For New Years weekend, the hubby and I decided to take a staycation at the Quin, one of New York’s top boutique Five Star hotels. (You may remember The Quin when I wrote about the Quin’s incredible Penthouse).
Surprisingly, New York City empties out around the holidays to some extent because locals flee the city. So it was the perfect time to hole up in Midtown right near all the shopping–but we had an escape–right around the corner. The Quin made a lovely home for the weekend and lived up to its luxurious reputation.
You can fly into JFK, LGA or EWR (Newark) to get to Manhattan.
We came and dropped our bags off early. The hotel was supposed to call when the room was ready but they never did. Nevermind, I didn’t make it back until 3pm at check-in time anyways.
Welcome Amenity? Sadly, no.
When you enter the hotel, although the lobby is small they have done a nice job on the space and have made it look stylish and contemporary yet elegant. Since it was still the holiday season, there were two giant Christmas trees in the front window–both beautifully decorated.
There are two main areas to sit. One in the front by the windows where you can watch passers by and another at the rear of the building. There are a couple of computers and some lovely books for guest use.
The Fitness Club: The fitness club is on the 2nd floor and is available to guests 24/7 to fit a true Manhattanite’s schedule. The equipment is very new. There are 2 treadmills, 2 bikes, 2 elliptical machines and weights. They offer complimentary headphones, towels, towelettes, water and gatorade.
Rooms offer either an interior or a street view.
We were in room 1007, which is a luxury premier suite. It was very spacious.
Room decor is modern and elegant yet warm and still cozy. The bed was extremely comfortable. There were also light/drape controls for the entire room by the bed, which is always a nice touch.
Closet/Dresser Details? One closet that I thought was very spacious. There is also a coat closet in the front room of our suite.
Charging Situation? There were several plugs and one even allowed you to plug USB directly into it.
Turn-Down Service: Yes, and they leave a little quote of the day, which I love!
Bottled Water? Complimentary and as much as you want.
Here was our view. Very Manhattan. Views get higher as you go to higher floors of course.
Coffee maker? Nespresso machine with lovely glassware.
Reading Material in the Room? Yes, a few books.
White Glove Inspection: The bedroom was very clean. The sheets were pulled taught and the bed was well made. The couch in the living room, however, had a few pieces of dust and actually had a few crumbs, which really was not the best way to start off my stay.
The bathroom is one of the best parts about this room. It was so bright, modern and fresh. The glass enclosed toilet and shower were beautiful (though kind of funny to bother enclosing a toilet with glass.
Makeup Mirror? Yes. And it lit up. Also the main mirror lit up as well. Brightest. Bathroom. Ever. In the most fantastic way.
Hairdryer? Not very high powered. Took me a while to dry my hair.
Designer Toiletries? Check! And I must say, my hair never looked better!
Towel quality? Very wonderful indeed!
Robes? Yes! Monogrammed with The Quin insignia on the sleeves.
Amenities? Q-tips (extremely fancy ones), shower cap, mouthwash, sewing kit and lotion.
And don’t you just love this Kleenex box? So beautiful.
And the piece de resistance? The giant bathtub! Though we couldn’t get the drain to work and it was late Sunday we didn’t feel like dealing with the plumber…
And this shower!
The Food & Drink
The Wayfarer restaurant stands out for its cocktails. The tuna tartare is better than the sushi, which lacks finesse. The lobster chowder is mehh. The short rib roast with egg noodles though was FANTASTIC!!
The Little Things
Did I feel truly welcome by the staff? Yes, our housekeepers we met were all extremely friendly.
Wi-Fi? Yes, complimentary for as many devices as you like.
Mini-Bar? Look at all these fun little snacks! I mean they’ll cost you your first born but they offer quite a great selection.
Complimentary Newspapers? Yes.
Room Service? I think this room service spread is one of the most impressive I have ever seen. The cheese board was enormous and delicious. And they sent us complimentary martinis, which came mixed with ice on the side ready to be shaken.
Special Treats: That’s one thing the hotel is missing–there were never any fun treats for guests either in the lobby or the room.
Good For Families: Yes. Good location near lots of attractions.
Room for Improvement
The room should be reviewed a little more closely before the guest arrives. The couch was a little dirty. There were actually a few crumbs and pieces of lint and that turned me off initially. But the rest of the room was immaculate so I looked past it. I also think they could offer guests a little more in the way of freebies–apples or hot chocolate in the lobby goes a far way.
The Wow Factor(s):
The bathroom to me is absolutely gorgeous. I also loved the electronic controls for all the drapes and lights. It made you really feel like you were staying somewhere better than your own home (or at least mine!). I also fell in love with the incredible cheese plate sent to me by the hotel. I have just never seen such a beautiful presentation.
The Bottom Line: Would I recommend it? Am I coming Back?
I would absolutely stay here again and recommend it to friends and family staying in town. (and already have)
The Quin Hotel New York Information
Address: 101 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 245-7846
The Quin New York Website
*Disclaimer* As is common in the travel industry, writers are provided with complimentary services for review purposes. Although my visit was part of a press trip–meaning that I did not pay, all opinions herein are my own. You can’t buy the love here, people! Just ask my husband!