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.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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