My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Elysee in early Oct for 3 nights for our 10th Anniversary. Having travelled to NYC on many occassions we decided to move away from the bigger hotels and try a smaller boutique hotel, and chose Hotel Elysee.
When we arrived we were greeted and helped immediately by the doorman and the front desk staff. We were given a corner room with king bed on the 4th floor. The room had a bit of a bizarre layout and the bathroom was an accident waiting to happen. The threshold of the bathroom was raised 2 inches above the other flooring, which resulted in a whole lot of stubbed toes and tripping. The room really needs refurbishing. The furniture has knicks out of it all over the place, the colours are just drab and the lighting is not all that great. The room was adequate for our needs, but certainly not worth the average of $450 a night we paid for it.
As other reviewers have mentioned the noise is horrible. We are used to city noises. The city noises were not the problem. The problem was the grease trap truck that showed up at 3 am on Saturday morning and sat outside out room for about 2 hours sucking up grease from somewhere. OMG the noise this truck made was unbelievable and made for a really horrible nights sleep.
The one other really big disappointment with the hotel was the lack of a professional concierge. The front desk staff tried to be helpful but were no where near as helpful as a fulltime concierge would have been. They told us they could not get us tickets to certain attractions (didn't even try actually) didn't really have good restaurant recommendations etc. They needed a "Yes" man/woman who would have worked their hardest to make sure the guests had a fantastic time in NYC. The cost of this hotel is the same as some very well know high end hotels in NYC that have fantastic concierge services for their guests. So its disappointing that you pay this much and don't get this service.
The hotel is in a great location. Fantastic for getting around anywhere in the city whether you are walking, taking the subway or a cab.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the Hotel Elysée, you will find the warmth and charm of a countryside inn right here in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Like some of the most distinctive bed and breakfasts in the world, the Hotel Elysée offers its guests so much more than is ever expected from a luxury hotel – all included in the nightly rate. At Hotel Elysee, guests are welcome to unwind in the clubroom with complimentary refreshments serviced throughout the day, including the Library Hotel Collection’s signature Continental Breakfast Buffet each morning, wine and cheese receptions each evening from 5PM-8PM, and coffee, tea, cookies and fresh fruits are served all day. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and bottled water is provided upon check-in. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Elysee Hotel New York City
- Elysee New York City