We were more than happy to stay at the Contempo Design suites rather than in a more expensive hotel for, in many cases, less service. We had the one bedroom suite, ideal for a couple.
The living area has a kitchenette with fridge and freezer, microwave oven, electric stove, toaster, electric kettle. The Contempo team are kind enough to provide you with tea and coffee. Large bedroom and a comfortable double bed for a nice sleep. All as described on their website. As explained here and there, little direct day light through the windows, but this was not an issue for our stay, as we spent more time out than in. No street noise for a wonderful quiet sleep.
Satellite TV and free WiFi comes with all that.
Maria and her friends were welcoming and helpful - as we feared we might arrive after 8 pm for check-in, a simple email to the Contempo team was quickly answered with all the necessary instructions to get in our apartment, should we be too late.
This is not a hotel, but rubbish is taken out every day, towels were changed every 2 days, and our bed linen was also changed once during our 5 night stay.
Location on 5th Av. is perfect, easy walking access to Chelsea and W.Village. Union Square is just around the corner, with its green market, but also supermarkets such as Whole Foods (Trader Joe's is just neraby on 14th St. with its wine shop) - in case you do not want to go out for lunch/diner every day.
A wonderful and very competitive alternative to NYC hotels.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We offer nicely furnished self-serviced apartments with fully equipped kitchen or kitchenette, free WIFI, movie channels and more. Located at the northwestern end of Greenwich Village and in the very heart of Manhattan, this is an awesome spot to live at as well as a perfect base for sightseeing. A few steps from Union Square, historic Washington Square Park, four major subway lines; within walking distance to Midtown, the Meatpacking and Soho - this location simply cannot be beat! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Contempo Design Hotel New York City