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Distrikt Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   342 West 40th Street, New York City, NY 10018 (Manhattan)   |  
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Ranked #16 of 451 hotels in New York City
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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“Coming to New York? Then come here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

I'm still here! 4 night trip to New York, first time in this wonderful city. So many hotels to choose from, used trip advisor to help us decide, fab choice!
This hotel is small, 33 floors with just 5 rooms per floor I believe, new and just perfect. Brilliant location, 2 min walk from Times Square. Not too expensive. The staff are fantastic, always a cheery welcome back after you have been out for the day. Fresh coffee in the lobby in the morning and lovely hot apple cider in the evening (all free) , free wifi, and this place is so very clean. The beds and linen are like sleeping on clouds, never have I had such wonderful beds. Rooms are a good size,modern and very comfortable. being a small hotel means your room is made up early in the day ( we stayed at the Belagio in Vegas earlier this year,it was huge obviously, but that meant sometimes the maid had not got to your room even by 5pm, this is so much better)
Rooms have tea/coffee maker, hair dryer (proper one not those silly bathroom ones) iron and board and a decent room safe, ( a good tv too).
Something I've not seen before and a typical little extra from the staff here, each evening someone comes around with a weather forecast card for the next day, brilliant idea)
My husband and I are loving it here, I'm going to get details for my sons to come stay here too.
Quite simply, why go anywhere else? It's is a little gem!

Room Tip: We chose a city view double room, to be honest the view isn't that great so I can't imagine...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Anna S, Guest Relations Manager at Distrikt Hotel, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Thank you for choosing Distrikt using Trip Advisor and providing us with feedback during you and your husband's stay! We're very glad to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your stay, from the little amenities (weather cards, proper hairdryer, free coffee and cider, etc.) to the central location. Please contact us directly next time so we can provide you or your sons with the best rates possible and so we can make your next stay even more enjoyable. Thank you again!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Just spent 7 nights at the Distrikt in the grandview room on the 20th floor! Staff very helpful, nice touches with the robes in the room, hot coffee and hot apple cider in the lobby in the afternoon. Would book here again on the next trip back to the city that never sleeps!

Room Tip: try to get a room on the higher floors
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Anna S, Guest Relations Manager at Distrikt Hotel, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
We're very happy to hear that you "would book here again on the next trip back" to New York City! We're glad that you enjoyed our amenities and that our friendly staff was able to assist you. Please keep in touch with us via Facebook/Twitter so we can offer you the best rates for your return. Take care until then!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We loved this hotel. We decided to treat ourselves to a beautiful hotel and the hotel met our needs. Reading some reviews we were a little nervous although they were mainly positive. The street it is on is fine and we didn’t feel in danger at all. You are in a big city that’s all- have your eyes and ears open! Even before our arrival we were in contact with staff who were great and sorted out us basketball tickets at Maddison Sq Garden. The room was a great size, as we were told rooms in the city are small. We were on 17th floor room 3. Bathroom was fab shower no bath (we didn’t need one) and a big mirror in front of the sink. TV had satalite and each night our bed was pulled back and tomorrow’s weather temp on your bed with some chocs. Location was perfect. 40th street between 8-9av. Port Authority Bus terminal was across the road which was great as we did a day trip to the designer outlet (Woodbury Common $46 return pp), the subway is on the corner of 8th av. And times sq was a 5 min walk. Breakfast was not included in our stay. If you can get this built in I would. As its great for handiness. I enjoyed it as a couple we spent $27 per morning. Newspaper delivered each am. Staff were great, they gave us maps, directions and anything we needed. The ealier the better for breakfast between 8-10 it gets busy. Be aware of jet lag! We flew out from the UK and didn't think it would affect us...but the time difference did! Luckily we were in NYC for 5 nights/6days.
Ps. Love the staff uniforms.
Restaurants: DO NOT GO TO STAGE DELI (off times sq), 9th av is good, between 43rd-46th street. Also try restaurant row 46th street. I would recommend googling where to eat as our first few nights we found it difficult to find a nice place to eat.

Room Tip: 17th floor room 03. We found it fine sound wise. No view but we didnt expect one.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Anna S, Guest Relations Manager at Distrikt Hotel, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Thank you for choosing Distrikt after reading our reviews, and staying in touch with us before your trip. We're glad you enjoyed your room and the location and had a pleasant stay overall. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you again in the near future!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We stayed for 3 nights in October on the 23rd floor in a Grandview Double room which is 235 sq. ft. It was small but had a decent size bathroom with plenty of counter space, good bedside reading lamps, work table, flat screen TV and small freestanding closet. Most importantly, the beds and pillows were very comfortable. The room looks exactly how it is shown on this hotel's website. We did not eat breakfast in the hotel as there is a deli on 9th Ave where a carryout egg on bagel and coffee came to $3.00.
The hotel faces the west side of the Port Authority Bus Terminal. There are 3 hotels in a row next to the Distrikt so the end of 40th closest to 9th Ave has a safe feeling.
We saw three Broadway shows and found wonderful restaurants all within walking distance of the hotel. Convenient subway connections are only a block or two away.
The hotel staff were friendly and helpful. I used the Apple computer in the lobby to print out my boarding pass. Our iPad internet free connection worked perfectly in the room.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Anna S, Guest Relations Manager at Distrikt Hotel, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
We're glad to hear you enjoyed your room and room amenities, and found the bed and pillows comfortable! It's great that you were able to explore the neighborhood pre-/post-shows and found favorites of your own as well. We look forward to welcoming you again for your return to New York City. Please stay in touch and see you soon!
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Hotel has a perfect location for a trip around New York. Rooms are rather small like most hotels in the City but nice and clean. I would absolutely book this hotel again for a future trip to NY.

Staff was very kind and helpful at all times.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Anna S, Guest Relations Manager at Distrikt Hotel, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
We're very glad that you "would absolutely book this hotel again for a future trip to NY." Thank you for choosing Distrikt and please contact us directly next time so we can make your next trip even more enjoyable!
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Dorsten, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012 via mobile

We spent Five fantastic nights few steps from Time square. The environment is very Clean and people definitvely friendly.
Price is high if compared to european capitals, in the average looking at the new york prices.
Location midtown and underground far few hundred meters are definitively a plus.
The whole team has always a smile for you and is available to support for any suggestion requested.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Anna S, Guest Relations Manager at Distrikt Hotel, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Thank you for your kind feedback for our staff, and that they always have "a smile for you and is available" to lend a hand with any suggestions needed. We're very glad that you were able to take advantage of our central location in exploring the City. Please stay in touch with us on Facebook/Twitter for the best rates for your return! Thank you again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

My wife and I just returned from a trip to NYC. The first two nights of our stay we were at a hotel in Queens and the latter two at The Distrikt Hotel. While staying in Flushing was significantly cheaper the Distrikt exceeded our expectations and it was much nicer being close to all the action in Midtown than stuck with a one hour subway and bus ride back to Queens.
The check in was smooth. They brought us some desert and a nice hand written note welcoming us which was a nice touch. The front desk always welcome you back when you return and the service we felt was excellent.
I booked based on reviews from Tripadvisor and was not dissapointed. I have read previous comments that the street the hotel is on is a bit sketchy. I felt safe on the street (and everywhere we went in NYC) and i wouldnt let it stop me from going back to The Distrikt. There are plenty of people around and its a short walk to the busy intersection of 40th and 8th or 9th ave.
Our room on the 28th floor had a great view of the Hudson River and the skyscrapers in Midtown. Not that we spent much time in the room as there is so much to do we were barely there.
All in all i would highly recommend The Distrikt. My wife and I loved it there and would stay there again if we are ever in NYC.

Room Tip: Ask for a higher floor for some great views
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Anna S, Guest Relations Manager at Distrikt Hotel, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Thank you for choosing Distrikt based on Trip Advisor reviews and we're very glad that you and your wife loved your stay. We're very glad to hear you felt comfortable and the service you "felt was excellent." We hope to welcome you and your wife again for your return to the Big Apple. Please contact us directly next time so we can make your next stay even more enjoyable! Take care until then!
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Address: 342 West 40th Street, New York City, NY 10018
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 451 hotels in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Distrikt Hotel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A one of a kind, upscale boutique hotel, located in the heart of Midtown West, Times Square area on 40th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. The Distrikt Hotel towers 32 stories tall with unobstructed views of the cityscape and Hudson River. Offers a unique experience with the concept of staying in one of ten neighborhoods of Manhattan within the hotel. The sleek lobby space features a 14 ft. green living wall representing Central Park and the check-in area welcomes guests to a hand carved wall of wood, detailing the streets of Manhattan. Airport grade 6/8 inch windows keep the sounds of Broadway where they belong. Additional complimentary amenities include: With dedication to detail with impeccable service, cutting edge technology, comfortable yet luxurious guestrooms, 4* amenities, and fresh cuisine with locally grown ingredients. Each of the 155 guestrooms are designed for the comfort and needs of the guest to include relaxing Simmons Beauty Rest mattresses, decadent Frette bed and bath linen, 37" LG flatscreen television, business desk with ergonomic chair, Ecru New York soaps and amenities, and wireless internet in every room. ... more   less 
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