We just returned from a 4 night 5 day trip to New York and had the pleasure of staying at the Hotel Beacon in the Upper West Side. Excellent location, close to 72 Subway so getting around was very easy! There is a very good Diner (Viand Diner) right next door that serves a delicious breakfast. There is also the Beacon Bar which I understand is fairly new. We visited the Beacon Bar twice during our stay for an evening cocktail. Very relaxed and comfortable. I'm not sure if they are still working out some kinks, but the service wasn't as friendly as it could have been.
The Hotel itself was lovely. We stayed in a two bedroom, two bathroom suite on the 12th floor. It was beyond our expectations! We were a family of 5 - my husband and myself and our two daughters and a friend. There was ample room for all 5 of us! One bedroom had a very comfortable king size bed, and ample closet and drawer space for clothing. The second bedroom had two double beds, and a smaller closet. The two bathrooms are small, but efficient. The best part for families, is the suite has a small kitchen, with fridge, stove, microwave and coffee maker. It also has a nice size living area with a table and 4 chairs, and a couch that converts into a pull-out bed.We slept soundly as it was quiet with very little outside noise. Good windows!
The hotel is located in a beautiful residential area and an easy walk to Central Park,and the Museum of Natural History. Times Square is only a few subway stops away. You could walk to Times Square in about 30 minutes, but the Subway is so easy and we found it is the best way to get around in the city!
The morning we arrived, it was pouring with rain, and as we were very early, our room was not ready. A huge thank you to the front desk who allowed us to store our bags, so we could go out to explore! They were also more than happy to supply us with big beautiful umbrellas for our walk! We can't say enough about the Hotel Beacon, and will definitely stay again on our next visit to New York! Thank you Hotel Beacon for an awesome first time visit! We will be back!
- 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:
- Beacon Hotel New York City
- Hotel Beacon New York