One of the reasons I was so excited to spend Thanksgiving in the USA was to experience the biggest sale the day after. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to do that. I did the next best thing though – a trip to New York City.
My cousins took advantage of the long weekend and we all drove to NYC which was only a quick 4 hour drive from Virginia.
Deciding where to stay in New York wasn’t difficult. My cousins were all top level Marriott rewards card holders so it was only natural that we stay in a Marriott hotel.
I should have a Marriott ‘label’ for my blog since I’ve stayed in their hotels in Bangkok , San Francisco, Sonoma, Virginia Beach and New York.
Of all the brands in the Marriott group of hotels I really like the Residence Inn hotels. They offer the best values specially for families. Wifi is always free and the rooms are big.
We even had a view of the Empire State Building from our room.
All the rooms are called suites. The couch was perfect for our small luggages.
The bar counter was home for all our mobile devices for charging. We also had breakfast here.
The bathroom was quite small though. But it was good enough for Sharon and me to share comfortably.
The suite had a complete kitchen with full sized appliances. Having a refrigerator and a microwave is great for taking home restaurant left overs.
Should you have a burning need to cook something slow there’s a crock pot at your service.
Only the coffee and tea was free.
All the utensils you need are provided.
This hotel is perfect for guests who plan to stay longer than a week.
Free breakfast buffet was also included. The food wasn’t fancy but the usual eggs, potatoes, sausage, bread, cereal, waffles, juice and coffee were available. There was a long line at the buffet and very few tables. Many people got food and ate it in their rooms.
There was also a schedule of the hotel’s activities stuck on the refrigerator. Happy hour daily from 4 to 8 pm.
I loved the location of our hotel. It was just across Bryant park and a few blocks away from all the major shopping like Uniqlo, Macy’s and so many top name brands on 5th avenue. Times square and broadway was also a short walk from our hotel.
Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Times Square
1033 Avenue of the Americas · New York, New York 10018 USA