I have to say I was a little apprehensive after reading some of the reviews on the Marrakech that are written here on Tripadvisor but in my completely honest opinion I think people should take them with a pinch of salt! We arrived at the Marrakech after a long delayed flight and were told we were upgraded for free which was a nice touch, if I'm being honest I'm not sure what the room we had booked would of been like because the room we were given was basic but pretty much perfect for what we needed! I did hear one of the reception staff mentioning they had recently updated a lot of the rooms so maybe we got one of the newly decorated ones. We were on the 2nd floor so a few stairs to climb but nothing we couldn't handle, I imagine it would get tiresome climbing all the way to the 4th floor however so try to ask for a room lower down or look for an elevator building elsewhere!
The bed was comfortable with clean fresh linen daily, not a lot of room as others have mentioned but this is New York we're talking about... space comes at a premium for everyone (hence why they build UPWARDS and not outwards) and all we were doing was coming straight into the room after a long day exploring and crashing into the bed so space wasn't really needed. The bathroom was clean and sufficent enough, unlike others we got a plentiful supply of hot water once we'd found the perfect spot to set the shower at! The rooms seemed to be quite warm constantly, which wasn't too much of a problem as there were air-con units.
The best parts were the great location, the upper west side has a lot to see and do and the 103rd subway was right outside the front door meaning you have fast links to the rest of the city. There were a few great diners near where we had breakfast Metro Diner and Broadway Diner, both reminiscent of 50's America with the ridiculously cheap classics like pancakes and bagels to eat. And the amazingly attentive staff, whenever we needed something they were there in a flash, always greeting us with a smile and a good morning/night when we walked through reception and offering suggestions for things to see and do.
The hotel had a very 'hostel' like feel to it, I can see it not being a great choice for the older amongst us and maybe that's why its getting less than great reviews but for us it was the absolutely best deal we could of asked for!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the pageantry, color, and welcoming allure of Morocco hotels - in one of New York Manhattan's trendiest emerging neighborhoods. Situated on the Upper West Side, the Marrakech Hotel boasts a chic design, NYC hotel accommodations, and a fantastic location in beautiful New York City,all at an attractive price. Walk up one flight into our vibrant NYC hotel lobby, filled with ceramic tiling, authentic Moroccan lamps, and colorful ottomans and tables - ideal for relaxing by yourself or hanging out with friends. Spread out in comfortable, exotically designed guest rooms. And once you've unpacked, explore the wonders of the Big Apple. The NYC subway is directly outside the hotel, just a short ride to New York downtown attractions such as New York City Times Square and NYC Fifth Avenue. Our hotel accommodations feature upscale amenities such as flat-screen TVs, plush, European bed linens, and CD clock radios. You can also enjoy high-speed Internet access, daily maid service, and a laundry valet service. You'll feel so pampered in our hotel that you'll forget you're traveling on a budget! Looking to refresh yourself after a day of sightseeing? Perhaps you're getting ready for a night on the town? Your hotel room bathroom is equipped with fine Ecco bath products, as well as a shower with a soothing massage head - creating a truly rejuvenating experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marrakech Hotel New York City
- Hotel Marrakech New York
- Marrakech New York City