We chose the Flatiron on a whim. It turned out to be a great choice for us. Having said that, if you are visiting New York for the first or second time, do your homework. Each neighborhood has its own personality, and you should make sure your expectations, priorities and agenda synch with reality. Staying in the Flatiron district is going to be a very different experience than staying on Central Park South or the Upper East Side. The neighborhood itself is named for the Flatiron Building, a New York landmark and architectural gem. There's lots of office buildings, plenty of places to eat (check out Eataly) and subway stops. The hotel itself is a friendly boutique hotel with a nightclub in the lobby. There is free wifi but its not the most reliable...so if you want a good night's sleep and need to be on the internet all day, this isn't the best choice. The rooms are small, but again, expectations have to coexist with reality. In a city where it costs $50.00 to park your car in a garage overnight, its ludicrous to expect a spacious room and large bathroom for $200.00 or less/night. I found that the small space was very well thought out and gladly traded a large bathroom for my six headed rain shower, high quality toiletries, linens, bathrobes and lots of fun electronic gadgets. The queen sized bed was captain style, which means the mattress was on a platform with six large drawers underneath. For us, the nightclub in the lobby was great. The band, City of Six, was fantastic, and without having to leave our hotel on a freezing night, we had a few drinks, bar food, danced and had a really nice evening. Best of all was the free pass to the 24 hour health club across the street. Its a full service gym, better than the one we belong to at home. We found this hotel to be wonderful, and will definitely return on our next trip home.
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- The Flatiron Hotel - Modern Luxury Hotel in New York Located in the heart of Manhattan, the Flatiron Hotel is a sophisticated, exciting way to experience New York. With modern, luxurious rooms and amenities, the Flatiron Hotel is a destination in and of itself in the center of New York's most vibrant area. ... more less
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