W Union Square

W Union Square

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1615 Reviews

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.

  • 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

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Accommodation Type

  • Boutique

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only
Location Highlights

W Union Square

1615 Reviews 79% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 779
  • Very Good 495
  • Average 209
  • Poor 81
  • Terrible 51

What to Expect

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Mar 13, 2019

Location. Location. Location.

The location of the W Union Square is what keeps me booking there over and over. It is a treat to walk out of the lobby and be in Union Square with the farmer's market, restaurants, shopping, the Subway, movie theaters, a great stepping off spot to walk anywhere you want in the City. The rooms aren't anything too special. They are clean and in working order. They're fairly small, but it NYC. Lots of hotel rooms are small. As are apartments. You're not going to hang out in your room anyway. It's the Big Apple! Go explore. The lobby bar feels like a living room. So it is aptly named The Living Room. It is usually packed. The restaurant has changed over the years. I used to go specifically for Todd English's Olives when it was there. Irvington is the current lobby restaurant. I've eaten there a couple of times, but the atmosphere doesn't grab me. Again. The reason to stay at this hotel is the location in NYC.
Mar 03, 2019

Great location! Super nice staff!

St. Petersburg, Florida

Just got back from my second stay here. Really great hotel! All the hotel rooms in NYC are on the small side bc real estate is so expensive but not every hotel in NYC has a friendly helpful staff - they're great! Plus this neighborhood is perfect. Amazing shops and restaurants, convenient to subway but without the touristy feeling of midtown. Love it and will stay again!
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