The Dylan is located on 41st Street between Park and Madison. The location is absolutely incredible. The hotel is literally steps from Grand Central Station, two blocks from the New York Public Library, three blocks from Bryant Park and about five blocks from all the Murray Hill restaurants.
You can spot the Dylan from a block away thanks to its blue flag above the front door.
The lobby is a potpourri of colors - blue, yellow, green, pink and white.
I did love the color combination of these green velour chairs and these hot pink flowers. I'd like to replicate this color scheme in my apartment.
Benjamin Steakhouse. I was so tired I didn't take any pictures. I must admit, the food was excellent and I would highly recommend the restaurant.
Despite the positives, the hotel had two major negatives that would keep me from every staying there again. First, the heat in the hotel was on full blast at all times. Several of my co-workers couldn't sleep because it was so hot and when they approached the front desk in the middle of the night they received three different responses:
- "We're sorry, it's too early in the season for air conditioning. You can open your windows."
- "The air conditioning should come on in the next two hours."
- "There is nothing we can do for you."
Second on the major gripe list is the elevators. Every time you wanted to go up or down in one of the hotel's two elevators you would wait a full five to ten minutes. When you are rushing around during a packed work week, the last thing you want to do it stand, tapping your foot, waiting for an elevator to come for ten minutes. That is just absurd.
I have been traveling back and forth to New York City for about a year now for work and of all the hotels I have stayed in, the Dylan was by far the most disappointing. After nearly a year, my number one is still the Gramercy Park Hotel.