I’ve been looking for an affordable and low-key hotel in midtown manhattan for awhile and decided to try out the Chambers Hotel on my last trip to New York. The Tripadvisor reviews seemed decent and the price was reasonable ($400/night).
The hotel positions itself as a boutique hotel and is tracked by the likes of “Mr and Mrs Smith” – which, I assumed, was a plus.
The marketing photos make it look a bit more posh than it is in reality but the rooms are furnished in a tasteful, yet functional, way. The bathroom is small but the large watering-can style shower had good pressure (for which I was thankful).
The staff were courteous and helpful. There is a very limited in-room dining menu. Food comes from a restaurant and bar on premises. There is also a coffee shop attached to the hotel.
The best thing I can say about the place is that it’s in a fabulous location. There are tons of restaurants on your doorstep and for Apple apostles, you are a stones throw away from the Apple store. Fifth Avenue shopping is only a block away.
Breakfast came at blistering speed – only ten minutes after I ordered it. Unfortunately, it was rather tasteless. However, I appreciated the speed, as I was in a hurry to go somewhere.
The laundry service was prompt and my things were returned within twelve hours.
Overall, I would say that I would definitely stay there again. The hotel has a funky-looking library on the mezzanine level – which is a pleasant place to meet up for drinks. It isn’t as full-service as some of the alternatives but the price was right.
Here’s a video of the Mezzanine level: