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Friday, Sept 30th, we arrived in New York from LA at 2 am and stayed in a relatively cheap hotel in Jamaica (Queens), but it had lovely hot tub. We moved to our midtown Manhatten hotel later in the day, right next to the Empire State Building! All of our exploring in the city was by foot and on the subway, a great ...
Today we sold out and hit the circle line ferry tour around Manhattan Island (actually quite good) along with the hordes of fanny pack tourists. Our posse then sunk deeper into darkness with a forgettable lunch at a Texan BBQ joint, followed by some jostling with the masses in Times Square (also rather ...
... little to rejuvenate me. Once we finished the meal at 9.30 we gathered outside. Our tour guide informed us that the tour would likely finish at 1AM. At this point the group split in two and half of us went back to the hostel.
I crashed into bed around 12PM for what was an epic 13 hour walking tour. At the breakfast table this morning I am yet to see anyone who stayed for the full duration emerge.
... great meals for $17 each. Sue had water and I had a glass of French red, pleased they can make baguettes and croissants as the wine was average. Met a nice couple who were from the Island of Newfoundland just off the Canadian coast. Spent a lot of time chatting to them, another mineral water and a slightly better wine before they departed to the Phantom of the Opera.
Went back to the Hotel but had no chance of getting within 6m of the fire so sat nearby and waited for ...
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The rooms were beautiful. The St. Regis is truly a beauty located right on 5th Avenue. It is walking distance to every store you could ever dream of shopping at! The service was amazing as well. It was raining outside and the Bellmen were very helpful offering umbrellas and carrying my bags all the way down the steps for me. Overall a very friendly staff and one of the best places to stay in New York City.
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A new York classic
My wife and I spent July 4th weekend at the St regis and loved evrything about it again. We were upgraded to a fabulous suite and the butler service is fantastic. The hotel employees are cordial and very helpful when requests for information are made. Great Hotel.
The St. Regis is the classic luxury of New York City. I stayed in a Astor Suite, 600 sq. feet, $1200 wekdays, $950 weekend (in late 2002) using Starwood points transfered from my AMEX. The suite was beautiful. French doors, a seperate half bath in the living room, high ceilings, beautiful lighting, an incredibly comfortable bed, and a beautiful granite and marble master bath. The butler service is overrated. We used ours once for the complimentary pressing. Room service breakfast was excellent though extrodinarily expensive. The lobby is from the turn of the century and while beautiful lacks the practicality for a modern hotel. However, it has the character and elegance of 1904 and it's quite an experience. Despite paying $17.50 for a martini, the King Cole is the most beautiful place I have ever had a drink. It is worth it for the splurge. Overall, I tried few of the St. Regis's amenities but the hotel was fabulous and also fabulously expensive. I would reccomend it. If you want a view, overwhelming spaciousness, and slightly more refined service, stay the Four Seasons.
Pleasant but very overpriced
Pleasant hotel in a great location in midtown New York. Most of the clientele lean towards the older age group and room rates, etc are very expensive for what you get.
But if you find a good online or discounted rate for the hotel, it has a great location, helpful staff and offers a pleasant if somewhat stuffy hotel.
Watch out if you get a discount rate though - incidentals can mount up fast if you eat in the hotel etc.
One of the World's Great Hotels!
My wife and I have stayed at the St. Regis about a dozen times over the last five years. As the years go by the scenery changes but the hotel remains the same; great service, great rooms, great hotel! Unlike other reviews we have found that the hotel staff and patrons are anything but stuffy. The drinks at the King Cole Bar are always perfectly mixed and the rooms are spacious and well appointed. Never had a bad stay. My wife and I are mid-30's and never feel "too young".
My wife and I stopped by the bar at the St Regis Hotel and had an expensive drink in a beautiful room. The service was remarkably dreadful--in the 1/2 hour I spent there, I vowed to never go back
We spent 4 days at the St Regis in August 03 over a long weekend. The staff was fabulous as were the accomodations. There wasn't anything we asked for we did not receive with a smile. We felt we were back aboard Seabourn or in Europe. We felt really special when we were upgraded to a large deluxe suite with 2 bathrooms. We look forward in returning in a few weeks. Again, the staff really made our trip a special one.
The St. Regis is stuffy, unpleasant and full of brusque, unhappy-seeming staff. It was once a lovely place, but has been reduced to a tourist trap.
We stayed for a week and tried all the restaurants. There was wild screaming heard from the kitchen in Lespinasse, and drinks that were mixed incorrectly in the bar. But nothing was worse than the Astor Court tea, complete with stale scones and harried-looking waitstaff.
My girlfriend and I stayed here for New Years Eve and we were not impressed. We tend to stay at 5 star hotels and have tended to stay in NYC at the Four Seasons or the Waldorf, but we thought we'd try the St. Regis. We were disappointed. First, the service was decent, but nothing spectacular. Second, what disappointed us about the place were the rooms. They were small - even with a room upgrade - so I can't imagine what a standard room is like. Third, everyone we saw in the place was old. We're both under 30 and we felt like 10 year olds. I highly recommend if you have the money to stay at the Four Seasons or in the Waldorf Towers, both of which typically give comp. upgrades and you can get a huge room (600 - 1200 sq. feet) for the price of a standard room (300 sq. feet) at the St. Regis.
Simply the best
the finest of the fine! Luxury, location and service! We find it difficult for any other hotel to match its standards.
The atmosphere is lovely, although there was less music than sometimes.
The scones and sandwiches are good - but the desserts are ridiculously tiny and actuallyl, except for the fruit one, not that good. At the price ($37.50 plus tax and tip) it seems they could do better.