by Lissa Poirot
This trendy boutique hotel in the heart of Union Square is part of the Autograph Collection of Marriott hotels. The hotel’s 171 guestrooms and suites feature HDTVs, docking stations with stereo sound, mini refrigerators and free Wi-Fi. Guests who choose to stay on the 16th floor receive more space, bigger amenities and suites. Suites are outfitted with king beds but feature sitting areas with sleeper sofas in the Actor’s Studio suite. Encore guestrooms offer two queen beds, while Applause guestrooms have a king bed and sofa bed, all of which can sleep up to four. A pet-friendly property, those who bring dogs will receive doggie beds, food and water bowls, doggie treats and guide to local parks, of which Union Square Park is just across the street. Breakfast is served daily in the Green Room, while dinner is offered nightly in the Mortimer Bar & Lounge. Room service is available. Valet parking is available, at a very hefty nightly fee.
Our Editor Loves
- Union Station location
- Onsite dining
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
It’s about 7minute walk to Union Square but gives a better feel of the city with all its its flavor and idiosyncratic vibe. You are not too far to Union Square where all the posh stores reside. The hotel staff are friendly and warm. Mortimer, the hotel bar and lounge offers happy hour prices for cocktails and food. I ordered the fish tacos which were great specially with happy hour prices. However, the happy hour prices are a few dollar more than advertised on the hotel website. Nevertheless, I enjoyed my tacos and Chardonnay wine.
I was so disappointed with the hotel. I am a Titanium Marriott member and the Autograph Collection is my preferred brand as they almost always deliver great hotels. The lobby and bar area is fine, nothing special but nice enough although Lewlu behind the bar is great. The rooms however feel old. It is an older hotel that has been renovated but it feels like they cut costs as the hallways are dark and I inviting and the rooms suffer from a lack of air conditioning. Our original room could not cool below 79 degrees so we were moved but the next room claimed to be 68 but was more like 74. Stay somewhere else