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... that was our dose of “kulture”.
After the concert we went a few blocks down to a Thai restaurant (we’d done a bit of Internet surfing during the intermission and decided on Thai tonight) and had a great meal with beers and wine all round including dessert for under $25 per head all up – great food and great service too.
Vanessa and Craig bade us farewell at the Columbus Circle subway station and we wandered back to the Y. A good ...
... I saw fireworks at time square. i also went in the fairy. i was a very big boat and it had 2 big basements and 2 floors. i pool in it and i aslo swimmed in it and it had alot of snooker court and i had alot of fun their with my family and my cousins.
... is really good, when it its running fully! We had a few evening and weekend trains that were down as lines were under repair which made getting home a bit of a stressful journey...but we made it together....JUST! haha. I would definitely recommend our flat in Astoria to anyone else looking to visit NYC providing they are happy not being in Manhattan and getting a 20-30min subway ride.
On to Philadelphia now to climb the Rocky steps whilst singing ...
... not much to do on the island but the ferry goes right past the statue of liberty so we got some good views of it, plus the city skyline on the return journey. Not bad for a free ride!
Walking and stumbling upon random things:
Watched both a womens and a mens a game in the famous cage right on the side of the street. They were rough! ...
... Paul’s, honoring many, including the fallen police officers and firefighters. The boys took a few minutes to rest & enjoy their electronics before heading to the 9/11 Memorial. Yet another opportunity to go through a full security checkpoint ! Very impressive memorial. I think the boys appreciated the experience. By this point, the heat has kicked up a bit, as well as some increased humidity—which explained why my fingers ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Chambers Hotel New York City
Had the quickest most incoherant walk thru of the room by Hose, he couldnt wait to get his tip and go.booked into a queen size suite $500 plus tax per night. The bath hadnt been cleaned, hairs from previous ocupant. The rug was really grubby and hadnt been hoovered, the curtains were also filthy. It has been totally remodeled inside but done cheaply and not finished off very well, a bit make shift. The bar was ok but when my husband wanted to put drinks on our room he was constantly asked "are you sure you are staying here?" very annoying. Very gimicky and not value for money, breakfast had 20% service and $5 gratuity added for room service, the cafe across the road far better. Over priced and over rated.
Terrific Midtown Choice
Outstanding service and above average rooms. Perfect hotel to enjoy the spirit of New York. Ask for a room on the 56th Street side, as high as possible.
We stayed at the Chambers for 3 nights in August 2004 and it was an amazing experience. It was recommended by a friend who often stays there and I have to thank my friend for telling me about such a great place.
My husband and I travel 1st class quite a bit, Ritz, Four Seasons, etc. It's worth it to us rather than chance a bad stay that could ruin our visit. The last time we were in NY we dined at Town located in Chambers. The food and service were exceptional so we decided to give the hotel a chance.
The service was fabulous. We were treated well for five days and our room was comfortable and clean. (Wish we had some drawers though!) But that is my only negative comment. It was a great trip and we appreciated the remarkable guest care.
I returned to my room at 1:30 am after theatre and dinner to fine the door to my very small room wide open, someone forced the door open. Nothing was taken for whatever reason, needlesss to say I left the next morning. In their defense, the staff was very kind and the manager responded well. The room was average and the shower is fab but has no door and the floor basically floods when you're done...not amazing. don't bother.
Very happening lobby and courteous staff. The rooms are pretty standard but the bathrooms are generous (especially the shower). Excellent location just off Fifth Avenue!
Very cool, hip design
The Chambers is the perfect hotel for young guests willing to pay for cool design in an excellent midtown location in NY. The shower is the absolute best, and the beds and sheets are first-rate. Some rooms facing the street (56th) can be noisy at night. The bar and restaurant of the hotel are great, albeit pricey. Overall, this is by no means a cheap hotel, but its sleek design beats the flowery bedspreads elsewhere and it is better than most other hip NY hotels, at least those in midtown. It is also small enough to have pretty good service, unlike many other hp hotels.
I have returned from a 5 day trip to New York today. I stayed at the Chambers Hotel with 5 girlfriends. We found the hotel sadly lacking in many ways. The service was inflexible and slow in every area (eg 1. ordering pancakes with berries for breakfast, actually getting pancakes with bananas - no explanation - they didn't care ! 2. Ordering 3 glasses of wine and a glass of champagne, actually getting 3 half empty glasses - red wine cold, champagne in a wine glass and for the excrutiating price of $14 a glass ! Real stylish ! 3. Bar menu at night has limited choices - 3 of us want burgers (yes that was the best thing on the menu !) they've run out - nothing else on menu, but no we're not allowed to order from the room service menu, despite availability and better choices. We order just potato chips instead - a handful for $8 - what a rip off ! Overall the atmoshere in the place was more frosty than the weather which was 10 below , and that was because of the service which was deplorable (apart from Jose - Concierge). If you want to throw your money away in the interests of style I suggest you pay a visit to the far more acceptable St Regis or Plaza round the corner - despite appearances, it will actually cost you more or less the same from the UK.
Very modern and design. Good looking people, nice bar, great restaurant (expensive!), and pretty nice rooms (if you have one overlooking the street). I like the location and having a DVD player in your room is just great. The service can be slow and some staff looks better than they sound, but overall it is very nice and pleasant hotel. And definitely not boring!!
An expensive disappointment
If you stay at this well located hotel do not accept a room at the back. You will be subjected to incredible noise from the heating and air conditioning system - particularly if you have the misfortune to be housed on the lower floors. While I was charged $255 per night, the rugs were torn, the shower was cold and the room was unsatisfactory - but noone seemed to care!! A nice touch was a piece of fruit left by your bed in the evening - except for the fact I received a bruised apple that was totally unappetizing. There are many poasitive aspects to the hotel but the attitude of the staff and the insensitivity to my complaints made my stay very unpleasant.