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

by joeheg

Trying to figure out what type of room you’re booking is difficult enough without hotels giving fancy names to the categories. No hotel is worse than W Hotels. 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 Marriott Bonvoy points, I could only book a base-level room. 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 as to what category this room was? Honestly, I can’t remember, but I can see it was a Wonderful room from reading my review. Does this room shout “Wonderful” to you?

Here’s where it all gets fun. The room names can change from one W Hotel to another. 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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1 comment

hjosh September 22, 2021 - 12:49 pm

Great artIcle. have top tier Marriott status but I avoid W hotels scrupulously. I believe they use so many confusing room names to upsell to people with no clear room benefits. Their amneities usually are supposed ot be “trendy? but i find everything W very overpriced. I stick with Sheraton and marriott:)

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