The location is the real selling point for this hotel. It's located a street away from the Empire State building, a subway stop 2 minutes away, Broadway 3 minutes away, Times Sq 8 minutes away and 5th Avenue shopping/Rockefeller etc just a little further.
The hotel was clean and tidy, staff were great, breakfast was basic but we ate out most mornings on the move. There is a small amount of street noise (we were on the 10th floor) but you'll accept it given the location!
We flew into Newark and grabbed a cab, costs about $80. We ate at Penn6 near Madison Square Garden which was excellent, try Eataly near 23rd street, it a shop come selection of eateries but very cool and full of New Yorkers. Had some great chicken wings at Bon Chon on West 38th, good breakfast at Bond 45, cool drink at the 40/40 club in the Flatiron district.
We got the underground to South Ferry and walked back through the city via Wall St, Chinatown, Little Italy, Brooklyn bridge and back into the Flatiron district. Bit of a walk but you can stop, eat and drink all the way.
We saw the Kings of Leon at MSG, so definitely worth trying to see some sports/ music there, New Yorkers love an exciting event, lots of 'whooping and yeah' ing.
We also walked to Central Park and on to the Guggenheim museum, worth a look if you like that sort of thing?
Overall, great hotel, great trip and at no time did we feel uncomfortable or concerned for our safety. We'll definitely be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Metro is an independent boutique hotel in the heart of midtown Manhattan, one block from the Empire State Building and a 2 minute walk to Macy's. Times Square and Madison Square Garden and Grand Central Station are all within a 10 minute walk. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Metro Hotel New York City
- Hotel Metro New York