The hotel is on Broadway and about 100 meters from the subway at 72nd Street one the 1.
The hotel is under going renovation, so the new smart looking bar is open and the reception was being worked on while we were there. They were also painting one of the lower floors.
Our room was on the 20th Floor and had fab views of Central Park and the San Remo Appartments.
It was spotlessly clean and had two small double beds and a massive TV.
There was a small kitchen, but the cupboard with the plates and cutlery was far too high and I had to get a chair to stand on each time I need anything.
Also the smoke detector is right over the kitchen area, so it is impossible to toast or fry anything without setting off the alarm.
When we went in the room there were no lights in the bathroom, but they came up immediately to repair this and later in the week the handle came off one of the draws and this was also repaired while we were out that day.
There's a supermarket opposite called Fairways, which has everything you could wish for for your little kitchen and the blackened Cajun prawns were lovely. Prices about the same as the UK.
There is also a gym, but no pool. Not that I had any energy for working out!!
Overall it was great to be away from the noise of mid town and so close to many little diners and restaurants. There's also a Hagen Daas shop by the 72 Street subway!!
I would stay here again if in New York.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Hotel Beacon NYC, a haven of comfort amid the bustling excitement of New York City. Located on the historic Upper West Side, amid tree-lined streets and landmark buildings, the hotel is a beacon for relaxation. Friendly and accommodating, we offer handsomely decorated, oversized guestrooms and suites. With wonderful views of Central Park, the Hudson River and Midtown Manhattan, the Beacon is the perfect vantage point from which to venture anywhere in New York. And when your busy day is done, you'll have a perfect place to come home to. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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