Excellent Location, Excellent Value
Stayed during Christmas 2003. Reservation included parking and had no trouble with the valet service. Hotel staff including bellmen, doormen, and counter staff were very friendly and helpful. Requested a room with a Times Square view. Two room suite included a bedroom with with a fifteen foot wraparound window. Location could not be beat. Adjcent subway entrance and walking distance to restaurants, theaters, and shopping. Hotel not as opulent as others in the area but the location and room size make it an excellent value. I will definitely return.
good location but not cheap
great location, very clean and nice having 2 rooms if you have kids in tow. Everyone we dealt with at the hotel was helpful and courteous.
Rooms were a little drab, very beige! Also walls were thin and we had neighbors who were very noisy until about 5am! As with all NY hotels, the restaurant was pricey - go round the block and find something cheaper with more character. This hotel is probably not great value for the money, but the location is ideal.
We loved it!
We have just returned from a weekend in NYC at this wonderful hotel.
From the moment we arrived we were pampered by the staff and really fell in love with the hotel as well as it's awesome location. Since we live on Long Island we drove in and as we pulled up to the Doubletree a bellman came right out and helped with our bags and got us inside quickly (it was 17 degrees so we appreciated it). We arrived 10:30 Am and went to the front desk just to check our bags only to find out that our room was ready! We were given 4 huge warm chocolate chip cookies as well as 4 bottles of water! We got a corner room on the 14th floor (1403)...what a great room. It had a bedroom with a King bed as well as a living area with a pull-out couch (for the kids). There were 2 tv's, a mini-fridge, microwave, safe, mini-bar, coffee maker and chocolates on our pillow! There was plenty of space for the 4 of us and we LOVED the view of Times Square. The room was clean and very quiet. We were so close to ToysRUs, Madame Tussauds, B'way Theaters, Resturants, Rockefeller Center and 5th Avenue. There was an indoor pool and Kids Club that we didn't have time to take advantage of. The resturant was nice...food quite good. The coffee bar in the lobby also had KrispyKreme Donughts as well as pastries, muffins, bagels, fruit and yogurt. We are already planning on returning in April!!!
What makes this hotel is without doubt the location. Right in the heart of Times Square, if you want in your face New York, stay here. If your looking for something a bit more sedate chose somewhere else. Not that any noise makes it into the hotel mind, all is calm and quiet on the inside. Rooms are great, having the lounge makes you feel as if you're at home. They make a fantastic pizza and beer is reasonable, particularly if you pop downstairs during the happy hour 6-8 pm. The subway is right next door, although if you haven't been in NY before, be warned the subway is dark, dingy and pretty horrible. Only two things score a negative for this hotel. One are the staff at reception, who are generally pretty miserable. The other is receiving static electricity shocks from virtually everything in the room, on such a regular basis that I was cursing the place by the time I'd left.
However, when all is said and done, I would definitely stay there again.
Wow! stayed at the Doubletree for 5 nights in Feb 2004, Two adults and our 13 year old son. We had a suite with 2 double beds which were very comfortable and very warm even without the heating on. The staff were great and any small problems we had were dealt with immediatly. Our suite was cleaned to a very high standard every day and the maid even washed up our cups and breakfast bowls. the room was very quiet and the noise from the street below which is very busy could hardly be heard. A great place to stay and we would certainly stay there again if we went back to New York, very pleased a pity we had to go home.
A Weekend Getaway...
I was really happy with this hotel. It was the most convenient location. My husband and I went for Valentine's weekend. I chose this hotel becuase of the reviews.
At the last minute we decided to bring along our 9 year old son. This worked well because it is a suite and he had his room with a TV and we had ours.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to be in the middle of things. This is a great location!
First trip to NY
Our stay at the Doubletree really added something special to our first trip to NY. Service on check in warm and helpful. Suite sizes great, so good to have a seperate lounge/kitchen area for relaxing. Location cannot be beaten if you want to be in the heart of Times Square. Just step outside to feel the buzz! We did all the main attractions and loved every minute. Hotel security v. good. Reasonably priced deli for breakfast just round the corner. Hope to return and would definitely stay here again.
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Kimberly Hotel vs. Doubletree Guest Suites
We'll be in NYC in 2 weeks - 2 adults and 3 teenagers. I've narrowed down the search for a hotel and just can't decide between the Kimberly Hotel (they have suites) at 145 E. 50th St between Lex & 3rd, and the Doubletree Guest Suites Times Square on Broadway. Kimberly Hotel would be quieter area & a little cheaper & reviews on TripAdvisor have been good for both, but wonder if anyone knows anything about the area around the Kimberly Hotel and if it would be OK to walk back there after going to an evening Broadway show. Any comments or input would be welcome! Thanks!
RE: Kimberly Hotel vs. Doubletree Guest Suites
Very easy to walk home after the theater, or just grab the eastbound bus that runs along 50th St. (the westbound runs on 49th). The other two hotels on the same block are the Affinia 50 and the San Carlos. Check their prices and availability too, I believe they're better reviewed than the Kimberly.
While the east 50th location is quieter, it's also a commercial district, so you'll walk east a couple of blocks to find "neighborhoody" type places. You've also got good transit access from there. You can get the #6 train at 51st & Lex, and the E train at 53rd & Lex (also an entrance on 3rd Ave.). Both stations connect underground, but it's easier to just go to the right entrance. The E is handy for getting crosstown, its final destination is the World Trade Center site. Along the way it stops in Chelsea and the Village.
RE: Kimberly Hotel vs. Doubletree Guest Suites
The Kimberly is in a great location and is definitely safe to walk to after dark. (Most of the city comes to life after dark in that area. They don't call it the city that never sleeps for nothing!) It's close to public transportation and you will find some great restaurants along 3rd avenue that are reasonably priced and tasty for lunches and dinners. It will also get you away from the craziness of Time's Square that can sometimes get a little *too* touristy and congested. You're going to have the best time! A crosstown bus will take you over to Broadway, or you could just hop in a cab if you're feeling too tired to wait for the bus.
hope this was helpful and have a wonderful trip