A true New York lifestyle experience in an adorable walk up!
Submitted: July 15, 2012
Stayed: June 2012
There are so many great things to say about this suite! The location was excellent - as a group of four girls only slightly familiar with midtown (I'd been to NY the previous year), this location made us feel like real New Yorkers! Close to the Subway (a quick 4 blocks or so), a mere 4 blocks from the famous Clinton Street Bakery and an extremely cheap cab ride to midtown/the theatre district, this location could really suit any type of traveler. One of the best features of the location is how trendy it feels, without being in your face or overwhelming about it. There are also fantastic bars and restaurants just steps away - had we stayed longer I'm certain we would have tried them all/returned to many! Most of the people in this neighborhood seemed quite young (20- and 30-somethings) so a lot of the local hang outs appeared to gear toward those demographics. Clinton St. Baking Co. and San Marzano (a fantastic little pizza and wine bar a couple of blocks away would suit anyone though- both were top destinations that we stumbled upon!!
The apartment itself is a walk up (technically 5 floors) but if you can justify only having to carry a heavy suitcase up once (upon arrival) and the possibility of having to carry up a few heavy shopping bags, it's really not bad at all (consider it cardio to work off the NY cheesecake). The interior of the apartment is unique and clean with quite a bit of character- the brick walls added a special New York touch. Yael was a fantastic hostess and was waiting for us at the apartment, ready and willing to help each of us with our bags (up all 5 flights no less!).
With 4 adults in the apartment, we scattered ourselves between the double/queen bed, the large double air mattress and the couch. We found it was quite suitable for 4 (if you're okay with unconventional beds). The AC was also extremely nice considering how muggy it was during our stay. The only thing that could have made the apartment a little better was having extra supplies/toiletries available (though some extra supplies were provided upon request).
All in all I would 100% return to this unit and would recommend it to those whom are traveling to New York and want to feel like part of a true NY neighborhood.
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Helpful votes: 3/3
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