Disclosure: We were hosted by Omni Berkshire Place; however, all opinions shared herein are our own, genuine, and not influenced by any being or brand.
Omni hotels, oh how we love thee! Prior to our most recent Omni stay, we had the pleasure of staying at two other Omni hotels. Therefore, when it was confirmed that we would be staying at Omni Berkshire Place in New York City, we knew that we were in for quite a treat! The hotel is conveniently located in the hub of the city that never sleeps, right in the heart of midtown Manhattan. It is within walking distance of some of the Big Apple’s most iconic landmarks and tourist attractions, most notably the tourist-loved Times Square, the shopping center point that is 5th avenue, Radio City Music Hall, Central Park, the equally awe-inspiring Rockefeller Center, and so much more! Is there anything better than staying at a hotel that is majestic in its own right, but also allows for seamless access to the best that New York City has to offer?
We arrived at the hotel on a Thursday morning, greeted by the warm smiles of the frontline staff, and the inviting ambiance. We were a couple of hours away from the slotted 3 pm check-in time; therefore, the staff offered to store our luggage, freeing us to explore the hotel. We traversed the property, taking in the aura and all the delightful sights and sounds to behold. The decor was sophisticated and spoke to what we assumed was the design team’s desire to create a first-class experience.
We were pleased to learn that there is a business center on site, which is accessible to all hotel guests. We do not typically work while we are on vacation; however, it was nice to know that we could easily print our flight boarding passes when the time came. The hotel has a fully-equipped gym on the 17th floor, ensuring that guests can keep up with their fitness regimen, even while miles away from home. The 17th floor is also home to a spectacular rooftop terrace, which offers stunning views of the majestic St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
After what seemed like seconds of unearthing the hotel’s hidden gems, we received a text from the front desk staff informing us that the room was available for occupancy. The check-in process was uncomplicated, promptly providing us access to what would be our home for the next several days. Perched 19 floors up, our terrace room was nothing short of utter perfection! It was spacious, enchanting and was the perfect home-away-from-home peaceful setting that we seek when we travel. The room led to an outdoor terrace that overlooked the city, with views that were second to none! It was serenity in a concrete jungle- an ironic situation but one that we welcomed with open arms. Omni Berkshire Place may be in the heart of the city; however, it was constructed in such a way that we were shielded from the bustling outdoor sounds when we were within the hotel. It was quite the experience to be in the heart of a teeming city while in the same breath being insulated from it all.
The terrace room has a dedicated office space complete with a desk and table if you choose to get some work done. As previously mentioned, we try as much as possible to relax while on vacation; however, if the need to respond to email arises, it is good to know that there is space to do so within the room, or at the business center if we so please. Alternatively, working on one’s laptop while in bed is not a bad idea–it is the best of both worlds, wouldn’t you say?
We loved all the amenities and services offered by the hotel, most notably the in-room dining experience. Is there anything quite as good as ordering a delectable meal and enjoying it in the comfort of one’s room? That being said, despite the convenience of in-room dining, we still recommend that you make an effort to experience on-site dining at the renowned Bob’s Steakhouse, conveniently located in the hotel’s lobby floor. It boasts an all-encompassing menu with food items guaranteed to please pretty much any palate. Additionally, Bob’s Bar and Lounge is known for its wide array of beverages.
Faster than the speed of lightning, our epic three-day Omni Berkshire Place experience had drawn to a close. Checkout was at noon; however, due to the fact that we had a crack of dawn flight, we checked out at 5 am. The process was just as seamless as the check-in process. We handed back our room keys and we were well on our way back home, sad to leave; nonetheless, armed with memories that will last a lifetime.
Many thanks to Omni Berkshire Place for being such gracious hosts. Our stay was pleasant through and through! We would be remiss if we failed to mention the wonderful housekeeping, guest services, and concierge staff. They went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that we had a phenomenal guest experience. We enjoyed our stay more than words can aptly describe. True to form, it was another Omni brand visit that did not disappoint. If you are going to be in the New York area, we highly recommend staying at the Omni Berkshire Place.
- Check-in is 3 pm. Check-out is 12 pm.
- The hotel has meeting rooms and event spaces for your business and event hosting needs.
- Hotel room types include guest rooms, suites, terrace rooms, and a penthouse.
- Day stays are available.
- Guests must be 21 years and older to rent a room.
- Complimentary WiFi is available throughout the property.
- Domestic animals (dogs and cats only) are allowed.
- The hotel is a non-smoking facility.
- Rollaway beds are available (surcharge)
- Self-parking and valet parking is available (surcharge).
- In-room hair and beauty services are available (surcharge)
Insider Info: Book your stay directly on the hotel’s website, and enjoy additional perks that may not be available to you if you make your reservation via a third party website.
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That’s all folks. Now go forth and explore the world!