Great hotel experience. Initially I was hesitant about this hotel, from the moment my husband booked our stay. I was so wrong. After traveling to this area over the last few years, staying near the 9/11 Memorial dramatically changed my perception of the area. I would have liked to have had a few more days at the Millenium. But for the hotel being somewhat dated compared to other hotels, I would give it a 5.
We had a corner king suite with sunny south and west windows. From our room, the views of the 9/11 Memorial, the Freedom Tower, including views of the Hudson River provided a general 'map' of the area. With an area so busy with urban vibe, there was no annoying construction noise with the enhanced sounds of the city. A mall is being built between the 9/11 Memorial and the Millenium Hilton, so noise may be an issue on lower floors at this time. I didn't hear anything during the day from the lobby. (Construction ends early and the evenings/nights are quiet.)
Our room was clean, bright and larger than other higher-priced hotels we have also enjoyed in NYC. This is an older hotel with many updates. Suites are on the north and south corners of the west side of the hotel. The living area with a small sofa, desk and TV is perfect for working and allows for some separation from the sleeping area. On the 9/11 side, the window ledge is low and great to sit, reflect and is only lacking window cushions. This hotel may only need new sofas, and definitely window cushions! Bed was perfect. (The east side of the hotel does have rooms with window views of the building east of the Millenium.) The bath was fully equipped, clean with granite updates. After our first day, a surprise - a fluffy white rug was added to the bath by our housekeeper (at no request).
Must give thanks to Oscar at the registration desk for his assistance with anything. The staff was very friendly and always offered to assist. The hotel lobby is smaller and busy, but very efficient with sitting areas and a lounge/bar area. Looking to the west, construction of the shopping mall is visible and access to the 9/11 Memorial is easier by walking south two blocks and then west toward the memorial. (Much more distance to the 9/11 Memorial if walking north - seems like the natural path, but this requires walking and weaving around buildings.)
We were only here for two nights. Our friend in Manhattan gave us a tour of the area within blocks to the Financial District. We discovered Stone Street and the many pubs and restaurants, (look up Stone Street) including picnic tables and umbrellas on the closed cobblestone street. Our friend explained the resurgence in the Wall Street/Financial District area, with more activities, pubs, restaurants. We were passed by children on scooters while walking back to our hotel. Easy to recognize that adults enjoying downtime and children riding little scotters have brought life back to the Wall Street/Financial District. Our friend, a NYC native wanted to show off the transformation of this area. So glad we stayed at the Millenium Hilton, certainly this will be a hub in this area, if it isn't already!
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