by Holly Rosen Fink
This Midtown New York hotel is just four blocks from the United Nations, Rockefeller Center and Grand Central Terminal, and within a mile of Times Square and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Stone gargoyles ornament this brick-and-stone hotel, built in 1924 and restored in 2002. The hotel has a bistro-style restaurant.
Guestrooms at the Marriott East Side feature Revive signature bedding with down comforters and 300-thread-count cotton linens. Rooms also offer high-speed internet access (surcharge) and internet TV that allows streaming of TV shows, movies and music. Breakfast is available for a surcharge. Dry cleaning/laundry service are available.
Families will love the onsite dining availability. 525LEX Restaurant & Lounge offers contemporary American dining, offering comfort food and dishes meant to be shared. In addition to the restaurant, there is a snack/deli. A refrigerator is available upon request. Rollaway beds and extra beds are available upon request.
Our Editor Loves
- Valet parking
- Rollaway/extra beds
- Comfortable rooms
- Onsite Dining
by Anie M
Four girls for memorial day week-end. The room was very small, cramped and "vintage" (lots of wear and tear), Breakfast was very ordinary (eggs too dry, fruits with no savor at all, horrible coffee) .
The concierge was not very helpful. We asked how to reach The Cloister museum, and purchase our tickets. Directions were so messed up, it took us 2 hours to go there and the museum did not acknowledge our tickets at first. It took us another 30-45 minutes to finally get inside. Overall, location is good but next time, we will go elsewhere.
The New York Marriott East Side is located in a convenient location with eateries all around so getting food is not a problem. The subway is nearby. It is not right in the heart of the Broadway area so it is not jam-packed with crowds the whole day. Good for those who like hotels within walking distance from popular tourist spots but which offer a little more peace and quiet at the same time.
Rooms look a little dated though and one of the elevators seemed to have a mind of its own, refusing to open at the lobby level several times during my stay there. Those of us in the elevator ended up returning to the room levels and then going down again.