This looked like a neat place and the reviews were intriguing. However, it really isn't that travel friendly. You have to walk by some pretty sketchy stretches of 42nd street - it is a little off the beaten path.
The check-in process is supposed to be 'futuristic' but frankly, the self-check-in at Hyatt Place beats this hands down. It also is awkward to check in on ground level and then realize you have to go to floor 4 to get to the real bank of elevators. The 4th floor lobby is a mad-house and poorly designed for pedestrian traffic. Al-in-all, pretty confusing.
My room was on the 26th floor. The elevators are dark and foreboding. The hallways are convoluted and very narrow. The rooms are miniscule and spartan. And for all the 'modernity' this hotel supposedly has, there were inadequate outlets, very noisy HVAC (they lie about the quiet), lame soap dispensers, no tissues, and yes, I can see how the mattress could be uncomfortable to some, although it was fine in my case. The best thing about the room was the view from the single window.
At breakfast, I opted for the $9.95 buffet (basically eggs and bacon) - but they charged an additional $3.50 for coffee service to your table-even though muffins and coffee were free to hotel guests in the same space.
Finally, at check out I had to basically repeat the check-in process, including swiping the credit card AGAIN and signing. All this for $199+tax.
- 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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