by Amanda Geronikos
Looking for an affordable place to stay in New York City? Consider taking your family to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Hospitality House, which features apartment-style suites (a rarity in the city) with fully equipped kitchens. You’ll also enjoy free Wi-Fi and complimentary breakfast each morning. When it’s time for lunch or dinner, there are several pizzerias nearby — pick up a pizza to enjoy in the comfort of your room. Other hotel features include a ticket desk, where you can arrange a visit to Broadway or a sightseeing tour, as well as an outdoor public space — perfect during the summertime. Mom and dad — if you’re looking for a gym, the hotel provides passes to a fitness center just 2 blocks away.
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Our Editor Loves
- Suites with full kitchens
- Complimentary breakfast
- Onsite ticket desk
- Connecting Rooms
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
We spent 3 nights in 2 bed suite. The accommodation was clean, well thought out and had everything we needed.
There was a welcome basket in the fridge, toiletries in the bathroom and lots of spare bedding, which we used on the sofa bed in the lounge area.
The beds were very comfortable and I had the best nights sleep in a long time.
The breakfast was perfect for us, lots of choice of cereals, breads, cakes, waffles and a different hot option each day. Tea and coffee was always available- which was appreciated.
The best thing about the hotel was the staff. Mariela on the main desk was so helpful, giving us written recommendations for lunch and a supermarket all within a short distance. The lovely lady who looked after the breakfasts and the other staff were also amazing.
All in all I would recommend on service, cleanliness, convenience of location.
With our bigger family, the right accommodations are definitely important to enjoy our travels. We stayed in Penthouse A which had two bedrooms, sleeper sofa in the living room, two bathrooms (a must for us!), full kitchen, dining table and the terrace which we LOVED and ate out on each evening. There is a grocery (Morton's) about a 10 minute walk away and we also did an Instacart delivery to have food to cook in each evening (we stayed 5 nights). This is NOT a new build hotel in the suburbs, so don't go expecting that. There is some older building charm, great hardwood floors...Everyone in our family slept great - no noise concerns.
The included breakfast was adequate and appreciated to get us off to a quick start to our day. It starts at 7am - we did miss it one day as we left early to catch our ferry for the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island, but they do have a grab and go option. Each morning the attendant took good care of the buffet offerings.
We walked to Rockefeller Center, Times Square, Grand Central...there are also two nearby subway stations. Starbucks nearby and as the Buttercup Bakeshop which was a yummy treat.
The staff here is what made our stay special. EVERYONE we encountered was delightful and friendly. Our youngest son checked in each day with the front desk when we were leaving and when we returned to chat about our plans. He's excited to come back and stay here again.
The front desk arranged our return to LaGuardia. Reasonably priced and great for our family of six and luggage (Suburban). Check in with the desk if you need airport transportation.
The only negative (that I do understand) is that the terrace off our room was unavailable M-F during 10pm each evening until 6pm the next day due to construction at a neighboring high rise. Certainly a safety issue but if you book the penthouse and want the terrace available during the day, be sure to call ahead and inquire.
We would definitely recommend and return if we ever return to NYC.