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"Lovely Hotel, Great Location"
I stayed at the Algonquin for two days (Sept 2-4), I chose the Algonquin because I love old charm, history and the fact the hotel has a cat! However, the cat(s) were not there as one was being retired and the other was in training =(. I found the staff very polite and helpful throughout the two days. People at the front desk were extremely friendly. The location of this hotel is absolutely PERFECT. 5 minute walk to Times Square, 10 Minute walk to Grand Central and Bryant Park. However, not the hotels fault but it was extremely hard to navigate to the hotel on Sept 3 as it was Brazilian Day and the hotel was blocked by over a million Brazilians Partying. Now for the negatives..... I bought a flight and room package from Porter Airlines in Toronto so everything was paid for upfront. However, when I returned back to Toronto I noticed the hotel had charged me for a 2 night stay as if I never purchased the package from Porter. I called the hotel and was told to speak to the accountant, left a message and didn't receive a call back. I had my travel agent get involved. I was told that the Hotel would NOT reimburse the FULL amount as the exchange rate had changed since THEY made the mistake of charging me. If it were not for PORTER being generous to cover the amount the Algonquin refused to pay back. SO ALWAYS CHECK YOUR BILL. The blue bar was beautiful and the bartender was well suited. However, the bar waiters I felt were trying to pull a fast one by trying to get me to pay for a bill that had already been settled. This happened both nights. There needs to be a better system implemented so the staff can keep track of such things. I'd love to stay at the Algonquin Hotel again for 2 reasons, Location and History. BUT after being privy to how they treat their guests after a mistake was made on their end, I won't risk staying at this Hotel again as the Iroquois Hotel is just steps away.
"Great location, old charm"
We stayed here for a long weekend. It’s a lovely old hotel a few blocks from Times Square. It’s very convent location. It’s on a quiet street but close to the action. The rooms are very small except for the suites, we stayed in both. The rooms were nice and clean, bathroom in regular room was tiny but the suite had a nice size bathroom. It’s a small hotel and unfortunately we were there during the marathon weekend so the hotel was sold out and very busy. If you are a Marriott member breakfast is NOT included over The Weekend but is on weekdays. It is a lovely hotel.
"Fun Hotel, Great Location"
The Algonquin is an older hotel, and the rooms are “New York small.” Having said that, my room was nice, comfortable and clean, with many outlets and a strong wifi signal. The hotel restaurant is good, the bar is tremendous, and the location-on a fairly quiet street between Times Square and Grand Central- is ideal. One huge benefit: The hotel has a very regal cat named Hamlet. He alone is worth a stay.
When we turned on the sink and shower the water came out brown. They said to let it run for a long time😩 we said we needed bottle water to brush our teeth and they sent up 3 bottles, one water bottle was opened and someone had drank out of it!!! 😜When we checked out the doorman wasn’t there, with all our luggage the front deck with 2 people working never helped, said goodbye, have a good day, anything! When the doorman came he was nice and very helpful. There was a unfriendly attitude and atmosphere from check in to check out . Rooms are tired and dated and could use updating. I️ would not recommend the restaurant.
"Great midtown location - and they have a cat!"
Oh what a wonderful midtown location! Everything is within walking distance. Grand Central metro station is 10 minutes on foot, Times Square is a mere 6 minutes. Historical place with small rooms, yet modern facilities and amenities. Loved the excellent Beekman bathroom amenities, the bedside table charging station, the cozy feel. Service, food and beverage quality at the Blue Bar and Lobby Lounge were great, very attentive. Doorman were very helpful too and always kind and friendly. A great great experience there. Five stars up until here! Plus, value for money is great and room rates are reasonable. Why only 3 stars' The Reception staff is really poor and as the first and last impression, this really matters. One feels that as a guest these Ladies are being disturbed every time something is being asked. Cold, abrupt and unhelpful. Hope this can be changed so the image of the hotel does not suffer.
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