Room With an Anti-View: A Dream Doesn't Change a Majestic Anti-View in New York
You know the scene. You open the door to your brand new hotel room, run over to the window, open the blinds and bam, you are hit with the anti-view. Maybe you are looking down a dirty alley, witnessing a drug deal, staring at an air shaft in the face, or seeing a brick wall. Whatever you are viewing it is not extremely pleasurable. Help out your fellow hotel mavens by uploading your anti-views to the HotelChatter/Flickr photo pool, or by sending the photo along to us. Remember to tell us the name of the hotel and the room number with the not-so-easy-on-the-eyes view.
There are a lot of things you can change when you renovate a hotel, but changing the view is probably one of the hardest things to improve. So although Flickr user lairdscott only recently got around to uploading his photos from his 2003 stay in the then Majestic Hotel in Manhattan, the new incarnation of this hotel, Dream New York, presumably has the same faults. But as this optimistic guest said:
It wasn't bad and the service was great, but there was no view from our window as our building was only about 20 feet or so away from the equally tall building opposite! You had a choice of either no view or you were on the other side of the hotel and you would have to sleep through the traffic noise! (We were only around the corner from Times square)!
Noise or a view, your call. If you're vacationing in New York City you might only hit your room during hours of darkness anyway, and then the view won't matter a bit.