W New York

541 Lexington Avenue | New York, NY 10022 [See Map]
#156 in Best New York City Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Moderate Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 2876 reviews
Property Type Hotel with 696 rooms, 18 floors
Primary View(s) City center
Style Modern
Best For Business travelers, Families, Couples, Solo travelers

U.S. News Review

There are several W Hotels in New York City, but this one is all about location, location, location. Overlooking Lexington Avenue in midtown Manhattan, this Starwood Hotels family member is just a short walk from the shopping on Fifth Avenue and the entertainment at Radio City Music Hall, as well as some of the city's other popular attractions. For most guests, that prime real estate is the W New York's best feature; as for the hotel itself, travelers say it's average. Many describe the guest rooms as small and sparse, though some give a big thumbs-up to the beds. Guests also expressed mixed feelings about the customer service: Some describe the staff as friendly and helpful, while others cite their slow pace as a turn-off. Visitors do agree that enjoying a cocktail or two in the Whiskey Blue lounge is a great way to spend the evening.

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Critic Reviews


“With creative lighting, highly stylized furniture, a constant techno soundtrack, and a candle scent developed exclusively for the hotel — the W chain cares greatly about the mood it creates.”


“A hopping bar and sunken lounge in the reception area, funky decor touches like window boxes filled with grass, and guest rooms that hew to the classic brand formula — they're small but they look good — make this a quintessential W property.”

Other Awards:
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Lonely Planet Recommended

Guest Rooms

Each standard guest room at the W New York is compact in size and decorated with mod-inspired furniture and art. If you can't make it to the Bliss spa located within the hotel, enjoy Bliss bath and body products in your room's bathroom . The W New York also accommodates the "Whatever/Whenever" service for guests to enjoy whatever service you want, whenever you want (typically special requests and customized events).

  • Wired and wireless Internet available in guest rooms for $14.95 for 24 hours
  • W Signature Feather Bed in each room
  • In-room entertainment includes: 27-inch flat-screen televisions with cable, iPod dock and in-room movie rentals

Standard room size:

150 square feet
  • Internet (with fee)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available
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Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 2876 guests have reviewed the W New York, giving it a rating of 3.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 3.5 (based on 2876 reviews)

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  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center

Location & Parking

Situated in Midtown East, the W New York is located in the heart of Manhattan. The hotel sits on the posh Lexington Avenue, just steps from high-end shopping on Fifth, Park and Madison avenues. While it offers a prime central location, the W New York is in a quieter part of town, allowing some escape from the city's hustle and bustle.

  • Grand Central Terminal located four blocks south
  • Subway lines E, M and 6 stop nearby
  • 24-hour valet parking ($65 to $75)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping


The Heartbeat Restaurant inside the W Hotel provides comfort food without having to leave the hotel. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner on weekdays — it serves breakfast on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon. Some entree options include steak and eggs, a grilled sirloin burger and Atlantic salmon. For lighter dining options, head over to the W Café for breakfast. The W Café transforms into the Oasis Bar at noon and serves small plates and cocktails.

  • Whiskey Blue nightclub is located within the W Hotel and is open until 4 a.m. on the weekends
  • Oasis Bar is located in the hotel lobby
  • All dining options are casual settings, however in the evenings each bar attracts the after-work crowd and eventually late-night partygoers

Number of restaurants:


Cuisine types:

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast



Bliss 49 was created to complement the stylish comfort of the W Hotel. The spa spans 22,000 square feet and features nine massage and body treatments rooms, an aromatic steam room, manicure/pedicure stations with personal headsets, saunas, and separate locker rooms for men and women. Some spa treatments include carrot and sesame seed sea salt scrubs, sports massages and triple oxygen facials.

  • BIP program for hotel guests (Bliss Important Person). Receive priority booking and status
  • 20 percent off Bliss products in the Bliss 49 Spa Store (for hotel guests only)
  • Nail and waxing services available
  • Hair services not available

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


Babysitting services are available. Guests must call and coordinate with the concierge at least 48 hours in advance.

  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs


FIT Gym is the exclusive gym to the W New York. Enjoy Precor cardio equipment like treadmills and bikes, along with free weights, machine weights and personal training sessions can be arranged to assist with fitness goals. Each cardio machine is installed with individually controlled cable televisions.

  • FIT Gym is open 24 hours daily
  • Classes include yoga, Pilates, boxing and kickboxing
  • Prenatal and postnatal training and yoga are also available
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


The meeting and event services at the W New York have been renovated to encourage collaboration and creativity. The close proximity to Times Square, museums and the business district makes the meeting space at the W New York an ideal option for small and large events. The meeting and event space provides room for up to 500 attendees.

  • Audiovisual equipment, large plasma screens and high-speed Internet are offered
  • Views of the New York City skyline

Number of meeting rooms:

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


The W New York is one of the more pet-friendly hotels in Manhattan. The W New York provides luxury services to animals weighing less than 40 pounds. Pets receive amenities like a custom W pet bed, food, water and toys.

  • $25 per night occupancy fee in addition to a $100 cleaning fee
  • Services include: sitting, walking, veterinarian, grooming and treats
  • The concierge can guide you to local pet stores and nearby dog parks
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting



The W New York offers wedding planning services that can assist with flowers, decorations, rehearsal dinners, catering, invitations and other requests. The Starwood Honeymoon Concierge can assist with honeymoon plans.

  • Audiovisual equipment, large plasma screens and high-speed Internet provided
  • Honeymoon Suites are available

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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W New York

541 Lexington Avenue | New York, NY 10022 [See Full Map]