As many of you know, I have had the joy of living some time ago in NY, precisely in Midtown West, close to Upper West Side. Every time I can, I return to the city, which I considered my second home. But until now, I never wrote about the hotels where I stay in different occasions.
I’ll start with Residence Inn New York Manhattan / Midtown East, that in March 2017 we stayed for the second time because the excellent location, personalized attention and the possibility of having a room that is like an apartment.
Location, location, location
Four blocks from Fifth Avenue, ten blocks from Central Park, and other ten to Times Square. Access to all the subways and buses, because the hotel is located just a few meters from Grand Central Station, on 48th Street between Lexington and Third Avenue.
It’s an ideal area to walk (except in days with an intense snowfall). From here I walked to Flatiron Building, Macy’s and Columbus Circle in the middle of winter, but it will depend on each one as how we endure the cold weather.
Has many kinds of rooms, with kitchenette, free high-speed internet, includes a complete breakfast, laundry, and a small but full equipped gym. Also accept pets.
In both stays I used the laundry, a cheap option in case of need to wash clothes, especially in long stays. Of course the laundry has washing machines and dryers; in your room you will have iron and the ironing board. The hotel sells a coin for the washing machines and dryers. Also, sells cleaning products such as liquid laundry soap and softener. In cases on long stay is better to buy these products in bigger size at many of the supermarkets around the hotel.
The Residence Inn New York Manhattan / Midtown East is modern, clean, prolix hotel, in good shape. Also has the guarantee of being a Marriott, which have quality hotels for different segments.
The rooms are comfortable, modern and offer since King Studio, Larger Studio, One-bedroom king suite with a living area, to Executive Premium Suite that offers a separate bedroom with one king bed, all this bedrooms has a fully equipped kitchenette. And the of course, the East Side Story Penthouse with an outdoor terrace and a full kitchen.
We always booked the Larger Studio, with the kitchenette that has a big refrigerator, microwave, burners, dishes, dishwashers and glassware. These kitchenettes are ideal to have dinner there if you are tired or in winter season you don’t want to go out again at night.
In fact the hotel offers a shopping service at the supermarket, they leave you a list and you indicate what you need to be bought. These services we didn’t use, but it’s perfect to business travelers without time, especially in long stays.
Our two stays at the Larger Studio were very good, to highlight the comfort of the closets and bathroom, the room with your desk and the aforementioned kitchenette that we use a lot especially in this last winter stay. Another advantage of the hotel is having so close one of the best, at least for me, supermarket like Morton Williams just two blocks from the hotel, it was the perfect solution for cold nights.
Not only variety and quality, Morton Williams Supermarket offer a large option of food ready to heat in the microwave, besides a lot of salads and sandwiches, very fresh, done in the same day that you’re buying them. That option is perfect to save money if you don’t want to have lunch and dinner in restaurants o eating fast food every day.
Even being in Midtown, still area of many offices, you will find residential buildings and townhouses, people who lives in this neighborhood, because of that there are a lot of supermarkets, delis, and more.
It deserves a few words the breakfast that offer variety and the personal attention, especially from Carlos and Claudia, to whom I highlighted in a TripAdvisor review, as you have the chance to know the dedication they bring to the passengers.
Breakfast with many options of coffee, variety of teas. Any kind of bakery, bagel and donuts, pancakes, waffles with a lot of toppings, different breads. Juices, yogurt, fruits and cereals. Also hot options as in every hotel in US, always you’ll find bacon, eggs, scrambled eggs, tomatoes, smoked ham, cheese, and something with potatoes or omelets.
If you are on holidays take the time to enjoy it. The business travelers use to have breakfast early and very fast, even in some cases they go to the breakfast room to pick something and have it at room. Also in your room always you will have coffee and tea as courtesy.
The Residence Inn New York Manhattan / Midtown East also offer the delivery of meals from different restaurant from 5:00pm to 10:00pm.
Just a few blocks don’t miss to eat in the exquisite Smith & Wollensky, at least once.
Some usefull data:
The hotel has parking services. Be aware that the fare per day is USD 60.-; of course driving in Manhattan isn’t cheap.
Check in: 4:00pm
Check out at noon
148 East 48th Street New York Nueva York 10017, EE.UU
Telephone: +1 212-980-1003