I visited the strand to celebrate my 40th birthday. After many reviews saying how tiny the rooms are, I must say, I was pleasantly surprised. There was plenty of space. The room was clean and that is the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in, having back problems, I'm not used to having such a good night sleep. I had no internet problems, as long as you log in using the hotel password it was fine. I had an amazing breakfast. Red velvet pancakes with bananas in syrup and nutella cream. It was gorgeous! The setting next to the fish tank was lovely. I had a cocktail in the bar and that view is out of this world. A must. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The only disappointment was that while out, a staff member decided to help themselves to some sweets my husband left out, they didn't like it and it was spat out onto the bathroom floor next to the bin! This was being looked into when we left. Overall though, this hotel was great. I love New York and The Strand. I'm hoping to return this year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Strand in New York City, offering contemporary luxury in Manhattan's trendy Midtown Fashion District. Guests will discover classic charm and warmth along with style and impeccable service at this exciting Manhattan hotel.Featuring 176 guestrooms, many with fabulous views, the 21-floor Strand is ideally located just around the corner from the Empire State Building, steps from prime NYC shopping, the Theatre District, Madison Square Garden, Bryant Park, Grand Central Station and many more things to do in New York City. With so many things to do and reasons to visit New York, the Strand offers the perfect midtown Manhattan location.Sleek and distinctive on the exterior, the interior has an atmosphere all its own. Each room features custom furnishings inspired by mid-century Bogart elegance and designed by Lisa Knight. True to this style, the Strand is accented by a collection of vintage photography from the archives of Conde Nast. The stylish lobby of this luxury Midtown Manhattan hotel features a stone-and-glass circular staircase and the lush visual and sound effects of a two-story water wall. With its uniquely contemporary and upscale tone, the Strand is a memorable, modern, ideally-situated oasis for New York business and leisure travelers alike. It's perfect for a New York City weekend getaway. ... more less
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