Hotel has a great location in NYC, on 41st near Madison, right by Grand Central. The rooms are modernly decorated, and look nice on the inside. Not much of a view outside, but what do you expect in the city? Also, there is no parking on the block,
and the closest garages are $50 a day.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short drive from hotel
Take the valet option, $45 a day is cheaper than the nearby parking garages.
The former Chemists Club, just one block from Grand Central
Nice historical building just one block from Grand Central. Room must have been one of the laboratories or the library (the building used to be the Chemists Club), ceiling was triple-high, very nice. Room in good condition, staff helpful (when I
asked them to lock away my 17-inch laptop since it wouldn't fit into the safe in the room they were at first a bit confused on how to do that but didn't give up until they found a solution; there was no ice maker on the floor but they brought ice up to the room within 5 minutes; etc. pp.), and all for a very decent price.
Rooms were larger than the typical NYC hotel room. Beds were comfy. Nice restaurant/bar in lobby. Bathrooms were a little small but overall was a good value. One block from Grand Central Station which was a good location for us.
The staff here was exceptionally helpful. Requests were answered promptly and the front desk staff was very knowledgable about the area. The location is the best - close to everything! The NYC Library and Bryant Park are just a few blocks away; a
few more blocks and you have Times Square...Grand Central Station and really excellent restaurants are all around. Like any New York City hotel, the closet space was almost none existent, so be prepared to find a way to keep your clothing un wrinkled or use the dresser.