Westhouse Hotel, New York City, USA
by Ben Coren | July 2017
"The hotel’s central location, with good connections to the city and surrounding boroughs, is excellent for travellers wanting to stay in Manhattan. The casual breakfast and evening snacks covered by the resident’s fee gives the hotel a more informal, relaxed feel. With New York City on the doorstep guests are spoilt for choice with dining and entertainment options."
THE BACKGROUND: The Art Deco-style boutique hotel has 172 deluxe bedrooms and suites in the upmarket heart of Manhattan.
THE LOCATION: The WestHouse hotel is located on 55th Street West in Midtown. The 57th Street and 7th Avenue Subway stations are a quick stroll away. JFK International Airport is a 45-minute train journey.
THE ROOM: I stayed in a twin room, which had two double beds. The mid-sized room was bright with a large window offering city views. The room was divided into the main bedroom area and the bathroom. In-room amenities include a desk, large TV, chair and an entrance hall with cupboards and drawers. The bathroom had a marble finish, with a glassfront rain shower.
KEY FACILITIES: Guests are required to pay a nightly resident’s fee of $42 plus tax to cover hotel services and amenities. The breakfast lounge features a barista bar and tea is served during the afternoons. The tariff also includes light food and snacks in the evenings served in the downstairs bar as well as covering some alcoholic drinks. There is high-speed wifi throughout the hotel. A small fitness centre on the third floor is open around the clock.
RESTAURANTS/BARS: : The hotel lacks a traditional restaurant although there is a breakfast buffet served every morning covered by the resident’s fee in The Terrace on the 23rd floor. There is a fully-stocked bar in the lobby.
RATES:From around £276 per night, along with a daily $42 resident’s fee.