I stayed at the Roosevelt for five nights in mid May 2012 with two other family members. After reading some of the bad reviews, we were quite nervous, but to be honest, it was one of few reasonably priced hotels in Manhattan that didn't have shared bathrooms (if you're just starting your search....many do....beware).
The Check in process was quick and easy. We were given a choice of what floor we wanted to be on even (we chose the highest possible). The room was great, much better than we were expecting. We booked the superior (one size up from the cozy but one size down from the deluxe) and it wasn't the most spacious of hotel rooms I've ever stayed in, but it was BY NO MEANS the smallest. There was plenty of room to walk around. It was very clean....there were signs of age (it is a classic hotel from the 1920s) for example the corners of the wallpaper had some faded colors, and the AC looked like an older unit but worked fine. Everything was spotless, however. The beds were extremely comfortable (doubles, not queens) and provided a good night's sleep. The bathroom, while small, was also very clean and the shower was nice, although it had low water pressure (low flow shower head). Housekeeping did a nice job daily, and the staff was always friendly and accommodating. The doormen were not the most attentive (they didn't open the doors...) but that's my only complaint. The lobby (which smelled of warm cinnamon) was beautiful, as well.
The location CAN'T be beat. You are literally right next to Grand Central. Tip: If it's cold or rainy, walk through the MetLife building to access Grand Central instead of walking the whole block to go through the main doors. There are numerous places to eat in the station in the dining concourse, as well. Take the S into Times Square which is a 50 second ride, or walk the 10 minutes on your own. You are in a prime midtown location...right next to the Chrysler Building also, which makes it easy to find the hotel if you ever feel lost.
Room was great, clean, good service, good location....not much not to like. The price can't be beat, and you're staying in a piece of history! Mad Men fans will enjoy the experience even more :)
I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough for families/couples/etc looking to enjoy the city and not spend a fortune on the hotel room. You will not regret staying at the Roosevelt.
All views are pretty poor since you're IN Midtown (you will probably just be looking at the side...
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16 June 2012
Oh thank you for your commets and great review. Our central location cant be beat. We are in the middle of everthing in NYC which makes it very easy to see the sites. Thanks again for your valued comments and we look forward to your next visit.
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