My adult daughter and I have just returned from a four-day, three-night "girls' trip" to NYC. I used to work at the Rolex Tower, one week a month from Toronto and, on business, would stay at the St. Regis. I confess to have been badly spoiled. On personal trips over the last few years, I have travelled without an expense account and stayed at various hotels in Midtown; however, none has been entirely desirable ... until now! I received a notice from Asia Miles that Small Luxury Hotels have joined the awards program. There was an introductory offer that included bonus miles plus a first-time upgrade. Decided to give it a try at The Iroquois.
What a terrific find! Located on 44th West, between 5th and 6th, it is within a five-minute walk of Times Square, the Theatre District, The Avenue, and shopping on 5th. Our room on the 9th floor faced to the back of the hotel and was wonderfully quiet. We went out daily, from 8 am to Midnight, so view was not important; not hearing the garbage trucks all night was most appreciated.
Lovely Frette Italian linens, Moulton Brown comestibles, deliciously comfortable beds with big puffy duvets and deep pillows, evening turndown service, morning newspaper. Non smoking room was fastidiously clean and odour-free. Complimentary morning coffee in the lobby, to take into the front lounge, and enjoy with the newspaper. Computers available; there is also free wifi throughout the hotel. Lovely front desk, door and concierge staff.
We were not able to get a complimentary upgrade for two separate beds (two doubles in a room are the maximum size available); instead, we were gifted with a bottle of wine and a box of truffles.
This hotel is in a "vintage" row with most buildings dating back to the late 1800s. There are historic plaques on the building fronts that provide architectural details. Also, the street was home to the literati (playwrights, critics, writers, actors and social gossips) of the 1920's: Hemingway, Faulkner, the Marx Brothers. Fascinating history.
New York has become quite an expensive city in the past five years, even more so than London and Paris. The Iroquois is comparable in price to the Hilton Garden Chelsea but oozes charm, class and amenities far beyond.
We'll be back at the first possible opportunity! Thank you for a lovely stay!
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