Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel
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Good morning on our last full day in the NYC.
We arrived on Saturday not realising that it was Labor Day weekend, basically a bank holiday, which is celebrated perfusely by those peskily patriotic yanks!
The full effects of the celebrations were evident on Sunday when, after 3 hours of trekking the length of central park, we took …
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... It was wonderful to see what originally was called Freedom Tower - now 1 World Trade Centre (or 1WTC) rising tall - it will be 104 floors and 1776 ft tall when completed, becoming New York's tallest building. We didn't go inside Ground Zero but had a walk around, down to the Fire Department building that took the first call on that dreadful day and where the majority of the firemen who were killed were based. We also visited the church of St Paul ...
... Krass ist übrigens, das Klo unter die Stelle der Bühne zu bauen, an der das Drumset steht. Holla...
Pünktlich um 22 Uhr gehen The Vaccines auf die Bühne. Das Konzert ist ausverkauft, der Raum aber nicht übervoll. So können wir uns den Auftritt ganz entspannt am FOH stehend anschauen. So schlimm ist die Band live gar nicht. Rock'n'Roll eben. Der ...
... den offentlige transport (som vi dog hurtigt at blevet ganske gode til at gennemskue - os snyder man ikke), skulle vi jo ogsaa liiiige have fundet os et hostel, hvilket heldigvis ogsaa gik ganske smertefrit, som vi altsaa havde proevet at forklare diverse, bekymrede foraeldre. Okay, maaske er der alligevel nogle gange lidt grund til bekymring (selvom vi aldrig ville indroemme det i en konfrontation), hvilket Sofie valgte at bevise i flyet fra Washington til NYC, da hun udbryder ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel New York City
Pleasant and Affordable
My husband and I stayed here for New Years Eve 2003 and were very pleasantly surprised. I am not a hotel person at all, but found this one more than tolerable. The staff was helpful and personable and the room was clean and spacious. The bathroom was a treat with marble tile, good lighting and lots of space. Overall, I was very happy with the experience.
My 12 year old daughter and I were lucky enough to spend 6 days in New York recently. We changed our hotel(and so glad we did!) to the Fitzpatrick Grand Central from the Ramada New Yorker after reading the reviews on tripadvisor. Everything about the hotel was great, from the friendly staff to our very pleasant room. The hotel was modern and spotless and two minutes from Grand Central Station. Rates were very reasonable and our deal included a nice continental breakfast. I would recommend this hotel to anyone and hope to return one day soon.
Great Hotel in a Great City
I booked this hotel as a birthday treat for my girlfriend and to celebrate our recent engagement! It turned out to be the coldest week NYC had seen in 30 years but that didn't stop us having a brilliant time and it was great to see the city in the snow! All I can say about this hotel is that its fantastic with a good, spacious, clean room, very friendly staff and great location, perfect for exploring the city.
The staff were also at hand for any questions we had regarding what to see etc. It really was a great trip with the hotel being a great base.
Special thanks goes to Romona who helped with questions we had before we arrived and helped to arrrange for a lovely bunch of flowers to be placed in the room for my girlfriend's birthday on our arrival, but she was just typical of all the staff at this great little hotel. Given the mad rush of the city it was nice to return to somewhere peaceful at the end of the day to rest. By way of a recommendation we will definately stay here again when we return to New York to see it in the summer.
Great little European Botique Hotel!
I have stayed at the Fitzpatrick Grand a couple of times over the past year, and it is one of my favorite hotels. The location is ideal, next to Grand Central and within walking distance of anything in Midtown.
The rooms are very nice, hallways a bit narrow if maid carts are in use. Rooms and common areas are very clean. I have stayed at a number of hotels in NYC and this one has by far the quietest rooms... no street noise, at least on my two visits in 2003. Restaurant/Pub on ground floor is warm, inviting, but a bit dark, but the food and staff are great and after a long day of business or pleasure, this place is a perfect spot to unwind. See if you can get a good deal on the internet as rack rates are fairly high.
Really enjoyed my stay!!!!
I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel. The service was great. My suite was beautiful. The staff is very attentive and very helpful. I would highly reccommend this hotel to anyone staying in the midtown area. Also reccommend their other hotel in Manhattan. Their location is a great one for the business or the leisure traveler.
We booked our trip to NYC in August as a delayed honeymoon. The Fitzpatrick came highly recommended by both business and pleasure travelers. Unfortunately we were traveling during the first big snow storm but one call to the hotel and they delayed our arrival as well as extended our stay with no problem. We were treated very graciously. The rooms are well appointed and a decent size for NYC. It is conveniently located next to Grand Central so getting around the city was super easy. The Wheeltapper was a great place to start or end our evenings on the town. I would definitely stay again at this hotel and recommend to all of our friends and family. Check into the other NY location as we stopped in there as well and it looked equally as nice.
My husband and I were at the Fitzpatrick from 10/23/03 to 10/27/03.
Perfect hotel for a "First Time New Yorker." The location was perfect, the entire hotel was very clean, prices were fairly modest, and the staff was very professional and courteous. The bellhop, Stephen, was fabulous! He had answers to all of our questions, he was full of suggestions, and made our daily planning a breeze. The Wheeltapper Pub (hotel restaurant) was very cozy and the food was excellent. Upon checkout, we did hear one customer griping about not receiving a sandwich he ordered at 11:30 p.m. the previous night. However, the staff makes it very clear to you upon check-in that the kitchen closes at 11:00 pm, so his griping was not justified. As far as the customer who rated this hotel and complained about his credit card balance...I have no idea what he is talking about. Sounds like he has a personal problem to me.
The best parts of the hotel were the quaint rooms, cleanliness, and location. After a bus, noisy day of buzzing around the city, it was nice to come home to a turned down bed, bottles of spring water, and a clean warm bath to soak. I would recommend it to anyone visiting for NYC for the first time. Mostly because of the location, the small size, the cleanliness, and the cozy feel. If we ever go back to NYC (which I hope we do) we will definitely stay here again.
Fitzpatrick Grand Central--A great value
We visited New York City in mid-Oct. and stayed at the Fitzpatrick at Grand Central. The location is great if you are going to use the subway, which we did extensively. The hotel was very clean, the room was very adequate for 2 adults, the bathroom was good sized with a tub with a shower, and the bed was very comfortable. The staff was helpful and courteous. The room did not have a chest to store clothes but had adequate shelves in the closet and the bottom half of the entertainment center. We also stayed a couple of days at the W Hotel in Times Square which was nice but the Fitzpatrick is a better value for the money. I would highly recommend getting a NYC Pass on the internet and use a Mastercard to purchase 3 Days at the 2 Day price ($69) if it is still available. The Pass gives you free access to virtually everything you would want to see and do and allows you to avoid the long lines at many of the attractions. You also get a Metrocard pass for unlimited bus and subway travel. We picked up our pass and book at Madame Tussaud's 42nd @ 8th Avenue. Before we went to NYC, I also purchased a New York Entertainment card and book for $25 from entertainment, 888-446-9952. We more than paid for the book with the savings we enjoyed on excellent meals at Broadway Joe's Steak House and DaMarino's Italian Restaurant (both in the theatre district). Mustang Sally's did not honor the card even though they were listed in the book. We really enjoyed our visit to NYC. Everyone we talked to was quite pleasant and helpful. We were apprehensive about using the subway but after we got a map with the subway routes and got the hang of it, we used the subway extensively with no problems whatsoever.
The Fitz is IT!!!
Irish hospitality abounds at this hotel!!! The staff is courteous and generous with their time. The rooms are spacious and immaculately clean! The beds are comfortable, the towels are soft, and the walk-in closet is great for storing one's belongings. The Irish-owned and operated establishment has made an effort to incorporate the European charm of Ireland in its decor~very charming atmosphere; I felt like I was on the Emerald Isle!The Manhattan location is quite central and within walking distance of many popular NYC attractions.This hotel is more than a dumping ground for the Irish~It's a lovely, accommodating hotel!!
Fitzpatrick - Hated it!
The worst hotel experience I've ever had. Although the rooms were nice and large, the staff was rude. The hotel did not advise us they were holding $300 against my credit card for a $159.95 room and $600 dollars against the same card for a room bill of $350. Imagine my embarrassment when my credit card was declined at a family dinner! I changed rooms after one night and left clothing in the closet of the room. A mere 4 hrs. later I reported this to the management staff. No one in housekeeping turned it in and I never heard from them about it or been reimbursed. Long distance phone calls I never made charged to my room, the wrong address on my bill ... Need I go on! WARNING STAY AWAY