Last week I was in NYC for the Affiliate Summit East and for some meetings. There are an endless number of neighborhoods to stay in NYC. Although my main event was in Times Square, I didn’t necessarily want to stay in Times Square. This trip since I would be spending my days networking and socializing, I wanted an environment where I could shut it all off and really have some down time. So when I was introduced to Arthouse NYC for a travel collaboration, I felt this was the perfect hotel for this trip.
The Arthouse Hotel NYC is located on the residential neighborhood of the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The neighborhood is considered a classy curation of history, arts and culture with the likes of the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park and Lincoln Center easily accessible.The hotel itself is elegant, yet not pretentious. The Arthouse is decorated with custom contemporary artwork, a 1920s-era French elevator system, a fireplace, a cozy library, a speakeasy-inspired lounge for cocktails and my favorite, a causal indoor and sidewalk spot for coffee. There’s also two restaurants – Serafina, an Italian chain and RedFarm a Chinese restaurant which serves modern twists on Dim Sum.
When I arrived the lobby was busy with morning traffic – checkouts, checkins and people off to start their day. I felt like a hot mess after taking the red eye from LA. I arrived a day late to my check-in and although I called immediately after my flight was change; there must have been some mix up because when I tried to checkin, the system had accidentally canceled my reservation. The front desk attendant was extremely calm and helpful. She immediately spoke to her manager and found a room for me. I was sad that my reservation was cut in half due to my the flight cancelation as I would’ve liked to stay longer to enjoy more of the amenities at Art House Hotel. Because of all of flight changes, etc. and pure exhaustion from taking the red eye, I completely misplaced my toothpaste and my mask ( at the time Uber was still requiring face masks). Again, the Staff at Art House was very accommodating in providing both additional toothpaste and face masks.
My room was an upgrade from the original I had reserved. Instead of a single bed, I received a double bed. The rooms at Arthouse Hotel come with a laptop-sized safes, HDTVs, Keurig coffee makers, Pure bath products, and 100-percent cotton, feather-free bedding custom made for the hotel. Additional amenities fall under the Urban Fee which include: Wi-Fi, unlimited domestic calls, daily bottled water, and access to the 24-hour gym and the business center. The average room rate at Arthouse NYC runs around $200/night plus the $39/night Urban Fee.
The first thing I did once I got myself settled into my room was refresh myself and head out to the my event. Before I left the hotel I stopped by the Arthouse Cafe in the lobby for a latte. I was so please with the barista’s ability to make a good latte. That latte really held me over until the end of my event. The next day I was scheduled to check out of the Arthouse Hotel and head to my next hotel for the remainder of my stay. The check out experience was really smooth and efficient. Everyone was very polite and accommodating with questions I had regarding check out procedures, etc. After I completed my checkout, I hung around the lobby for a while and had another latte while I sat in the library area and planned the day ahead. Next time I hope to stay and enjoy the restaurant and entertainment at the Arthouse Hotel NYC. Have you stayed there? What was your experience like?