Sleek, modern hotel in the thick of Hollywood. Drais nightclub is the place to be if you're looking for some bottle service and music.
Designed with a Moroccan/Mod theme straight out of an old Hollywood film, this W is a very unique location. With the Delphine restaurant downstairs and brightly colored decor, clean elegant rooms, this is not the typical Hotel.
Known for its rooftop bar I can't stand the place, but the views are great and if you like crowds and expensive drinks with a lot of people watching it's a good place to meet up.
Something about the chain that tries a little to hard for swank hits borring more often.
Just a couple years old this swank. Just a couple years old this swank hotel sits right in the heart of Hollywood. The use of indoor/outdoor space is exceptional and makes good use of Southern California's year round mild temperatures. See the iconic Hollywood sign from the rooftop pool, get some stress relief in the Bliss Spa or get some rest in your room outfitted with marble baths and low to the ground leather beds.
W Hollywood Haunted Halloween 2011. Jamie Barren presents W HOLLYWOOD Haunted HALLOWEEN on BOTH - Saturday October 29th 2011 and Monday October 31st 2011... Haunted Hollywood - Experience the ultimate Halloween Party in Los Angeles as Station Hollywood & The Living Room inside W Hollywood will transform into the ultimate haunted house. For more information, vip tables and or tickets, contact vip host Jamie Barren 310-749-9029. Multiple Rooms of Music: Best Club Mix - Hip-hop | House | Top 40 ! Costume Preferred, Age Requirement: 21+, VIP Tables, Doors open 9pm - 3am, Separate exclusive VIP Areas and All Cash Bars!
W Hollywood Hotel NYE 2011 Celebration!. W Hollywood Hotel New Years Eve 2011 W Hollywood is ready for its close-up. Taking a leading role in putting a fresh face on this world famous celebrity mecca, W Hollywood arrives at the intersection of Hollywood and Vine. With 305 guest-rooms and 143 private residences, W Hollywood is the new star in town! Wake up in the land where dreams come true. Vintage Hollywood meets modern chic in guestrooms fit for a screen legend. Experience the best of La-La Land lifestyle, including a signature W bed, ultra-plush W robes, exclusive Bliss® Spa products, state-of-the-art technology and entertainment system, and our fabulous Munchie Box. W Hollywood will have you seeing stars with our Whatever/Whenever® service, pampering guests with “whatever you want, whenever you want it". If a cocktail is what you desire, then get your mingle on in the Living Room, home to fashion trunk shows, wine tastings and film screenings. Station Hollywood is our outdoor courtyard which features a monumental movie screen that faces a 3,500 square foot outdoor lounge. Our French brasserie, Delphine, will delight you with exquisite cuisine. Developed by the renowned Innovative Dining Group (Sushi Roku, Katana, and BOA Steakhouse), Delphine Brasserie brings a taste of the Côte d’Azur to the heart of Hollywood. For our NYE party, you will have full access to the Living Room, Station Hollywood, Delphine and the Great Room. VIP SERVICES: 323.963.4593
Thumbs down on pool!. When we checked into the hotel, we went up to the pool for a drink and I noticed the pool was dirty. I informed the staff, but they didnt seem to care to much. I thought they would take care of it. On saturday it was worse and knowbody seemed to want to do anything about it. Bottom line the pool was filthy the entire weekend,and wasnt drained and cleaned untill we left on monday. I was down on business and complained to the manager and he gave me a lot of excuses and then had the nerve to say I didnt pay for my room anyway, my company did. They did offer to upgrade next time, that was nice. All in All, weak. In the land of swimming pools, they should have the best. Not even close.
Great Atmoshpere....management needs to be more proffesional. I loved the atmosphere at the W. I was in town visitng from Newport Beach and had heard of the new W in Hollywood so I decided to give it a try. The hotel is gorgeous and for the most part the staff is extremely friendly and accomodating. It is a very large hotel and close to all the nightlife and tourist spots an out of towner would want to partake in. I stayed 3 nights and of those 3 nights I visited the lobby bar twice and also spent one evening at the night club on the top floor. I also had a chance to eat at the restaurant a few time and visited the spa once. The lobby bar is great....it has a beautiful red carpet staircase and the crowd seems to be a little more upscale than its rooftop counterpart (the nightclub). The drinks were great, service was very friendly I must say that our waittress was also very easy on the eyes. I definitely was not expecting such friendly service in what I thought would be a posh new hotspot. Needless to say I was very pleased with that. On the other hand I must mention that there is one person I did not care for in the lobby bar and that is the bar manager Daniel or Dominic I believe his name is. I heard him speak very rudly to one of the waittresses and being a business owner myself I felt that his tone and volume was very innappropriate for a place such as the W. In fact, I thought he was a customer and I was going to say something to the guy until I asked one of the workers who he was and they said he was their manager. The only reason I mention this is because I read the above comment about management (specifically the manager) being rude and I felt it was neccessary to write about it in my review. The last thing a customer wants to see/hear is management reprimanding their workers....especially if you feel the service you are getting is great. The W is a great hotel with an amazing ambience and the customer wants to feel that full experience. The nightclub on the top floor is also a nice place, but a little tricky to get into. I thought that just because I was a hotel guest I would be getting preferential treatment as far as entry, but that was hardly the case. I waited for a long time to get in and had to talk my way to even get in as quick as I did. I found that the crowd was a tad bit young for me, but the music was great and the view was amazing. As for the other hotel ammentities, they were all very enjoyable. I love the Bliss Spa inside the hotel. I was able to sneak away for a massage and it was great. The restuarant inside the hotel is also very good. They had very good seafood dishes and I was pleased with the selection. Overall I loved the hotel and would definitely stay there again. In fact, I hope to very soon!
very "w". I have been lucky enough to stay in some of the most beautiful hotels in the states. Although the W is lovely, everything in it, including the people, are surface. Only part that was 5 star was the swordfish at Drai's. We were there during the week, and the NIGHTS were noisy.Regardless of what room you were in, you could here people screaming through the halls. Pool area set up like a nightclub, you feel like you have to be accepted in. Drinks at pool were $18 and they added on a 23% service fee. Might work for some, not for me! All the bars are very happening. Girls are stunning, boys are dirty. Bottom line, if you are over 30....W hotel in Hollywood, might not be for you.
good time. prompt reply for reservation, meet and greet at entance, table of comfort, Mgr steve and staff are a riot. W insider is a gargoyle with a hat that vaguely wants $ to go to drais so you can hang with the filth of hollywood.
Station and Living Room are upswinging. The W Hollywood has brought in Steve Lazar from the infamous Sunset Marquis Hotel to Manage there bars, the guy is a veteran in Hollywood. Not a promoter, no ego, arrogance or attitude. This dude actually does what it takes to make your experience right, he introduced my wife and I to Gerard Butler, his staff and bought us all drinks just so we could be on the level with a celeb, my ol lady was wet! The next week we returned and he sat us next to the fire pit and I think it was Jessica Biel and we had a blast. .he said its your turn tonite to live it up. .and I did, and we will ! Thank you.
DOUBLE TIPPING common practice. Just celebrated my birthday at The Station (which is a great outdoor lounge area) and overall, everyone in my party had a great time. Our waitress was very attentive and friendly and even brought over a birthday cake when she found out about my birthday. However, this changed the minute we asked for our check. Our once attentive waitress became M.I.A. and we had to wait over 20 mins. to track her down. She then informed us that our bill could only be split on 3 credit cards which is pretty hard to do with 10 people and over 3 hours of ordering drinks. Thankfully, we were able to break up the bill and gave our waitress specific instructions on how much to charge each card (which already included 18% gratuity) minus the cash we handed her. When our waitress came back, she had pocketed the cash we gave her and recharged the gratuity on the 3 credit cards. When I informed our waitress about the "mistake" on DOUBLE TIPPING herself, she initially played dumb but finally agreed to give us our cash back. However, when she returned with our money, she still shorted us $10. When I brought this second "mistake" to her attention, she asked me why I was trying to nickel and dime her. In short, The Station has a VERY SHADY business practice. BE VERY CAREFUL about using credit cards at this bar because it looks like it's common practice for waitresses to double tip themselves with big groups. Be sure to check your itemized bill because that's the only place you'll notice the "mistake." If we didn't bring it to her attention, our waitress would have never offered to give us our cash back and would have closed us out with an almost 40% tip.
W Hollywood. I stayed at this hotel for 8 evenings. Although it was quite impressive, I was disappointed in some of the staff. They should change the name of the hotel to "W" Whatever Whenever Dependent on who you are! We arrived on an Friday Evening and the lobby was packed with people due to the club in the lobby area. That night there were people running around in the halls in the early morning hours. I was not impressed. The road noise is really bad. On the Saturday, you could hear horns honking and people leaving the bar at about 2:30 in the morning. They have a beautiful bar in the lobby and one outside on the patio area. The bar in the lobby was packed so I tried to go out to the outdoor lobby and I was told that I couldn't go out there because it was a private party. I explained that I was staying at the hotel and I just wanted to get a drink because the other bar in the lobby was packed and they said i wasn't able to go to the bar because it was a private party. They advertise Drai's Lounge as being part of the Hotel, but in actuality I was advised that Drai's is a separate entity from the hotel therefore guests of the hotel may not necessarily have access to Drai's. This is extemely misleading. I gotta tell you, I was not that impressed with Drai's. The club was just O.K. The pool is beautiful. It is located on the 12th floor. The pool closes at 5:00 PM so that they can prepare for the opening of Drai's in the evening. That was disappointing the limited access to the pool. We went to a restaurant and brought home a doogie bag as the kids couldn't finish their meal. They tried to charge us $45.00 to heat up the meal. Needless to say, we were not impressed by that. The gym is great. The only problem is they don't have a sauna. The only sauna is located at Bliss and they wanted to charge $35.00 to use their dry sauna. The Concierge Ku and Sonia were great. The housekeeping staff were great. I tried Delphine Restaurant and had the Sword Fish. It was excellent. The rooms were really nice. As impressive as the hotel was, I would rate my "W" hotel experience about a 7 out of 10.
Awful experience at The Station, need a new manager. I went to The Station at the W Hollywood for my friend's birthday. It was a lot of fun until it came time to pay my tab. I asked to close out and then patiently waited as the waitress ran my card for another person's tab. When I pointed out her mistake she went off to correct the situation. In the meantime I was just standing a the bar waiting for her to return. While she was gone I had multiple security guys come up to me and tell me I had to leave...when I told them I was waiting for my card an asian girl who was behind the bar overheard and started getting an attitude with me. This was out of the blue as I did not say anything to her and she was not a part of the situation. Finally, the waitress returned with my card and another INCORRECT tab...they grossly over charged me. The manager...Dominic Scoles then came over and was a complete jerk. I wanted an itemized receipt so I could see exactly what they were charging me for. He refused and insisted that I give him my ID and stood there while I signed the tab...making me sign it 3 times because he was not satisfied that my signature was not an exact replica of the one on my license from when i was 16. Seriously, whose signature is exactly the same as when they were 16?! Dominic is irrational and threatened to call the cops on me during this whole process (Geez man all I wanted to do was close out and pay HUNDREDS of dollars and he wants to call the cops?!..."oh, I'm sorry officer I was just trying to be a responsible patron and collect my credit card and pay this fine establishment money..."). The Station could be fun but they have to get rid of the toxic people they have working there. If the W wants to stay away from lawsuits in the future they need to be more careful about who is managing their bar/lounges. I also know for a fact that I was not the only person who had a MAJOR issue with Dominic...think there might be a pattern here? I think so. On the up side, I was told the fresh made drinks were delicious, the waitresses were all in all really great and the DJ was decent. If they got a good, honest manager in this place it just might be ok.
HORRIBLE SPA. Checked out the new BLISS SPA for the first time. What a horrible experience! I know the brand is popular in NYC ... but the prices were HIGH, the desk staff was horrible, the sandals were CHEAP and uncomfortable, the cheese in the lounge was moldy, and they were playing CHRISTMAS MUSIC in February in the treatment room!
Citysearch Editorial Review. Hollywood proper isn't exactly known for its hotels, but that has changed with the addition of the first and largest LEED-compliant property in Los Angeles, the W Hotel Hollywood. The 308-room hotel dazzles from the moment you enter (via Argyle and not Hollywood Blvd.), with a spacious courtyard-style valet which leads into a stunning lobby that looks straight out of "Scarface" (check the grand sweeping staircase and chandelier with a large light fixture above). Once inside the lobby, this being a W, you'll have your choice of two bars to grab a drink (one indoors and one courtyard bar above the Metro entrance). The mezzanine level boasts numerous hyper-wired conference rooms, some with balconies just begging for press junkets and/or live television broadcasts of shows such as "Extra." But it's the rooms and the roof that will likely keep customers coming back to this particular property. Innovative design touches (from Daly Genik Architects) help give rooms here a soothing, circular feel to offset the angular bustle of the noisy neighborhood. The roof is the W Hollywood's coup de grace--with a 25-yard lap rooftop pool boasting views of both downtown and the Hollywood Hills. The rooftop nightclub (known as "Wet" during the day), Drai's Hollywood, opened in March of 2010 a few months after the hotel debuted.