Darkest room ever. Good thing there's a hardware store down 28th. Street with a large range of flashlights. Had to order in an extra lamp, which the friendly, obliging staff brought in right away, but this made a very small very dark room into a somewhat lighter but smaller room. Did I say the room was dark? And after maybe three PM, at least in May when we visited, the (dark) brick wall outside the room gets even darker. One of those strap-on-to- your-head battery-operated lamps would come in handy. Or a miner's helmet.
Superior staff at reception desk. The baggage handler/car wrangler ("Chuck") is efficiency and courtesy personified. Nice breakfast and nicer breakfast room which morphs into a bar/restaurant later on. Cozy lobby and entryway. Well-designed baths. Everything tidy and clean on account attentive and thorough housekeeping personnel.
Can't gripe about the room rates, because New York prices have become stratospheric at every hotel we investigated. This will have to be our last visit to NYC until rates go down.
I wasn't exaggerating about the darkness. I've been in smaller rooms; rooms so small you had to leave your carry-on out in the corridor (Southampton, UK), but this is the global low-lumens champ. So far.More
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