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Grayson NYC: Stay for the Revival Bedding

Grayson Hotel Review NYC is part of TPOL in NYC.


Getting There: The best way to get there if you’re coming from EWR is to take NJT to Grand Central and then walk.


Introduction 

When I came to NYC for work, I used to stay in Long Island City (see Hyatt Place Long Island City Hotel Review: It Was the Best Deal in NY). The points deal is over (see Long Island City: No Longer a Secret Thanks to Amazon). Points ‘middle class,’ I opt for convenience over frugality. For me, burning more points to stay in Midtown during winter and being within walking distance of my meeting were better than saving a few thousand points and enduring the subway. And since I was going to overpay on points, I decided to try out a new hotel: The Grayson.a building with glass doors and a signa entrance to a hotela tree with pink flowers in a lobby

Location
The Grayson is located at 39th and 6th Avenue, steps away from my second pho restaurant (see Pho 39: Choice #2 in NYC). More importantly, I was within walking distance to my meeting in Midtown, something I did not want to do on the cold, slushy, freezing day. The alternative was a $50 Uber that would have taken much longer. a statue of a man in a park

Room

While the room wasn’t big, it was well-appointed.a room with a bed and a desk a bed with a wood paneled headboard and a desk a room with a bed and a desk and a tv a room with a tv and a desk

View

Got one window facing a brick wall.

While it wasn’t facing a brick wall, there was not a view. I enjoyed the snugness of the enclosure. I also find something romantic about fire escapes.a room with a tv and a painting on the ceilinga building with a pipe going through it

The Bedding 

When I checked out, I had to stop by and ask the front desk where they bought their bedding. The pillows were remarkable and the comforter was much better than the one at home. All of it comes from Revival New York. I went to order bedding from them but like all great items, they are not available to ship to my home in Puerto Rico.

a bed with a desk and a picture on the wall

Bathroom

Jerry’s got nothing. Newman’s got nothing. You’re the only one I know who’s got the good stuff, and I need it bad, baby, cause I feel like I got bugs crawling up my skin. Now you gotta help me out. 

I couldn’t live in New York with this weak water pressure. Other than that, I liked the gold touches of the bathroom.a bathroom with a sink and mirror a sink with gold faucet a group of small bottles of hair wash a shower with a gold faucet and a white towel on a racka window blinds in a room

Notable Item 

The notable item in this room was the dog. I wonder how many go missing and how much guests are charged when they do.a statue of a dog on a desk

Bar

Absent a complimentary drink, TPOL does not drink or dine at a hotel bar. It is too bad I’m too frugal as this one was quite nice.a room with tables and chairs and trees

Overall

Compared to the nightly rate of $400, 18k is a steal. Compared to the prices of other points hotels, 18k is a bargain. If it wasn’t the dead of winter, I would probably have saved my points and stayed in LIC as 18k is better used for vacation destinations, not work meetings.
a front of a hotel

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