The Peninsula New York
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... teams successfully moved their balls across the basketball court. This activity was not only effective...it was a lot of fun!
The highlight of the night was watching everyone scale the climbing wall, one of my favorite things to do. This group was fearless! No tears. No expressed fears of falling. So far there is no limit to what this group can do. I can't wait to see what happens tomorrow. :)
... all this stuff went through two plane crashes, two building collapses, and sat outside for months during search, and rescue. We all know what happened, so it's not a big secret. It was a very interesting area though. We stayed till closing, and spent some time around the fountains outside before heading back to the hotel for the night. When we got to the room neither one of us could sleep because of our view. Somewhere around 2:30 AM I finally turned out the ...
... walked down to the water because I was sure that if we could get to the water, we could see the Statue of Liberty. *sigh* Well, it turns out, New York City has a lot of water, and alas, we did not see the Statue of Liberty today. Woe is me.
But everything is looking up, because after once more braving the subway and reaching home base, we made reservations on a tour bus for tomorrow. They promised that we would see the statue. Yay!
... New York that will always allow you an insight into it's history and culture. However, I think I enjoyed the experiences off the beaten track more, but this is because i was able to see New York's personality at its best with locals who know it well. Well New York, I am sad to leave you but you have given me some of the best experiences i have had in my life so far. I really hope that we meet again in the future but if not, it was absolutely amazing meeting and getting to know you. May you never ...
Bill and I went for a good early walk today...cold but clear morning.
Woke the kids and walked in the rain to the metropolitain museum of art - its about half way on the east side of Central Park ...the walk in the rain was terrible, thinking that maybe it would ease up a bit...NNNOOOO, raining all the way and cold as well, the kids did a great job...
We had no idea how big the museum was, in Bill's NYC book it said to ...
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During my last trip in New York, I reserved a Grand Luxe room at the Peninsula.
Well, I was expecting something more special
The location is great, the hall and restaurant is beautifull, the rooms are okay and the bathroom are unbelievable. But for a 5 starts at this rate, I was expecting something more special. Finally, I prefere to get the best suite with a view on teh Chrysler Building at the Sofitel for a lower rate. Hope to you !
This is a beautiful hotel in a great location, but it's not quite up to the service standards of the great Peninsula hotels in Hong Kong and Bangkok.
Lovely room overlooking fifth ave...up on the 11th floor....one side of the mattress was funky....mentioned it to the front desk...20 minutes later 2 uniformed men appered with a new king sized mattress! Amazing!
Fabulous millwork...beautiful baths...lots of waters...perfect location..a few blocks to the opera....shopping...a few blocks to the theather!
Great service, great bathrooms, great spa
My husband and I were spending the first night alone without our daughter and wanted a special, comfortable room so we decided to splurge for a deluxe hotel. We did however book the least expensive room on the internet and got a very small, very unimpressive room as a result. The front desk staff was exceptionally nice and after only slightly complaining to them upgraded us to a absolutely great room with a huge flat screen TV, and deep bath tub, and nice view. The rooftop pool and spa were very nice with exceptional views. BUT both rooms we saw were in need of freshening up, and after staying in many truly exceptional hotels, I have to say this hotel was just above average not exceptional.
Rooms to snuggle up in!
After a long trip from the UK we were more than ready to experience luxury and this hotel did not disappoint! We had upgraded to a Grand Luxe Room which had a view right down 5th Ave- fantastic! The technology in the rooms was exceptional including a tv above the bath and mood lighting throughout. The most comfortable beds and beautiful linen made this a room we didnt want to leave! Room service was incredible, always on time, food was not only delicious but hot and service generally in the hotel was of the very highest standard. If there were one critisism the public rooms were a little small and it was sometimes difficult to get a seat, however this hotel is definately on my list of 'cant wait to get back to'.
This was our first weekend stay at the Peninsula and it was great!
Room Service treats
This is a very cozy hotel. The rooms are attractivly decorated and plush. The same goes for the less expensive category rooms facing the court yard. Service is wonderful. The rooms are kept very clean and always kept up. If you scratch your wall they will paint over that smudge the next time housekeeping arrives. Just a word of advice...I managed to sneek into the service elevators and much to my dismay maintainence men along with bell service, and housekeeping take these elevators along with your room service food. I don't know about you but i do not want the man who paints the rooms to be standing next to my dinner order after a day of painting. Think again if you believe everything is covered. properly.
We stayed at The Peninsula NY the first weekend in December 2003. We got upgraded to a larger room without asking. We faced the courtyard which did not bother us in the least. It was much quieter than facing the street. Our size of our bathroom was not affected by facing the courtyard. From the layout of each floor that was attached to the door to show the exits, each room is unique and sized differently. The beds were to die for! The staff was extremely pleasant and made an effort to call us by name. We really liked the complimentary water bar! The only thing that irked me was the prices of the mini bar items and the room service prices. You have to expect it, but come on, $7.00 for a small glass bottle of Coke? I would have gladly paid $3.00 for what probably cost them $.50. We just went to Duane Ready and stocked up on snacks and beverages and stored them in the closet. Tacky maybe, but it saved us $$$. The doormen were usually pretty busy and not overly friendly, but they were polite and did their jobs well. The hotel is in a great location (Starbucks on the next block). We did take a taxi to Tavern on the Green and to see Rent, but only because we were tired and cold. We loved this hotel and plan to come back soon!!!
We really enjoyed this hotel. The location on Fifth Avenue is so convenient. Once you are in your room, it is a quiet, opulent respute. Our room had a great view and the marble bathroom was simply incredible. The tubs are deep; perfect for long soaks before you slide in between your soft sheets.The spa is also a real gem. The steam room, lap pool overlooking Fifth Avenue, and complimentary tea contributed to a totally relaxing trip to the city. Room service was among some of the best meals I have had in Manhattan. Complimentary water---nice touch. If you don't like the first room you are given, try again, it paid off for us. Try to upgrade past the rooms that face the inner courtyard, you will appreciate the better view and superior bathroom. Such a great hotel even the rainy,cold November weather didn't bother us! We felt totally pampered!