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Around 5:00 or so, our pilot informed us that we will be landing in New York City very soon and that we will be able to see outside the windows. As i peeked outside my window, i saw the Big Apple for my very first time. It was beautiful. I saw many historic buildings including the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, and many more. We finally …
... Our room is very comfortable, we have two rooms, the girls have a double pull out couch each, Russ & I have a king bed in our own bedroom and we have a kitchen. We are not used to the city noise - this is worse than any city we've been to (incl. London) - single glazed windows and rattley air conditioning doesn't help. According to the girls sources Selina Gomez stayed here a few days ago AND a flash stretch Limo just pulled away from out front. ...
... line for the actual elevator up. By the time we got up there it was a good half hour beyond what our slated time was so we had all but missed the day scene and now the sun was down although there was moderate daylight left but it was almost time for the lights to come up and people were mobbed at least 5 deep all around both levels. I was told there was a party on the lower level so I think possibly we should have been spread out over a ...
... pork, brisket etc, super yum but super filling. Sunday we headed to Harlem for some soul food and walked around checking out historic areas. The boys headed to a Yankees game while Helen and I shopped. Monday we played tourists and took the Staten Island ferry to check out the Statue of Liberty and got a great view of the Manhatten skyline. We went to the 9/11 memorial and then had massive pastrami sandwiches from the ...
... at Catch. Yum!
Saturday was one of my favourite days of Mum and Dad’s trip. With the sun shining and the temperature finally comfortable to be in without gloves and a hat we walked over the Brooklyn Bridge. I had never walked over it fully into Brooklyn so it was a first for us all. We had planned to get a slice of the famous Grimaldi’s pizza in Brooklyn but the queue was ridiculously long so instead we had ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Avalon Hotel New York City
Not what it used to be..
I visit NYC at least 6 times a year and I used to consider this hotel the city's best kept secret. Now I hope it remains a big secret. Have noticed a huge deterioration in service and accommodations as of late.
Not sure if it's a change of mgt. or what but the front desk staff is down-right rude and the rooms have become tattered and worn. On my last visit they DOWNGRADED me at check in by mistake. After viewing my "downgraded" room and notifying the front desk, they did move me but without a smile or an apology. Also, they dble charged my credit card and it took months to fix - and again without so much as an apology. No longer my hotel of choice in NY. Now stay at the Barclay or the W Tuscany
I stayed at the Avalon Hotel after reading all of the positive reviews here and was very disappointed. If it would not had been for the great rate I got, I would have left immediately and stayed elsewhere. Just a few observations, the bathroom in the superior queen rooms is definitely not the same bathroom that is shown on this hotel's website.
I cannot say enough good things about the Avalon. Great location, fantastic staff, beautiful rooms, delicious breakfast, and reasonable rates. I would recommend this hotel to anyone coming to New York and I am looking forward to staying there again.
Their executive king suite is probably the nicest hotel room I've ever stayed in.
We stayed at the Avalon July 3&4, 2003. We had a great time. We stayed with our two children in a deluxe suite. It was roomy and beautiful.
The staff was very helpful. The Empire State Building was only a block away! We walked in the streets nearby the hotel until 12:30-1:00 at night and never felt unsafe. It was our favorite hotel for our 11 day vacation. We will go there again.
We stayed at the Avalon after christmas, and we loved it! It was very elegant and was decorated beautifully. Our room was very spacious and was very homely. The room was clean and very nice. The bathroom was awsome and was the nicest one for a hotel room. It had marbal floors and counters, the bathtub was awsome and the seperate shower had a tempature setting. I would definetly stay there again.
I stayed at the Avalon June 11-15, 2003 and was quite pleased with the hotel, staff and amenities to guests. In particular, the complimentary continental breakfasts served in the Avalon Restaurant are quite complete and a perfect start to each day. Also, the hotel has a private library in the lobby with 3 computer terminals available to guests 24 hours at no cost. The hotel is done up in the art deco style with lots of marble touches. The rooms are large, well-appointed (I stayed in the superior room) with refigerator, armoire, writing desk and a very large bathroom with marble floors and walls. The location of the hotel is 32nd Street between 5th Avenue and Madison, in a Korean business district between Murray Hill & Gramercy Park. The area is commercial by day and fairly quiet at night and very safe. The Empire State Building is just around the corner from the hotel and Herald Square with Macys and other shops is at 34th Street and 6th Avenue, a short walk from the Avalon. The Avalon is within several blocks of subways stations and bus service operates nearby. The 42nd Sstreet theater distrcit is just one subway station away from 32nd street where the hotel is located or a 15 minute walk. LaGuardia Airport is approximately 25 minutes from the hotel in non-rush. There are numerous good restaurants nearby and I highly recommend Bella Napoli (Italian---offering dinner specials with a coupon from the Avalon) and Mieli Mielo (Italian-French w/Asian influences). Also, Avalon guests get complimentary use of the Bally Total Fitness club 2 -3 blocks north on 32nd Street. If you have questions about restaurants or NY, one of the young desk clerks--Mike, is the person who is most helpful.
Brilliant Long week-end spent at the Avalon Hotel
This is a really marvellous hotel and, well worth the money. My husband and I recently stayed at The Avalon Hotel, over the Memorial Holiday weekend for three nights. The friendly staff could not do enough for us. We stayed in a junior suite which was very spacious, clean and adequately supplied. The continental breakfast was first class and 'set us up' for a long days trekking around the sites of the Big Apple. We would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel and would most definately stay here again.
Great little hotel
We stayed for two nights at The Avalon with our three children in a deluxe suite. We had an extremely good rate from cheaptickets and were very happy with the hotel. The room was comfortable, clean, marble in the bathroom and fairly roomy for NYC. The continental breakfast was fine and quick. We found the employees very helpful and friendly. The location is great although the street itself is a little sketchy. We felt safe during the day, but I would recommend a cab to the door at night. We would stay at the Avalon again.
It is not possible to say enough GOOD THINGS about The Avalon Hotel in New York. What a fantastic find! A small, boutique style hotel, it lives up to everything you see on its website and more. The rooms are of the highest quality, generously sized with outstanding appointments. We were given a complimentary upgrade to an Executive Suite and it was the highlight of our US holiday a five room suite where even the bathroom had two rooms with lashings of marble, granite and other fine finishes.
We stayed at the Avalon Hotel for three nights and had a wonderful experience! We were greeted at the door and the hotel is beautiful. The staff was very helpful and nice. The rooms were very spacious. The breakfast was just so-so but honor bar was reasonably priced. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.