I got this hotel through the “Name Your Own Price” option at Priceline for $125 and I couldn’t be happier...stayed in their superior King room. I think all the other reviewers got their reviews spot on so I am not sure I really have too much new information to add here. The hotel is brand new and everything is super clean. I was offered a cup of water as I was checking in which was a very nice touch. Overall the service/staff were great with excellent restaurant recommendations and prompt service. The room itself was excellent and large by NYC standards. The King bed was very comfortable (if you like firm mattresses), the TV was HD and had all the usual cable channels. As others have mentioned, the added convenience of having USB chargers built-in to the TV was great. Bathroom was large with excellent water pressure and the suite of standard amenities. One issue I did have, and others have mentioned, is the noise level outside the room. You can definitely hear all the doors opening/closing and people talking in the hallways.
So here is where I think it helps to know what you’re getting. I am a frequent visitor to NYC and have never stayed on the Lower East Side (LES) before this visit. It is a great area with many restaurants, bars, and stores. Having said that, this is not mid-town and I certainly would not want my gf to be walking around this area at 2am alone. I never felt unsafe here but I can definitely see how someone wouldn’t be too comfortable. I did find it difficult to get a cab around the hotel and going to the “touristy” part of town is about $13-$16 each way...so just keep that in mind. Like I mentioned, I am a frequent NYC visitor so I was simply visiting friends and going on...I was not checking out any tourist sites. With that, I probably would not recommend this hotel for first time NYC visitors. You will be spending a decent amount of money and effort getting to mid-town, upper east side, etc. For me that wasn’t really an issue but for a first time visitor it may be.
So overall....this is an awesome hotel by any standards and if you compare it with all other NYC hotels this becomes an amazing deal.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On March 19th, 2013, the Holiday Inn NYC - Lower East Side opened at corner of Delancey and Suffolk Street, complete with a widely appeasing ambiance, decor, and amenities. This new, contemporary non-smoking boutique hotel brims with surprises-from the sleek walnut floors in our spacious guest quarters, to the impeccably adorned public spaces. Set in historic heart of Manhattan's Lower East Side, our friendly and familiar hotel delights at every turn, drawing repeat visitors with a heightened level of charm. From the linens to the lobby, the brand new reflects the joy, excitement, and luxury of the modern New York City lifestyle. Step through our boutique-style lobby, and you will instantly be treated with personalize service from our hospitality staff. Within the solace of our hotel, you will find free Wi-Fi, and many modern conveniences, including business and fitness center access and lobby snack shop. Enjoy service from our ever-attentive staff, delicious dishes from the tables of our in-house restaurant, and world-class amenities in the comfort of spacious and stylish guest rooms. ... more less
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