by Holly Rosen Fink
The Hotel Lombardy is located just five blocks from Central Park and less than 1 mile from Grand Central Station. The 59th Street subway station is a five-minute walk away. Midtown East is a great choice for travelers interested in food, walking and restaurants.
The rooms of the Lombardy Hotel provide a flat-screen TV with premium cable channels, plush bathrobes and Gilchrist & Soames toiletries. A coffeemaker, ironing facilities and kitchenette are included. Concierge ticket services, an exercise room and a full beauty salon are also available. The Lombardy also provides a 24-hour business center, complimentary wireless internet access and limo/town car service. This Manhattan luxury hotel features free Wi-Fi and personal staff service.
Ninth Street Espresso offers coffee and pastries. American Cut by Chef Marc Forgione is located onsite and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Cribs are free and rollaway/extra beds are available for a fee.
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The room (studio suite) was advertised as having kitchen facilities - in reality this was a small fridge and microwave and a toaster oven in a room smaller than the closet. There was one pot and absolutely no other cookware. Completely misleading. Since there was no ability to cook I could have stayed much cheaper in any number of hotels with a small fridge. Also completely misleading was the description of the room itself. The paint was peeled off in several large areas on the covering of the heating unit and the walls had places were some sort of liquid had splattered on it. Basically a drab and mediocre looking room with less than stellar cleanliness. Very disappointing. Only plus was we were on the back side of the building so it was very quiet and we did sleep well. Location was nice as it was out of the crowds but close enough to walk to shopping and restaurants. The American Cut restaurant which is attached was excellent for dinner and their breakfast buffet equally as good and complementary with the room.
The Lombardy Hotel is in an excellent location and the friendly service by staff who have been employed for many years is unmatched. The units are large, well appointed and it's like being in a home. A complimentary breakfast is served in the lower lobby. This was my 6th stay and every unit I have stayed in has been in very good condition with really nice furnishings.