JST Hotel Review – Gansevoort Park Hotel New York
You can tell The Gansevoort Park is a new hotel in Midtown NY by the smell of the new carpet in the hall ways. The rooms are good size for NY hotels with beautiful contemporary furniture, fixtures, and paintings. It’s great hotel for a business traveler, especially someone like me that is dependent on excellent Internet connection and location. The wifi connection is free, which is nice. However, I had issues connecting to the Internet through Ethernet cable so I used wireless instead. I don’t like trading on wifi connection since it is not very dependable. The rooms offer a nice desk and comfortable chair to trade. However, having the TV above the desk or right above my head was not really optimal since I like to glance at the news while trading. The hotel has some great amenities like its 24 hour gym, spa, business center, and roof top pool. I am sure the pool will be great during the summer.
The beds at the Gansevoort Park are extremely comfortable; maybe the most comfortable I have slept in except for the beds at the Ritz Carlton in Istanbul. The housekeeping staff is very friendly and helpful. The hotel location was absolutely perfect for me on Park Avenue being 4 blocks from Penn Station and close to all the shopping. I love to walk, so shopping and excellent restaurants where all in proximity. The fireplace in the lobby is very cool with the contemporary oversized furniture. However, I thought the front desk staff was not very helpful and friendly although my check in was instant.
One morning I had the worst throbbing headache and I called front desk to see if I can get some Advil or if it was available in the hotel. The response was I can walk across the street to buy it. If one is paying over $500 a night, the least I would expect is for someone to somehow offer to accommodate me. I would have happily tipped that person for their service considering my head hurt so bad. However, the offer was never made. So much for hospitality. I also thought the hallways were loud and it was difficult to sleep in the morning with the doors slamming from the other rooms. Please be advised you can also easily hear the people in the next room … Another thing that I found kind of odd in the lobby was the make shift bar next to the fireplace. This is the Gansevoort Park, not some random hotel. But nice small nice imitate crowd. It’s still a new hotel, so I am sure they are working out the kinks.
I would like to stay at the Gansevoort in Miami Beach, I was told its much better and headed down there next week.
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