New York Marriott East Side Hotel

, New York City, United States
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New York Marriott East Side Hotel

, New York City
4 star

Rooms: 646

525 Lexington Avenue - New York City - New York - 10017 - United States Hotel Website | 212 755 4000
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Family Reunion and Great Fun

from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband, daughter and I met my family (they came from California) on August 10-15, 2004, for a family reunion and sightseeing trip - No one out of the 9 of us had been to NY before so it was a good destination. We booked the air/hotel on Priceline and so did the California family. We were lucky enough to get this hotel. In total we had 4 rooms and all were comfortable and clean. I kept reading about the comfy beds and 'yes' the beds are comfy. Our rooms were on the 5th floor and everyone was happy with them except me. We had a room right on Lexington so the street noise was a bit loud. I was happy when the A/C kicked on to drown out the traffic noise. The rooms off Lexington would have been better. We had a lamp plug that was broken, a shower head that got stuck in the massage mode, a blowdryer break, and the room lights went out after using the iron and blowdryer at the same time BUT the staff fixed or replaced everthing right away. All the staff was friendly and helpful, even the doorman offered to take some pictures of my family in the lobby on our last day - he was even pleasant after being asked to use 5 different cameras! The location of this hotel was central and convenient. Good breakfast at a Deli a few blocks away. I will be back to NY and this hotel.

Very nice stay at Marriott East Side

from mr_eastwood7
Good location. Clean, comfy, cozy room. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.

For our 8th anniversary, I cashed in some Rewards points and booked a weekend at the Marriott East Side. First night FREE and second night $199. Parking at the lot 2 blocks away was going to cost $72 for 2 days. I opted for Marriott's valet parking for $76 instead. They probably put it in the same garage 2 blocks away, but I didn't want to tow our luggage back and forth myself. Plus, on check-out it was raining, so it was a HUGE convenience to have the vehicle waiting for us right out front on Lexington. The room was a standard king bed on the 23rd floor, couple doors down from the elevator, with a partial view looking south down Lexington (top of Chrysler also in view). We really liked the room. It was relatively small, but not cramped; cute and cozy! The king bed was comfy; flanked with endtables and lamps. The TV armoire was in a corner near the foot of the bed, well positioned. A soft chair adjacent to the armoire at the foot of the bed, with the window behind it. The good-sized work desk and phone had ample plugs and ports for setting up my laptop. I was able to get on-line for free because I have an 800 number modem dial-up with my company and the Marriott did not charge for outgoing 800 calls. The fridge in the room was stocked with all the expensive drinks and snacks, and there was no room to put any of our own things in there, but I read that they would provide a complimentary mini fridge if asked. We had a small cooler with us anyway. The decent size bathroom was all marble or granite. Very nice. Hair dryer equipped. Iron and board in the sliding mirror door closet. Didn't perceive any elevator noise whatsoever. Street traffic wasn't bad at all, especially 23 floors up. Occasional police or fire truck siren during the night, but no big deal to us. AC in the room was strong, and the shower water pressure was very good. There is a Starbucks station in the lobby, and there are Starbucks up and down Lexington St and throughout midtown. One deli next door, and hundreds all over town on every up/down/cross street. Location is 3 blocks from Rockefeller Center. Metro runs right down Lexington Street, but we walked everywhere, confining our sightseeing to the lower park and between Lexington Street and Times Square. 5 minute walk to Rock Ctr and 10 minute walk to Times Sq and Central Park. The staff we encountered was pleasant and helpful. I would definitely return to the Marriott East Side.

49th St.

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed at this hotel for 7 nights, July 17-24, 2004. The hotel lobby and halls are clean and well lit. My room was fairly good, with a queen size bed, desk, armchair and average sized bathroom. Check in /out was fast, courteous and efficient.

The hotel is centrally located in Midtown Manhattan, across from the Hotel Intercontinental & Waldorf Astoria. There are several corner stores, small restaurants, shops, a liquor store, McDonald's on Lexington Ave., close to the hotel. Two subway stations are also nearby - 49th St. or Grand Central Terminal.

My room had no view to speak of from my 4th floor room - just highrises, and it was somewhat dark even midday. At the same time my room was VERY quiet both day and night, making for a good night's rest in the middle of the city.

The only problems I experienced: a TV set that had a mind of it's own; noisy cleaning staff late at night. I don't recommend staying in a room next to the staff cleaning closet!

Overall, I very much enjoyed my stay at the Marriott East Side and would definitely stay at this hotel again.

Great Hotel, great location!

from ClaireR
The Marriott East Side is a great hotel in NY and I would definently recommend it.

The staff were friendly and so helpful to my whole family. They even managed to get tickets for my parents to see Chicago when it was "sold out". The rooms are a good size and nicely decorated. We had a problem with the blind and window in our room and both were dealt with minutes after we had called reception.

The hotel is very close to all the main sights of the city and walking anywhere never takes very long. Grand central station is only a few blocks away as well.

Overall great value for money and a great place to stay.

BIG Rooms

from A TripAdvisor Member
The New York Marriott East Side is beautiful. The lobby is very welcoming, and the front desk employees are forever smiling. The rooms are really spacoius high walls and ceilings the beds are nice and comphy. They are so spacoius that you could fit a roll away bed between the other two regular beds. You really have a good view over looking the area. Also, its pretty close walking and riving distance from Time Square. Over All it was an OK stay.

Fourth of July, 2004

from Lori61
We stayed here for 3 nights and loved it. The staff is pleasant, accommodating, just a bunch of great people. The location is wonderful. Subway right on the corner of Lexington and 51st. Amtrak station right down the street. The room was clean and the beds very comfortable. We walked everywhere or took the subway and never feared for our lives. The fireworks display on the 4th were spectacular and the hotel concierge was so helpful in providing information for the holiday festivities and anything else we needed to know. I would definitely stay here again. Shopping is within walking distance. St. Patrick's Cathedral is a block or two away. The neighborhood was quiet and for a family that was appreciated yet Times Square is also a short walking distance away if that is something you would like to experience. The Shelton Grille located within the hotel was fabulous.

t use the minibar!

from A TripAdvisor Member
The hotel has quiet and clean rooms but I wasn't impressed with their minibar system. Even if you take a soda out of the fridge for a second to look at it a sensor reads it is missing and automatically charges it to your credit card. The situation was fixed by the front desk but it was annoying. The rooms are small but that is usually to be expected in NYC.

M. Maxwell

from A TripAdvisor Member
Great hotel, perfect location, friendly door men, VERY slow elevators...Upon checking out, we found an $85.00 charge for a rollaway bed that we never had. The charge was promptly removed with no hassle or attitude from the staff. We got a good rate from the Marriott website of $169 + taxes ($194 total).

great large rooms

from Bones57
have stayed here several times. Love the location and the rooms. They used to have a decent restaurant. security is good

Beautiful Hotel and Nice Price! (big NYC ROOM)

from franklin9176
Perfect location and beautiful hotel.

May 2004. Needs a good breakfast place nearby--only downfall.

Top Local Tips for New York City

Broadway Joe's Steakhouse Don't bother. Over priced, bad service, tables too close together and very noisy. Food was mediocre.

Don't pay too much I highly recommend if you are staying in the city for more than 4 days to get a 7 day Metrocard. It is well worth the money if you plan to cover a lot of the city and surrounding areas on your visit. I think it was $24 last time I was there.

cab guys are the best the drivers are the best tourist guys. they always know the best restaurants

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  • new york city marriott
  • marriott new york city
  • marriott east side
  • Address: 525 Lexington Avenue - New York City - New York - 10017 - United States
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