I can’t open my suitcase! This was the phrase of my birthday weekend in New York last summer. Although we stayed in a well-known Midtown Manhattan luxury hotel, the room was so small that I actually laughed out loud when I opened the door and saw the accommodations. Quite literally, I didn't even have space to fully open my suitcase in the room unless I put it on the bed.
Hotel rooms in New York City are notoriously small. I know that space is a premium in the big city. But I knew that I didn’t want to repeat a long weekend in a shoebox, especially with the minnies in tow on this occasion, I started to investigate options for a suite.
There are many suite and tower options in New York, but the prices of some of those rooms during Christmas would severely limit my shopping budget, so I kept looking for the right room.
And wow, did I strike hotel suite gold!
The Barclay Intercontinental is a gorgeous hotel that is just across the street from the Waldorf Astoria. The facilities are gorgeous and the lobby looked spectacular.
When we got to the room, I was truly amazed. We had a three room suite. In New York City. At a price that was substantially lower than other tower rooms I had investigated.
The suite actually consisted of two separate rooms, a standard hotel room, and a suite. The master suite had a king sized bed and luxury bathroom, complete with amenities from Gilchrest and Soames, bathrobes, and slippers. The separate living room area was spacious with a couch, sitting area, desk, and television. The second bedroom had another king bed and separate bathroom. Amazing. This configuration is ideal for large families traveling to New York who want ample space for everyone in the party.
Here I am peeking out from behind the door of the second bedroom!
The minnies enjoy room service in the living room! Such a fun treat. Natalia said that she felt like Eloise!!
The hotel is a comfortable walking distance from Times Square and Rockefeller Center! Where do you like to stay in New York?