The hotel had only been open a couple weeks when my wife and I stayed for a couple nights. We were in town to see Neil Young at Carnegie Hall and this hotel was a perfect location for that, basically a block or two away.
Our room was on a corner facing Broadway and 54th, 12th floor. It was fantastic and much larger than we expected for Manhattan. The style was contemporary with great colors. Everything was brand new, of course, so that was nice.
The bathroom was surprisingly spacious, with separate tub and shower. There was a small table and a couple chairs in addition to a desk and drawers below the wall-mounted flat-screen TV. The windows were floor to ceiling and wrapped around the whole room.
The fitness room on the 35th floor was fantastic and had a personal trainer with whom you could schedule yoga sessions. I believe Jenny (the personal trainer) said the guest rate for personal training or yoga is half the standard (so about $50/session). The view from the 35th floor was great, facing south. We could see Times Square and a cruise ship docked in the Hudson.
We had great service in the Bistro on the 4th floor (or 5th, can't remember) and there was a lot of great seating. I did a couple hours' work while there and didn't mind at all.
Finally, there were a few kinks. The thought had crossed our minds when we booked, knowing it was a brand-new hotel. We had a couple episodes with the shower not getting hot water and the TV not working. But overall the staff responded promptly and solved the problems to our satisfaction.
Bottom line: we will definitely consider this hotel for our next trip to Manhattan.
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- For a contemporary hotel near Central Park in exciting NYC, choose Courtyard by Marriott New York Manhattan/Central park. Our hotel is a top choice among hotels near Central Park and we are also close to all of the thrilling NYC attractions throughout Midtown Manhattan. Our hotel's modern guest rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows to let plenty of natural light in. Select rooms have unparalleled views of Central Park, Times Square, and the Hudson River. Stay with us and enjoy an on-site restaurant and bar and the perfect home base from which to explore Manhattan! ... more less
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