We stayed here for 6 nights and we were pleasantly surprised. I had read some awful reviews on here about it, but I think that these are older ones, and the hotel must have improved since then!
Check in was very easy. The bell boy and reception staff were extremely helpful. There are 2 lifts in the hotel, but they are very slow and nearly always full so we tended to use the stairs. We stayed in Room 312, so on the third floor, so not far to walk. There are ice machines on a few floors that we used, and a vending machine on floor 3 (that ate a few dollar bills on occasions).
We stayed in a Superior King room. The room was very small, very little space around the bed. Plenty of storage with double wardrobes - but as in many hotels, only 2 hangers! – the drawers under the desk were broken so we just left them well alone. The room was very dark, even with all the lights on. Our king bed was very comfortable, with lovely soft pillows, lovely to sink into after a busy day!
There was a radiator in the room that was VERY noisy, and the room was so hot we had to turn it off anyway. There was also an air conditioning unit. The view from the room was hideous, I did ask for a street view room on booking but I understand requests cannot always be granted. We did not open our blinds as it was also not very private, you could see into the other rooms across the way. TV was good, with lots of channels. No tea or coffee making facilities in the room, but these are supplied down near the lobby 24/7.
Bathroom was nice, full marble. Plenty of hot water at different times of the day, shower of good pressure. Hairdryer and some amenities supplied. The right hand side of the bathroom was full mirrored, which I thought was a nice touch.
The hotel is very noisy. Having such a small room it felt like we were sleeping on the corridor some nights and when people came back in after a late night we were always woken up. You cannot complain about the location, just at the top of Times Sq on 50th and within easy walking distance to Central Park. There are a number of subway stations nearby too (we got an unlimited Metrocard for $30 for 7 days - highly recommended - and gave it to other guests to use when we left). There are loads of restaurants, bars and shops nearby, the majority of which are open 24/7. There was a Sushi restaurant and bar in the hotel lobby but we did not use it - looked nice though and very busy most nights. The bell boy arranged us a private taxi back to JFK at a very reasonable price, and even tried to push the cheaper 'shuttle' option before suggesting a private car, a nice touch we thought.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay in New York and with the Hotel. We would recommend the hotel to anyone looking for a cheap but comfortable place to rest after busy days exploring the Big Apple! Thank you Amsterdam Court
Its worth asking for a street view room
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