I have to say, reading the reviews of this hotel, I was rather undecided, so i wanted to try somewhere different to stay, so went for this. Note i have travelled to NYC city numerous times and stayed from the Mandarin Oriental, Peninsula, Millenium, etc, etc.
I have to say, the hotel is fabulous, very new, extremely welcoming, the bed was one of the best i have ever slept in and the location excellent, but let me expand this further.
Yes the location is in battery park, South West of Manhatten, i hear some reviewers say this is not for tourists.....there is so much to see and do in New York, that every area is for tourists, but most people come to new york and want to see the statue of liberty.....Exit the hotel, look left and you can see it. Ground Zero/freedom tower is a 10 minute walk away, Century 21 (discount clothes shop (v.good) same distance, wall street is 10/15 minutes, Statan island ferry (the best views of manhatten for free) 20 minutes....etc. Nearby is Chambers Street subway, which will get you to times sq in 15 minutes. Notwithstanding other amenities, the location is excellent.
Rather foolishly, we were too busy with other things that we forgot to go to the rooftop bar, but i'm told this is very good. There are restaurants and bars nearby, Lily O'Briens (5 Mins on Murray St) is a good late night haunt, there is a cafe next to the chambers street metro, which will give you the very local feel and multiple restaurants nearby. In the ground floor there is also a pick-a-bagel cafe, which is very good for lighter breakfasts and snacks.
The room was 5 star quality, with a lounge (basic room), the bed was very comfortable, two large flat screen tvs, wet room shower, seperate toilet, black out curtains, then add to that the usual conrad touches and you are in a 5 star paradise. you can also control almost everything from the TV, lighting, aircon, etc, etc....
The hotel is very quiet, not once did we hear another guest, but there were plenty, seemed very exclusive.
The Wifi issue has been raised several times on this forum and i think personally the hotel should do something about giving free wifi in general areas or in your room, i mean almost everywhere else in manhatten gives free wifi, but at 10GBP/$15 is that really a deal breaker...? consider the price saving versus other hotels and this should give you the answer.
In short, book this hotel, we loved it and would definitely go back again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of lower Manhattan's Battery Park City, the Conrad New York is a new contemporary all-suite luxury hotel. With magnificent views of the Hudson River, this exceptional hotel is adjacent to Hudson River Park, in close proximity to many of the city's important and historic landmarks and prominent neighborhoods, including TriBeCa and SoHo. The Conrad New York offers a new standard of luxury, featuring 463 spacious guest suites that average over 430 square feet, each outfitted with integrated technology, complimentary WiFi, two flat-screen HD televisions and individual climate control, as well other unparalleled in-room amenities. Sixteen stories above street level, the hotel features a striking seasonal rooftop bar providing stunning views of the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor. The hotel boasts over 30,000 square feet of adaptable meeting space, including the 6,200 square-foot Gallery Ballroom; Danny Meyer's Union Square Events will be the exclusive food and beverage partner of the hotel's onsite conference and event facilities. The Conrad New York is pursuing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification. ... more less
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