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“Very good hotel near Times Square” 4 of 5 stars
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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 #17 of 452 hotels in New York City
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“Very good hotel near Times Square”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

The hotel is well located. The rooms are very nice. The staff are very pleasant. The bistro/bar is nicely decorated. The room was very clean and the bed very comfortable. The weather forecast and chocolate are nice touches. The hotel is ideally situated for trips from the bus terminal, which is opposite the hotel. This is also worth telling, some of , the taxi drivers. Shame you are not able to use the mini fridge in the room, as it is only for dispensing food/drinks from the hotel. The safe and ironing gear is useful.
I am sure you will not be disappointed if you choose to stay here.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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gmdistrikt, General Manager at Distrikt Hotel, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor and for recommending us to others for their stay. We are grateful for your mention of our service, decor and amenities. We do provide mini fridges on request, we are sorry we didn't know of your need. Next time?
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Just got back from our first trip to NYC this week and the hotel was amazing.
After experiencing problems getting from the airport to the hotel in the blazing heat, when we finally arrived at the Distrikt, it was so lovely to be greeted by such nice and friendly people. One guy in particular, Jason, was very friendly; taking our luggage up to our rooms and helping us to organise our journey back to the airport (the hotel organises a private taxi to take you from the hotel to the airport which was JFK in our case. It costs $65, which is only $5 more than the usual taxi rate, and the car was luxurious, spacious and air conditioned-big thumbs up!!).

Our room was on the 20th floor. We didn't really have a view but that didn't bother us because we weren't planning on spending that much time in the room anyway. The room was very clean, spacious, the bed was comfy and had pretty much everything you'd need - iron, hairdryer, TV with a good choice of channels. The bathroom was modern and clean with a lovely walk in shower which was easy to use. Also, the cleaners leave a chocolate on your pillow each day and a weather report for the following day which was a really lovely touch.

The hotel itself is literally 5 minutes away from Times Square but there's no outside noise when you're trying to sleep at night. The actual street the hotel is on is a bit questionable with some odd characters on it but that's to be expected with any city to be honest. If you turn left out the hotel entrance, there are loads of restaurants and Hell's Kitchen really isn't that far away so it's perfect for eating out. The hotel's location is pretty central and you're in a walking distance of Central Park, Empire State Building and Macy's.

One thing I would recommend is booking tickets beforehand if you want to do the touristy stuff. We booked the Classic New York Combo ticket from attraction tickets before we travelled. The ticket was £63pp and included All Loops Double Decker Hop-on/Hop off Tour for 48 hours, Statue of Liberty Ferry Ticket and either The Empire State Building Observatory or Top of the Rock. The tour especially is a great way to get around and also see New York's sights. The majority of the tour guides are native New Yorkers and are very informative about the buildings and areas in and around the city.

Personally, my highlights were going to the 9/11 memorial and going up the Empire State Building and Top of the Rock, and I would thoroughly recommend these to anyone visiting New York.

All in all, the hotel and city was amazing and me and my boyfriend are already planning to return one year to experience the city at Christmas. Dream trip :)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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gmdistrikt, General Manager at Distrikt Hotel, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Thank you for sharing such an amazing review on TripAdvisor. We are pleased we were able to offer you refuge from the heat and stress of travel, and that Jason made a difference at arrival. Thank you for mentioning his service, but for also mentioning our amenities and other services. We think future NYC travelers will benefit from your insight for tickets. Please let us know how we can assist you for that dream trip, there is just nothing comparable to NYC during the holidays, (we may be a tad biased).
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Morristown, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Distrikt Hotel and were thrilled with it. The staff is second to none. They were cheerful, pleasant and oh, so helpful. Our room was very clean and it was so nice to come back after a long day of sight seeing and finding the bed turned down with chocolate and the next day's forecast on the pillow. The bed was so very comfortable and I wanted to bring the pillow home with me. I wish we could have stayed longer! Thank you!

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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gmdistrikt, General Manager at Distrikt Hotel, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
The Distrikt Team will be so grateful to read your accolades, thank you very much for recognizing their amazing efforts. Next time you will just have to stay longer!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Literally back today from our honeymoon in New York & I just wanted to share our thoughts on The Distrikt Hotel.We chose it based on the reviews we had read here & all I can say is I can't understand why the approval rating isn't 100%! From the moment we got there to our departure yesterday it was clear the staff couldn't do enough for us.Having read how friendly they are comes no where close to reality.We were always greeted with a 'good morning' no matter how busy the staff were & there is a genuine feeling that everyone enjoys working there which in turn creates the perfect atmosphere for the guests.Having been told it was our honeymoon we came back to our room on our first night there & had a delicious cake delivered along with a letter congratulating us.Speaking of the room we went for the Grandview Kings room which certainly did what it said on the tin.We were given the room at the top of the hotel with a fantastic view of the city including the River Hudson.The room itself was spacious with a great TV & the most comfortable bed we have ever had.As has been mentioned before the idea of using the key card to operate the lift is an inspired one as is the idea of supplying ice cold drinks in the foyer which were much needed in the freakishly hot September weather we encountered.We tried the various & varied breakfasts a few mornings & they were great value & once again the staff serving us were keeping with the rest of the hotel.So were there any negatives? Well as has been mentioned in numerous reviews the area away from the hotel could be construed as being less than desirable but strangely at no point did we feel threatened so if you are thinking of staying at the Distrikt Hotel please don't let that put you off as the pros far weigh out the cons.One of those pros is the how close the hotel is to most things whether it is by foot, Times Square is about 10 minute walk, but the Subway is literally at the top of the street & the big bonus is having the Port Authority Bus Station literally across the road which is perfect for getting to Woodbury Common Outlet! So as you can see we can't recommend The Distrikt Hotel enough.If you are thinking of staying in New York then do yourself a favour & stay there.I guarantee it will make your trip an even more enjoyable one as it did ours.We would go as far tosay it is without the best hotel we have ever stayed in.

Room Tip: If you want an excellent view of The Big Apple then book the Grandview Double.Not room related but i...
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  • Stayed September 2013, 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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gmdistrikt, General Manager at Distrikt Hotel, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
We truly appreciate you choosing Distrikt for your Honeymoon trip, and are thrilled that we helped make it even more special. We were honored to be part of your celebration, and thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor.
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We arrived early and tired to the warmest friendliest welcome ever, from Tanisha Ward. Our room wasn't available but we were offered cool drinks, rest room to freshen up and for our cases to be looked after, with option to rest in lobby or go out and explore. Lovely rest rooms, nice toiletries and cloths. When we did check in it was quick and bags sent to our room. Good location, near subway and within walking distance of Times Square and other tourist spots. Plus points for hotel, everywhere extremely clean, room servicing (Magdalena) was excellent. Great shower. Free WIFI (loved by daughter). Reasonable size room and on 18th floor the noise from the street was minimal. We could see the river. Coffee maker and supplies, safe and iron in room. Breakfast was decent value, excellent service and friendly staff. Good choice of light bite or full breakfast. We didn't know where to go and eat dinner. Young lady serving breakfast suggested a restaurant. Within minutes the reception sorted a reservation and printed off directions. Fabulous food - Blue Water Grill. Downside, air con in room (1802) was noisy and unit right by one bed, we had to switch it off to sleep. Tiny half height wardrobe and four small drawers between three adults meant we lived mainly out of cases. Not enough of a bother to put us off returning though. We had a great stay, felt like nothing was too much trouble until checkout. We had asked if we should book out the night before as we had a 5am start and were told reception is 24/7. We got to the lobby 20 minutes before transfer bus due and couldn't see anyone. Spoke to a young man using the computer who said he would get someone and went off. After five minutes we asked again and he went off again. Eventually a girl appeared. She checked us out, but we had to insist on a receipt. In addition to food we had purchased, it showed items we hadn't had. By this time our bus had arrived and we held other people up while it was sorted out. Such a shame as up until then service was terrific.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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gmdistrikt, General Manager at Distrikt Hotel, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to to review us on TripAdvisor and for mentioning two of our amazing team members who impacted their stay. They will be thrilled to have earned your praise. We are sending someone up immediately to the room to check the belts, and are sorry you experienced the noise. Your checkout experience is, well, unacceptable to us and we are following up on it immediately. We too are sorry you were left with that last impression, if you have time to contact me, I would love to apologize personally. jrota@distrikthotel.com
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We've been to NYC a few times and always stayed in the LES in some pretty up market places and I thought Distrikt was as good or better than all of them.

Very different part of town than LES, but the subway as usual is only a short walk away and from there everything is close. We were however an easy walk to Times Square, Broadway, the Empire State and 30 rock... All great places to hit if you're on the tourist trail.

The room was neat and tidy, very quiet and the staff made sure to look after us when we finally woke up after some very late nights in the city that never sleeps.

If you ate going to stay I would also suggest signing up as a Choice Privileges member before you do as the discounted rate was unbelievable.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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gmdistrikt, General Manager at Distrikt Hotel, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Thank you very much for your review. It was especially proud to be compared favorably to other boutique hotels. If you stay in our part of Manhattan again, we hope to welcome you back.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Stayed here in May for my daughters 21st, great choice of hotel. I plan to return and would defintely stay here again. Most comfortable bed ever stated in! Staff so happy and friendly ;-))
Great location, two minutes walk from Times Square. Transport links nearby too.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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gmdistrikt, General Manager at Distrikt Hotel, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Thank you for including Distrikt in such an important celebration! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor and look forward to welcoming you back!
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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
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Ranked #17 of 452 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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