• Lobby

W Union Square

Iconic architecture meets uber-chic design

This forward-thinking luxury hotel is situated in a prime position minutes from Union Square, at the intersection of downtown and uptown New York. Housed in the beautiful Beaux Arts Guardian Life building, the interior of this hotel is as striking as the exterior but for modern design rather than traditional. With a state-of-the-art fitness centre, the super chic Living Room bar and lounge and sensational interior design, this fashion-conscious hotel is the ideal base for your stylish New York break.

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Hotel Category
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 1654 Reviews

Hotel highlights

  • Stylish contemporary interior decor
  • Fitness centre
  • Minutes from Union Square and shopping
  • Housed in an iconic Beaux Arts building
  • Living Room bar and lounge

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
  • Check-out Time:

Accommodation Type

  • Boutique

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

W Union Square

1654 Reviews 79% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 788
  • Very Good 501
  • Average 222
  • Poor 87
  • Terrible 56

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Jan 06, 2020

Great location, clean, good facilities and welcoming staff

Etchingham, United Kingdom

My second trip here and just as good -love the location as you're close to Flatiron and Union sq where there is lots and easy to get around uptown or downtown. Bar is very good, always a good atmosphere. Rooms like all W hotels are a bit funky in terms of color but I've grown to like it. Will stay again for sure.
Dec 20, 2019

One more way way way below 5 star hotel in NY

Hong Kong, China

When being in new your you need to just deduct one or two stars to size up the hotels. Knowing that sirens will be wailing, you would expect that the W invested into proper sound insulation. Not the case. Depending on your room, you are practically sleeping on the street. Try to get a room facing the ugly backside of the hotel. Ideally high up as you will hear buzzing of the industrial ventilation units, at least I could. Interior modern flimsy, all cheap made stuff giving you a low sense of quality. Food, 2 star hotel level. Breakfast is no different than being at a 60$ hotel in NJ. You get 2-3 star hotel for your 4xx$ expense, nothing more. It’s 60$ for the hotel and 400$ for being in NY. NY hotels remain to have the worst value for money ratios among global tier 1 locations.
View all