I was really liking this place till tonight.
Enjoyed being 'not in Manhattan' and having a different NYC perspective and experience - wider streets, less traffic, and the views from the room are fantastic.
Front desk staff pretty good.
However.......whereas most of LIC is dead in the evenings (even on a weekend there doesn't seem to be much going on), the roof bar of the Z Hotel is sooooooo happening, and not in a good way if you are a hotel guest.
The lobby full of what we call in the UK 'chavs' going up to the bar, and taking up all the lift / elevator space.
On 6th floor and can hear the music and bass beats - have to put on the super noisy aircon unit to drown it out - along with the noisy drunks leaving the bar and hanging around outside.
Rooms are as described by previous reviewers, but I didn't find it too small, and the bed is v v v comfortable. No complimentary water (why???) but free phone calls to anywhere inc mobiles (and no free water.....)
Didn't have hotel breakfast - would recommend the following for breakfast:
BreadBox (great oatmeal and lovely manager) a few minutes further on from East River Cafe diner (great value) - both on 11th St
CourtSquare Diner - 24hours
All are about a 10-15 minute walk away, but not really a problem,
There's also Flour and Herbs which is closer (not my favourite)
No local shops, so make sure you grab a bottle of water when you see a shop (did I mention there's no complimentary water in the room?!)
Did not use the hotel bus, a weekly Metrocard is great value at $29 - easy walk to subways and bus stops.
Would probably not recommend this location for anyone on their first trip to NYC - you really should stay in Manhattan.
If you are happy to take public transport and walk a few blocks, then this is fine - feels very safe, despite how the area looks.
In fact, did not feel uncomfortable or uneasy at any time walking around at night - the only time I did feel this was in the hotel when the Chavs were there going to the roof bar and hanging around outside.
As I type am realising that this aspect of the hotel really cheapens it - too bad as they do have to work hard to get guests to stay here given the location.
all rooms are probably fine except on weekends when the noise from the rooftop bar and drunks and ca...
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