And it hasn't changed much since...Entering the Bedford, conviently located south of Grand Central Station, the first impression is of wood paneling run amok. The very intimate, cozy, cramped, foyer with small, tight, limited seating area quickly gives way to two lumberingly slow coffin-sized elevators. The cascade of dingy browns and yellows is reminiscent of days gone by. The room was cold. Perhaps the AC permanently stuck in the window which let the 20 degree winter air fill the room, had something to do with it. The room was also smelly, which was due to the surfeit of restaurants venting into the inside of the block, in concert with that same free flowing ac. The room also showed signs of its 1975 renovation: abrasive vinyl bedcover, well-loved and slight crunchy rug, squishy plastic bathtub insert. The bathroom was nearly large enough to turn around in but would have been better suited to a half a person (vertical). The wifi was free, although painfully slow and weak. The door did a great job of creating a visual separation from the hallway while letting nearly all the sounds in. I did appreciate the kitchenette/wardrobe. There was also a flat-screen tv, from the time when big, tube tvs were made with flat screens: low def is kind of charming, perfect for watching Kojack.
A bright spot in an otherwise drab setting: the staff was very polite and always helpful, in spite of having to make do with a "vintage" booking, and filing system.
I do not recommend the Bedford.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- European style boutique hotel, traditional style - Just east of Park Ave, near Grand Central Station -Walk to United Nations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bedford Hotel New York City
- Hotel Bedford New York
- Bedford New York City