The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park New York City
We just returned form a delightful stay at the Ritz-Carlton Battery Park. The friendly and competent staff were just great ! There was nothing that they were not willing to do for us... when we declined our evening turndown the countered with... then please let me fill your ice bucket...they could not do enough to make our stay enjoyable. The room was lovely, clean and toiletries generous. We highly recommend this hotel and will go back soon.
Excellent service and great hotel!
My girlfriend and I, along with two of our friends stayed at the Ritz Carlton Battery Park December 27, 2003 over our college winter break.
The moment we walked through the door we were treated like royalty.
They constantly call you by your name to try and make the experience more personable. The front desk and conceriege were very helpful in giving directions and making reservations. The room had a king size bed looking out to the statue of liberty, very large room with great bed, desk and armoire. The bathroom is hudge with marble floors and shower stall, large soaking tub, toliet is seperate from bathroom in a closet and there is a phone on the wall next to the toliet. Lots of counter space and great amenities. We ate dinner at 2west the resturaunt at the hotel. There were only about 5 other tables full. The food was excellent, I had the filet migon and it was one of the best I have ever had. The chef comes over with a cart of about 15 different combination of sauces for your steak like frau graus and bernaise and truffles and mixes it for you before your steak comes out. I also had the lobster bisque which was very good, although the food was pricey it was wooth it. I got an ok deal on the hotel at $219. Property is very close to statue of liberty and ellis island, 5 minute walk to subway and ground zero. Its in a very nice area of lower manhattan.
I recently stayed here for my wife's birthday and had a fantastic time.
The level of service was excellent, from booking to the stay itself. On arrival we were upgraded to a harbour facing room. The room was spacious, clean and nicely decorated. The bathroom was bigger than most bedrooms in Manhattan! I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone coming to NYC even though it is away from the bright lights of Times Square.
A wonderful retreat
I spent my wedding night here (October 4, 2003) and it was just perfect! Champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries on arrival were an appreciated touch! we had a harbor view room with a telescope and fabulous view of Lady Liberty and New York Harbor...in the morning we were greeted with an awesome leisurely breakfast served in our room. We spent the next few days at the Ritz and experienced the rooftop bar which is very nice as well as dinner in the dining room downstairs, and snacks in the lobby......the Ritz is an indulgence but worthwhile for the most memorable of occaisons....we loved everything about the room from the Frette linens and comfortable bed, to the oversized marble bath and grand tub....it doesn't get much better than this!
Very nice, but not excellent in everyway.
My family and I stayed overnight at the Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park on September 6, 2003 in a Harbour Wing room with two double beds.
The bath was very roomy and nice with lots of marble and mirrors. There were lots of amentities and all were excellent. The bedroom was roomy and it was nice with the exception of two very large stains on the carpet by the desk. The telescope for the harbor view had a broken mount, which made it impossible to use. The beds were pretty, but they were not comfortable. My husband had a hard time going to sleep on the not-so-pleasant mattress and I woke up with back pain. Now, back to the positive side of our stay. This hotel has beautiful decor. The security is great. All of the staff were very nice and helpful. My daughter really enjoyed the Ritz Kid cold milk and platter of fresh cookies, in which must have been sent to our room while we checked in. This refreshing treat was a nice surprise to have upon entering the room.
The harbor view was very beautiful especially at night with the Statue of Liberty. The location of the hotel is nice as one can either take a walk in Battery Park or sit on a bench by the water and watch ships/boats in the harbor. Be sure to make dinner reservations when making room reservations if staying at this hotel. We were served dinner in the lounge because the wait for a table was a couple of hours during our stay. The lounge was quiet and pleasant with live piano music and the food was excellent. Overall our stay was nice, but I'm not sure that I would stay here again.
Lovely hotel & service
In NYC 6/27-29, & had a lovely stay at Ritz Battery Park. Outstanding service & attitude of the staff. Excellent beds, comfortable rooms. Food was excellent, albeit pricey ($30 for typical "American" breakfast, $6 for a cup of coffee.) Convenient to WTC, Ellis Island & Statue of Liberty; 3-4 blocks to subway, otherwise $15-20 cab to midtown. Battery park peaceful walk; less action than midtown. A wonderful hotel.
We stayed here on our first trip back to NYC since 9/11. Our primary purpose was to pay our respects at Ground Zero, so the Battery Park location was ideal. Because the clean-up effort was still underway, many streets were blocked off... and you ended up walking a mile out of your way to get almost anywhere. The hotel's grand opening was actually delayed by 9/11, as was evidenced by the ash still covering parts of the streets/sidewalks nearby.Battery Park is very lively during the day (when we were there, the sculpture from the World Trade plaza had been moved to Battery Park.) If still in the park, the damaged sculpture provides emotional testiment to the horrific tragedy.The hotel itself couldn't have been nicer. The hotel staff seemed to genuinely connect with you on a personal level, despite the somber mood of the city. The rooms were plush, and the bed was incredibly comfortable. We routinely frequent 5-star hotels, and this one is top on our list. Everything was just what you expect from the nicest place in town. We had a harbor view room, with a beautiful view of the Statue of Liberty. All Harbor rooms have telescopes for viewing boats and Ellis/Liberty Islands. I'd heard that this hotel provided teddy bears with the turndown service. Although there was no bear on the bed when we returned for the night, a quick call to the front desk resulted in a soft brown bear from FAO Schwartz - a NYC favorite. The bar on the roof has a great view of the harbor, and the lobby lounge was ideal for evening deserts and coffee.If you don't mind the out-of-the-way location of Battery Park (at the very bottom of the city peninsula), go with the Ritz Carlton Battery Park.If you'd rather be in the fray of things, try the Ritz Carlton Central Park - but expect to pay at least $200 per night more, than the Ritz at Battery Park.Both hotels are marvelous, but the Central Park location is more sought after, hence the price difference. It's just your personal preference... we'd rather enjoy a view of the king out at midtown. Other top hotels in the city include: the Four Seasons, The Plaza, The Mandarin Oriental and the St. Regis. The Caryle is also very nice.Have a great trip!
Nicest place I've stayed at in NY
A very nice hotel. The service was wonderful. The room was large and a very large bathroom. The bed is down a little hall--muffles out hallway noises. The Martini Bar is nice too. The only drawback is the location. It is not convenient to Midtown and points north. We ended up taking cabs uptown which I thought were reasonably priced, however. The hotel is right next to Battery Park, therefore also close to Wall St area and a long walk to Chinatown and Little Italy.
What a find!
We have stayed in hotels all around the world and this property is truly worthy of its five-diamond rating. The bar on the top floor is stylish and comfortable with a great view - making this hotel a real destination. The spa is well stocked with equipment and a view of the harbor. In room amenities include a DVD player with surround sound Onkyo speakers. Overall, very comfortable and posh experience.
One of the best!!
What can you say about the Ritz Carlton? It's first-class! This location is located in lower Manhattan right next to Battery Park. It is also a few blocks away from the financial district and ground zero. Be aware though, that because the area is residential and near the financial district what few stores that are around, including drug stores, close early. As for the hotel itself, the staff is excellent! The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The bathrooms are also spacious with separate bathtub and walk-in shower. We stayed there in July and got an excellent deal on the room rate. There's not a lot going on in the neighborhood at night, it's pretty quiet, but it's definitely worth it!! I highly recommend it!!
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