My girlfriend and I stayed at the Distrikt during a long weekend trip in February, 2014. We had seen the excellent reviews and decided to give them a shot, and we're very glad we did. The room was as advertised, a deluxe king with a partial view of the Hudson River and the Empire State building. ("Partial" meaning the window looks out on the building next door, but if you look to the right or left, you can see the city quite well.) The sunset over the Hudson was magnificent! The room was large by NYC standards, very clean and in good repair, with a very comfortable bed, plenty of storage space (a large dresser and a bureau for hanging up clothes and jackets), and a Keurig coffee maker with free coffee and tea each morning. The only issue we had was the TV wasn't getting a signal on the first night. Not a big deal, as we weren't there to watch TV, but just a word to the front desk on our way out the next morning, and it was working fine that night!
The staff were very friendly, helpful and efficient. We arrived too early for check in, but they were happy to check and hold our bags while we did a little exploring. We took a bus from Syracuse, so the location across the street from the Port Authority bus terminal could not have been more convenient. And the free hot chocolate in the lobby was a nice touch on the cold winter nights.
I've seen several reviews mention the fact that there are some adult shops and a parole office on the same street, but they really aren't an issue. They're there, but not "in your face," so to speak. We didn't even notice the parole office until our last day there. We never felt unsafe, and the midtown location, close to Times Square and within a block of the subway station, made getting around very easy.
I highly recommend the Distrikt Hotel for anyone looking for a great room at a decent price in the heart of Manhattan. I know we'll be back!
- 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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