Hotel location was perfect for getting to most parts of the city centre
This is why we booked this hotel in the first place, second was the price.
Its a small hotel and quite old so don't expect modern ,looks better from the outside than inside.
The pricing of the rooms in the hotel was very good but (only problem was we didn't get a view as we would have liked and asked for this when booked ) The room was quite a good size and the bed was amazing the biggest and best one I've ever slept in. but the lack of a window made it feel like you were very closed in .
The staff are great, very helpful and checking in was fine we arrived a bit early the room wasn't ready so we left our bags with the porter in a locked storage room ,we came back an hour later and the room was ready.
It felt a bit weird at first that you had a bullet proof screen between you and the staff on the desk but you got use to it after a couple of days (we didn't find the area rough in anyway.) I went out most morning very early and felt safe walking the streets on my own .
Hotel is walking distance to most places of interest, Times square only a few blocks away,
Empire State Building right behind you ( so you can arrive early in the morning ) ,Penn station a couple of blocks away if you want to get a tube.(subway was brilliant to get to most places fast )
The hop on and off Bus trips around the city are a must just around the corner from the Hotel right outside empire state building.
This is a brilliant way to find out about the city and some of the guides on the buses are hilarious. We did both day and night bus trips and was a very easy way to navigate the city.
we also went on a helicopter trip over the city this was down near battery park (use subway or bus) this was amazing and the view you get is awesome, well worth the money ( we got here early I would advise doing the same ) we didn't even need to queue so was even better. I would also advise to Check out details before you visit .
Overall the HERALD SQUARE HOTEL is a great little hotel in a perfect location ,a good price ,clean and good staff and service (try and get a room with a view)
ps. try restaurant next door its also great well worth a visit lovely food and great service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Life Hotel, centrally located in midtown in the NoMad neighborhood between the Emipre State building and world-famous Flatiron building,. From nearby Pennsylvania Station, we’re minutes away by train from the United Nations, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, museums and shopping. In the original building that once housed LIFE magazine, the 98-key hotel has been restored to its former glory with the additions of an intimate namesake restaurant Life Restaurant, lobby bar and basement speakeasy. Inside the newly renovated guest rooms, ranging from “Classic Queen” to “Premium King” and multi-room “Suites,", features include; Pillow top Beautyrest® Simmons mattress voted “best hotel beds 2016”, offering amenities and services like all-natural, socially conscious LATHER bath products, access to a 24/7 fitness facility outfitted with Peloton stationary bikes, and a pet-friendly policy, a stay at Life Hotel is easy. Need a restaurant recommendation or reservation? Forgot your toothbrush? Craving a bacon-egg-and cheese after a night out? Life Hotel’s awesome, friendly staff is only a text message or call away. Come for the night, stay for Life. Life Restaurant, by veteran restauranteur Stephen Hanson and seasoned NYC chef Michael Vignola offers a vegetable-centric, seasonally-driven menu of sustainable and wild-caught seafood dishes and pastas, much of which will be prepared in a wood-burning oven. Chef Vignola focuses on locally-sourced ingredients from the New York area as well as from the hotel’s own rooftop Chef’s Garden where the menu will include playful riffs on classic dishes paired with a beverage program offering handcrafted cocktails, and an extensive, thoughtful “wines by the glass” program. The basement bar will offer classic cocktails harkening back to the days LIFE magazine staffers used this space as their own speakeasy. The space can also be utilized as private dining or meeting space for up to 60 people. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Herald Square
- Herald Square Hotel New York