We booked two rooms through Expedia - not cheap but not outrageous I guess for NYC. The rooms were tiny and not massively well equipped compared to the description - kitchenette turned out to be a microwave and fridge and no equipment at all. Our rooms were on the same floor but some distance apart. The staff were friendly but harried with too much to do, and the lifts are a pain in the neck.
The floor to ceiling windows have a great view, but I couldn't shake the idea that if I fell out of bed I might fall out of the window - obviously not likely but there was only a foot between the bed and the window!
Breakfast is pricey so we didn't go up to what is probably a wonderful location on the 20th floor. Waiting for the lift was a pain and it was hard to make the cards work in the slots. The idea of a guest cupboard with extra pillows etc would have been great if they were well equipped but we did get a pillow delivered on request.
We were able to leave our luggage on the day we checked out, but leave plenty of time for them to retrieve it if they are busy as we had a long wait, luckily we didn't have a flight to catch!
It's a great location for the subway, Ground Zero, Wall Street and the Staten Island Ferry.
- 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