New York Journals

Across the Empire State

An August 2011 trip to New York by John Denholm

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Quote: A journey from west to east across the diverse state of New York. Stops include Buffalo, Syracuse, Cooperstown and New York City.

Doubletree by Hilton Syracuse

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Hotel | "Lots to like"

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This hotel is not a bad choice when one is in Syracuse. To Californians like us, it looked more like a hospital or another institutional-type building from the outside but it is probably well suited to deal with winter snowstorms.Parking is easy and there are several exits around the building. Unfortunately non have ramps but plenty of steps so if you have heavy luggage or need to roll a luggage cart the lobby entrance is best.Heading to the room was a bit ominous with a musty vestibule and popcorn ceilings in the hallways. Thankfully the room has been updated and was tastefully equipped with modern furniture and bedding. The bathroom was on the small side and presented a problem with two ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 22, 2011

Doubletree by Hilton Syracuse
6301 State Route 298
Syracuse 13057
(315) 432-0200

Hotel Sofitel New York

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Hotel | "A peaceful refuge in the heart of Manhatten"

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This was our first stay at a Sofitel property and we enjoyed it immensely. Snagging a room larger than a broom closet, not reported to have bed bugs, strategically located and priced reasonably can be a tall order.We stayed two nights and booked one of their Luxury King bedrooms. There was some confusion upon checking in which worked out to our favor, resulting in an upgraded room on one of the top floors. The hotel is very serene so concerns about noise, from traffic or a neighboring room, turned out to be a non issue.The room appeared to be short on storage but built-ins done in handsome light wood afford plenty of storage. The bed and bedding are sumptuous but the real impression is mad...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 21, 2011

Hotel Sofitel New York
45 West 44th Street
New York, New York 10036
(212) 354-8844