We spent more than a week at the Thompson and loved many things about it:
- staff who were friendly and great with kids ,
- vibrant location excellent for food, sightseeing and shopping
- good views
- spacious clean rooms
- close to public transport
- really comfortable beds and lovely linen
- beds turned down and chocolate treats each day
- nice toiletries
There were really only two negatives :
1.noise from a building site at the back of the hotel . Ths was not a massive issue as we were out for most of the day and although we thought about it one morning , it wasn't so bad that we needed to change rooms.
2. the big prob - not many NYC hotels seem to have a pool so we were pretty keen to utilise it , it being Summer and us being a party of two adults and two children .The day we arrived there was a private party at the pool and there was a queue of party goers at the front door trying to get into the pool. We were told that we could use it if we really ,really wanted to but it was" full" and it was "private" and "the kids wouldnt enjoy it much" - suffice it to say, we did read between the lines ....
It was busy with non guests most days. Basically it's a public pool and management need to let guests know that's how it operates. It is not a guest only pool and it is misleading for the hotel to suggest otherwise.
Also the pool hours are ridiculous - it didn't open until 9am during the week and was closed by 4 or 5pm .Business hours for a pool....in summer ?? When I am on holiday I want to be able to go for a swim before ,after and during a day out.
I don't want to pay for a pool that I can't use.
In conclusion , the pool is a big hoax. On the whole , this is a great hotel but don't let the pool be the reason you choose this hotel over another.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the epicenter of downtown Manhattan's vibrant New Renaissance in cuisine, galleries, live music clubs, and nightlife spots, the fun-defining SIXTY LES evokes the youthful spirit of its all-hours neighborhood-an indie-vibed district on display from nearly every Jim Walrod-curated suite's floor-to-ceiling windows. Andy Warhol's visage looks up from the scene-and-be-seen swimming pool's bottom, while gritty images by iconic photographer Lee Friedlander illuminate bedroom headboards. Step out into the street life and walk directly into the world-recognized New Museum or countless gastronaut destination spots. But guests need go no further than the vibrant award-winning Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya tavern and bar for Japanese cuisine and stellar cocktails, courtesy of foodie deities the Bromberg brothers. SIXTY LES is part of SIXTY Hotels, a new, innovative of luxury inns located in New York, Los Angeles, and debuting in Miami soon-ish. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Thompson Les New York City
- Thompson Les Hotel