The Peninsula New York
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We spent 7 hours in this massive collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Art from all over the world of all types were on display.
Large collections of Egyptian, Native American, Maya, Inca, Eskimo, European, and modern. It is spectacular to see.You really need more than one day. By the time I left there I was the walking dead. I would suggest ...
... watch movies so it was poetic justice that I came away with a pair of Senheiser noise cancelling ear phones.
We arrived late at LAX due to a late departure from Melbourne but luckily qantas held our connecting flight and the somewhat infamous airport was very quiet so everything went very expeditiously.
We took a cab into town from JFK. Our hotel is very well appointed with a spacious room and a view of the empire state building from the ...
... ever since as I counted the last days of work before the beginning of my trip.
While I had pushed my sabbatical application at work, I had spent a lot of my leisure time to research information on my world travel (e.g. what to prepare) and to find a travel buddy as I preferred to travel with someone. Via the very helpful German website www.weltreiseforum.de and its forum I got into a contact with a couple of other people looking for a travel buddy during the same period of time. ...
... us past the Guggenheim Museum. It is the permanent home of a renowned and continuously expanding collection of impressionist, modern and contemporary and also features special exhibitions throughout the year. The museum was established in 1939.
After finishing this tour we jumped on a subway and headed to the WTC and another tour of the Brooklyn area. The bus took us over the Manhattan ...
... the highlights (4th and 5th floors) but so many contenders for the favourite. The boys were keen to choose one in each room, but it was often a tie. A MOMA app was helpful too. For dinner, we'd decided that pasta rather than pizza ought to be tasted but again struggled to find something we thought the boys would also like. In the end we went for Eataly: just by the Flatiron on 5th, it's a sprawling area taking up a huge ground floor with around 6 different 'eating ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Peninsula New York New York City
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!