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A pretty good night's sleep, but woke quite early, not that it was a problem as there’s so much to see, and so little time! So it was up and out for a nice healthy breakfast... at McDonald’s...!!! While we were in there the low cloud base had cleared and it was now a nice sunny morning, but very humid, and that was how it was to stay …
Up earlier than we needed to be, out of the hotel earlier than we needed to be, on the shuttle bus earlier than we needed to be, can you see a trend developing here, and at Terminal Three earlier than we needed to be! All those earlier times and guess what? Yep, you got it, the plane was delayed by best part of an hour...!!! Good flight in the end …
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Last morning in NYC... No need to rush out today as we have the room until noon, so plenty of time to sort ourselves out and get packed. Elaine suggested that we skip breakfast (she never ceases to surprise me) and have a brunch type meal when we leave the room, which we did at twenty to twelve. Our intention was to take a look around the Chrysler …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsJolly Hotel Madison Towers New York City
We'd read mixed reviews before booking this hotel, but it seemed to suit our needs and was in a central position for getting around the city.
We were not dissapointed, the hotel was great, our room was very clean and comfortable. The staff were all very friendly and helpful, and the doormen always had time to talk to us.
On day three our air conditioning wasn't working properly, it was reported and was working perfectly again by the time we returned to our room later in the day. At no time did we eat here so cannot comment on that, but all-in-all a very good experience. We would happily return to the Jolly Hotel Madison Tower in the future and will certainly be recommending it to family and friends alike.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Jolly Hotel Madison Towers New York City
Enjoyable City Break
The hotel was lovely, staff friendly and helpfull making our trip to New York enjoyable. The rooms are small but are very comfortable. The location of the hotle is ideal if this is your first trip to New York.
We'd definatley book again.
Bad overall experience
I recently stayed at this hotel and it was an overall poor experience. After a morning run in the park I returned to the hotel to find out there was no hot water. The staff offered no apologies and didn't alert any guests. Hours later, when the water returned the shower head was broken. I tried to call the front desk but two of the three phones didn't work in the room. It was a cold weekend in the area and the heat in the room did not work either. This hotel was given 3 stars by priceline. It is more like a quarter of a star.
OK, so you can get a good price to stay at this property in a good location (though it does seem a little far from most action), but this is one strange inconsistent property. We arrived late and were given a very dated smoking room which was quite threadbare though comfortable.
We had gotten the Jolly Madison through Priceline for $85/night through the busy Christmas weekend. When we saw our first room, we thought it was a joke...it was located behind the elevators in what we thought was a broom closet! We asked for a new room, and they kindly upgraded us to a Superior room on the 4th floor. Unfortunately, their version of "Superior" is still smaller than any other NYC hotel I have stayed in.
Pretty good for what you pay
We got the room through Priceline so we only paid $80 per night.
The hotel is Italian themed with nice attendants. Having valet parking was a big plus. The lobby and entrance of the hotel were kept clean at all times. Rooms were serviced everyday by polite employees.
We definitely got what we paid for.
21st Sept 2003 3 nights Lovely Jubbly !
Right in the Mixer, this Hotel is being revamped at present so you're best to ask for High room as they've started at the top and are working down. Lovely room with 2 Queen beds, boutique style lighting & furnishing and a fantastic marble bathroom with a seperate shower area.
Staff couldn't help more which is unusual in NYC. Only problem was the mainly Italian clientele...They don't drink so the hotel's bar lacks punters and atmosphere. Will stay again....enough said !
We stayed at the Jolly Madison for two nights from 8/30-9/1/03, and overall it was pretty good. We found a really good deal on the internet for 120 a night. The rooms are tiny, and the location is second to none (walking distance to Times Square, Bryant Park, Grand Central Station, Broadway shows and numerous restaurants). The bathrooms are laid in marble which was a bonus. We brought our little pomeranian and they didn't charge a fee for the dog. The hotel could have hired better help, though, as we thought several of the staff were rude and unfriendly. That was the only donwside, I think.
Good hotel, should improve
The hotel was good and the staff too. However they gave me 1 room which was really very small. The other one was a little bigger. Breakfast was provided for others but not for us. Is it because I booked it through priceline? The hotel amenities indicated that breakfast is complimentary. Otherwise the stay was good.
Excellent mid-town hotel
arrived early but given room immediately. nice decor, comfortable bed, great location (4 blocks from Grand Central Station), attractive restaurant. Superb staff - helpful, courteous!!! Defintely would stay here again!
My wife and I stayed at the Jolly Madison in November 2002, and found it to be excellent value. It's comfortable, clean, friendly and central. The rooms feature internet access, video games, very comfortable beds and well appointed bathrooms. We wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.