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Manhattan: Millenium Hilton

6 Church Street

Reviewed by: Kim from NJ, review #2113

When: November 2007

Our second stay here in less than 12 months, and I'd still recommend it.

We stayed here for a second time NYC Marathon weekend. This time we brought our girls with us. I'll just add some comments to my earlier review (#1801).

This time we requested a room with two beds, expecting two queens, but they were really two full size beds (room 4501), which were a bit of a tight squeeze for my 14 and 11 year-olds but other than that our stay was fine. Sharing one of these beds would be fine for smaller children.

The room was a corner room with magnificent views over the East river and Brooklyn Bridge on one side, and then south, towards the Statue of Liberty on the other corner.

The room itself: wasn't too small, had a large flat screen television, desk, lounge chair with ottoman and mini bar.

The staff was easy to deal with, bringing our bags promptly, same for extra towels. And on marathon Sunday, gave us a 3:00 check-out which we changed to four for a nominal fee of $25; the desk clerk was even attentive enough to ask how my husband did in his run. Overall we were happy with the service.

Lastly, as I said in my previous review, I think the proximity to the subway makes this a good location for touring Manhattan, while still being able to get away from the midtown crowds. There are amenities nearby like Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, delis, restaurants, even Century 21 department store across the street.

The only caveat I might have is due to the construction of the new Freedom Tower, traffic patterns in the area may change abruptly - but for us, on the weekend and 45 stories up, noise wasn't an issue.

Reviewed by: Kim from NJ, review #1801

When: January 2007

Though way downtown, its proximity to the E train and across the street from the Path station, makes it a good location from which to tour lower Manhattan.

We booked the hotel through HotWire not knowing which four star property in lower Manhattan we'd end up at but were happy with this one. It's a large hotel right across the street from Ground Zero (and the NJ Path station), as well as the E train, so though all the way downtown, it's still a good location from which to tour Manhattan.

Our room was on the 52nd floor with a king-size bed, desk with Internet access (not sure of the fee) and lounge chair. A flat screen television hung above the dresser and across from the comfortable bed. Plenty of room to move around.

We were only there for one night, but in that time, felt the staff accomodating and respectful. As a matter of fact, when we mentioned that we originally tried to book the property through Hilton's website but had trouble and couldn't, so went to HotWire, they felt bad and gave us coupons for a free breakfast.

I should mention here, if you book a Hilton property through Hotwire, you cannot use your Hilton Honors number for any perks or points. Through Hotwire we paid $179 for the night which we could have found on Hilton's Internet special site, if it had been working.

I recommend this property and we'll probably stay there again.

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