I stayed at Hotel Americano in early July 2012 & I loved the hotel! The lobby is cool & intimate with lovely smelling candles, cool books & a small sitting area- the reception desk staff were cool to say the least- not overly friendly, but hip & efficient. The doormen were fantastic & charming & quickly got me a cab when departing! I live in the city, but wanted to try the hotel & glad I did- I love this particular part of New York & I'm in love with the High Line, so this area is super ideal for me since the hotel practically clings to the High Line!
I was in room 74. When checking in, I was given a long rod which you have to use for the Elevator & to activate the lights in your room- really strange, but at least you can leave the key at the desk when leaving for the day to explore. To begin, if you are a business traveler, traveling with children, or love functionality in a hotel room, I wouldn't recommend staying here, due to the following reasons (none of which bothered me): there is practically no where to sit, aside from a really unattractive black bean bag which I didn't use. There is a very small, low to the ground desk with a small green very low to the ground chair to sit on- not really comfy, but fine for me. My room was very small, but I loved this fact. The bed was super comfortable & the A/C kept my room super cold :) The pillows & sheets were awesome! The cool concrete floors, cool view of the buildings & High Line, info packed IPad, Unique mini bar items, & long mirror were awesome- loved all of these features! The bathroom had a truly amazing rain shower & was stocked with lovely smelling Aesop toiletries from Australia- Loved the scent- perfect for Summer or anytime of the year!
The restaurant was lovely & I loved the design, silverware, flatware, glasses, linen, etc- all perfect in design & execution! The Food was solid. I loved the Eggs Benedict & freshly pressed Orange Juice for Breakfast- amazing! I ordered lunch in the restaurant as well & had the Chicken Quesadilla- not the best, but decent. I ordered Room Service for dinner which arrived in a Bento Box. The salad was fine. The chicken wasn't the best. The Dressing & fresh parmesan were amazing, but I needed more dressing (only a very small takeout container arrived). The Chocolate Mousse for dessert was absolutely amazing, as was the Iced Tea- just lovely! The mini-bar was well stocked with local snacks & good drinks!
The overall feel of my room was great & I enjoyed the low-key, hip, NYC vibe 100%.
This is a unique property & most certainly won't be for everyone, but if you are seeking an alternative to hotels in Midtown, I would def. try the property! I'll be back for another staycation soon!
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I would like to thank you for your wonderful review of us. We truly appreciate it and are so happy to hear that your 'staycation' was pleasant. Please let us know if you will be returning to the hotel anytime soon. You can personally email me and I would be glad to set up your reservation, MDoci@hotel-americano.com. Once again, thank you so much !
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