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Arrived safely in NYC and joined the long taxi queue at JFK! Through heavy traffic to Manhattan and our hotel in W 55 Street. Very nice, clean, quiet and modern- which is good given it is the Moderne Hotel! Went for an evening constitutional - all the usual places are still here ... Times Square, the Disney Store, Radio City Music Hall. Stopped for …
Woke refreshed this morning - well moderately refreshed - and wandered down to 6th Av where we found the best coffee in NYC at a little espresso bar called Zibetto http://www.zibettoespresso.com/. If you're here and need real coffee make sure you find between 56 & 57 Sts on 6th! Two shows today as the headline suggests - one a newbie (hmmm) and …
Day 2 ... Not the best night's sleep, but you have to keep reminding yourself that you are 14 hours out of kilter and it takes a bit to adjust. We'll just get it sorted then move on to Europe! Today started late as a consequence with brunch at A Voce at the Time Warner Centre at Columbus Circle - delicious Italian food overlooking the Columbus …
After another less than optimal night's sleep, we wandered off in the rain to our new favourite coffee shop - Zibetto on 6th Av - for a breakfast of panini and espresso. After breakfast we took the subway downtown to Rector Street for our visit to the 9/11 memorial. Arrived a little early so did the obligatory wander through Century 21 - bought …
Let's get the important things out of the way first - a better night's sleep was had by all! It has been a quiet day today. After breakfast at our favourite espresso bar - Zibetto, in case you forgot the name - we took the subway down to Penn Station and walked a couple of blocks to one end of the High Line at 30th Street. The High Line is the …
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Nice little hotel in a great location
I stayed at the Moderne during 19 November - 24 November 2003. For its price, it really cannot be beaten. It's in a great location - 10 minutes walk away from Times Square and 2 blocks from Central Park.
The hotel itself is clean and has some great decor - the bathroom is large and spacious and there is always hot water. A complimentary breakfast of bagels and coffee is provided, but there are plenty of diners nearby if this doesn't appeal.
The staff are friendly and helpful - the only problem I experienced was my key often didn't work, but this was quickly sorted with a quick trip down to reception.
McGee's is a great Irish pub just over the road.
Stayed nove 17th 20th November 03
we founbd the hotel to be entral for all our needs our room was very dark so lighting needs to be looked at air con going all day but not affected to much as out all day you get what you pay for not an unpleaseant time plenty of hot water and great coffee 24/7
say hi to the flag man outside he made our day each morning always cheerful and pleasent we found ALL New Yorkers friendly will return again great city
Take no notice
Take no notice of other reviews claiming this is a below average hotel.
My wife an I recently stayed at the Moderne for five nights and were so happy that we have booked again for next year. The hotel is in a brilliant location, right off Broadway and only 5 minutes from Central Park and Time Square. For $120 per night we satyed in a well designed,modern room with an iron, ironing board, fresh towells every morning, hot water, hairdryer and a comfortable bed. This is all you need from a NYC hotel as you should be spending most of your time exploring the most fascinating city in the world (not worrying about the hotel gym). The hotel also provides an excellent complimentary breakfast of bagels, fresh orange and a variety of coffee.
Stayed at the Moderne in June 2003 and I would do it again. It's really close to everything and the price is right!
To be honest, not impressed
I know it was a busy weekend in New York for the Marathon, but because of budgets I was almost forced to go for the Moderne without reading the reviews here first - boy, do I wish I had read them!
Almost from the start I had problems. The room I was in smelt musty, the toilet didn't flush properly and the sink didn't hold water because the plug was faulty. My view was of a wall, and the air conditioning was noisy. If you get a room on the ground floor beware - because this will be the same. The video was also missing a cable, which took almost two days to fix.
So why not one mark? Well, the staff were very helpful and I get the feeling I would have got a room change had it not already been fully booked. The bed was extremely comfortable, and the room clean and of good size. It's just the bad memories of the Moderne will always outweigh the good ones. The hotel needs improving .... and fast!
Moderne and quaintly shabby don't mix
Nice try, but the result was an uneasy combination of clever mod decor and a below-average, just-plain-old NY hotel under a rapidly aging (if hip) coat of paint. It's possible to make over an old hotel (Morgans, for instance), but this one looks like they ran out of money - a while ago. Sheets were too small for bed, desk lamp was broken and flickering, paint and carpet were showing wear. Also, our standard room was the smallest I've seen in NY, and the single window was so close to adjacent building the room had zero natural light at 12 noon. At $100 this could be a bargain. At $180+ there are many nicer properties to choose from. On the bright side, it is hard to find a NY hotel that hasn't bought into the whole kitchy art deco thing - the mid-20th-century modern treatment is refreshing and convincing.
Will stay again!
There were six of us girls that stayed here in May of 2003 and it was great. Loved the comfortable beds and the bathroom was very clean. The large soaking tub was wonderful after a long day of sightseeing. They even had a continental breakfast every morning with juices, coffee, bagels and cream cheese. The price and location can't be beat. Will be staying there again this December.
A Modest Moderne
I stayed at the Moderne from 26 June to 7 July 2003. It is a clean hotel with accommodating staff, very near to Broadway, only 5 minutes walk, and also five minutes walk to Central Park. The room I was in had no view, the water pressure in the bathroom was low, and the toilet didnt flush too well, but for $100 I moved to a suite with more space, a lovely bathroom, and a view onto the street where I could get some light! Any problems I had (key not working, telephone not connecting) were quickly dealt with by the staff who were pleasant but not overly-familiar. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to stay in a clean, friendly hotel, and to be near to all the sights.
I requested 2 double beds and got them, so I was happy in that regard--seeing I had 2 kids, ages 12 and 15 (boy and girl). The people at the reception desk were very friendly and helpful. The room was clean (but tiny--but we expected that). What was wonderful is that it was quiet! There was enough hot water for us and the beds were fairly comfortable (I'm use to a waterbed, so....) In the morning we would go downstairs and have a bagel and either juice or coffee--always fresh. We could walk to Time Square--and we did every night. This hotel is on the same block as the now famous Seinfeld Soup Kitchen "restaurant". Worth a picture. We just loved where we stayed!
This was the second time I stayed at the Moderne. The hotel is clean, in a great location, and the attitudes of the staff were much improved from the last time that I was there. I would stay there again in a heart beat!