Hyatt Herald Square: Right Price, Great Location

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The Hyatt Herald Square New York City is part of the ongoing Trip Report: TPOL in NYC where I bumble around the city for months on end pretending to be a real New Yorker.


Getting There: From Penn Station, the walk to the Hyatt Herald Square is a breeze. Walk east towards 6th Avenue or take my favorite carpool service Via. The address is: 30 W 31st St, New York, NY 10001


hyatt herald square new york hotel review
Hyatt Herald Square

Sometimes it’s nice to pretend to be able to afford the New York lifestyle. Stays at the overrated Park Hyatt NYC are not feasible whether they be on points or a combo of cash and the former. A more enticing alternative is to stay at the Hyatt Herald Square in Midtown Manhattan.

Why?

The Location 

Midtown is boring but if you’re staying for work or are visiting and want a central location to see all that New York has to offer, there’s no better jumping off point than Herald Square.

And a liquor store next door. Who needs more?
And a liquor store next door. Who needs more?

The Isolation 

The Hyatt Herald Square is in the middle of everything while simultaneously being away from it all. Initially, I thought the hotel would be on 34th and 6th Avenue next to the giant Macy’s and had to backtrack to 31st Street, a quiet corridor in the heart of the city.

Hyatt Herald Square
The Neighborhood 

The Service 

Check-in was quick and easy. I told the front desk that I was leaving at 5AM and they said they would pack me a to-go bagel. That’s a nice gesture.

The Room 

The room isn’t huge but it is a good size nevertheless. I didn’t have much of a view but they can’t all be winners, can they?

The bedroom
The bedroom
The TV (apologies for the glare but TPOL had misplaced his S7, photos courtesy of Blackberry)
The TV (apologies for the glare but TPOL had lost his S7, photos courtesy of Blackberry)
The bedroom
The bedroom
Windows drawn: ZZZ time
Windows drawn: ZZZ time

The Shower 

After a day or night out in NY, it’s great to come back for a hot shower and rinse off the grime of the City.

The soap
The soap
The bathroom
The bathroom
What review is complete without a picture of the sink?
What review is complete without a picture of the sink?

 

The Atmosphere

The hotel is not stuffy or pretentious. It has the laid back casual feel of the Four Points SoHo with a little more pizzazz.

Let's all go to the lobby
Let’s all go to the lobby, let’s all go to the lobby…
To have ourselves a drink
To have ourselves a drink

The Price 

$170 for a hotel in the City and it helps me requalify for Diamond (pre World Of Hyatt devaluation), I’m in.

Overall 

I was only here for one night but I would certainly return to this hotel and would recommend it to business travelers, first timers, and those just looking to get away from their cramped apartment in favor of one that is slightly bigger.

 

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