I was in the city for client meetings, and while my masters said stay wherever, I wanted to check this out and see if the reviews were accurate. They were. Place is great.
Rooms are indeed small but in no way ridiculous. There was a lot of thought put into the design to get a lot of function out of a small space.
I stayed up high and well away from the elevator, so it was dead quiet. The rooms have steel doors, which likely helped keep the noise out. Windows opened, which was nice.
When you walk in, the place is teeming with people, as is the riotous bar. That was a little intimidating as I thought that place was full of tipsy people who would then take the party upstairs. Nope.
It is just 2.5 blocks from Grand Central and a main subway line that will get you north or south quickly. I think Union Square was 2 stops on the express line.
Asked other people what they thought of their stay. Same reaction. Not sure why I would stay elsewhere for a lot more money.
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