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Questionable review of NYC hotel

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I usually check out hotel reviews prior to any trip and understand that "one man's trash is another man's treasure" is the order of the day, so usually as long as the hotel gets decent reviews for cleanliness and location, I'm okay with it.

I am looking into staying at the Holiday Inn Midtown at 57th St. in NYC for a work-related trip a group of us will be taking in December, with about 100 university students staying in the Columbus Circle Hostel at 120 West 60th Street, and the staff members accompanying them wanting to stay within a somewhat close proximity to them. We won't actually be "watching" them, but wanted to be two to three blocks away just in case. We are not staying in the hostel, because frankly, we're just too old for that kind of stuff anymore!

The Holiday Inn Midtown at 57th Street has your typical reviews - several guests found it "outdated" and in need of a cleaning, while an equal number said that it was clean, comfortable, the staff was helpful, etc. One of the reviews, though, has me wondering if someone was just trying to scam a free room or upgrade.

He writes "We were also initially happy with the comfortable beds and the fact that it had a pool for our children. Unfortunately things took a turn for the worse later that night. At about two in the morning I got up out of bed, flipped on the light switch and went to walk over to use the bathroom--to my shock and horror sitting on the floor in front of me was a large brown rat. Needless to say I stumbled backwards and nearly broke the mirror to the closet behind me trying to backpeddle as quickly as possible. I have heard of bed bugs and roaches in hotel rooms, but rats!? Wow! Anyway, the rat scurried by me and went under my bed probably trying to get away from me as quickly as I was trying to get away from it. What was unsettling was when I called the front desk for assistance the clerk stated,"Welcome to New York City. Rats are everywhere. Get used to it.'"

My thoughts? First off, who gets up in the middle of the night with three young children in the room and flips on the light switch to walk to the bathroom? Secondly, I really find it hard to believe that the clerk respond with such a flippant statement.

Have any of you stayed at this hotel?

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