The Strand

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

Star rating:
3 star hotel

3.6

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
3.5
90%
Eating/drinking
3.8
90%
Leisure facilities
3.3
90%
Service
3.4
90%
Value for money
3.8
90%
Bedrooms
3.6
90%
Public areas
4
90%

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. 

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. 

Who stays there

Couples and singles. 

Price advice

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

Amenities

  • Business Centre
  • Fitness Centre
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Singles
  • Great views / scenery
  • Sightseeing

Pros & Cons

  • Rooftop bar
  • Great views
  • Service is spotty
  • Basic rooms contain the bare bones
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