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After Thursdays unplanned visit to the Guggenheim Shop, we made a more coordinated approach today through the actual gallery doors. Being appreciative of the art that more creative people than ourselves produce we (Aaron & I), were looking forward to something extraordinary. Worthy of the Guggenheims reputation. We got James Turrell.
Hey another day dawns in NYC. Well actually we miss the dawn because we are all sleeping in. Who would have thought - de fina's relaxing on a holiday.
It was off to Central Park today, the over 800 acre playground for New Yorkers. We grabbed a yellow taxi as Aidan needs to keep as much endurance as he can for the park. (About $10, the …
Tip to all NYC travellers (that's you Denise) always book your Statue of Liberty ticket before you go - because even though you have to choose the actual date, you can then get into the monument/pedestal and the museum - and not just wander aimlessly around the island wondering why other people are up enjoying the view! These tickets book out weeks …
We must be getting tired as we are able to sleep in until 8.30am. It is a small room but as they say, and I said before, location, location, location and this place has it. Two short blocks from Time Square. So we have the family pow wow and decide to do Times Square in the morning.
A quick walk there (well as quick as a set of crutches …
Up and firing early from Joan's house as we have a train to catch. We are sad to leave as it is a home with space and we are going to a place with space filled with lots of people. It even had a basement - with a furnace!
At the Amtrak station with an hour to spare, find the redhat and learn about train travel American style. You can take …
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Belvedere New York City
Not a bad deal
After checking up on every possible hotel in new york city, we found that The Belvedere had the best reviews (for our budget, at least). For the most part, they lived up to them, except for one thing... the service wasn't the best. Yes, it was nice to be greeted and have the door held for us upon entrance, but no one really went out of their way to accomodate us. And the walls were a bit thin, so when housekeeping was cleaning (at 8.30a.m!) we could hear all of their racket. Otherwise, it was a nice looking place with a great location -and a nice view. All in all, I guess I'd say that I'd recommend it, but next time I'm in New York I'll venture elsewhere.
We stayed there over New Year and were very disappointed. We booked the stay online through the hotel's own website in August 2002 and confirmed it with the hotel a week before we went. When we got there they said they had no room for us and wanted us to stay elsewhere for 2 of our five night stay. This was totally unacceptable given that we had just had a long flight and did not want to move hotels over new year. The staff were rude and after a long flight this was the last thing we wanted. We ended up being found a room on a smoking floor with only one double bed which we had to pay the same rate as a king size room for. We then continued to get poor treatment from the staff because of the initial argument over the room. Would never stay here again despite the fact that it was well located and clean. Hotels should not take bookings over a website if they then are not prepared to honour them.
Best Value in Midtown!
Could not have been happier! Room was large, clean and lovely; 1920's building in excellent shape and very quaint. Highly recommend eating at the attached Plataforma (Brazilian BBQ) - outstanding!
Kitchenette was indispensible and the location is perfect. Had one issue with shower leaking (although water pressure was great); told the front desk as we left that morning and it was fixed when we returned. Most impressed with staff. Will definitely stay here again.
Great hotel - great price
i took my daughter to new york for her graduation present, along with my sister in law and niece. i needed to find a nice hotel for a reasonable price and found the belvedere on the internet. i booked a room for 4 nights at 119.00 a night! the room was completely renovated so everything was like brand new. It was convenient to everything, the staff was very helpful. A great experience!
We just returned from a three-night stay at The Belvedere, which we booked based on other travelers' reviews. We couldn't have been more pleased. The location was terrific; within easy walking distance to everything in Times Square. The area also felt quite safe. The entire hotel was exceptionally clean and the rooms looked as though they had just been redone from top to bottom, with new furnishings, bedspreads, draperies, etc. - even tiling. The bathrooms were somewhat small, but certainly adquate and again, very clean. All of the rooms feature a small area with a fridge, sink, coffeemaker and microwave, which came in quite handy for us. (They do not, however, have any silverware or plates, bowls, glasses, so it would be advisable to toss some plasticware into your luggage if you plan on using the kitchen facilities.) The staff was very friendly and helpful as well. Our rooms were $100 less per night than the Crowne Plaza (about two blocks away), where others in our group were staying, and I have to honestly say we liked The Belvedere better! We had a group of seven families at The Belvedere and we all agreed that whenever we return to New York, we would definitely stay there again!
Great staff, excellent location, very good value. We stayed at the Belevedere for three nights in late October, 2002. The location is two blocks from Broadway, and convenient to the subway. Rooms were spacious for New York City. Very clean- even passed my wife's white glove test! The Brazilian Restaurant which is attached to the hotel (but not accessible) was a fantastic experience. Concierge at the hotel was also very helpful. We'd stay here again.
Excellent hotel for tourists!
The Belevedere is in a great location - easy walking distance to Times Square, Rockefeller Center, etc., with lots of restaurants close by. The rooms are large by NYC standards and nicely decorated. (Note: beds are a little too firm.) The best thing about the hotel is the staff. They were all so nice and friendly and responded quickly to all of our requests (extra towels, information, cabs, etc.).
I stayed at the Belevedere in early Dec. 2001. I did see reviews indicating past problems and also was aware of recent renovation efforts. Did they ever turn this place around!
I recently stayed at the Belvedere (in early April 2002). I had been looking for a hotel that would be close to mid-town Manhattan without being horribly expensive. I didn't require a lot of amenities, but was pleasantly surprised by what was offered.