Vegas takes on Manhattan in this fantasy version of Gotham City. The mini-Manhattan skyline is one of our favorite parts of the Strip—there are third-size to half-size re-creations of all the biggies: the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and the Chrysler and CBS buildings, as well as the New York Public Library, Grand Central Terminal, and the Brooklyn Bridge. Rooms in this sprawling compound are quite a bit larger than the typically tiny hotel rooms in the real Gotham. Beyond all the legroom, they're not particularly fancy, but the hotel has made some improvements in recent years. Also, the trek from the front desk to some of the towers can feel longer than the New York City Marathon, and the Manhattan Express roller coaster that loops around the hotel can be intrusively loud if your room is near the tracks. Several grades of room are available, and as you pay more, you get plush amenities such as separate sitting areas with sofas, marble bathroom counters, and
separate glass showers.
The Roller Coaster: Also known as the "Manhattan Express," this attraction darts between the "buildings" of the hotel's skyline and is hands down the best ride on the Strip.
Big Apple flavor: Walk through an art deco lobby, play virtual-reality games at an arcade reminiscent of Coney Island, chow down at a surprisingly good food court patterned after Greenwich Village. While you explore, keep your eye out for details such as names on mailboxes and brownstone apartment façades with air-conditioners in the windows.
Chocolate heaven : Hershey's Chocolate World, a two-story wonderland of all things chocolate, has the goods to satisfy the strongest sweet tooths. The store opened in the spring of 2014.
Big Games : Though the property's sports book is tiny, the Sporting House Bar & Grill next door offers a spacious, pubby atmosphere with plenty of TVs.
At the Spa at New York New York, therapists perform a variety of treatments, including Swedish and deep-tissue massages, hydrotherapy, and facials.
The Salon is a great place for haircuts and mani-pedis.
Though the pool always draws a crowd, it pales in comparison to some of the other pools on the Strip—unless you splurge $40 or more extra for a VIP package that might include guaranteed seating, two raft rentals, an assortment of non-alcoholic beverages, and a snack basket.
Jul 21, 2009
Hi I just thought everyone should know never to stay at this hotel. It was the worst service I have ever experienced. We booked 3 rooms total. The first thing that happened was the quote that we booked this hotel at was wrong and it took forever to figure out so the first hour of our trip was spent at the front desk. When we finally got the keys the room that one of us went to was in the basement! All the windows were blacked out and it felt like
a prison. So we went back up to trade rooms they gave us another room but when we got there it was dirty! So we went back down and they said that they would clean it but that it would take 2 hours. So we waited 2 hours and when we went back up it was still dirty! They did upgrade the room but we basically wasted a good amount of time dealing with this. The second thing that happened was in our room. We had gone to bed late but were awakened at 8am by drilling and hammering above our room. We tried to sleep through it but it was ridiculous so I called the front desk to ask them to stop because we were sleeping she told us she would take care of it. It stops and then starts again after 5 minutes. They didn't even give us a call to let us know what was happening! Long story short we got compensated one day and moved rooms. This would've been good but when we went down to pay for the rooms they charged us more for the rooms then they quoted like $30 more per day per room. Also one of the rooms would not lock and we passed many people whose key did not work for their rooms and had to go down to front desk to ask to be let in. Horrible staff not friendly and not into helping.
Nov 5, 2008
My wife didn't like this place. Not sure why. Guess it was just ordinary. I thought it was very good. We did book the best room that isn't a suite. I was a little disappointed because it was so ordinary.... not even a seperate shower in the bathroom. Was more like an entry level room. If you are looking to get wowed... maybe this isn't your place. Else, nice place to stay. Pub downstairs is great as is the food court for fast trecks. I would
stay here again.
Nov 3, 2007
If you're looking for something in between, not too Ritzy (like the Ritz), but not too economical (like the Super 8), then this hotel does it. It's right on the strip and is walking distance from almost anything worth seeing in Vegas. I was placed on the 31st floor and all night got to (or had to if you're not into it) watch the helicopters fly by. In the most basic room, we had a King bed with an in room safe, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and
ironing board, etc. Make sure to leave bread crumbs on the floor on the way in to find your way out again!