More about Manhattan Club
Above First Class Community
The Manhattan Club is a perfect community of enjoying the luxury of New York City at it's best. When I take the time to enjoy My Manhattan Time Share it isabove first class accommadations.
The Concierge Services are one of the best that I have encountered through my travels domestic and international.
I am a millionaire at the Manhattan Club. The association is sincere in maintaining a top first class establishment through constant remodeling and updating building standards.
Outstanding facility in a great location; service could be improved
We rented a week in a Manhattan Club suite from a timeshare owner and had a very positive experience.
It's a GREAT location on 56th between 7th Ave and Broadway -- walking distance to Carnegie Hall, 5th Ave shopping, Rockefeller Center, Times Square/ Broadway shows, Central Park, Columbus Circle/ Lincoln Center. Within a few blocks are lots of little neighborhood restaurants and takeout places, as well as the legendary Stage Deli and Carnegie Deli, plus a Duane Reade(huge drugstore)and a good wine & liquor store.
Bus and subway are within a couple blocks -- the Broadway bus takes you straight down to Ground Zero and you get to see a lot of different sections of the city along the way. (By all means get a weekly subway & bus pass for $24 if you'll be in town for several days.) Taxis are easy to hail on 56th, 7th Ave, or Broadway.
The 1-BR suite is huge by NYC standards. Very large private bedroom w/ king bed, desk, nice adjoining bath done in marble. The living room has a queen sofa bed plus a comfy chair. The dining area has a round table with four chairs. Mini-kitchen has sink, dishwasher, half-size frig, microwave, and china/utensils service for four -- even a decent wine opener. There's also a second full marble bath for whoever's sleeping on the living room couch. And two big white terry robes are hanging in the closet.
There's also apparently a smaller "executive studio" suite with no door between the bedroom and living room, and no second bathroom. (Floor plans are available at the Manhattan Club site.)
The website says there are VCRs, but our room didn't have one -- just two 25" TVs. The "business center" is a joke -- four computers with Internet access, plus a single printer, but the security guard locks it at 11 p.m. (Hard to understand why, since a room key is required for entry.) If you bring your notebook computer, dial-up from your room is $6/hour for a local call. Also in the "nickel-and-dime-you" category is a $2 charge for a coffee packet after the first day. BYOC!
No room service, of course, since it's not really a "hotel." The lobby is tiny. There is a concierge desk that closes very early in the evening -- doesn't matter, they weren't very knowledgeable and didn't seem to know where to find the answers. Front desk staff is fine in person, but too eager to get off the phone when you call with a question.
Housekeeping (daily service) was excellent! Very clean rooms and they even load and run the dishwasher for you. The biggest problem was slooooow elevators -- there are only two, and we sometimes waited 10 minutes for a car that wasn't already overcrowded.
We would never *buy* a timeshare (immediately previous review says it all), but renting was definitely a good deal. We paid less for a spacious bedroom -- PLUS living room, dining area and mini-kitchen -- than we would have for just a bedroom in a mid-range hotel in an equally convenient location. (Since we rented directly from an owner, we did get a much better price than what I see on some of the hotel reservation sites.)
We stayed a few years ago at a similar suites facility -- Phillips Club -- around 66th and Central Park West. Though that suite was perhaps even nicer than Manhattan Club, the location wasn't as convenient.
Either choice is far better than just a hotel room. Having a separate living room and an efficiency kitchen makes a real difference when you're in New York for a week. Much more relaxing to flop on the couch after a day of walking, and the kitchen helps keep the food bill a little lower, even if you just keep breakfast food in the frig.
NYC was a hit for first time visitors!
My husband and I just returned from from 6 fun-filled days in NYC. We stayed at The Manhattan Club
by Carnegie Hall. The location is in Midtown which we found extremely helpful. Times Square, 5th Avenue
St. Patrick's Cathedral and so much more was within walking distance.
We found the people to be very friendly. We ate at
locally owned Delis and the food was great! The portions are big enough to share and the prices very reasonable. We had plans to visit two top rated restaurants during our stay, however after walking around the city in our jeans and boots (weather was below freezing every day) we really did not want to go back and change into proper dining attire. We took in two Broadway shows instead (Bought 50% off tickets at TKS)where we could wear jeans.
We highly recommend the Dim Sum experience in Chinatown. We followed other readers comments on the Forum and ate at the Golden Unicorn. It was good and great fun. We also recommend the Foods of New York
Greenwich Village Food Tasting and Cultural Tour. It
is a 3 hour tour full of interesting facts-only $38
per person! It was a deal! Our tour guide was Bari--she was very informative!
We also found out that New York has an up and coming wine region! Many do not know this (we did not) because up until 6 months ago it was illegal for New York to ship wines any were
else in the US! We had a great time at Vintage NY
Wine Shop at 482 Broome Street in SOHO. David was our wine tour guide and he did a great job explaining the region and the grape difference!
It was bitterly cold one day so we took refuge in the New York Metroploitan Library on 5th Avenue. We took the FREE tour and what a wealth of information!
The tour lasted 1 1/2 hours and it took us into the
Trustee room which is where the fireplace from the
movie The day After Tomorrow was shot.
We did take the subway to the business district and
Battery Park. (R W Routes) It was not bad at all!
We did take the A train to Greenwich and that was a bit scarier. Rougher looking people on the bus.
For tickets we highly recommend TKS-we got tickets for Mama Mia & Chicago.
We were dissapointed to find that we could not go into
the NYSE. It is sealed tighter than a drum. We also
wanted to see the National Reserve Bank- we could have toured it but we had to call at least 2 weeks in advance.
I Love NY
Across from Carnegie Hall, a few blocks from Times Square-Location, Location, Location!! Near everything!! Concierge desk to help with all your desires. Accomodations-neat, clean, with everything you need, including an efficiency kitchen.
We stayed 28th Dec to 2nd Jan. Had a great time there, staff are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are spacious and clean. Handy with a fridge and microwave. Great location we could watch Times square celebrations and Central park fireworks from right outside the hotel.
No timeshare buying harrassments which was a big plus.
Would stay there again next time.
A Great Time Share
We bought our time share at the MC eight years ago when MC would let you reserve one night at a time. The reservation policy still works for us, but we understand the option of a single (or two or three or four) night stay disappeared. This is a perfectly located place...two blocks from Central Park, across the street from Carnegie Hall and about four short blocks from Times Square.
The front desk is lightly staffed, but that's not proven to be a problem. Cleaning service has always been prompt and effective. Elevator service can be problematic in the morning as can be shower temperatures between 8 and 9 AM. I don't think there's any meal room service, but I could be wrong.
A one bedroom unit will accommodate four people who are reasonably flexible, and don't mind whatever inconvenience is associated with early risers in one room and late risers in a community roonm. The MC is a little chintzy on their coffee, so you might want to bring some small 2-4 c packets as a supplement. There are grocery stores, delis, liquor stores (and a McDonald's that delivers) within a couple of blocks. There's also a Hooters and an American Cafe for those so disposed.
My wife and I have never been involved with a time share presentation before. The presentation was nice and the stay was very nice. Personally we felt there was not enough time to digest the large amount of information they supplied, but signed up based on the time and questions we did get answered. After returning home, we took a closer look and determined that it is not a great deal. In fact it is not really a deal at all. There are a lot of details you will not learn while you are there and most likely not find out before the 7 days cancellation time in up. There are too many to go into, but the biggest problem thus far has been canceling. We called and discussed the process with several people at the Club. We did as they said and have now received charges and NO call back from the club. Very frustrating. My advice. Take your time and get as much info as possible. Do not sign up because you think time is against you. It is not. If something seems too good. It probably is. We don't dislike the people there. In fact they were very kind, but they lose interest when you learn the facts.
This one's a keeper!
As most reviewers state this timeshare is terrific in all aspects but three, possibly four. Forget about the business center if you're a businessman, in fact, forget about the business center even if you aren't. It is a joke! There is no room service. The elevators are amazingly slow. And the front desk staff are |New York City| bored with you as well as life in general. And above all do not go to the timeshare presentation but then only stupid people do. Otherwise run, don't walk to this facility, if you're lucky enough to get a reservation. We've been there twice and it is truly outstanding in almost everyway.
Great fo our purposes
Went to the MC on an RCI timeshare exchange. Small room, but had everything we needed: bed, tv, microwave, refrig, shower & bathrm. Only quibble: elevators were slow in coming at rush hrs; but we were never in a big hurry, so it didn't matter all that much. The best point, of course, is its location! Walking distance to so many things, incl. Times Sq. and pts in between and farther. If you're up to it, you could walk to the Met. We took a bus there, but walked back, about 30 short blocks. Since the Met is in Central Park, you could walk thru the park one or both ways. There are so many delis in the immediate area, many of which are half groceries, that eating is not a problem. There are a couple we'd avoid, but not sure whether we're supposed to name them. One big name one, because of the outrageous prices; the other, with a street # in its name, because it cheated us. But, they have nothing to do with the MC. The service personnel were good, esp. the housekeeping staff.
great place will be back
Excellent place, rooms are clean and nice, staff is friendly and the location is safe and great. I felt safe walking around late at night.
tip the bartender
building at Snug Harbor Cultural center
SHUTTLEBUS service in JFK Airport
Could you please tell the if there is a shuttlebus from JFK Airport to :The Manhattan Club 200 West 56th Street ,New York City, New York 10019
Or what would be the best option to get there ?
I have read in a magazine that there is a but from China town to Boston and the price is $30 USD per person round trip, so I was wondering where I can take it and how long does it take to get there ? and also If I want to go to Washintong to vist White House
How far is it ? and how I can get there ?
Re: SHUTTLEBUS service in JFK Airport
1- SHUTTLE BUS
you can get the Shuttle Bus from the airports
there is a discount for 2
Yes, there is a cheap bus from Chinatown, in front of the church (pagode) at Canal Street, near the Bridge (East side) . if you are 2 , you can ask for a discount
3- WASH DC
if you go by car, bus or train, I think you'll need 3 or 4 hours from NYC
Re: Blue Van, SHUTTLEBUS service in JFK Airport
Check this link:
Bus for Boston:
For Wash DC:
Re: Boston Bus
Yes, if you want to take a bus from NYC's Chinatown to Boston go to the Buddhist Temple on Canal St. I know that Fung Wah bus company operates a stand there, and there might be another company as well. You should arrive at LEAST 30 min before you want to leave to get a ticket and get in line. The lines get long very fast. It takes about 4 hrs one-way, depending on traffic. One time it took my friend about 6 hrs!
You can also take a NYC Chinatown bus to Washington, DC. It's $20, one-way and about 5 hrs. I took Today's Bus, which is located at 88 E Broadway.
You can go to http://www.ivymedia.com/todaysbus/ for more info.
I don't know if you can go inside the White House anymore. They used to allow tours, before 9/11, but I think only schoolchildren can go in now on fieldtrips only.