Here we are with another hotel review! I must say, it is pretty neat seeing what the various hotels in the city offer, or don't offer. The Lotte New York Palace is a historic building on Madison Avenue. I am in and out of their lobby many times as it is near where my bus picks up when I am in the city for the day. You can check out my photos of the gorgeous lobby on this blog! Their courtyard and the shop Pomme Palais have been featured here many times as well. To say I was excited to finally stay here was putting it mildly.
I had one of their corner rooms with the St Pat's view, which was amazing. The room was a very large size, plenty for one to two people.
New York, NY 10022
Location: Midtown East
Five Star Hotel
7,000 square foot Fitness Center with yoga mats
Full Service Business Center
Pets are allowed, fees involved
Trip Advisor Ranking 99 of 471 (as of 05/15/16)
Trivago Rating 90 out of 100 (as of 05/15/16)
Price Range: $276 - $885 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room) US Dollars
Hotel prices are at their lowest in the months of January and February; their highest September and October. Sunday nights are the lowest prices for hotel rooms, in most cases. My go to places for checking prices for hotels are Trivago, Trip Advisor, Hotels.com and Travelzoo. I am learning quite a bit about booking hotels during this process of featuring different hotels on this blog.
Always remember to check the hotel's website itself, they are really trying to have you book direct and sometimes offer specials or a discount with AAA that is cheaper than the websites I mentioned above. I am also finding that if you book on your mobile device, you can save some money as well. I actually got a better rate via my mobile phone than using my AAA discount online direct at the hotel. You should really do some research on your price for hotel a few different ways, and ALWAYS book a room that you can cancel, you never know what may happen in the future.
Would I stay at the Lotte New York Palace again? I would say if you can get this hotel for under $300, it's a good deal. If you are looking for a premium 5-star hotel, I would make another choice. I was very disappointed in the stay, just the little things I felt should be better for a hotel of this level. I actually got a better deal booking directly with the hotel than on hotels.com which I found interesting. I would suggest to you to always check the hotel site to see what they are offering before you book with another site. Comparing is always good, and can save you some money in the end.
My rating for this hotel, on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being perfect in every way, is a 6.
Disclosure: This stay was paid for by me. I will always state at the end of each review whether my stay was paid for by myself or if I was hosted by the hotel. I will honestly tell you about my experience at this hotel, not being swayed in any way by complimentary services. I know you value my opinion, and it is important to me to be as honest as possible. All opinions are my own. Thank you so much.
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