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Experience all the Sunshine State has to offer with W Brisbane, our premier hotel in Brisbane, Australia. Start your day at FIT gym, get perfectly pampered at AWAY Spa, or get some fresh air at WET Deck, our rooftop lounge with a pool, cocktail bar and views overlooking Brisbane River and the heart of the city. Cosmopolitan finesse is found in your spacious hotel room or suite, offering savoir faire amenities to reflect our location in Queensland.
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Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Spa
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Personal trainer
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
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Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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24-hour front desk
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Cable / satellite TV
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VIP room facilities
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Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
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Go63498193537 wrote a review 11 Apr
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Nice, modern hotel. Staff friendly and helpful. Lovely modern room, nicely designed and well-appointed. Everything in the room worked. I could hear some noise from adjoining room, but did not keep me awake. Good location. I didn’t try the restaurant this trip.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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hotelcritic91022 wrote a review Mar 2024
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Stopped here for only one night on one of the last stops of our honeymoon. Rooms were very clean, modern, and comfortable. Location seemed central so that we could do some easy exploring for the day. We would definitely stay here again on our next trip to Brisbane!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello and thank you so much for the brilliant feedback, we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us - especially on your honeymoon! We look forward to welcoming you again for your next Brisbane stay. Kind Regards, Haldon (General Manager)
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SAKS04 wrote a review Mar 2024
Wellington, New Zealand6 contributions
Enjoyed a chic and comfortable stay at W Hotel Brisbane. Modern design, efficient check-in, and friendly staff set the tone. The room was stylish with great city views. The rooftop pool was a highlight, and dining options were impressive. A top choice for a stylish urban getaway.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for the fantastic review Saks! We are so pleased to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us and we’re so excited to welcome you back on your next stay! Thank you again for all the kind words mentioned about our hotel and talent.
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Mauifarm456 wrote a review Mar 2024
Calgary, Canada81 contributions61 helpful votes
The W Brisbane is in a great location for walking around the city. The service was excellent right from arrival to leaving. The restaurant buffet and service were great and the rooms have a cool kinda funky vive. The pool area was also nice. A great place to stay!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re so pleased to read you enjoyed our funky hotel design and buffet breakfast at The Lex! We very much hope to see you again soon.
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LetsGooooooo wrote a review Feb 2024
Portland, Oregon304 contributions123 helpful votes
I've got mixed feelings on this hotel. Maybe my expectations were too high (as a Marriott Plat member) and thought the customer-facing reps would be better at their jobs, but it wasn't the case. Pros: * Very well-located * Hotel tries hard to be stylish, and mostly succeeds. * Service from bar/resto at pool level could not be faulted. Our server hustled! * Had a good night's sleep--and this is what matters most * Breakfast was nice, but I'm struggling to remember anything special about it. :-o Cons: * My booking (via Amex) came with a food credit, but the hotel uses a comically-unrealistic exchange rate * When I brought this up to desk clerk, he ignored it. In a follow-up email to the W (via Amex Travel), I received a form letter welcoming me to the hotel. Bottom line: the building is nice, but the staff and some process could be improved.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 29 Feb 2024
Thank you for your review. We're thrilled that you enjoyed our fantastic central location and guestrooms. Please know that your comments regarding our hotel processes have been shared with the relevant departments for follow up and review. I very much hope there will be an opportunity to welcome you back in the near future to deliver a stellar experience across the board.
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GoGoBear wrote a review Feb 2024
Seattle, Washington164 contributions125 helpful votes
I hate a quirky hotel. I do. And it isn’t like I don’t know this. Back in April of 2023 (reviewed August 2023) I stayed at the Virgin Hotel in Chicago and absolutely hated it. And on this occasion, I ended up at the W Brisbane for essentially the same reason – only reasonably priced upscale hotel in the area during our dates of travel. And just like with the Virgin Chicago, just looking at the pictures on the website told me I would hate it. And I did. It is the sacrifice of functionality for form / design that I can’t stand. The effort to be “cool” and “chic” taking precedence over things in the room actually working or being of value. For example, when you look at the pictures, you see what you think is a weird but stylish bluish-greenish dresser of drawers for storing clothes. Nope – it is a refrigerator. Ok, a little funky, right? Just open the door like any other refrigerator and get on with your refrigeration, right? Nope…the “door” slides out…you know, like a dresser. Ok…stupid…but then you just reach into the refrigerator and grab what you want (or store something or whatever), right? NOPE. Because it isn’t a door, see…it is…essentially…the entire flipin’ functional part of the refrigerator that slides out. It is heavy as hell (the Mrs. could barely move it), and everything is arranged in a vertical fashion, versus shelf like in a normal refrigerator. Imagine a refrigerator laying on its side…and instead of opening a door, you slide the entire innards of the refrigerator out. Just…stupid…inane…for no reason whatsoever. Now think about how hard it would be to reach things in the “back” of the refrigerator, if it were laying on its side and everything was arranged vertically. But it gets better. Because…while the room had the stupid refrigerator disguised as a dresser, what it didn’t have was NEARLY enough storage space for clothes! Just little two drawers and a tiny closet. Just…maddening I get it – I’m not the target guest. And if you like your hotels “quirky” and “funky” and “cool” and “chic”, well, you might love this place. And I will say that unlike the Virgin Chicago, the staff here was pleasant and professional. But, if you are like me and you prefer your hotels to either be luxurious (Four Seasons) or modern and functional and lacking in annoyances (like a nice new Hyatt or Hilton), staying at the W Brisbane will seem torturous. No repeat for me.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 27 Feb 2024
Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback regarding your recent stay as we're pleased to see that you had a positive experience with our wonderful talent. We are disappointed to read however that you didn’t enjoy our hotel design as it is usually very popular among our guests. We are also sorry that there were some aspects that fell short of expectations. We would love the opportunity to discuss this with you further and ask you to contact us directly at your earliest convenience. Thank you and we look forward to connecting soon.
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2boysydney wrote a review Feb 2024
Sydney, Australia65 contributions66 helpful votes
Absolutely amazing place to stay. When driving the entrance is on North Quay. Check in was fast and bags delivered to the room promptly. Valet parking excellent. Buffet Breakfast excellent, also seating out on the balcony. Amazing pool and bar. Couldn’t fault anything.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 12 Feb 2024
Thank you so much for the fantastic review! We are so pleased to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us and we’re so excited to welcome you back on your next stay!
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hatman521 wrote a review Jan 2024
Los Angeles, California78 contributions54 helpful votes
My wife an I really enjoyed our 2-night stay at the W Brisbane. We stayed in a river view suite that was extremely spacious and comfortable. A highlight was having a second half bathroom. The W is well-located on the Brisbane River and adjacent to the CBD, so you have a lot of dining and shopping options just steps away from the hotel. The staff was welcoming and helpful. We'd stay here again when visiting Brisbane.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 2 Feb 2024
We’re so glad to hear that you had an amazing stay with us and that you and your wife loved our guestrooms with their ideal location. We hope to welcome you back again soon.
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macland wrote a review Jan 2024
Lismore, Australia89 contributions13 helpful votes
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My husband and I stayed 3 nights at W Brisbane and loved it. We had the Go with the Flow package which included buffet breakfast, valet parking, 2 x cocktails and late checkout at 1pm. We stayed in a “Wonderful Room” which was amazing. The hotel and room are very quirky. The bathroom for gorgeous. All lighting, blinds etc were controlled by buttons. There was a mixology bar. Robes and slippers. All the little things definitely made it all more special. The staff were amazing and went out of their way to help you. They have this team called whatever whenever and you just call them for whatever you need. The room for made up every day which we didn’t expect. I wish I had done the high tea cos it looked amazing. For our last night we decided to go all out and have dinner at their restaurant The Lex. For entree we ordered the kingfish and pork belly which were amazing. Our mains of duck and fish although were delicious the portion size was small and came out over an hour after our entrees. There was an issue between a table celebrating a 70th and the staff which went on for way to long which affect the rest of the customers close by and resulted in the delay in the kitchen. If it wasn’t for this I would have given 5 stars. I would still highly recommend and return. The package is pricy but what you get and the experience is well worth it.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 Feb 2024
Hello and thank you for taking the time to share the feedback following your recent stay. We are so pleased to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us and loved our guest rooms. We appreciate your feedback which we’ve passed on to our Beverage and Food team. Thank you again and I do hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back soon.
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Hayley P wrote a review Jan 2024
Gold Coast, Australia5 contributions4 helpful votes
We booked the hotel as it has previously been our favorite when traveling to Brisbane. We have stayed there probably 6-7 times and it’s been AMAZING. This time we were so disappointed. I really wonder if management, chefs, and staff have changed, because it was VASTLY different to the experiences we have had. When we arrived into our $850 per night suite, we noticed that there was a LOT of dust on all table tops and bench tops. Like literally, all of them except the bar area. My boyfriend then went to sit down and noticed all the disgusting creamy, white stains on the couches, throw cushions and most soft surfaces. And I don’t mean just a few, there were MANY. I nearly threw up. Then we went into the bathroom and there was a used tissue or toilet paper on the ground in front of the toilet area. Gross. Anyways, not much to worry about I guess and didn’t want to ruin our afternoon, so I left it. We were also pretty time poor, so I didn’t bother to ring reception, we just agreed not to sit down on anything except the bed. Decided to meet friends at the pool bar quickly before getting ready for the night. We noticed the bar and surroundings were also tired looking, couches super stained, staff weren’t as friendly ( they were busy, so it’s all good, it happens, but was served once and never seen to again) cocktails were very average, food menu very average and nothing like they used to be. Plus, it’s a public bar, so hotel guests have to wait for seating etc, which was super annoying in a rush cause there was no tables available. We thought we should go get ready, so we asked for some cocktails to be sent up to the room, they advised that only cocktails from the in-dining menu could be ordered, and we were not allowed to take our specialty cocktails upstairs. This has not been the case previously as I have taken many cocktails up from the pool bar, even had the staff take them up for me (even half drunk ones), so not sure why that has changed. ….Anyways, head up to the room, order food and skip the cocktails cause they weren’t worth it and as I said, very average, and we noticed a “delivery fee “ for room service!! Yikes, $9 to bring it up a lift. I’m sorry, isn’t the benefit of room service factored into hotel room prices? I’ve never seen that in any hotel. Also, there’s no option to “pick it up from kitchen”. What would they have done had we quizzed them on the options for pick up to save a delivery fee? So, I guess you’re stuck with a delivery service fee. I would have rather left a tip for the delivery staff. I’ve also worked in hotels, and had no idea delivering food to a room is now not part of the job description or part of the hotel service. ….We would have been better to order Uber eats from 10kms away, have fresher, more delicious food. Plus saved a whole lot more money because let me tell you…. $80 for a chicken breast that was tougher than my leather boots, and a KIDS fish and chips, which wasn’t consumed because it smelt like a sanitary bin which was clearly was not safe to eat, is NOT my idea of a delicious dinner. We ate some chips and some broccolini and moved on. As I was getting ready, we heard this extremely high pitched noise coming from within the bathroom. Not knowing what it was and trying to figure it out for 20 minutes, we rang reception to see if someone could check it out for us. A maintenance man arrived and of course the sound stopped. “Perhaps it was the pipes”, he said. Okay, cool no worries…. We were in a rush so We left it, but of course the sound returned once maintenance guy had left, and continued for the time we were there before the party. We got home quite late in the night and I was probably too drunk to notice the sound, however would not have been fun to sleep with had we arrived home earlier and more sober. Additionally, we booked a room with a special offer on the Marriot bonvoy app. It was for breakfast and a room. My partner booked it with our points, and upon arrival they told us breakfast was not included. He thought he made a mistake so went into the app and proceeded to show the check in staff the steps he took using the app which offered the breakfast etc. Apparently, if you use points, it changes it without even informing you, (back to the standard option of room with no breakfast), regardless of us pressing the “breakfast option”. Clearly there is a glitch in the system, however we even showed her the process and she agreed it should have been breakfast included, but yet still denied it on our booking. The lady tried calling her manager to see what they could do for us, only to later call us in the room to let us know that they couldn’t do anything and said, “it sounds like an APP ISSUE”. Okay cool, pass the buck so it’s someone else’s problem. Probably would have been much easier to just honour the breakfast deal (because, let’s be real, It probably costs $10 for people to eat there and then they charge $50, per person, for breakfast!) My suggestion would be: take it up with Marriott Bonvoy, rather than taint the check in for returning customers. Valet prices have gone up too, so ridiculous. The hotel Is expensive enough for no way near the W standards, anymore. -Tired looking hotel -Less than helpful staff -Stained couches -Below average food for expensive restaurant prices -Poolside so busy, no seats, and open to the public -Cocktails most definitely not worth the price -Seems like no one could be bothered doing their job properly -No way near the W standard like others around the world. Extremely disappointed and most likely will not be staying there again. We have the W Sydney, booked for a weekend in two weeks, I sure hope it’s worlds apart from this experience. I wish I took some photos to show, but I wasn’t thinking clearly until after we reflected on it all. So many new hotels in brissy popping up, My suggestion would be to avoid this hotel and Try the Ovolo.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 22 Jan 2024
Hello Hayley and thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are very sorry and concerned to hear of this feedback regarding your stay. We would love the opportunity to discuss this with you further and ask you to contact us directly at your earliest convenience. Thank you and we look forward to connecting soon.
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Frequently Asked Questions about W Brisbane
Which popular attractions are close to W Brisbane?
Nearby attractions include Brisbane's Theatre of Magic (0.3 km), State Library Of Queensland (0.4 km), and Queensland Art Gallery (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at W Brisbane?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at W Brisbane?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at W Brisbane?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at W Brisbane?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to W Brisbane?
Conveniently located restaurants include Betty's Burgers, Wolf Restaurant, and Brew.
Are there opportunities to exercise at W Brisbane?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Is W Brisbane located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Brisbane.
Does W Brisbane offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at W Brisbane?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, Thai, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to W Brisbane?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) (2.8 km), Brisbane Arcade (0.4 km), and Newstead House (3.1 km).