The Fitz was nice small hotel - not at all to be confused with one of the upper tier luxury hotels in NYC. Room was extremely small with few places to store clothes. Also no mini fridge - which is always appreciated for leftovers & also storage of drinks. The proximity to GCT was very convenient, but be advised - this has to be one of the busiest parts of town for foot traffic!
"Elegant and classic hotel on 5th Avenue in New Yor"
Elegant and classic hotel right on 5th Avenue and 55th street W, very close to the MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) and the Rockefeller Center . Comfortable rooms with great bathrooms, but there is no individual regulation of the room temperature (one can only modify the intensity of a centrally regulated air conditioning).
Guests need to be aware that the hotel has several staircases inside, e.g. to reach the restaurant and the lobby/ reception level. There is an elevator, but only if needed.
Attentive staff and the Concierge is excellent. The dinner and service at the hotel restaurant Clement were excellent while the breakfast was standard. This hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to the Broadway theaters which is a very nice gesture.
When we checked into the New York Palace, the front desk people seemed very occupied, and did not have smiles on their faces. The two girls seemed like we were bothering them. The Bell Hop Attendants, though, were very helpful and courteous, and we were directed to our hotel rooms with a smile by them. The original hotel room that we had booked through Expedia was facing the elevator shaft, and brick walls, and we had gone back downstairs to ask if we can be moved to another location where we could have a better view. The front desk lady stated that because we booked through Expedia that is the location that we get! We requested that we be moved to another hotel room, and by paying an upcharge, they moved us to a great location across from the St. Patrick's Cathedral. All in all, the hotel room was very clean, great ambience in the hotel, and a good location! The prices have just increased drastically, so we are not sure if we will be staying here the next time we visit the city!
We made an excellent choice with this hotel. It was very near Grand Central Terminal and near the main attractions in New York City. The hotel and rooms were spotless, the staff extremely helpful. We didn't eat at the hotel as we were out and about sight seeing but there were plenty of people who were.
I really cannot fault The Kitano and would certainly stay here in the future when we return.
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