The Algonquin is a funny place, there is a tremendous amount of history here, evident by the traditional furnishings in the lobby. There is custom wall paper in the hallways of New Yorker cartoons featuring The Algonquin. The bar is swanky and fun - the kind of place you wouldn't be surprised to see a celebrity or politician in the corner (not that we did). The gin and tonics met the higher end of NY pricing, but they were strong and welcomed on a hot summer day. The lobby/lounge was to feature an evening of song by noted (rising?) opera singers, which we missed because we had plans - but I bet it was great!
I was surprised (even though I shouldn't have been) at the number of languages spoken by the staff - this is an accommodating group. The bellmen allowed us to borrow an umbrella, which was very nice.
The odd part of the hotel is the rooms - they have a more modern feeling to them. The furnishings feel out of place, and too 'young', like if you let your 13 year old daughter decorate a room in her grandmother's house.
But, hey - you don't go to NYC to stay in your room, so I say, "who cares?"
The plumbing is antiquated.
Easy walk from Grand Central, not too bad to get to the theatre district. Even if you don't stay here - it's worth stopping in!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, Autograph Collection(R), is an AAA Four Diamond luxury hotel located just a block from the lights of Time Square and steps from Fifth Avenue shopping. We are one of the most distinct boutique hotels in the Midtown area thanks to our rich history and impeccable hospitality. The historic Algonquin Hotel provides the allure of New York City charm and has created a tradition of meticulous and prodigious service with more than a century of playing host to influential guests. Our guest rooms offer luxurious features and amenities, including complimentary wifi, 37-inch flat-panel TVs, backlit mirrors, iHome clock radios with an iPod docking station and Beekman 1802 bath amenities. Our Times Square hotel's dedicated staff will carefully note your individual requirements and preferences upon arrival to best attend to your needs and wishes while traveling. We also offer a prime location near the theater district on Broadway, fashionable NYC shopping destinations and endless attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Algonquin Hotel New York City
- Algonquin New York City