So I booked this hotel for an event at Javits Center, it was about a 10 minute walk. The receptionists were very nice. Check in was okay, she rang up the wrong charges but quickly acknowledges it afterward and apologized. The hotel room card key is needed in order to ride the elevator to your floor. Basically, you just scan the card and press your floor number, very convenient. There's only 2 elevators but 30+ floors, so there may be a slight wait time.
I booked a standard queen's bedroom. I thought it as pretty small. I didn't have enough table space for my laptop and and few files. They do have a keurig coffee brewer, but I recommend you run it with water twice to clean out the residues before you brew your coffee/tea. The bathroom is very nice, the shower seems a little small, you might have to adjust yourself in order to close the glass shower door. I wasn't a fan of the Lather body wash, it has a weird smell and left my skin dry and itchy. I thought it was odd they didn't provide hand soap in the bathroom, I did enjoy the 2 sided magnifying mirror though.
The A/C in the room was very strong, very simple to adjust the temperature. However, the unit was very loud and when it turns on/off automatically it disrupts my sleep and the door gap was pretty big so lights from the hallway did shine in during night time. The bed was okay, wish the pillows were cleaner, it had water (most likely to be saliva) stains and reddish marks..and i found 1 hair, which i hope it's not what i think it is.
The hotel provides free hors d'oeuvres from 5pm-7pm everyday. I don't know if the food are the same everyday but i went and tried once, they had fried fish, corn with mayo/cheese, crackers and cheese and that's about it. They automatically charge 18% tip with the bill, which is fine. No free breakfast so if you decide to eat breakfast in the hotel like i did, make sure you just take a seat and wait for the waitress to serve you. I had the Everything Breakfast, the potatoes tasted awesome, I couldn't even finish the entire breakfast.
It's directly across from port authority so alot of loud noises but you do not hear any street noises in the hotel room. My room was close to the elevator so we did hear the elevator open/close, it sound like they need to lubricate the doors a bit, there were noise but not terrible.
There are a lot of restaurants and it's a short walking distant to many tourist attractions. I also walked to 34th street which took about 15 minutes. Overall it's not a very fancy hotel but i would come back again.
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Priceline, Southall Travel, Ctrip TA, Prestigia, TravelUp, Ebookers, TripOnline SA, Traveltool, S.L.U., Evoline ltd, HotelQuickly, getaroom.com and Cancelon so you can book your Distrikt Hotel New York City reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.