My trip was a half block away for Meet the Media, Id been looking and comparing hotels for days. I like different, and I travel solo, so this seemed to be the best bang for my frugal buck.
There simply are NO rooms like this for that kind of money in NYC! Clean rooms, albeit very compact, but fantastic location and 2 blocks from Grand Central Station, but I chose to walk to Times Square, Central Park etc.
They have built-in computers in the lobby, they offer a super useful map of the whole burrough (that you can take with you). The staff delighted me with their friendliness, talking to me (not at me), in English without pressing 1.
The view from the rooftop is fantastic. The restaurant's food is outstanding. Not happy to pay $10 for a vodka/cranberry so for the more frugal, walk a few steps up and buy snacks and a 6-pack from the convenience store. If you want to people-watch and socialize after your business for the day, hang in the Salvation Taco (the bar/restaurant). Their staff is friendly and fun.
I am a single traveler and the rooms are great for that scenario. If you are a couple, you'd better make sure you dont mind the half-frosted door to the louvre and there is no audio privacy so stay away from spicy foods.
There are no ice buckets, no microwaves, no coffee, but the restaurant is ready for you, or the convenience store bakes breakfast and as does of the dozens of delis very near by. I bought ice and used the stainless steel trashcan as my cooler after my meeting. :) Great smelling shampoo/cond bodywash.
Hi speed internet was great. No radio (sad face) but I livestreamed some radio on my laptop, the panel media center is nice for you to plug everything you have in to.
Coming back to NYC in May and Im ready to book with them again hopefully bringing some staff to enjoy it too. Excellent pricing, great view, it's a great price for New York City!!
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