There’s nothing like visiting New York City during Christmas time. From the huge Christmas trees and window decor to the holiday spirit, the already spectacular NYC takes on an almost magical feel during the month of December. Over the weekend my boyfriend and I traveled from Boston to New York for two nights of Christmastime in NYC bliss.
We wanted to stay in Midtown close to the action of Rockefeller Center and Broadway. Hotels in NYC are expensive enough but throw the holiday season into the mix and even a quick trip can be cost-prohibitive. So when we found Club Quarters Grand Central for under $250/night in Midtown Manhattan, we were thrilled! As you can guess from the name, Club Quarters is located near Grand Central Terminal in Midtown, making it centrally located for Christmas activities in Rockefeller Center, Central Park, Times Square, and Bryant Park.
For those unfamiliar with the hotel, Club Quarters is a club hotel that caters typically to business travelers. Members of the hotel get low rates and, when extra rooms are available, those rooms are offered to the public. A full-service hotel, Club Quarters offers everything you need for a no-frills stay.
The rooms were modern, clean, and comfortable, providing everything we needed for our short stay. The contemporary room boasted the sensible necessities that you might expect to find in a hotel in Toyko and was easily big enough for 2 people without feeling like you were paying for wasted space. Everything had its place in the room, like the corner couch and table that doubles as a desk and charging station. The efficient use of vertical space was impressive and made the room seem larger than its square footage.
Perhaps my favorite thing about the Club Quarters, aside from the easy to access WiFi, was the filtered cold water machine and complementary water bottles on each floor. For travelers with sensitive stomachs or those not brave enough for tap water, the availability of free bottled water in a city that charges an arm and a leg for everything was a huge perk! For your needs unmet by the hotel room, Club Quarters also has a living room on the 27th floor with a killer terrace view, free coffee and a mini business center.
If you’re looking for an affordable hotel in Midtown Manhattan, I highly recommend Club Quarters.