No really. Cancel your other reservation and make one here. I'm willing to bet you are paying much more for much less. This property is wonderful. From the outside you wouldn't necessarily know how nice the rooms are - I had a king and it was very large. Kitchenette in the room was more of a small kitchen - well equipped with pots pans and dishes. I was able to prepare breakfasts and snacks from the groceries I had purchased at the AMAZING huge Fairway market across the street. Room was extremely comfortable, although it is NYC and I wasn't in the room all that much. Service staff was wonderful - tiny problems (remote needed new batteries, one other small thing) addressed immediately. I left my Iphone charger at home and one of the gentlemen at the desk checked to see if he had his personal one with him and loaned it to me until I could get to the Apple Store the next day. I needed to go to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal and the Bellhop/Valet dealt with not only getting me a cab but making sure they knew where I needed to go and how to get there (not all cabs want to go to Brooklyn evidently).
Quiet - this is a largely residential section and believe it or not cabs and trucks and such incur LARGE fines if they lay on their horns. So much for that NY stereotype but I've stayed on 42nd and not gotten a lot of sleep, so I enjoyed the quiet.
Convenient - three blocks to Central Park - right by Strawberry Fields. Three blocks a different direction to the 72 street subway stop for 1,2 and 3 lines. 3 is an express that will get you to Times Square (where you can transfer to about any other subway line) and all the Broadway shows and on down to the 9/11 memorial stop. 1 or 2 will get you to 50th street stop for Radio City, 30 Rock, Rockefeller Plaza etc. 3 or 4 blocks the opposite direction from Central Park is the Hudson Riverfront. Lots of restaurants in the area, lots of shopping up and down Broadway. Don't remember one in the property itself, or room service, but didn't look because with the kitchenette I didn't need one. Used the computers, very helpful to have free WiFi in the rooms too (seriously why don't all hotels have this now?). Believe there was a pool because I saw kids in bathing suits but I didn't check it out.
This hotel was recommended to me by a friend who resides in the neighborhood and I'm so glad I took his advice. 4 people from work have stayed at this hotel at various times this summer and we all plan to make this our regular NYC hotel from now on.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Hotel Beacon NYC, a haven of comfort amid the bustling excitement of New York City. Located on the historic Upper West Side, amid tree-lined streets and landmark buildings, the hotel is a beacon for relaxation. Friendly and accommodating, we offer handsomely decorated, oversized guestrooms and suites. With wonderful views of Central Park, the Hudson River and Midtown Manhattan, the Beacon is the perfect vantage point from which to venture anywhere in New York. And when your busy day is done, you'll have a perfect place to come home to. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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