W New York – Union Square
Right in the heart of Union Square, the W is hard to miss. Situated in the landmark 1911 Beaux-Arts Guardian Life building, this hotel is a contemporary chic hub for travelers of all kinds. The location is super convenient and a practically non-existant walking distance to the Union Square subway stop. The customer service is remarkable; always remember to grab a water on your way up to the room, from the front desk, because they’re free. The elevators are card activated, which gives an emphasized sense of comfortability and security.
The rooms are spacious and well decorated, and the toiletries are all bliss products. The real feature of this hotel, at least for me, is the gym. In the basement of the hotel, the fitness center has one TV, treadmills, ellipticals, yoga mats, free weights, and more. There are complimentary waters, towels, headphones, apples, and face wipes available, and I was lucky enough to have the gym to myself on a couple of occasions. It was heaven, and just the pick-me-up I needed. It happened to rain during my stay, and the hotel was kind enough to give umbrellas out for their guests. The best part was that the umbrellas were actually really nice. If you’re planning on staying in NYC, and need to be in the Union Square area, please check out the W.