The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel
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... to roll! Did I mention how the Italian train seats were made for people who were midgets with hunch backs? These are much nicer!
Of course, Murphy is at it again, the wifi is atrocious, it won't even load the Amtrak site that tells you where the train is!
We decided (well, GG felt the urge to seek a white Magnum ice cream) to visit the Cafe car on the train. I tried a Bud Light beer (not bad actually, reminiscent of ...
... yellow cabs everywhere!!! We headed passed the Empire State Building down to easy seaport where the ferries for Statue of Liberty is! Next stop was chinatown/little Italy, we walked the wrong way to little Italy but eventually found our way! We had a bite to eat at a cute little Italian place and then went and had gelato! Yumm! Walked a little more then headed to the bus where we our next stop was the Rockafella ...
... we waited in each one for a period of time equal to the duration of the ride). I'm not sure if it was worth the extra cost. After the ride, we were channelled to the line for security (maybe this was before the ride, I can't remember for sure), then through another maze of rope barricades in the queue for the elevators to the 80th floor. Once we got to the 80th floor, there was another line for the elevator to the 86th floor observation deck. There was an option of taking the ...
Today was a super exciting day as I was able to meet up with two of my best school friends after a very long time. My buddy, Dan, just moved here from Pittsburg and recently got married to Uchenna, a New Yorker, so I was so happy to meet her for the first time and they met Yang. Lovely woman. Also James, just arrived from Sydney. He is looking for opportunities to possibly move to the USA, so best of luck to ...
... dinner (pizza) at 11pm last night and then were awake again at 4:45am. We took the subway to Brooklyn and walked across the bridge, walked to Battery Park with the intention of taking a ferry to the Statue of Liberty only to find out that no one has been able to get on to the island since Hurricane Sandy came through the city. There are plenty of tour operators making a killing out of this now ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel New York City
Just back from an 8 night stay in New York at the Carlyle Hotel. What a great place. We booked a discounted rate for a standard suite on their website. Nice and roomy - everything first class. Service and staff were top notch. I have traveled most of the globe and the Carlyle is among the best I've ever experienced. Don't miss the cabaret show at the Cafe Carlyle (we saw Betty Buckley) or hanging out at the fabulous Bemelmen's Bar with its whimsical drawings. Location is excellent and proximity to Central Park and the Met were great. Expensive - yes, but in comparison in value to staying elsewhere, it was a great experience. If you are going to New York and want a great address to stay at - the Carlyle is a very good bet!
True elegance in the Old Money style. The Concierge and rest of the staff are attentive, courteous and very competent. The housekeeping quickly notices your preferences and adjusts accordingly. We stayed for a week and it already felt like home after only two days. The Carlyle?s location (upper East Side and Madison Avenue) is excellent for shopping and accessing midtown and the theatres. We used room service on several occasions and were impressed with their promptness, quality and tasteful presentation. The hotel is currently under full renovation, of which we were, unfortunately, not forewarned. Our reservation was upgraded to a ?superior? room that was truly spacious (including 2 walk-in closets) with a wonderful king-sized bed. Despite the ambiance and elegant d?cor, one could however not overlook the fact that the room?s ventilation system was loud and the bathroom and bathtub were small. Floor-to-ceiling mirrors in the bathroom could not compensate for its small size. The floors that have been so far renovated (only hallways at this time point) are indeed striking, and we?re looking forward to our next visit once the project is completed.
Fresh, classy spacious (for NYC) room in the Old Money style. Service excellent throughout, including the elelvator operators. Make sure you book Bobby Short if you are there when he plays the Cafe -- this is the most sophisticated, classy, and fun party in town. Still, don't overlok the superb pianist in the Bemelmans Bar, or the other entertainers who might be in town. Fabulous location for Madison Avenue shopping and Upper East Side museums, restaurants, etc.
What a magnificent Hotel! Serivce like I have never seen anywhere else in the world, except maybe the Four Seasons Clift in San Francisco.(and that was in 1991)
Good but not perfect.
The staff is very friendly and attentive, after a few days the know you. The housekeeping know your preferences. Bar and restaurant are overpriced but nice and good. The management and the the concierge team are world class. The rooms are spacious, for the conditions of New York they are really huge. But the air condition is very loud and the rooms need a renovation.
Among the best hotels in the world
I have stayed at the Carlyle three times and each time I find myself more in love with the place. It is elegant but friendly and the service is the best that I have seen anywhere. The Carlyle gives you the the elegance of a gone by era with all the modern touches. The staff know who you are and after a day or so the place really feels like home. --if only it could be. The food is superb. The best part of any visit to NYC. Frank Bray, Alexandria, VA
New York the way it should be ...
Pre-war (WWII, not Iraq) elegance makes for a peaceful respite from the worries of the world. Hardwood floors with inlaid borders, wonderful bedding, stereo/CD/DVD/VHS with classical music, attentive staff, and friendly residents make this location a temporary home, if only for one night.
My first stay at the Carlyle was during April 2002, and I found it to be among New York's classiest residences (they refer to your room/suite as your apartment) yet there are plusses and minuses of this fine "hotel in transition".
Manhattan at it's most elegant!
I had the pleasure of living at The Hotel Carlyle with my family and our pet Labrador Retreiver during an extended stay of several months. The hotel was an absolute joy. The staff wonderful, room service exquisite, as was the dining room.The rooms heaven on earth.The is no other hotel in Manhattan to compare.This is Manhattan at it's most elegant.Should I ever decide to live in Manhattan- I'll go to The Carlyle.
The Best of NYC Lodging
Great suites and rooms, great service. This hotel is perfectly located for shopping. The food, room service and dining room are both wonderful. Love Woody Allen in Cafe Carlyle on Monday nights in season. Classy sooo NYC Bemelman's Bar. The staff always makes me feel like I am home. The gym is great and staffed by really knowledgeable people. Even the maids are friendly.