thoughts on doubletree metropolitan in NYC

Nov 23rd, 2009, 04:06 PM
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thoughts on doubletree metropolitan in NYC

hi fodorites,

wondering if anyone out there has any comments/thoughts/experiences with the doubletree metropolitan on 569 Lexington Avenue. i'm seeing a pretty fantastic rate of $127.20 from dec 18 - 23 ...

i've checked out TA and the reviews are mixed ... lots of folks complaining about old-ish decor, small bathrooms, etc. but really, for that price, i don't know what folks are expecting. and besides, it's NY ... i'm not coming to spend five nights stuck in my hotel room!

DH and i are thinking about going for a few nights before christmas ... i've been twice before and DH has never been. i don't need luxury ... i'm more keen on location and midtown is definitely where i want to be.

any thoughts would be much appreciated...

thanks!
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Nov 23rd, 2009, 07:14 PM
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For that price, I'd say GRAB IT QUICK!!! This time of year is usually the most expensive, so sounds like the hotel is doing a special to fill up unbooked rooms.

Have a GREAT time.
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Nov 23rd, 2009, 07:51 PM
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I stayed there a couple of years ago...rooms were just OK, service was so-so, but the location was great (walk to Rock Center and Times Square, #6 train on the corner) and I would recommend it, especially at that price.
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Nov 24th, 2009, 04:39 AM
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hi travelbuff and azzure ... thanks so much for the feedback. we're just finalizing some details and hoping to book tonight!
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Nov 24th, 2009, 04:55 AM
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Great location. Pretty good hotel. Can't beat the price. I think that's a no-brainer.
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Nov 24th, 2009, 05:21 AM
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DH stayed there last year - great location. Room was fine; clean and not as small as some we've seen in NYC.
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Nov 24th, 2009, 05:40 AM
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wow - great! thanks! i hope the deal is still available when we book tonight!
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Nov 24th, 2009, 04:41 PM
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hi all,

thanks so much for all the tips ... i booked the hotel tonight and the deal was still available! now onto the trip planning!

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Nov 25th, 2009, 01:03 PM
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We stayed there a couple of years ago and found it just fine for location and rooms. Housekeeping was excellent and decor was quite fresh.
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Nov 26th, 2009, 10:46 AM
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hi djkbooks,

PERFECT. that's exactly what i want to hear! i'm just happy to get that kind of a rate for that time of year! thanks!
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Nov 28th, 2009, 03:44 PM
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We've stayed there before - no complaints! The hotel was remodeled a few years back, the rooms aren't huge but you seem to have reasonable expectations with that so you'll be fine. Clean hotel, good location, nice staff. Have a wonderful time!
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Nov 28th, 2009, 03:46 PM
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AND you will get great chocolate chip cookies!
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Nov 29th, 2009, 05:56 AM
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where are you finding this rate?
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Nov 29th, 2009, 08:24 AM
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hi all! thanks for the feedback. we're really looking forward to our trip.

ita - i booked directly with doubletree. check out their specials...i think mine was the "ny meets hollywood" package.
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