Located in the heart of New York’s Financial District and just steps away from the New York Stock Exchange, the newly renovated Club Quarters Hotel, Wall Street was our home for the few days we were in the Big Apple in December.
Perfect for business and leisure travellers alike, Club Quarters Hotel, Wall Street has everything you need. From WiFi and meeting rooms to free wine- yes, you heard that right. Free. Wine. – you’re all set for the perfect stay.
Upon arrival, we were checked in smoothly and quickly with no problems. Straight away, nothing was too much trouble and we were handed a map of Lower Manhattan to get us started. The receptionist checking us in asked if we had been to New York before and when we mentioned it was our first time in the City, he upgraded our room from the Club Room to a Standard Room!
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Our room was situated on the 19th floor. The view of buildings and skyscrapers was very welcomed as we were well and truly in the concrete jungle.
The first thing I noticed was the water fountain outside. Each floor has an unlimited ‘H2O To Go’ station complete with branded water bottles, meaning you can stay hydrated while on the go and save those precious $$$.
The room was spacious, bright and modern. Each standard room includes a Queen or twin beds, flat-screen smart TV, lounge chair, workstation and a coffee machine (essential for the jet-lag and early mornings!). In addition, there’s also a yoga mat and resistance bands for you active bunch!
Each room also features 1GB of free WiFi. This is said to be “faster than any other hotel”, which unfortunately it wasn’t and we kept being cut off every so often, but I do put this down to how high up we were- once in the lobby and the Club Living Room, it worked perfectly.
The beds were super comfy and I looked forward to hopping in after a long day of exploring. The City may never sleep, but we certainly did as we were up and at ’em by 7am each day!
With bathroom lighting as good as it is, it would’ve been rude for us to not have mini selfie sessions each evening before heading out. I’m not even being dramatic when I say that lighting made me feel like I could take on the world.
As with all of the Club Quarters hotels, the perks and ‘CQ Goodies’ are amazing! In the Club Living Room, every Monday to Thursday is Wine@5. You can enjoy a glass (or two…) of vino from 5-6pm. We were unfortunately only able to take advantage of this once during our stay as we were there over the weekend but it was such a lovely treat for our first night in NYC! Snacks and refreshments are also available in the Club Living Room every Monday to Friday. This includes soda, hot drinks, fresh fruit, granola bars and M&Ms.
Photo: Club Quarter Hotels
Photo: Club Quarters Hotels
CQ Fit is stocked with cardio equipment and weights so if you want to keep up with your workouts, you certainly can!
In addition to the water stations on each floor, you can help yourself to the CQ Guest Closets which contain extra amenities if you need them. Forgotten your shampoo or need an extra towel? No problem!
Finally, location is incredible, not even a two minute walk to the Wall Street subway station. For a couple of first timers in the City, this was absolutely perfect as there was no chance of us getting lost. The hotel is situated in such a perfect location. You’re minutes away from plenty of shops, bars and restaurants, which is the perfect way to get your bearings on your first day. Also within walking distance are the One World Trade Centre, 9/11 Tribute Museum, Battery Park and Brooklyn Bridge.
My stay at the Club Quarters Hotel, Wall Street has got to be my favourite hotel stay so far on my travels. As far as hotels in New York City, the hotel is very reasonably priced, especially for what you get.
I would recommend Club Quarters Hotel, Wall Street to anyone visiting NYC, whether you’re on a business trip, a regular in the City or if it’s your first getaway to New York!