I stayed here for 3 days in December as a solo traveller, my trip was primarily shopping and site seeing.
The Iroquois is a small luxury hotel which is privately owned conveniently located for Times Square and the shopping in 5th Avenue. I was impressed by the location between 5th and 6th Avenues since you don't feel like you are entering a bussling environment the moment you step out of the hotel. It is very close but has that classy distance so you feel like you are staying in NY but aren't actually in NY.
The residents of the hotel tend to be well heeled and well dressed who have travelled to NY a few times before and would like to see Broadway Shows and stroll down 5th Avenue. There aren't that many jeans and sneakers residents, saying that it is not at all pretention but you can tell people sneaking a look at your shoes when they see you in the elevator.
The hotel is a favourite for single travellers, especially female since it has a safe feel about it and thankfully no business travellers. Check-in for me was very smooth and the room although small was not small by NY standards.
I took great pleasure in seeing the reassuring Molton Brown products which were generously replenished daily. There are robes and towels and interestingly a dvd player, you can get dvds from reception free of charge which is a nice touch.
There was a little office table in my room and no problem with the free wireless, the free wireless was an important freebie for me. For those not bringing their own laptop there are two terminals in the downstairs library area, there was not a queue for the terminals and owing to the class of people here they were just on and off the machines. Beds were comfortable, no problem sleeping.
The reception area has free coffee till about 10am and then hot apple cider which was wonderful. I didn't personally use the restaurant here but I suspect it was good quality.
Staff are very friendly but give you your space and are always willing to look into for example opening hours for a shop for you. There is also a dedicated concierge.
For me this place was perfect, had I been travelling on business I may have preferred a place like the London NYC for the simple fact that it has an impressive entrance and obvious space for coffee and meetings. However, this is a different animal completely and caters for people who are not travelling with an expenses budget.
As for issues, the only issue I can see is only having 2 elevators, not a problem if you are on the lower floors since there is a staircase and I can't say this proved an problem for me.
Overall I would recommend this hotel to you should you wish to spend a few days in a charming little hotel!
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