I recently stayed at the Boutique Hotel at Grand Central on 11/2-3/13 with my two girlfriends while we were in the city for a concert. We were very excited to be staying in a hotel less than two months old. Coming from Rockland County we took the train in and walked right over to the hotel from Grand Central. At first we found the front entrance which was under construction but then had a little trouble finding the temporary lobby around the corner. Our check in and out was smooth and painless. The hotel is so fresh, so clean and so new! The room (508) had a kitchenette with a pull out sleeper a fabulous bathroom and beautiful bedroom. The celling to floor windows help the room to appear larger and the use of pocket doors makes the most of the available space. For three women in a NY city hotel room we found it to be very spacious. We had a lovely view of the avenue and Rickshaw Dumplings and had a great time people watching. I happened to sleep on the pull out couch bed and was pleasantly surprised by the level of comfort and support the mattress provided. The best part of sleeping on the sofa bed was the brand new ultra soft and incredible Birkshire blanket!
On the 27th floor is the business area and lounge. It is a wonderfully comfortable area. It has an espresso machine, candy bar, TV to watch the latest programs, computers, printers, a conference table and most importantly a beautiful balcony. I would recommend staying or even just booking a room in this hotel just for the view of the Chrysler Building from the 27th floor balcony. I have walked past and seen the Chrysler building many times before during my visits to the city but I have never seen it look as beautiful in my life! It was such an incredible sight. We were very pleased with our stay. We would recommend this hotel to our family and friends. We found our room to be priced reasonably and we were happy with the kind helpful hotel staff. One of the things we really enjoyed was the fresh spring water machines on every floor. They provide new plastic water bottles or you can fill your own reusable ones with fresh chilled drinking water.
One thing that we were slightly dis pleased with was the timing of the elevators. There are three elevators and only two were properly functioning. The two working were taking a long time to go floor to floor. A few times when it finally arrived to our floor it was so full with people that we had to wait for the next available one. I am sure once the third is fixed then there will be less people waiting and faster service. I would recommend staying in this hotel just for the view of the Chrysler Building from the 27th floor balcony. I would love to stay here again and will keep this one in mind for my next visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the corner of Lexington Avenue and East 45th Street, the contemporary Hotel Boutique is directly across the street from Grand Central, the hub of transportation within Manhattan and the Metropolitan area, and just one short block from Park Avenue, two blocks from Madison Avenue, and three blocks to Fifth Avenue. The Theatre District, Times Square, and Central Park are all within walking distance. Step off the hustle and bustle of Lexington Avenue into our glass elevator to access our stylish lobby on the mezzanine level of the hotel with instant check-in and 24/7 Concierge services. Adjacent to the lobby, you'll find a versatile modern meeting room and lounge with complimentary WiFi, state-of-the-art computer work stations, and wireless printing capabilities. This is the ideal space to plan your day, hold a formal or informal meeting, work, socialize, or relax. Elegant rooms are outfitted with premium bedding, LED TVs, latest in-room technology, eco-friendly bath fixtures and oversized windows showcasing views of Grand Central and Lexington Avenue. Guests also enjoy unlimited chilled, purified bottled water and fitness room. We proudly offer the comfort and class expected by the most discerning business and leisure traveler. ... more less
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