Watch Out For The Hilton New York

Watch Out For The Hilton New York

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.

5 comments to Watch Out For The Hilton New York

  • I was lucky, my room was fine and I cracked the WiFi code since no one told me what it was. The elevators were definitely a nightmare. I can’t believe a hotel that size had so few elevators. I have never had to wait in line to get up to my room. The whole going down to go up thing was ridiculous. It is a poor set up for a convention hotel.

  • I was in NYC a couple years ago, booked at the Westin at Times Square. Very nice, the only thing I found annoying was the $15/day charge for internet access when we only used it twice in the four days we were there. The charges for the stuff in the fridge were ridiculous too, my daughter took a pack of M&Ms and we got charged $3.50 for them! They would’ve been 50 cents at the pharmacy across the street.

  • Tammy – so sorry your lodging experience wann’t a great one here in NY. I hope going to the Blogher Conference was still worth it though. I definitely want to go next year – didn’t sign up in time. Was it great?
    Stacey N. recently posted..Field Trip Fridays Popbar NYC

    • Tammy

      The bloggers and PR reps. that I met during the conference was great. Walking around NY City, and doing the Kodak Bus Tour was awesome. I only attended one breakout session, and it wasn’t that good. Everything else was definitely worth the cost of attending.

  • Rhonda

    My Nephew recently spent the night at the Hilton in New York City and woke to find bites and an oozing rash all over his body. He was taken to the ER there and returned home. The bites were probably bed bugs so please check your beds carefully when staying in a hotel.

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