This is the third time we have stayed at the Beacon over an eight year period. Since our last stay the rooms have been refurbished and they look amazing.
We had a suite with one bedroom, a sitting room, kitchenette and bathroom. The room opened onto an entry area with the bathroom to the left, and a large closet to the right which held the safe and was great for hanging coats and keeping shoes.
The bedroom contained two double beds which we found to be very comfortable, a flat screen tv and a smaller closet. The sitting area had a couch, armchair, footrest, coffee table and another flatscreen tv. The kitchenette also had a small table with two chairs, a microwave, oven and full fridge.
We had no issues with the room, only a minor problem of a leaking toilet. Housekeeping was good, we came back at the end of each day to a very clean and tidy room.
Front desk staff were efficient, but never overly friendly. Hotel is in an excellent spot across from Fairway supermarket, close to subway stop and a few blocks from central park.
We also ate at the restuarant above the Fairway supermarket. Also located next door is the Viand Cafe where we found the food to a bit more expensive than other diners in the area and the service a bit slow and unattentive. The best two meals we had whilst staying at the Beacon were at La Vela Italiana in Amsterdam Ave @78th st. Highly recommended!
Overall we would recommend the Beacon to our family and friends who are visiting New York.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Hotel Beacon NYC, a haven of comfort amid the bustling excitement of New York City. Located on the historic Upper West Side, amid tree-lined streets and landmark buildings, the hotel is a beacon for relaxation. Friendly and accommodating, we offer handsomely decorated, oversized guestrooms and suites. With wonderful views of Central Park, the Hudson River and Midtown Manhattan, the Beacon is the perfect vantage point from which to venture anywhere in New York. And when your busy day is done, you'll have a perfect place to come home to. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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