I was really pleased with my experience at the Marriott downtown. I arrived early, around noon, and I was fortunate enough to have a room made available to me. It was a corner room which gave me a lot of space and great views. The room was very clean, nice bath products, and attentive housekeeping service. Like many hotels, the walls are unfortunately a bit thin. I could hear my neighbor coughing and a conversation by my other neighbors, but fortunately it was not too disruptive.
The hotel is convenient to both the Wall Street and Rector subway stations; however, if you are visiting over a weekend be aware that the Rector stations are closed for repairs over the weekend well into 2014 due to hurricane Sandy. Thursday and Friday were no problem, but Saturday and Sunday I did end up having to take either the Wall Street or Fulton stations to get uptown.
It was very convenient to be near the World Trade Center Memorial site and the new Freedom Tower. The location to get your pass to visit the World Trade Center Memorial is several blocks away, but still easily within reach. It is a very moving experience, and was beautiful at sunset. You are also within walking distance of several restaurants, Wall Street, the Statue of Liberty ferry, etc but be aware that because of continuing construction around the World Trade Center site, many sidewalks are closed and traffic can be very hectic.
The hotel has a taxi queue out front for hotel guests…but because the 9/11 memorial site exit is right in front of the hotel, I did notice a lot of tourists who were not hotel guests were using the Marriott Hotel taxi queue. This was pretty inconvenient when I found the taxi queue to be 17 people deep on a Saturday afternoon. Taxis are hard enough to come by- I ended up walking over 2 miles to my destination on West Broadway- without seeing an available cab the whole time. As a hotel guest, I wish I had been afforded priority for a taxi over non-hotel guests.
The only other "wish-list" item would be for the hotel restaurant and room service to run later than 11pm. Staff was friendly and overall, this was a good experience.
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- New York Marriott Downtown Hotel New York City
- Marriott New York City
- New York City Marriott