If you want a good nights sleep then don't stay here. The design of then hotel is nice to look at however, the acoustics in the building make the sound carry to the rooms. The rooms sit on a mezzanine which looks directly down into the bar where there is a band in the evenings. Unfortunately due to our travel plans we stayed here on New Year's Eve, the worst night of the year. I really wanted a good nights sleep as I had to leave early in the morning however I saw kept up until 2am. It sounded like the band was in the room, it was so loud. The hotel is overpriced to stay and to eat. I ordered a mediocre mac and cheese for $20 and a $6 cup of English tea which didn't come with milk, even though I asked for it. I wouldn't stay here again.
We stayed here Christmas Eve and I would not rush back. Front desk staff when we checked in were adequate but not particularly nice or welcoming and when we pulled up in our car there was no one outside to help us. Rooms are small, not very well lit and very basic. Ice machine outside room was broken and we were given the feeling that no one really cared if we were happy or came back again. Restaurant did look inviting and Sunday brunch looked nice. I think there are better options in the area than here.
My favorite place to stay in NYC. The Roxy Oozes Style. Everything about this place is fantastic. During check-in we received a hot towel and a glass of champagne at the counter. I've never experienced this at a hotel. It's a smart way for them to make their customers feel special. The rooms are small but very nice and stylish. The art direction of The Roxy is art deco meets a bit of industrial. From the carpet to the light fixtures, every detail has personality. It's the antithesis of a sterile Hilton. The best feature is the is bar/restaurant, that is the base of the eleven story common area. It's a gorgeous place to sip a craft cocktail or have a bite. Be prepared for a stiff bill though. Two people having a couple drinks each with a meat and cheese board will cost you a Franklin. Bottom line is this has become my favorite place to stay in NYC.