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One of the best decisions I made during a visit to San Fran. The audio tour was thoroughly entertaining and led you from each section of this former jail with stories of the prisoners. Amazing tour! Definitely worth a few hours of your day.
Set in a trendy neighborhood on St Marks Pl I simply loved the food here. I had a lunch combo and was pleased with everything from the sushi to the noodles. I would without a doubt come again for more meals.
While I did adore the outdoor seating, the service lacked for me. Our initial server ignored us for quite awhile until I was visibly upset and another server came to take his place. I did enjoy my pasta but all I remember was being ignored by one of the servers. Not likely to go again despite the tasty dishes (I remember the black linguini).
If you're looking for a bit of luxury, I think Paramount is a great place to stay. They have many amenities that many guests would enjoy including a big lobby area with couches and comfortable common seating areas as well as a coffee shop and bar & grill. There's a cool feature in the hallways on the way to the rooms. Once you get off the elevator you see a large mirror and there are some words illuminated on the mirror indicating the type of weather it is that day. For example, Sun, Warm. This is great if so you can dress appropriately before you step outside and realize it's sunny but cold because of a breeze. The rooms themselves are modern and clean. with a few splashes of color here and there.
Located in a very convenient spot, travelers will love how busy this area is and how close it is to get to where they want to go. The rooms are also very comfortable and quiet so you can have a relaxing night sleeping and resting up before tackling the next tourist spot you want to go to. There are a number of room layouts available too that would be perfect for a family traveling. I would recommend talking to someone from the front desk to pick the right room for your needs. There's also a lot of things the hotel offers in the building such as a 24-hour business center, a gift shop and even a hairdresser! There is easy access to a coffeeshop and a bar. I have also been told the deals are better online.
I was so pleasantly surprised by how lovely the Sugar Hill Harlem Inn was. The owner lives in the property and has made many improvements to this 1900s single family home. Continental breakfast is served family-style in this beautiful room on the main floor at a large dining table. There are stacks of books in the same room for guests to peruse and enjoy. Even though it is a bit of a hike to get up to this Inn, it is really worth the travel to be able to stay at such a thoughtfully furnished lodging. Old newspapers are collected and framed throughout the rooms and you really feel like you're living in an historic building with the large furniture and carefully decorated rooms. You feel right at home here with their updated bathrooms and all the little comforts from home you could want.
This is good destination pit stop for those backpackers seeking a good deal on accommodation. Staying here might also bring back college day memories of sharing a bunk with other travelers, or if you're already a student, the environment probably wouldn't surprise you - there is even a laundry space where you can do your own laundry, just remember to bring some quarters. However, you are in a great location with easy access to many shops and eateries. They do have a queen suite with a private bathroom if you need the privacy. The nicest feature you'll find at Chelsea Star Hotel is the outdoor space that is tucked away inside their building. Looking from outside you wouldn't know there was this nice little private space where you can enjoy some fresh air.
This is the perfect spot for someone on a budget and looking to have a great time in the city. It might not offer much in amenities. They have an ATM machine, a printer and computers, payphones, but, they have one very important amenity that many people will like: free wifi. Just ask the front desk for the code and you'll be able to plug away on your phone while you are there. They also try to accommodate to the partiers out there with a couple of pub crawl events during the week. It's a great way to meet new people and get to know some of the local bars in the area. If you like to stick to your own quarters more, that's easy to do, and comfortable too in their air-conditioned and simply furnished rooms. For those travelers looking to save some money on accommodations, you can choose a room with a shared bath and don't forget to bring your own toiletries.
While the rooms in this hotel are a bit outdated - carpet flooring, floral bedsheets and the occasional floral curtains - at least the rooms have a bit of walking room and the beds and desks are spread out enough you don't feel like you're staying inside a shoebox. And you can't beat the location. You're really paying for the convenience of being right in Times Square, close to Broadway shows, trains, restaurants and shopping.
Another nice little perk that the Travel Inn offers is a microwave and mini-fridge in their rooms so that you can store your takeout or buy some instant meals if you spent most of your money on shopping and want to pass on eating out, or if you're just too tired to go out and eat. And of course, the pool is great, especially in the summer when you want to cool off.
What an adorable hotel! I was really surprised by the design and decor of the rooms. They take the time to come up with some great looking guestrooms. You'll also find artwork from local artists in the area hanging on the walls of the hallways. The rooms feature interesting hardware in the bathroom and oftentimes artwork hanging above the beds. I would definitely take the time to go up to the outdoor terrace on the 14th floor where there is outdoor seating with a view of Manhattan. You can even invite your friends up there. You'll find that there is usually some complimentary lemonade to drink there as well.
Exciting things are happening. They are currently having their lobby renovated to accommodate a bar where there will be a piano and lounge seating. They hope to have renovations finish by July. The staff there suggests calling them instead of booking online so they can tell guests of any upcoming promos they have coming up.
Even if you catch a rainy day you'll still be able to enjoy your time at Hilton New York Fashion District. There's a bar downstairs where you can grab some light food and drinks. The lovely rooftop bar has a bit of cover so that rain droplets won't get in the way of you relaxing and enjoying your time up there and you'll still be able to get the view of Manhattan. You're right in the center of many tourist attractions and lots of garment and jewelry stores to shop from and many other restaurants too.
The rooms are simple and modern - a nice place to put up your feet and sleep after a tiring day of wandering around the city. They're close to the CitiBikes for travelers who like to bike around instead of being on foot all day.
Not the fanciest place in town, but certainly not the worst and you are located in a great part of Manhattan - Chelsea. The rooms are a bit tight on space but you may find yourself hardly noticing the lack of space because you're always out exploring, unless of course you opt for the suites, which cost more but can fit up to 4 people so it might be a good idea for groups. I adore this historic neighborhood. You have your choice of trendy restaurants and multiple shopping stores and it's even close to the Citibikes if you want to go for a ride. They also offer coffee and tea in the mornings between 7:30-11:30 am which is always a great way to start your day off.
You're right in the middle of Chelsea and a short walk away from a lot of great neighborhoods. The rooms are simple, but they provide the basic necessities and a little bit of exercise (this European-inspired hotel doesn't have an elevator, so be prepared to walk up a flight or two unless you request the first floor rooms). There is a lot of fun spots nearby where you snatch up some local produce at the Union Square Farmer Markets, eat at the very popular Union Square Cafe or walk down and see the Empire State Building, West Village neighborhood or Chelsea Market. All around you are shops and restaurants making this hotel a great destination that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
You may almost miss this place as you walk by all the pretty brownstones in the Upper West Side. This charming Guest House looks more like a home in the sophisticated neighborhood than a inn or hostel and blends in perfectly with its surroundings. And you'll feel like a native New Yorker too living in their mini apartments with your own little studio equipped with a kitchen and private bath or even in their deluxe fully furnished rooms. This is a perfect place to stay if you're looking for a month-long temporary home to call your own. You're pretty close to the subway so you will have easy access to explore all that Manhattan has to offer when you have time off.
One of the best things or maybe the best thing about this hostel is its location. You're kind of tucked away with all the other apartment buildings in the Upper East Side so you can really get lost and imagine yourself really living there. The neighborhood is wonderful with lots of people, families and kids around. It's a very convenient place to stay, being steps away from the subway and nearby lots of shopping destinations and a number of restaurants.
There isn't too much to highlight about the rooms and accommodations but there is air conditioning, which is very important during the humid months of the year. I probably wouldn't stick around the inn for long and explore as much as the city as I could instead.