by Whitney Rife
From the Residence Inn, families can walk to Times Square, Central Park, Rockefeller and the Empire State Building. Residence Inn’s 350 studios and suites are well-appointed with deluxe kitchenettes or kitchens, work spaces and free high-speed Internet. Dining and sitting areas are provided, perfect for families to spread out and relax. One- and two-bedroom suites contain sofa beds and separate living rooms. At Residence Inn, complimentary buffet breakfasts and newspapers are provided. Pets are also welcome at this hotel. The third floor hosts the Hearth Room, a common area where families can lounge about, watch television, eat breakfast and simply relax.
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Stay Report - 5/10 - 5/12
Location: Pretty much every hotel between 35th and 55th Street in New York adds the words "Times Square" to their name. This hotel is fairly close being located on 6th Avenue between 38th and 39th Street. Across 39th Street is an entrance to the 42nd/6th Avenue Subway Stop (B/D/F/M/7 Lines) and on 40th and 7th two blocks away is an entrance to the Times Square (1/2/3/A/C/E/N/R/Q/W/7/S Lines) stop. Penn Station is a half mile walk away. Around the hotel is a Pret a Manager, a Chick Fil A, a local deli and on 40th and 7th is a 24 hour CVS. Location wise it's pretty good
Hotel: The hotel is a 25 story high rise brick building which is in decent repair but ill suited as a large family hotel. There's a tiny lobby with a single public computer and small snack shop. On weekend mornings it's overcrowded easily. The 3rd floor has a bar and restaurant which serves dinner and breakfast and is again quite crowded. Waits for the elevator can be long too and on weekend mornings it was almost impossible to squeeze onto cars going down because by the time they got to me on 19 they were full.
Check In: I was asked "points?" and that was it as far as elite recognition. Still, I was able to confirm a 4 PM checkout and the agent was nice enough to direct me to where I could buy cheaper snacks than at the lobby marketplace
Room: I had picked this hotel because I was traveling with my girlfriend and her child and I wanted a larger room. It was larger than some NYC rooms I've been in but still really small for a RI. The bed and couch take up about all of the available space and the bathroom was shockingly small. While the kitchen was nice it's not really usable for anything but storing stuff in the fridge. We also had to call to get things like towels (we were originally given all of one).
Breakfast: As I mentioned above it gets really crowded. There were scrambled eggs, sausage, waffles and grits plus breads, fruit, yogurt and cereal. The second day I just went to Pret A Manger to skip the crowds.
The hotel goes for 35,000 points a night and for being in Midtown it's a good choice, but it's not much of a Residence Inn.
We didn’t sleep for 1 second at night, there is a crazy noise of construction .
Its a shame than no one told us before we
booked 3 rooms for 9 nights
We pay top dollar for this hotel and no one told us that we will not sleep, it is like sleeping in a war zone