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This past week my mother-in-law (Mr. Deal’s mom) was in NYC visiting some friends from her childhood years. She was at my apartment asking me if she should stay at some Andaz hotel for free or on my couch. While I absolutely have an awesome couch (seriously!) I immediately perked up and told her if she didn’t stay at the hotel, then I would! I mean who would pass up a swanky Andaz hotel for my Bob’s Discount Furniture couch?! Due to my excitement of the hotel, she decided to take her friend up on her offer and make the trek downtown to spend the day/evening. Jokingly I asked her to write a trip report and the next day in my inbox I got the following email: “WOW, this is one unbelievable hotel.” Later that day I actually got a hotel review from her with pictures!
Remember, this hotel is part of the Hyatt chain. It is a category 6 hotel so will cost 22,000 points per night. Although located in the financial district, so slightly far from Midtown, it is a quick and easy $2.50 subway ride. Many times you can also stay downtown for a lot less expensive on the weekends then in Midtown. It is also relatively close to Soho, the East and West Village, and the South Street Seaport. You are also very close to the Governors Island ferry, which is a great day activity in the summer.
Guest blog post from my mother-in-law:
I had the wonderful pleasure of being put up at the Andaz Hotel on Wall Street in NY. I received a free night that a dear friend treated me to. As I entered the hotel I was approached by an Andaz employee who offered me a complimentary drink and snack while she told me about the hotel. We sat on a comfortable couch near an open front desk in the lobby. Very informal yet very professional. I was told where to locate the free breakfast and where to get coffee and snacks when I needed them. I was also told that everything in the room bar was complimentary! Now that’s a first and something that should be done everywhere. Free Internet was included.
All employees seemed very knowledgeable of the area and gave great directions to someone who has no direction sense at all. I got to know the area very quickly. Many restaurants and shops are very close to the seaport area so there is lots to do. My friend and I decided to eat in the hotel restaurant for lunch. Interesting little place. Very different. High tables with stool like chairs which did not appear very comfortable and took a little getting used to at first. Food was great and so was the service. Very reasonable too.
My room was spacious and very contemporary. The bathroom was very generous on space too. All and all very comfy. Only complaint is that the lighting in the bathroom could have Vern brighter.
I so enjoyed my stay and would totally recommend this hotel.