I think that it is time for me to talk about the hotel I stayed at in New York, for the BlogHer conference. I stayed at the Hilton New York. When I arrived, my husband had already checked us in. He said that they wanted a $200 deposit for use of WiFi in our room. WiFi was supposed to be free for all conference attendees. The lady did give my husband the sheet with the code to get into the conference area WiFi. When we looked at the sheet, it also had the information for the rooms. Apparently, she didn’t know what was going on. My husband also wasn’t happy with her unfriendly attitude.
The room itself was nice and clean. However, our refrigerator leaked. After trying to get hold of the front desk using the phone in the room, we finally had to dial in with a cell phone. No one was answering incoming from the rooms. We were told that a new one would be sent up, and that it would be empty so that we could use it to store our water. It never arrived.
The concierge at the hotel is the last person you want to go to in order to find out what is going on in the area. The streets around the hotel were being blocked off on our last day there. This had my husband concerned, because he wanted to make sure we didn’t have a problem leaving in the morning. The concierge had no idea what was going on. It was the Bell Captain that told my husband that a parade was scheduled, but it wouldn’t start until after we had left.
Last, but certainly not least, are the elevators. I hated having to use them. There was always a ton of people waiting to get on. Certain elevators were designated for certain floors. In theory, that was a good idea. However, in use, it didn’t work too well. There just wasn’t enough elevators in the hotel. There were times that the only way we could go down, was if we first went up.
If you are planning a trip to NY City, I suggest finding a different hotel to stay at.