The location of this hotel is central and relatively safe. The hotel was recently renovated -- rooms are clean and nicely furnished. There is an excellent fitness center as well. I must say that the "Blue Bar" -- with its neon blue lighting and uber-modern look -- is, quite frankly, totally out of place in this historic setting. But there were some problems that showed a clear lack of attention to detail. First, check in was chaotic. Both desk agents were occupied with other customers (one in person; one on the phone), and I had to wait a fairly long time even to be recognized while in the thin, cramped hallway adjoining the front desk. Although my room reservation specified a quiet, non-connecting room, the first room in which I was placed was a connecting room on the front of the building. I was moved to a non-connecting room on the back of the building (of course, lugging my property), but the new room was noticeably smaller than the first room. I realized that some of the lights did not work properly in the room, and so I tried to call the front desk, but the buttons on the phone did not work properly. Eventually I was able to contact someone, and, when the (friendly) maintenance worker came, he could only partially fix the problem. In the end, I couldn't use an important light in the room. The next day, when I asked the front desk for an amenity that was missing from the room, it took approximately 30 minutes for it to arrive. Then, the bill -- placed under my door at night -- was wrong (overcharge) and had to be amended. I should add that, as far as I know, I received nothing by virtue of being a Gold member of Marriott. (This was a weekend stay.) So, although the room and most of the surroundings were nice, the stay was marred by some nagging problems.
- Also Known As:
- Algonquin Hotel New York City
- Algonquin Hotel
- Algonquin Hotel New York
- Algonquin New York City
- 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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