We stayed here in February 2011 for my Birthday. On arrrival we were pleasantly suprised by the helpfullness of the staff members and by the beautiful lobby. We were helped to our room with our bags. The lifts are pretty old and small (Just a warning) Our room was clean and tidy and had a walk in wardrobe, double bed, desk, dressing table, kitchen and bathroom. The bathrooms are quite dated and the view from our room wasn't the greatest (we were overlooking another building) but to be honest when you are in New York you do not spend a lot of time in your room! We booked the bed and breakfast option and you had a choice of an American Breakfast (Toast, Jelly, Eggs, Bacon, etc) or Pancakes with syrup and cream, a glass of orange juice and a tea or coffee (great value for money).
The greatest thing about this hotel is it's location. 2 minutes from Central Park South and Times Square. There is a subway station just around the corner. The hotel shop is great for bits you forgot (plasters - my husband gor blisters from walking on our first day).
I would advise anyone travelling to New York to purchase a New York Pass, they include a variety of attractions with the bonus of not having to queue or pay for anything once you arrive. We stayed for three days and managed to (first day) visit: Top of The Rocks, Radio City, Times Square, Madame Tussauds, Central Park, Horse & Carriage Ride, Empire State Building, Sky Ride, (second day) Central Park Zoo, 5th Avenue (Extra discounts in stores with pass and free gifts), American Museuam of Natural History, Harbour Cruise (Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, etc), (third day) Ground Zero, Bowling, Police Museum, Memorial Museum, Grand Central Station.
You also get discounts/free food at a variety of restaurants.
Back to the hotel - Staff are more than happy to give you advice/directions and will arrange airport pick ups at a fixed rate for you.
On our 2nd and 3rd night (tired from walking) we decided to order room service and a movie on the TV choice screens in our room. The food was amazing and great value for money and there are plenty of movies to choose from.
Overall this hotel is great for a base to explore, maybe it does need updating in places, but for us it served it's purpose. If you are travelling to this hotel, have an amazing time. I would go back in a shot!
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