Since I live in Boston, I’ve traveled for overnight trips in Manhattan more times than I can count. I’ve stayed in many, many different hotels – large chain hotels and smaller boutique hotels. One thing that most New York hotels have in common is the notoriously tiny hotel rooms. Often you can barely shimmy around the bed to get to the bathroom. But, that’s not the case at the Hilton New York, located right in Midtown Manhattan.
I’ve stayed at the Hilton New York twice now – both for BlogHer. Since I typically have a roommate at BlogHer, it’s important that the room is large enough for two adults to move around comfortable for three or four days. I’ve been pleased with the two rooms I’ve had at the Hilton New York – they are pretty much the same size as hotel rooms in other cities.
The Hilton New York is located on the corner of 53rd and 6th, in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. It’s a great location for most sightseeing in New York – it’s close to the subway and walking distance to many locations. It’s also pretty easy to get a cab, with lots of doormen working the 6th Avenue entrance. The hotel offers a full fitness center and business center, as well as a lounge, a bar, a restaurant, and a Starbucks. It also has some major conference facilities. The only negative to the hotel that I witnessed was the elevators. During the BlogHer conference, the elevators were kind of a nightmare, but I don’t know if it was related to BlogHer or if it’s a standard situation at the hotel.
If you do stay there, make sure you stop by the popular Halal Guys carton 53rd and 6th. You’ll recognize it by the huge line – but don’t be intimidated. It’s worth it!
Hilton New York
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York, 10019