You walk in - it's clean, refreshing, air-conditioned (in a NY July, this is a must).
You're greeted by reception, and are offered the option of checking-in on the terminals located around the lobby, or via the receptionist.
WiFi is free as standard.
You need to print something? You just print via the Internet to their printer downstairs.
You want extra coffee, bottled water, towels, an iron? You just walk over to the "guest amenities" cupboard and grab what you need.
I'm used to either bare simplicity (i.e. little or no amenities and features), or a very fussy way of getting things I don't need (turn-down service, a 20 minute wait and an tip expectation for a tea bag). This hotel seems to anticipate the modern, no-nonsense traveller. Fast check-in. Amenities that I actually need, and a simple way to get them. I don't need bottled water brought up to me on a silver tray - in fact, I enjoy being able to walk fifteen seconds out of my door to get it!
Tea, coffee and other munchies seem to be available free of charge downstairs (or maybe I'd wandered into the Club Quarters by accident), business facilities are self-service and very easy to access. Wifi is good enough for Netflix streaming (and included in the rate) and this hotel is altogether wonderful.
The hotel loses one point in my opinion due to the location. I was working in Jersey City, and had figured that the hotel is right next to the PATH. However, with all of the construction work going on, what should be a 1-minute stroll turns into a 10-minute detour. The hotel is also slightly difficult to find, as a result of this construction work. Otherwise, it was an absolutely perfect stay, and I would recommend it very highly for value and business travel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Private, full service club-like hotel with 169 rooms located on the south side of the World Trade Center with unfettered views of what will become the United States' most famous landmark. In the heart of downtown Manhattan, nearby neighborhoods include Tribeca, Soho, Battery Park, South Street Seaport, Wall Street and Chinatown and close to dining, shopping and entertainment. World Center Hotel is the best value hotel based on quality and the prime location.World Center Hotel provide:• Safe, restricted entry• Instant registration and check out• Free high speed internet access throughout the hotel• Onsite restaurant • Multi-menu in room dining options (through onsite restaurant and many local restaurants)• Fridge and microwave available• Unlimited complimentary chilled purified bottled water • 3 meeting and event rooms available (maximum reception style 100 people)• Free use of computer/printer • Ergonomic workstations• State of the art guest rooms with premium bedding• Contemporary furnishings• Flat panel HD TVs• Complimentary coffee and tea• 24 hour guest service desk • Fitness room • Exercise equipment delivered to guest room upon request • Corporate Apartments available • Value rates• Government per diem rates 365 day a year with valid ID• Laundry facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- World Hotel New York City