I was searching for a location in New York that had a kitchenette available, and stumbled upon the Phillips Club. It is a partial ownership apartment/hotel combination with a fantastic location right across the street from Lincoln Center.
My husband, 16 year old daughter and I stayed in a 1 bedroom unit. It was spacious, with a full kitchen, dining table, living room with fold out couch, and a bedroom with king size bed. The room was comfortable and well stocked, but it didn't have much pizazz -- modern and in grays and tans. Since we were there over Christmas, I was able to buy the cutest little 2 foot tall predecorated Christmas tree down the street and that livened things up!
There is a laundry room right down the hall, with full size washer/dryers that you can use for free. Well....I suppose not free, given that the hotel is not cheap! But, it was an added convenience for sure.
While there isn't a restaurant in the hotel, they have a full room service menu that is done in collaboration with nearby restaurants. You can also order groceries and have them delivered to your room. We opted to go to the little grocery store that was literally right next door (the Gourmet Garage), but did consider the other option. The store next door is small, but had a fine selection of the basics, and a huge selection of pre-made/deli type foods. Only beer though - so if you want wine or alcohol, you'll need to look elsewhere.
The front desk staff and bellman were "relatively" friendly - but not as proactive and warm as I would have expected for that price. But, that said, they got the job done, and we didn't travel there to make new best friends, so it was fine with us. The subway was less than a block away, which made our travels very convenient.
This place is relatively unknown, it seems, as not a single cabbie or anyone else we talked with seemed to have heard of it. It is a great option if you are looking to make use of the more "apartment" style approach -- a much better value than hotels of a similar caliber. It is very quiet and subdued though (because of the ownership concept), so don't expect the hustle bustle of a typical New York hotel lobby. I would definitely return and recommend to others.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Phillips Club is a unique residential-style hotel in the heart of Lincoln Square - 1 block from Lincoln Center, 2 blocks from Central Park. We are surrounded by theaters, lovely boutiques and the area is a gourmet lovers paradise! Accommodations start at 400 square feet (twice the size of average hotel rooms) with full kitchens. Guests receive access to one of the best fitness locations in the city - Equinox, with a swimming pool, running track, outdoor lounge area and indoor cafe. The subway is half a block away and we are walking distance to many of New York's sights! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Phillips Club Hotel New York City
- Phillips Hotel New York City