I have stayed at this hotel before and I have been impressed. Well I have just stayed there for five nights and I have to report that the hotels even better. Last time I gave it four stars but this time FIVE stars.
Checking in was easy and the receptionist very very friendly and informative. The lift is quick and once in the room I did a detailed check for bed bugs. I can state that there was no sign of any bed bugs. The room was very clean and it was cleaned every day and sheets changed every day and I am glad to report that this happened later in the day and not early in the morning which often disturbs guests.
A plasma screen along with plenty of cupboard space and even two telephones in the room. A better quality swivel chair up against a desk. Now a carpet is a dead giveaway if a hotel is clean or not. Well the carpet in my room was clean. The bathroom was what was expected. The shower was powerful. A powerful hairdryer was in the bathroom. ironing board with iron for those last minute necessary jobs. There was a box of tissues and this also let's hotels down when the box becomes empty. In most cases you would have to phone reception and request some more tissues. The cleaners did their job and that phone call was not necessary.
Breakfast in NYC is not cheap so when you are offered a free breakfast you think this will be pretty poor. Not at this hotel because the free breakfast was of good variety, fruit, donuts, toast, cereal, juices, croissants, waffles and the coffee machine is pretty good too.
Why stay in overpriced Manhattan when you can get the N or Q subway train right into Manhattan and even Times Square within five stops. When you have had enough of the crowds just get the N train back to more peaceful Long Island and the sanctuary of this very very good hotel.
Now people that have read my reviews in the past will know I do not give very good to excellent reviews that often.
A mention has to be given to the staff of this hotel, friendly? Yes. Informative? Yes. Above all the atmosphere was friendly and safe in a very safe area.
The only down side was a very arrogant German guest who took my toast out of the toaster and dumped on a plate with her fingers without even asking anyone and there was no one waiting. This of course does not reflect on a very very good hotel. Highly Recommended.
Why do I think it deserved a five star...The breakfast is even better!
Final point get a metrocard because the subway is a four minute walk from the hotel and the best deal is $31 when purchased from the subway station and this will last you 7 days on all subway and buses within the NYC transit area for as many rides as you want. Nearest subway 39Av and use mainly the N train.
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