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Weekend at Westin New York Grand Central

By TheCelebrityCafe.com,

Just steps away from Grand Central Terminal as well as many subway stops you will find the Westin New York Grand Central.

Located near the graceful and iconic Chrysler building, it’s also close to Rockefeller Center and Times Square. Whether you are in New York for business or pleasure, you can't find a place any more convenient. What makes this location great? It is close to many attractions but also away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

We qualified for Westin Weekends so we were able to have a nice brunch and not worry about getting up early for checkout. Westin Weekends is a special offer where if you stay two weekend nights you get a late checkout (3pm) on Sundays. It’s definitely something worth looking into for a romantic weekend getaway.

The Westin New York Grand Central is a delightfully modern hotel with more than 770 guest rooms or suites. It is home to THE LCL: Bar & Kitchen - an excellent place to grab a meal or drink before heading out - and a 3,000 square foot state-of-the-art fitness center.

We stayed in a well decorated Premium Corner King Room which was very spacious with a large entryway, a comfortable king-size bed and a pullout sofa that was actually comfortable. There was also a large work desk and chair with a port line as well as wireless internet for a cost. The amenities included very nice toiletries, bathrobes, and a large flat screen TV. The Starbucks coffee in the room was a nice plus too. The best part of the room was the view of the Empire State Building from the over-sized windows. Coming in a close second was the large rainfall shower!

Besides all the amenities you expect from Westin the New York Grand Central hotel has some very unique features. At more than 380 feet above Manhattan you will find a rooftop vegetable and herb garden (open seasonally) which grows dozens of ingredients for the restaurant, catering and bar! Another great amenity is New Balance Gear Lending. For only $5 per visit, you can rent sneakers and workout gear to utilize the Westin’s state of the art fitness center. At that price I wouldn't bother packing my own workout clothes.

Service at the Westin New York Grand Central was exceptional from the minute we walked in. All the housekeeping staff and the bell men we interacted with were super friendly and knowledgeable, quick to offer us their best service, excellent suggestions and generous smiles.

The Westin New York Grand Central is at 212 East 42nd Street (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues).

 
 

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