I stayed here for five nights end of Jan/beginning Feb with my mother-in-law in a junior suite with two double beds on the fifth floor. This was my fourth time in New York and her first and I found the room to be excellent for our needs with plenty of space. There was even a seating area with a sofa bed and a second television. There was a good sized bathroom and plenty of storage space for us both. The beds were very comfortable and the room heating worked with no problems. The lack of in-room tea/coffee facilities has already been mentioned so I won't go on about that, but the fridge for guests use is a nice touch. The two windows in the room both opened and there was very little street noise compared to my previous experiences - you don't really need a view from your hotel room in NYC! There were minor scratches and marks on the walls/floors but nothing too obvious or that you can't live with - I have stayed in much worse for not a lot less.
I dealt directly with a lady in reservations at the hotel and we were given an excellent deal which included breakfast - two choices of cereal, juices, tea/coffee, yoghurt, hard boiled eggs,deliciously fresh fruit, pastries/cakes, bagels and toast. At the weekend there was also cheese and salami. If you were to pay separately I am not sure it was value for money at $14.95 as we couldn't compare it to anything but as it was included it was more than adequate for us and very convenient - we could use the free wifi to plan our day over a leisurely breakfast.
This is possibly the most expensive room I have stayed in on all my trips to NY as I usually tend to travel with my husband on a budget - but is was worth the little extra I paid for the extra room, cleanliness and comfort. The location is also excellent, easy to get around from. My brief dealings with the staff were fine. They were very helpful, polite and friendly without being in-your-face.
Overall, after a lot of research and reading the reviews, I am so pleased I picked this Hotel for my mother-in-law's first taste of New York. I have always said that my next trip to NY with my husband would be cheap and cheerful, but as the Avalon exceeded my expectations, I will definitely consider it again when I return in November, especially if they are still running their special offers.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centrally located just below Midtown Manhattan, The Avalon Hotel New York is blocks away from everything New York City has to offer. The hotel is only two blocks from the Empire State Building, seven subway lines and Penn Station, as well as being easily accessible to LaGuardia, JFK and Newark Liberty International Airport. Additionally, The Avalon Hotel New York is just steps from the best shopping in Manhattan including Macy's, Lord & Taylor and numerous 5th & Madison Avenue boutiques. World-famous Times Square and the Theatre District is just a short walk, subway or taxi cab ride away. With a majority of the 100 guest rooms over 400 square feet, many of our spacious guest rooms have two beds and all our suites feature a sofa bed. The Avalon Hotel New York is a classic boutique hotel providing guests with extra comforts such as a private library, flat screen HD televisions, 100% cotton linens, Thymes amenities, mini bars and personal in-room coolers. Conference space is available for intimate gatherings or business meetings. The Avalon Hotel offers, for an additional fee, a continental buffet breakfast served daily. A $20/night mandatory Facility Fee (plus taxes) will be applied and includes Wi-Fi, 24-hour on-site Fitness Center, Daily Newspapers, unlimited U.S. and Domestic (US Mainland) telephone calls, luggage storage, unlimited daily hot beverage and water service and 24-hour Business Center. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Avalon Hotel New York City
- Vincci New York City
- Vincci Hotel Avalon