by Lindsay D. on
this place is awesome!! i had never even heard of it before, how is this possible? easily the most fun i've had a club since i've moved to LA two years ago. i went here on a saturday night for a birthday. at first, i thought this was a outdoor lounge. it was super pretty! oh and i don't know about the $20 cover. we got here before 11 AND we knew someone so we didn't have to pay but it didn't look like they were taking cover charges yet. can i just say this place is HUGE! after we walked through the outdoor lounge, we walked into this smaller, indoor bar with chocolate covered strawberries laid out everywhere! awesome! and THEN we walked into the main club. AMAZING! it has the ginormous stage in the front with dancers that are SICK. they weren't just booty shaking. they were real professional dancers with ridiculous moves. later in the night beat freaks from America's Best Dance Crew performed! oh and the dj was BOMB. hands down, best dj skills i have ever heard. i loved everything about this place. i would go back in a heartbeat!
by Andrew D. on
I'd never even heard of the W Hotel chain before coming to Atlanta for a business trip, and now I kind of understand why. Everything about the place screams mediocrity cleverly disguised by too much flare and high fashion. If you happen to pass through the lobby at night, you will feel more like you're at a dance club than a hotel: the loud dance music and flashy lights combined with the mingling suits seem rather out of place to say the least. If the hotel restaurant was any good, it would be a little more understandable, but the Asian Fusion menu is a little confused. Just a general FYI, sprinkling parmesan flakes and a huge pile of salt on french fries does not make them "sexy fries", and it certainly doesn't make them Asian. Also, the only way i knew the burger was Kobe beef was by the price tag attached to it... Of course, the real reason people come to hotels is to sleep, so lets talk about the room for a moment. I'm pretty sure the rooms are actually converted apartments, because while they're incredibly spacious, they are also showing their age. The walk-in kitchen is a bit run down, and the walls have painted-over holes and divots. The decor is kind of haphazard, with one wall being entirely bare, and another wall with the mirror leaning against it and nothing else. I am, however, a big fan of the lounge sofa. I had to drag it over to be in viewing distance of the TV, but now I don't have to move from that spot for hours at night while digesting dinner from one of the area restaurants (of which there are hundreds, you will never starve while staying here). I could go on and on about other little issues I have with the hotel or the area, but the bottom line is: Don't be fooled by the glitz and glamor, this hotel is decent, but if my company wasn't paying for the stay, I would probably not want to stay here again.