The best thing about the Flatiron Hotel (aside from the gorgeous fishtank that catches your eye the moment you step into the lobby) is just how unique it feels.
The room we stayed in was a tech-geek delight with remote control curtains, iPod dock, HD TV, complementary Wi-Fi, touch controls for the door signs and the much mentioned 'TV within a bathroom mirror' (which is just cool, no two ways about it!). A decent size, too. A clean, comfortable bed and a really nice shower unit sealed the deal.
The staff were very friendly and incredibly helpful. One day after an lengthy sight-seeing tour, we got back to find they had very kindly taken our luggage (lost at the airport for one day) up to our room so we had it waiting on our return. It's all in the little touches, and it was very much appreciated.
If you're looking to get out and see the sights, the Flatiron Hotel's location is really second to none. Close enough to the main sights and attractions of Manhattan, but far away enough to be a little haven at the end of a long days sight-seeing or shopping. Yes, you can hear taxi horns and sirens at night and the occasional rumbling of a subway train, but we certainly didn't find it unbearable by any means. Plus, you just have to remember this is NYC...
Tip: As it's a relatively new hotel, a number of the taxi drivers and shuttle bus employees looked puzzled when you gave them the name. Best to make a note of the address if you go out and about.
I'll be recommending this hotel to friends and family, and given that it's still in the 'soft opening' stage (although the bar adjacent to the lobby is now open and looks great) it can only get even better. Well worth a look.
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Dear Placid Casual,
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Its always great to hear that our guests have had such wonderful things to say about the hotel. To hear that we are creating a unique experience while maintaining such a high level of service makes all of the difference. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you soon!
First impressions are always lasting ones, and we hope that we can only improve on them the next time you are in New York.
George L Sallee
The Flatiron Hotel
212 839 8000 ext 2
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