We are back!!
Our family trip to New York was awesome to say the least......In fact in true Brit style we didn't want to leave!
But as they say, all good things must come to an end.
At least we get to tell you guys ALL about it and where better place to start than at the beginning!
Now i (Mum) can't take any credit for the following things........ Location, Activities, Sight seeing or even the Hotel...... the Hubby sorted all that out, some would say he got a bit obsessive about it but we will let him off because he picked the best hotel for us!
Welcome to the TRYP Times Square
Hold on Wifey!!......If i sorted all this out i think its only fair that i write the post about the hotel !
Welcome to the TRYP Times Square
Now, when it came to thinking about where to stay in New York i had a few things on my mind. First was location, travelling with two children one of which was 6 month old at the time, it was important that we were in a good location close to the tube and if at all possible close to as many things as we wanted to see as possible.
New York is huge and i mean HUGE, when you see it on TV and in the movies it just doesn't do it justice to how vast this place is, and as there are so many things to see and do in the City its hard to pin point once central location perfect for everywhere. But let me tell you i think i got as close as you can get when i chose the TRYP Times Square South.
Its location is perfect , its ideally located close to Penn Station, the piers for ferries and water Taxi's (Which we used to go down to South Manhattan) , Times Square is around the corner , Empire State and Macy's are 10 mins away. The list is endless.
Second thing on my mind was that it had to be somewhere that was Family friendly and especially baby friendly. The Staff at the TRYP were fantastic. Before we made the reservation we spoke with them via email and over the phone and they answered all our questions and ensured we would have all we needed to make our stay perfect. They did not let us down !
We booked a family room which came with two really large comfy beds, tea & coffee facilities (hot water for the baby bottles) large bathroom, TV & Air-con. As we had asked in advance they put us in a really quiet part of the hotel and the room was located at the end of the corridor, so it was quiet on a night and also if the baby was crying we were also not disturbing the other guests.
If i had one complaint and its not even really a complaint is that a mini fridge in the room would have helped us as a family travelling with an infant, but it was not an inconvenience that there wasn't one.
Whenever i have stayed in hotels i always think one of the main things that contributes to your overall stay are the staff, if staff are miserable and not very helpful then it does have an effect to your stay.
The Staff at the TRYP were fantastic, all really nice, cheerful and had a smile on their face.
Nothing was a problem. Our eldest daughter has asthma and the air con was not helping her, within 2 mins of asking the hotel engineer had come to the room and ensured the system was turned off so it could not automatically switch on. Its little things like this that go along way to a persons review of a hotel.
The Bathroom was really spacious and the shower was massive so we could easily ensure our daughters got a good wash after spending a day in the Sun and heat of the Big Apple.
The facilities in the hotel were very good too, there was a nice bar and restaurant area where you could get breakfast , snacks and a good meal if you wished.
The reception area was really warm and welcoming and there were plenty of large comfy chairs to sit in if you were waiting for a cab or just having a beer.
The hotel even had a gym , provided free postcards which they posted to whereever you want, a reading area and an area with computers for guests to use and get their social media fix !!
So......was it expensive i hear you asking ?
Not at all, considering we were in the centre of New York and on the door step of Tims Square it was really reasonably priced. There are cheaper places to stay but you loose out on location and amenities, and there are far more expensive places to stay, but this place was worth every cent.
We got to see so many amazing things in New York, it really is the most fantastic place.
Would we stay at the TRYP Times Square South again ?
Without a doubt !! ...... it was perfect and i am so glad i spent the time checking out the hotels and deciding on this one , it made our family holiday to NYC perfect.
Thank you TRYP
* Look out for our upcoming posts on some of the amazing things we got up to whilst in the city that never sleeps *