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W New York

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541 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10022 40.75603 -73.972648
at 49th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-755-1200 | Fax: 212-319-8344 Send to Phone

  • Price Range: Moderate, Expensive
  • Reader Rating: Write a Review
  • Type of Hotel: Boutique Hotel
Photo by W Hotels

Sample Room Rates

Cozy room, $189-$629; wonderful room, $219-$729; spectacular room, $249-$649; spa studio suite, $575-$950; marvelous suite, $500-$1,500; Wow suite, $1,100-$2,100; E-Wow suite, $1,100-$2,300

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Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 51st St.; E, M at Lexington Ave.-53rd St.


  • Valet Parking

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Hotel Amenities

  • Babysitting
  • Cellphone Rental
  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Express Checkout
  • Fax Services
  • Gym
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Hotel Bar/Lounge
  • Hotel Restaurant
  • Hotel Shops
  • Internet Access
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry
  • Pets Allowed
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Valet Parking
  • WiFi Service

Room Amenities

  • Bathrobe
  • DVD Player
  • Fax Services
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access
  • Jacuzzi
  • Meeting/Conference Rooms
  • Minibar
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • TV
  • Video Games


The first in the W hotel chain—and the prototype boutique property—this blue-hued, boisterous mainstay still attracts hordes of people looking to check-in for a night or just check out the scene. On any given day, the large, high-ceilinged lobby is packed with both tourists and locals grabbing a drink or bite at Whiskey Blue, which is also a popular spot for late-night partying. The staff is notably friendly, attractive and helpful, while the contemporary, trendy rooms provide basic amenities and, in many cases, flat-screen TVs, down comforters, Bliss bath products and CD players. The catch? Rooms are on the small side, and aside from the lobby, much of the hotel is poorly lit. But this fun place to crash should appeal to a guest’s inner rock star—which may excuse those who find themselves ordering an $11 PB&J sandwich at 4 a.m.


Extremely friendly and helpful staff in an urban hipster hotel.

Small hallways and even smaller rooms. Stay away from the “Cozy” room option, which equals quarters not much larger than a closet.

Claim to Fame
The original in boutique hotels.