Before the business trip happened in Toronto, my work colleague mentioned that she wanted to visit NYC. I was also sched to go there to be with my sister and closefriend from college who will fly from Alberta, CN.
We were looking for a hotel to stay. We even browsed on Apartments to save money. One owner of the apartment mentioned that New York Marathon was upcoming so we might have slim chances of getting one.
My colleague told me she will be the one to book for us while I was busy looking a place for me, my sis and my friend.
Few days of hardwork, I ran into Hotel Carter through a booking site. Of all, Hotel Carter has the cheapest rate with great location in Timesquare. Afraid to lose the chance of getting the room because of the prestigious Marathon, we booked it immediately.
After few hours, my colleague told me she booked at Hotel Carter too. Luckily, its the same hotel I will be staying for 10days. First 3 days with my colleague then the preceeding days will be with my sis and closefriend.
Upon arrival, we were a bit disappointed because we need to carry our heavy luggage using the stairs, the front desk is located at the second floor without the convenience of elevator. But oh well, I was thinking the hotel is affordable and its in the prime location... So I must take it as okay or else I will be disappointed for the rest of my stay which I don't like to happen.
The hotel is old and simple. The front desk who attended us was good. The elevator to our room is not huge to accomodate many guests but its okay.
Our room is okay. The floor carpet is way too old. The wash room is clean but of course since the building is old, everything in there is old too. The closet was old too.
The airconditioned and heater was perfectly functioning.
On our second day, four of my colleague's friends from the Philippines who works as apprentice in New Jersey came to stay for a night to join our Liberty cruise the next day. The hotel manager named Erwin is a Filipino allowed them to stay overnight in our room for free p. Bravo! He was really nice and considerate.
On my fourth day, I transferred to another room with my sis and closefriend. I find the room better than the first one.
There is a mini store at the ground level where you can sip a coffee before heading out in a cold day. They also served doughnuts and other affordable breakfast stuff to kick the day.
By the way, leaving your luggage after checking out is not free. You have to pay three dollars per luggage.
And its sad because WIFI is not free. I can't decide to pay either because I only have short time staying in the hotel because there are lots of things to do outside. For us to stay connected, we frequent McDonalds... Eat breakfast, coffee break sometime to enjoy their fast wifi for free. That was our awesome solution and I did it for almost 10 days.
When you want to stay in a very nice hotel, this hotel is not for you. But if you want a prime location with a reasonable price this hotel is for you. I just love it there, go out for a short walk then it's Timesquare, the shops, the lights, the bars and the people.
I would say, I will stay there again in the future if the price is still right...
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