The hotel was very comfortable and well staffed. I was very clean and comfortable and right in the dead center of Hollywood with availability to all touristic locations near by. There was a fine choice of restaurants and bars and definetely made
the trip unforgettable.
The hotel itself is very glamorous and has one of the most beautiful garden bars i've seen called "the Station". The rooftop swimming pool is also very very pretty with luxurious red daybeds and cabanas. Only problem is that unless you go there
during the week or during very slow season, they will try to gouge you with $1000 minimum to lie on the daybed. And the nightclub on top of the hotel, Drai's is also also about trying to get you to pay $100s of dollars just to get in.
The above was not the worst of it, however, because no one is forcing you to go to the rooftop or nightclub. I was very turned off by the fact that in the room we had, besides the usual over-priced minibar there were bottles of water all over the room saying "Drink Up". If you were to succumb to the temptation, the price tag is $5 plus a hefty service charge. Same for the little cremes all around the room. I understand that hotels are a business and have to make money but this was really revolting, to have reminders all over the very expensive room as well that they were trying to get more money out of us at every possible moment. Capitalism to the nth degree!
Some positives are that the staff was responsive and corrected most complaints very quickly. The room we had, "Fabulous" was clean and nicely decorated, though I've stayed in much prettier rooms for the price. The food at the lounge and on the rooftop was quite good.
Stayed at the W Hollywood several times, the room is pricey of course but the location is prime, you can't fund anywhere closer to the club scene. Staff was very friendly and helpful, other than the valet service which is terribley slow. Had
several requests for extra drink glasses etc which were easily taken care of. Usually the pool scene is quite a good party during to day but with it being out of season it was slow even on a 80 degree day. Probably one of my favorite Hotels to stay when doing a Hollywood night.