Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The Quin Central Park by Hilton Club Hotel Review 2018

Classification : Five Star
Room Category : Premier Room
Month of Stay :  December 2018
Resort Fee:         NONE

Trip Advisor Ranking 116 of 505 (as of 10/05/19)
Trivago Rating  8.8 out of 10 (as of 10/05/19)

What kind of history goes with this hotel? In a storied beaux arts building once frequented by famed artists and musicians, this posh hotel across the street from Carnegie Hall is less than 2 blocks from Central Park and the subway. Prior to its 2013 reopening, the Quin was originally the Buckingham Hotel, designed by American architect, Emery Roth, which opened in 1929. Some of the famous folks who stayed here were Georgia O'Keefe and Marc Chagall. June of 2018 it was announced the sale of the Quin to Hilton Hotels for $175 million US dollars.

When you arrived, how was the lobby and customer service? This was my second stay at this hotel and I was there to celebrate my birthday in December. The lobby is one of my favorites, so classy and lots of artwork to admire. The customer service was okay, I felt it could have been better since I was a return guest, but no real complaints. For the level of a 5 Star, I would expect more.

How fantastic or not so fantastic was the room? They did give me an upgrade of a room, a corner room which was a lovely size. Their rooms are usually very well sized, one of my favorites in the city.

The cleanliness of the hotel and room itself ? The room was very clean, no issues whatsoever.

Were you able to have sweet dreams with the comfy bed? The bed was extremely comfortable. Italian lines are so soft and make for very pleasant dreams.

The All-Important bathroom subject? One of my most favorite hotel bathrooms. Mostly marble everywhere, a gorgeous rain shower and plenty of room to do all the bathroom things! I love the marble seat in the shower, if you just want to take a relax while enjoying the rain shower. 

What kind of shower treats awaited you? Coffee maker in the room? Fresh toiletries are always a joy to use and a wonderful Nespresso machine was provided with beautiful cups and free water. 

Did room service blow your mind or was just okay? I did not order room service this time, but when I did before it was very good.

Everyone wants to know, is Wi-Fi included? FREE Wi-Fi for all

Is Fido allowed come with you? Sorry, no pets allowed

Location is key, how does this hotel measure? This location is really great. You are a block away from 5th Avenue, near Central Park, Columbus Circle, Carnegie Hall.

What was the best part of staying here? I would say the location and the luxury of the hotel. It is a very comfortable place to return to after exploring the city. The rooms are a great size for NYC and you can walk most places or take a quick cab. It is a great hotel to explore the Upper West Side as well as you are not far from that spectacular area of the city.

Would you change anything? I think they could be more generous with upgrading your room if you are a repeat visitor and welcome gifts would be a nice touch waiting for you in the room. I feel as well for a 5 star that the customer service overall could be very improved.

Is this hotel worth it and why? This will always be on of my favorite hotels and I hope that Hilton keeps up the luxury service that I have been used to. It will be a hotel I will stay at again and again when I wish to be in this area of the city provided Hilton does not lower the standards.

Overall Rating: 8


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 TrivagoTrip and Travelzoo. 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. You also want the ability to change hotels if you should find a better option closer to your date of arrival. 

Resort fees are something I am seeing at more New York hotels, about 82 of the over 400 hotels in New York City now charge. These fees can run you between $30 to $60 per night for your stay. They list services such as newspapers, in room coffee or WiFi for these fees, and if you book with a hotel that has this fee, you are obligated to pay it. When checking your prices, be sure to look for the small print if there is an additional resort fee and make your decision whether you want that additional charge. Some of the hotels in New York City that charge the fee are: Park Central Hotel $40.16, WestHouse New York $53.93, Avalon Hotel $22.95, Royalton Park Avenue $40.00, The James New York Soho $45.90, The James New York NoMad $38.11, The Warwick $25.00, The Benjamin $38.11, The Quin $21.78, Crowne Plaza Times Square $34.43, Hotel 48Lex $60.00, The Redbury New York $32.66, The Knickerbocker $34.43, The Viceroy Central Park $29.00. These prices are as of 03/25/18

Remember to take into account for your total cost the NYC Hotel tax of 14.75% plus Daily $2.00 per room occupancy fee.

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 trust my opinion, & it is important to me to be as honest as possible.  All opinions are my own. Thank you so much.

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