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... silk robes. After ridding themselves of the robes, a crowd gathered quickly because all they were wearing was body paint and g-strings. They were painted with different country’s flag colors for the World Cup and apparently you could get your photo taken with them for free.
As we were amused by this "only in NYC" moment, we heard a voice behind us say, “I forgot to tell you to watch out for the Elmo impersonators.” We both turned around ...
... and we were back on our way to watch The Lion King. In that short period of time the weather had managed to change from hot and sunny to cool and heavy rain. We did manage to arrive just in the nick of time, but looking less glamorous than we'd have liked for our first Broadway experience. I could tell the person taking tickets was thinking ‘most people normally get dressed after going in the shower not before’...
First stop today Empire State Building. A bit more overcast today, but still great views. After lunch walked to Madison Square Garden. Was really expensive to do tour, so decided against that. Then we jumped the subway down to Greenwich Village and walked around here for awhile. A friend from Melbourne happened to be here at the same time, so we headed to Bryant Park for dinner with her. Was amazing to catch up with her in New York. Really nice Balmy evening. Very pleasant to be ...
... classic New York in-your-face attitude with British style.
Wanna hear my hipster joke? Ah, you've probably never heard of it.
But in seriousness, why did the hipster burn his tongue? Because he drank his tea before it was cool.
Oh, and just to remove any subtlety from the title, it's a play on words because I saw Lady Gaga (who is a 'star') and if you say it quickly enough it kinda sounds like 'scenesters'. You're welcome.
... saw Essex house (wedding venue) so made our way over to check it out...omg what a beautiful place...very posh,,,we asked a guy where to get a good coffee...he said not here go to FIKA west 38th between 5th and 6th Ave...great coffee, made my day!
As we walked out of FIKA the kids found this great building with a curve upwards to the sky-museum of modern art MOMA took a photo of the curve and had a photo out the front.
After alotof walking around ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Iroquois New York City
Could not rate this hotel highly enough. Fabulous position, excellent room and lovely staff.
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Iroquois New York City
Quiet and Close to everything
We just returned from 5 days in New York City during the Thanksgiving holiday. My husband and an 18 year old daughter, and 21 year old son.
We all loved the cozy, quiet hotel. It is close to everything we needed and not a large loud chain hotel. The staff was very helpful and friendly. We had two adjoining rooms and they were all we hoped for. We will stay there on our next visit!
Great Place in the City
Stayed here Thanksgiving 2002 and loved it. Needed to switch rooms due to some plumbing and were taken care of immediately. Awesome location to theaters and times square. Can be pricey, but if you find a deal, take it!
"Elegance, Elegance, Elegance!!!"
We stayed in the lovely room 500, which almost connects to one of the elevators. So easy was the access, in and out, that we did just that, came and went frequently. We used to stay at the Westbury, famous for its high-powered perfoming clients, but have switched to Iroquois because of its incredibly convenient proximity to the theater district and all the wonderful vibrance and life of the Times Square areas. We have found a new home in The City, where the staff seems like that in our own home.
Ok, but would not stay here again
Hotel is ok. Just not really my style. I am sure I got the smallest room in the house, must be a specialty of quikbook. Staff was very nice though.I happened to walk into the Mansfield Hotel across the street on this visit and found my next hotel! It had an aura that Iroquois was missing.Fitness room was adequate.
Wonderful Place to Stay
We found this hotel to be quiet, clean, convenient and friendly. The room we had was not large but lovely. Only complaint would be that the air conditioning did not work well in our room. The staff is very accomodating and the restaurant was wonderful.
Treated like Royalty
My husband and I stayed at the Iroquois back in Thanksgiving 2001. We took advantage of cheaper rooms to support the tourist industry after the dreadful sept. 11th. We wouldn't normally have been able to afford this hotel and as budget travellers Im sure we looked a little out of place showing up with Back-packs instead of Prada suitcases !!!!!
However we were treated wonderfully......the staff recognizing us after just a few hours, opening door and generally helping us find great places to visit and cool restaurants. The rooms were beautiful and not really too small by New York standards. Gorgeous down comforters, white robes and a bathroom to die for. If I hadn't been so keen to see more of New York I could have stayed in that bed forever !! Being thanksgiving there was a beautiful Xmas tree up in the lobby and constant hot cider available for free.Thanks you Iroquois.If we ever win the lottery we will be back on a regular basis.
Lovely BUT noisy
I had a 'boutique' room at the back on the third floor, then fifth and eventually eight and even after the third move of room the noise from adjoining air-con units was awful. I can't understand hoteliers that spend a fortune on the decor but don't double or triple glaze rooms!
The only place I stay
This small hotel is among the most charming, attentive, accommodating, and comfortable places I've visited. Although the rooms are a bit small, they are cleverly arranged so that I never felt cramped. The beds are clean, comfortable, and full of fluffy pillows. The staff is friendly, and knew me by name after my first night. The restaurant is top-notch, too. A very nice stay!
Classic Elegance and Old-World Charm!
This hotel was recommended to us by friends, and they were right! The Old-World Elegance of this classy hotel was just what we wanted for our romantic getaway! The beds were comfortable, and the rooms were amazingly upscale for the price we paid. We got to visit Broadway and Fifth Avenue, and when we returned to our suite's living room, we felt like we were in a fine Paris hotel...we will very likely return again for an encore of our own "Autumn in New York."
Warm and Inviting
This is a small hotel which has been completely refurbished with the utmost of taste and comfort in mind. The rooms are small, yet comfortable. There is a wonderful lounge area for espresso and a continental breakfast. It has a wonderful atmosphere and the staff is helpful and professional. If you are looking for a cozy, romantic place that is not overly expensive, this is it.