Hotel Ritz-Carlton New York Battery Park Hotel 0 star
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2 West St, New York, NY 10004, États-Unis New York, United States of America -
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This is the younger, more contemporary and perhaps less prestigious sister hotel the Ritz-Carlton New York Central Park. But don't think that just because it isn't slap bang in the centre of Manhattan that it doesn't have its own charm and distinct advantages. Located in an area which many visitors may never come to, it offers spacious, bright rooms with fantastic views, the possibility to engage in waterfront activities and easy access to the rest of the island and to Brooklyn. Whether you are a second time visitor seeking a new perspective on the city, a family wanting greater value for money, or a business traveller looking to be close to the financial district, you'll find that the Ritz-Carlton New York Battery Park meets all your needs.

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    • The hotel is located right at the southern end of Manhattan Island on West Street, in what is now called the CanDo district. Perhaps not the first place you'd look for a hotel when coming to New York, but there are many attractions close to the hotel which are worth seeing. There is of course Battery Park itself, great to walk through any time of the year, as well as several miles of waterfront to discover. Wall Street is within walking distance as is the Skyscraper Museum, Museum of Jewish Heritage and the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian. You also have access to ferry services going to Governor, Ellis and Liberty Islands and to the north, just a short taxi ride away are the trendy areas of SoHo, Tribeca and the Meatpacking district. There are several subway stations close by which will get you uptown and to Brooklyn. JFK is 18 miles away, La Guardia 13 miles and Newark 11.

    • There are just shy of 300 rooms in the hotel, with two types of guest room and four suites categories. With a minimum surface area of almost 40m² and views of either the city or Statue of Liberty, they are some of the best value rooms in the city. The two guestrooms are identical in their size and amenities, the only difference being the views, with the Statue of Liberty view room having a telescope. They feature king beds (or two queens) with custom linens and a small soft yellow coloured cushion which matches the curtains and bed skirt. Behind the bed is a dark wood headboard with integrated bedside tables on which you'll find a telephone and a Bose iPod dock/clock radio. The furniture comprises a writing desk which is perpendicular to the wall on which there is a second telephone and data port, a drawer unit which conceals the minibar and on top of which is the flatscreen television and DVD player, an occasional table and a soft, comfy armchair with leg rest. In the closet you'll find your bathrobes and slippers, safe and iron and ironing board. There is also wifi available in the rooms at an additional charge. The marble bathrooms boast separate bathtub and shower, hairdryer, display shelves with personalised toiletries and make-up mirror. The rooms are all in excellent condition after having been renovated in April 2009. The suites all have separate living areas with sofa beds for guests and their bathrooms have both bathtubs and showers and Bulgari toiletries. Some have an extra guest bathroom while the larger ones boast kitchenettes, dining tables and Bang & Olufson audio visual systems. The Ritz-Carlton suite has a jacuzzi bathtub with a window looking on to New York Harbour.
    • You certainly won't feel claustrophobic as you enter the glass and brick tower that houses the hotel and discover the spacious lobby and public spaces that lead off from it. You'll receive a warm welcome from the reception staff and will immediately be offered a bottle of complimentary mineral water, just one of many nice touches throughout the hotel (another is just behind you at the side table where, in winter, apple cider is served, or hot chocolate for kids). The space, which is loosely Art-Deco themed, is uncluttered and features wood panelling, simple contemporary paintings from the hotel's local art collection and a few seating areas with a flower arrangement at the centre of the lobby. Chill out music is diffused in the background and there is a tiny shop selling personalised hotel gifts.

      Similarly to its sister hotel, Battery Park has a Club Lounge where guests staying on the Club Level can retreat for some privacy or to relax or hold a business meeting. Kids will love the huge selection of sweets at its entrance as well as the children's books inside while adults will appreciate the cosy seating areas, the food 'presentations' and complimentary wifi and business centre. There is also a flatscreen television with DVD player and a collection of films and CDs.

      Although not a destination spa, the wellness centre at Battery Park does offer a reasonable selection of massages, beauty therapies and aesthetics treatments in its three treatments rooms which boast fabulous views. It is the only spa in New York to use the Carita line of products from Paris and the therapies are carried out by a delightful team of specialists, who will also come to your room for an extra charge. There is a fitness centre adjacent to the spa which has good quality machines for a full workout. Water, towels and headphones are provided free-of-charge and you'll have the motivation of wonderful river views as you work out. There is a business centre in the hotel available at an extra charge where you can print and fax documents.

      The public spaces of the hotel are spacious and in good condition although one can't help but feel they could do with a little brightening up. You'll find it easy to get around the hotel following the clear indications and there are several lifts to help you get to your floor.

    • 2 West is the hotel's split-level eatery which serves an American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a brunch served on Sundays. The room has floor-to-ceiling windows and looks out on to the street and park opposite. The décor is a little outdated and could do with some brightening up but the space is light-filled and airy and is in good condition. In the morning guests can choose between breakfast formulas or go for the à la carte option which includes cereals, fruits, eggs how you like them, waffles, pancakes and American breakfast classics such as chicken apple sausage and hash browns. The lunch menu is fairly uncomplicated and is made up of soups, salads, pastas, pizzas, sandwiches and burgers, as well as a few fish and meat dishes. The dinner menu is pretty similar, although extra dishes such as the halibut and New York steak. While the credentials of the chefs, in particular pastry chef Laurent Richard, are certainly not in question, don't expect a highly inventive cuisine. There is also a bar within 2 West which as well as serving cocktails and wine by the glass offers a snack menu throughout the day featuring platters to share and sandwiches.
    • Every Ritz-Carlton has a 'scenography', a theme running through the hotel which reflects the city and location in which it finds itself. Here, at Battery Park it is 'Oasis in the City' and there are several ways in which we are reminded that we are not in the typical tourist heart of Manhattan. For example at turn down service every night a chocolate is placed on the pillow whose wrapper bears the Statue of Liberty. You'll also find telescopes in many rooms so guests can take in the stunning surroundings of the water front, the islands and Jersey City. Throughout the hotel, quite separate from the 'scenography', is an art collection of over 100 New York-based artists which can be found both in the public spaces and in the guest rooms.

    Equipment

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

      massage, beauty salon, spa

    • Sports equipment

      gym

    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • Spacious rooms/public areas
    • Great views
    • Staff
    • Right by waterfront

    disadvantages

    • Distance from principal tourist attractions

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