Saturday, November 19, 2005
Another Affinia favourite
I have tried and tried to find a dependable NYC hotel over the last six years. I've given up on miles, because the chains that are moderately affordable and offer them are pretty average in quality. So my new favourite NYC hotel is the Benjamin, and any other Affinia hotel comes in second. They get business travel -- printer and fax machine in room; big desk with real desk chair; good outlets and high speed that you don't have to climb behind the furniture to find.
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The rooms have excellent beds and linens, big closets, quality bathroom amenities, and a fridge+microwave+popcorn! It's nice to come back after a day of running around for meetings.
The staff are friendly but not hover-y. The Benjamin has a nice second floor lounge that I've used for entertaining colleagues and guests. Also, the bellmen can always find a cab for me.
Pros: Great room, good location, professional staff
Cons: prices rising