This 235-room tower is fronted by a metal-and-glass "awning" that is outfitted with soft, color-changing neon lights that cast a cheeky glow on passersby, but inside, the nature-inspired decor is modern through and through, with typical W brand touches like a sleek, scene-y lobby lounge (complete with falling water display and open fireplace) and a host of room categories such as the standard Wonderful and expanded WOW lodgings. Following the theme of the hotel, W Lounge caters to the see-and-be-seen crowd.
The W's aesthetic is sophisticated and urbane. Towering over the Theater District, rooms have stunning views from the higher-level floors. Guests won't protest a night's rest on their signature W feather-top beds. The W is extremely tech forward, from their Bose Bluetooth speakers to streaming Bluetooth Samsung TVs to guest texting services.
Guests can also check in and access their room with an app on their phone.
Frosted glass shower doors and Bliss products from the on-site Bliss Spa make the W's bathroom extra enjoyable.
The W's lobby can feel a bit like a nightclub, thanks to the hotel lounge's location just a few steps away.
The hotel's on-site Bliss Spa is heaven on earth for those who love to be pampered. Sit and enjoy a manicure, or get whisked away for a hot salt scrub with rosemary and eucalyptus oils.
The 24-hour gym features plenty of treadmills, elliptical machines, and stationary bikes, each with their own LCD TV and iPod docking station. There's also plenty of open floor space to customize your own workout. Complimentary headphones, fresh apples and naturally infused water add a fresh dose of luxury, and personal trainers are available upon request.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Keep your eyes open for information about the hotel's occasional yoga classes.
The Gallery is open for breakfast and dinner, and serves a fusion of cuisines using local New England produce. In partnership with The Blochaus Gallery, the lofty dining room features rotating exhibits featuring local artists, all available for purchase.
There are stops on the MBTA's Orange, Green, and Silver Lines just a short walk from the W. However, many guests choose to walk due to the hotel's prime downtown location.
Abby Lane, owned by celeb chef Jason Santos, is less than a two minute walk around the corner.
Venu Nightclub (two minutes away) is just around the corner. For those looking for the classic Boston dive bar, The Tam and Intermission Tavern are less than a five minute walk up the street.
WHY WE LIKE IT
The hotel has a James Joseph Salon that's open 7 days a week.