I am staying the the Hilton Midtown right now…just after Thanksgiving. This is a crazy time of year especially for this area. There are a few things that I don't like though…let's start with those. This hotel is too big. I like to feel welcome at a hotel…but not here. It's like one of the big casino hotels on the strip….they are just processing the stock through the gates. There is no care or concern, no welcome and courtesy. It's just too big.
Due the size, I am sure it is hard to keep things current, but it just feels tired…and worn out. The carpet the colors, the furnishings…the uniforms…it just make me want to yawn. Everything about the hotel is expensive…and they try to squeeze every single penny out of you that they can…INCLUDING charging you $3.50 a bag to store your luggage until your room is ready…REALLY!?
There is a restaurant/cafe type place on site which serves Illy coffee…and while that's great…(at least it's not Starbucks)…the prices are out of control. A donut is $3.25. Really!?
The double beds…are very small doubles…and are not at all comfortable. The rooms are abut the size you would expect, but the decor, like the rest of the hotel is worn and dated. The bathroom was clean (including the corners), but it too could use a new bathtub and a general remodel.
The location in Midtown is great…a short walk from Rockefeller Center, Times Square, Central Park, and the Theatre district. So…much of what people come to do in New York is easily accessible. Speaking of accessible, I found the hotel VERY easy to get to…from the North…just a quick ride down the Henry Hudson…and a half mile East. That was GREAT. There is a National Car Rental place…just a few blocks away…so I was able to drop off my car…which was an added bonus!
All in all…it's OK, but I would prefer to stay in a smaller hotel, with more personality, amenities, and updated comfort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A sophisticated international hotel designed for both the business and leisure traveler, the New York Hilton Midtown is located in the midst of New York City’s business headquarters and media centers, conveniently near Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, and the Museum of Modern Art, just one block from Fifth Avenue shopping, and a short stroll to Times Square, Broadway theatres, Central Park, and many more cultural attractions for which New York is famous. Equipped with modern conveniences to meet all your business and travel needs, the hotel features extensive facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton New York Hotel New York City
- Hilton New York City
- New York Hilton
- New York City Hilton