I stayed here in September, also encouraged by the good reviews and comments about the garden.
When I got there, my room had a view to the street so I asked to be moved to a room looking at the garden. The woman, very nicely, moved me. I opened the windows and..... no garden: a blue plastic covering a construction area. No garden anymore, they told me at the lobby.What a disappointment. Fortunately, I stayed during the weekend so it was ok. On Monday, I woke up with the view of the men working at this construction....
The elevator takes ages to arrive so I just took it to take my luggage, otherwise, the stairs where faster and more practical.
As other guests mentioned, the hotel has potential, a refresh would be good for it.
The neighborhood is good, it's one block from Chelsea market. There is no breakfast place at the hotel but there is a nice coffee store in the corner.
Closest metro station is 4 blocks.
Sylvia, also, the lady at the front desk in the evening is really nice and helpful.
They have a policy of not receiving delivery packages before checking in. I have two packages from amazon returned but I guess that was my mistake, assuming they would receive it.
For the price I got, I think I would try some other place next time.
For the girls: we saw Ethan Hawke jogging out there.
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