More about Club Quarters Rockefeller Center
Club Quarters Rockefeller Center was centrally located both to Times Square, 5th Avenue shopping, and bus loop areas. For those travelers who wish privacy and quiet, this is the hotel for you. The room was spacious for two people, a/c, well lit, clean, nice view of the cathedral--although the bathroom was small, it had a full shower. I was very pleased with the staff, courteous and very helpful. My stay in New York City was a hit.
My wife and I stayed at Club Quarters Rockefeller for 3 nights in August of 07. We had room 1009, which is a comfortable small modern room with a "view" of an adjoining building. The room is equiped with a flat panel TV, fast internet hook up,and an in-room thermasat. The elevators were not operating properly our first night which made getting to and from our room a little challenging. The elevators were fixed the next day so it became a non event but it was quite frustrating having to wait so long.
The self check-in and check-out computers were easy to use and made the process very quick. Club Quarters has free internet access on the seventh floor along with a bar/lounge area with a nice patio that overlooks 51st Street.
The location of the hotel is great ( on 51st Street, between 5th & 6th Ave.) You are within walking distance to Time Square, Grand Central, and Central Park. There are subway stops nearby on 6th ave that got us to further away destinations. We felt that this is a nice low key hotel in a great location and would stay there again.
Price isn't everything
We stayed for 3 nights at the Club Quarters Hotel in first week in March. The location is perfect, right across from Rockefeller Center between 5th and 6th avenues.
We booked an efficiency room, which is slightly larger than the standard room and includes a wet bar, micro, fridge and a very small sitting area with one chair. Any requests for extra pillows, towels, etc were answered in no less than 5 minutes. There arent really any drawers to speak of to store your clothes and the bathroom is tight for two people. Lobby is very small and the front desk people are not at all efficient in handling the back up.
The restaurant is the Terrace Club on the 7th floor and it is PRIVATE, a fact which no one informed us until the 3rd day we were there. Everytime we got on the elevator and tried to use our key to gain access to the restaurant we had trouble, usually there was another hotel guest on whose key worked. On the 3rd day when no one was on the elevator to help us we went down to the lobby to complain our key didnt work. We were informed that we were staying at the Rockefeller Center Hotel, floors 2 through 6 are open to the public. Floors above 6 you have to be a member of Club Quarters to stay there. No where did our confirm say we were staying at the Rockefeller Center Hotel and not the Club Quarters. Since we were not members, in order to dine at the restaurant we had to pay $20.00 a day extra for that privilege. Meredith at the front desk was snooty, and rude to say the least, upon delivering this message and treated us coldly the rest of our stay. We were also charged a second person fee nightly for the room. Also not disclosed on the confirm or by reservations when booking the room. We have been coming to NY for 20 years and have stayed at the Waldorf, Palace, Carlyle and Pennisula Hotels, so the hidden charges weren't too much for us to pay, it was just how the information was not known until we encountered problems. And how we felt as if we were second class citizens because we were not "members". To save $200.00 per night it is not worth it to us and we will not be staying here again.
Great location, but that is it
We stayed at Club Quarters in August, 2006. On my only previous trip to NYC, we stayed at the Embassy Suites - a wonderful place, but too far away from the Theatre District. We were referred to the hotel by a local university that we were visiting for my teenage daughter. The first Club Quarters we tried was sold out, so we were referred to this location. There were three of us - me and my two teenagers.
The location was excellent - just a block from 5th Avenue and a few blocks from Broadway. It was an easy walk to anywhere.
I was very disappointed with rest of my stay. The room was very clean, but very tiny. I knew the hotel was meant for a business traveller, but they should not even allow 3 in a room. With a rollaway bed (and paying a premium for the third person), there was no room to move. You had to climb over the bed to get to the bathroom.
Service was only fair. We were without the complimentary internet service for 3 of our 4 days. The exercise area was closed due to remodeling. It was our understanding that the breakfast was not free, but $8/person. We had to find extra towels for ourselves. Like the other reviewers, elevator service was poor and there was no view out of our window except for the building next door. Noise level from the street was loud (even 20+ floors up), especially when the Today Show was having a free concert.
Overall, I would not stay here again unless I was alone. The location was convenient, but I would rather stay a little further out and get a larger room.
Sleek European Modern Style in Rockefeller Center
My company is a corporate member of CQ and my boyfriend and I decided to go to New York for Valentine's Day. While we were dissapointed that we couldn't get the weekend special, the price for one night was still good for the location (about 220 for a standard queen). The lobby is small, but what do you expect in the highest rent district in the city?
Our room was also small but well designed and laid out. The design was european feeling and we just loved it. We have stayed uptown at the Marriott in Central Park West in a huge suite, and by far enjoyed our CQ room better - it was just more our style. The bathroom only has a shower, and the door slides open and shut - there isn't much privacy. We didn't have a problem with this, but some may.
The location was awesome - while it's not the best place to wander around at night (not much to do), we enjoyed the proximity to the museums uptown, and the subways to downtown. We had a view of Radio City Music Hall, and couldn't complain about the noise, there didn't seem to be any. The beds were very comfortable, and there was a thermostat in the room, which was nice.
The breakfast was nice, but a little pricey - 10 dollars for continental, I believe. But - you're probably not going to find any cheaper anywhere else in the neighborhood. You aren't really there to enjoy the food though so much as the atmosphere. The dining area is very nice and not outdated like so many hotel restaurants, and the patio is closed in for dining during the winter - which was sortof fun.
We also liked that the hotel was private and discreet, again, just a matter of taste. We loved our stay and can't wait to try the CQ downtown!
A little piece of heaven!
My boyfriend and I stayed at this hotel for one night over St. Patrick's Day weekend. We go to New York on a regular basis for shows and events as we live close by in Philadelphia. Of all the hotels we've stayed in around the same price range, this was one of the best. We were at first suprised by the size of the very small lobby but check-in was a breeze on their computer check-in system. The rooms are small (as they often are in NYC), but they are nicely decorated, very clean and modern. The bathroom doors are frosted but you cannot see through them as one of the other reviews suggests. They actually help make the room appear a little larger than it actually is. The greatest part about this hotel is the Terrace Club on the 7th floor which is a large, relaxing space with an indoor and outdoor area with nice views. There are armchairs, magazines, newspapers, internet access and a small eating area and bar. It was great to return to the hotel after a long day and hang out there. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we look forward to returning.
Very Clean and Great Location
We stayed in room 1208 in April 2007. While the room was a little small for two people, it was absolutely immaculate and updated. The location can't be beat as the hotel is literally across the street from Radio City, 30 Rock, and down the block from St. Patrick's. I would detinitely stay here again. Keep in mind that this is a business oriented hotel so it does not have all the bells and whistles such as a large lobby and concierge, but if you know your way around NYC, you don't need that stuff.
Perfect: Clean, great Proximity, right price.
Club Quarters is located in a perfect place if you want to stay close to Rockefeller, Times Square, etc. The rooms were designed for 1-2 people and they were clean with updated furniture. A flat screen TV was present and the bathroom was nicely updated and decorated. The check in process was painless. This place has a nice workout facility. I'd recommend having a drink on the balcony of the 7th floor restaraunt. Great views and atmosphere. This place is close to everything when staying around Rockefeller. Checkout is automatic and painless. The price was right for this place and I'll stay here again on any future trips.
A few complaints: 1 of the 2 elevators was not working the entire weekend. This made for long waits and the stairs wasn't an option to get to the 23rd floor.
No iron/ironing board.
Quiet Hotel Just Outside Everywhere.
My wife and I needed somewhere to stay in Midtown for our 3rd Anniversary weekend, and after an exhaustive search on TA, AMEX Travel, Hotels.com etc. I picked the CQ in Rockefeller Center. I wanted something that looked fairly new, wasn't outrageously expensive and was close to everything in midtown. CQ hit all of those points easily. The hotel is literally 15 seconds from Radio City and Rockefeller Center by foot, less than 15min to Times Square,
10min to the theater district, close to Grand Central and a doable walk to Central Park. 5th and Park Avenues are about 10mins away as well.
After booking via American Express Travel, I called the hotel and requested an early check-in. (Normally 4pm, we checked in at around 10AM) Check-in was easy via kiosk but there was an attendant close by if we needed her. It lasted all of 5 minutes and we were on our way to our room.
When we got off the elevator the first thing I noticed was that there were only like 6 rooms per floor. As a result it was very quiet the entire time and I never even saw another person on our floor.
Upon entering the room we noticed it was quite small, but new and pretty clean. There were a few dust bunnies roaming around the desk and end tables but it wasn't so bad. The LCD TV was nice and was out of the way of everything else. There was a VGA connection to hook up your laptop to the LCD TV but the front desk said it wasn't operational yet. The room had a decent cordless phone as well as a provided Ethernet cable. Free internet was provided and for you business travelers, VPN worked great.
The bed was nice, trendy, with a duvet. Air conditioning controls were bedside. We did keep getting some weird oder from the bed and I think we narrowed it down to the headboard. It is covered in a satin-like material and I guess with everyone's head grease it started to smell after a while. Not horrible though.
The bathroom was small but clean and the sliding door really didn't do much for sound isolation. No safe in the room so we opted out of maid service and locked our laptops in out luggage. Extra towels and small freebie items are available on every other floor in cabinets by the elevators. There are also fill your own bottled water stations as well by these closets.
No problems sleeping or with noise, W51st on this block is very quiet at night. Room service was decent, not too pricey and you have the option to order to a couple different places outside the hotel and have the food delivered to your door. (and added directly to your bill) FYI the outside Italian place stunk. One club level dining option with limited hours, but we never looked into it as we had all our other meals planned around the city.
Checkout was a breeze. We will be returning here as soon as Christmas
of this year. It's a new hotel that isn't too expensive, has exactly what we need and not much of what we don't.