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The Peninsula New York

Jun 1, 2011
2011 / June 2011

Arrival/Check-in: It was a dreary New York City day when I arrived. The Peninsula bell staff eagerly assisted, helping me stay dry in the rainy conditions. They took my bag and personally escorted me to check-in, up a flight of stairs to the right and then to the left. Check-in was quick, and I was in my suite in no time. (28/30)

Guest Quarters: I was speechless when I entered my room — significantly larger than my friends’ NYC apartments at more than 1,050 square feet, a true luxury in the city. To the right of the double-door entry was the living area, with a desk in the corner. The TV, flanked by shelves and cabinets housing the minibar, sound system and other equipment, sat across from a couch, two chairs and a coffee table. A second chair and small table were tucked in the corner, and windows lined two of the three walls. On a small table, three house-made cupcakes greeted me. On the left of the entry was a small coat closet and powder room. Through another doorway was a dressing room with a large vanity area. Off the dressing area were three large rooms — a walk-in closet, the bathroom and bedroom. The king-sized bed provided two nights of peaceful slumber. The room also offered additional seating, a TV, nightstand and an iPod docking station. The bathroom was well equipped with two sinks, a large soaking tub with a wall-mounted TV and a rain shower. Exquisite! (29/30)

Services/Amenities: I had a glitch with the Internet (complimentary — a huge perk). My computer wouldn’t connect wirelessly. The front desk sent someone right away who set me up with a cord that worked perfectly. I used the fitness center, quite large for a hotel and fully staffed. Loads of equipment meet any travelers’ fitness needs. I enjoyed breakfast in Fives, the onsite fine-dining establishment. I had eaten there previously and recommend the restaurant. The Gotham Lounge serves an afternoon tea. The hotel spa is gorgeous. (38/40)

The Experience: The location perfectly suited my needs. Just off Fifth Avenue in Midtown, it placed me within walking distance of all the places I needed to be during my stay. Without a doubt, this property is one of my New York City favorites. The staff was friendly and my stay, from start to finish, was luxurious and comfortable.

Total Score: 95/100

The Peninsula New York
700 Fifth Avenue at 55th Street
New York, NY 10019
tel 212 956 2888

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