New York Marriott Downtown
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Historical Traveler Reviews New York Marriott Downtown New York City
Excellent hotel and a lovely base for your stay.....
My partner and I stayed here in September 2002. We found the hotel was right next door to 'Ground Zero' which was sad, but this aside it is a good location for your stay.
We had a wonderful a good few floors up, which was very large with excellent facilities and a lovely view of the Hudson River.
The staff were friendly and helpful and the restaurant was lovely.
One tip - get a phonecard and DO NOT use the hotel phone as rates are extortionate, we found out the hard way with a large bill for just 2 short calls back to London.
The hotel is situated (as the name suggests) in the heart of the financial district and is a short walk from the Hudson River with trips over to the Statue of Liberty, the Staten Island Ferry Port and Broadway.
Good Prices Good Hotel
A group of 13 of us (including an infant) stayed at this hotel and had a wonderful time. We spent most of the day shopping and nights at the hotel. The rooms were nice, the bathrooms were well equiped and had marble tiles. The t.v. was a decent size and the management loaned us a fridge free of cost to keep the baby's milk. The subway was one block away and there were many good stores nearby. I would definitely recommend it.
Loved it! Stayed July 23-26
We stayed 3 nights at this hotel while we toured the city. We were a little hesitant to stay so far away from everything. We've stayed in NYC quite a few times & always stayed near Times Square. I have to say that this hotel topped them all. I cannot get over the size of our room!! It was enormous. Rm. 615, a corner room with almost wall to wall windows (that open) & a peak of the river. Very quite, no horns, etc. The beds are THE best beds I have ever slept in, down comforters & pillows & incredible body conforming foam like mattresses & the bathrooms are large & well equipped. The location was not bad at all. Right next to the WTC & about a block or two or three from a subway. $10 taxi ride to Times Square.
Oh ya.....great indoor pool!
Good Deal..get the parking and breakfast package
Arrived for one night 7/16 to 7/17. I had a package that included parking & breakfast for $185 plus tax (direct from Marriott website)...that's a pretty good deal. The room was fine-->clean and reasonably spacious. Good king bed and bath. Free coffee in the room. 25th floor gave us a nice view of the river and Ellis Island. (Statue of Liberty view was blocked by another building). Easy walk to the picturesque Esplanade that runs along the river. Easy walk to Ground Zero. Excellent breakfast at hotel restaurant (Roy's) came with package. Cocktails & munchies at the lounge were pricey, but of high quality. There was a pool/spa/gym, but I never used it. Not a lot going on in that part of town at night on the weekends, but still a good location, especially for visiting sites on the west side of town.
Need some peace in NYC? Stay here.
If you don't mind being a little out of the way, this is a really nice hotel despite being part of a huge chain. The staff has always been exceptionally helpful to me over the years (needing to stay an extra night, etc.) and that is highly appealing in NYC. It has some lovely views if you ask for one (remind them at the desk when you arrive- 1-800 numbers never give good help on that).
For those of you who would prefer a more quiet area, this place is perfect for you on weekends. During the day you can subway around Manhattan and at night a cab isn't too costly.
Yes, the area is somewhat "haunted" by recent events, but that is why this hotel deserves even more support from guests who have enjoyed it.
Definately stay here!
Stayed at this hotel in October 2003 and have no complaints whatsoever!
The staff was very professional, friendly and helpful. I got an excellent rate through Orbitz of $137 a night for a room to accomodate 4 people. I thought this was great since prices are extremely high for so many people at this time of the year. The hotel lobby and rooms are decorated. The rooms are equipped, clean and the beds are very comfortable. We had one small problem with the A/C which we felt was not cooling and in a matter of seconds they sent a technician that fixed it to work properly. I had forgotton my toothbrush and they supplied me with one including toothpaste FOC on the spot. The hotel is located 2 buildings away from Ground Zero and we could see the Empire State Building from are window on the 26th Floor. I definately would stay here again, of course, if I find great prices like this one! Also liked that the hotel was in a nice area.
Really terrific for the price!
Our family stayed here in April of 2003 and we had a terrific time. The lobby is gorgeous and artful, the rooms are chic and new. We requested a higher room so we had lovely views of the river. We couldn't see the Statue of Liberty but by taking a short walk to a park along the waters edge we had a very nice look at her. The great part for us was the big movie theatre complex that is located in the ground floor of this building. After a busy busy day of sightseeing in New York it was a very nice option to watch a movie in the same building that we were staying in. No subway or cab rides home late at night. The buffet breakfast that was included in our room rate was good too. One drawback was the walk to the subway station. It was a little longer than we liked (it was raining everyday). The doorman got us a cab anytime we wanted one though. Also, there aren't any fun nightclubs,etc. The area is a little unlike what many travelers would seek out but it worked great for our family.
A great hotel in a great city
Traveled to NYC this spring on business, brought my mother and daughter for fun. We loved this hotel. It was close to Battery Park, the Statue of Liberty, Century 21 department store, Wall Street, etc.
This is a very nice Marriott Hotel. The rooms, furnishings, and amenities were superb. Lovely views. This hotel was damaged during the WTC disaster, but has subsequently re-opened, and is great.
It is not well-situated to get to Times Square, but on the other hand, we enjoyed the fact that it wasn't packed with tourists, it was a quieter introduction to this bustling city, but close enough to diverse neighborhoods (Chinatown, Little Italy, Soho, etc.) that we tended to just hop on the subway (a station is a block away) and go from there.
We later moved to another hotel in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Times Square, and longed for our quieter hotel back in the financial district.
The rooms and facility were immaculately clean, the room had all the modern conveniences one expects from the Marriott brand, and the staff were exceptionally helpful and courteous.
Very nice hotel.
A good deal for a weekend
We wanted a place that was not too expensive but close to sights. Since the financial district is a ghost town on the weekends, this Marriott offered special weekend rates. The room was first-rate, the concierge helpful, and the location perfect. It was a short walk to Battery Park and the ferries to Staten Island and Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty.
It's about two blocks to the Rector Street 1-9 subway station.
Giovanni's Atrium is on the block and Roy's in the same building, expensive but quite good restaurants. At the weekend rates this was a real bargain.
If you have to be way downtown, it's ok
It's a Marriott and it's downtown, so if business brings you to the Wall Street area, it's an okay place to stay. Certainly nothing special about it and the week I was staying, their average room was priced at $299 a night, possibly a measure of the shortage of hotel rooms downtown. The hotel is located in an area not far from the World Trade Center site, which means the streetscape at night is somewhat barren and devoid of life. The verdict? If you can stay cheaply, do it. Otherwise, there must be other places that are better.