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ilana25841 Mar 11th, 2008 06:50 AM

Michelangelo or Kitano in NYC?
We're coming in May for a mom daughter weekend. We'll be seeing a show and just goofing around. I got reasonably good rates at both ($325 at Michelangelo or $310 at Kitano). The reviews on tripfinder of Kitano weren't recent- any feedback?


china_cat Mar 11th, 2008 06:54 AM

I don't know the Kitano. But I've stayed at the Michelangelo twice and like it quite a bit. Very nice rooms, good location. It's one of our favorites.

TC Mar 11th, 2008 07:54 AM

Don't know the Kitano either, but love the Michaelangelo. Great location for theater or subway access.

TC Mar 11th, 2008 08:00 AM

Based on location alone -- Park & 38th for the Kitano or 51st & 7th for the Michaelangelo), I would say that the Michaelangelo is a better location for theater.

wliwl Mar 11th, 2008 08:06 AM

I've been in the lobby of the Kitano. It's very, very nice. Understated elegance. It's usually extremely expensive - that sounds like a very good rate. You never hear about on Fodors - maybe a lot of foreigners stay there, I don't know. I don't think you can go wrong there.

wliwl Mar 11th, 2008 08:08 AM

I just looked at the reviews for Kitano and they are very recent. Maybe you looked at the wrong thing.

escargot Mar 11th, 2008 11:28 AM

We stay at the Michelangelo about 3-4 times a year, and annually with a group of friends for a gtg of theater and dining - we love the location, the staff, the cleanliness, the piano/music in the bar at night, the coffee station in the morning, - we are big fans -

I can't speak to the Kitano having never been there, but was at the Michelangelo twice in January and will be again this month (and I am fairly picky :)

also, the staff - many, many (most actually) have been there for a long, long time - and we've watched several get promoted from within, and all speak genuinely excited about working there and how good they are to their employees - and I think it shows.

escargot Mar 11th, 2008 11:30 AM

china_cat: between here and the MV post, we may just bump into each other some day :)

ilana25841 Mar 12th, 2008 08:26 AM

Thanks. I'll go with Michelangelo. I appreciate the input.

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