- Historic property boasting Mark Twain and Babe Ruth as former guests
- Great neighborhood location on Upper West Side
- Elegant lobby with an atrium
- Walking distance to both Central and Riverside Parks
- Coffee and pastries available in the morning
- Rooms have laminate wood flooring, flat-screen TVs, and iPod docks
- Free tea and hot chocolate 24/7
- High-tech meeting room and 24-hour fitness center
- Media center with arcade games, PCs and Macs
- Free Wi-Fi throughout
- No full-service restaurant or bar
- Bathrooms and closets are on the smaller side
- Old radiators in rooms can make some odd noises
- Tiny elevators can fill up quickly – not for the claustrophobic
- A bit far from many popular tourist sights
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Oyster Hotel Review
A historic boutique property that attracts families and Europeans
The elegant lobby of this boutique hotel just off Broadway is cheerful even on a gloomy day thanks to the large atrium above the front desk that provides lots of natural light. There is a seating area with free newspapers and tea, where guests -- mostly families and Europeans -- sit and chat amongst each other in hushed tones. Just beyond this room is a chic café area with a coffee bar, stools, and bistro tables. In the mornings, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf -- a Southern Californian brand popular in NYC -- operates in the space, attracting locals as well as guests. Soft love ballads play on the speakers and the atmosphere is relaxing and low-key.
A residential neighborhood close to Central and Riverside Parks
Just far enough removed from the chaos of Midtown, the Upper West Side is a residential area with tree-lined streets, great restaurants, museums, and of course, parks -- guests can walk to either Central Park or (for sunset views over the Hudson River) Riverside Park. The famous gourmet food store Zabar’s is within walking distance, as are the Museum of Natural History (seven minutes) and upscale shops at the Time Warner Center (20 minutes). Not many other tourist attractions can be found here, but buests can catch the 1 Train two blocks away to head to head downtown, or jump in a cab, which are in abundance on Broadway.
Clean and modern rooms with charming touches
The historic building has 240 rooms taking up nine floors. All have laminate wood floors, quality linens and flat-screen TVs. They are decorated in neutral tones with bright pops of bright red (red padded headboars, red bed skirts, brown and red bed throws). Though the decor is certainly modern, this is an older building, with steam radiators and window air conditioners.
Themed suites have unique decor based on the names: Mark Twain and Babe Ruth. These of course come at a higher price, but standard guestrooms (one has a kitchenette) are a fair price for the neighborhood. Free Wi-Fi and working desks make it a good base for business. Some rooms look out over Broadway.
Rooms and Rates
A café for breakfast, but no full-service restaurant
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf offers a simple breakfast each morning in the lobby, but guests are left to their own devices for lunch, dinner or drinks (there are plenty of options within walking distance). A 24-hour fitness center and high-tech meeting space both look out over Broadway for appealing city views, and kids can entertain themselves with arcade games in the media center. A PC and a Mac computer as well as a charging station are also on hand.
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Mini Bar (with liquor)
Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space
|Address||250 West 77th Street, New York City, New York 10024, United States|
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