After careful reading of reviews on TA chose the Elysee Hotel for our fortnights’ stay in fabulous NYC.
The location in Upper Mid-Town made Central Park, 34th , 32nd streets and 5th Avenue easy walking. Handy to a number of subway stations where after a bit of trial and error we found that we could reach anywhere we wanted.
As an added bonus the hotel has free Wi-Fi throughout with a very good signal (even works in elevator) - coupled with a handy desktop PC with printer in club room.
The club/breakfast room located on 2nd floor is an asset to guests - breakfast which is simple but adequate, consisting of cereals, fresh fruit, bread, bagels, yoghurt, tea and coffee all supported by friendly and very efficient staff .
As previous reviewers have commented the club room, on Level 2 - weekdays 5- 8pm - serves free wine, cheese, and appetizers. Again served by extremely efficient and friendly staff.
In general the staff were simply fantastic and professional. Special mention of the housekeeping staff whot maintained room in spotless condtion throughout our stay.
One small issue that should be mentioned as a matter of constructive feedback. Upon arrival at the hotel we requested an ice bucket from reception to chill some wine to celebrate the beginning of our holiday - the ice bucket did not arrive - this alone is a complete non- issue. However, on the evening of 1st November we requested an early morning wake up call (4.30am) - (to facilitate our departure for a pre-booked - prepaid day trip) - from reception. We did not receive any call - fortunately we used a small travel alarm - which is not necessarily reliable as a “ fail safe” - our alarm worked. Upon enquiring at reception at 5.15am that day when leaving the hotel - the gentleman at the desk indicated that there was no request logged. Again, a small matter - however - IF - we had been relying upon hotel staff for a wake up call to catch an international flight - without a back up - the consequences (for us) could have been expensiv e andserious.
Would we recommend the Hotel Elysee ? Yes -
**** We would also have normally provided a *5 Excellent TA rating.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the Hotel Elysée, you will find the warmth and charm of a countryside inn right here in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Like some of the most distinctive bed and breakfasts in the world, the Hotel Elysée offers its guests so much more than is ever expected from a luxury hotel – all included in the nightly rate. At Hotel Elysee, guests are welcome to unwind in the clubroom with complimentary refreshments serviced throughout the day, including the Library Hotel Collection’s signature Continental Breakfast Buffet each morning, wine and cheese receptions each evening from 5PM-8PM, and coffee, tea, cookies and fresh fruits are served all day. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and bottled water is provided upon check-in. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Elysee Hotel New York City
- Hotel Elysee
- Elysee New York City