The waldorf is by all accounts not what it was.
What is your status with Hilton (higher than Blue?).
Read this very complicated thread from another forum...most of the info you need is in the first half dozen posts. Really maximizes your points if you can take advantage of it. I had to read it a couple of times before it all sank in, but I'm slow :(
I haven't stayed at any of your choices, but the NY Hilton is just a big convention hotel, while it's true the Waldorf has some iffy reviews, some say it's really not bad and the public areas have been spruced up, and the Conrad is way down in the financial district.
I really enjoy the Hilton Garden Inn Times Square. I know its a step down from the higher level Hilton Properties, but the rooms are nice and large and the staff is lovely.
I've stayed in the Hilton Times Square and the Hilton Garden Inn.
The view from the HTS is spectacular and they offer breakfast room service, but I prefer the HGI. The location is a little less hectic and although they don't have breakfast room service, there is a restaurant on the first floor which can reached through the hotel lobby. It is also a little more convenient to most theaters.
I have gold status and have always been upgraded to exec floor when available.
I will have a look at the discussion mentioned above later.
Ahh can't decide! Room size favours Conrad (430 sq) but perhaps Battery Park is too remote? Which hotel gives moste value for the points?
In May, the area around the Conrad is delightful (near the water, lots of green space parks on the river with nice breezes) but you asked for central and this is at the southern end of the island in the financial district. That said, the subway takes you wherever you need to go. You can see distances by looking at any mapping site like
For questions on best value for points, the flyer talk forum is probably a better place to look. If you want central, the Hilton Times Square and the Hilton Garden Inn Chelsea or Times Square are good. The Waldorf rooms are dinghy and threadbare. The NY Hilton is a great location but really a BIG convention hotel.
You'll find a lot of these on
Maybe we go for the Conrad then. Concenient for visiting a friend living in Battery Park. I like the design at Conrad. It is difficult knowing what you want before having visited the city.
Central is perhaps not that essential. Conrad seem to have spacious rooms and I don't mind some distance. Less touristy is usually good..
Maybe we go for the Conrad then. Convenient for visiting a friend living in Battery Park. I like the design at Conrad. It is difficult knowing what you want before having visited the city.Edited: 4:30 pm, September 25, 2012