“+ Off the packed tourist areas + attentive staff, +/- clean but very small rooms, - no free Wifi in public areas”
If you are looking for a hotel centrally located to all main sights in NYC you might want to end in the typical tourist areas around Times Square or Empire State but The Bentley.
If you hate overcrowded areas and prefer to stay in a more residential and off the beaten path area like me you should take a closer look at The Bentley.
The hotel is located along Hudson River at the Upper East Side next to Queensboro Bridge, East River Drive, and the Roosevelt Island Tram. Its interior is very modern; the rooms are clean but compared to other cities small. Anyways, this is the usual case in Manhattan. If you are a light sleeper you should bring earplugs, a further disadvantage of the loud metropolis, no matter which hotel you are staying in!
Bellboys, receptionists, housekeeping, and the barista at the coffee shop in the lobby are very attentive, polite and obliging.
Unfortunately, I haven’t had time to visit the top floor restaurant but the view over Roosevelt Island towards Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan isn’t bad. To enjoy the location even more ask for a high floor room during check-in.
Within walking distance you have an upscale supermarket at 1st Ave & 59th St plus several restaurants along 2nd Ave.
A affordable recommendation is Jackson Hole Burgers @ 232 E 64th St # A, if you do not want to spend a fortune traveling with family or friends.
Staying in The Bentley requires some walking, which I don’t mind since this is in my opinion the only way to really explore NYC. If four blocks to the subway is already too much for you take a cab.
The only thing I would like to point out to the management is to offer free Wifi in the lobby to guests. This is by today a standard in NYC hotels.
+ Off the beaten path, off the packed tourist areas but still close enough to the sights,
+ attentive staff,
+/- clean but very small rooms
- no free Wifi
Ask for a high floor for a better view over the skyline.
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November 19, 2012
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