This small hotel is a great place to stay and walk to midtown destinations. We walked everywhere: a restaurant on 47th st off Broadway, the Gershwin theatre, Radio City Music Hall, St. Patricks Cathedral and after we checked out, we dragged our bags down Fifth Ave and over to Grand Central Station taking pictures along the way.
The first shock was the teeny elevators; however, we never waited long for one and they were never full. The room was also small with room for only one chair, but the bathroom was good sized and we didn't spend much time in the room when we were awake. The bed was comfortable, the heat was easily adjustable and except for street noise it was quiet; we were on the 15th floor. The building looks old in keeping with others on the street, but our room had been refurbished. The carpet looked new, and we couldn't find anything that looked like it needed repair or touch up. The hotel WiFi was free though not password protected (nor was the Hilton WiFi from the building across 54th St.)
The refrigerator and microwave were helpful because we stopped by the huge Whole Foods market on Columbus Circle to buy stuff. The free continental breakfast was good: toast and jam/jelly/honey, dry cereal and whole or skim milk, excellent fruit, sweet muffins and bottomless tea or coffee. We found no need to add things from the menu for an extra charge.
We would definitely go back there the next time we get theatre tickets.
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- In heart of Midtown Manhattan Central Park West, steps way from Times Square and 5th Avenue Shops. A 4 Diamond Property, voted one of top hotels by US News 2014, Zagat Best Hotel 2014. ... more less
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