Just returned from 5 nights in New York (couple and 20 year old son) spent at The Blakely.
We chose this hotel due to its location - very close to Central Park, Broadway, Times Square and well withing walking distance to all the other central attactions - Empire State Building, Top of the Rock, United Nations Buildings, Grand Central Station to name a few - and we were not disaappointed.
The hotel was ideal for us - the staff were extremely helpful and booked restaurants, taxis etc for us and our two rooms were on the 16th floor at the front of the building were well furnished, but probably smaller than others we have stayed in previously in America (but never before in New York) - but quite large enough for our requirements - usefully having microwave, fridge and tea/coffee making factilities should you need them.
The hotel has a computer in reception which the guests can use which is very useful when you have "young adults" with you that need to check their e mails/view face book etc!
The local Delis are good for breakfast, lunch and or dinner and serve a variety of things very quickly - and are packed with New Yorkers as well as tourists.
We did a huge amount whilst we were there - dining at Michael Jordans Steak House (in Grand Central Station) was brilliant (expensive at £50/head) but a great experience. Helicoper ride over New York great fun and the shopping ... well that is something else! If you are not a shopper there is still loads to do and experience - but be prepared to walk and if you go in the Autumn/Winter take a warm coat as even if it is sunny the wind is very cold.
Great place would certainly return if the opportunity arises!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In heart of Midtown Manhattan Central Park West, steps way from Times Square and 5th Avenue Shops. A 4 Diamond Property, voted one of top hotels by US News 2014, Zagat Best Hotel 2014. ... more less
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- Blakely New York City
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