Holiday Inn Express New York City Fifth Ave
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December 17 six of us spent most of the day at Niagara Falls, playing in the snow, viewing the Falls from the American and Canadian sides and enjoying lunch at the restaurant overlooking the Horseshoe Falls. The mist arising from the volume of water over the Falls blows against the banks and forms wonderful natural ice sculptures, especially on the …
Up early this morning to catch the train to New York. I'd booked Amtrak tickets online in Australia, and planned to pick them up at the station. All very efficient I have to say. Caught a taxi to the airport rather than the subway which was probably a good expenditure, at least in terms of alleviating stress. We arrived in plenty of time, and used …
... It is fabulous too - though sometimes so fast we miss half the words. Which is a shame because its very funny. They have a 10 year old, Milly Shapiro, as the lead and she was just incredible for someone so young.
How do I describe the show without sounding gushing or over the top. It was really good, the man playing the headmistress was funny as, and the kids were just great. Our kids absolutely loved it.
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... we got to the second stop we got off the boat as we were going to the 911 memorial site. On the way we saw squirrels (my favroite animal). We saw a statue that was a memorial for people who died during the Korean war. The worst was Korea with 58,000 dead, 175,000 wounded and 174,000 missing. Australia had 339 dead, 1216 injured and 29 missing.
When we got into the 911 memorial site there were two big waterfall pools that had the names of ...
... not, then how about the kids wing of the library having in possession and on display, the original toys that Winnie the poo was created from! Yep you got it, we were staring directly at the toys tigger, eeyore, piggy and Winnie were born from! Believe me these toys from the early 1900's (Bought from Harrods I believe,) were rather worn out! Now that's well lived teddies!
On the Sunday it was Puerto Rico day! The Sunday before was another nationalities day. But ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Express New York City Fifth Ave
Loved this hotel!!
This hotel was great!! Wonderful location!! Right in the middle of everything and everything was within walking distance. Clean rooms and great service! I would definitely go there again! I am planning my next trip to NY in the Spring and I am definitely planning to stay at this hotel again!
Great location, good service
Location is ideal for anyone interested in staying near Central Park (2 minute walk) and Times Square (10 minute walk), and 5th Avenue. Also close to Subway. Good bar in hotel, rooms were well serviced, clean, roomy, shower took a few minutes to warm up, but not an issue. Breakfast in the hotel restaurant is a little expensive, and with so many great places to eat in NY go out and try one of the hundreds of cafes/delis.
No complaints about the service in the hotel, staff were friendly and helpful at all times. Definitely recommend this hotel to anyone and would stay there again.
We stayed here for three nights mid-January 2006. We arrived a couple of hours early, but our room was ready which was great. We were on the 18th floor, with a view of the next door office building and New York rooftops - it was fine. We woke to light snow on our second day in New York, which was fun, coming from Australia - even though it was very cold out. The hotel is well located, near two subway stations, and within walking distance of lots of attractions. We caught the subway when it was two far to walk. Hotel staff were great, very friendly, and helped with directions and recommendations for dinner; there are lots of places to eat in the street, and in the nearby streets. Continental breakfast was included, and it was very good. As other reviewers have indicated, the hotel lobby and rooms are small, but that didn't really seem to matter. Nice feeling to the place, and we'd definitely stay there again.
Ok - I stayed at the semi-new HIEX on 5th avenue and 45th street in NYC. Overall my stay was very pleasant and I will be returning next month.
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Great location, new rooms - with fancy LG flat screen tvs, and all at great rates (especially with AAA). We got the 1BR suite, which I would recommend for a little more space. There was very little storage space and the bathrooms were efficient, but the friendly staff, continental breakfast and new decor added up to a good experience.
I had a great stay at the Holiday Inn. The location is very central. The staff was pleasant and even let us check in early. They had a guest computer that was very helpful when mapping out locations and finding events. Modern and very clean rooms.
My husband and I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express, New York Midtown on 15 Dec 2005. We were in NYC just for the night as we had tickets to a Broadway show. I had originally made a reservation at another hotel, but read an article in The New York Times about the opening of this hotel, so cancelled our old reservation and booked here.
This was my our first trip to NYC and we loved every minute of it. The hotel was in a very central location...two blocks from Times Square, Radio City, Rockefeller, and about 4 from the Empire State Building. They let us check in early (11am) so we were stuck in a room below the lobby but it was actually very quiet, plus it was where the computer was that no one really used but us. They also held our bags at checkout so we could go sightsee more because our plane didn't leave until late in the day. The staff was very nice, even giving us a wake up call at 3am to see the first snow fall. (I've never seen snow before this). There was a good chinese and pizza place across the street. Breakfast bar was good, check out was a little hectic and slow, but nothing terrible. The lobby itself is tiny, but what isn't in NY. The rooms were small, but again, it's NY. Beds were very comfortable but you can only fit a roll away bed in the king bed room (and then you have to climb over the bed to get to it....it was definitely something we will never forget!) The only complaint I had was the two elevators were slow to accommodate 27 floors. And watch your room charge because they double billed me but fixed it as soon as I called them. Overall, we would definitely stay there again for the price compared to other hotels.
There's lots going for this hotel, besides its great midtown location. The rooms are clean, modern and fresh. The bed was remarkably comfortable. The high speed Internet connection was very fast. The bathroom was a little lacking in flat surfaces, but well appointed and the walk-in shower was great. With just six rooms per floor, and more than 20 stories, the two elevators are insufficient. Just don't plan to get out from a high floor in a hurry...
I stayed at the recently opened Holiday Inn Express over the New York City Marathon weekend (early Nov). The hotel had only been open a few weeks and everything was new (including most of the staff). While far from prefect, there are many things going for this hotel.