Belvedere Hotel, 319 West 48th Street, Manhattan, New York
RATING: Food (not sampled); Atmosphere 3; Service 3.5; Drinks (not sampled); Website 3
AS location goes, particularly if you want to do Broadway and Times Square, need easy access to Central Park, are keen to skate at the Rockefeller Centre and want to walk to the UN Building, then this hotel would be hard to beat.
It is also surrounded by restaurants, is 20 minutes walk from the world famous, Madison Square Garden, and is within yards of the office of one of the several bus tour companies in the city.
It is comfortable – ours was an upgraded room – but we were not drawn into eating there and after five nights the rather dated décor began to grate.
Staff were attentive and the bed, well, it was king-sized and one of the most comfortable we’ve every experienced in a hotel.