We have never been to NYC before or the USA. So I thought it would be the ideal place to take my wife for 5 days to celebrate her 50th birthday! Our British Airways London to New York flights was excellent both ways.
So very pleased that we picked the Andaz hotel, very sleek and slick indeed! I emailed the hotel in July to ask a couple of questions & mentioned that we were coming over for my wife's big day!
On check in, my wife was greeted with a "Happy Birthday" and we were informed that we had been upgraded to a better room. Very impressed!
The room on the 9th floor was amazing, large and light. The view of the NY public library and other skyscrapers set the mood for what this city is all about!
We had a slight problem with a wobbly loo seat and leaking sink, we reported it and the issue was sorted immediately. On returning to our room from our first evening out on Broadway, we were greeted with a bottle of wine, chocolates and fruit, such a nice touch!
Everything in the hotel was perfect! Lovely quiet room, with good sound system and TV, plenty of cold drinks, lovely big comfy bed. The bathroom was great, very clean and modern!
We thoroughly enjoyed the complementary wine every evening and coffee each morning before hitting the town!
We fell in love with New York, everyone we met without exception made us feel very welcome. We also felt particularly safe walking the streets absorbing the unique atmosphere NYC offers. If you are up for it, the walk to and from Battery Park is tiring but well worth it, take your camera. We did a lot of walking and the foot-bath came in very useful at the end of each day!
Trips: Statue of Liberty, Top of the Rock, and of course we duly paid our respects at the 9/11 memorial... All very very good!
We found a great Burger Bar on 9th avenue called 5 Napkin, and enjoyed a fantastic steak at Del Friscos which was out of this world but take your chequebook! Very expensive!
Would like to say a big thank you to all the staff at the Andaz for making our stay so pleasant & memorable. Particular thanks to Elaine Spezio, Joe and Israel.
We will definitely be returning to NYC and the Andaz! Thanks...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on 5th avenue at 41st street, Andaz 5th Avenue is in the fashionable Bryant Park area of midtown Manhattan directly across the street from the New York Public Library. Guests will enjoy easy access to iconic New York attractions, like Times Square, Grand Central Station, Empire State Building, Herald Square and the Theater District. For a little retail therapy, we are within walking distance to endless shopping along 5th Avenue and are near subways to take you to other neighborhoods and the outer boroughs. The Andaz experience begins the moment you arrive and are greeted by one of our Hosts, who will check you in via handheld PC. Art work can be found throughout the hotel, whether it's 14-foot murals by Carlos Capelan, which glow like fire through the windows on 41st Street, or our ever-changing tbd Art series on the doors to the bar downstairs. But we don't just want you to look at beautiful things - we want to let you live the beautiful life as well. As part of that promise, we offer amenities like free Wi-Fi, a mini-bar stocked with complimentary non-alcoholic drinks and snacks, and 6,400 sq. Ft. Of event space. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Andaz 5th Avenue Hotel New York City