Room Mate Grace
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Nach einem schönen verlängerten Wochenende mit meinen Eltern und meinem Bruder in London, ging es für mich weiter nach New York.
Der 14. Juli 2014 startete bereits um 7:30 Uhr morgens. Ich stand an packte meine restlichen Sachen zusammen und verabschiedete mich von Fabian. Anschliessend lief ich mit meinen Eltern weiter zur Paddigton- …
After we had finished our Christmas stay at the B&B in New Hampshire (Adair Inn), we briefly visited NYC for one night, before flying out to Miami for a few days in the leadup to New Year's. The purpose of our quick visit on December 27 was to catch the Rockettes' Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. This was our last chance to see …
... figure out which culture this little fella was from though...
One last milestone remained and that was the Statue of Liberty. We decided not to take the boat to Liberty Island but rather catch the ferry to Staten Island and see it from the water. This worked out well giving us a view of the statue from the water as the sun approached ...
... to be there to experience the size of her. People can go to the crown if they want to, the walk is equal to 13 floors.
Caught a taxi home, thank goodness, Ben you would have hated all the walking!! Central Station is amazing, the food hall & market area is fantastic. Butchers, cheeses, spices, teas, seafood, breads, desserts, fruit & vege. Chinese, Mexican, Japanese, Italian the list goes on. PLUS, you can catch the underground trains here. ...
... quite picturesque as the pics show, hardly any fences and with large areas of nicely maintained lawns. Not the ususal rideon mower, but something like a commercial job was needed for each home. On the way two younger sisters Ester previously from Cuba, and Sandra may have been Spanish also had cooked some blueberry muffins and another nice pastry that had a guava filling. They had done it just for us!Anyway, back to Wallkill. We were ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
TravelPod Member ReviewsRoom Mate Grace New York City
Es war super. Alles war sauber, es gab eine Regendusche und das Bett war einfach nur herrlich gross. Es gab sogar einen Kühlschrank im Zimmer. Das Personal war auch sehr nett. Das Hotel hat ausserdem eine super Lage, in der Nähe vom Times Square und dem Brodway
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Historical Traveler Reviews Room Mate Grace New York City
Lovely hotel, sweet staff
I stayed at the QT for a week at the end of March, over Easter.
I had originally booked into an apartment for the week, but when I got there, found out that there was a reason they hadn't included a photo of the bathroom on the otherwise comprehensive site : it was vile.
So... I thanked my lucky stars that I wasn't able to get hold of the apartment manager (it was a Sunday), therefore avoiding getting caught up in an argument as to whether I should accept another apartment, and moved to the QT where my brother and his girlfriend were staying.
And pretty much from the moment I got there, to the moment I left, it was excellent.
First of all, I got an amazing rate ($125) and was upgraded to a deluxe room without even asking (I'm not very good at that sort of thing, I get stupidly English about it all, and end up thanking them for being so kind as to let me stay in their hotel at all). The front of house staff were lovely, and although mostly very good looking, have not yet been succumbed to the particular strain of snottiness that often seems to go hand in hand with staff at "cool" venues. They were helpful and nice, without being obsequious, and they were generally a pleasure (although there was one I took exception to, mainly because he had a slightly whiny voice, but I accept that that is not really a good reason not to like someone).
As for the room - what can I say, except that it was absolutely lovely! The bed is a little comical, as it's very high up and you kind of have to hoist yourself up onto it (and I'm just under 5' 9", so this is not a normal experience for me!) Unusual height notwithstanding, the bed was sooooo comfortable with lovely sheets, great pillows. There is also a flat screen TV which, I'm sure, is a good thing, but as I mainly watched TV in bed with my glasses off, I could have been staring at a kaleidoscope for all I cared.
There is no bathtub, and instead, there is a wet room type set up. I know that wet rooms are supposed to be the height of fashion, but I've always thought they were a triumph of style over substance - all they are is a hole in the floor, after all! In any event, this was absolutely fine : clean, stylish and a good shower (although a little more water pressure wouldn't have been a bad thing). The towels are absolutely wonderful - they are huge and fluffy and soft and clean, and... Well, I think I've made my point.
Oh, and there's a great bar, with very reasonable prices (at least, I thought they were) and there's the no doubt soon to become famous little pool. On the Friday night I was there, it was filled with people, and it looked a bit like one of those programmes about Spring Break (but with less mooning and spontaneous nudity).
Also, if you like midtown (which I don't, as it happens), the location is perfect - a couple of minutes from Times Square, but on a relatively quiet road.
I have a couple of very small gripes, most of which, I think, are to do with the fact that the hotel isn't quite finished yet - a couple of days, using the hot tap in my bathroom sink caused a sort of comedy banging and shaking; I told reception who promised to send someone up. No one ever arrived (I blame whiny voice person), but the noise stopped. Also, if you are at all a light sleeper, you should try for as high a room as possible - my brother was on the 12th floor and said he didn't hear a thing from the street; I was on the 9th floor and woke up every morning at the crack of dawn, mainly because of the noise from delivery trucks etc. (there are quite a few restaurants on the street). It was quite easy to go back to sleep though because of the fabulous sheets, but it's worth bearing in mind.
So, all in all, it was an excellent hotel, one I would definitely recommend to anyone - in fact, I'm going to arrange to have it put on our company list of recommended hotels - and one I will be staying at again when I go back.
The Hotel QT accomplishes exactly what it set out to do - and that is to provide a clean, comfortable and tasteful place to sleep. After doing research on the hotel and learning it was based on the idea of an "upscale youth hostel," I was prepared for a decent yet average environment. I am happy to say I was very pleasantly surprised.
The hotel is very clean, the rooms are small but nice (comfortable, firm bed), and the staff is helpful and friendly. The indoor pool is small (basically just for sitting in), but it's warm and has a swim-up window to the bar. The bar area is not very large, but it's ample for a stop after a day or evening in the city. The hotel provides wireless internet service at no charge - I thought this might be a problem as my laptop is not wireless, but the front desk provided me with a wireless adapter for free and it worked without a hitch.
I have lived in Manhattan and I've also stayed at numerous hotels there. The QT is one of the best values I've experienced. If you're looking for luxury amenities and lots of space, don't stay here. If you're looking for a good deal in a new, clean and conveniently located hotel with good service, the QT is the place for you.
Like being at a spa
Just returned--April 8th to 11th and found this hotel to be really fun and unique. The entire place has an ambiance that is like a spa--redwood and slate--very natural. Lit candles surrounding the windows around the pool area. Pool is a beautiful blue with neat waterfall sound which is very interesting. At night you can order drinks through the open window to the bar area.After all the sounds of the city I would grab a float and lay in the warm pool and listen to music. Great breakfast. Beds are wonderful comforters and soft pillows. Great location--across the street from new Bond 45 restaurant. Great price---going back in a month.
Loved it loved it loved it!!!!!!!
Stayed here from 24 - 26 March. Thought it was brilliant, the staff were excellent really friendly and approachable especially at reception!!! Loved the modern rooms although the shower did prove a challenge!!! We got a great price and the free breakfast was lovely, overall, the best of the 3 hotels we stayed in over the last 3 weeks. Very hip without being over the top.
Rooms, sheets and towels clean and loved the massive bed, decoration and flat screen TV. Definitely stay here again and recommend it to friends and family.
I stayed at the Hotel QT over Easter and I just wanted to let people know how much of a great time we had. It was almost impossible to find a hotel in the city over Easter but I came accross Hotel QT and took the chance. I'm very happy that we went with hotel QT because the staff is excellent and it is such a great location (just off of time square). The price is very reasonable for New York and what other hotel will include a light breakfast!. The rooms aren't the biggest but let's face it you get what you pay for and New York is all prime land. Overall this is a great hotel and has much potential (considering it just opened in Jan 05). I would definetely stay here again when I go back to NYC. Just to mention there are a few excellent places to eat right beside the hotel (Conollys Pub and the bakery next door).
Great Budget Choice
Just checked out of the QT and as everyone notes its a great value for midtown. The pool is now open.
Staff says that all the rooms are different, so its hard to tell if mine was representative - but the king bed was on a platform that seemed a little high (18 inches) with the mattress on top - so you couldn't walk around the bed... you kind of had to climb up and crawl over to the far side if you we 2 in the room... not a real problem for most... but if you have access concerns, something to consider - I tried walking on top of the 'wrap-around' platform but banged my head on a beam, so I went back to 'the crawl'... seems like a trimput of design over function... don't know if the designer has actually ever slept in one of the rooms....
Other than that, its minimal but comfortable - great mattress, linens, pillows and the flat-panel TV... so if you're out enjoying NYC and just use your room to sleep - its great.... There is a 'dog bone' shaped light fixture over the bed that you have to squeeze your hand up inside to turn on or off - but the main purpose of this seems to be as a passive sound reflector which is pretty cool...
No space for a computer except on the platform edge...
There were several people being moved to larger rooms.... it looks like some of the rooms in the corners may be smaller.... one was a business type that needed to work, another a honeymoon couple - but the staff was very nice and accommodated them with no problems.... But plan in advance, once the hotel is finished it may be hard to upgrade if you find the room small.
My room was in the center 803 and long with the entrance in the closet/bathroom area which was very well designed except for the lights which were too bright if you turned them on while someone was sleeping... Towels and 'Kiss my Face' amenities were nice - and the shower/toilet sliding door is unique. They need to add a hook by the shower to hang your towel while you're in the shower... now, you have to put it on the floor outside the shower... or walk across the bathroom to retrieve it from the shelf while you're dripping...
Again - high design by a designer who ovbiously never slept/showered in their own rooms... The staff said that they were getting lots of complaint about this - so they were thinking about adding a hook somewhere...
Staff is all very helpful but still learning... The breakfast in the morning is very, very nice for a NYC hotel - coffee, juice, cereal, muffins, fruit, danish, croissants at no extra charge...
My rate was $125 standard on hotelbookings but was $165 when I called the hotel directly - so check around... I never stay in my room in NYC so it was perfect for me... a safe, secure, clean room with a great bed to come back to after the theater or nightclubbing....
If you want an upscale business hotel don't stay here... but if you want upscale budget with style... give it a try...
Loved the QT
After reading only 2 reviews at the time we decided to go for it and book this hotel without having seen one photo but it was a great decision. The hotel is brandnew, so not everything is up and running yet, the swimming pool for instance but everything else is great. We were greeted by a lovely staff at reception who upgraded us to a bigger room straight away. The room was huge and with a lovely design, yes minimalist but we liked it very much. The beds are great with lovely bedlinnen and a flatscreen tv at the foot of the bed. The shower is huge and so are the towels. As said the team there are very nice and helpful and our experience made us decide to book another 2 nights when we come back from our trip to Boston.
Hotel QT not for everyone
I stayed at the QT this past weekend with my husband and young son. The staff was friendly and helpful and the room was clean, with a nice bed, TV and bathroom (and towels). It seems hip and cool, if you like minimalist decor. HOWEVER, the rooms are very sparse - no chairs, no storage for clothing (except an open closet), no table or desk...so not comfortable for a visit of more than one night.
The location is great if you want to be near Times Square but I don't think the "bargain" rate of $185 per night was much of a bargain.
Loved the qt
clean rooms, great sheets, nice shower, great lobby and very nice staff....the rooms have a special design, a large bed, a flatscreen tv, large bathroom, thats it! storage space is a little bit small, better nonexistent.....the design has nothing in common with the typical american hotelroom decor! ok, they are still in their opening and there is still a lot to do: sauna and gym are not yet finished and the pool is closed, but for an opening rate 99 $...wonderful!
Off to a good start...
I stayed at Hotel QT for 3 nights during its grand opening. Several of the hotel floors were apparently not completed yet, but the floor with my room and the lobby floor were both totally done.
Overall, the stay was quite good. The room was about average-sized by NYC standards, but it was pretty well equippied (flat-screen HDTV, DVD player, mini-fridge, and even a balcony). The bed was quite comfortable and the linens were of high quality.
There were a few minor bumps due to the hotel's opening -- the safe in the room wasn't working and the shower lacked a curtain, but these were fixed by the hotel's staff. Also, becuase the hotel is so new, some of the staff are still learning the nuances of their jobs.
These little issues were more than made up by the value of the room, though--we were booked in a standard room for $99 a night and ended up in an upgraded, deluxe room. Although I am not sure I would pay more than $200 a night for this hotel, Hotel QT may turn out to be a good alternative to other hip "budget" hotels such as the Paramount or the Hudson.