We stayed here for a total of nine nights and didn't regret it at all. Check-in took all of two minutes (everything's automated) and a very nice doorman showed us up to our room and explained how the hotel worked, from the free wi-fi to the free daily breakfasts.
The location is great too. We were pretty much in Hell's Kitchen, which was a temporary relief from the bright lights of Times Square. It's also easy to catch a cab around here.
The rooms are like pods - everything there is functional and is laid out to make the most effective use of space. Some may feel it is a little cramped, but hey, you don't want to be spending most of your holiday stuck in the hotel room. We loved the shower gels (there were two - one for day, and one for night), the selection of channels on the HD TV, as well as the very fast wi-fi.
They dole out the same muffins every morning, so if that gets too tiresome for your palate, take a short walk to the Market Diner on 11th Avenue between W 43 and 44 St.
We hardly used the subway, but our cab fares to touristy places like the Meatpacking District and SoHo came up to about USD$10.
Pros: Friendly staff, free wi-fi, state-of-the-art rooms, the galley, easy check-in and check-out, took a Megabus to Boston one day and the pick-up point is right beside the hotel
Cons: The walls are pretty thin, so be careful what kind of noises you make in your room. Also, because the toilet is exposed to all in the room, I wouldn't advise those who have been friendzoned to share a room here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- YOTEL is a first class hotel experience at an affordable price. Check in is all about efficiency, with kiosks that are your digital receptionist where you confirm your booking and grab your room key. The Midtown NYC hotel's 713 cabins offer guests a beautifully designed, flexible smart space to suit individual needs to relax, refresh, connect, and sleep. On the hotel's main level, 'FOUR,' you will find Mission Control, a futuristic, fully-equipped concierge desk for one-stop service 24/7. Also on 'FOUR' is a restaurant, an outdoor terrace space, a deluxe lounge and bar with private meeting rooms, a gym and flexible Studio for a range of events, a unique lounge space for working or relaxing, and work stations to catch up on email or browse the web. Guests can also enjoy access to complimentary WiFi and domestic calls. Conveniently located near Times Square, this Midtown Manhattan hotel provides business and leisure travelers with easy access to New York City attractions, corporate offices, and much more. ... more less
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