Alex Catarinella

The Quin Hotel

with Alex Catarinella
  • Where:New York, New York

  • Why:Boyfriend’s birthday.

  • When:End of May.

  • Who:Me, my boyfriend and a cheese plate.

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Highs & Lows

  • I stayed in a terrace suite, and I absolutely suggest you do too. (That is, unless you can afford the penthouse.) The terrace suite invites fantastic natural light into the room, which I need. And the terrace is huge. Those city views are breathtaking. Oh hi there, Central Park, which, FYI is just a five minute or less stroll from the hotel. There’s also two flat-screen TVs and a Nespresso machine.

  • The room’s design was perfect. Opulent but not the in-your-face kind.

  • The bed was great, but the star of the room, besides the terrace was THE SHOWER. You can fit like five people in that shower. I’ve never seen such a massive rain shower head. Heaven is real.

  • The Fresh brand products, which I love, especially the shampoo.

  • The electrifying lobby! Feels like you’ve found yourself in a modern, super hip art gallery. I’m so into the Instagram posting-friendly, towering, trippy video wall.

  • Art everywhere! And that’s all because of the Quin Arts program, which offers bi-monthly exhibition series, interactive artist salons, a permanent collection, and that aforementioned amazing 15-foot abstract video wall.

  • The location is everything. Central Park, Radio City, the LOVE sculpture, etc.

  • Fantastic, friendly customer service.

    The Barometer

    • Design

    • Website

    • Life Changing

    • Plastic Free

    • Overall Value

    • Night's Sleep

    • Service

    • Amenities

    • Stealable Stuff

    • Refer a Friend

    Total: 46/50

    Important Bits

    • Type

      Artsy, chic midtown boutique. That rhymed!

    • Vibe

      It felt very Manhattan, if that makes sense. In other words, it’s located midtown and super close to iconic Manhattan staples (Central Park, Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center, MoMA, so much shopping, etc), but it’s on the relatively quiet 6th Avenue.

    • Location

      Midtown Manhattan.

    • Rooms

      208

    • Music

      Chill, hip music in the magic and moody lobby.

    • Year Opened

      2013

    • Designed By

      Perkins Eastman. Fun fact, according to Quin’s site: the hotel was “Once host to the century's greatest Artists, including Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Marc Chagall” before being restored by Perkins Eastman.

    • Pool/Gym

      A well-equipped gym.

    • Restaurant

      The Wayfarer which serves tasty American fare to a hip crowd.

    • Bar

      There’s a big bar in the restaurant.

    • Minibar

      Yep. The boutique minibar staples.

    • Wifi

      Of course.

    • Children

      Sure, but keep them away from the art, please!

    • Price

      Pretty good prices for a hip midtown boutique.

    And it’s open late! I’m a fan of the compost cookie and the cereal milk soft serve with cornflakes.

    Milk Bar Midtown

    Milk Bar Midtown, West 56th Street, New York, NY, USA

    And it’s open late! I’m a fan of the compost cookie and the cereal milk soft serve with cornflakes.

    Secret-ish hole-in-the-wall offering insanely delicious Japanese plates. I’m a fan of the Katsu curry. DIVINE.

    Katsu-Hama

    Katsu-Hama, W 55th St, New York, NY, USA

    Secret-ish hole-in-the-wall offering insanely delicious Japanese plates. I’m a fan of the Katsu curry. DIVINE.

    Apparently the hotel offers yoga in Central Park classes. Ask the very friendly concierge.

    Central Park!

    Central Park, New York, NY, USA

    Apparently the hotel offers yoga in Central Park classes. Ask the very friendly concierge.

    The Quin Hotel

    The Quin, West 57th Street, New York, NY, USA

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