Monday, 1 September 2014

Sheraton New York City - November 2013

 

Hotels in New York City are expensive.

There are many chain and boutique hotels throughout the whole city, many of which are 'business hotels' catering to the frequent fliers of the commercial world.

Sheraton New York Times Square is apparently one of the older hotels around.
From the official website, "One of the most iconic buildings in the Big Apple, the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel has stood proudly against the city skyline since 1962."

Why choose this hotel?

Accessible and well-located at 811 7th Ave at 52nd Street with Central Park and many theatres near the hotel.
It has also recently experienced a major renovation.
The hotel is clean and the staff efficient.

The Management

 The loyalty programme is (obviously) Starwood Preferred Guest as the hotel is a Sheraton.

Getting to the Hotel

New York City is served by JFK, EWR and LGA airports.
Getting a taxi or airport shuttle should be easy from any of the airports, especially since Sheraton NYC TS is a major business hotel.

The Hotel

The hotel was better than I expected considering the online reviews I had read.

Front Desk

Sheraton Link, the place for Internet

Pictures along the walls

Guestrooms corridors

Lift landing


The Rooms

Being a business hotel in land-valuable NYC, the rooms tend to be small and suites are few.
I had a club floor room, which was functional (small...) but then one should not be staying in the room much while in New York City!







The Food and Drinks

  We had breakfast and some drinks at the club lounge which is rather hidden away, but the offerings were acceptable.

The view was not too great and the 'business centre' was very exposed. Anyone passing by would be able to see what one is doing.








View from the lounge


The Pool 

No swimming pool. Any surprise?

The Service

I must say the service was better than expected.

On arrival, our bags were promptly taken by the doorman from the taxi and placed at the counters.

Check-in was very smooth (which is a blessing after a long flight!) and the front desk was very helpful. Thank you Cynthia!

The Gym

The gym is rather large but also accepts memberships, which increases the crowd at times.
The staff was rather friendly as well.




 

In Summary

 The hotel is great for a relatively less expensive stay in NYC with a nice location.

There was no major faults during my stay and I definitely would not mind staying here again.


Happy Travels!