I stay in a lot of places in NY so have a good basis for comparison. I've stayed a few others from this group and they are pretty much the same. They are hip with very small rooms and great bars. The Royalton was the same. The lobby is great, although pretty much just one big bar with a desk to chck in. The elevators are tiny and slow (it's an old building). The hallways are very tight and a little dingy (for this caliber of hotel). The rooms are pretty small. For NY they are are not the smallest but you get a double bed, a small desk and a couch against the far wall. Not a lot of extra room to walk around. The bathroom is also small with one small sink and very little place to place toilettries. The shower is quite roomy and was very nice with great water pressure. The AC was very loud and the street noise (I was on 10 on the 44th street side) was pretty loud (when not being drowned out by the AC). The gym is also tiny. THey had 3 treadmills and a weights area. With two people on treadmills and one person lifting weights, there was no room for me to stretch so had to go back to the room.
They give you and IPAD to access the hotel services which is cool but the battery was dead when I arrived and it took forever to charge it enough with the included charger to even get it to start up. The second day it had died again and when charged would not log in so I didn't get a chance to use it. I did try the first night to order room service but the menu is VERY limited which was disappointing since I didn't want to go out the first night. All in all, it has a great reputation and therefore was disappointing. I wouldn't avvoid staying here again since it's close to work, but I would choose many hotels over this one.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Morgans commissioned Roman Williams, to re-create Royalton's legendary lobby. The design - simultaneously sophisticated and complex - juxtaposes an icy cast-glass vestibule and brass furnishings with soft suede upholstery, thick leather walls and hide-covered chairs to create a dark, sexy and luxurious space. Design and architectural details include a mammoth floor-to-ceiling hand forged cast-bronze fireplace, a twenty-foot screen that was once part of the facade of a building in France and hand-upholstered leather walls. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royalton New York Hotel New York City
- Royalton New York City
- New York City Royalton
- Royalton Hotel New York