The bathrooms were nice but the rooms felt a little sterile. Maybe it was the lighting, maybe it was the furniture, but the rooms felt like ones you would get at a high-end drug rehab center. A rehab center for the stars, if you will. I think it was the "green" initiative that the hotel had going which created this vibe. I never thought I'd care about hotel room lighting, yet here I am. The ground zero contruction was not that bad and our window was practically pressed against it. The construction outside was soothing compared to the what sounded like Santa Claus getting a head start on some furniture making for next year in one of the nearby rooms. Every morning around 6:30am, bang, bang, bang, bang from within the hotel, not outside.
The housekeeping staff and folks in the restaurant were very pleasant.
- Also Known As:
- World Hotel New York City
- World Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Private, full service club-like hotel with 169 rooms located on the south side of the World Trade Center with unfettered views of what will become the United States' most famous landmark. In the heart of downtown Manhattan, nearby neighborhoods include Tribeca, Soho, Battery Park, South Street Seaport, Wall Street and Chinatown and close to dining, shopping and entertainment. World Center Hotel is the best value hotel based on quality and the prime location.World Center Hotel provide:• Safe, restricted entry• Instant registration and check out• Free high speed internet access throughout the hotel• Onsite restaurant • Multi-menu in room dining options (through onsite restaurant and many local restaurants)• Fridge and microwave available• Unlimited complimentary chilled purified bottled water • 3 meeting and event rooms available (maximum reception style 100 people)• Free use of computer/printer • Ergonomic workstations• State of the art guest rooms with premium bedding• Contemporary furnishings• Flat panel HD TVs• Complimentary coffee and tea• 24 hour guest service desk • Fitness room • Exercise equipment delivered to guest room upon request • Corporate Apartments available • Value rates• Government per diem rates 365 day a year with valid ID• Laundry facilities. ... more less
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