The location is good and the price is good. Beyond that there is little to like about this dated stinky joint. The check-in service is inefficient with two crass attendants doing little, if anything, to make your experience better. When I say the place is dated, it's probably an understatement. The decor comes straight from the 50's and while I do enjoy retro chic on occasion, the furniture here is just old and uncomfortable. The elevators reminded me much of the Tower of Terror, with multiple rotating numbers circling above the bank of creeky old portals. I honestly expected to see the Adams Family come marching through the lobby with pet bats and all.
The rooms continue the theme of minimalism. There is little space, little furniture, little sink space and little of everything. One exception to this, however, is that there is a lot of noise to keep you company as the windows in the room appear to be razor thin. The bathrooms scared me, I honestly saw little creatures moving about and the space is about the same as a walk-in closet.
In sum, there is very little redeeming about this hotel, other than location and price. People from foreign countries seem to predominate in the Roosevelt so perhaps it is sold through travel agencies. Whatever, this place is really old at this point so please think three times before booking, unless you absolutely need the price (and then get your shots beforehand).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For a classic New York City hotel experience with the finest contemporary amenities, The Roosevelt Hotel offers 1,015 newly renovated guestrooms and suites. Opened in 1924 at the height of the Jazz Age, the "Grand Dame of Madison Avenue" continues to impress guests in its prime location in midtown Manhattan. The Roosevelt is the perfect combination of classical and modern creating a relaxing ambience in the city that never sleeps. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Roosevelt Hotel New York City
- Roosevelt Hotel Nyc