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Old Feb 5, 19, 9:55 am
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Originally Posted by Duke787 View Post

Only pain is the stupid Marriott Q4 promo didn't give me credit for a new brand.
Those points haven't posted for anyone yet.

I have a 24 hr layover in NYC in early October. Not very familiar with the city but last time I was there, a friend took me for a walk along the High Line which I loved. I would do that again and some other touristy stuff, but no time for theatre. I will be flying in/out of JFK, but I think it should be fairly accessible to downtown via public transit.

I'm looking for a Cat 5 hotel with a decent lounge (will use a free night cert as the prices are insane for my dates). What I've come up with so far are:

Sheraton Times Sq (annoyed by $25 destination fee)
Renaissance 57
Sheraton Tribeca
Marriott Downtown (not sure about location and there is $15 destination fee)

Any suggestions/advice would be appreciated.
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Old Feb 5, 19, 10:35 am
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Originally Posted by margarita girl View Post
Those points haven't posted for anyone yet.

I have a 24 hr layover in NYC in early October. Not very familiar with the city but last time I was there, a friend took me for a walk along the High Line which I loved. I would do that again and some other touristy stuff, but no time for theatre. I will be flying in/out of JFK, but I think it should be fairly accessible to downtown via public transit.

I'm looking for a Cat 5 hotel with a decent lounge (will use a free night cert as the prices are insane for my dates). What I've come up with so far are:

Sheraton Times Sq (annoyed by $25 destination fee)
Renaissance 57
Sheraton Tribeca
Marriott Downtown (not sure about location and there is $15 destination fee)

Any suggestions/advice would be appreciated.
Prices in NYC change frequently so I'd keep any eye on them. Of that bunch, I've stayed in the Renn 57 and Sheraton Times Square. Both I'd avoid but ... if a cat 5, your options are limited. I think the lounge may be closed in the Renn 57. The location is good but the hotel not so much. Sheraton Times Square is just OK but convenient. I think there are some comments here on the Sheraton Tribeca that seem positive but can't vouch for it. Marriott Downtown is fine but not convenient for tourist activities.
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Old Feb 5, 19, 11:41 am
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Any thoughts about the Fairfield Inn & Suites New York Manhattan/Chelsea? Is it preferable to the Four Points Downtown? Reviews seem better for it. and its about 15USD a night cheaper.
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Old Feb 5, 19, 4:55 pm
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Originally Posted by margarita girl View Post
Those points haven't posted for anyone yet.

I have a 24 hr layover in NYC in early October. Not very familiar with the city but last time I was there, a friend took me for a walk along the High Line which I loved. I would do that again and some other touristy stuff, but no time for theatre. I will be flying in/out of JFK, but I think it should be fairly accessible to downtown via public transit.

I'm looking for a Cat 5 hotel with a decent lounge (will use a free night cert as the prices are insane for my dates). What I've come up with so far are:

Sheraton Times Sq (annoyed by $25 destination fee)
Renaissance 57
Sheraton Tribeca
Marriott Downtown (not sure about location and there is $15 destination fee)

Any suggestions/advice would be appreciated.
I have have stayed at the RENN 57, great location, but a horrible hotel, it's old and the refurb was bad. If you are only in NYC for 24 hours, there are better places to stay, If you go back 2-3 pages many people have posted about the other hotels. Look at 4 points and save yourself some points.
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Originally Posted by margarita girl View Post
Those points haven't posted for anyone yet.

I have a 24 hr layover in NYC in early October. Not very familiar with the city but last time I was there, a friend took me for a walk along the High Line which I loved. I would do that again and some other touristy stuff, but no time for theatre. I will be flying in/out of JFK, but I think it should be fairly accessible to downtown via public transit.

I'm looking for a Cat 5 hotel with a decent lounge (will use a free night cert as the prices are insane for my dates). What I've come up with so far are:

Sheraton Times Sq (annoyed by $25 destination fee)
Renaissance 57
Sheraton Tribeca
Marriott Downtown (not sure about location and there is $15 destination fee)

Any suggestions/advice would be appreciated.
I have stayed at Sheraton Times Square & Tribeca. The Sheraton Tribeca has a better lounge and is a more interesting part of the city.
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Old Feb 5, 19, 5:14 pm
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Stayed at the Times Square location when Obama visited. It was anyway zoo but during his visit it was absolutely crazy. Location is OK but hotel was old. Had a nasty problem with the room cleanliness which would deter me from staying again.
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Stayed at Tribeca twice in the last 2 months, and going back this weekend. Hotel is in good shape. Rooms are spotless. Staff is nice. On one stay they let me check in at 10am - gave me the choice of waiting for an upgraded room OR checking in immediately to a king standard. King standard was small, but bigger than most standard NYC hotel rooms. Bathroom in a standard room is a different story...barely able to turn around. Lounge breakfast was nice. Wine and beer in the evenings. (Didn't check out the food in the evenings on either stay). Too few elevators for the size of hotel but that's no big deal. Easy access to many subway lines (ACE just a few hundred feet away, many others on Canal a short walking distance in either direction).

Plus, no destination fee.

Look, it's no St. Regis. But for a Sheraton, it does a fine job. Especially if you don't plan on hanging out in the room.

Originally Posted by margarita girl View Post
Those points haven't posted for anyone yet.

I have a 24 hr layover in NYC in early October. Not very familiar with the city but last time I was there, a friend took me for a walk along the High Line which I loved. I would do that again and some other touristy stuff, but no time for theatre. I will be flying in/out of JFK, but I think it should be fairly accessible to downtown via public transit.

I'm looking for a Cat 5 hotel with a decent lounge (will use a free night cert as the prices are insane for my dates). What I've come up with so far are:

Sheraton Times Sq (annoyed by $25 destination fee)
Renaissance 57
Sheraton Tribeca
Marriott Downtown (not sure about location and there is $15 destination fee)

Any suggestions/advice would be appreciated.
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Originally Posted by margarita girl View Post
Sheraton Times Sq (annoyed by $25 destination fee)
Renaissance 57
Sheraton Tribeca
Marriott Downtown (not sure about location and there is $15 destination fee)

Any suggestions/advice would be appreciated.
Don't stay at Times Square!
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Old Feb 6, 19, 12:18 am
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Originally Posted by margarita girl View Post
Those points haven't posted for anyone yet.

I have a 24 hr layover in NYC in early October. Not very familiar with the city but last time I was there, a friend took me for a walk along the High Line which I loved. I would do that again and some other touristy stuff, but no time for theatre. I will be flying in/out of JFK, but I think it should be fairly accessible to downtown via public transit.

I'm looking for a Cat 5 hotel with a decent lounge (will use a free night cert as the prices are insane for my dates). What I've come up with so far are:

Sheraton Times Sq (annoyed by $25 destination fee)
Renaissance 57
Sheraton Tribeca
Marriott Downtown (not sure about location and there is $15 destination fee)

Any suggestions/advice would be appreciated.
another option i would recommend is the element....i primarily stay here for 2 reasons....i can walk to my client's office in under 5 minutes & the room sizes are decent given that they all come with a kitchen....but the other things going for it is that the location is decent....not in times square but close enough....they have free breakfast....evening happy hour where they serve wine & snacks....no destination fee....

they do have a problem with wait times for elevators during breakfast but i counter that by asking for a room on one of the lower floors....
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another option i would recommend is the element....i primarily stay here for 2 reasons....i can walk to my client's office in under 5 minutes & the room sizes are decent given that they all come with a kitchen....but the other things going for it is that the location is decent....not in times square but close enough....they have free breakfast....evening happy hour where they serve wine & snacks....no destination fee....

they do have a problem with wait times for elevators during breakfast but i counter that by asking for a room on one of the lower floors....
Horrible elevators, beat up rooms and a zoo like breakfast with virtually no replenishment is all I have experienced at the element. I personally would rather stay at the Four Points by Sheraton TS or dare I even say the Sheraton TS..... but YMMV.
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Horrible elevators, beat up rooms and a zoo like breakfast with virtually no replenishment is all I have experienced at the element. I personally would rather stay at the Four Points by Sheraton TS or dare I even say the Sheraton TS..... but YMMV.
the four points does not have free breakfast or a lounge/happy hour....the sheraton is a zoo at breakfast as well....

i'm an early riser so i get in for breakfast early & there is never a rush....as far as the elevators are concerned, like i said before. i always ask for a room on a lower floor so i just use the stairs....i've never received a beat up room & as a plat i've always gotten a corner room (sometimes even a suite) which tend to be a bit larger....

it is by no means my favourite property in the area but practical for my needs so i stay here often....
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Originally Posted by margarita girl View Post
I'm looking for a Cat 5 hotel with a decent lounge (will use a free night cert as the prices are insane for my dates). What I've come up with so far are:

Sheraton Times Sq (annoyed by $25 destination fee)

Any suggestions/advice would be appreciated.
I stay at the Sheraton TS 2-3 times a year as my company holds an annual event there and I'm in a few times prior for planning. As noted, the lounge is nice with a nice view of 7th Avenue, but gets packed at peak times and the elevators can add 5 minutes getting too/from your room. Also, I've seen the check-in line literally be 40 guests long (line at Elite desk maybe 5-7 guests). So expect crowds - everywhere. The rooms themselves are ok; I've never encountered any dis-repair or cleanliness issues.

I have been successful in "rejecting" the Destination Fee as I think the T&Cs say you can refuse it. I just tell the check-in clerk who then checks with a Supervisor.

Beyond that, the location is great as you're near both Times Square and Central Park.
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I have been successful in "rejecting" the Destination Fee as I think the T&Cs say you can refuse it. I just tell the check-in clerk who then checks with a Supervisor.
Destination fees are not optional. If they waived it, it was a cs gesture.

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Beyond that, the location is great as you're near both Times Square and Central Park.
I can't imagine calling a TS location "great" unless you enjoy pushing your way through thousands of tourists blocking the sidewalks.
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Old Feb 6, 19, 8:13 am
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Thank you for all the comments/suggestions. I have a flight that leaves JFK at 01:35, so the reason I'm asking for a lounge is I want a place to hang out in the evening before I go to the airport (since I've lost my Your24 privileges ).
  • I did a bit of reading and it sounds like the Sheraton TS lounge offerings are rather meagre (no hot food). @bosman has that changed? Good to know about the destination fee as that is a stickler for me.
  • The Element sounds like an option, but I'm guessing the evening reception is held in the lobby. Is that correct @Keyser?
  • Sheraton Tribeca might be the best option with the free wine and outdoor lounge terrace (assuming it's still warm enough in early Oct).
I don't think cash stay will be an option even if prices come down. Right now prepaid rates at the Sheraton TS are $642+, the Tribeca $391+ and the Element $371+.
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
Destination fees are not optional. If they waived it, it was a cs gesture.

I can't imagine calling a TS location "great" unless you enjoy pushing your way through thousands of tourists blocking the sidewalks.
Waived Destination Fee: possible it was a cs gesture; this was shortly after they launched this concept and my rates since then have explicitly waived it.

I have never found the area immediately around the TS blocked by "thousands of tourists" until you actually get into the immediate TS area, but that is a good 4 blocks away,l so not a knock on the hotel to me.
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