Pleasant surprise nearly hidden off Lex
Posted Feb 6, 2017
The hotel was a pleasant surprise each step of the way, starting with a very friendly greeting by a gentleman who got the door for us. Check-in staff were friendly and efficient. We arrived a bit early, and they took care of us in ten minutes, finding a room ready for check-in. The room was adequate in size, clean, and in good condition. Fortunately, it was quiet as well --- a big bonus in Manhattan. The neighborhood is undergoing change for the better. 28th and Lex was once a fairly tough spot, frequented only by strong-willed locals or cabbies getting something to eat. (We lived in NYC for 30 years before our careers necessitated a move in 2015, so we know the hotel options in the city pretty good. We'd certainly consider this hotel on our next return to visit friends.) The restaurant adjoining the hotel (Covina) was remarkably good. We had brunch there and it was as good as any we've had anywhere else in the city...ever.