Manhattan Centre Hotel
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The snow was predicted for 3am today. We awoke and immediately headed for the window, a la UK overnight snowfall style, but there was no sign of snow fall. We had a Skype chat with Ben's Mum & Dad and around 10am we saw the first snowflakes fall on NYC. And did it fall.
Our original plan had been to head to Central Park and then do …
Our final morning in the Big Apple.
We had a Skype chat with my family while they were in town. Well, Skype to Mobile to be more precise. I hadn't realized how cheap calling landlines and mobiles from Skype is compared to usual international calls! Definitely no contest. I'm sure the whole of John Lewis Cafe thought the pile of them were …
Though it snowed more overnight (quite a lot), it had pretty much stopped by the morning, leaving New York City covered in very deep snow - up to 24" in places. We had a quick Skype chat with some friends in the morning before heading off to see Central Park properly and during the day. I was hoping to get a Horse drawn carriage ride up to the top …
Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas!!
We started the day with a room serviced breakfast of danishes with juice for Ben and a hot chocolate for me. While we waited for it we opened our pressies from each other. Ben got me a lovely wool knitted top from Fat Face as well as a set of Garfield salt and pepper shakers that I'd seen at Cracker Barrel. I …
Our flight to NYC somehow took off early, landing us in LaGuardia Airport about half an hour early which was impressive. Domestic flights are so much easier and faster - none of this pesky visa entry business. Off the plane, collect bags and go! We grabbed a yellow cab to the hotel which took about 30 minutes and cost around $30-40.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Manhattan Centre Hotel New York City
Location! Location! Location!
Our visit to New York was wonderful. Due to having an all night flight, we were exhausted coming into town. This hotel was able to give us our room right away so that we could rest up and see the sights. The service was excellent, rooms were small but very clean, and the location was awesome. We were able to walk to 5th avenue to shop, Central Park for a carriage ride and ice skating, and Time Square just to be in awe!. After seeing the Radio City Music Hall's Christmas Spectacular, we only had to
cross the street to return to our hotel. Walk out the front door and go see the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. IT WAS GREAT!!!!!
Just returned this morning from New York. Arrived on Friday evening very tired after a very long and delayed flight. Staff on the front desk (desk was a bit off putting, we thought we were paying over the odds for an express style hotel) were very pleasant and helpful, check in was fast and efficent. Check out is electronic which is ideal when rushing to the airport! Room was comfortable and clean, well serviced each day.
The Good: Great midtown location, nice clean, new rooms and bathrooms. Great beds, soft sheets, adequate-sized rooms (even get a desk!) Very helpful staff. Our room had a nice view of the Rockefeller Center Plaza Park and the Christmas Tree. Overall a wonderful place for my wife and I to stay during our first trip to NYC. Relative to the other hotels in the price range we paid ($330), we were supremely satisfied with the hotel. The exercise room is suprisinlgy well equipped. Loved the bottled water on every floor.
Might be questionable.
I just checked into the hotel an hour ago. I researched it online through Trip Advisor. I was sold on the rave reviews of the hotel; however, when I got here, I found out that they had overbooked. As a result, they downgraded me to a smaller room. I had to find out about it online. When I contacted the manager, he said he would move me into the correct size room tomorrow; but made no mention about the fact that I was paying more for a smaller room or apologized for being overbooked and having to downgrade me. I'm not impressed yet. Hopefully, everything will work out. But I'm a little worried right now that I won't get this resolved.
You cannot go wrong with this hotel. The service was excellent, the rooms were clean, and the location was wonderful. No matter what we needed (recommendations for a place to eat, transportation arranged, or directions to attractions), the front desk staff was knowledgeable and helpful. The rooms were clean and very modern. I felt like I was staying in a hotel of high class. As far as the location, I walked out the door of the hotel and could turn to the left and be a block from Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick's Cathedral or turn to the right and be less than block from Radio City Music Hall. Times Square was also very convenient as well. I have already recommended this hotel to family and friends and would definitely stay here again. The only thing I can say against this hotel is in regards to the restaurant. My family and I went there our first morning in NYC. If all of us had chosen the continental breakfast, we would have been fine. Unfortunately, some people chose to order off of the menu. After two hours in the restaurant, we were finally on our way. If you want a slow, relaxed atmosphere, the restaurant is fine. However, we were in the city for a short period of time would rather have been sightseeing.
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Rockefeller Center Hotel from October 12, 2006 - October 16, 2006. We had a wonderful time in New York City, and this hotel helped to make our vacation a very positive and fun experience.
Great stay in a great location!
I stayed at this hotel 10/5-10/8 and will most definitely be back. If you need to be pampered then look elsewhere but this hotel is perfect for anyone who just wants a quiet, comfortable place to go back to after a long day of sightseeing, shopping or business meetings. Location was fantastic - right across from Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall, subway around the corner and one block to the 1,2,4,5 and 6 bus. Nicely furnished room, size was more than expected for NYC, water pressure in shower is great (but no tub), and couldn't possibly beat the price at any decent hotel on a holiday weekend! One of my colleagues stayed somewhere else, paid $10 more a night and had to share a bathroom!
stayed 2 nights,sept.2006. 2 ladies on n.y.weekend. make sure you know address,tiny discreet sign showing name. wasn't sure at first if we had the right place!! location is wonderful.odd,there is no lobby! a small podium type desk , a couple of small couches/chairs. young ,very,very helpful staff. hey,realized you don't REALLY need a fancy lobby. i go to las vegas for that.ha ha.. we arrived in town early 11 a.m. and we got our room immediately. room was 485$/night. new fresh spotless,but the size of a very small cruise ship room,teeny bathroom with shower. perhaps with my husband i could have made do but two ladies shopping needn't more room. the closet was literally 2 feet wide. very litle drawer space. called down to front desk, asked for a larger room. immediately given another. but also paid 525$ per night. but was much better. small kitchenette/micro/refrig./sink. double bed. sofa/bed table/chairs. bath very tiny with only a shower and had a very odd sliding door that didn't completely close. the bath was exactly like a tiny cruise bathroom. cleaning/maid service very good. staff , great. didn't order any food. if you want a perfect location in ny, this is it. only took taxi to/from airport. walked everywhere.
A Great Stay
We booked last minute for a week long stay and we loved it. Room was bigger than usual for New York and as the hotel was new, was in great condition. Great TV and movies system. A lot of business people staying and an odd lobby set up, but all in all very good. Only thing that drove us crazy was the need for swipe cards in the lift to access your floors. Seriously central for 5th Ave, Rockefeller Centre, Radio City etc.
Stayed at the Rockefeller Center Hotel for my husbands 40th (between June 23 - June 28) so was a bit apprehensive about the hotel as it was fairly new and no reviews at the time of booking, however, I needn't of worried! We arrived quite late at night due to a horrendous shuttle journey from Newark Airport (took 2 hours!) but the staff were still friendly for checking in and were helpful.