Although just minutes away from Times Square and Bryant Park, The Algonquin is located on the comparatively quieter West 44th Street. Constructed in the early 1900's, the hotel had a complete renovation not too long ago in 2012. I was traveling with a friend so we stayed in a lovely suite called The Vanity Fair Suite.
|The Algonquin Hotel | The Vanity Fair Suite|
The king-sized pillow-top mattress was decked out with luxurious Egyptian cotton sheets so it was beyond heavenly to sleep in. The couch in the living room doubled as a pull-out bed. It was a little squeaky and floppy but that's pretty much what you would expect from a futon.
|The Algonquin Hotel | The Vanity Fair Suite Bedroom|
I really liked how the suite had a ton of counter and storage space; there were plenty of shelves, hooks, and racks in the bathroom and lots of tables and small cabinets in the living room. Heck, there was even a pretty big walk-in closet in the bedroom! Too often do hotel rooms lack storage and counter space so The Algonquin suite definitely excelled in that respect.
|The Algonquin Hotel | The Vanity Fair Suite Bathroom|
|The Algonquin Hotel | Hallway|
|The Algonquin Hotel | The Round Table Restaurant|
|The Algonquin Hotel | The Round Table Restaurant Eggs Benedict|
|The Algonquin Hotel | Hotel Exterior|
Overall my stay at The Algonquin was very lovely. The location is super ideal as the hotel is right in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Yet because it's located on a quieter block, there were no hectic street noises to put up with. Furthermore, the elegant and classy decor truly brings you back in time to a more charming era. All the hotel staff I've encountered were friendly and helpful and its rich history makes the place quite a gem! To learn more about The Algonquin Hotel or book a visit, check out their website here.