My Manhattan Hotel Of Choice
Written: Feb 24, 2003
a Very Helpful Review
by the Epinions community
Pros:Very central location, spacious, friendly staff, great breakfast
Cons:Too many airline staff clogging up the lobby
The Bottom Line: Exceptional hotel in the centre of Manhattan ideal for business, shopping, theatre, film, dining and museums
I am a frequent business traveler and have visited Manhattan on many occasions. I first came across The Millennium Broadway Hotel in 1999 and have stayed there on every visit since.
Situated just off Time Square between 6th and 7th Avenue it is the perfect location not only for business but also for the discerning tourist. Only a few blocks from 5th Avenue it offers easy access to great shopping, theatres, cinemas, fine dining and cultural places of interest.
The hotel is divided into two sections split by the Hudson Theatre. The main area of the hotel offers spacious rooms which have all the tools for business travelers like fax machine and modem line, iron and ironing board and hairdryer. There is also a well stocked mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, oodles of fluffy white towels and a bath robe. The beds are larger than average and the bathroom decor is dominated by marble finishes. In this section of the hotel you can pick up a room for about $200/night.
The other section of the hotel is called The Premier. This offers all the above plus that little bit more, although this is reflected in the cost of the rooms (about $275-300). Here you have a private check-in which proves really helpful if you hit the hotel when all the airlines staff are checking in and out in the main lobby. There is a separate concierge to this section who has always proved to be exceptionally helpful and friendly as are the bell hops. The Premier has a mezzanine where breakfast is served free of charge. At 4pm you can relax here with free liquid refreshments, snacks and bagels and for an hour in the early evening you can relax with complimentary alcoholic drinks and nibbles.
The rooms in the Premier are more luxuriously appointed than in the main hotel and benefit from being a lot more spacious. The beds are huge, there is a massive sofa and a desk arrangement with modem points for internet access. Again the marble bathroom is much more spacious. The only downside to staying in the Premier is the views. Basically there aren't any, as you are situated further back from Times Square, and there aren't as many floors to this section as there are in the main hotel. This doesn't bother me as you would be hard pushed to find as luxurious a hotel room in Manhattan for the money.
All in all The Millennium Broadway is a friendly, clean and spacious hotel in a central location ideal for the business traveler and pleasure seeker. I would highly recommend it and as it happens I will be there in March for the St. Patrick's Day Parade!
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