Got a sweet 70% off deal through http://trivago.com for Room Mate Grace Hotel & couldn't pass it up.......we braved the NYC winter to come see Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellen in WAITING FOR GODOT
Apparently, we also unknowingly braved NYC during Superbowl Weekend - which explained why prices were obscenely high - extra props to trivago!
Checking in, there is a nice, funky, club feel, acid-jazz music playing - kind of Jamiroquai-esque. There was a huge cooler behind the staff filled w/ all kinds of sodas or wines to bring back up to our room & a free water cooler w/ lemon-water
Location couldn't be beat - we were w/in 2-3 short blocks of all the theaters & Restaurant Row & cabs were aplenty
Rooms were likewise funky & totally reminded me of this super boutique hotel we had visited in Brighton, England. Black & white circular wallpaper ( peeling just a little ) & these dumbbell shaped wall sconces gave it a modern yet 60's mod feel. Very cool!
We were up on Floor 13 & well away from all the pool-bar-club-music & you'd never have known there were such frivolities going on right downstairs
Room was also super quiet - never heard a peep out of our neighbors
Queen bed was up on a platform but it provided nice back support. Pillows were just right. Their FREE WiFi was godawful slow - to the point I gave up & used the cellular network instead
Rain shower w/ lots of hot water but no light inside the shower so it was dark once the curtain was pulled - bath products were a nice citrus scent but the funky bottles were hard, little squares & kept all the liquid inside. This was a fashion over function moment but at least they offered, right!
Staff was over the top nice - not only do they offer free luggage storage but we had pastries to bring back to SF w/ us & they offered to store them in their fridge w/out us even thinking to ask!
We would totally make Room Mate Grace a top choice for our next NYC venture - location & customer service w/ a price that can't be beat!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A hidden gem in the heart of Times Square, Room Mate Grace is located nearby Bryant Park, Broadway, and Rockefeller Center. Room Mate Grace is the stylish solution for the savvy traveler who wishes to experience the sophistication and fun New York has to offer. Room Mate Grace features a unique lobby and event space, complete with an indoor pool, sauna, and steam room. The 24 hour kiosk is stocked with everything from the most basic supplies to the most decadent treats. Stadium stairs lead to the mezzanine level, a haven for VIPs in the evening and early risers heading off to work who enjoy continental breakfast in style and comfort. The mezzanine doubles as meeting space for those looking to work creatively. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Room Mate Grace Hotel New York City
- Hotel Qt New York
- Qt Hotel New York