$202 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 21, 2014 Check-out: Dec 22, 2014

W New York - Union Square

4 stars
201 Park Avenue South, 201 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10003
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
15 reviews
Perfect Locaton

The W Union Square has friendly staff, a great loction, and the room was spacious and very clean.... See full review

  • Deb Happy Guest
  • Aug 13, 2013
The W was wonderful!

Great location, clean, comfortable- love the apples in the bowl in the lobby each day. See full review

  • Lorimargo
  • Sep 3, 2014
Rande Gerber nightclub, star chef restaurant at fun Union Square hotel
Hip travelers are drawn to the W brand of modern cool, and W New York - Union Square property is no exception. The 1911 beaux arts-style Guardian Life building has become a contemporary spot to see and be seen. Locals and hotel guests gather at Olives restaurant by Todd English and Rande Gerber's Underbar. Rooms are designed for relaxing with featherbeds and 350-thread-count sheets and Bliss bath products. The Union Square location is convenient to bars, clubs and shopping.
Highlights
  • Beds with custom pillow-top mattresses, featherbeds and 350-thread-count sheets
  • On-site Olives restaurant by Todd English
  • Short walk to Greenwich Village, East Village and NYU
Rooms

Contemporary rooms at the W New York - Union Square are decorated in soft grays and browns. Beds feature pillow-top mattresses with featherbeds, 350-thread-count sheets, down comforters and feather pillows. Standard amenities include bathrobes, safes, 37-inch flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi (fees apply) and Bliss bath products. Several types of suites are available. Suites with living areas start at 445 square feet, and often have views of union Square. The Extreme Wow suite boasts 1,000 square feet of space and a Jacuzzi. The hotel has a pet policy (fees may apply, call for details).

Features

The Sweat fitness center at W New York - Union Square is open 24 hours a day. The hotel can arrange for in-room manicures, pedicures and massages (fees apply) upon request.

Dining

Olives restaurant specializes in Mediterranean-influenced American cuisine. The restaurant serves breakfast and dinner daily and lunch on weekdays. Underbar, by famed nightclub owner Rande Gerber, is open daily at W New York - Union Square for cocktails. The Living Room lounge at W New York - Union Square has 16-foot arched windows with views of Union Square Park.

Transportation
  • Union Sq.-14th St. subway station (0.2 mi/ 0.3 km)
  • Penn Station (1 mi/ 1.6 km)
  • Grand Central Terminal (1.3 mi/ 2 km)
  • La Guardia Airport
  • Newark Liberty International Airport
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport
Attractions
  • Flatiron Building (0.4 mi/ 0.64 km)
  • Greenwich Village (0.6 mi/ 0.97 km)
  • New York University (0.6 mi/ 0.97 km)
  • Times Square (1.4 mi/ 2.25 km)
  • Rockefeller Center (1.8 mi/ 2.90 km)
Business
  • Five meeting spaces totaling more than 7,000 square feet

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W New York - Union Square Rooms

Standard
The Amenities listed in this description represent the amenities available in all guest rooms in the hotel

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Exercise gym
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Services
Business center
Guest laundromat
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Room
DVD player
Safe
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • Union Square Theatre: 0 mi
  • The Players: 0.1 mi
  • National Arts Club: 0.1 mi
  • Union Square Park: 0.1 mi
  • Grammercy Park: 0.2 mi
  • Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site: 0.2 mi
  • Flatiron District: 0.2 mi
  • Strand Book Store: 0.3 mi
  • Forbes Magazine Galleries: 0.3 mi
  • Stuyvesant Square: 0.3 mi
  • Union Square - the Flatiron District: 0.3 mi
  • Flatiron Building: 0.3 mi
  • Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower: 0.3 mi
  • School of Visual Arts: 0.4 mi
  • Grace Church: 0.4 mi
  • Union Square Theatre: 0 mi
  • The Players: 0.1 mi
  • National Arts Club: 0.1 mi
  • Union Square Park: 0.1 mi
  • Grammercy Park: 0.2 mi
  • Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site: 0.2 mi
  • Flatiron District: 0.2 mi
  • Strand Book Store: 0.3 mi
  • Forbes Magazine Galleries: 0.3 mi
  • Stuyvesant Square: 0.3 mi
  • Union Square - the Flatiron District: 0.3 mi
  • Flatiron Building: 0.3 mi
  • Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower: 0.3 mi
  • School of Visual Arts: 0.4 mi
  • Grace Church: 0.4 mi
  • Hamilton Fish House: 0.4 mi
  • Church of the Ascension, Episcopal: 0.5 mi
  • Hughoneill Dry Goods Store: 0.5 mi
  • Second Avenue Kosher Deli: 0.5 mi
  • Veniero's Pasticceria: 0.5 mi
  • Chester A. Arthur Home: 0.5 mi
  • Washington Mews: 0.5 mi
  • Colonnade Row: 0.5 mi
  • Joseph Papp Public Theater: 0.5 mi
  • Cooper Union Foundation Building: 0.6 mi
  • New York University: 0.6 mi
  • Jefferson Market Library: 0.6 mi
  • New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture (building): 0.6 mi
  • Grey Art Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • Brown Building: 0.6 mi
  • Mechanics and Traders Bank: 0.6 mi
  • Limelight Marketplace: 0.6 mi
  • Merchant's House Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Ukrainian Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Asser Levy Playground: 0.6 mi
  • Washington Arch: 0.6 mi
  • Gay Street: 0.7 mi
  • Northern Dispensary: 0.7 mi
  • Peter Cooper Park: 0.7 mi
  • Koreatown, Manhattan: 0.7 mi
  • Provincetown Playhouse: 0.7 mi
  • Sheridan Square Viewing Garden: 0.8 mi
  • Joyce Theater: 0.8 mi
  • Museum For African Art: 0.8 mi
  • Museum at FIT: 0.8 mi

Dining

201 Bar and Restaurant
Innovative, Mediterranean-inspired dishes include the Union Square farmer’s market veggie flatbread pizza from the wood-stone oven, chicken under a brick and LaFrieda burgers. The bar menu is offered late into the night.
The Living Room Lounge
What others call a lobby, we call our Living Room. A revolutionary open space complete with cozy seating where you can relax, and sip an evening cocktail.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (15)

Ratings and reviews for W New York - Union Square

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
15 out of 15
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.3

80% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
carol Ree
Business
philadelphia
Nov 26, 2014

w NY

very good hotel. would definitely recommend great beds

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lorimargo
Business
Florida
Sep 3, 2014

The W was wonderful!

Great location, clean, comfortable- love the apples in the bowl in the lobby each day.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of W New York - Union Square

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Revler1082
Business
Brooklyn, NY
Feb 19, 2014

Great hotel, excellent location

The check-in was quick, if impersonal. The elevators here are the worst thing about the hotel. They're slow, and quite small. The room was very nice, but a little small. Sheets were clean, and the bed was comfortable. The TV was a good size/quality, and there were very recent titles available for rental. Bathroom / shower was small, and I would've liked a double sink. Whatever / whenever service was bad. Called down for a toothbrush, and it took them almost an hour to bring it up. The location is great. Union square has so much to do / eat / see.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of W New York - Union Square

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Deb Happy Guest
Business
Palmer, IA
Aug 13, 2013

Perfect Locaton

The W Union Square has friendly staff, a great loction, and the room was spacious and very clean. They have the most comfortable beds we have every had in a hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: In Hotel

The shuttle service at the hotel works great for short trips

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Review of W New York - Union Square

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
EKPM
Business
Lafayette, California
Apr 7, 2013

Always love the W, but....

I know Manhattan is the city that never sleeps, and with jackhammers starting nightly at 11pm on the street below, I definitely experienced that. It's a great location and the restaurant is good. But what's up with no free wifi in your room? For $500 a night, I expect not to have to pay for that or the $9 bottle of water on my night table. We thought it was great that Acura was offering a complementary ride in one of their new models, until we booked it and they would only drop us off at their predesignated destination which was nowhere near where we wanted to go. Hmmm time to rethink the Whatever Whenever concept perhaps.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Go to Mario Batali's Eataly - Italian food heaven.

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Review of W New York - Union Square

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Bobbi visiting Mom
Business
Chicago, IL
Apr 1, 2013

Experience was just OK

This hotel's location is great if you have interest in the Union Square area. The rooms were large and very clean. However, the lobby leaves much to be desired, with no place to sit except in the cocktail lounge. Staff members were cordial, but not particularly attentive. Our visit to the W was rather disappointing and not what one would expect from a 4-star hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of W New York - Union Square

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jojosto
Business
Honolulu, Hawaii
Jul 13, 2012

Excellent Location

Couldn't beat the location. On same block as Union Square metro. Union Square Farmers' Market just outside! Hotel was offering free rides from the Acura Service, as long as the car wasn't reserved you could request a one way drop off for anywhere lower manhattan to central park - this was a time and money saver. Staff is exceptionally helpful. Upon check in I signed up for the Starwood preferred guest so that I could get free internet...this sign up was free as well. Room was spacious, bed very comfortable and clean. Large windows but not much of a view in our room. I would stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of W New York - Union Square

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kevinscrossett
Business
London, United Kingdom
May 29, 2012

Graduation

W Hotel is a great stay generally, but the Union Square hotel and staff are excellent. We will be back again in a year's time for our next trip to NYC. Kevin

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Rosa Mexican is a true mexican dinin experience.

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Review of W New York - Union Square

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Clearwater, FL
Jul 27, 2011

Wish I Could Have Stayed Longer...

Stayed one night on business. Room was available for early check-in, allowing me extra time to prepare for my meeting. Staff was very professional and there was very little wait for service. Overall great experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of W New York - Union Square

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Los Angeles
Nov 30, 2010

Great for Foodies & Non-typical Tourists

Hotel was stylish and room was very sizeable - especially for New York. Its location is awesome. Close to the great restaurants of the village and SoHo. Subway stop in Union Square allows for easy transit around the city.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Use the subway or the free Acura shuttle service the hotel is offering. The Acura shuttle can't be reserved in advance but is useful if it's available.

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