This is the second time I have been to New York but first time on the east side of manhattan. I loved this location because all the bars and restaurants have not only tourists but locals in there and the prices are a lot more reasonable than in the central Times Square area. We visited Ritz Diner most days which isn't like the Ritz like its title but is down to earth, good food, great service and refillable coffees which is just what you need after a busy day or to start you up for the busy day ahead. We also visited Baker street bar which is fab for snacks and the drinks were again really reasonable - they had loads of sports on the TV's too so my fiancé and my brother loved this!!
The Subway is about 5 blocks away on Lexington so we didn't feel out of it at all - we walked to Central park in about 20 mins and felt super safe in the location and never felt conscious walking at night.
The hotel was undergoing some maintenance work - it would have been nice for them to let us know before arriving but we understood that would be difficult. We didn't really notice the work going on and they were never making noise outside the hours we were advised when we were advised of this upon check in. The rooms are big for New York standard, the bed was the most comfortable bed I have ever stayed in and was huge !! The shower and bathroom facilities were great and the view was amazing of the river and the bridge. We felt the room was always warm so had to have the cool air on a little - this was loud so wouldn't want to be there in the middle of summer and need this on all night because don't know if I could sleep with this on. Also I think the rooms would really benefit from Tea and Coffee making facilities - this was really missed and although the nearest shop to buy coffee from was only a block and a half away it was a pain just to get a morning cup of coffee. This may have only been the standard rooms but as they are advertised as Superior rooms online I would think this would have been as standard in the rooms. They should take the mini bar out because the items there were overpriced and the water out of the fridge that was $8 had dust on so must have been there a while. We were lucky with the neighbours as they were really quiet but the walls are quite thin especially by the window so we could hear the neighbours tv but this was absolutely fine and we were out all day and night and every night we had a great night sleep and were not disturbed at all.
The only slight gripe I have is with the price of the drinks in the rooftop bar and restaurant - it was ridiculous really - it was about $17 for a glass of wine!! I am unsure as to why it was this much because we visited beautiful restaurants in the area and the wine prices were nowhere near that high?? These are really minor gripes though in all we had a fab time and we loved everything about the holiday - we would visit the Bentley again because overall we had a great time and for the price of the room ( which was about $100 a night ) you cannot complain for New York and the location was great.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on Manhattan's Upper East Side - Hotel features panoramic views of Manhattan skyline, East River and the renowned, 59th St Bridge Be sure to have dinner and/or a cocktail in Prime at The Bentley restaurant. The kosher, continental menu features many great dishes that will not disappoint! Open Sunday - Thursday, 5:30pm - 10:30pm and Saturday, after sun-down, until 12:00am. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bentley Hotel Nyc
- Bentley Hotel New York City
- Bentley New York City
- Hotel Bentley New York