Wow, I was suprised to enjoy a Hyatt this much! We used points to upgrade to a suite and lucked out with a huge two bedroom unit. Still not cheap, but lots of extras make it a good value.
What really sets this hotel apart is the staff. Everyone really went out of their way to help and greet guests. Andaz trains the staff to multi-task, so the person who checks you in also gets your cab or books your dinner reservations. Everyone worked very hard, but seem to really enjoy the guests and their jobs. It was so nice to be greeted in the elevator by different staff members and they actually want to know if you are enjoying your stay (which we were!).
It was terrific having free coffee in the morning, snacks in you room and wine in the evening. Guests were all hanging out in the lobby areas checking e-mail or reading the paper, a very comfortable place to be.
The location was good, as you could walk to Union Square or the theater district, even Central Park. Plus the huge park behind the library is beautiful with lots of snack options. There were not too many great dining options close by enjoyed the bar at Aureole and lots of light meals at Le Pain Quotidien. We had dinner and breakfast at the hotel restaurant, which was good and convenient, but not killer (amazing bread though).
Will definitely stay here again and recommend Andaz to friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on 5th avenue at 41st street, Andaz 5th Avenue is in the fashionable Bryant Park area of midtown Manhattan directly across the street from the New York Public Library. Guests will enjoy easy access to iconic New York attractions, like Times Square, Grand Central Station, Empire State Building, Herald Square and the Theater District. For a little retail therapy, we are within walking distance to endless shopping along 5th Avenue and are near subways to take you to other neighborhoods and the outer boroughs. The Andaz experience begins the moment you arrive and are greeted by one of our Hosts, who will check you in via handheld PC. Art work can be found throughout the hotel, whether it's 14-foot murals by Carlos Capelan, which glow like fire through the windows on 41st Street, or our ever-changing tbd Art series on the doors to the bar downstairs. But we don't just want you to look at beautiful things - we want to let you live the beautiful life as well. As part of that promise, we offer amenities like free Wi-Fi, a mini-bar stocked with complimentary non-alcoholic drinks and snacks, and 6,400 sq. Ft. Of event space. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Andaz 5th Avenue Hotel New York City