by Whitney Rife
Westin New York is situated in the Theater District, only a block from Times Square. More than 860 classy, chic rooms are set in a 45-story glass tower. Accommodations are decorated in neutral grays and blacks with artsy frosted-glass bathroom doors. Rooms feature white-on-white linens, down blankets, feather pillows and terrycloth robes. Large work desks are complimented by ergonomic chairs. Families can take a load off in upholstered armchairs and watch flat-screen televisions. Many different room and suites options are available, including fitness- and spa-themed units. Families can stay in one-bedroom suites for more space and privacy. Shula’s Steak House is a restaurant that specializes in live Maine lobsters and Premium Black Angus Beef. A children’s menu is available for all meals. In-room dining is also available. A day spa offers relaxing therapies and tranquil views of the Hudson River.
The Westin wants kids to enjoy the New York experience. Kids receive special knapsacks upon arrival with tools and toys to enhance the vacation. The in-room WestinWORKOUT Gym program contains Wii Fit and Wii Sports games for children and adults. For younger kids, parents can print coloring pages off the hotel’s website. Area child-friendly attractions include the American Museum of Natural History, the Statue of Liberty, Central Park and Broadway shows.
Westin is a worldwide hotel that features more than 30 specifically family-friendly resorts with exclusive amenities for kids. Learn more about Westin Hotels and Resorts, read Westin Hotels and Resorts.
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- Welcome bag for kids
- Shula's Steak House
- WestinWORKOUT Gym with Wii consoles
Come to NYC every year for pleasure and work. My sister was visiting from Slovakia so we wanted to be centrally located. Subway stop is right next to the hotel and restaurant choices are endless. We enjoyed restaurant in the hotel few times during our stay.
If you are a Marriott loyalist you may get sucked in by the Westin brand. Don’t get too excited. This place preys on tourists trying to stay near Time Square. Something I’ll never understand. I had to stay here out of necessity. I’m a 100+ night Titanium member but was still hit with a $30 a night “destination fee”. Full disclosure: I heard of this ahead of time but figured perhaps it was waived. Nope. Shameless money grab. You get a dining Credit in the same amount but who the hell wants to use that in NYC? They also do not follow all of the Bonvoy program terms. Again I’m a Titanium member meaning I’m supposed to get an upgrade. They stated they had no upgrades available. Not even a standard room with a king bed. Guess what: they have nearly every room type in the hotel available for revenue bookings this very second. Rooms are a joke - the Four Points near here is nicer.