We spent a lovely 5 nights at the Hotel Beacon in the lovely Upper West Side in early October. This is my third time staying and once again, it well and truly lived up to expectations.
We arrived early after disembarking from our cruise ship at Pier 88. We headed across to the hotel and arrived shortly after 10am. Our room was still occupied, however we were able to do all necessary paperwork. We ventured up to the laundry as we had lots of washing from our week long cruise!! Within 2 hours, we had finished all of our washing and the front desk informed us that they had gotten our room ready - insanely quick if you ask me. I was so thankful and appreciative.
We had a great 1 bedroom suite on the 25th floor with 2 doubles and a sofa in the living room. This room was a little smaller than a 1 bedroom I have previously stayed in (just the bedroom itself) the other one was a corner suite which is probably why it was slightly different. The beds are very comfortable which is handy after long days exploring the city. The sofa is also surprisingly extremely comfortable for a sofa bed. Our friend joined us for 3 of the 5 nights and slept very well every night.
The kitchen facilities are so handy and part of the reason we choose this hotel each time. We went over to Fairway (grocery store across the road) to buy groceries for breakfast each day. I was shocked at how busy the store was though - we could hardly move! The kitchen is quite small - not ideal for preparing big meals, but perfectly suitable for breakfast, snacks etc.
I absolutely love the location of the hotel. The Upper West Side is one of my favourite neighbourhoods in Manhattan. There are some great delis nearby and plenty of places to eat. It is so easy to catch the subway as well - the #1 goes from 73rd straight downtown.
All in all, a fantastic stay and I will definitely stay there again when we are back in New York next.
- 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:
- Beacon Hotel New York City
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