New York Marriott East Side
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Today is our last day together in New York! :( Its good and bad though cos I'm ready to head to New Orleans and also missing everyone from home alot.
The intention today was to get the ferry over to the Statue of Liberty - however.... it was BEYOND COLD! Seriously it was painful it was so cold. We all met at Battery Park and queued up in …
We met up at the Rockefeller Centre this morning to get the subway together over to Coney Island - being winter I don't know what we were expecting but it wasn't what we got! LOL Absolutely nothing was open and it was depressing in the cold and sprinkling rain. I took some photos though - seeing snow on a beach is like being in bizarro world and …
Empire State Building this morning - as usual Voulz and I had to rush cos we stayed in bed just that 10 minutes too long. The other three are putting us to shame by being up really early and having nice breakfasts etc. We haven't had even one true American completely-overdone-stuff-yourself-stup id breakfasts.
Empire State is really cool …
Needless to say there was no early start to this day after the night before!
We ended up meeting at Grand Central Station around 11ish... such a beautiful building! There are actually heaps of nice buildings in New York but the interior of this one is awesome too.. high ceilings and pretty lighting etc. We didn't stay for long.
Today we had the luxury of a mini sleep in and then went back up Lexington Ave to Gap and Zara. Have I mentioned I love Gap? I spent $108 in Gap and came away with 13 items! One of the t-shirts I bought was $2.99! LOVE Gap! Zara was ****, don't know why people go on about that place.
We finished up with some souvenir shopping and then …
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Loved the New York Marriott East Side
I loved this hotel just as much as the MArriott Marquis. The room, lobby, and elevators were so nice. This place was much nicer than I had expected and I will probably stay there again.
Good stay at the Marriott
Stayed at the East Side 07th Feb 2004 for 8 nights. Room on 33rd floor, two lifts to get to floor but never any problems. Check in was good and all hotel staff plesant and polite. Booked show tickets thru hotel, once again excellent service and very good seats. Nice small bar area in lobby with sports TV. Only used a few times to get a warm drink whilst dropping off shopping. Used room service. Prompt and efficient and good value. Used internet in business centre in hotel, $8 for 15mins. Rooms very spacious and clean. Location was good away from all the hustle of Times Square but with a 10-15 minute walk when needed.
Sub way stop 2 blocks up on Lex and 51st St (hotel on Lex+49th St) Used sub way to get to Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge and up and down Manhattan. Very good and felt safe. Bought a pass for 7 days which was great value. Used taxi few times but so so busy quicker walking or train. Took helicopter over city ( Liberty Helicopters ) excellent, walked in Central Park and went to Woodbury Common Shopping Mall ( 90mins outside NYC ) excellent place with great value shopping on offer, great day out. Would return to Marriott East Side again as in good location, good room sizes, never experienced any problems during our stay. However if you want to be right in the middle of thing this may not be for you.
Had and enjoyable stay
WE spent four nights at the Marriott East Side and were very satisfied with the hotel. This is an older hotel in which Marriott has done a nice job of renovations and updates. They have kept the Art Deco style of the 1920's hotel, but have updated the decor very nicely. The bed was comfortable, with a nice featherbed on top of the mattress. The bathroom was very spacious and clean (I am a freak about mildew in the bathroom). The room was an adequate size for two (we had a King bed), and all the amenities were in place. We received excellent service from the Concierge desk, even scoring tickets for the "Producers". Service was very competent and polite. I like the location on Lexington Avenue, and I like the more intimate scale of the hotel (vs the Marriott Marquis in Times Square). Would definitely stay here again and would recommend to clients (I'm in travel) with o hesitation.
Quite acceptable, but not really exceptional...
Stayed here for three nights a while back and found that this is a nice hotel, with few frills. The price is exceptional for NYC and this hotel most certianly lives up to the Marriott Standard, and high on that standard list. Just don't expect anything outstanding, such as you would with a Westin hotel or the like. This is a safe bet that offers a clean, albeit rather small room that is cozy at a great price, in a good location of NYC. The hotel doesn't offer much besides the room, but it is still "upscale-looking" and quite pleasing.
I will most likely stay here again when traveling to NYC on a budget as you can't beat the price/what you get ratio in my opinion.
New York Marriott East Side
Just got back from a weekend trip to NYC. We stayed at the Marriott East Side which was great! Charming little lobby nicely appointed. Our room was larger than I had expected and the decor was much nicer than I would have expected for a Marriott (usually I find their decor bland and corporate). Unfortunatley, we were given a room right next to the elevators, so it was a little noisy, but we were staying on points, so I figured that was why and also, I was just too tired to argue about it since we arrived at 9:30 pm.Clean, nice friendly staff and a great location. Overall we were very happy with this hotel.
Loved This Hotel!!!
My husband and I stayed three nights in this hotel and loved it. We were very nervous about driving in Manhattan traffic but we found the hotel easily. The staff was more than friendly and very helpful. The front of this hotel is beautiful - even prettier than some of the more famous and more expensive hotels. The room was very nice and well decorated. The beds were beyond comfortable - the best in any hotel I've ever stayed in. This hotel has a fantastic location. Just a couple of blocks to 5fth avenue shopping, Radio City Music hall, Rockefeller Center, the Chrysler Building. The subway was easily accessible as it runs along Lexington. We were also within walking distance of the Empire State Bldg., Times Square, Broadway theaters and Central Park.
Can not recommend this hotel enough. Will definitely stay here again!
And the Lights Went Out All Over The City
The hotel was truly lovely. Our room was comfortable and roomy. Location was good for us. The service at the hotel was excellent. Left nothing to chance. I left a couple of items in the room and sent an email asking if they had been found. They had been and were Airborne Expressed to me immediately at no cost to me. Excellent!The day after we arrived while touring the West Village on foot, the lights went out all over the whole Northeastern part of the country. Surprise!! It was a terrific experience. We found a restaurant that was open and serving their full menu in Soho. They cooked with gas. They also handed out bottles of water and later juice to those walking home from the Financial District. Don't remember the name of the restaurant. It was on the corner of Watts about a block from the entrance to the Holland Tunnel. Gridlock set in immediately and seemed to last all night and most of the next day. We returned to do more exploring in that area later.The night of the blackout we stayed out walking around until well after 11 PM. It was fun. People were just out to have fun. Dancing and music in the squares. The most popular people were those with portable radios or car radios. Always a crowd around them for the latest news.We found the area a wonderful place to explore. But the day after the night of blackness, we went north to the top of Central Park and walked the entire length and finally wound up in Times Square.The area around Soho and the Village is greatLots of little shops, exciting.During our stay of seven full days, we saw the Guggenheim, the Financial District where we picked up some half price tickets for a show, ("Movin' On" - Bill Joel's musical - exciting, great music and dancing), saw a Fringe Festival Play, saw Ahmad Jamal at the Irridium jazz club, bar hopped in the Village and Midtown and had a full and memorable week.--Dori
I guess it was okay
Yes, this is an okay place if you are looking for a pretty good location and a functional room. The rooms were tiny, the view was poor, the lobby is nondescript. The fire alarm went off in the middle of the night and the hotel manager kept telling us not to worry over the intercom- again and again and again. The property is well-kept for an older hotel. The location is the best thing going for it. It is several minute walk to Grand Central Station. I can recommend it for safe, clean, and practical purposes.
Not a bad choice
This is a good but not great hotel. I stayed here mainly because I am a member of the Marriott Rewards frequent guest program and it was the best deal offered by any Marriott in NY for the weekend I stayed ($170 per nite). I had to change rooms twice because the first two that they gave me were too noisy (one close to some noisy equipment and the other across from an elevator) but the third room was fine--clean, quiet and comfortable. It's not easy to find a good hotel at a decent price in NY but this is not a bad choice. The location was convenient, midtown east side, 1 block from the subway. in gneral I recommend the place, but be sure to ask for the room location you want or they may try to stick you in an undesirable room.
Solid Marriott Offering
This property in Midtown in a standard, reliable Marriott. Since it is an older property, the lobby and rooms are admittedly small. Very little closet space and beds right next to the door entrance. However, the decor was very clean and modern and the beds were upgraded models with featherbed tops. The front desk staff have perfected the blank, vapid stare down to perfection when it comes to requests for guest assistance.