As this was a surprise trip for my partner, I wanted something affordable but still good quality. After months of looking on Trip Advisor, I decided on the Hotel Metro.
When we arrived at the Hotel, the man on the desk would not let us check in until we gave him a "voucher" that we could have got through the company we booked the hotel through. Although we had ten pieces of literature that I had printed off, evidentially I didn't have the "voucher" needed! After travelling a long distance, the last thing you need was to be told you couldn't check in and would need to contact the company ourselves and get a voucher faxed over!?!?! Luckily I remembered reading that the Hotel has an Internet connection, so asked if I could use the PC and look for the Voucher (I had to suggest this!). Finally we sorted it out and I found the Voucher and presented it to them.
Before arriving at the Hotel, I e-mailed them several times requesting for a high floor room. When we got into the room, we found it was on the first floor facing the road. (brilliant!!). As this was a special trip for my Girlfriend, I decided to stay where we were and see how it went (instead of making a fuss and asking to be moved). In the end, it didn't matter too much as we were never in the room and I only got woken up a couple of time by traffic outside (your so tired with working all day - you sleep through anything!).
The Room was a good size, with the decoration good taste. Also included was a fridge and Safe, which both came in handy during our stay. The bathroom was of a good standard, although the toilet did overflow once....although the maid cleared it up within half an hour which was good.
Breakfast was 1st class and settled the day up well. Could have as much as you want, ranging from muffins, toast, fruit and cakes. We often went back time and time again for a refill!!
Location is the best part of this Hotel. 10 minute walk to Times Square and 2 minutes to Macys! (which my Girlfriend loved!). The Subway is around a minute walk also, which gives you access to the rest of the City.
Free Internet access (although limited to 30 mins) was handy and we used it several times for booking an excursion for during our stay.
The Roof Top Terrace was nice and I can imagine in the Summer being popular.
You get what you pay for. We enjoyed our stay at the Hotel and found it exactly what we wanted. Would we stay here again? Maybe. First would look for what else was available. All in all though, was worth the money I paid.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Metro is an independent boutique hotel in the heart of midtown Manhattan, one block from the Empire State Building and a 2 minute walk to Macy's. Times Square and Madison Square Garden and Grand Central Station are all within a 10 minute walk. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Metro Hotel New York City
- Hotel Metro New York