09 Oct Please The Palate Pick of the Week: Fitzpatrick Hotel Grand Central and Fitzpatrick Hotel Manhattan
Travel for work has resumed. Back to back events took me to New York for an extended stay. Knowing I would be in the same hotel room for a week, I was looking for somewhere that was not only central to my events but also would be comfortable. But, with long stays, I was also concerned about price. Finding a comfortable, safe, clean hotel in New York for under $350 a night is a challenge. But, I was able to find two hotels for less than $300 per night. And, not only were they well-located, clean, comfortable, and safe, I also did not have to climb over the bed to get to the bathroom. That is why the Fitzpatrick Hotels in New York are the Please The Palate pick of the week.
The Fitzpatrick Hotel Group is a family-owned business. The Irish family has been in the hotel business for over 40 years and they own a castle hotel in Dublin and two hotels in New York City. Amid the hustle and noise of New York, both hotels offer a peaceful, friendly, comfortable place to stay with old world charm and modern rooms.
For my first week in New York, the Fitzpatrick Hotel Grand Central was my home. Located on East 44th Street directly opposite the Grand Central Terminal and close to Times Square, it is a 155-room hotel that has been recently renovated. My room was a junior suite that was so spacious that I forgot that I was in New York. I was able to have space to work and relax. The bathroom was larger than many rooms in other hotels. And the bed was exceptionally comfortable so that I was able to get a good night’s sleep each night.
What was especially great about the hotel was the location. I was across the street from Grand Central Station and could easily get to both Jersey City and Harlem where I had events.
When I returned to New York after a few days in Chicago, I stayed at the other location, the Fitzpatrick Hotel Manhattan, located in Midtown Manhattan on Lexington Avenue. With 91 rooms, this hotel is more modern but has the same space, comfort, and charm as its sister property. From this hotel I was able to walk to the venue of my event.
Centrally located with spacious rooms, I felt at home at the Fitzpatrick Hotel Grand Central and the Fitzpatrick Hotel Manhattan and will definitely stay there again on a future trip to New York!