Planning a visit to New York using Hilton points and would appreciate any views on what is the best quality hilton in the city.
The Hilton on 54th and 6th is the largest in the city. It is a business hotel.
do you mean full service Hilton or Hilton family of hotels. People judge "best quality" in a number of ways--- I like the full service hotels but I am not a big fan of the HILTON ztaks mentions-- I lived there for about 6 weeks when moving a company down here to the city. I always found that one like a bus station with the comings and goings.
The Hilton Garden Inn on 8th Ave is excellent. The service was so friendly and the rooms were very clean and comfortable. I've stayed twice and I'd love to go back again.
Thank you all for your replies. I have been reading reviews here and see that the new york hilton mentioned by ztaks gets mixed reviews. I would normally avoid staying inTimes Square but the hilton located there is popular.
Is the Millenium a better standard and worth considering despite being a bit less central.
I'd pick among the Hilton Times Square, the Hilton Garden Inn Times Square that spap mentions and the Hilton Fashion District. The Millenium Hilton is all the way downtown in the financial district and not convenient for a typical tourist visit. A lot of the decision may ride on how many you are and your plans.
Points are points - enjoy them. Am not a fan of the TS Hilton since they removed the Tom Otterness sculptures on the clock. As a tourist you don't need a business hotel although the chances for upgrade probably increase.
Thanks nywhiz. My husband and I, in our fiftys who love to wander around the city and take in the atmosphere that is New York. No specific itinerary other than some broadway shows in the evenings.
We have benefited from your advice in the past (loved Balthazar's) and that of the many other contributers here.
All the help is appreciated.
Thanks ztaks, we are applying austerity measures to this trip and it seems to make sense using points.
The Hilton Fashion District is newish and has a nice rooftop bar. It's near the Highline. The Doubletree Guest Suites in Times Square is another option as is the Waldorf Astoria and the new Conrad which is all the way downtown also in the financial district. For Broadway shows, the Hilton Times Square is really the best location followed by the Hilton Garden Inn TS.
Here's a similar question from another forum (before the Conrad opened)
should have photos of most of these hotels.
For Broadway shows, the Doubletree Guest Suites or the Hilton Times Square are the best followed by the Hilton Garden Inn TS if it's substantially less points.