We stayed in the Hilton for 4 nights on our honeymoon from 7th to 10th June and had a great time with no significant problems at all. It was booked through United Vacations so I've no idea what particular room rate I paid as the total cost for the holiday incorporated all flights and another hotel in Hawaii also.
Arrived early evening on the Monday night and checked in without any delay or problem whatsoever. We had requested a double non-smoking room and got exactly what we'd asked for on the 30th floor. Our room was certainly more than big enough for us. We may have gotten an upgrade for all I know given that it was a honeymoon but if that was the case then no-one actually informed us of it. It was a very big bed as far as I'm concerned also. I think it was a King size but as I'm not overly familiar with what's a King size and what's a Queen size I might be wrong.
Location was perfect, easy walking distance for Central Park, Broadway and much of Manhattan. Tour buses passing the door also. Our first visit to New York so we wanted to do the obvious things like visit the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Empire State, World Trade Center site, Central Park, Macy's, etc, etc.
Apart from one day when there was a big conference going on we never found the lobby especially busy as some reviews on here have suggested. The staff were never a problem at all and always very helpful, including the lady at the concierge desk who helped us book our return transfer to the airport.
The hotel also has an activities desk within it which can book you tours and theatre tickets, etc. That may be an independant concern though. We used that to book tickets to Mamma Mia and a couple of tours and found the staff to be extremely helpful and informative.
Our room was clean though there were a few small strange orange stains on the carpet but that's getting really picky I guess. We had a problem with the toilet not flushing properly right from when we arrived but one call to customer services and someone was up to fix it within 10 minutes.
I'd agree with the person who recommended Astro's for breakfast. We went there a couple of times. Cheap and chearful. If you want something a little fancier then there's an Irish bar down the street from the Bridges Bar which does fine breakfasts for not all that much more cash. Can't recall its name though. For dinner there's a brilliant Italian restaurant just beyond Astros called 'Pazza Notte'. We also ate in Bensons which does phenomenal steaks but it's very expensive. First night treat but $150 for two one course meals with a couple of drinks was way above my expectations. Fortunately they're not all that expensive. Ate in the Hilton Marketplace one night and found it to be okay but nowhere near as good as the 'Pazza Notte' for instance.
They put an invoice under your door overnight on your last night so if it's fine in the morning you can auto-check-out using either the phone or the tv which saves any potential queueing. We used the phone method and I presume it worked out properly though as I haven't had the final bill yet I can't confirm that. As it happens though, when we went downstairs to leave the reception area was quiet.
The hotel bar is spacious and pleasant though certainly not the cheapest place to drink at $6 for a beer! The elevators were reliable and pretty quick.
To sum up, we enjoyed our stay and, were we ever to come back to New York, I wouldn't hesitate to book the Hilton again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A sophisticated international hotel designed for both the business and leisure traveler, the New York Hilton Midtown is located in the midst of New York City’s business headquarters and media centers, conveniently near Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, and the Museum of Modern Art, just one block from Fifth Avenue shopping, and a short stroll to Times Square, Broadway theatres, Central Park, and many more cultural attractions for which New York is famous. Equipped with modern conveniences to meet all your business and travel needs, the hotel features extensive facilities. ... more less
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