Grand Hyatt New York

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  • GRAND HYATT, New Renovations, New restaurant

    Oct 30, 2003 by popsrocks is a Lead on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Right next to Grand Central Station and the Chrysler Building.
    Cons: HUGE Lobby that is cold and not personal.

    Summary: The Grand Hyatt has had jack hammers, masons, electricians, and other workers in their lobby for a while now. They are now gone from that part of the hotel. The Hyatt is now on an ambitious project to renovate every room by this time next year. You may ... read more

  • The Grand Hyatt New York - Grand Is Stretching It

    Jul 2, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cool lobby, nice fitness center
    Cons: Tiny cramped room, faulty temperature equipment in our room.

    Summary: My family and I recently took a trip to New York City.  For the majority of the trip we stayed in New Jersey and took the bus in every day but we did want to stay at least one night in New York City.  I had some Hyatt gift cards so we decided ... read more

  • Location is the key

    Oct 25, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Location (if you like this area), all needs met, room size
    Cons: location (if you like another), no character, dated styling

    Summary: The Grand Hyatt Hotel is a large business pleasure hotel located in the heart of the city, nestled right between The Chrylser Building and Grand Central Station on 42nd Street.It is this location that is the hotel's biggest attribute (or ... read more

  • The Grand Hyatt New York: Good If You Aren't The One Paying

    Apr 14, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great location
    Cons: Indifferent service, bland accommodations, high price

    Summary: I recently had the opportunity to spend a weekend with my fiancee at the New York Grand Hyatt hotel. When I knew that was where we were going to be staying, I was pleased. The Hyatt name has a reputation for quality, and the location on 42nd st., about a ... read more

  • Location, Location, Location

    Jan 7, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Super Location, Clean and comfortable room, Great Rates are possible.
    Cons: Room rates can be high, excessively high room service costs, dated atmosphere.

    Summary: The week before Thanksgiving 2007, I traveled to New York City for a large conference. Though we moved throughout the city, our group's home base was the Grand Hyatt New York. We stayed for three nights and had ample opportunity to experience the Hyatt ... read more

  • Grand Hyatt NYC - Good, but expensive

    Nov 25, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good location, clean rooms, courteous staff.
    Cons: VERY expensive food and room service.

    Summary: We were in New York to perform with a choral group at Carnegie Hall. Because of the organization that put the groups together, we were assigned the Grand Hyatt which is located at Grand Central Terminal. The location is great for Manhattan -- close to ... read more

  • What's so Grand about this Hyatt?

    Oct 4, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Service. Location. Clean. Comfortable. Quiet.
    Cons: Lacked a wow factor.

    Summary: This review is based on a one night stay and a meeting in September of 2005. Okay, okay, before you hack this review apart because you think I plagiarized the title from just about every other review already written about this property on epinions, ... read more

  • Not ALL grand, but good!

    May 3, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
    Cons: Overpriced Restaurants

    Summary: Good hotels in New York City can run you 300-400 a night. When I stay overnight in the city, I usually go with the budget chains to keep costs down (Comfort Inn, Days Inn, etc). I attended a conference at the Grand Hyatt a few years ago, and I have ... read more

  • The Grand Hyatt : Not that Grand of a hotel

    Jul 16, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fitness center for hotel guest. Near most tourist sites. Good rate.
    Cons: Dark lobby, restaurant staff was not good, Not given important information.

    Summary: At the end of June was time for my second trip to NY in a week and a half period. The company I work for needed me to help out, at two trade shows, at the Jacob Javitz Center. I like New York and I didn’t mind having to go back a week after the ... read more

  • Best Location in New York City -- and Good Rooms Too!

    May 13, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Best location in New York City! Great fitness center
    Cons: No coffee makers or mini bars

    Summary: This is a re-post of one of the first reviews I ever wrote on epinions. I have expanded on it considerably, and also added information relating to a second stay in the hotel. I stayed in the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City twice; ... read more

  • Grand fits the location, but not the amenities

    Mar 16, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Central, transit-friendly midtown location.
    Cons: Outdated rooms, spotty service.

    Summary: Typically, four star hotels with rack rates in the $300-a-night range* feature plush bathrobes, high thread count linens, high speed Internet access, fun public spaces, and tempting snacks. Thus, I was excited when my Priceline bid for a three star ... read more

  • Not so Grand Hyatt

    Jan 11, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Wonderful location; attractive lobby area
    Cons: Paper-thin walls; uncomfortable beds and pillows; poor housekeeping

    Summary: My family and I stayed at the Grand Hyatt from December 30, 2002-January 4, 2003. On arrival we were very pleased: the lobby area looked very pretty, and the woman who checked us in on arrival in the wee hours of the morning (our flight was hours late ... read more

  • I'd stay here again

    Dec 29, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Location, Location, Location!
    Cons: None

    Summary: We booked this hotel for $75/night through Priceline, which is a below normal rate for New York City. I was skeptical of the hotel due to the cost, but was very pleasantly surprised. The staff was helpful and friendly. The lobby was very beautiful. ... read more

  • Good Hotel, Leave your car at home

    Dec 23, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Quiet,decent size rooms,Location
    Cons: Bad valet service

    Summary: My small children and I checked into the Grand Hyatt a couple of weeks before Christmas to see some sights in the city. The location of this hotel is great. One can walk to many of the sights in New York City and Grand Central Station is next door with ... read more

  • No More Commodore.....Grand Hyatt New York

    May 2, 2002 by tombarnes is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent location for business or leisure travel, clean and efficient
    Cons: A sad replacement for the old Hotel Commodore

    Summary: I do not mean to be churlish in my assessment of this hotel. Older hotels come and go in the course of events, and in retrospective, the old Commodore( named for Commodore Vanderbilt) was getting very tired indeed. Donald Trump bought the ... read more

  • Midtown Madness at the Grand Hyatt

    Apr 29, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great location, courteous staff, wide range of guest services
    Cons: Generally rather expensive

    Summary: Himself and I recently returned from a long-planned weekend in New York City. Our brief itinerary called for one night with friends in Midtown Manhattan and one night in a hotel. It was our first trip to New York, and we were hoping for a hotel ... read more

  • Not a bad hotel.

    Jul 11, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Location and not too expensive.
    Cons: Rooms small and outdated.

    Summary: With it's impressive Atrium and excellent restaurant, the Grand Hyatt of New York is certainly a great pick. It has an excellent location on 42nd St. and Park Avenue. Just next door to Grand Central Station, the hotel is within a short walking distance ... read more

  • Grand Hyatt New York City: Rooms Without Beds

    Apr 15, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: first stay was good
    Cons: NO BED, smelly, poor service

    Summary: This is a rewrite of my original review of this hotel. The original review can still be read at the end. However, my second stay was the exact opposite of the first stay and I cannot in good conscience recommend this hotel. When I stay in a ... read more

  • Magnifisent hotel

    Dec 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Almost everything
    Cons: Could get something alike for cheaper

    Summary: This is an extremely beautiful hotel. It is very tall, just about eighty stories, I am not really sure. It has a pool, arcade room, spa, entertainment center and much more stuff you could do whil staying at the Big Apple. The Grand Hyatt New York... ... read more

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  • Grand, not so grand

    Aug 27, 2005 by
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    Pros: Good midtown location, inexpensive shuttle service to both airports across the street. Nice renovation.
    Cons: Impersonal, smelly, mold in bathrooms, tiny bathrooms, extremely noisy neighborhood, but hey, it's New York.

    Summary: This is the second time I've stayed in this hotel. The first time was in 2003 before the renovation. Then I really hated it because the room was large enough, but very dirty and frayed, very disappointing. However, this time we got a corner room and ... read more

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