W Hoboken

Hoboken, New York

The hotel

If you’ve done New York before – or just want to do it differently – Hoboken’s coolest hotel gives you a unique take on the city. A waterfront retreat, it has views over the Hudson River to Manhattan’s skyline, but is just a quick subway or PATH train trip from its sights. You can explore your trendy riverside neighbourhood with the complimentary bikes, cycling between cool dining and shopping spots like Carlos Bakery (as seen on TV’s Cake Boss). It’s not just the location that’s fashionable though, with W Hoboken bringing futuristic styling in its social spaces, fun geometric design in its guestrooms, traveller comforts like Bliss® Spa and FIT® Gym (where you can work out to Manhattan views), and fun dining and drinking spaces, including LULU’s nightclub, and Halifax, whose menu’s fuelled by north-east USA’s finest fishermen, farmers, and producers.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On the water in the Hoboken area of New Jersey, this hotel is a stroll from the district’s hip nightlife and dining scene and, just minutes from Manhattan by subway. It is 1.1 miles from Hoboken Historical Museum, 4.6 miles from the World Trade Center, and 5.5 miles from the Statue of Liberty. The nearest PATH rapid transit train station is just three blocks away, with trains running 24/7 into Manhattan. Transfer time from John F. Kennedy International Airport: 1 hour 10 minutes.

Hotel information

223 rooms. All with air-conditioning, 50" flatscreen LCD TV, Nude Studio Bluetooth speaker, iPod docking station, WiFi access*, alarm clock with USB charging ports, Munchie Box, mini-bar*, safe, and W Spa bathrobe. Cozy Rooms are 280 sq ft and have Hoboken views, and a walk-in shower with peekaboo glass door, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Wonderful Rooms are 330 sq ft and have views of the Hudson River. King rooms have a swivel sofa chair with 1 king-size or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Spectacular Rooms are 330 sq ft and have views of the Manhattan skyline and Hudson River. King rooms have a swivel sofa chair with 1 king-size or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Fabulous Rooms are 330 sq ft and have views of the Manhattan skyline and Hudson River. King rooms have a swivel sofa chair with 1 king-size or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Cool Corner Rooms are 448 sq ft and have a private balcony with Manhattan and Hudson River views, and a walk-in shower with peekaboo glass door. Each has 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. Please note: Thursday - Saturday, the LULU’s lounge can get amped up—perhaps a little too loud for your liking. If you think this noise may disturb your stay, please request a quieter room.

Fantastic Suites are 544 sq ft and have a bedroom, a living room with an additional 55" TV and BOSE Bluetooth speaker, a private balcony or terrace with Manhattan and Hudson River views, a bathroom with separate bathtub and shower with peekaboo glass door, and a separate half bathroom in the living area with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Wow Suites are 864 sq ft and have a bedroom, a living room with a BOSE surround sound system, banquette and wet bar with wine cooler, a dining room, a private balcony or terrace with Manhattan and Hudson River views, a 65" LCD TV, a shower with peekaboo glass door, and a separate half bathroom in the living area. A second connecting bedroom is available on request in advance. Each has 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Extreme Wow Suites are 1,088 sq ft and have a main terrace, two bedrooms with private balconies and 65" plasma TVs, a living room with 65" plasma TV, DVD player, BOSE surround sound system, banquette, and wet bar, a piano-shaped dining table, a master bathroom with open bathtub and dressing area, a second bathroom with walk-in shower with peekaboo glass door, and a separate half bathroom. A third connecting bedroom is available on request in advance. Each has 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

3 restaurants and bars including Halifax Restaurant (north-eastern farm and coastal menu, open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner). The Living Room (cocktail bar with snack menu, open afternoons and evenings). LULU’s (bar and club with late-night snack menu, open Saturdays 10:00pm-3:00am). Bliss® Spa. FIT® Gym. W Ride (bicycle program). CEMA boutique. Complimentary WiFi. WHATEVER/WHENEVER® Service. Valet parking approx $35 plus tax per day (payable locally; subject to change).

One person must be aged 21 years and over in each room at check-in.

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (865)
  • Very good (325)
  • Average (87)
  • Poor (51)
  • Terrible (36)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Always a nice stay

Sep 20, 2020 Rick C Long Island, New York

Came for 1 night Saturday to Sunday. Staff is very friendly & accommodating. Room was nice with a nice view of NYC. Room was very comfortable & very quiet even though we were right by the elevators. We stay every time we go to Hoboken to see our daughter & are never disappointed. the location is perfect as well!!!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Run down hotel in great location

Aug 17, 2020 345lex United States

Disappointing and overpriced. The location is perfect at the riverfront in Hoboken. The service is friendly and helpful. The hotel itself though has seen its better days. We rented 1 bedroom suite facing Manhattan, and the hotel clearly has stopped caring. The room was clean on daily cleaning basis, but it has been a while since anyone did a… Read more
Disappointing and overpriced. The location is perfect at the riverfront in Hoboken. The service is friendly and helpful. The hotel itself though has seen its better days. We rented 1 bedroom suite facing Manhattan, and the hotel clearly has stopped caring. The room was clean on daily cleaning basis, but it has been a while since anyone did a deep cleaning. The furniture it itself was worn out. For this price, I would recommend this hotel. If you are looking for a hotel in Hoboken, then this has the perfect location. It is at the waterfront with a short walk to the Path and ferry. The hotel itself has seen better days. It is quickly moving to a "has been". The At this point, it does feel a bit run down. I had a suite, but the cleaning was only done superficially. The bed was clean and the bathroom was clean, but the desk had watermarks on the them. There were a couple of walls that hadn't been cleaned in the while. The view is exac Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nothing spectacular about the "Spectacular" room I got. HUGE disappointment. HUGE!

Aug 8, 2020 mdsm221 Westchester County, New York

I've stayed here before and was expecting a beautiful room especially at the price point I paid. What an absolute disappointment. I reserved a "spectacular" room which is top tier room guaranteeing a spectacular view and a higher floor. This was for a 50th celebration and I advised them ahead of time. I was so disappointed when I walked into… Read more
I've stayed here before and was expecting a beautiful room especially at the price point I paid. What an absolute disappointment. I reserved a "spectacular" room which is top tier room guaranteeing a spectacular view and a higher floor. This was for a 50th celebration and I advised them ahead of time. I was so disappointed when I walked into our 11th floor room with an up close and personal (you can see what's on their dinner table) view of the living spaces in the apartments next door. The view of the skyline was a partial view which wasn't what I thought I was paying $320 for. And there's no point in having a "view" of the Manhattan skyline when I have to keep my drapes closed so the people in the apartments next door aren't looking in at us. It's a pandemic, it's not like the hotel is booked out. Put people in your best rooms for their price point. The carpet was dingy and sanitize practices in the room were questionable. I also considered the Sheraton Lincoln Harbor which was a fraction of the price and I could have gotten an upgraded room for the price I paid at the W. I wish we had reserved there. Parking here is also a joke. You either pay for 10 hours or you jump to 24 hours. There's nothing in between so if you check in at 4 and leave as early as 8 am, you still have to pay for $35. for 24 hours. Absolute WASTE of money! Don't get caught up in the hype that it's the W so it'll be 5 star. It's not. Go somewhere else. Read less
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Aug 6, 2020 KayBee76 New York City, New York

Not sure if their Covid protocols include standoffish, virus-denial behavior. You wouldn’t think there was anything unusual going on in the world at this place except they tell you when booking everything that’s closed or unavailable. I didn’t see anything special about room cleanliness, no hand sanitizer, nothing to acknowledge the fact that I… Read more
Not sure if their Covid protocols include standoffish, virus-denial behavior. You wouldn’t think there was anything unusual going on in the world at this place except they tell you when booking everything that’s closed or unavailable. I didn’t see anything special about room cleanliness, no hand sanitizer, nothing to acknowledge the fact that I could possibly be taking a risk staying at their property. If I had to describe the attitude of the front desk woman at checkin I’d say she was cold and aloof. Parking situation is horrific and not explained at booking - you’re basically on your own, paying a ridiculous rate ($35 each time you go in and out of the garage), or you take your chances on the street, and Hoboken is not car-friendly to begin with. Front desk essentially shrugged and offered no help. The only good thing was the place looked empty. They say they’re keeping occupancy down on purpose but I suspect no one Is staying here, and if that’s the case they might want to cultivate a veneer of warmth and dare I say, appreciation. Oh and their rates are absurd for what you get (basically nothing) -almost $300 a night. I won’t be back. They get 2 stars, one for a clean lobby and one for a nice view of the river. But the latter required no effort on the hotel’s part. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating No service and no amenities during Covid

Aug 1, 2020 MikeBOS Boston, MA

This property seems like it would be an average W during normal times, but they have made unusually draconian cuts during Covid that reduce it to a very overpriced Fairfield Inn (Marriott's most basic chain). Service and amenities are minimal; no parking, no luggage assistance, no food or drink of any kind in the hotel in the morning until after… Read more
This property seems like it would be an average W during normal times, but they have made unusually draconian cuts during Covid that reduce it to a very overpriced Fairfield Inn (Marriott's most basic chain). Service and amenities are minimal; no parking, no luggage assistance, no food or drink of any kind in the hotel in the morning until after 10am, including no way to get coffee or tea, and no room service. The parking situation is particularly bad; street parking is difficult and the one garage across the street is both expensive ($20-35 each time you go in and out) and often full. Most of the time there is a 15 minute wait to park, and half of the garage has 2" of water on the floor so you need to wear your boots. I would not stay here again under any circumstances until some of these services are restored. I stayed in a Courtyard (another Marriott chain) 2 weeks ago and they had much, much better amenities than this W, including food, coffee, parking, etc. Read less