The Bryant Park Hotel
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... from the lugging of his big backpack for about ten blocks (small blocks tho).
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he Bryant Park hotel (www.bryantparkhotel.com) looks innocent enough from the outside. It is, not surprisingly, right across the street from the Bryant Park. It has a simple awning with its name, which was decorated with lights because this was the Christmas season. Once inside the décor is fairly modern and warm. The staff is helpful, friendly and unflappable. The only hint you get that this might not be a completely G rated hotel is the preponderance of the color red in the decorating scheme. Once you get past a guard to get into the elevators, the elevator itself is bathed in red light. It has a bit of a bordello feel....but in a good way.
Once entering the room, we found it to be clean and tasteful, with a ginormous bathroom. What seemed a bit odd to begin with was that, given the luxury of the rest of the room, there was absolutely NO view from the windows. On one side there was a few of a narrow alley and two brick walls. On the other side there was a view of one brick wall. We pondered this a bit before Julien had to go off to work. Once he had left, I discovered the reason for no view. There, tucked neatly in front of the classes on top of our exorbitantly stocked mini bar was an envelope. On the envelope were the worlds "Pleasure Chest". Really? Of course this was too fascinating to leave until later, so I immediately opened it. Inside a unique array of adult "toys" were offered for purchase. And there seemed to be something for everyone...for her...for him....for them...even for a few with slightly darker dreams. Aha. The reason for the lack of a view, and the enormous bathtub, comes clear. You aren't supposed to be looking at much of anything outside your hotel room. The room is designed to furnish all your entertainment needs, whether they fall into the food, drink, movie or "other" category. I will stress that this was all done quite tastefully. I would never consider this an "X" rated hotel. It was simply a strong "R". As it is located right off of Fifth Avenue, it is clearly designed for business men who have decided to take their wives, or significant others, or "friends", to the city with them. It is a great lovers hotel. And voila. When Julien got home from the office that night, we had a good time looking through the Pleasure Chest booklet. And while we didn't purchase anything, it was a lot of fun trying to figure out what everything was supposed to be for. So it provided us with laughs as well as a wonderful place for a lovers getaway.
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I've stayed here a couple of times, and decided to never go back again.
On the weekend of March the 12th my boyfriend took me to new york for my birthday. He didn't tell me that we were staying @ the Bryant Park Hotel because he wanted it to be a surprised. When we pulled in front of this elegantley looking hotel I was quite surprised. I thought wow this is really going to be a great birthday weekend. When we stepped into the hotel lobby I thought it looked so art deco with all of the red interior designs and sleek looking furniture. The front desk manager named Victor was really nice and helpful when he was checking us in to our room. When we got to our room which was on the third floor I was totally shocked to see how little our room was. After sitting in the room for about an hour my boyfriend decided that we were going to check into another hotel because this hotel room was entirely to small.
We Love The Bryant Park!
We have just returned from a fantastic stay in NYC. The Bryant Park is a stunning hotel - our suite was superbly appointed and had great views over the park. The staff were all genuinely friendly and helpful. The hotel is also superbly located in Midtown - take a few steps from the hotel and you can see the Chrysler building, the Empire State and, of course, the hotel itself which is a landmark building in its own right.
We will return!
Amazing from Check-In to Check-Out
Excellent! From the bellhop to the chamber maid, all members of the Bryant Park team ensure that your stay is remarkable. We had a great suite overlooking the park (huge for NYC standards). Make sure to check out Pipino, the hair salon on the 5th floor. Highly recommended!
We stayed at here Columbus Day weekend 2003. We arrived at check-in time and were told our room was not ready..So we got lost for an hour..
Beware Your Credit Card
The rooms are fantastic, ooze luxury without a hint of chintz and there are Molton Brown toiletries in the bathroom. Extremely comfortable beds and pillows. Check with reception to see if they're putting a block on your credit card though. I stayed on business and so the room was paid by a corporation, yet still the full room charge , some $300, was "blocked" on my credit card until the day after I left. I only discovered this when my card was declined in a store!Also, no mirrors in the lifts, so do your final check before you leave your room!
We spent 3 very chill nights in November 2003. The hotel is small enough to offer great personal service but buzzing enough to have atmosphere. We had a superior room with a great bathroom - the tub was enormous. The room had lots of small thoughful extras (like an umbrella) The 2 best things - The bedding- the most comfortable sheets, blankets and pillows ensured a wonderful nights sleep, and the Cellar bar, where the music, cocktails and atmosphere were lots of fun. For a couple looking to be right in mid town Manhattan you can't go wrong with this, it is peaceful and relaxing after a hectic day sight seeing.
A Peacful retreat
The Bryant Park is a great hotel. Very lavish amentaties and a great Staff. I would recomend it to everyone.
Nice, but not fabulous
Our room had a lovely view of the park and a very luxurious bathroom - seperate shower and tub, but the decor of the room didn't thrill me. It was very modern and minimalist, a little too minimalist - nothing on the walls, tiny couch, there was even a spot on the rug. The bed was very comfy though. I had read that they had butlers on every floor, but I couldn't even get a vase when I asked for one.