Hotel Element New York Times Square West Hotel 0 star
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311 West 39th Street 10018 New York, United States of America -
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This eco-friendly, health-conscious, feel-good hotel brand from Westin (Starwood) offers a unique concept in New York, with generously-proportioned, bright, well-appointed rooms complete with kitchenettes, a make-yourself-at-home atmosphere with pantries, laundry room and living area, complimentary breakfasts and evening receptions (which are quite chaotic, it must be said) and some magnificent views of Manhattan. It also boasts one of the finest fitness rooms in the city and a genuine eco-friendly attitude which it takes seriously. It has a friendly staff and a good business centre, which, together with its other attributes, make it a great choice for any kind of traveller, especially those staying for extended periods.

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    Location 8.32 /10

    The Element is situated on West 39th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, so having Times Square in its name is a little cheeky, although you could reach there in less than 10 by foot. There are many of New York's attractions within a short walk from the hotel such as the theatres, New York Public Library, Madison Square Gardens, Macy's and Bryant Park while the transport hubs of Grand Central, Penn Station and Port Authority are also not so far away. There are several subway stations in the immediate vicinity with lines taking you all over Manhattan and beyond. The neighbourhoods of Korea Town, the Garment District, Hell's Kitchen and Chelsea border the area in which Element is found meaning you can experience a change of atmosphere within minutes of leaving the hotel. JFK is 17 miles away, La Guardia 10 miles and Newark 15.

    Accommodation 8.70 /10

    The 411 accommodations are split into just three categories: standard, studio and suite. All rooms, which are generously proportioned, have a full kitchen installed meaning guests on extended stays can really make themselves at home and save on eating out by making their own meals. The king beds are supremely comfortable and are dressed in white linens with plenty of pillows and cushions, while either side on the bedside tables you'll find a sleek cordless phone and a digital alarm clock. Furniture in the room includes a long glass-topped writing desk with ergonomic chair, at least one soft armchair and of course a wardrobe in which you'll find safe, robes and an iron and ironing board. As for the kitchen, every appliance and utensil you could need is at your fingertips while the tap water is filtered and the cleaning products are eco-friendly. Amenities in the room include a flatscreen television, DVD player, coffee-maker and air conditioning. The bathrooms, which have energy-saving taps and soap dispensers to help save on packaging, are spacious and feature large walk-in monsoon showers, hairdryer, a few personalised toiletries and good lighting. One feature we particularly liked was that the hand soap in the bathrooms is not simply thrown away after use; it is in fact sanitized and then sent abroad for use elsewhere.

    The studio rooms are essentially the same as the standards but with a little extra space while the suites have a separate living space. The hotel does not provide roll away beds so if you are a family think to book interconnecting rooms, of which there are a great number.

    Overview 7.70 /10

    The exterior of the Element is remarkable for its colour: there are not too many black buildings in the city, although we are fans of this new build tower despite it contrasting with its surroundings. Set back slightly from the pavement, the hotel's entrance is framed almost by a white, angled structure as well as an overhang bearing the property's name. The contemporary lobby, which is rather sleek with clean lines and plenty of seating off to the left, is often a very busy place and we feel that there are not enough receptionist posts at the desk to deal with the high number of guests. Our experience of the staff was that while very friendly and well-meaning, it wasn't the most professional of teams. What's more, there was often an incredibly long wait for the lifts, especially in the mornings when everyone heads down for the free breakfast in the lobby (see 'Food and Drink'). Through to the back of the lobby are a couple of pleasant lounge areas where guests can relax throughout the day and where breakfast is also served as well as an evening reception. The first is a very cosy, living room-like space with sofas, bar counter, shelves with vases and a big flatscreen television while the latter is more of a conservatory number with a glass roof and long, cushioned communal couches which stretch almost the entire length of the considerably sized space. One other feature of the ground floor space is Restore, a gourmet grab & go pantry where guests can purchase snacks and beverages 24 hours a day at their own leisure.

    It is perhaps no surprise that the hotel, which presents itself as a healthy living property, has one of the finest fitness centres in the city. The facility boasts numerous top-of-the-range machines of all types, both cardio and weights, as well as a great air conditioning system. Water and towels are both provided free of charge. Other facilities offered by the hotel include a laundry room which guests are free to use as well as a complimentary business centre located in the lounge behind the lobby (or there Is free wifi throughout the property if you prefer). There is also a rooftop space at the hotel which commands spectacular views of northern Manhattan and of the Hudson River, although there is no bar service up here.

    It's true to say that the lobby can get extremely crowded at times and is not a pleasant place to be. However, the rest of the hotel is far calmer and more orderly. The corridors are wide and bright and the indications are very clear. All parts of the hotel are clean and kept in a good condition.

    Food and drink 5.70 /10

    The Element doesn't have a restaurant as such and only serves breakfast each morning. A continental buffet is laid out in the lobby while in the greenhouse area at the very back of the ground floor there are some hot alternatives also arranged in buffet style. The fact that the hotel offers a complimentary breakfast is a huge plus, however, in practice, we found it to be a bit of a disaster. The lobby was overcrowded in the morning and there were simply not enough seats available for everyone. What's more, when lots of people are set loose on free food, the result is often quite messy and at The Element, they weren't quite quick enough to clear it all up. So if you want to be sure of a quiet, hassle free breakfast, probably better to go down first thing in the morning.

    From Monday to Thursday, the hotel holds an evening reception in its lobby where it offers guests complimentary beverages (wines, beers, sodas) and snacks(cheese, fruit, hot wings, empanadas). We didn't get the chance to swing by for this event, but we imagine that it would be less crazy than the breakfast rush.

    To know

    The Element brand is strong on the environment and energy saving and throughout the hotel you'll see ways in which the hotel tries to stay as green as possible. For example, many of the materials used in the construction are recycled or harmless to the environment, rooms use water saving and energy saving devices, guests are encouraged to recycle in their rooms and all appliances in the kitchenettes are energy efficient. Element is the first brand to mandate the pursuit of the LEED certification (an internationally recognised third party certification system for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      spa, Turkish bath, wellness, keep fit

    • Sports equipment

      gym, fitness, sports, mountain bike

    • Animals allowed
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Solarium
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • Spacious rooms/kitchen
    • Great views
    • Well-equipped fitness room
    • Eco-friendly policy
    • Complimentary breakfast/evening reception

    disadvantages

    • Breakfast chaotic and messy
    • Long wait for lifts

    Traveller Reviews

    5
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    • Jean-Luc P. Jean-Luc P.  
      35 Opinions
      • Package deals in novembre 2014 Posted on 2014-11-01 En couple - 3 à 5 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        Très bien situé à proximité de Times Square, du Madison Square Garden et de l'Empire State Building. Chambres très confortables et bien équipées.

      • Advantages

        Emplacement, chambres, vue sur l'Empire State Building pour les étages élevés

      • Disavantages

        Salle de petit déjeuner trop petite

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      • Overall Score 8.40/10
    • Leroux S. Leroux S.  
      2 Opinions
      • Package deals in avril 2013 Posted on 2014-04-03 En famille - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        superbe hôtel, personnel très accueillant et serviable (n'hésitez pas à réserver le shuttle pour nous lorsque l'on ne maîtrise pas l'anglais) petit déjeuner copieux, et possibilité de le prendre dans la chambre apéritif gratuit le weekend très appréciable literie confortable, et la chambre tout équipé est parfaite (four a micro onde, plaque, frigidaire, même l'éponge et produit vaisselle est donné)

      • Advantages

        hôtel très bien situé,proche de times square,ainsi que du métro. le petit dejeuner copieux permet de bien démarrer la journée. la chambre tout équipée est un réel plus car elle permet de faire des économies sur l'alimentation. laverie à disposition

      • Disavantages

        les ascenseurs ne sont pas nombreux et il y a donc beaucoup d'attente notamment le matin a l'heure du petit dejeuner

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      • Overall Score 9.50/10
      • Package deals in mars 2013 Posted on 2013-11-20 Seul - 3 à 5 nuitées (Chambre sans vue)

        Hôtel très bien situé à proximité de times square Idéalement situé pour profiter de des différentes attractions de la ville. Hôtel très propre et chambre propre avec grande salle de bain et grand lit. Personnel très accueillant et disponible Petit déjeuner copieux.

      • Advantages

        Emplacement de l'hôtel propreté de l'hôtel et des chambres services disponibilité du personnel la terrace au 40eme étage le petit déjeuner les chambres le buffet offert gracieusement aux alentour de 18h

      • Disavantages

        propreté extérieur devant l'hôtel (mais après une promenade ceci est propre a New York car ils mettent leur poubelle dehors devant) la vue que l'on peut avoir si on est dans les 1er étage (ceci dit on ne vie pas dans la chambre)

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      • Overall Score 8.75/10
    •  Anonyme. Anonyme.  
      4 Opinions
      • Package deals in octobre 2013 Posted on 2013-11-04 Seul - Une semaine et plus (Chambre avec vue)

        Un hôtel un peu cher par rapport à la concurrence mais la qualité est au rendez-vous !!! Et la cuisine ultra équipé dans la chambre vous permet de faire belles économies !!

      • Advantages

        Très très bien situé, rue calme, moderne, un accueil Chaleureux, une chambre spacieuse, une cuisine ultra équipée, propreté parfaite, un apéritif à volonté gratuit en semaine ...

      • Disavantages

        4 remarques : - le temps, parfois long .., d'attente de l'ascenseur - le manque de choix au petit déjeuner; - et la taille de la salle pour prendre ce petit déjeuner - Une belle cuisine, mais avec un seul siège pour manger

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      • Overall Score 8.25/10
    • Anne R. Anne R.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in août 2012 Posted on 2013-07-30 En couple - Une semaine et plus (Chambre sans vue)

        très bon accueil. très propre. très bien placé pour une visite complete de manhatan

      • Advantages

        très bien situé. accueil agreable

      • Disavantages

        aucun inconvenient pour cet hotel

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      • Overall Score 8.00/10
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