Over the years I have stayed in about 20 hotels in New York, some better, some worse. Lately I have grown to love and appreciate the Andaz hotel chian - I love the way they do things.The Andaz 5th Avenue is my favorite NYC hotel so far. The location is perfect: 5th Avenue at 41st Street, right accross the street from the NYC Public Library and Bryant Park, 5 minutes from Grand Central Station, a 10-minute walk to Times Square. The staff is young, energetic, and, most importantly, SMILING, PLEASANT AND HELPFUL. This does not feel like a huge, impersonal hotel. Our room, a Splash Suite, was HUGE, modern, elegant, with the centerpiece being a huge, kidney-shaped, free-standing bathtub situated in the middle of a huge dressing area. My favorite Andaz amenity: the FREE mini-bar, which is restocked daily. I love a hotel that does NOT charge a guest $8.00 for a bottle of water. The restaurant was, at first glance, a bit unusual, but after exporing it a bit we found it is a small farm-to-table restaurant. We ate 4 meals here and all were wonderful. Hearty, healthy breakfasts, strong coffee and delicious lunches, all with an emphasis on organic ingredients. We will definitely stay here again.
- 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