We chose to stay at the Cambria Hotel Chelsea based on price and location. We were not disappointed and can highly recommend a stay at the Cambria.
The Cambria is a new hotel (built in 2015) and is fresh, clean and modern. Our room was a Deluxe King Guestroom – 1302 on the 13th floor, at the back of the building away from the street, so nice and quiet.
The room was a good size with a very comfortable king-sized bed.
Amenities in the room were excellent and included a 46-inch television with cable channels, in-room climate control, a telephone, an opening window for fresh air, iron and ironing board, safe, coffee maker with coffee sachets, wardrobe, bath robes, a sofa (sofa bed if required), ottoman and small side table, microwave and a bar fridge.
Important to us was the good-sized desk and comfortable office chair. WIFI is reliable and free.
While the bathroom was small, it had a very good shower, plenty of toiletries supplied, a hairdryer and tissues.
There is a small restaurant/bar/lounge on the Lobby floor (Social Circle) where we ate a delicious and reasonably priced breakfast every day. We used the room-service menu one evening when we wanted a quick dinner before going out and found the food to be excellent.
Other amenities include a rooftop bar that is open in good weather, a fitness room, a good sized foyer with two sitting areas and large television, a business centre, a guest laundry, and an outdoor area at the front of the table with table and chairs. There is also a self-service kiosk just near Reception where guests can purchase cool drinks, snacks, etc.
Conveniently, the hotel will store luggage for the day – handy if you have a late flight (check out is 11am).
The Cambria has an excellent location – in Midtown Manhattan on 28th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues – in the flower district (now only one street!). The compendium in the room has recommendations for nearby attractions and dining options.
We walked most places, however there is a Subway station (28 Street Station – Uptown & The Bronx) a couple of minutes walk from the hotel at the corner of 28th Street and 7th Avenue.
An idea of walking times from the Cambria Hotel is as follows:
- 10 minutes to Macy’s on Herald Square
- 15 minutes to the Highline on 10th Avenue
- 20 minutes to Times Square
- 30 minutes to Greenwich Village
- 1 hour to the 9/11 Memorial
We enjoyed our stay at the Cambria Hotel Chelsea and can highly recommend this property in New York City.
3-6 November 2016