My boyfriend and I stayed at The Gem Hotel for a long weekend in November. This was my boyfriends first trip to New York, and my first time staying in Manhattan. The staff was great, very friendly. We got to the hotel early and they happily took our bags and let us go tour the city, they did the same on the day of our departure since we were taking a late flight.
The location isn't superb, but it wasn't a hindrance by any means. We liked to walk, and were about a 15 minute walk from Penn Station, were you can get anywhere. Walking our first day we happened upon Time Square, a fun surprise.
The room was very small, though I think that is the norm in New York, and frankly I'm not going to go to NYC to stay in the hotel room! Bed was very comfy, pillows were a little too soft, though there were enough of them that you could adjust. It was also VERY clean. None of those gross diseased comforter covers. The TV was nice and modern if you care about those things. The toiletries provided were nicer than most, though they did not have conditioner? Any female knows that a "conditioning shampoo" does not substitute conditioner.
Tip: The Cafe Grind just down the street across from the gas station has fantastic coffee and food, though the service leaves something to be desired (their coffee makes up for it).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Free Wifi. The GEM Hotel Hudson Yards/Midtown West is ideally located in "your corner of the world." We provide boutique atmosphere and offer our guests elegantly designed rooms with luxurious amenities.We are conveniently located in Manhattan Midtown West, just two blocks away from the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Guests are within walking distance from all that Midtown Manhattan has to offer, including world-famous restaurants, night clubs, art galleries, shopping and more. The hotel is three blocks away from New York City's subway system and within close proximity to both Penn Station and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.The GEM Hotel Midtown West offers a wide array of amenities and services that add value. For no additional charge, guests can enjoy wired & wireless Internet access, premium bottled water, nightly turndown service with our signature pillow mist, and shoeshine and concierge services.All guest rooms are smoke-free and boast flat-panel LCD televisions, iPod docking stations, paraben-free bath amenities, bath robes, down pillows, plush towels and Wolfgang Puck coffee. Standard room amenities include coffee makers, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards.While staying at this New York hotel, check out the GEMmine in the lobby to find what is happening in the neighborhood; sights, sounds, dining and attractions. You can also tour Manhattan with our GEMwalking tours.The GEM Hotel - Midtown West, an Ascend Collection hotel, is a sanctuary of luxury in a trendy Manhattan neighborhood. Guests will feel truly ensconced in an elegant, private and boutique atmosphere. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Gem Hotel-Midtown West Hotel New York City