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Historical Traveler Reviews Ritz-Carlton Battery Park New York City
We just returned form a delightful stay at the Ritz-Carlton Battery Park. The friendly and competent staff were just great ! There was nothing that they were not willing to do for us... when we declined our evening turndown the countered with... then please let me fill your ice bucket...they could not do enough to make our stay enjoyable. The room was lovely, clean and toiletries generous. We highly recommend this hotel and will go back soon.
My girlfriend and I, along with two of our friends stayed at the Ritz Carlton Battery Park December 27, 2003 over our college winter break.
I recently stayed here for my wife's birthday and had a fantastic time.
The level of service was excellent, from booking to the stay itself. On arrival we were upgraded to a harbour facing room. The room was spacious, clean and nicely decorated. The bathroom was bigger than most bedrooms in Manhattan! I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone coming to NYC even though it is away from the bright lights of Times Square.
A wonderful retreat
I spent my wedding night here (October 4, 2003) and it was just perfect! Champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries on arrival were an appreciated touch! we had a harbor view room with a telescope and fabulous view of Lady Liberty and New York Harbor...in the morning we were greeted with an awesome leisurely breakfast served in our room. We spent the next few days at the Ritz and experienced the rooftop bar which is very nice as well as dinner in the dining room downstairs, and snacks in the lobby......the Ritz is an indulgence but worthwhile for the most memorable of occaisons....we loved everything about the room from the Frette linens and comfortable bed, to the oversized marble bath and grand tub....it doesn't get much better than this!
My family and I stayed overnight at the Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park on September 6, 2003 in a Harbour Wing room with two double beds.
Lovely hotel & service
In NYC 6/27-29, & had a lovely stay at Ritz Battery Park. Outstanding service & attitude of the staff. Excellent beds, comfortable rooms. Food was excellent, albeit pricey ($30 for typical "American" breakfast, $6 for a cup of coffee.) Convenient to WTC, Ellis Island & Statue of Liberty; 3-4 blocks to subway, otherwise $15-20 cab to midtown. Battery park peaceful walk; less action than midtown. A wonderful hotel.
We stayed here on our first trip back to NYC since 9/11. Our primary purpose was to pay our respects at Ground Zero, so the Battery Park location was ideal. Because the clean-up effort was still underway, many streets were blocked off... and you ended up walking a mile out of your way to get almost anywhere. The hotel's grand opening was actually delayed by 9/11, as was evidenced by the ash still covering parts of the streets/sidewalks nearby.Battery Park is very lively during the day (when we were there, the sculpture from the World Trade plaza had been moved to Battery Park.) If still in the park, the damaged sculpture provides emotional testiment to the horrific tragedy.The hotel itself couldn't have been nicer. The hotel staff seemed to genuinely connect with you on a personal level, despite the somber mood of the city. The rooms were plush, and the bed was incredibly comfortable. We routinely frequent 5-star hotels, and this one is top on our list. Everything was just what you expect from the nicest place in town. We had a harbor view room, with a beautiful view of the Statue of Liberty. All Harbor rooms have telescopes for viewing boats and Ellis/Liberty Islands. I'd heard that this hotel provided teddy bears with the turndown service. Although there was no bear on the bed when we returned for the night, a quick call to the front desk resulted in a soft brown bear from FAO Schwartz - a NYC favorite. The bar on the roof has a great view of the harbor, and the lobby lounge was ideal for evening deserts and coffee.If you don't mind the out-of-the-way location of Battery Park (at the very bottom of the city peninsula), go with the Ritz Carlton Battery Park.If you'd rather be in the fray of things, try the Ritz Carlton Central Park - but expect to pay at least $200 per night more, than the Ritz at Battery Park.Both hotels are marvelous, but the Central Park location is more sought after, hence the price difference. It's just your personal preference... we'd rather enjoy a view of the king out at midtown. Other top hotels in the city include: the Four Seasons, The Plaza, The Mandarin Oriental and the St. Regis. The Caryle is also very nice.Have a great trip!
Nicest place I've stayed at in NY
A very nice hotel. The service was wonderful. The room was large and a very large bathroom. The bed is down a little hall--muffles out hallway noises. The Martini Bar is nice too. The only drawback is the location. It is not convenient to Midtown and points north. We ended up taking cabs uptown which I thought were reasonably priced, however. The hotel is right next to Battery Park, therefore also close to Wall St area and a long walk to Chinatown and Little Italy.
What a find!
We have stayed in hotels all around the world and this property is truly worthy of its five-diamond rating. The bar on the top floor is stylish and comfortable with a great view - making this hotel a real destination. The spa is well stocked with equipment and a view of the harbor. In room amenities include a DVD player with surround sound Onkyo speakers. Overall, very comfortable and posh experience.
One of the best!!
What can you say about the Ritz Carlton? It's first-class! This location is located in lower Manhattan right next to Battery Park. It is also a few blocks away from the financial district and ground zero. Be aware though, that because the area is residential and near the financial district what few stores that are around, including drug stores, close early. As for the hotel itself, the staff is excellent! The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The bathrooms are also spacious with separate bathtub and walk-in shower. We stayed there in July and got an excellent deal on the room rate. There's not a lot going on in the neighborhood at night, it's pretty quiet, but it's definitely worth it!! I highly recommend it!!