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Distrikt Hotel New York City
Ranked #76 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Great place to stay in Midtown”
Reviewed 30 June 2012

From the time I made the reservation to the time we checked out, our experience with this hotel was fantastic. My husband and I wouldn't stay anywhere else if we returned to New York.

Lauren assisted me by phone with answering my many questions and making the reservation, and also left a personal, handwritten note in the room for us when we checked in. When she learned it was our first time in NY and we were staying for 10 days, she ensured we were booked into one of the square-shaped rooms (numbers end in 01 or 02) rather than the rectangular-shaped rooms (numbers end in 03-05), as they are configured to give more usable space - greatly appreciated.

We found the size of the room to be larger than we had expected for the middle of Manhattan; we weren't tripping over each other the way we have in some other downtown big-city hotels we've stayed in. The king bed was very comfortable, if a little softer than I prefer. The shower was a good size, and there was lots of counter space in the bathroom. All the standard amenities, including coffee maker, hair dryer, in-room safe, flat-screen tv, iron and ironing board. But best of all, the room was immaculately clean, and this is coming from someone who is pretty fussy about these things. The linens looked as though they were brand new, and there wasn't a speck of dust anywhere. I had inquired when I made the reservation about the steps they take to prevent against bedbugs; suffice to say they take it very seriously, take significant prevention steps, and have never had an outbreak.

There are so many little touches at this hotel - free wi-fi, free use of computers and printing in the lobby, brownies in the room at check-in, weather forecast card and chocolates placed in the room during turn-down each night. The staff are very welcoming and helpful - they greeted us each time we exited and entered the hotel, and answered countless questions about how to best get to points of interest in the city.

The location of is great - a short walk to the Theatre District, Restaurant Row and subway stations, but not in the middle of the chaos of Times Square. The area is not unsafe or even unsavory. There are several hotels in a row on the street so lots of people coming and going at all hours. There is a significant NYPD presence in the Times Square and surrounding area; we never felt uneasy.

From location to staff to cleanliness to amenities - everything was just excellent, and also an excellent value, and you really couldn't go wrong booking a stay here.

Room Tip: Ask for a room ending in number 01 or 02, as they are configured to provide more usable space.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Guest Relations Manager at Distrikt Hotel New York City, responded to this review, 2 July 2012
Thank you very much for taking your time to write your review! We're so glad to hear you and your husband had a terrific first visit to New York from beginning to end. We're very happy to see the room was more spacious that you had expected and that it provided you with a clean and comfortable stay. We do believe that the little touches make a difference, so it's great to hear that these amenities made a difference in your stay. And we're happy to see you were able to take advantage of all our elements, such as the central and convenient location, and friendly staff. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you and your husband again for your next visit to New York City. Please feel free to contact us directly next time so we can make your stay even more unforgettable! Best regards from the entire Distrikt Team.
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Reviewed 29 June 2012

Let me start off saying "there is no way that this is a four star hotel". The room is a modern twist on a comfort inn room (budget friendly). At the end of the day it is a nicer Choice Hotel branded property. If you are looking for something luxurious this is not the place for it. As for the stay itself, the hotel is pleasant. The staff was all smiles and the location is decent. Nothing disappointing nothing memorable.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 June 2012

Stayed here for one night while in NYC on business and for a wee bit of R&R. They treated us right, with not the least bit of pretension, even on a discounted rate, and put us on the 31st floor with a view of the Empire State Building and a partial view of the Hudson. Rooms are small, and somewhat basic but tidy and clean with good beds and decent sized bathrooms with shower and quality toiletries. Generally the place has minimalist but tasteful and fun decor. There are 3 Apple computers in the lobby for guests to use and free wifi in the rooms. There are only 4-5 rooms on each floor. Didn't try the restaurant/bar but there is so much to try on 9th Avenue from pizza to ethnic food, don't miss that! If you're headed to the Theatre District and Times Square both are a short walk. We walked here from NY Penn Station after arriving on Amtrak. Definitely check out the Distrikt hotel, it deserves the great reviews its getting here.

Room Tip: Ask for a high floor.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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, Guest Relations Manager at Distrikt Hotel New York City, responded to this review, 28 June 2012
Thank you very much for taking your time to write your review. We're very glad to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and found a moment of relaxation during your business trip. We are happy to hear you found the room tidy, comfortable and tasteful. We're glad you were able to take advantage of our very central location and visit our immediate neighboring areas such as Hell's Kitchen, Times Square, and Theater District. Thank you again and we very much look forward to welcoming you again for your next trip to New York City. Best wishes from the entire Distrikt Team.
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Santa Monica, California
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

In town to see a ballet and Zarkana for the weekend and picked this hotel based on TripAdvisor reviews, once again TA did not steer me wrong. This is a great little boutique hotel very near Times Square and the Theatre district, half a block from a metro stop for the ABC lines, and a block from countless restaurants and bars in the Hells Kitchen district. You can get here direct from the airport via the AirTrain and Line A or Line E for $7.25. The rooms are small but pretty and comfortable and extremely well maintained. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful, the best I've encountered in Manhattan hotels. Free wireless throughout and there are 3 new Mac computers for use by guests in the lobby to look up things to do or print boarding passes. It's not the most savory view out the front door (directly across from the port authority) but the location otherwise is really quite excellent. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Guest Relations Manager at Distrikt Hotel New York City, responded to this review, 27 June 2012
Thank you for staying with us at Distrikt Hotel for your New York City visit. We're very happy to hear you discovered us through Trip Advisor and thoroughly enjoyed your stay! We're very glad that you have found the staff exceptionally friendly and helpful throughout your stay; thank you for your wonderful feedback. It's great that you were able to take advantage of our very central location and numerous transportation options. And we're happy to see you have found the room pretty and comfortable. Thank you again and we very much look forward to welcoming you for your next trip to New York City. Please contact us directly next time so we can make your stay even more enjoyable. Best wishes from the entire Distrikt Team.
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Haifa, Israel
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

We stayed at the Distrikt for 10 days in May, and yes - it does deserve all the fabulous reviews it gets. Everything about this hotel was flawless - the room (on the 27 floor) was large, and had an amazing view of the city. It was super clean, very nicely decorated and smelled great. The bathroom was well equipped and the shower was a real pamper (very large sized!).
The coffee machine was a great addition which we used a lot. The little details added to our joy - morning newspaper, chocolate every evening, weather card.
And the front desk and management - a dream team. Salutes to the hotel owners/management for picking such service-oriented, friendly, professional and welcoming staff.
I've stayed in many hotels in NY, and the Distrikt has been the best. We'll be back!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 June 2012

We were in town to see "Potted Potter", and do some sightseeing at the Intrepid, and the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island. The hotel was in the perfect spot for all three! It was easy to find, had a parking garage right next door (Peach parking), and was around the corner from the Little Shubert theater, a close walk to the Intrepid, and on the same block to the subway for the Statue of Liberty.

We arrived very early and they checked our luggage so that we could go off and sight-see. When we got back, we found the room was clean and comfortable, a comfy bed and top-notch air conditioning. Not much view from the 9th floor and the hotel bar (the Collage) was pricey (but the "Tribeca" was worth it.) The room had all the typical amenities: wifi, hairdryer, iron, etc... What really stood out about the Distrikt was how unbelievably friendly EVERYONE was, from the guys who helped with our luggage to the wonderful cleaning lady who joked with us about the crowded elevator as she stepped aside to let us take it over :) Everyone was welcoming, had suggestions for things to do and places to eat, and what really struck was just how much everyone seemed to enjoy their jobs.

The lobby had two computers with free internet, the room had free Wifi, and the free iced-tea and coffee in the lobby were great touches. The next time we are in NYC, we plan to stay at the Distrikt!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Guest Relations Manager at Distrikt Hotel New York City, responded to this review, 25 June 2012
Thank you for staying with us at Distrikt Hotel for your New York City visit. We're very happy to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your stay! We do pride ourselves on our very friendly staff, so we've very happy that they were able to make a difference in your stay; thank you for the great feedback. We're glad you also enjoyed your modern and comfortable room after a long day of exploring the City, and that you were able to take advantage of the parking garage with a special Distrikt rate. Thank you again and we very much look forward to welcoming you for your next trip to the Big Apple. Please contact us directly next time so we can make your stay even more enjoyable. Best wishes from the entire Distrikt Team.
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Reviewed 24 June 2012

Just back from New York two days ago and having withdrawal symptoms! Its was an amazing holiday. We stayed at the Distrikt Hotel which was fantastic. The hotel is near to Times Square but far enough away from the bright lights and noise. On entry the hotel is clean and welcoming (and smelt amazing!), the rooms are lovely and not at all small, they are very clean and comfortable with air conditioning. Our rooms were cleaned every day and towels and bedding changed every second day. The toiletries provided were fantastic and smelt amazing. The New York Times is delivered to your room daily. I was on the 29th floor and had a view of the Lincoln tunnel and the Empire State Building. The staff are fantastic, they are all very helpful and friendly and nothing was too much trouble, in fact they would go out of their way to help you with any enquiry from subways to Broadway shows. I want to mention a few of the lovely staff because they deserve recognition for the hard work that they do - Kayte, thanks for all your help and advice on New York - your a star! Will, for your all your good advice and compliments! Peter "the great" - what can I say, the name says it all - he's a great guy too!! Kenneth, thank you - you are a true gentlemen and very helpful. And finally to all the other staff members - too many to mention - the world deserves more friendly and helpful people like yourselves. Thank you for making our first trip to New York a truly wonderful experience and can't wait to stay at the Distikt again.

Room Tip: Request a room on a high floor.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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, Guest Relations Manager at Distrikt Hotel New York City, responded to this review, 25 June 2012
Thank you for staying with us for your New York City visit. We're glad to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your stay, and that we were able to assist in making it that much more unforgettable.
It is great to hear you found the staff friendly and helpful; thank you very much for the lovely compliments. We're happy to hear you found the room comfortable, clean, and spacious. We're also glad you were able to take advantage of our many amenities including the New York Times you mentioned. Thank you again and we very much look forward to welcoming you for your next visit to New York City! Take care until then. Best wishes from the entire Distrikt Team.
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Property: Distrikt Hotel New York City
Address: 342 West 40th Street, New York City, NY 10018-1404
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Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Hell's Kitchen , Manhattan
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Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #76 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Distrikt Hotel New York City 4*
Number of rooms: 155
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A one of a kind, upscale boutique hotel, located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, at the edge of Times Square on 40th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. The Distrikt Hotel towers 32 stories tall with unobstructed views of the Midtown Manhattan, the Hudson River and the Theater District; Offering a unique experience with the concept of staying in one of ten neighborhoods of Manhattan within the hotel. The sleek lobby space features a 14 ft. Green living wall representing Central Park and the check-in area welcomes guests to a hand carved wall of wood, detailing the streets of Manhattan. Airport grade 6/8 inch windows keep the sounds of a bustling city where they belong. With dedication to detail and impeccable service, cutting edge technology, comfortable yet luxurious guest rooms and 4-star amenities. Each of the 155 guest rooms are designed for the comfort and needs of the guest to include decadent Turkish bed and bath linen, 43" LG flatscreen televisions, work desk with ergonomic chair, LATHER aromatherapy bath amenities, and an in-room coffee and tea station. Additional complimentary amenities include: Free Wifi, Free Gym Access, Free Lobby Refreshments. ... more   less 
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