Club Quarters, opposite Rockefeller Center
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- Laundry facilities (self serve)
- Microwave in room
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Refrigerator in room
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Historical Traveler Reviews Club Quarters, opposite Rockefeller Center New York City
I stayed here during Labor Day weekend and was pleasantly surprised. I stayed at one of the London locations in July 2005 and found the room too small. This time we had an efficiency room which had very high ceilings and enough space for all 3 of us. The location was perfect since we were so close to everything. The staff was very nice and quick to fulfill our requests. Anytime we called for something, we got it within 10 minutes. It's definitely not glitzy, but it was very reasonably priced for a NYC hotel and much nicer than your typcial budget hotel. I would definitely stay here again, and I would recommend it to al of my friends.
There are SO many choices-- stay elsewhere!
Just got back from an anniversary weekend in NYC. Thought the hotel sounded interesting in NY Times ad so we booked directly with them. Booked a "large" room that was a large CLOSET. My son joined us for the last day in the city and once the pull out was open, my husband and I had to literally step over him to get to the bathroom! No bellman to help with luggage. No front desk-- the employees stand around the tiny lobby at several computer stations. No one told us that the continental breakfast was included in the price of the room. The room was very noisy. We were only on the 6th floor, however, it wasn't just NYC traffic, sirens, etc., the air conditioning unit was deafening. This does not make sense in a room with brand new furnishings and a plasma TV (of course, they have to have a plasma since a regular TV would never fit!) Icing on the cake: they held four pieces of luggage for us for an hour until our car arrived to take us to the airport and managed to only find three of them when our car arrived. For 20 minutes we were rummaging through a tiny basement room (with hardly any lighting, to boot) trying to find my son's backpack which was buried under other people's luggage. The hotel was the worst part of our stay. BTW, the view of Rockefeller Center is of the building, not the patio/ice rink. Very misleading advertising. Don't know if the top floors can see over the building but we certainly couldn't.
Just got back from a one night stay at club quarters. It was fairly comfortable and clean. I agree it is definitely catered to a businessMAN - the decor is okay, but definitely a lack of amenities in the bathrooms. I was excited to try out the terrace club, which was the only place open in the hotel (the hotel is still undergoing some construction). However, when we got up there we were approached by someone in charge, who was quite difficult to understand. First he asked if we were staying there or were members (yes), then we said we would like to get a drink outside. After considering this for a moment, he said it will be closed and there will be a dress code - we were wearing business attire (no further explanation). Then he offered us a glass of wine - then took that back for some reason, then offered us coffee. We declined and sat down at one of the free internet computers, he then came back over and said it was broken. All in all - a strange experience.
We then went downstairs to ask the desk staff if they knew of a place nearby - but all THREE of them were listening to a woman complaining (probably about something legitimate), not one asked if we needed help. (This went on the rest of our stay as well - very strange).
The elevators were also horribly slow - and there was no freight elevator, so people kept coming on with huge piles of dirty towels, etc. All in all it was not a very good experience. I would possibly stay there again for location and cleanliness sake, but would not expect much.
Discret et superbe
Discret et confidentiel.On est loin de l'entrée des palaces.Mais vous apprécierez le luxe d 'une chambre conçue pour des hommes ou femmes d affaires soucieux de confort .Le lounge très club au 7 eme étage et surtout la terrasse sont tout simplement superbes...
Great Location, Little Else
I just got back from three nights (June 21-24, 2006) at the Rockefeller Center Hotel (Club Quarters) on W. 51st Street.
This was my fifth trip to Manhattan in the last 3 years. I took my mother with me for her first trip to NYC. The midtown location was perfect for my mother's first trip, and she was thrilled to recognize many landmarks as we walked near our hotel.
The room itself is quite utilitarian. It is definitely geared toward a businessman, and yes, I mean a "man." No self-respecting woman would decorate a guest room in this manner. If you like dark olive green curtains, dark gray carpet, small ugly chair, and a hideous olive green/navy blue plaid bedspread, then you will enjoy the decor. Thankfully we were out of the room most of the time, only returning to sleep. The bed was comfortable, the accommodations adequate, the room VERY QUIET, and the lounge on the 7th floor quite beautiful with a good view. The continental breakfast was pretty bad, but what do you expect for free?
If you are looking for a little more luxury and are willing to pay a little more, try the Omni Berkshire on E. 52nd St. or the Milennium Broadway at the SE end of Times Square.
Incredible location, incredible deal
This Club Quarters opened about a month ago - it's brand new. It's on 51st Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. One end of the block is Radio City Music Hall, the opposite end is St. Patrick's Cathedral, across the street is Rockefeller Center. You can't beat this location! The rooms are small, but we had enough room for a rollaway bed as we had three staying in our room - my two daughters (ages 15 and 21) and I. The room price included a very basic continental breakfast - muffins, bagels, pastries, fruit, juice, coffee - and cookies in the afternoon.
The fabulous location and new spotless accommodations made up for the slow elevators - only two for 25 floors, 9 rooms per floor - and the lack of privacy in the bathrooms. The bathroom had a sliding door that barely covered the door. If you were in the bathroom, you were perfectly visible to anyone in the room due to the sheer panel in the door and the two inch gap on each side of the door. My oldest daughter jokingly commented that she would miss sharing her bathroom experiences with all of us when she returned home! So if you're a privacy freak - be warned!
The staff was very friendly and helpful and the price was fabulous! We paid less than $250 per night for this awesome location! I know there is a special rate for weekends through September 2006 of $225 per night. And for NYC anywhere, that's great!
Great value without sacrificing quality
Stayed at the Club Quarters Rockefeller for 3 days. Accommodations are basic and rooms are clean and comfortable. This hotel has some amenities outlined on website that were not yet available, given this Club Quarters location recently opened. Rooms may be a bit small for two people if you plan to spend a significant amount of time relaxing in room.
Wasn't charged extra for early check-in but late check-out (3 pm) was $30.00. Room key didn't work when I returned to room after lunch. Was told that room keys automatically time out at regular check-out time and new room key could not be issued. Staff let us in room in a timely manner but next time won't pay for late check-out and will just have bags stored until ready to leave. Did notice that cigarette smoke smell came through from other rooms. Neglected to ask if there were non-smoking wings and/or floors.
Those issues aside, great location. Easy to get around NYC as subway lines nearby. Close to Broadway theaters. Within walking distance of Central Park. While hotel was in the middle of the Radio City Music Hall/Times Square area, room was quiet.
While it's not luxurious, not meant to be since it caters to business travelers. It has all the basics needed for a comfortable, pleasant stay. Would definitely stay there again.
Agree with London review. I just returned from staying at this hotel for 3 days. Usually stay on the Upper West Side away from the hustle and bustle, but thought I'd try staying in Midtown. Good value for price - rooms are clean and comfortable. Rooms are indeed small but not an issue if you're staying there alone, sharing w/someone you know won't drive you batty, or when you're out and about and basically just come back to the room to sleep.
Room/bathroom design is similar to Club Quarters Midtown (see candid photos w/that hotel review). Club Quarters Rockefeller lobby a bit more contemporary than other Club Quarters, but quite small. Can't comment on other ammenties since much was still under construction.
Location is great; was within two blocks of the theater where I had tickets for a play, nice walk to Central Park, various subway lines within a few blocks of hotel, plenty of places to eat nearby.
If I had a longer vacation planned and wanted to pamper myself, then I'd spend the extra money and stay at a more upscale hotel with more ammenities. However, if you want to spend less but still have basic ammenties, comfort, service, etc. then I would recommend this hotel. I plan to stay there again when I return to NYC for a short trip in September.
Excellent Value for money
Stayed at this hotel for 1 week although it had only been opened 3 weeks or so.
The lobby is rather small but the location you cannot go wrong with, Close to 5th Ave, Times Square, Central Park all within a couple of blocks away and near enough right outside Radio City.
The hotel its self still had some teething problems of the restaurant not open and things aside was very clean, The room is small but as we were only sleeping there was perfect, There was no Bath in our room just a shower, Toilet and sink.
The staff at the hotel got alot better as the week went on offer discount vouchers for numerous places, Also the free internet access was very useful.
Overall i was very pleased with this hotel and would definatly stay there again.
TripAdvisor Reviews Club Quarters, opposite Rockefeller Center New York City
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