If you are in New York with family and want a hotel in a good location and an awesome view of Central Park, then this is the place for you. A short walk away from bustling Times Square and the theatre district, it is close enough to the lights and sounds of the City that you can enjoy it while affording you the luxury of a quiet room to retire to in the evening.
Keep in mind that only rooms with a King bed have a view over Central Park. We wanted a room with two beds and our view was literally a brick wall, but I knew that when booking the room so it wasn't an issue. The room we had (1425) was spacious but if you like your wardrobe space then go somewhere else because it was miniscule!
If you are friends travelling together and shopping is a must then you will thoroughly enjoy the convenience of having 5th Ave. down the road and being able to drop off your purchases when it gets too heavy on the arms!
Having said that, if you are looking for a hotel in a happening location and want to enjoy trendy/young outings and dine at "cool" restaurants, then this is not the location for you. I would recommend the Meatpacking District instead which is quite a distance from this hotel.
All in all, the service was pretty good and the staff very helpful! If I ever visit New York again with a friend I wouldn't stay here but would opt for a trendier hotel. But with the family or with my kid I would book again because it really is in a good location and it was a comfortable stay.
One last thing... the beds are VERY soft! If, like me, you prefer a hard bed then you will suffer. If, however, you want to feel like you are sleeping on a cloud of marshmallows, then book yourself a room! :)
- Also Known As:
- Jumeirah Essex House Hotel
- Jumeirah Essex House Hotel New York City
- Jumeirah Essex Hotel
- Jumeirah Essex House
- Hotel Jumeirah Essex
- Jumeirah Essex
- Essex House
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Since opening its doors in 1931, the JW Marriott Essex House New York has served as an iconic Central Park hotel, delivering exceptional experiences for its guests. This New York luxury hotel welcomes you with contemporary guestrooms and suites – many affording views of Central Park – that offer distinctive amenities and the latest in technology. ... more less
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