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“Algonquin, review from late 20's” 4 of 5 stars
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The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, Autograph Collection
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   59 W 44th St, Between Fifth & Sixth Ave, New York City, NY 10036 (Midtown)   |  
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“Algonquin, review from late 20's”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2008

My gf and I stayed there from the end of June till July 3rd and had a great time at our stay. The staff was extremely friendly, the room was small, but what room isnt small in Manhattan right? The bed was comfortable and overall our stay was pleasant. There was some construction going on outside our window which we didnt care for but it was just bad timing. great place to stay! by the way, the clientel seemed to be an average age of mid 40's if that matters to anyone.

Stayed June 2008
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Greenville, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2008

The Algonquin hotel is OLD, and they seem proud of it. The decor is all turn-of-the-century (20th) themed. For those who are into that sort of thing, it's probably a great hotel.

The rooms were actually more nicely appointed than I thought they would be, although I still wouldn't write home. There was an LCD flat panel TV, probably about 32", however there was no HD programming. There was also an MP3 clock radio -- the same model you find in Hilton hotels... terrible sound, but it gets the job done.

The room was very small and a little uncomfortable.

All in all, I would not stay here again. However, if early 1900s decor is something you would like, then this is the place for you.

  • Liked — Nice TV (even though there was no HD programming)
  • Disliked — Olden times theme
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2008

The service was very good, but the rooms are small. Because I had one child with me for only one of the two nights, I requested two beds. The only two bedded rooms are twin beds. They ended up upgrading us to a king bed, but was disappointed with the size of the room and the inability to accomodate my request for two beds. This is the first time doing hotwire that I have had that problem.

  • Liked — the location
  • Disliked — size of the room
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2008

We just returned from a four night stay at THE ALGONQUIN in New York ... we absolutely loved it!! The room was perfect, the bed is very comfortable (heavenly) ... The hotel staff are very accomodating - we requested a fridge, and within minutes got it. Jenny (at the front desk) is very friendly. The hotel is in a great location ... everything is within walking distance. You cannot go wrong with this hotel. Don't think twice about booking your stay at the Algonquin ... rooms are great (very clean) and the noise is not bad (what city doesn't have some noise going on) ... You will NOT be disappointed if you book here!

  • Liked — Price/Location/Room Cleanliness!
  • Disliked — Nothing bad to say about it ...
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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San Francisco, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2008

I'm not kidding. I woke up at 6:45am to the miserable sensation of my room shaking and looked out the window, bleary-eyed, directly down into a massive construction pit. It was so horrible it was almost funny. We had wondered about the earplugs on the bedside table...Some of the rooms facing the other direction are probably fine, but I felt like we should at least have been given a warning considering how much we were paying for the room and that they clearly knew there was an issue. It was a Friday morning, and Saturday and Sunday were quieter, although work still did go on on Saturday - but more at a noise level you expect anyway in New York. That first morning was outrageous - we had to raise our voices to be heard. It was really at that level of complete disbelief. And actually, the room itself had a couple of very minor flaws - some patchwork in the bathroom. I wouldn't risk staying here again now that I've had the experience of staying in the famous Algonquin once.

  • Liked — history, location
  • Disliked — expensive noise, noise, noise
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2008

5th year in a row to nyc, last year was the iroqouis and i am having a hard time choosing a leader. the suite on the 11th floor was very quite, never a noise in our room. king size bed was perfect and i must say the best ac of any nyc hotel, instant 69 degrees for bedtime. room was pefrect size to have several friends over for pre-bar drinks. We loved matilda (the cat), work out room was adequate (no pool, hot tub though), bar was great, round table and lobby was great also. perfect spot to walk to db for dinner and walk to a show. will go again!

  • Liked — suite
  • Disliked — leaving
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Seattle, WA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2008

Stayed at The Algonquin with my partner on a work trip, mostly because its location was convenient for the work purpose of the trip.

Can't say a lot of wonderful things - it has ts charms, but it's mostly running on its historic interest. Alas, Dorothy Parker's time has passed, and The Algonquin has done little to keep up with the times, or to compete on its merits as a hotel.

Rooms and amenities are just adequate, service is gracious, location excellent. When the work leg of the trip ended we relocated to a much nicer hotel on the same street.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Barely adequate rooms with few modern conveniences
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 59 W 44th St, Between Fifth & Sixth Ave, New York City, NY 10036
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#41 Green Hotel in New York City
#91 Family Hotel in New York City
#97 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#115 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#142 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, Autograph Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 181
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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