Stayed here for one night at the end of June. Got a great deal on Priceline after the room I wanted at the Hilton sold out. There was nothing spectacular about this hotel. Everything seemed pretty run of the mill.
My rating would be a little higher but ran into major issues immediately upon arrival at the garage for the hotel. It seems management has leased half the garage to an auto dealership who is storing overflow vehicles here. There are row upon row of cars covered in dust, obviously not being moved or used for some time. Well, upon our arrival a little after 10:00pm after a long hot day (it had been 90 out a better part of the day) in New York City I just wanted to get to our room and relax. We drove up and down the garage twice and found no open spots. There were other cars also apparently looking for spots in this very tight parking garage. I called the front desk to inquire about parking but was put on hold so long it ended up being quicker to drive all the way back down and ask a security guard in the front. He told us we could park in the 10 minute drop off and would be fine for the night. The front desk, however, told us we could not remain there. They told us about two lots nearby, a sketchy backlot of a club next door or a church where you would have to move your car before morning services. That might be a good option if you were planing to leave early, but we were planning to sleep in as we had already had a long day. By this time other patrons were arriving and had started parking all over the front of the hotel. At one point the police were called and a tow truck as it got so out of hand. All in all it wasn't until another 40 minutes until we finally made it to our room.
The room was standard, nothing too special. Was disappointed that the curtains didn't do a good job of blacking out the room and that there was no way to shut off the bright blue backlight on the thermostat control. Also found the ice maker on my floor not to be working. To make up for the parking fiasco they did offer a free breakfast to us which was decent. Also, as noted in previous comments, the doorless shower is bizarre and water just splashes out onto everything in the bathroom. The water pressure was decent.
All in all my biggest complaint here is the parking. I still have a hard time comprehending how they could rent out so much of there garage to a car dealership where there is literally no other public parking nearby. It sounded like this was a pretty common problem. Seems like after the first time this happened they should have rethought the arrangement they had with the dealership and made more room for their customers so they wouldn't have to experience this problem.
Next time I'm in Stamford, I'll just stick with my normal room at the Hilton, which is closer to the Metro North anyway!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sheraton Stamford Hotel is located near many corporate offices and the Town Center Mall. We are 20 minutes from the Westchester County Airport and less than a mile from the Metro North line to NYC. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Stamford
- Stamford Holiday Inn