A grand New York classic hotel, the InterContinental New York Barclay is currently undergoing an extensive renovation that will revitalize every aspect of the property while maintaining its original 1926 elegance. Reopening in late 2015, the Barclay's residential ambiance will reflect the style and service of a Park Avenue Ambassador's residence.
it was central and close to the bus pick up for Javits centre
no cafe style dining
No facility for making tea in the rooms. The extracters in the bathrooms did not work. Complementary Tea/coffee in lobby stopped at 7am.Basic internet facility should be complementary. the bathrooms are too small.
Location was good for walking but, I was very dissappointed at how dirty smelling the lobby was.
I stayed in NYC before and after a trip to the Galapagos. On the way down I stayed at a Hilton and on th way back I spent a little extra to end the holiday on a high note and chose the Intercontinental. In Asia Intercon hotels are luxurious and wonderful. The Intercon Barclay was a big dissappointment. The smell in the lobby for all 3 days was sour and foul. It reminded me of a gym locker. I hated walking through the lobby and sometimes you could smell it on the stairs before you even entered the building. Considering I paid about 100 dollars more a night then the Hilton, which was only three streets away, the room was very small and cramped. The bathroom was also very small, dirty, and the grout in the tile had not been cleaned well
room was shabby; breakfast personnel unfriendly.
The room service prices seem a bit excessive
The staff were always helpful and the hotel was in a great location to shopping, Times Square and Grand Central Station
The shower used cloth shower curtains so that by the second shower the water would wick out to the second curtain and onto the floor. Also there is no fan in the bathroom so it was a bit steamy when you got out.
the location was good for the purpose of my business trip
the bathroom was the size of a small closet with the smallest tub I have ever seen. the internet did not work for two days and on one day I had a cold water shower. Definitely not a 5 star hotel other than their prices and flower arrangement in the lobby
Hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. The hotel was beautiful, rooms were very clean and more comfortable than home.
Staff were excellent - despite it being a busy hotel - one of the bellhops remembered my name and greeted me almost every time I returned - made me feel very welcome!