My wife and I recently travelled to NYC and stayed at the Langham Place. We have never stayed there before but I chose the hotel because it came with flights and accommodation on a known travelling website. I opted for a superior king room.
The hotel is ideally located on 5th Avenue between 37th and 36th streets, hence the Empire State Buidling is a couple of blocks down (on 34th street) with Macy's and Victoria Sectrets on the same street. Uptown is Saks and other luxury brand stores, and if you are for a walk you could reach central park on 59th Street.
The Times Square is less than 10 minutes walk (43rd to 48th street) crossing Broadway and 8th avenue. The advatange to stay at the Langham is you won't have the same level of noise as you would encounter when staying any nearer to Times Square.
The local area is thus reach with things to do and very good restaurants. the favourites are Keenz Steakhouse (36th street West), just less than 200 yards from the hotel and the hotel's Ai Fiori.
As usual, I contacted the hotel in advance and managed to get a room with view looking at the Empite State Building. Our room was on 9th floor and facing another buidling so you would have to look up out of the window but it was view nevertheless.
The room was spacious and well appointed with a desk and large LCD TV. The window shutter and lights are controlled bedside which is useful. The bathroom is marble and huge, my wife and I aren't fans of open space bathroom and WC though. Nevertheless the amenities are of high quality. Moreover, the minibar is filled everyday with soft drinks and water, compliment of the hotel! My wife and I rarely had to purchase a drink. Now how about that for generosity and value
for money?! Even more, the hotel offers press service for up to 5 items on arrival!!
My only gripe is with the room's broadband service which was intermittant and I had to frequently keep logging otherwise it is fast enough and costs $60 for 3-4 nights, which is not too bad.
I had some business to attend to whilst in NYC but my wife is all praise of the swimming pool and spa. They offer apple and drinks for free BTW!!
The main attraction of the hotel, IMHO, are the staff. From the moment we arrived at the hotel's doorstep to the moment we left, everything went smooth and we were greeted with geniune smiles and greet you wherever. The staff were always keen to assist and the service was prompt. We asked for electric adaptor and it was delivered within less than 10 minutes, and to be exact 3 were delivered simultaneously.
We have only praise for Langham Place and the staff. We wish to thank Tony, Dwayne, Yankee and those who we did not get to know their name for their excellent service.
Highly recommended !!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gracefully complementing Manhattan's luxurious Fifth Avenue and boldly accenting New York City's famous skyline, Langham Place, New York, Fifth Avenue is a renewed celebration of sophistication and style. Soaring more than sixty stories above the city, Langham Place, Fifth Avenue represents the new heart of the world's most inspired metropolis. Accommodations exude the very essence of luxury and elegance. Duxiana beds, Pratesi linens, and floor-to-ceiling rain showers leave guests breathing easy, if not breathless. ... more less
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