Cute & unique boutique hotel in great location!
Posted Feb 27, 2017
The Gregory is a very charming boutique hotel, especially among the sea of generic chains available in NYC. While seemingly small from the street, the rooms appear to be quite large, especially by New York standards. I was in a Standard King room, but there was nothing standard about the size. I had a lot of room, and more natural light than I have ever had before staying in this city. There was an abundance of windows. Being around 130 years old, the room had a 'grand' feel about it, but I was disappointed it wasn't better decorated or appointed. Some of the furniture appeared new or recently redone (the chair, desk, and lamps were all in great shape), some of the other furniture had seen better days, and most of the walls were just begging to have something hung on them. The bathroom, while a standard NYC size (small), was excellently refurbished and was very nice.
My biggest issue in the room was the radiator. It was either terribly hot or off. Apparently, individual rooms cannot be turned off (although different employees had different answers to this). The only option I had was to use the AC to counteract the very aggressive radiator. A lovely employee assured me they were working very hard to fix this for the future. And the topic of staff, I found most of them to be quite friendly. More of a casual setting here, which I liked.
There are no bells and whistles here, but the hotel is charming and the location is absolutely perfect.