Dear W Hotels – Stop With The Impossible To Understand Room Categories

Trying to figure our what type of room you’re booking is difficult enough without hotels giving fancy names to the categories. No hotel is worse when it comes to that than the W Hotel chain. I discovered these strangely named room categories when booking a stay at the W Hollywood. Remember, they’re the hotel that told us we needed to bring our party game with us.

Since I was booking with points, I could only book the base level room if there was one available. Here were the room categories I had to choose from:

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So what’s the base room? I had to go to book the room to see which were the cheapest to most expensive. Here’s the breakdown:

  • Wonderful
  • Fantastic
  • Spectacular
  • Fabulous
  • Mega
  • WOW
  • Extreme WOW

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Any guesses to what category this room was in? Honestly, I can’t remember but from reading my review, I can see it was a Wonderful room. Does this room shout “Wonderful” to you? Me neither.

Here’s where it all gets fun. The room names can change position from one W Hotel to another W Hotel. Here are the room choices, in order of price, for the W New Orleans French Quarter:

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  • Wonderful
  • Spectacular
  • Fabulous
  • Mega
  • Fantastic
  • Studio

But it gets even better. Other hotels, like the W Times Square, have different room categories altogether:

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  • Wonderful
  • Spectacular
  • Cool
  • Fantastic
  • WOW
  • Extreme WOW
  • Marvelous

Final thoughts

I don’t know about you, but I’m not going to start memorizing all these room names. When I was offered an upgrade from a Wonderful to a Fabulous room, I had no idea what that meant. At least we now know that in New York, the best thing you can be is Marvelous.

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