W New York - Union Square

201 Park Avenue South | New York, NY 10003 [See Map]
#86 in Best New York City Hotels
Hotel Class 4.5-star Critic Rating Moderate Guest Rating

U.S. News Review

Occupying the former Guardian Life building in Union Square, this member of the W Hotels family has addapted its Beaux Arts design to accommodate the modern-day traveler. This historic property is now decked out in contemporary furnishings, as well as a FIT gym, a Bliss Spa, the swanky Lilium bar and the acclaimed Olives restaurant. Guestrooms adopt an all-American identity, boasting bright red, white and blue decor and primo in-room amenities, like pillow-top mattresses, flat-screen TVs and spa-quality bath products. Overall, travelers love the look and the location of the W New York - Union Square, and they praise the friendly customer service staff. However, guests were not amenable to the steep room rates, claiming that — despite their positive opinion of the hotel — it wasn't necessarily worth what they paid for it. To help reduce the effects of sticker shock, consider joining the Preferred Guest loyalty program, which rewards you with points every time you stay at a Starwood-brand hotel. 

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Awards Received

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2014

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor.com. A total of 579 guests have reviewed the W New York - Union Square, giving it a rating of 4.0, on a scale of 1-5.

Guest Ratings: 4.0 (based on 579 reviews)

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W New York - Union Square

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