating/drinking
3.8
90%
Leisure facilities
4.1
90%
Service
4
90%
Value for money
3.5
90%
Bedrooms
4.1
90%
Public areas
3.9
90%

Location

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.

Bedrooms

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.

Public areas

The Beaux Arts building, with intact original details like a sweeping staircase, keeps the design from feeling generic.

Eating and drinking

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.                                                                                                                     

Leisure facilities

There's a gym.

Service

The kind of uniform level of service you can expect at a chain hotel.

Who stays there

American businessmen and cool corporate types who get a company discount.

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Sightseeing

Pros & Cons

  • Location
  • Building
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