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questions re hotel pennsylvania/park savoy new york etc

questions re hotel pennsylvania/park savoy new york etc

Old Mar 12th, 2008, 03:36 AM
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questions re hotel pennsylvania/park savoy new york etc

please, has anyone stayed at either of these? what are they like ? My family suffers from allergies and asma and really needs a clean hotel, carpet free bedroom if possible, and in a great central location like these two. Would you recommend them or please suggest others.
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Old Mar 12th, 2008, 03:40 AM
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Ummm...The Hotel Pennsylvania is the dirtiest, most disgusting hotel in NYC, and is well known as such.

LOL. They also just hosted nearly every dog in the Westminster Dog Show -- so that can not be good for allergy suffers. Especially since I'm sure they haven't even vacuumed since. (Or, for that matter, since last year's show.)
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Old Mar 12th, 2008, 04:16 AM
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Do not stay at the Hotel Pennsylvania.

As wliwl said, dirty, disgusting, old, in need of repair.
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Old Mar 12th, 2008, 06:08 AM
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Here's a great article about the Hotel Pennsylvania:

http://www.observer.com/node/39264

I especially like this quote from the owner: "The hotel’s own proprietor, the New Jersey–based Vornado Realty Trust, described the building in 2005 as “a placeholder, sort of like a parking lot.”

The last time I stayed there (a long time ago thank God) my room was still dirty from the previous occupant (although I had been checked in) and it was 1:00 a.m. (Did I mention I was 4 months pregnant - you know, when you're SO TIRED you could sleep in the street.)

When I finally walked down to the lobby with the sheets in my arms demanding to see a manager I was informed there wasn't one, as he had just walked out (quit) earlier that afternoon. LOL
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Old Mar 12th, 2008, 07:07 AM
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It's a tall order to find a carpet-free hotel room. I can't think of a single example in all of NYC. Though there must be a hotel with wood floors somewhere in NYC.
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Old Mar 12th, 2008, 07:58 AM
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I've stayed in one hotel suite in NYC, a converted apartment building, that I think had no carpet. But it wasn't very clean. Perhaps it had a carpet that I'm suppressing.

Here's the Observer's review in which the owner referred to the Pennsylvania Hotel as a placeholder:

http://www.observer.com/node/39264

Here's Dave Barry's excellent review of the "Hotel Shpennsylvania":

http://web.dailycamera.com/community...es/02pbar.html
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Old Mar 12th, 2008, 08:00 AM
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Sorry about the repeat of the Observer review link; I came across it while looking for a new link to Barry's article (since the Miami Herald's link to the original article is dead) and forgot that it had already been posted.
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Old Mar 12th, 2008, 08:35 AM
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The Hotel Penn isn;t even good enough for the dogs that stay there.

Have never heard of the Park Savoy - so can't comment. Have you looked at tripadvisor.com?

Also have never seen a hotel in NY that didn;t have carpeted bedrooms.

I think your best bet is a place that's as new as possible - so the allergens haven;t had a chance to build up.
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Old Mar 12th, 2008, 08:36 AM
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Thanks for the Dave Barry- made my lunch hour after lots of time looking at hotel reviews!
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