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JW Marriott Mumbai Hotel Review

The JW Marriott Mumbai Hotel is super stylish. It’s right next to Mumbai Airport. It’s also well located for Bandra and Mumbai’s Business District. I enjoyed my one night stay – I wish I had stayed longer! The hotel spent a lot of money on its design. The lobby is stunning. The rooms are funky and cool!

I took loads of photos for this review. All photos in the article can be clicked, to open the full slideshow. In this article, I also provide details about how to earn loads of free Marriott Bonvoy Points. 

The hotel is an excellent base to visit Mumbai. The restaurants are high quality and the swimming pool is nice. It’s close to the airport and to places of interest. Mumbai is a massive city. So no hotel is perfect for everything!

What I liked

  • Excellent Location
  • Stylish hotel
  • Funky rooms
  • Nice pool
  • Good food

What could be Improved

  • The service could have been better

The Hotel

The JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar is opposite the airport. I could see the terminal from my room! It’s a 2 minute drive to the airport. You could walk in 10 minutes, although I don’t recommend that. Just spend $2 for the taxi!

The hotel is well located for Mumbai’s business district. It’s 15 minutes by taxi to Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC). It’s also 15 minutes to Bandra – which is where the Bollywood superstars live. If there’s traffic, your trip will take longer!

There’s loads of hotels near the JW Marriott Mumbai Hotel. Including the Hilton Mumbai, Hyatt Regency and the ITC Maratha. The JW Marriott is closest to the airport.

The hotel has 19 floors. They also have a swimming pool and a fitness centre.

The décor of the hotel is super stylish. You notice this, as soon as you walk into the lobby. The lobby has a spectacular chandelier, coming from the ceiling. You can see this photo at the top of the article. The hotel clearly spent good money on decoration. The rooms are equally stylish and funky.

If you travel via Mumbai airport, there are airport lounges. One option is the Loyalty Lounge - review here. This lounge is interesting – very interesting! The food was fabulous, there’s free alcohol and I got access with a Priority Pass. However, the beer was watered down and the lighting felt like a prison canteen!

If you’re travelling in business class, then you can use The Business Lounge. Review here. I liked this lounge a lot. It’s bathed in natural light and has runway views. The food was also excellent. Showing off the culinary delights in India!

The Room

I stayed in room 1761, of the JW Marriott Mumbai Hotel. I booked the cheapest room and was upgraded as a Marriott Platinum. I was happy with my upgrade. I was overlooking the outdoor pool and Mumbai Airport. The view was probably the best view available in the hotel

The room was very stylish, with simple and modern décor. It had the following facilities

  • Large king bed
  • Desk
  • Big TV
  • Nespresso Machine
  • Free standing bathtub
  • Separate shower

The room was immaculately presented. There were stone worktops and solid wood flooring. The furniture was also in excellent condition.

The bathroom was pretty nice. They had sliding doors to enter and exit. You can open the doors and look out the window, as you bathe! There was a freestanding bathtub and a separate shower cubicle. The toiletries were by Forest Essentials.

I took loads of photos of the bedroom. You can see these photos in the slideshow above.

The Breakfast

Breakfast was served at the JW café on the ground floor. It was terrific. There was a buffet and a large selection of cook to order items. The following items were available:

  • Cook to order eggs
  • Waffles
  • Pancakes
  • French toast
  • Porridge
  • Paratha
  • Dosa
  • Uttapum
  • Idli
  • Upma
  • Chole Bathura
  • Puri Bhaji
  • Fresh juices
  • Pastries
  • Bread
  • Fruit
  • Yoghurt
  • Cold Cuts

Now that’s what I call a breakfast spread! I didn’t leave hungry! They had a full compliment of western and Indian dishes. The western selection alone is better than most Western hotels! Bircher muesli comes from Switzerland – and is delicious. But it’s not easy to come by. In London, not many restaurants offer it.

I had Bircher muesli, porridge and pancakes. The muesli and pancakes were well made. I didn’t like the porridge very much. There’s a photo of the porridge in the slideshow - it doesn’t look great! I’ve also included photos of the buffet and the breakfast menu.

I also had fresh beetroot juice and coffee. I had never seen beetroot juice offered before, so I had to try it! Beetroot is also very healthy. Coffee is definitely less healthy! The juice was nice. The coffee was pretty good too.

The Food

I ate at the JW café for lunch and dinner. Like the rest of the hotel, it was pretty stylish. Think high ceilings and modern décor.

I had a chicken burger for lunch. This was based on the chef’s recommendation. It was excellent. I’m not a chicken burger fan. I prefer roast chicken, but this was very good. They covered the chicken in fried batter – which stopped it from tasting dry.

For dinner, I had seared sea bass with mash potato and vegetables. It was ok – not bad! The fish was a little dry, but I enjoyed the meal. I didn’t have high expectations for this meal. Mumbai isn’t known for pan fried sea bass, but I really wanted to eat some fish!

Fish curry is a very popular local dish. I’m not personally a fan however. Fish is very delicate. I find that the spices overpower the fish taste. I prefer to eat chicken or lamb in my curries.

In the slideshow above, you see can see the JW Café menu.

The Swimming Pool

I didn’t use the pool during my stay. However, I had a nice view of the pool from my bedroom window. I utilised the zoom on my camera to take some photos!


Mumbai is an excellent city for luxury hotels. The JW Marriott Mumbai Hotel is one example of this. I had an excellent stay. The hotel is stylish and next to the airport. The pool area is nice and I enjoyed the food.

I’ve stayed in many hotels in Mumbai. My favourite has to be the St Regis. Review here. The hotel is simply spectacular! It’s the tallest building in Mumbai, the lobby looks like a grand ballroom and there are lovely views of the Arabian Sea.

I’ve also reviewed the Grand Hyatt Mumbai. That is also a beautiful hotel – the grounds were lovely. It’s popular for weddings! It's well located for Mumbai’s business district.

The Hilton Mumbai is a good option if you need an airport hotel. Review here. It’s a smallish 5* hotel. The swimming pool and lobby are very nice.


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