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Distrikt Hotel New York City
Ranked #69 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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Cornwall, England
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“Lovely hotel, wrong area.”
Reviewed 13 December 2011

This is a lovely hotel, great staff, nice rooms, brilliant views, yummy apple cider :-) But I didn't like the location. It's right opposite Port Authority and there are some dodgy characters around in the evenings. I have been to New York twice on my own and felt more unsafe this time even though I was with a group of friends.
I do really like this hotel but unfortunately would not stay again.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Imola, Italy
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Reviewed 10 December 2011

Conveniently located, 15 minutes walking distance from Time Square, this place is new and clean. Friendly staff, free wi-fi. Higher floors have nice views of the Hudson river.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 December 2011

The staff really is super nice! Truly can't beat them. However, the room was not well laid out. As big as it is, the closet is tiny. It could be much bigger. Also, there aren't enough electrical outlets. We had an accessible room, so the bath had a roll in shower. Water ran across the floor, which is no big deal really. The location is odd in that it's directly across from the bus terminal. So, the entire one side of 40th street is just a big hulking building. It's not noisy or anything, just not the best view and means there's no street life along that stretch. But, nearby is 9th avenue with lots of great places to eat.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviewed 9 December 2011

The Distrikt was recommended to us by a friend and we could not have been more pleased! We arrived for a long weekend trip at the beginning of December, my first over-night trip to the city. The hotel was clean, modern and very well maintained! Our room and bed were very comfortable and we found the staff to be friendly and helpful! The location was close to everything we wanted to do, just a few blocks south of Times Square. We will definitely be back to stay at the Distrikt and will recommend to all our friends!

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 December 2011

I stayed here with my boyfriend and some friends, and I had a good vibe from the start when we booked as they said they would do their best to keep our rooms close to one another. We had a nice high room (30th floor) and could see the Empire State building and the Hudson river. They acknowledged my boyfriend's birthday and even gave him a little cake when we arrived. We had a Deluxe King room, and even though it wasn't huge, there was plenty of room to open up both of our suitcase and still get around.

The bed was SUPER comfortable and the sheets felt lovely. The shower was very powerful and quite large, and I was delighted to find a hairdryer in the bathroom. There is an iron and ironing board, but the ironing board is a desk-top one, and a bit of a pain to use. However, we did make use of the dry cleaning service which was very prompt and quite handy. I don't drink coffee but my boyfriend tells me the Keurig machine was great. Would have liked to have space to put one or two cold items into the mini-bar/fridge but it's pre-packed. The little cards with the next day's weather were useful (and accurate), although we naively ignored the card that said it was going to rain the next day and got promptly drowned that afternoon! Lesson learned!

The staff at the front desk recommended a great diner for breakfast (I think it was called the Westway) and it was just three blocks up 9th Ave. They also steered us towards a great traditional italian place called Mercado, just around the corner (thanks Brandie!). We were just a few blocks from Times Square and walked to Macy's regularly. Very handy having the free Wi-Fi too.

I would definitely stay here again!

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Fredericton, Canada
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Reviewed 9 December 2011

This was a very clean, modern hotel in a great location. The staff were very friendly and helpful and had good recommendations for places to eat. They really seem to care about your experience and do everything they can to make it a good one.

If coming from LaGaurdia Airport don't take shuttle! It took 1.5 hours and cost almost the same as it would for a cab ($25), and the cab taken at the same time would have taken .5 hours. For coffee lovers, empire coffee is right around the corner on 7th avenue and offers great selection.

We were very happy with our experience at this hotel. Don't forget to visit them on FB before your trip!

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sundsvall, Sweden
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Reviewed 9 December 2011

We stayed for 5 nights in this hotel! I've heard so much about NY hotels, very small rooms, doesn't look like the pictures etc. But this hotel certainly exceeded our expectations. The room was big (a room with two double beds) it was so clean and the staff was very friendly. The interior was modern and the beds comfortable. We got a room on 6th floor that didn't have much of a view, but I asked if they could move us and we got a room on 20th floor. That was great! And the location is great near Times Square, Broadway, and the bus station where the airport buses run from. And it's a totally non-smoking hotel!
I will most certainly recommend it to friends and I will stay there again if I come back to NYC.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Distrikt Hotel New York City
Address: 342 West 40th Street, New York City, NY 10018-1404
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Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Hell's Kitchen , Manhattan
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Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #69 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Distrikt Hotel New York City 4*
Number of rooms: 155
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A one of a kind, upscale boutique hotel, located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, at the edge of Times Square on 40th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. The Distrikt Hotel towers 32 stories tall with unobstructed views of the Midtown Manhattan, the Hudson River and the Theater District; Offering a unique experience with the concept of staying in one of ten neighborhoods of Manhattan within the hotel. The sleek lobby space features a 14 ft. Green living wall representing Central Park and the check-in area welcomes guests to a hand carved wall of wood, detailing the streets of Manhattan. Airport grade 6/8 inch windows keep the sounds of a bustling city where they belong. With dedication to detail and impeccable service, cutting edge technology, comfortable yet luxurious guest rooms and 4-star amenities. Each of the 155 guest rooms are designed for the comfort and needs of the guest to include decadent Turkish bed and bath linen, 43" LG flatscreen televisions, work desk with ergonomic chair, LATHER aromatherapy bath amenities, and an in-room coffee and tea station. Additional complimentary amenities include: Free Wifi, Free Gym Access, Free Lobby Refreshments. ... more   less 
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