I was invited to Atlanta by the Atlanta tourism board (Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau) for a social influencers conference. Accommodation was provided for all invitees at
W Midtown Atlanta.
The hotel is located in Atlanta’s Midtown neighborhood, about 20 minutes from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Our Super Shuttle from the airport pulled up into W Midtown Atlanta’s driveway. There were lots of attendants outside and we didn’t have many things, so we brought our own bags inside.
The lobby’s main decorative piece is a giant chandelier. Walking straight from the entrance are three desks for check in.
There’s also a stage to the right, used for performances and also as a staircase to the second floor. The lobby felt empty but it’s because there are live performances almost every night when the stage is used. And the empty space… dancing?
One desk was set up just for invitees to check in. I had to wait in line for a few minutes until it was my turn to check in. W Midtown Atlanta’s front desk people were friendly and answered any questions we had.
Before arriving in Atlanta, I was concerned that I would not be able to check in as most hotels in the US require guests to be over 21 to check in. Thankfully, I was given the ok by the tourism board before arriving.
The front desk just told us they had locked the in room mini bar that had alcohol. Haha
Check in time wasn’t until later in the afternoon so we were not able to go to our rooms. Thankfully it was around lunch time so we checked in our bags and headed to W Midtown Atlanta’s Trace Restaurant (see below for more about it).
Just an hour later, while at lunch I got a phone call that our room was ready.
The elevator’s carpets change throughout the day just like all W Hotel properties which reminded me of when I was in Chile at the W Santiago.
Our room was on the 12th floor.
The room had two comfortablqueen sized beds, a large desk, couch and table.
There was plenty of lighting and enough space for my brother (who was also invited) and I to hang our clothes and store our belongings.
The bathroom’s sliding door, which was slightly tilted to where you could see through the cracks, was weird though the door did have a nice full length mirror.
On the other side of the door was a shower, toilet, sink, plenty of counter space and a towel rack.
Unfortunately, our shower had drainage problems. I had to call for help after I took a shower in ankle deep water since it wouldn’t drain!
Someone came in minutes to check the problem but we were told someone would have to come back to check on it again. By then, we had to leave for the conference. After calling for help, I didn’t take another shower in ankle deep water but it was still a little slow to drain.
Bath products by bliss.
Tall windows displayed a view of other buildings.
But looking to the left, we could see Piedmont Park. This is the Central Park of Atlanta (and coincidentally was designed by the sons of Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed Central Park in Manhattan).
Dining and Around The Hotel
Other than the nightly live performances in the hotel’s lobby, there’s a spa, pool, and gym.
Lunch at W Midtown Atlanta’s Trace Restaurant is a must for a taste of farm to table southern food.
I loved the simple design of the restaurant and also the Trace Farm Burger clothbound cheddar, short rib & brisket patty, heirloom tomato, lettuce, crispy onions on a brioche bun for $16. Yum!
Yes, free WiFi is available in the lobby area and restaurant. Rates apply for WiFi in rooms.
Other than the shower mishap and the fact that the hotel needs a bit of an update, I’m satisfied with the stay. We were able to see Piedmont Park from up high and sleep in comfortable beds at a hotel in a convenient location.
Thank you, W Midtown Atlanta!
Room Rate: starts at $159, my room is $249 per night at time of writing
W Midtown Atlanta
188 14th Street, NE
Atlanta, Georgia, 30361