My wife and I stayed at the Metro in July 2013 as a change from our usual choice of a hotel close to Times Square. The hotel is located on 35th St right next to Herald Square and is ideally positioned for exploring midtown by foot but has numerous transit links - Subway, PATH train to New Jersey, or Penn Station for further afield. Herald Square also offers Macy's, Manhattan Mall and many more shopping opportunities too numerous to mention including several Duane Reade which are open 24/7.
I would class this as a boutique hotel, neither too big or too small. The staff are friendly and helpful and you are recognised as a guest from the moment you arrive without being constantly asked to show your room key card.
The hotel is kept to high standards and our room was a reasonable size and very clean. The room also had a safe which I regard as important. Room service was daily and to a high standard. Although there were no tea/coffee making facilities in the room drinks were available 24/7 in reception. Breakfast was included and there was a varied choice of hot & cold food available.
The hotel has a small but adequately sized fitness suite on the top floor and also, a major bonus feature to the hotel - a rooftop garden complete with a bar and stunning views of the hotels famous neighbour the Empire State Building.
Due to it's central location midtown can be easily explored on foot, Times Square is a ten minute walk north, Central Park around 20 minutes or a 2 minute subway ride. The PATH train station in Herald Square gives you the opportunity to take the short (and cheap) ride across the river and take in the stunning NYC skyline from either Hoboken or Jersey City which I strongly recommend you do to get that perfect photo and experience the re-vitalised New Jersey waterfront.
We enjoyed our stay at the Metro and would not hesitate to stay again.
- 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