I had reserved a single room, but chose to upgrade it for 40 USD when I came there, to a suite. What I got was one large bedroom/kitchen, a bathroom, and a small sitting room. There was only a window in the sitting room, so the other rooms were dark. The view from the sitting room was very good from 11th floor, where you can see right out on the 9/11 Memorial Park with the two pools. However, as there was a snow storm and freezing temperature outside I had to close the door to the sitting room to get the warmth up in the bedroom, since the cold leaked in from the windows.
There was a TV in front of the bed, but it wasn't connected. It didn't bother me since I don't watch much TV anyway. The place was very clean and tidy, and it was convenient to have a kitchen with microwave oven and kitchen. No mini-bar. The amenities in the bathroom were simple. The bed was very comfortable. Not too soft, not too hard. There was no safe in the suite to store valuables.
The staff was friendly and service minded, and in the lobby you could tap ice water on bottles. Nice touch. I didn't try the restaurants or the room service. Wi-fi was quick and free of charge.
Both the Rector and the Cortland subway stations are very close by, so it is easy to get around from the hotel, even if it's down by the Wall Street side of Manhattan. Also very easy to walk to the ferries to go to Liberty and Ellis Islands.
All in all I would recommend the place, but the hotel is more on the average side, more than on the luxurious side. Good value for money, though!
- 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