My adult daughter and I stayed four nights at the Hotel Beacon on the upper west side of Manahattan in Sept. 2009. Can't say enough about the courtesy, professionalism, and attentiveness of the staff. Everyone we encountered, from the young man who greeted us at the curb on our arrival, to the front desk attendant, to the concierge, to the housekeeping staff--everyone was friendly, helpful, and just plain nice. We've been to NYC before (my daughter stayed at the Beacon several years ago and was particularly impressed with its total renovation), and we've always had wonderful experiences. The Beacon is a standout because of the great staff and the terrific location. We really enjoyed staying in a "neighborhood" (the upper West side) instead of in a "tourist" area. It was fun to walk around and find a little coffee shop, watching regular people going about their daily lives. It was so easy to hop on the subway and get wherever we wanted to go in minutes. AND, it's a couple of blocks from Central Park!! What could be better? The Beacon is especially good for families b/c the rooms are quite spacious (by NYC standards) and each has its own kitchenette. My daughter and I enjoyed the kitchenette as well, for morning coffee or late night dessert. All in all, this is a great place to stay in NYC--and the price can't be beat. P.S. There are tons of great restaurants in the area. Although the hotel does not have its own restaurant, there is a cafe next door--Viand, I think is the name--that is friendly, has good food, and is very reasonable. Great for breakfast and for families.
- 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
- Hotel Beacon New York