Part III is the conclusion of pictures of my week back to the East coast. I had an amazing time in New York City. The sights, the sounds and the energy cannot be found anywhere else. However, when it comes to hotels, sometimes the experience can make or break the enjoyment of your vacation including; the breaking of your bank account when you can't afford the nightly rate. You might not be able to stay in a great city for as long as you would like to see all the sights and really take in the city.
I decided to dedicate my third post entirely to the hotel I stayed in. Not because they asked me to, but because New York City is a big place, and if you don't live there, it can be daunting to figure out where to stay. Especially if you're not made of money, yet you want to stay somewhere nice.
My Mother went to NYC a few years ago and paid a lot more money to stay in a hotel that was not very nice/clean and was pretty old. She was shocked to see how nice this hotel was and the price we paid.
So I think this hotel deserves a shout out. I know that I love recommendations, and ladies, if you are heading to Blogher this August, you should really consider the Distrikt hotel. It is in the center of everything, (342 W 40th Street, between 8th and 9th) literally a couple blocks from Times Square, the Theater district, and Bryant Park where I enjoyed my morning coffee at before we started our day of sights.
I found out about the Distrikt hotel from Trip Advisor. I really don't go anywhere without checking out the reviews on that site, ESPECIALLY when I am booking a hotel room. I noticed that this boutique hotel was ranked #3 out of all the hotels in New York. I liked the pictures, but I thought there was no way we could afford this hotel, but I checked it out anyway and I was shocked at the cost. Shocked! Especially because this hotel is so new, right in the middle of everything and ranked so high!
This hotel is right in with social media too, which is right up my alley. I even got a room upgrade just for 'liking' them on Facebook and writing on their wall! I love when companies are active on Twitter and Facebook to communicate with their customers.
I also really enjoyed the whole staff. They were all so nice and went out of their way to make us feel welcomed. It was the kind of nice that didn't seem forced because that was their job, but a sincere niceness from everyone including the cleaning lady, to the bell hops and the front desk. I was really impressed at how accommodating and willing everyone was to go out of their way to make sure we were happy.
Loved, loved, loved our room! Beds were so comfy and these rooms were super clean.
The view from our room.
Coffee and brownies from a local bakery everyday. Yes, please!
Nightly turn down service with a post card of the weather for the next day and chocolates left on our pillows. A classic touch that makes such a great impression.
14-foot “living garden wall” that honors Central Park.
Complimentary iced tea. So refreshing for those hot days!
The cherry on top was getting to ride to the airport with a car service. The hotel staff was incredible at giving us suggestions on how to get to the airport, and offered to set up a car service. This was fabulous especially because it really was not much more than getting to the airport in a shuttle. It was only about $15 more! "Um, yes, I will absolutely take the car service please! Oh, you ordered a Mercedes? Don't mind if we do!"
Special shout-out to Carlos who suggested that they can get us their car service!
If you are going to New York anytime soon, you won't be disappointed with the rates and the friendliness of this hotel. Here is all the info you need to check them out for yourself.