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Old Nov 12, 17, 8:22 pm
Join Date: Dec 2012
Programs: AAdvantage Executive Platinum (3 Million Miler), IHG Spire Royal Amdassador
Posts: 168
IC New York Barclay

IC New York Barclay
Were you (or for multi-stayers are you
generally) happy with the hotel/stay?
Yes! So much better than when I stayed here as RA last summer!

Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
Booked Superior Queen (cheapest), received Executive King on the 15th floor

How are the rooms?
On the small side. In addition to the bed and dresser, there is a small table with 2 chairs. No desk. Small bathroom. Nice bathrobe but the slippers were missing.
How is the exec. lounge?
It's on the ground floor, next to the bar, and is very comfortable.
The breakfast buffet had a vast selection of hot and cold items (including scrambled egg whites!, tiny waffle, and small, delicious bagels). Every night, there is a different country theme with a good selection hot and cold items. Beer and wine, no liquid.

Did you receive a welcome gift?
A small IC box of candy plus one apple, one tangerine, one kiwi and some dates. Received water daily. Also received vouchers for 2 free drinks at the bar.

How was the minibar?
One of the best! 375 ml of white wine, 375 ml of red wine, 375 ml of tattinger, beers, and an extensive assortment of liquor and non-alcoholic beverages.

What was good and what was bad?

  • Much better RA recognition than my previous stay here!
  • Mini bar
  • The staff was much friendlier than the last time
  • Location
  • ​​It's a beautiful hotel
  • Lounge offerings
  • Minimal room upgrade
  • Didn't acknowledge the fact that it was my birthday (I notified them via email and also noted it on the reservation)
  • No one ever responded to the email I sent to the hotel earlier in the week.
  • Value for $ or Priority Club Points?
    Yes, I had a great rate, especially considering NYC prices.

    Would you return?
  • Yes!
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