The Strand

33 West 37th Street, New York City, New York, United States, 10018

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By Shandana A. Durrani, your New York City expert

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#60 of 80
expert-rated hotels in New York City
Expert overall rating:3.6 out of 5
Location:
3.5
3.5
Bedrooms:
3.6
3.6
Eating/drinking:
3.8
3.8
Public areas:
4
4.0
Leisure facilities:
3.3
3.3
Service:
3.4
3.4
Value for money:
3.8
3.8
Recommended for:
Couples, Singles, Great views / scenery, Sightseeing

Expert review of The Strand

An affordable hotel in the shadow of the Empire State Building.

The Empire State Building is an icon and many visitors to New York City want to stay in its shadow. The Strand hotel is probably as close as you can get without being inside. The hotel has some of the most amazing views of the building and boasts clean, comfortable rooms at an affordable price.

Location: 

Not too far from the Empire State Building; it's so close you could almost touch it.

Bedrooms: 

The hotel's 177 rooms come in four categories: superior, deluxe, executive and premier. All rooms were designed by Lisa Knight and incorporate vintage photos from the Condé Nast archives. Knight used mahogany and walnut and mixed textile patterns to create a comfortable enclave. Superior rooms are fairly "bare bones" as far as the aesthetic goes but do have 100 per cent Egyptian cotton sheets. Deluxe rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows. Executive rooms have beautiful purple printed ottomans as well as sofas and/or sofabeds. Premier rooms are quite spacious, with views of the Empire State Building, balconies and a separate seating area. Bathrooms have marble countertops and Fragonard bath amenities. 

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Public areas: 

The two-level lobby is inviting with dark columns, yellow walls and purple couches flanked by fashion photography. A curving staircase connects the two levels.

Eating and drinking: 

The Strand is an American bistro that opened in September of 2010. A complimentary European buffet breakfast is served daily. And the rooftop, glass-enclosed Rooftop Bar at the Strand showcases comfortable daybeds and banquettes and the most amazing views of the Empire State Building. I felt that I could reach out and touch it.

Leisure facilities: 

A 24-hour fitness center is available. They also provide massages. 

Service: 

It's friendly it a little off at times. 

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Who stays there: 

Couples and singles. 

Price advice: 

The hotel runs specials throughout the year but January is always the best. 

Pros: 
Great views
Rooftop bar
Cons: 
Basic rooms contain the bare bones
Service is spotty

More information on The Strand:

Price from:
£107
Type:
Hotel
Address:
33 West 37th Street, New York City, New York, United States, 10018
Amenities:
Business Centre, Fitness Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Restaurant, Room Service
Neighbourhood:
Chelsea

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