Finding a hotel in NYC is not a problem, but finding a good one at a reasonable price usually is. On a recent visit to attend a function at the Waldorf-Astoria I asked a friend who lives in the New York area if she knew of any hotels nearby. Without hesitation she said "The Kimberly" and gave me the name of the hotel's public relations manager who was a friend of hers. I booked the hotel through Trip Advisor at a rate of $269 which, in my experience, is a great rate for hotels in mid-town Manhattan.
We had an early morning flight and got to The Kimberly at 10 AM. Our room wasn't ready, so we checked our bags and I left a business card for the public relations lady. Upon returning to check in a two I was impressed that the doorman remembed me by name and said he would have the bags to our room at once.
Upon opening the door I quickly realized that we must have received an upgrade because we had a huge suite with a full kitchen and very large bedroom - at least twice the size of most NYC hotel rooms. There was even a balcony. The price included a full breakfast on the 30th floor penthouse which opens onto a garden patio that has fantastic views of the Chrysler building and other art deco skyscrapers.
We had three great nights in town and I thought we had received the best value for money ever in NYC. A few days after returning home I got an email from the public relations lady, apologizing for not getting back to me - she had, in fact, been out of the city during our visit. Thev reality was, we had not been upgraded - the fantastic suite we received was just an average room at The Kimberly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Kimberly is a traditionally styled, boutique suite hotel located between 3rd & Lexington Avenues. With 30 rooms and 162 suites ranging from 266 to 935 sq ft., we offer personalized service from a warm and caring staff. Most of our suites have balconies, a rarity in NYC and many offer views of the city. Our mattresses are covered with feather beds and decked with Frette linens, which earn comments such as "I didn't want to get up" from our guests. A bonus here, is that in addition to our on-site fitness center, work-out enthusiasts can use any of the NY Heatlth and Racquet Club's 9 locations, including pools and work-out classes at no additional cost and can enjoy a cruise for three hours on their 75 ft yacht (in season) for a fee of $30 which includes a light buffet supper. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kimberly Hotel New York City