"Old school classic"
Stayed the weekend at the Algonquin, a historic hotel. It has kept it's charm, and has upgraded some things over the years. The rooms are 1900s sized, and the lack of coffee makers, etc, is not that big a deal - you're in NYC! The bathroom was nicely appointed and everything worked. The staff was excellent. One of the great things about the hotel is it's proximity to Times Square and the Theater district. Restaurants abound as well. Only 1 complaint. One of the windows did not, would not close properly, allowing street noise to be a tad louder than expected. It has slipped out of it's frame, leaving gaps on top and between the upper and lower frames. The staff did endeavor to fill the gaps with insulation, which did muffle it a bit. Hopefully it will be permanently repaired soon.
"The property that Marriott forgot"
Currently at the hotel. In NYC for the weekend to meet up with my spouse between business trips. Cashed in 90,000 Marriott points - 90,000 - for "two (2)" nights at the Algonquin. Worst spend of points ever! On check in I was assigned a room that apparently was meant for another guest. A birthday card from the hotel was waiting for her along with a sweet treat. Clearly she didn't like this room, either, since I returned the card to the front desk and was informed that the guest was indeed in another room. Next, the A/C doesn't get cold enough. Turned down the thermostat to the lowest it would go (62 degrees) and went out for about 45 minutes. Noticeably NOT cooler after returning to the room. Called the front desk and asked for an engineer. He came up and did something. After about 20 minutes he said things should be fine now and left. Still waiting for cool air. . . Bathroom is literally a closet with plumbing. I will not accept the excuse that it's standard in New York. Oh puhleez, Mary. I've been in many NY hotel rooms and none compare (yet) to the cramped space in this bathroom. I might as well have used the port-o-potty across the street. The ONLY saving grace of the entire experience thus far: The front desk person. She was consistently pleasant . . . from the time I arrived . . . to my returning the ill-placed birthday card . . . to calling for the extreme warmth in the room (with windows that do not open). The hotel does not have in-room dining, and she offered suggestions on where to go. Listen. I get it. It's a room I got on points. But listen again. I worked hard to get those points. Travelng away from home for weeks at a time, choosing to patronize Marriott for those trips. So I expect a little something extra for being a loyal Marriott (and SPG) client. Especially from the "Autograph Collection" brand. My recommendation: Do NOT spend your Marriott points here. Try the Marriott Marquis a few blocks away and spend LESS points.
"Weekend get away"
I will be perfectly honest reading some of the reviews I was very hesitant regarding the hotel. However I was there for Easter weekend and I will be perfectly blunt I had a very nice day with no complaints I arrived around noon I was greeted extremely friendly by the two women at the desk who since I checked in early online using the mobile app I was able to get into My room early. Inside my room there was bottles of water that were complementary. Please note I'm a gold member so I'm not sure if that applies to everybody. The location is great if your primary purpose in New York is time square and the Broadway theaters. Literally less than five minutes away or basically a block. The downside about the location is the street noise from nearby construction and random sirens throughout the day and night. So it's really not the hotels fault it's just one of those things that you have to deal with because you're visiting the city. My room was located on the ninth floor facing the street and at night it definitely was loud so I'm glad I had my noise canceling earphones. I think that is just part of being in the city to be perfectly honest. My main concern would be the elevators I was very concerned about the renovation they were experiencing but I am countered zero delays. Maybe that was a fluke or maybe they were working on it that weekend but no issues on my end The hotel in the room has character it's not 100% modern but that's not the concept behind the hotel. I was very happy with my entire stay and I truly felt every time I entered and exit the hotel somebody always greeted me and said hello. I was lucky I booked it far enough in advance and I got a really good deal so when I stay here again yes and I would recommend it but as always when I visit New York I'm all about the cost and if I could get a good rate for this location again I would definitely rebook for my next trip.
"Great hotel, pefect position"
Went here as a group of couples. Greatt location, central to everything. Good coffee ship opposite. Good/clean spacious rooms. Had to move from low level at the front as noisy all night. Overall great place. Would def return!
"Great service, but rooms leave something to be desired"
Recently stayed here for a conference. All of the hotel staff were wonderful. My room was small, even by NYC standards - it basically fit a bed and that's it. A few items in the room were not broken or not working.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) - Discover
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM