W Atlanta – Buckhead – Hotel Review

By Dan Collins on 5 February 2013
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W Buckhead01Atlanta’s Buckhead region is home to one of the Southeast’s major financial districts and the skyscrapers lining Peachtree Road quickly yield to tree canopied and largely residential neighborhoods when entering the area.  Despite being slightly less urban than Midtown or Downtown Atlanta, Buckhead is indisputably cosmopolitan and chic, and the W Atlanta – Buckhead appropriately stands in the center of it all.

THE ROOM

A bank of elevators is set behind a velvet rope and ushers you to blue and gray hallways.  My room was decorated in several shades of gray punctuated by bright red lampshades and a matching red desk.  The very comfortable king size bed is a focal point in the room: a tufted headboard continues up the wall behind it and extends over the bed onto the ceiling.W Buckhead03

Caged cubic chandeliers hang from chains, and a geometric patterned carpet tastefully completes the contemporary and edgy look.

One questionable W design feature is the use of glass doors and panels in the bathroom, but the heavily frosted panes are both decorative and functional and provide enough privacy for the sharing of the space. On the other side of the glass, the bathroom was light and contemporary.

ROAD WARRIOR SUPPORT

The W’s guest rooms are designed to be quite useful to a road warrior. W Buckhead04The desk is curved and bright red, but it is well lit, has a supportive chair, and enough space to spread out. Wireless Internet is available for $14.95 per day, and is reasonably fast.

A small table with two upholstered chairs, neither of them to be particularly comfortable, were also in the room but  this road warrior preferred the wooden desk chair. There were enough outlets to avoid unplugging lamps to charge a mobile phone or laptop, which is an all too common problem for frequent travelers.

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