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New York City Hotels

The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park

Pros

  • Excellent service
  • Best base for downtown exploring
  • Pet- and kid-friendly
  • Liberty views

Cons

  • Removed from Midtown tourist sights
  • Limited nighttime activities
  • Few neighborhood options for dining and entertainment

Updated 02/20/2014

Fodor's Review

If you're staying this far downtown, the Ritz is your top choice. The hotel provides the classic Ritz-Carlton experience—you'll be greeted by at least one staffer each time you walk into the lobby—and the large rooms offer sweeping views of the New York harbor. West-facing rooms, with views of the Statue of Liberty, come with telescopes. The neighborhood is very quiet, especially at night, so you won't get much of a feel for the buzz of NYC. There's steakhouse fare at 2 West and a spa with French Carita products.

Hotel Information

Address:

2 West St., at Battery Park, New York, New York, 10004, USA

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Phone:

212-344–0800; 800-241–3333

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 259 rooms, 39 suites
  • No meals

Updated 02/20/2014

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By Pauline

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Mar 30, 2005

Parents stay away

Though this hotel bills itself as being child friendly, I would consider charging $14 for 2 small boxes of Fruit Loops and an apple juice for a 4 year old very unfriendly. Breakfast for 2 adults and 4 year old, $91. Even the Savoy in London is not that bad.

By Tonya

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Mar 21, 2005

Good location for some sights

Wonderful location for many sights The outside of the Ritz-Carlton, Battery Park is not impressive once you find out rooms only go to the 14th floor and the rest are of the building is condos. However, once inside the hotel is another story. The reception area is small but lovely. We were whisked to our harbour view room on the 4th floor (again this does dont sound impressive) by our personal butler. The room was huge and gorgeous. We had a direct

view of the Statue of Liberty and though my husband thought the telescope was on the cheap side it didnt stop him from using it. The bed was so comfortable and the amenities were nice. We ordered room service for our son (pizza, French fries and milk) that was very expensive ($38) and again we needed a bottle of milk which they charged us $10 for (ouch!). We have stayed at several Four Seasons with him and we have never been charged for a bottle of milk. The hotel bills itself as very child friendly, but there was little sign of this. Twice we asked for the highly touted childrens menu and no one seemed to be aware of this. Besides this we found the service to be a bit contrived and overdone. This was shown when two different staff members called my husband by the wrong surname. First he was Mr. Patel and the Mr. Albertson. Apparently, their guest list cheat sheets were wrong. I have never felt the service at the Four Seasons was over the top. The location of the hotel was perfect for the activities we had planned for our last day. We easily walked to Castle Clinton to get our tickets for the Statue of Liberty. After our visit to the Statue and Ellis Island we walked over to Ground Zero to pay our respects and it all became too much for me. I was in NYC for the US Open in 2001 and flew home on 9/10. I applaud those who worked in the area prior to 9/11 continue to do so. It must be hard to walk past the site everyday.

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By Mary

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Jan 6, 2005

Far Away From The Action!

It is not central to theaters and most tourist attractions. Rooms are bland. Love the feather bed/duvet system. A distant view of the Statue of Liberty is available, plus our room had a telescope to focus in better when it wasn't overcast or foggy. Next time, I'll stay closer to the theaters and shopping.

By Sarah

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Jul 9, 2004

Recommended Modern Comfort & Luxury

Stayed for a holiday weekend, and managed an upgrade due to a birthday celebration. Loved the room & the view and the Rise Bar view, atmosphere & martinis! Very comfortable bed, as well. Only 2 complaints: 1) the outdoor part of the Rise closed at 10 pm, so we could not go outside for a drink after dinner & enjoy the weather and view; 2) the turn-down service was quite early, so could not take advantage - at 5 - 5:30 pm both nights we were getting

ready to go out to dinner and still in the room! Thought NYC was a late-night town, so no dinner before 7 or 7:30 at the earliest, and with a nice leisurely meal, the after-dinner drink(s) would be @ 10 pm (Rise outdoors should be open!).

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