I have stayed in just about every Marriott property in New York, and was looking for a reason to try the Algonquin Hotel since Marriott added it to its Autograph collection. The hotel is in a great location - just a couple of blocks from Times Square in one direction, and 5th Avenue in the other. This is an old historic property, and Marriott, to its credit, spent a lot of money refurbishing what had become a somewhat tired hotel. The rooms are nicely decorated. The lobby is beautifully restored, and the adjacent Blue Bar is trendy and active.
If only the rooms were larger. The room I was in was the smallest hotel room I have every had in New York. I called down to the front desk hoping to get something larger, but it wasn't going to happen - and I've got Platinum status at Marriott. The room was nicely decorated and the furnishings were of high quality. The bed was only queen sized, and took up the majority of the room. There was a small desk with wired and wireless internet. The wireless internet did not work well, and a wired connection was required. The bathroom was clean and nicely remodeled, but way too small. No counter space at the sink, and a small narrow shower stall. Dimensions were approximately 3 feet by 7 feet. Street noise in the room was pronounced, and the room door was thin enough that hallway noise intruded into the room.
Bottom line - This is a nicely restored boutique hotel in a great location, but the bedroom and bathroom size is so small as to make this a difficult place to be comfortable. If you can get a suite, then maybe, but the standard room size would certainly be very cramped for two people.
- 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