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Historical Traveler Reviews Royalton New York New York City
We stayed her for four nights and came away with very mixed feelings.
Just spent a wonderful two days in a loft suite at the Royalton. The room had a working fireplace and the celebrated 5 foot circular tub, both of which we really enjoyed and made much use of. The staff at the hotel were all very friendly, not snobbish at all, and service was excellent. We called someone to light the fire in the fireplace three times and each time someone came within five minutes. Lots of interesting touches in the room such as candles, upgraded toiletries (ex. real sea sponge in the bath), etc.. Very comfortable bed and excellent climate control system.
Love this place with the new refurb!
Some people may call it style over substance, but I for one love the feeling of entering an absolutely fantastic lobby. The lobby here oozes fantastic! There are so many great little places to sit with fireplaces nearby.
We also loved the room. Admittedly we went for a basic suite - and got upgraded to the more expensive one - so we may have a slightly odd view of the place. There was lots of space, although oddly very little cupboard space. The bathroom with the large round bath was great fun as well as having one of those great shower roses above. The bed was also very comfortable.
If you are looking for a stylish boutique hotel with a great location for going shopping, this is your place!
Great stay at the Royalton
We stayed at the Royalton for one night during our stay in NYC. The staff was EXTREMELY friendly and accomodating. The room was large for NYC, bed comfortable, and the bathroom was clean and modern. We had a great stay at the Royalton and wish we could have stayed there longer.
Had stayed twice before at Royalton & had fantastic stay. This time there were good points & bad. Sadly for the price (over $500 per night) I had high expectations which were not met. The reception & bar area is fab, very welcoming & trendy & the bartender makes great cocktails. The doormen could not be friendlier. On the down side, our room on the 7th floor overlooked the aircon/heating unit for the hotel, which meant a continuous buzz from the unit 24/7. The hotel did try & move us when I complained, but could only offer me another room, still overlooking the aircon unit or a room on the 4th floor, where they assured me I would be kept awake from the "buzz" from the hotel bar area at weekends. We opted for the aircon unit. To be fair, it did not keep us awake, but was ever present so therefore quite annoying.
Great hotel, lousy after service
Our original booking was with City Club Hotel but upon check-in we were rebooked at Royalton for our 4 night stay due to renovations at CCH. Loved the Royalton and the service while we were there. It's a great trendy place for 30 somethings. Our trip was great but the only problem was that Royalton charged us for the entire stay when we had already prepaid thru City Club. Not blaming Royalton completely for the screw-up but I am blaming them for the 5 long distance phone calls when we returned home because we did not get the credit charged back to us correctly, not once, not twice, but three times! It has been a frustrating process and it seems they are more than happy to serve you when you are there but not after you leave.
I stayed at the Royalton last night. I had previously been at their bar (newly renovated and very nice) which is trendy and very European in style (not that there is anything wrong with it). Thus, for the rooms, I was expecting something very trendy and not very comfortable. I was pleasantly surprised.