The Maxwell New York City

541 Lexington Avenue between 49th St and 50th St | New York, NY 10022  [SEE MAP]New York, NY  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Modern hotel with a highly touted spa
Standard accommodations are small
There are several Marriott hotels in New York City, but this one is all about location, location, location. Overlooking Lexington Avenue in midtown Manhattan, this hotel 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 Maxwell'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. Accommodations also come equipped with flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations and Bliss toiletries. 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 turnoff. Visitors do agree that enjoying a cocktail or two in the Whiskey Blue lounge is a great way to start the evening. And because this hotel is part of the Marriott hotel family, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.
New York, NY
Hotel Class
Property Type
Hotel, 696 rooms
Primary View
City center



  • 4.0Hotel Class


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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.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 5708 have reviewed the The Maxwell New York City, giving it a rating of 3.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 5708 reviews 3.5 (based on 5708 reviews)

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; free for Starwood Preferred Guests
  • 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 size150 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

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
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • 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. The Living Room Lounge is a casual bar for drinks and light bites.
  • Whiskey Blue nightclub is located within the W Hotel and is open until 4 a.m. on the weekends
  • All dining options are casual settings, however in the evenings each bar attracts the after-work crowd and eventually late-night partygoers

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • 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
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for 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)


    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 rooms7

    • 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 (with fee)
    • Pet-sitting (with fee)


    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 capacity500

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

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