A view of The London Hotel, New York

Apr 08, 2011 Avatar Suzanne Allswang Suzanne Allswang

On our way to Europe, we enjoyed a two-night stay in the exciting city of New York, and the amazing Sky Suite on the 53rd floor of The London Hotel, with a view of skyscrapers and the Hudson river.

It is a beautiful “three room suite” (bedroom, small dining area, living room, hallway and large bathroom (all in marble and a warming towel rack, which I love). The layout of the rooms is great, and the suite is very spacious and ultra modern, in soft gray, green and black tones. One can entertain here.

The hotel also has a Gordon Ramsay restaurant open for dinner only; and a casual restaurant and bar.

The lobby is small, but pleasant, with a beautiful hand embroidered tapestry. Interestingly, various signs were also hand embroidered. Have not see this in a hotel before.

The service was excellent, and the staff friendly. The location is wonderful—within walking distance of Central Park, Fifth Avenue, MOMA (where we saw an excellent exhibit on the Belgian painter James Ensor). Even Times Square is close by. We also walked around the newly fashionable Meatpacking District, and the unusual High Line Park, built on old elevated railroad tracks.