I never stayed at the NY Hilton. I’m a Hilton Honors member and have stayed at tons of Hilton Hotels through my travels. Even though I never met him, I even feel a bit of a connection to Conrad Hilton (December 25, 1887 – January 3, 1979) after watching Mad Men on TV.
Recently, I stayed at the NY Hilton. I was working an event and decided it would be good to stay overnight. Luckily, I was able to get the discount hotel rate due to the fact that there were a block of rooms set aside. But, it was still expensive.
The hotel is big. It’s located right in the center of midtown Manhattan so there was a lot going on. But that’s not why I would never stay there again. Here are the top four reasons why I will never stay at the NY Hilton again… (Unless, of course, they make it up to me…)
- Housekeeping never cleaned the bathroom so there was no fresh soap or shampoo.
- There was a $15 charge for internet usage. (Personally, I hate that. In this day and age, the internet should be free!)
- They tried to charge me $15 to use the gym. (This was one of my biggest gripes! With tax, I paid nearly $700 for two nights and they couldn’t provide me with the use of the gym?)
- I asked the front desk if there was a good place to meet with a business associate for breakfast. They told me that the hotel had a restaurant but that it would be $40 for eggs.
Okay, note to self…. never stay in a tourist area again!