The Residence Inn Downtown Manhattan Hotel Review is part of the TPOL in NYC Trip Report.
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I’m beginning to believe that I will stay at every single Marriott, SPG, and Hyatt in NY. Ideally, I would prefer to stay at the same hotel when I go to NY for work, but the fluctuations in hotel prices make that impossible. This time the hotel I called home was the Residence Inn Downtown Manhattan. It is located near the World Trade Center and only steps away from 22 Cortlandt Street, Bachuwa Law’s former office. (We have since moved on up to a deluxe office in the sky on Park Avenue.)
When I think of Residence Inn, I think of where Clark W. Griswold would stay while taking his family on a terrible road trip. The word ‘residence’ and the word ‘inn’ do not illicit thoughts of road warriors looking to get after it by day and go hard by night. Judging by the infomercial in my room, that’s the target demo for this hotel brand. Judging by the amenities of the room, I have to say that this hotel fits the bill. Here’s why:
If you have work in downtown, the Residence Inn is very convenient. If you are trying to head to midtown, the train is right around the corner.
Darkness! I require darkness to sleep. Draw the curtains down and you will forget that you are staying in the middle of the madness that is NYC. It doesn’t hurt that the bed is comfortable and that the TV has HBO Go (see HBO Go: Now Playing at a NYC Hotel Near You).
The best bar soap is the leaf from the Westin. The best body wash is Soapy Suds from W. The best shampoo is Ferragamo from Waldorf Chicago. At this Residence Inn, the hotel provides Tea Tree products which must contain an illicit stimulant because after taking a shower and snorting the bath salts, I was wide awake.
I don’t see the point of having a kitchenette in NYC. Uber Eats is more convenient. Though I could see how a fridge could be useful.
I loved the decor of the room. The gears and clock theme was not lost on me. I will be purchasing this clock for my Park Avenue office.
While not the greatest view in the world, at least it wasn’t one window facing a brick wall. Damn shame what they did to that dog.
I was too busy to investigate the breakfast situation.
I may have had the wrong impression about Residence Inns. If others are anything like this one, I would be happy to check them out.