- Aug 8, 2014
Awesome! I’ll be adding my review of the Midtown East Residence Inn. Just a tip if you want to do the crown of the Statue in the fall book it now! We just did it last week (I booked in November!) and the guys up there said it’s booked out from now until September!!Residence Inn by Marriott New York/Downtown Manhattan/World Trade Center
Stayed here April 6 with my adult daughter. Our main reasons for choosing this hotel were that we were going to just be in lower Manhattan, free breakfast, and two beds. It was hard to find a hotel in NYC in the area we wanted that had two beds.
This hotel is super convenient to the 9/11 Museum and Memorial; just a couple minute walk away. We also walked to the hotel from the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge after walking the bridge. This was a bit longer. Maybe 10-15 minutes. The hotel is very close to the Fulton St. Subway station, or if you are at the 9/11 Memorial, you can walk underground from the Oculus to the station. Lots of subway lines operate from Fulton Street. My daughter traveled to/from Penn Station and I came into Grand Central, and there were lines for both of us to get directly to our stations.
We had a fifth floor street view room, but the room was facing Maiden Street, not Broadway, and it was very quiet. Lots of restaurants in the area. The room had a full fridge, microwave, and sink, but no stove. Unfortunately, we wanted ice, and the ice machine was not operational in our refrigerator, nor did I see signs in the hallway for ice machines. I suppose I could have asked at the front desk, but it wasn't a huge issue.
Bathroom was average size, beds were comfy, and room was clean, with one kind of funny exception. In the late afternoon, when the sun shone a particular way, I could see a small child's greasy handprint on the closet that wasn't visible most of the time. Just goes to show you how much of a hotel room does NOT get cleaned between visitors.
Breakfast was okay, but not a huge variety of foods. Not many different kinds of pastry and I believe there were only two flavors of yogurt available. Still, it was acceptable to us.
I used 35000 Marriott (can't make myself write Bonblech) points. I'm not sure what the cash price was when I booked the room, but I know as we got closer to our date, it was around $300. I'm pretty sure it wasn't that high when I booked it, though.
My daughter and I will be doing another girls weekend in the fall, and if we decide to do Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty on our next trip, I'd definitely consider this hotel again.
Also I highly recommend the Moov-it app for anyone heading to NYC. Gives you clear directions to navigate around the city!!