Came to NYC for a friend's bachelor party at the Yankee game, so I was really looking for some place to crash that 1) wouldn't be too expensive, 2) had easy access to the D or 4 train, and 3) wouldn't be too expensive. #'s 1 and 3 were taken care of with reservations made through Priceline.com, and I'd recommend that to anyone thinking of staying in NYC. There are way too many hotels around here to pay retail, and Algonquin accepted a very reasonable rate.
Their acceptance of my rate was a very pleasant surprise, because the hotel is really quite nice. If you're into historical hotels, this one doesn't disappoint. It's been around a long time, but to me it really did appear 'antique' without being 'old'. For example, I climbed a marble/wrought iron staircase to a room with an HD flat screen TV. Antique in all the right spots, modern in all the others. I liked it!
The location was perfect for us, as the Bryant Park train station is just a block or so away. That made it easy to get to the Bronx and back. Plus, since I was on a budget for this trip but without too much time constraint, I was able to hop on the F train to get to/from Laguardia (short bus-ride included, comes to $2.25 for ground transportation).
Overall, it met my needs (cheap and convenient), and it also happened to a pretty nice place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The ultimate in civilized Manhattan accommodations, the Algonquin was the site of the legendary Round Table literary gatherings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Algonquin Hotel New York City
- Algonquin New York City