I travel to Atlanta from New Orleans a few times a year to shop and visit friends. I always stay in Buckhead. The W Buckhead is everything everyone says a W is -- no surprises. The twist on this location is its version of Whiskey Blue. It seems Atlanta's latetst hot club owner has made his mark here. The location is great for getting around -- close to shopping and great restaurants.
The room itself was sleek and stylish but also constrained. The biggest knock is the lack of a traditional bathroom. I understand the concept and the "look" that the W is going for but the layout works best for the solo traveler or the totally unhibited. The shower (and water pressure) on the other hand was great. The A/C unit was very loud, perhaps a throwback to the hotel's former life as, I believe, a Holiday Inn. Room service is 24hrs and the food very good, but buyer beware. There was a $3 service charge plus a 22% charge on top of taxes.
The club scene really isn't that bad, meaning yes the lobby was packed and the valet line was a pain when we arrived late Friday night, but otherwise it wasn't difficult at all to get all of the rest and relaxation needed. I didn't hear a peep on my floor (9th). Saturday night was slightly slower and Sunday was a breeze. One nice perk is that guests can take the elevator straight to the roof and Whiskey Blue without bothering with the lobby lines.
Figure out what you want before you book a room here. If you like the glamor and style and are in town with the fellas/girls this is the spot. If you're a little more laid back and conservative try the Westin around the corner and walk over to the W when the moment grabs you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located in the heart of Atlanta's entertainment and fashion capital is W Atlanta - Buckhead, where southern hospitality rules 24/7. W Atlanta - Buckhead combines modern luxury and Southern charm into its chic design and welcoming atmosphere, in a neighborhood that puts you in the center of all Atlanta has to offer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- w Atlanta - Buckhead Hotel Atlanta
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