The London NYC
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Home time! We have loved our holiday, but are also excited to return home to our regular lives. That novelty should last about a week. Our trip home hasn't been as acutely smooth with delayed flights, missing connecting flights and lost luggage, but we will be home only 2 hours later than expected, so we can't complain too much. Thank you Qantas …
We said goodbye to our NYC travel buddies this morning. Mr and Mrs Draper left for LA before heading home. We walked through Times Square to brave Macy's on Boxing Day to find ourselves a new suitcase for the trip home. We got all dolled up and walked the 4 blocks for our high tea at The Plaza. On the way it started to snow very lightly. The Plaza …
A bit of a sleep in starts our NYC Christmas Day and a walk to find soup but no soup for us, instead we find Johnny Rockets on the east side with some refuge from the cold. We strolled to Central Park for a carriage ride through the southern end of the park. The place was packed, people everywhere and a massive line for ice skating. It was …
We finally got a good night sleep and a bit of a lie in. We walked around to Daz and Danika's hotel The Pearl and then we all went for a walk in search of soup! We walked 6 blocks and found the original soup man. "No soup for you!" The soup was awesome and had us all ready to tackle the days activities. We caught the subway to lower Manhattan to …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe London NYC New York City
Beautiful resort, modern rooms, great location...however watch your bill and credit card statement they tried to rip us off...twice!
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Historical Traveler Reviews The London NYC New York City
I was really excited about staying in this hotel but was disappointed by the experience. I called them to book a room and it appears that their reservations are contracted out. The person I spoke to barely knew anything about the hotel. Not a good start.
Above and beyond
It was the Pennisula or try the London...so we tried the london!!
Amazing service, great room.
It is new and they are working hard; the london impressed my wife and I who travel a ton.
Rarely does a hotel pull it all togther and they did..needed a reservation on a sat at 2pm for dinner..they sliped us into bar americain (bobby flay) at 9 pm no problems...
Next morning no problem with a 3 pm check out before our 4pm train.
It is top quality too with the waterworks bathroom and towels..
Sitting room with TV & great desk
Bed with fili doro linens .. some hotels try to look hip and luxurious but you can see thru their junk...The London really did it..
I should get paid for this one..but I will be back to the London.
Keep it up
Living in LA I first encountered the London NYC on a business trip to the city and found it to be the epitome of elegant simplicity. The suites offer a distinct refinement from the comfortable and stylish beds to the wonderful Waterworks bath features. While all of this is tastefully complimented by dark hardwood floors and enhanced by the latest in plasma television technology. Yet, as a visitor to the London NYC the five star service and friendly staff has left the greatest impression, the trip became more of an experience because of the staffs' thoughtful consideration and attention to detail. While the concierge service Quintessentially puts all of Manhattan at your fingertips, no matter how small the task. Still, the ideal location makes the hotel central to the hubbub of Manhattan excitement, just steps away from Carnegie Hall, the theatre district, Central Park, and Fifth Avenue shopping The London NYC seems to become the center of Manhattan. The superior service combined with the hotel's modern elegance makes The London NYC a must for any travel plans to the city. I am already planning my next trip to New York and first on my list of things to do is check into The London NYC.
I stayed at the hotel for five nights through New Year's. During this busy time, the staff remained extremely friendly and helpful in exceeding all expectations. The concierge was key with reservations and finding theatre tickets that were apparently "sold out" at the box office. I found the rooms to be very spacious, especially for New York. It was a treat to have hardwood floors in my room!!! I had to do some work while I was there and my room had a fantastic desk. Very large compared to what I have usually seen, which made it very easy to set up shop.
I am a New Yorker, and annually book a weekend stay and different hotels to celebrate either my wedding anniversary or my husbands birthday. We stayed at the London just a few days after it re-opened after renovations. Staff was incredibly polite and in general the hotel was super quiet. Our suite was immaculate, although I too was a little unnerved by the no bathroom/shower doors/no closet thing. Gorgeous modern room, our vista suite had "okay" views of the city. Breakfast was good - not stellar, but good. The bed was incredible - what an excellent sleep! Overall, expensive for what it offered but a very good experience nonetheless.
Loved The London NYC
We recently returned from a trip to NYC where we stayed at The London Hotel and what magnificent accommodations! We had a great looking room with modern and sophisticated décor. Very cool! The room was very spacious (especially by NYC standards) and we had 2 new flat screen TVs. Also, the very comfortable bed is worth mentioning - what luxury! The room was incredibly clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful. We did have an issue with the water pressure in the shower, but it was fixed immediately. We were very impressed with their service. On top of it all, the hotel is in a great location. We will definitely stay at The London again as we have found our new home in New York!
What can I say? The rooms at the London look like something straight out of Architectural Digest. Sleek, minamalist design, clean lines, beautiful furnishings. They definitely have the "Wow" factor going when you walk in the door.
After staying at the Rhiga Royal for several years over Thanksgiving weekend, we thought it would be OK to book at it's new incarnation, The London NYC, even though we knew it would be more expensive than previously. Yikes, pretentious and not ready for prime time!
My husband and I took our daughter and 10 year old Grandson to New York for the 4th of July. We had originally reserved a 2 bedroom suite but because the Rhiga Royal (as it used to be called) was under massive renovation, we were moved to one of the BRAND NEW connected rooms that used to occupy the 2 bedroom suite area. We had 2 rooms that connected through private room doors in a vestibule closed by one hall door. We were given the old quoted price for the rooms NOT the elevated ( and much deserved) new pricing. The hotel staff was very pleasant and helpful even while under the worst of working conditions. The front desk was in a meeting room because the front of the hotel had been totally closed off. Access was a small hallway off the street. There were common problems that any hotel under going a transition would have, but the staff more than made up for the inconvienience. The new rooms are absolutely fabulous with views to match. We had an entire end of the building on the 49th floor and had views from 3 sides of the building including Central Park. Housekeeping was great, linens new and fresh everyday. The only problems we encountered was (1) EVERYDAY our keys ceased to work. This was a common complaint from other guests. I would imagine that would be fixed by now (2) The TV's stopped working every now and again for no apparent reason. We always had one that worked though (there are 2 in every room). The hotel is close to Times Square, Central Park, Rockefeller Plaza and subways. David Letterman is just down the street as is Golds Gym. My suggestion is if you can afford it, stay here. The London is an high class hotel for business and pleasure. You won't be disappointed