Background: upper middle class family of three (including 16-yr.-old daughter) from a Chicago suburb on vacation for a week at the start of Aug. I value A/C on hot days, which were in abundance during our stay. We stayed in one of several units that the landlord has in a building in W. Midtown. All units are supposed to be alike. NYC is expensive & space-limited. Given that, this unit was a reasonable deal. The studio apt. was generally as pictured. All clean and fairly modern. The photos are artfully shot to make the unit appear a bit larger than it is (perhaps 450 sq. ft.), sufficient for 3 people, but not spacious. The walk-in closet near the door to the unit (shown on the floor plan) was a locked maid's closet, unavailable for use by the renter. The unit and furniture is well designed. High marks to the couch that folds flat into a full-sized, surprisingly comfy bed, suitable for one large person. Sheets are provided. The true Queen bed in the unit was comfortable if you like firm beds. The "central" A/C was a single floor unit (visible in one picture) with high and low fan buttons & a warm-to-cool dial. Our A/C did not seem to blow faster on the high setting than the low. A provided small portable fan placed over the A/C unit helped to blow the cool air throughout the unit and make it comfortable, although somewhat noisy & a bit warmer than the building hall and lobby. The living room table is small (suitable for 2 people to eat on); 2 folding chairs are OK. A wood parquet floor was nice, but creaked a bit. The bath was fairly modern with large mirrors and space for toiletries. It needed an exhaust fan for steam after a shower. Body wash is provided in two dispensers, as is kleenex and plenty of TP. Towels were newish; 4 each of bath, hand, and washcloths were provided for a week. Shower water was hot and drained well. The galley kitchen was relatively roomy. It had a full dish washer, range/oven, microwave, and coffee maker. No toaster or toaster/oven is pictured, and none was provided, despite the landlord's assurance to the contrary in an e-mail before we booked. There are pots, a small teflon pan, cooking utensils, plastic mixing bowls, and service for 6, although some bowls & silverware were missing. A vigorous exhaust fan in the kitchen helped circulate air in the unit. The free wi-fi worked great, even with 2 computers. The TV was fine. Pay laundry in the bldg. was very nice. 24 hr. concierge/maintenance men were super helpful and responsive.
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Helpful votes: 20/22
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