We stayed for 6 nights in May in a party including me, my wife and our two daughters aged 12 & 9. I booked a junior suite and requested the hotel put us on the highest floor that they could accommodate for this type of room. On arrival our bags were collected from our limo transfer and check was quick, they had a note of my email request and advised that they had placed us on the 17th floor.
The hotel is in a great location, this was our first visit to New York and I almost booked a hotel in Midtown (Times Square region). A friend of mine who had been a few times suggested booking a hotel just outside of this area as he said it was very busy, nice to visit but maybe a little too busy to stay in. I found Midtown East to be an ideal location, lots of bars and restaurants to choose from locally and within walking distance/a short cab ride from Midtown's many sights and shopping areas.
The Junior Suite was great as it was very large with two Queen sized beds and a seating area, a must when there are four of you staying in a room. The decor was nice and modern and room never felt crowded even on the night we decided to stay in and get a take away, as we were all too tired to go out for dinner! The bathroom had a small bath tub (great for soaking those aching muscles after a day sightseeing!) and over bath shower. The real gem was the kitchenette in the room, this was a separate room approximately 2m x 2m with a stove, microwave, kettle, toaster and fridge with an icebox. We went to the local grocery store on our first day and got some drinks to out in the fridge and some bread and butter for toast on the morning when we had to get up and out early.
In terms of noise in the room, New York is a noisy place! I heard it on the first night but I think this may be as much to do with the time difference waking me early. The remains nights were not really an issue, but we were on the 17th floor.
The wine hour is a great idea and lack of internet in the rooms is not a huge issue as you can pop down to the lounge to get online, I kind of liked this as it meant we didn't all seen our times on our devices when in the room.
Staff were friendly and Lenney and the other doorman were very helpful and always on hand to offer advice.
All in all I would definitely recommend this hotel, however it is the only hotel I have stayed in in New York so do not have anything else to compare against...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The newly redesigned Fifty NYC just completed a comprehensive redesign of all guest rooms and suites as well as its public spaces (corridors, lobby and second floor club room). Fifty NYC hotel has 251 beautifully redesigned rooms including 100 with kitchens and 19 with terraces. All with eclectic furnishings that look hand-selected; curated details at every corner and well-considered design down to the last, elegant component. New to the lobby is a grab-and-go retail space featuring food, beverages, sundries and fun, curated merchandise for spur-of-the-moment splurges. The redesign connects the lobby and the Club Room via a sweeping, stainless steel-and-stone staircase to an updated oasis. The design of the second floor Club Room inspires guests to get out of their rooms with an inviting, eclectic mix of modern furniture and stylish accent pieces where they can relax, work and take advantage of complimentary Wi-Fi. Each evening the hotel hosts a complimentary wine hour held in the Club Room and breakfast is served here daily. Set in the dynamic center of Midtown Manhattan - Fifty NYC provides a modern, artfully designed setting with a residential feel. Close proximity to Rockefeller Center - Fifth Avenue shopping and corporate headquarters makes Fifty NYC an appealing choice for a wide range of business travelers, couples, and international guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Affinia 50 Hotel New York City
- Affinia 50 New York City