I am 56 and obviously rate things dependent on my experiences and values. My priorities in a hotel are cleanliness, warmth and quality. I cannot fault the hotel for cleanliness nor quality as far as the bathroom; I do not feel the same about the rest of the room. I really consider it average to my likes but can see why others would rate it higher and do not want to mislead others by just listing it as average because it does have some unique features. I do not prefer industrial chic in my hotels. I have also stayed at the Andaz several blocks up and find it very similar. I want a room with nice soft lighting and warm materials which seems to be a consistent feeling at many hotels with higher prices (not by much) and I guess I feel they are worth it. The rooms seem bigger than they are because of high ceilings. The floor and walls I suspect were the intent of the designer when the building was converted to convey that factory style. In the bathroom it works because old style tile and real brass does exude warmth. I will complain that like many HVAC systems in hotels I have stayed in ,the lowest temperature allowed is higher than what I am comfortable with and opening the window which did work was a must. If the system actually would produce the temperature I set, the room would have been more comfortable without opening the window to the extra noises of the street. This issue seems to be prevalent in many hotels across the entire price spectrum.I will add that someone decided the hotel needed a blast furnace at the registration area well above the needs of the registrants just coming out of the cold. The staff at the desk was very nice and acknowledged the reason I was starting to sweat. The one feature this hotel has that I will rate as excellent is the location to Penn Station and the ability to walk there with luggage. I stayed right before Christmas and getting a taxi takes longer than the actual walk! The bottom line is I felt this hotel was better suited to my near 30 year old child noting his tastes.
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