I live in NYC, however as part of my birthday present, my husband decided to get us a night in this hotel, like a mini vacation since we had a show to attend the next day in the city.
We stayed on a Friday. Arrived at the hotel, it was a bit warm, well it was a hot day. The people at the front desk didn't seem too happy. I think cause the heat was getting to them.
It looks like a swanky hotel right when you step in. My husband had already checked in earlier so I went straight upstairs to our room. The corridors were warm but didn't bother me too much. All the rooms are all facing Manhattan. I walk into our room and wow. Compared to other hotels we've stayed at (bigger chains), it was smaller but modern...the layout and design. The bathroom was nice too. Very different. I didn't mind the sink being outside the bathroom. It was actually convenient. Also, they provide complimentary slippers during our stay. That was really awesome. There's a minibar but didn't take anything from it. The bed was pretty comfy. It was difficult to get up the next morning.
We decide to check out the rooftop... amazing views. Too bad we didn't get a chance to see it at night time. I'm sure it was beautiful. We then went to the lounge/dining area where we had some happy hour drinks! The bar tender at that time was very hospitable as well as the chef. The waitress was not bad either. Pretty good food. Had some sliders and tuscan fries. We also were allowed to bring our drinks back to our room. I totally passed out after that. However, fireworks woke me up around 2am. Not sure if they always have that or because it was the 4th of July weekend.
Next day, we had to check out around 12am, however, last minute we decided to stay another night cause we just couldn't leave. They were very accommodating.
They provide a shuttle that's very convenient and drops you off at midtown. Spent the day in the city and took the shuttle back. It arrived on time.
Sunday morning, had breakfast from their buffet which costs $10 + gratuity and tax. It was actually pretty good. Apparently, you can get a voucher for this depending on how you book your room.
All in all, to sum things up. It was a great stay. We will definitely have another mini staycation and stay in this hotel again but during the fall time.