Comments from members who have stayed at Chambers
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Stayed on 1 Aug 2012
This hotel is perfect for...
• Romantic breaks • Lively nights
What I liked
The location of Chambers is superb if you want to be midtown for theatre, uptown (5th Avenue) for shopping and for MOMA or a short walk to the MET. My daughter and I shared a large room on the quiet street of 56th and after days of looking downtown for apartments we were happy to return to our chic, sexy hotel. We loved going down for a cup of coffee in the morning and the shower will undoubtedly be the best one you have ever had! The staff were very friendly and helpful. It will be our new home away from home when we are visiting from London.
What could be better
The foyers are too dark. In this type of hotel I would expect a Nespresso coffee maker in each room.
Stayed on 26 Jul 2012 with our 3 children who were very welcome
This hotel is perfect for...
• Romantic breaks • Active escapes • Lively nights
What I liked
The staff, especially the front desk guys, were so welcoming and helpful and efficient. Our room (deluxe suite) loved the high ceilings and the decor and the bathroom. GREAT books! The perfect location if you want to be in midtown Manhattan.
What could be better
Proper tonic water in the bar they make their own, their only mistake.
200 W. 70th St. bit of a hike, 20 mins by cab, but authentic New York and wonderful.
Stayed on 28 May 2012
Chambers was phenomenal. The rooms were huge and the rain shower was the best shower I have ever experienced. Everyone at the hotel was welcoming and paid attention to every detail. Our stay would not have been the same without José the doorman – he knew Manhattan like the back of his hand, and made us feel like queens. Our best meal was at Totto Ramen (http://tottoramen.com), located at 366, West Fifty-Second Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenue – a tiny place, with super friendly staff, and the best noodles I have tasted in years.
Stayed on 24 Apr 2012
First of all, thank you to let upgrade me in the better room in house. A fantastic loft with terrace, Room 122. The service was very good. All nights free water bottle and chocolate. Newspaper in the morning and at least two times per day room cleaning. We didn't use restaurant or bar for breakfast. We like Starbucks and a new discovery for those who love (as us) the real France breakfast, Cafe Bel Ami 30 East 68th street. You must try Acquavit Restaurant 65 east 55th street, really fantastic and innovative kitchen and the Modern inside Moma. Expensive but really great time, food and super ambience. We also tried the Mark by JeanGeorges – nice time but very normal dishes on 25 east 77th street and Cafe Boulud on 20 east 76th street: good that's all. Very disappointed about Del Posto, 10th avenue west 15th street – just expensive. I love New York and thank you again Mr & Mrs Smith.
Stayed on 15 Oct 2011
A great location and a fab hotel! The hotel's entrance is discrete and easy to walk past, but it was a great location for me. Regarding the room, my shower was amazing, with a large cubicle, amazing water pressure and indulgent toiletries. The menu cocktails will put hairs on your chest. What makes this hotel great is the concierge/hospitality team; they are handsome and charming, welcoming and efficient, and nothing was too much trouble – everything that a front of house team should be. I would struggle with staying somewhere else in NYC. I recommend visiting Alice's Tea Cup (http://alicesteacup.com); where you’ll find amazing scones (there are three cafés in various locations) – if they’re in stock, try the blueberry cheesecake. Other great places to explore are Fat Witch Bakery (www.fatwitch.com), down in the Meatpacking district and New York’s High Line (www.thehighline.org), an amazing trail, which has been designed along the raised rail track – great to pootle along, with various pews to rest on along the way.
Stayed on 17 Dec 2010
The bar at Uncle Jack's Steakhouse on West 56th Street (right across from Chambers) can't be beat! Great atmosphere, GREAT bartender, great prices, and great selection. It's the best bar in Midtown! On the other hand, Mama Mexico, a restaurant past 3rd Avenue, was incredibly disappointing. The service was the worst I've ever experienced. I actually had to go up to the bartender just to get a glass of water since the waiters couldn't be bothered. It also took over an hour just to get my burrito.
Stayed on 9 Oct 2010
We had an amazing time at Chambers, the staff were the most helpful I have ever come across, taking cabs to get whatever we desired, at all times of the night! We had an excellent night out in the meatpacking district, eating at Dos Caminos (www.brguestrestaurants.com) and drinking on the rooftop bar of Hotel Gansevoort, what a beautiful view. Expensive drinks but worth it! Thanks!
Stayed on 19 Nov 2009
We had Mexican lunch at La Esquina Taqueria & Cafe on the corner of Lafayette St/Kenmare St (+646 613 7100) and it was DELICIOUS! Tostada de Cangrejo is lovely fresh crab and mango on a crispy taco, Burrito de Nueva York was stuffed full of eggs, tomato, chilli, cheese and chorizo, and Huevos Rancheros is a kind of deep fried corn cake, topped with eggs and mexican beans on the side. All were superb!
Stayed on 8 Jun 2009
Milos restaurant (+1 212 245 7400) just a few blocks away on 6th Avenue, 125 West 55th Street was fabulous - busy and great atmosphere. Wonderful food and service, but it's not cheap - upper-end London prices depending on what you are ordering and drinking. But a stylish venue and great food. A must! Pastis (+1 212 929 4844) at 9 Ninth Avenue in the Meat Packing District is a mid price-range restaurant offering a wide range of burgers and bistro food. Great service and value in a trendy area, with outside tables as well. We thought Butter (+1 212 253 2828) at 415 Lafayette Street in the West Broadway area was over-rated. Certainly a lack of atmosphere on a Tuesday night. Food was average although there is a bar downstairs and Monday night is apparently the party night down there...
Opposite Chambers is a good, old-fashioned Italian restaurant with waiters in DJs and the inevitablly well-stocked and delicious starter and dessert trolley. Extensive menu/wine list - quite traditional, almost old-fashioned surroundings inside, with a mixture of older New Yorkers and suit-clad bankers on deal dinners. We rocked up looking slightly tatty after the open-top bus tour without a reservation, but we were warmly welcomed (even though 10pm was late for them), swiftly given a table and we enjoyed excellent food.
The hotel was great for our requirements and I thought it was good value. The rooms were spotless and the staff attentive. Breakfast is a bar-affair with the basics, but enough to get you going and on the hoof with the nearby shops!! Magnolia bakery at Bleeker Street is a must for cupcakes not far from the Rock!!
Stayed on 22 May 2009
When we failed to get a table for lunch at the French brasserie Balthazar in SoHo, we stumbled upon another French-style brasserie, Felix, with open windows, loud 80s music and people spilling out on to the pavement. This little gem, next to the Soho Grand, is a great alternative to Balthazar, particularly for those wanting a place with an excellent atmosphere.
Stayed on 27 Mar 2009
For a bit of romance or just a great meal out we would highly recommend the Gramercy Tavern, at 42 E 20th Street. The whole experience was fabulous. Food, surroundings and service were all astounding. This was the best meal of our trip.
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