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the Korean District for a bit of Barbecued Korean food no sloppy Chinese food for
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... people, dragging our luggage. Up to the ticket counter, me struggling with the unfamiliar, him getting his ticket and then shouting, "Leave it, we'll get it on the train!" Running again, rounding the corner, running through the gates literally as a man starts to pull the gate shut, Running down the stairs, calling to the guard to wait - which he does. Onto the train, panting and red-faced. I realised in the excitement I had forgotten to pay not nice ...
... one too. We hopped a subway downtown to a place called Ninja Restaurant. I highly recommend it for a fun night. Yes there are ninjas and atmosphere and antics. The kids loved it. We loved it. Fun for adults and kids. The food was really good too. We had a steak, teriyaki chicken and a sushi platter. This kids and us all shared everything. We told the kids they had to be adventurous on this ...
... just about had enough and decided to head back to where I've been staying. Despite this unexpected situation, the day was fine and it was good getting to see some other sights of the city I had not taken in before. To be ...
... maze of shops and corridors but we find the treasure at the end and exchange our vouchers for tickets. Security and the obligatory pseudo photos of us against an equally pseudo view from the top, lead us to the lift. 47 seconds and 67 floors later we emerge on the viewing platform. Wonderful views in all directions, even though the day is hazy. We climb another two floors to the very top for unimpeded views. No screens here, if you jump you only land on the first ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Wales New York City
A Hidden Gem!
Nestled in the best of the UES, a greatfind!
Pets are welcomed...
We stayedfor 4 weeks during relocation, and the staff was great!
take advantage of the amazing roof deck!
Great Room Service from the best breakfast restaurant in the city-Sarahbeth's
Bring your PC - there is one in the lounge but too many users!
Cozy and Charming
The Wales is a thoughtful small hotel. Actually, any hotel that has Mozart piped through the halls is a gem, in my view! Our room, while quite small, was comfortable, nicely furnished, and quiet. I appreciated having ample copies of The New York Times each morning. Breakfast was sufficient...the hotel location for museum going is excellent.
Hotel personnel were friendly and helpful and went to some lengths to try and advise us on use of the NY subway system. Definitely a place to return to.
We were plesently surprised by the Wales Hotel! The rooms are as small as any NYC hotel, but they are charming! Very clean and extremely comfortable beds with great bedding, towels...etc. The staff was extremely nice and very professional. Location is good for museums and activities on the Upper East Side. If you are there on a weekend, take advantage of Sarabeth's for brunch and avoid the wait by calling ahead and telling them you are a hotel guest. While we really enjoyed our stay, I don't think it is worth some of the rates I have seen advertised......the staff definitely negotiates.
This is a nicely refurbished hotel, maintaining much of its early 20th century charm, clean, some really nice touches in the rooms, and perfect if you're after a cosy place to stay, away from the bustle of Midtown.
Horrible service - mediocre rooms - bumped guest
This hotel over-booked and then had the audacity to invite us to stay at an objectively worse property a 30 minute cab ride away. After a year of fruitlessly but graciously trying to get reimbursement (yes, they did NOT reverse our prepayment) or at least a written apology and a complimentary future stay, I have resolved to give up on the exorbitantly high price I paid and instead save as many people as possible a similar headache. In an attempt to resolve this issue, the hotel has gone through several managers but--despite some nice rhetoric--noone has DONE anything helpful. The service here is absolutely horrid and the rooms are dingy and small. Save yourself and look elsewhere.
Marvelous holiday visit
Marvelous holiday visit at Wales first weekend December. Better rate ( $259 vs. $300) arranged by our travel agent. Very attractive small room, but good sized closet and storage . Huge old bathtub/ hand shower, well maintained plumbing, nice ammenities. Breakfast was $12 each (extra) in lovely sitting room with a harpist, but worth every penny for the serenity it provided. Great shopping, museuming , eating area - ten minute walk to subway. Top notch staff who were Minnesota nice!
Loved the Wales!
My family and I had a wonderful time in this charming boutique hotel with its newly renovated lobby and splendid European breakfast buffet.
The service was outstanding & the staff was personable and friendly!
Carnegie Hill is such a pleasant location to stay with children...we were so close to several museaums, unique shops & Central Park. We loved our spacious corner suite facing Madison Ave. We will certainly return the next time we return to Manhattan!
I booked this hotel online, and I got every pennies worth. It is a fabulous hotel, with very cozy rooms, and the staff was very friendly. I thought this was a really nice New York City experience. When I went back to the hotel after a long day of shopping, I felt like I was home and very comfortable. Overall, I would recommend this place to people, because it is worth the price.
The service was great; so courteous, kind, and very quick to deliver any of my request. For instance, I asked for extra towels in the morning and literally two minutes later the maid was knocking on my door and handing me towels. I don't even get that kind of service at the Plaza. I will definitely stay there again.