The Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel is a New York
outpost of the Irish boutique hotel group. Conveniently located on a quiet side street across from Grand Central Station, this hotel offers friendly service and small but cozy rooms with comfortable beds and luxe linens and large modern bathrooms. The location is safe and central to many restaurants and attractions, but also has a charming pub and a great espresso bar next door for those times you don't want to wander.
Wows and Woes
The location is perfect for a sightseeing trip to the city with the Empire State building, Times Square and the theater district all within easy walking distance, and most museums a quick bus or subway ride away.
One downside is that there are no fitness facilities on premises, but the hotel can arrange access to the New York Sports Club, which is a few blocks away.
The room service is a bit overpriced for what you get. Fortunately there are many dining options just one block east. And just up the street, Grand Central Market is filled with bakeries, cheese shops, fruits, vegetables and prepared foods to take back to your room.
Author's Most Memorable Moment
The Wheeltapper pub in the hotel's lobby is very reminiscent of a traditional Irish pub and was a great and friendly place to stop in for a nightcap on the way back in each night. We met many locals and travelers and even spent a night hanging out with an Irish band on the first night of their U.S. tour.
The hotel offers cozy lodgings in a safe and central neighborhood in New York City, very convenient for all tourism needs.
Author and journalist Elle McLaughlin has been writing about travel and lifestyle topics for magazines since 1994. Always in pursuit of a good story, she has harvested agave in Mexico, made cheese in Vermont and picked grapes in New Zealand. McLaughlin attended the City University of New York, majoring in history and minoring in international relations.