If you are visiting New York and are looking for a stylish, comfortable hotel, look no further - The Muse Hotel is gorgeous! We got married on 19th December and flew out with Virgin on Tuesday 21st. We were booked into the Muse for 7 nights and we are so glad we decided to stay there. When we were looking at hotels before booking, we considered the usual classics such as The Plaza, but we're not really into the olde wolde thing, and much preferred the boutique modern style that The Muse Hotel had to offer.
When we finally arrived after a long and slightly delayed flight, a friendly & polite doorman was waiting outside to help us in with our suitcases. We were aware that in NYC everyone works hard for their tips and they expect tips much more than here in England, but we didn't tip much in the hotel (simply because we're not used to doing it every two seconds!!) but no one commented or made us feel bad for not doing so.
The lobby is beautiful - decorated in warm brown tones, with modern sculptures here and there, and with a virtual fire roaring as you walk in (you need to see it to understand what I mean!). The receptionist was lovely - very friendly and smiley, and as soon as she took our names and realised it was our honeymoon, she congratulated us and told us we'd been upgraded to a King Premier room...excellent! I don't think there's much difference between the King Premier and their standard double room, but there was definitely more space, and in NYC that is a real bonus! We walked into our beautiful room to find a bottle of champange sitting chilled in an ice bucket, and a plate of chocolate covered strawberries! Yum! A lovely way to start our honeymoon :-)
We ordered room service that night as we were very tired from our flight - it arrived quickly, the waiter served us with a smile on his face, and the food was delicious. We slept extremely well that night, and every other night too. I should just add here that the air conditioning/heating system can be quite noisy, and I had actually read that in reviews prior to us leaving England, but we just decided to keep it turned off through the night. We found that to be absolutely fine. We were on the 14th floor and although we could hear a little bit of noise from Times Square (understandably considering how close we were to it!), it didn't bother us at all, and certainly didn't stop us getting a good nights sleep each night.
When we checked in, we were also given vouchers for free continental breakfast (which we didn't know we were getting - we thought it was a 'room only' option we'd picked!) and also a voucher each for a free cocktail whenever we liked during our stay. All these perks certainly kept us happy! The Muse Hotel (and all other Kimpton hotels) have a wine hour between 5 and 6pm, when they offer their guests glasses of red, white & sparkling wine...and keep refilling your glasses! It's brilliant! There's also complimentary coffee in the mornings (whether you're having breakfast or not) and hot chocolate in the afternoons. They're always offering their guests something - it's such a welcoming atmosphere!
I will end my review here as I realise I'm rambling (!) but that's only because it really is such a lovely hotel, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there.
If we ever go back to NYC, which we would like to do - in summer preferably, when there is no chance of any snow! - we'll definitely be returning to The Muse :-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beautifully renovated, The Muse Hotel New York is a serene, stylish sanctuary centered in midtown Manhattan. With top-notch service, exquisite amenities and luxurious comfort, each spacious guestroom is a sophisticated, artful inspiration. Housed in New York City’s theater district in the historic Leavitt Building, adjacent to NIOS restaurant and wine bar, this boutique hotel is within easy walking distance of Times Square, Rockefeller Center, the New York Public Library and the Museum of Modern Art. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kimpton New York City
- New York City Kimpton
- Muse Hotel New York