"Classic Hotel in Midtown"
To have the experience of staying in a classic hotel in midtown New York City complete with the famous "Blue Bar" was a special treat for my wife and myself. This property is now part of the Marriott family and I highly recommend it if you plan on doing the "New York Thing" in midtown.
"Better than average"
NYC hotel rooms are usually tiny. This one was bigger than average. It was still small but nicely appointed and I could go into the bathroom and use the basin without having to close the door due to lack of space. This is an old hotel so the lifts are slow and small but on balance I would recommend for the friendliness of it's staff, the room furnishings and the location - which is excellent!
"Timeless Class Steps Away from Times Square/Theatres"
First, I believe that the differences in ratings for this hotel have to do with expectations: No, this is not a new, glass & steel modern hotel, but an elegant dowager holding her age -- and history -- very well. It's easy to pass it by and not even notice that it's a hotel -- it's very narrow and not very tall with the rest of New York growing up around it. Rooms are small -- because that's they way they were in the early 20th century -- but they are well appointed with a bit of a nod to art nouveau and the bed was amazingly comfortable. The staff, from doorman to front desk to restaurant to housekeeping, was helpful, smiling and friendly. My room, 12th floor street side, was not overly noisy even though it was on a weekend near the height of NYC tourist holiday hysteria. (For comparison, I live out in the country where there are no street noises). And, while the hotel appeared to be fully booked, I heard nothing from the rooms on either side. I felt comfortable and in a step back in time -- in the best of ways -- staying here. Many used a beautifully-decorated-for-the season small lobby for a reading room. Yes, I was a bit unhappy that I couldn't get room service, and my breakfast was pricey. Both issues are easily overcome by visiting the diner next door. Internet worked throughout and the desk was fine. The "strictly business" traveler and those with small children may not enjoy this space, but anyone with a sense of history will find enough amenities for a very enjoyable stay.
"Elegant, historic property near Times Square"
I had an overnight stay at the Algonquin Hotel Times Square, Autograph Collection, which was a pleasant one at the oldest continuously operated hotel in New York City. I really enjoyed my check-in experience. Eddie, the bellhop, accompanied me to my room with interesting facts and figures about the hotel and its eccentric guests over the years. He stayed and chatted with me after orienting me to the room. Fascinating! I asked for a room upgrade and foolishly accepted one in the front of the building facing the street and was on a low floor. To be fair, I was warned against it and I still took it. If given the choice, select a high floor if on the street side. The Algonquin has an oddity in that room service isn't delivered to your room. You order it and must pick it up.
"Wonderful Stay At Christmas"
My husband and I took our daughter and her family to NYC for Christmas. We love the Algonquin Hotel. The staff is wonderful, especially Edwin at the front desk. There is a warm friendly feeling about this hotel. The room are small but comfortable, and the location is perfect. We hope to return again soon.
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