10019-5302 Travel Guide

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To Be Young, In Love, and Insanely Rich Means A Night at The London Penthouse

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  Site Where: 151 W 54th St [map], New York, NY, United States, 10019-5302
February 17, 2012 at 9:00 AM | by | ()

For Valentine's Day, serial hotel mob scene instigator Justin Bieber decided to treat his girlfriend to somewhere nice. Anywhere on the town. Penthouse views. Heated towel racks. Grilled venison.

Yeah, the Bieb knows how to sleep around. After being spotted at the Dream Downtown's lobby restaurant last weekend, he found another, less scene-y spot for him and Selena Gomez to do a little dinner-and-a-movie action in a swank suite for Valentine's Day—except we're guessing there was a lot less "dinner" than "movie" going on, if you know what we mean...wink, wink.

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Is There a Secret Elevator To The Men's Room at the London NYC?

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  Site Where: 151 W 54th St [map], New York, NY, United States, 10019-5302
September 27, 2011 at 12:02 PM | by | ()

When we walked through a door marked "GENTS W.C." last week, we anticipated a few things. Gleaming faucets. Those extra fluffy hotel-branded paper towelettes. A toilet. Instead, what we found was...an elevator? On the mezzanine floor of the London NYC, it seems the gents have to traverse a separate service elevator area in order to reach the public bathrooms, which are located directly above the check-in area.

For building workers who are in the know, this is excellent news. What could be handier than an elevator that opens directly onto the men's room? For those of us exploring the hotel for the first time (on a rainy afternoon, we enjoy nothing more), we found the layout slightly disorienting. Here's a step-by-step guide to actually finding the W.C. behind the W.C. sign.

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Room with a Killer View: Watch New York from the London

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  Site Where: 151 W 54th St [map], New York, ny, United States, 10019-5302
August 9, 2007 at 9:10 AM | by | ()

We are suckers for a room with a killer view.  We find that we are even more likely to forgive some minor hotel inconveniences if we can stare out the window at something pretty--yeah we are that shallow. Let's help out our fellow hotel mavens by uploading rooms with killer views to the HotelChatter/Flickr photo pool, or by sending the photo along to us. We will feature our favorites in this space from time to time. Remember to tell us the name of the hotel and the room number of the hot view.

HotelChatter tipster Adam sent us this Killer View from Room 4601 of the London NYC Hotel. Unfortunately, apart from the great views, Adam didn't find many redeeming features about his stay in the London:

The London was an incredibly disappointing hotel but this view was a definite exception. We looked at 4 rooms before finally finding one that was suitable. Most rooms are very small, the furniture is laid out horribly and the room just felt uncomfortable. The front desk actually told us that a lot of people check in, see their room, and check right back out ... For the record, our TV barely worked over the 6 days there, 3 outlets in the room had no power, and the staff didn't seem that concerned. I liked it better when it was the Rhiga Royal.

One more view after the jump.


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