The location of this hotel is central and relatively safe. The hotel was recently renovated -- rooms are clean and nicely furnished. There is an excellent fitness center as well. I must say that the "Blue Bar" -- with its neon blue lighting and uber-modern look -- is, quite frankly, totally out of place in this historic setting. But there were some problems that showed a clear lack of attention to detail. First, check in was chaotic. Both desk agents were occupied with other customers (one in person; one on the phone), and I had to wait a fairly long time even to be recognized while in the thin, cramped hallway adjoining the front desk. Although my room reservation specified a quiet, non-connecting room, the first room in which I was placed was a connecting room on the front of the building. I was moved to a non-connecting room on the back of the building (of course, lugging my property), but the new room was noticeably smaller than the first room. I realized that some of the lights did not work properly in the room, and so I tried to call the front desk, but the buttons on the phone did not work properly. Eventually I was able to contact someone, and, when the (friendly) maintenance worker came, he could only partially fix the problem. In the end, I couldn't use an important light in the room. The next day, when I asked the front desk for an amenity that was missing from the room, it took approximately 30 minutes for it to arrive. Then, the bill -- placed under my door at night -- was wrong (overcharge) and had to be amended. I should add that, as far as I know, I received nothing by virtue of being a Gold member of Marriott. (This was a weekend stay.) So, although the room and most of the surroundings were nice, the stay was marred by some nagging problems.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, Autograph Collection(R), is an AAA Four Diamond luxury hotel located just a block from the lights of Time Square and steps from Fifth Avenue shopping. We are one of the most distinct boutique hotels in the Midtown area thanks to our rich history and impeccable hospitality. The historic Algonquin Hotel provides the allure of New York City charm and has created a tradition of meticulous and prodigious service with more than a century of playing host to influential guests. Our guest rooms offer luxurious features and amenities, including complimentary wifi, 37-inch flat-panel TVs, backlit mirrors, iHome clock radios with an iPod docking station and Beekman 1802 bath amenities. Our Times Square hotel's dedicated staff will carefully note your individual requirements and preferences upon arrival to best attend to your needs and wishes while traveling. We also offer a prime location near the theater district on Broadway, fashionable NYC shopping destinations and endless attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Algonquin Hotel New York City
- Algonquin New York City