Hotel review: W New York

W HotelEarlier this month work brought me back to New York City and my usual hotels were completely booked so I opted to stay at the W New York. As a general rule, I like the vibe of W Hotels and the W New York certainly exudes that when you first walk in from Lexington Avenue in Midtown.

W New York – 541 Lexington Avenue

However, I found the rooms (at least my room) a bit tired. The sleek modern design and layout was starting to look dated and was certainly in need of a fresh paint job, judging by all the scuff marks along the white walls.

Hotel ReviewHowever, what really irked me was the bathroom; to be specific the shower curtain that wasn’t quite long enough to prevent water from the shower to splatter on to the floor and the bathroom towels that felt like sandpaper.

I’ve stayed at enough W properties to know how nice and comfortable these rooms can be.  Sadly, until I hear that a fresh coat of paint has been applied and perhaps the bathrooms have been updated, I’ll skip this Starwood property.

2 responses to “Hotel review: W New York

  1. Yeah, one should never prefer the cheap and actually useless shower curtain. It just pools the water right under. The room – I’ve stayed there and I enjoyed it, but I’ve seen really worse hotels in NYC. At least the paint in the bathroom looks nice.

  2. Ugh! There’s nothing more annoying than a short sheeted shower curtain.

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