I think the best thing about this hotel is the location, right next to Grand Central Station. You can get to almost all places of interest from there. The hotel is only 2 minutes walk if that.
We stayed there for 7 nights in a 4th floor room and everything was fine. The room is spacious enough. It had a mini fridge, coffee making machine (you may have to tip the cleaner each day if you want to get more than one decaf and one normal coffee capsule for the machine), a decent TV and an ipod docking station.
The wifi in the room is excellent. The aircon unit is loud on the hi setting, but bearable on the low setting. If you don't like street noise then it may be too noisy on the 4th floor, but it was fine for us. There was no mini safe in the room which was a problem for 'er indoors.
Bathroom was clean and everything worked, and the shower was hot when you wanted it to be hot.
There is a nice 'executive room' on the 27th floor, with free coffee and internet-machines. And there is a decent balcony where you can take in the buzz of the city and gaze at the office workers opposite.
There is free filter water and bottles in the corridors on every floor.
The hotel itself is a bit soulless, it seems to be more of a business hotel than a holiday hotel. It depends what you want from it, but we thought it was fine. The hotel also has a free printing service for printing your boarding pass for the way home.
Good value for central Manhattan.
- 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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