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“My stay at The Strand” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, New York City

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Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, New York City
Ranked #149 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“My stay at The Strand”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2014

Love this hotel. Rooms are clean, well lighted, and a nice size for a NYC hotel. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Loved the location and views of the Empire State building. First time to use use the rooftop bar, and loved it.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Sherri W
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John L, General Manager at Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, New York City, responded to this review, August 14, 2014
Dear Guest,

We look forward to your return visit, and hope you will make us your Manhattan home-away-from-home. Our rooftop bar is open all year round and the views are terrific in winter, too. Sincere thanks for taking the time to write, and for your very generous comments.

Enjoy the rest of your summer.

Kind regards,

John Loizos
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stayed for 4 nights and have just left. The hotel was amazing. It accommodated a request for a room on a high floor and as we had just got engaged, we received a complimentary bottle of red wine. Lovely touch! The hotel was in a perfect location - walking distance to nearly all manhattan. Definitely don't miss the rooftop bar. Can't recommend highly enough.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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John L, General Manager at Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, New York City, responded to this review, August 14, 2014
Dear Guest,

Congratulations on your recent engagement! Many thanks for taking a moment to recommend our location, accommodations, and spectacular rooftop bar. We truly appreciate your comments, and hope to welcome you back.

Wishing you all the very best!

Sincerely,

John Loizos
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stayed four nights at this boutique hotel with very friendly and helpful staff. The location is perfect. Our room at 18th floor was average, small, but clean and quiet. Modern bathroom. Good value for money. The rooftop bar is cosy and has a very nice view of the Empire State Building, recommend a visit here. The Continental breakfast is simple.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank thomas k
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John L, General Manager at Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, New York City, responded to this review, August 14, 2014
Dear Guest,

Your positive comments mean a lot to our whole team, and I thank you for taking the time to write about your stay. As a boutique, we are able to pamper guests in ways that chains cannot. Your comments about that are much appreciated and hope to have you return soon.

Warm regards,

John Loizos
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Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great boutique hotel nicely located in the heart of Manhattan. Very close to the theater district.
The rooftop bar is definitely a plus although our 20 year old daughter was very dissapointed she waan' t allowed there in the evening ( quitte different from Europe)
The staff is very very friendly and professional!
We will be back!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank guyhubens
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John L, General Manager at Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, New York City, responded to this review, August 14, 2014
Dear Guest,

Those four little words “We will be back” are the ones we love to hear. Soon your daughter will be 21 and able to enjoy our beautiful rooftop bar with you. We look forward to your return with great anticipation, and thank you most sincerely for taking the time to write.

Enjoy your summer!

Kind regards,

John Loizos
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

We chose this hotel from the internet as we loved it's decor and location to the Empire State Building, Times Square and most others tourist attractions. From the moment we walked into the Strands reception the staff made us feel special and could not do enough to help and accommodate us, this never changed throughout our 5 nights stay. The room was quite a surprise as it was quite spacious,comfortable and really nice, offering us a magnificent view of the Empire State Building. The room top bar offers outstanding open air views of the Empire State Building, not to be missed. All of the staff whether receptionist, doorman, barmen, maids or waiters were exceptionally pleasant and always totally professional, we would highly recommend The Strand Hotel in New York whether on holiday or a business trip. This is the place to stay in New York.
Dave & Yvonne from England.

Room Tip: Ask for a high up room overlooking the Empire State Building
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank dbsakeld
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John L, General Manager at Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, New York City, responded to this review, August 14, 2014
Dear Guest,

Décor, location, great rooms with iconic views – thank you for mentioning your appreciation of those elements. And please accept my heartfelt gratitude for your comments about our terrific ladies and gentlemen. They get credit for creating the attentive yet professional atmosphere you were kind enough to describe, and I have shared your comments with them.

Kind regards,

John Loizos
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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

Trendy boutique hotel on W 37th. The bar and rooms were well appointed, although the rooms were a little small. This would be a great hotel if you're looking for a weekend getaway, but probably not with the kids. The rooftop bar has a retractable canopy, and is open year round. It is very trendy, and provides amazing views of the empire state building and downtown. Overall, a nice place to crash if you're in the city to party.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michael H
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John L, General Manager at Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, New York City, responded to this review, August 14, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thanks so much for taking time to write a review. Your recommendation of The Strand for an unforgettable weekend getaway hits just the right note with many readers. Right now we are offering some terrific special rates when you book direct with the hotel. Maybe you’ll be back sooner than you thought?

Warm regards,

John Loizos
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London
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

Spent a great few days at this hotel. It is ideally located to explore Manhattan and the view of the Empire State Building either from the roof top bar or rooms is spectacular. While the rooms are on the small size but I am told this is normal for New York however this is made up by the helpfulness and friendliness of the staff. Other than asking for a variation in the inclusive continental breakfasts (after 4 days it did get boring) I would highly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: High up on the south side for spectacular view of Empire State Building
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Doctor1000
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John L, General Manager at Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, New York City, responded to this review, August 14, 2014
Dear Guest,

It was our pleasure to have you with us, and I very much appreciate your taking the time to write a review. When you come again, as I hope you will, we make a point to add more variety to your breakfast selections.

Many thanks,

John Loizos
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Property: Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, New York City
Address: 33 West 37th Street, New York City, NY 10018 (Formerly The Strand Hotel)
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Garment District , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #149 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, New York City 4*
Number of rooms: 177
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Revel in style when retreating our boutique New York resort located in the heart of New York City's Fashion District on 37th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. The Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, New York City offers well-appointed guestrooms coupled with arrays of unique amenities, including an all-weather rooftop lounge overlooking the iconic Empire State Building and the city beyond. Through our centrally situated location between Penn Station and Grand Central Station, top destinations including Times Square, Broadway theater district, and elegant designer boutiques on Fifth Avenue are in close proximity. ... more   less 
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