Some of the mixed reviews I read ALMOST made me pass up this tidy little hotel nestled on the relatively quiet 31st Street between 5th & Madison Aves in Midtown, but I'm glad that I trusted my instinct to try a superior king room using the hotel's online booking system. The hotel's special sale rate couldn't be beat for my 4-night stay and the room was a deal for the size and convenient location. (I compared the rate to more online hotel discounters than I care to admit as I'm a super sleuth for best rates!).
It was a business trip to work a trade show at Javits Center, but I knew I'd have a little freetime in the evenings. The hotel location is within easy walking distance to decent dinner options just a few blocks south on Park Ave. It was brisk but pleasant 11 min walk to meet co-workers at Whole Foods on 7th & 23rd most mornings to buy food and coffee for the day while we worked. Local deli and snack places are plentiful around the hotel for cheap quick breakfast on the go.
Based on the helpful tips from previous guests, i requested the highest floor away from the elevator for quieter accommodations. However, I checked-in late and ended up in room 1028 almost directly across from the elevators. Yes you can hear the soft bing as it stops on adjacent floors and the doors open & close, but not enough to prevent me from sleeping soundly at night. Bathroom was small...wish it provided some shelf space, but closed toilet lid worked in a pinch. Wonderful center rain shower head (no tub) did leak a little water on the tiled floor. Room space was certainly enough for the rate with 2 little lounge chairs and table next to bay window area that faced brick wall and plenty of drawers and 2 closets for hanging clothes. I liked having mini bar fridge with enough space to put my own water inside to keep cold.
Really enjoyed the nightly free cozy wine and cheese lounge during renovations now finishing in the entryway. Very MINOR distraction which I may not have even noticed had I not read reviews prior to my stay. Overall staff was attentive and friendly enough for my needs and I would come back for a repeat visit. Room was clean and always neat upon my return each night, safe in room was large enough for my iPad and more.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set close to the Empire State Building, Madison Square Park, Penn Station and Times Square there is a secret, elegant and classical gem: Hotel Chandler. Hotel Chandler provides a timeless sense of luxury in its original 1905 architecture. Every guest is shown an intimate and personalized style of service, with quiet concern and pride. Located on 31st Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues with in a few minutes of all public transportation and all that New York City has to offer. Hotel Chandler is located in the heart of it all! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chandler Hotel New York City
- Hotel Chandler New York