Every time we visit NYC we try a different part of town. Last visit was Soho, this trip we tried Lincoln Centre/Columbus Circle on the East Side. We absolutely loved the location. The Phillips Club is around the corner from LC and the subway is one minute away. Many restaurants too.
We had a club room, so there was a living room with dining table, a small kitchen, a bedroom, a bathroom. Everything was clean and the maid service excellent. We loved having the space and ability to make tea, have cereal, eat take away one night.
However, the place really is quite dated, especially the bathrooms. Shower curtains? Really? Thank goodness the water pressure was excellent which kind of made up for the shower curtain.
Overall, this is exactly the sort of accommodation we like - the price was great for NYC given the space we had. There is no real concierge service, just a front desk. That's ok, it's pretty easy to find a good restaurant in New York!
And next door is an excellent grocery with fresh organic vegetables and prepared meals etc etc. Very large.
If they upgrade the bathrooms and the air conditioning (old large and noisy units in each room - the one in the bedroom blew right onto my husband who got the flu, then kindly gave it to me!) we would definitely come back. (FYI we are in our mid50s, well travelled, like our luxuries)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Phillips Club is a unique residential-style hotel in the heart of Lincoln Square - 1 block from Lincoln Center, 2 blocks from Central Park. We are surrounded by theaters, lovely boutiques and the area is a gourmet lovers paradise! Accommodations start at 400 square feet (twice the size of average hotel rooms) with full kitchens. Guests receive access to one of the best fitness locations in the city - Equinox, with a swimming pool, running track, outdoor lounge area and indoor cafe. The subway is half a block away and we are walking distance to many of New York's sights! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Phillips Club Hotel New York City
- Phillips Hotel New York City