Stayed at the Hotel Beacon for four and a half weeks in 2010. I chose the hotel from the reviews on this site, after specifying that I needed a hotel room with a kitchen. Location was perfect - two short blocks to a major subway station, beautiful/safe neighbourhood, grocery across the road, short walk to Central Park, all convenient amenitites close-by. Although the hotel is right on Broadway, the windows completely shut out the noise. Taxi fares to Midtown/Times Square was about $7 in reasonable traffic.
Room was great (we stayed in a One Bedroom Suite) - decorated modernly in a calming green theme; had two televisions (one in bedroom, one in lounge room); the best king-size bed I've ever slept in; large size rooms; kitchen that had everything; two large closets; great view onto Broadway. The only thing I would say against the room was the size of the bathroom - but I would much rather a small-ish bathroom than a smallish bedroom or loungeroom.
The staff were extremely helpful and recognised us and greeted us accordingly each day. Special thank you to the doormen, who were very friendly and accommodating.
Internet is available on site via two computers downstairs in the lobby - I waited in line several times to use it but thats understandable with the high amount of guests. I also paid $10 per day on a few occassions to use WiFi. No room service or restaurant, but there is a diner next door (not highly recommended though!) and many restaurants around the hotel - my favorites were an Asian fusion restaurant behind the hotel and Patsy's Pizzeria a few blocks down!
All in all, I would highly recommend this hotel!
- 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