W Hoboken

Hoboken, New York

Virgin rating

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 programme). CEMA boutique. Complimentary WiFi. WHATEVER/WHENEVER® Service. Valet parking approximately $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.

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not so "Spectacular"

May 4, 2022 Thos J

I booked a room for the night of April 30th that promised a "Spectacular view of the Manhattan skyline" at a rate of $543. Unfortunately, the view from the window on the 3rd floor, while it included a view of the Hudson river and Manhattan, also included a view of a pile of cigarette butts, various trash, and a plastic bottle of what looked very… Read more
I booked a room for the night of April 30th that promised a "Spectacular view of the Manhattan skyline" at a rate of $543. Unfortunately, the view from the window on the 3rd floor, while it included a view of the Hudson river and Manhattan, also included a view of a pile of cigarette butts, various trash, and a plastic bottle of what looked very much like urine on the area of the lower roof that extended directly outside my window. I had been promised an electronic key at the check-in time of 3:00 pm. That never came. I did get a notification on the Bonvoy app that the room was ready around 5:30 pm, but then had to wait in line to get my actual key on check-in (they did give me an electronic key on check-in as well so it was clear it was just an oversight and not a technical issue that prevented them from sending it earlier as they promised). After this, I was not interested in going back to the front desk to complain. This does raise an issue that others have commented on, however, and that's security. Why are people directly outside the windows of the rooms that they are renting and creating a small trash heap. As a result, I made sure to keep the window and curtain closed. So much for the "Spectacular" view that was promised. I had mentioned this to the W when they sent an email asking for feedback, but I haven't heard anything back from them. So, overall, I got the feeling that this hotel was not particularly interested in treating their customers with respect or delivering what was paid for. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Security AND Cleanliness Issues

Apr 12, 2022 D B

I checked in, entered my room, used the bathroom, and then I left to meet friends in NYC. The room was clean and in perfect condition when I left. When I returned around 11PM, I noticed that the window had been opened. I also noticed a pile of fresh towels on my bed. Housekeeping had been there BEFORE I checked in and entered my room. I did not… Read more
I checked in, entered my room, used the bathroom, and then I left to meet friends in NYC. The room was clean and in perfect condition when I left. When I returned around 11PM, I noticed that the window had been opened. I also noticed a pile of fresh towels on my bed. Housekeeping had been there BEFORE I checked in and entered my room. I did not take a shower or ask for extra towels, so this did not make sense. In the bathroom, there were wet, dirty towels on the floor and in the shower. The sink was also dirty. I called the front desk immediately, and they did move me to an upgraded room. Much appreciated. I emailed a manager - a very detailed email, including pictures. I was not planning to write a negative review, but the manager glossed over the fact that someone had been in my room, and the manager apologized only for the “cleanliness” of my room. I then asked specifically for an explanation. No reply. No explanation was offered as to WHO had been in my room. Someone opened the window. Someone put fresh towels on my bed. Someone also took a shower and threw dirty, wet, stained towels in the shower and on the floor. Someone had used the sink. Yes, cleanliness, especially when Covid is on the rise again, is an issue, but SECURITY is also a MAJOR issue. Who had access to my room? What if I had been in there? What if I had left money or valuables in my room? I did not complain. I don’t like to complain, but I also don’t like when important issues are ignored. I am also extremely curious about what happened. Someone entered my room. Someone must have seen my luggage and coat. This person had to have known the room was occupied. Yet, the person took a shower, messed up my bathroom, opened a window…and somehow got fresh towels? It doesn’t make sense. So, more than anything, this was a SECURITY issue. That part cannot be ignored/overlooked. Keys are needed to access the floors, so someone should be able to solve this mystery. Regardless, at over $300 a night, this is unacceptable. This hotel used to be amazing. My favorite hotel, actually. However, it is NOT the same hotel I remember. The other reviews are correct. It is not worth $300 or more a night. I would say it’s worth $189-$200. Park in Hoboken and get a room in NYC. The really nice hotels in NYC are about $300. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Decent hotel. Great location!

Mar 23, 2022 DannyD81 Lodi, New Jersey

We recently stayed at the W for an overnight getaway. At $450 for the night, I was a bit let down. The lobby was a little too dark, felt like night time all day. The bar was not open for a drink when we arrived, and it was past 3pm. Most importantly, when you exit the elevators on your floor, the hallway carpets look worn, which is a prelude… Read more
We recently stayed at the W for an overnight getaway. At $450 for the night, I was a bit let down. The lobby was a little too dark, felt like night time all day. The bar was not open for a drink when we arrived, and it was past 3pm. Most importantly, when you exit the elevators on your floor, the hallway carpets look worn, which is a prelude to the rooms. Our room was clean, which is important, but it was nothing special and in need of a facelift. The staff at the hotel was excellent, for the most part. Steven greeted us kindly and was very helpful. Valet guys were friendly and a pleasure. Location is great! Walk outside to excellent views of NYC. Just a block or two away from the train as well as River and Washington Streets. Overall, I was pleased with the stay. However, given the price, I don't want to feel like I'm staying at a SpringHill Suites. Next time, I'll stay at one of those and save $300. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Long in the tooth

Mar 3, 2022 floricuse Cary, North Carolina

Happily returned to the W Hoboken after a pandemic-driven absence from travelling to my company's nearby office. As always, a great location, view of NYC and easy-in-and-out to Newark Airport. However, the W is in dire need of an update. I've stayed here dozens of times and always remember it being well-designed, hip and clean. This is no longer… Read more
Happily returned to the W Hoboken after a pandemic-driven absence from travelling to my company's nearby office. As always, a great location, view of NYC and easy-in-and-out to Newark Airport. However, the W is in dire need of an update. I've stayed here dozens of times and always remember it being well-designed, hip and clean. This is no longer the case. The hallways carpets are worn and filthy. The rooms, while clean, are also worn and old. The W Hoboken is in desperate need of some TLC - can't understand why a refresh wasn't done / started while business and leisure travel lagged over the past 2 years. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Bygone Era

Jan 31, 2022 Shank68 Hoboken, New Jersey

I have been staying at this hotel since its opening. It was truly the place to be! I understand Covid is a real thing, however, while the rest of the area is festive, the lobby feels like a prison and the rooms are "tired". For the price they charge, go to Jersey City and enjoy yourself with the same view.