We booked our weekend in NY several months ago and used Tripadvisor to try and find a reasonably priced, central hotel. Close to the top of the rankings list was Distrikt and it offered good value for money based on the location and the quality of the rooms so we decided to give it a go.
We were very pleased that we made the decision to stay with Distrikt. We had booked a Superior room and in the notes I had requested a room with a view. On arrival at the hotel we were given a free upgrade to a King room on the 29th floor with a view over downtown and the Hudson River.
The room was spotlessly clean and all fixtures and fittings were of very high quality. There was free wifi throughout the hotel and a nice coffee machine in the room which was a nice touch. All rooms come with an iPod/iPhone docking station and the lobby area had three, large Mac computers for all to use. I was impressed by the fact that the hotel had focussed on quality throughout and not just on keeping costs down.
Every morning there was good quality, complimentary coffee in reception. In the afternoons there were complimentary iced teas which were refreshing after trekking around NYC in 35 degree heat! Again these were nice touches that not many hotels would provide.
The staff of the hotel was very polite and friendly. They were very welcoming on arrival and there were several of them about at all times. We never had to wait around for assistance. As well as friendly reception staff there were door men / bell boys that were very helpful and made conversation when you came in or left the building. They seemed to genuinely take interest in what you had planned / done during the day.
The only very small gripe I had during our stay was the delayed check-in. We arrived mid morning and reception told us our room wouldn't be ready until the afternoon which was fine and expected. When we asked what time to return we were told that our room would definitely be ready by 3pm (the stated check-in time) but may be ready before. We returned slightly after 3pm and were told our room wasn't ready. We weren't the only party waiting in reception for rooms. Our room became available at around 3.45pm so the wait wasn't too bad. When we were given our room key the couple next to us were offered complimentary breakfasts to thank them for their patience which was a nice touch. I was slightly perplexed though when we were not offered the same despite having to wait the same amount of time. Hey ho!
Overall I would certainly recommend Distrikt Hotel as it had a very good location, was reasonably priced, full of quality features and friendly, helpful staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A one of a kind, upscale boutique hotel, located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, at the edge of Times Square on 40th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. The Distrikt Hotel towers 32 stories tall with unobstructed views of the Midtown Manhattan, the Hudson River and the Theater District; Offering a unique experience with the concept of staying in one of ten neighborhoods of Manhattan within the hotel. The sleek lobby space features a 14 ft. Green living wall representing Central Park and the check-in area welcomes guests to a hand carved wall of wood, detailing the streets of Manhattan. Airport grade 6/8 inch windows keep the sounds of a bustling city where they belong. With dedication to detail and impeccable service, cutting edge technology, comfortable yet luxurious guest rooms and 4-star amenities. Each of the 155 guest rooms are designed for the comfort and needs of the guest to include decadent Turkish bed and bath linen, 43" LG flatscreen televisions, work desk with ergonomic chair, LATHER aromatherapy bath amenities, and an in-room coffee and tea station. Additional complimentary amenities include: Free Wifi, Free Gym Access, Free Lobby Refreshments. ... more less
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