Thoroughly enjoyed a 5 night stay at Distrikt hotel for NYC vacation. Customer service from the hotel was outstanding from start to finish. The hotel staff provided timely advice regarding travel to the hotel and and condition of the area in the aftermath of hurricane Sandy, prior to our departure. After a long day of travelling we very much appreciated the warm welcome we received from the front desk and bell staff. Our luggage was immediately taken care of and we were offered a warm cup of apple cider. We were provided a map of the area and directions to nearby points of interest. I had notified the hotel in advance that my wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and on arrival to our room we found a special greeting card as well as a complimentary desert waiting for us. All of the hotel staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful throughout our stay.
Our room was on the 31st floor. The view out our window was mostly of the 31st floor of the building immediately adjacent to us, although we could see the empire state building which was cool. Street noise was fairly minimal. The room itself was very clean, well maintained and stylishly decorated. It was perhaps on the smaller side, but was as big or bigger than other big-city boutique hotel rooms I have stayed in.
The hotel was well situated as a 'homebase' for our new york adventures. Times Square was within easy walking distance and a number of broadway theatres were only a couple blocks away. We were able to walk easily to Bryant Park and the library as well as to the pier where Circle Line Cruises depart. There are numerous restaurants and bars in the "Hells Kitchen" area within walking distance. Shopping on 5th av was a longer hike from the hotel. There is a subway station on the same street as the hotel and many attractions are just a short ride away.
There isn't much in the way of amenities in the hotel itself, only a small bar/bistro past the loby. We enjoyed breakfast here once durring our stay since we received a $20 gift certificate as part of a promotion. There was no spa, exercise facility or shops within the hotel, but we certainly didn't miss any of these.
Overall it was the friendliness and warmth of the hotel staff that left the strongest impression on us and really enhanced our experience in new york city.
- 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 and 4* amenities. Fresh cuisine with locally grown ingredients offered in the bistro as well as complimentary hors d'oeuvres in the bar for Happy Hour. 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, LATHER soaps and amenities, and wireless internet in every room. ... more less
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