From check in to check out, service was very good. Stayed 7 nights in corner room with king sized bed on floor 2. Our guestroom was spacious and had obviously been recently refurbished.
Excellent use of space in our room, however the outlook, onto fire escapes and the dark shadows cast by very close buildings meant we did not open the blinds during our stay. I had to crane my neck to be able to see what the weather was doing each morning, before deciding on day wear. Not particularly a problem, since we were out and about all day and the lack of natural daylight was otherwise not an issue to us.
L'Occitane products in bathroom. Compact and contained a very useful full length mirror incorporated into the internal door. Only drawback was that the shower head was not easy to change position and VERY high up on back wall - O.K. if you are tall. Shower was very powerful and hot. Effective hairdryer (not like those in some hotels that blow out token hot air). Housekeeping was effective and subtle.
Handy for use of Fitness Centre if you wish to use it and to use the self-serve coffee station also on floor 2. 3 computer terminals are available for guests' use and we found this useful for booking/ printing out tickets to shows etc.
The Blue Bar was too 'blue' - and was not comfortable to sit in for long. Consequently we used the lobby area for relaxing in, at the end of an evening where the staff and service were just the same - equally good. Drinks were on the expensive side (e.g. 22 dollars for a cocktail). The lobby served tea/ coffee until 10.00 am so we often used that to set us up for the morning before taking brunch later.
Quality decor and furnishings and the style of the hotel oozes history - and there is plenty of it to be seen about in this hotel.
- 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