The Strand Hotel
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Wednesday 16th July
After arriving later than planned in New York, we followed the directions we were given and made our way to the hotel. My mum and dad had treated us to this stay so we were excited to have a bit of luxury. Walking to the hotel, it hit us that we were in NYC!! Everything was huge and all lit up. It was only a short walk …
... St. The color scheme in the room was gray and dark wood. One of the nice things about this hotel was that it is very convenient to the subway, in fact there is a stop just a few steps away on the same side of the street for E, M trains. The main difference I found between this hotel and that of my usual Marriott was lack of main lobby, less “fancy” toiletries, slightly less nice fixtures in the room and no full service restaurant attached, but on the whole there was ...
... The only disappointing thing about the weather was that the food vendors had shut up shop and apparently when it is warm and sunny there are lots of little businesses that spring up on the side. However we found a little coffee truck in the middle of a tunnel and managed to have one of the few actual lattes served in Manhattan along with rosemary oil shortbread, which was really unusual but yummy. Our next stop was the Chelsea markets, which are famous for a reason. ...
... them on. It gets to a certain point where you can't help but think that if everyone was a little more British, courteous and allowed people in every now and then, traffic would not only be less stressful and less dangerous, but I'm pretty sure it would also be a fair bit quicker.
But, we survived, and that's all that matters really.
So, we got to our place for the night at around 6ish and headed out for a pizza with our host. ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Strand Hotel New York City
Excellent Hotel, with really friendly staff, always on hand if needed. Very comfy bed with a great view of the ESB from the window.
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