Larchmont Hotel

, New York City, United States
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Larchmont Hotel

, New York City
3 star

Rooms: 58

27 West 11th Street - New York City - New York - 10011 - United States Hotel Website | 212 989 9333
2 Traveller

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1/10
No Hot Water!
Submitted by: Joris in 02/05/07
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: Ireland
  • Traveller type: Culture Vulture
Since we did not have a single drop of water (and no alternatives offered) since we arrived untill we left, I would not recommend this hotel.
7/10
Fine by me
Submitted by: Mimi in 03/10/06
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United States
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
Location: terrific, safe, convenient, next to Parsons/New School between 5th & 6th Avenues on W. 11th St.
Price: $135 + tax came to $156. The most "expensive" one listed.
Room: Clean enough, fresh linens. Older, sturdy rattan furniture that gave it an oddly beach-y feel. Botanical print on the wall. Windows opened, metal Venetian blinds worked. Clock/radio/alarm and a shelf full of paperbacks, TV, small (old) sink with one of the faucets that was slow, but worked, closet w/door. Extra, newer looking blankets in the closet. 2 fresh, soft, white waffle weave robes and 2 pairs of slippers. Nice little toiletries bag with better-than-expected aloe soap, shower cap, shampoo, conditioner, and a sewing kit. Our particular room was at the end of the hall, so it had TWO, count 'em--TWO windows. View of the alley, but hey, it was a 2nd window. Radiator, window unit. Cool weather precluded use of either, so can't address their efficiency.
Hallway: one little funky kitchen open to use by guests on that floor, two unrenovated common bathrooms on the hall. Never used it. Had a window, I believe.
Bath: 2 tiny bathrooms on our floor for use by possibly 5-6 rooms (floor space measured 3x5'). The shower was very cramped. No ventilation fan, but a window over the tub opens for air. W.C. remained clean, and WE NEVER SAW ANOTHER GUEST ON THE FLOOR OR ENTERING/LEAVING THE BATHROOM. Never had to wait in line. Never saw evidence of anyone even having used the W.C.
Guests: Almost to a one, Europeans and mostly middle-class families. Polite and quiet. No loudmouths, no rudeness encountered.
Staff: Polite and helpful. Nothing extraordinary, but perfectly adequate. Carlos, the doorman/porter, seems to have been there for years. They stored our bags for most of the day before checking in.
Breakfast: Carlos directs you to the 2nd floor to the breakfast room where there's a continental breakfast. A woman serves your plate at the counter. Television, newspaper, little tables with vinyl tablecloths. Served 7-10 a.m.
Overall atmosphere: The building is tired and worn, hardly been updated. There are a few little pleasant touches here and there that show they do try, but it could use a fresh coat of paint. There is an elevator, but it was easier to use the stairs unless carrying luggage.
Interesting aside: We heard that there are 10 full-time residents in the hotel who could not be persuaded to leave (ostensibly to make room for more hotel guests).
Verdict: Would definitely stay there again.
 

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