I recently spent a weekend at the Hyatt Union Square in New York City. For those who aren’t familiar with Manhattan, this location is very close to popular Greenwich Village and SoHo areas – where there is always plenty of great activity and restaurants of every sort. If you asked me where to stay in Manhattan, I would suggest this area rather than Times Square. Overly touristic areas, with throngs of crowds and being accosted by life-size Elmos are just not my cup of tea.
The Hyatt Union Square has the feel of an Andaz-type property. It is chic, urban and sophisticated, yet relaxed and comfortable.
At the time of our visit, the restaurant The Fourth, was under construction, so it was temporarily relocated to the basement (pictures below). But when completed, it would be right next to the lobby. (I believe the renovations have been completed).
I was surprised that the room was ADA accessible, but when I inquired I was told that we were given this room because it is larger than the typical standard room. There was sufficient room, especially for New York City. We did not feel crowded. The door opened to a hallway, with the bathroom on the left.
The sink was outside of the bathroom, a feature I prefer. The shower (as mentioned above) was ADA accessible.
CO Bigelow toiletries.
The bedroom area was modern and clean and the bed was comfortable – I particularly liked the windows and the headboards.
I glanced at the tag on the water bottle in the room and saw only that it said $5. When I later complained about the lack of free water, I was told that this water was complimentary for Globalist, Discoverist and Explorist members. It was only when I looked close at the writing that I saw this. I guess I needed my reading glasses to learn that my status earned free H2O (the Apple Watch wasn’t included). I wonder if others had the same confusion that I did.
The hotel sent us a nice tray of food and bottle of wine!
As mentioned previously, the restaurant was temporarily located in the basement.
We had an evening drink there.
This was also where breakfast was served (as Globalist World of Hyatt members, breakfast is complimentary). Personally, I must say I found the room uncomfortably dark for breakfast. Having said that, the food was amazing. It was clear I wasn’t just eating a typical hotel breakfast – but rather a meal at a very fine restaurant. We liked everything we ordered over the course of the weekend.
Here’s the menu:
If you know me, you know that I always like to go for a run and discover the area around where I am staying. Well, the area surrounding Greenwich Village is rich in scenery and street art and I had so much fun being a tourist running in my own city. This is some of the artwork I saw on my brief jog around the area:
The fitness center at the Hyatt Union Square will be reviewed in a separate post.