63 West 38th St
New York, NY 10018
I’ve been dreaming of New York lately. More so, dreaming of New York in the autumn which is my favorite time to visit. The air is crisp, layering is an option, and the leaves begin to turn colors. It usually happens around this time when I dream of autumn in New York. And so because of my desire to visit New York has been lingering on my mind lately, I decided to revisit New York with a post. Okay, okay, in actuality, this post was sitting on my draft’s page so I figured now was a great time to post it.
Refinery Hotel was the hotel Charles and I stayed at for our 12th year anniversary last January. As we were looking for hotels, I remembered he had points from Expedia to use towards a hotel room. After some research, we ended up staying at the Refinery Hotel for $32 for two nights! I mean, of course, with some patient and consistency (we always book with Expedia so we have accumulated points through the years from their Expedia+ rewards program), we were able to get it for such a low price but seriously, if you need any travel tips check out this post I did last year: The Economics of Traveling.
Anyway, Refinery Hotel was as good as all the best hotels that I’ve stayed at. Having been to New York numerous times and staying about 10 different hotels from various prices (one where I feared for bed bugs in the wee hours in the morning), I think I have an idea of what’s good and what’s bad. Refinery Hotel? Definitely in the good scale (and way up there too). Conveniently located near Bryant Park, we enjoyed our short stay while we were there and we are looking forward to our next stay!
The front desk was lovely and no complaints on the customer service side of their business. We ended up with a room with a beautiful view.
See? Beautiful view. A great view from our room not only existed in our room itself but the bathroom as well. I know, some find it a bit too much but I found it to be intimate despite having a window in the bathroom. I don’t know, I’m an oddball.
The bed was comfortable and I loved the decor and masculine color scheme. I’ve always been a fan of simplicity and darker tones so I was sold on Refinery Hotel.
Since Charles and I were there for a short trip, we didn’t get to explore the hotel as much as wanted to. I know they have a rooftop bar that I wished we had went to (I know, I usually never skip out of a rooftop bar!). But I guess that just gives us another opportunity to make a trip back out there (autumn preferably).
What’s your favorite hotel in New York City?