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JW Marriott Essex House New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well located for the Metropolitan Opera and mid town CBD the Essex House is slightly showing its age. But very helpful and courteous staff made our 5 night stay a pleasure.
Charging $10 for a kettle to make tea seems like a liberty but then again no complimentary water.
This is NYC after all
Great concierges

Stayed: April 2018
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Sara S, Manager at JW Marriott Essex House New York, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Harry H,

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed several wonderful nights in our perfect location in the heart of Manhattan and with our accommodating staff and concierges. We regret to hear that there were aspects of your stay that you found less than satisfactory. We will certainly pass your concerns along to our respective departments and would be happy to discuss these further if you contact us directly. Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback with us and we would love to welcome you back again soon.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took our 2 dogs along for a family nyc trip. Front desk friendly, nothing spectacular to note, but no issues either. Great to be across the street from Central Park for the dogs. A bit far from things to do but taxis are everywhere as well as uber/Lyft.

Stayed: May 2017, traveled with family
Thank JadeN1972
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Sara S, Manager at JW Marriott Essex House New York, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear JadeN1972,

Thank you for choosing to spend your time in NYC with us. We are grateful that you have taken the time to share your valuable feedback and are glad that our friendly staff and pet-friendly hotel made this a wonderful stay for your whole family. We would love to welcome you back again the next time you find yourself in Manhattan.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for the NYC Half Marathon in March 2018. Great location overlooking Central park and short distance from the half marathon finish line which was a bonus. Hotel staff is very friendly. Being a Marriott Platinum member, me and my wife had access to the lounge for free breakfast. The rooms have been recently renovated and look very nice. Used SpotHero app and got a $25 weekend parking pass at a parking garage on 56th st between 5th and 6th ave, despite the streets being closed for St. Patrick's day parade, NYPD was very helpful in letting me thru with the car to get to the parking garage. I will definitely stay here again

Stayed: March 2018
Thank 967AF
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Sara S, Manager at JW Marriott Essex House New York, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear 967AF,

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed a memorable stay with us. Thank you for taking the time to share your kind thoughts. From our beautifully renovated spaces to our delicious breakfast and welcoming staff, we take pride in offering each and every guest a wonderful experience. We would love to welcome you back again very soon.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let me separate the review section into two sections:

1) we were treated to a wonderful upgrade, as Marriott Platinum member, associated also with our personal celebration. A room with a view over Central Park, a bottle of prosecco with some treats , was absolutely wonderful and priceless - yet not sustainable for the business I am afraid.

2) customer service / property condition comments:
- absolute lack of attention to detail (see enclosed pictures - dirty air filter, broken floor molding in the bathroom etc.)
- there were two of us staying - despite asking (twice), there was only one bathrobe, cosmetics for one etc.
- lounge: no 24/7 access to the lounge ! - totally outrageous - access only for breakfast, which was by far worse compared to some much lower end Marriott chain hotel (Courtyard , Fairfield etc.) - no real espresso machine, paper vs glass/china cups, choices so limited that almost embarrassing, awful quality of eggs, stale bagels (in NY which is famous of its bagels (sic!) - etc. etc.
- clocks in the room were not changed to reflect summer time
- I asked for hard boiled eggs (called from the room before descending to the lounge) and was told that 'we have what we have' - and I got hung up on (called on March 31st, 7/8am?, 'Concierge' button, person George? Georgine? picked up). Ironically enough, they had hard boiled eggs in their selection. To clarify - I didn't ask for quail or ostrich eggs - just normal hen eggs
- they charge $25 per day so called 'destination fee' - total outrage, only upon my questioning of the validity of the charge, they removed it from the bill.

Finally, a week ago I happened to visit a Sacher Hotel in Vienna - if anyone from this NYC flagship JW Marriott wants to learn what luxury, attention to detail, supreme customer service etc. looks like - learn from the best, go to Vienna, and implement in NY.

For now, I am done with this property, not the right return for the money.

Room Tip: very poor return for the buck
  • Stayed: March 2018, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank south_pasadena_CA
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Sara S, Manager at JW Marriott Essex House New York, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear south_pasadena_CA,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking a moment to share your thoughts. Your feedback is incredibly valuable to us, and we will certainly share your concerns with our respective departments. Although we are pleased that you enjoyed a wonderful upgrade, we regret to hear of the encounters that you found less than satisfactory. Please feel free to contact us directly to discuss your concerns further. We would value the opportunity to restore your faith in our hotel and offer you the JW Treatment you deserve.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last time when I stayed at the Essex House, about a year ago or so, I stayed in one of the older rooms so it was great to experience their newly renovated rooms this time around. A world of difference!
Beautiful. luxurious and modern update to the product with white, black and grey tones on the guest room. Very chic! Room was very comfortable with a great walk-in closet, huge bathroom and super comfortable bed.
I love staying here because this hotel has some of the best views in the city ( in my opinion )
This was my birthday weekend and the front desk agent recognized the occasion.
Room service for breakfast was fast and delivery person was very pleasant and made small talk while I signed the check.
Overall, another great stay at the Essex House!

  • Stayed: March 2018, traveled solo
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Thank crepesuzette78
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Sara S, Manager at JW Marriott Essex House New York, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear crepesuzette78,

First and foremost, Happy Birthday! Thank you for spending such a special occasion with us and for taking a moment to share your thoughts. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed another wonderful stay at our hotel, from our beautifully renovated guest rooms to our stunning views and accommodating staff. We would love to welcome you back for another stay very soon.

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