Winner Chosen. Congrats Matt!
My go to hotel in New York City when folks ask for a recommendation has been The Radisson Martinique on Broadway , right across the street from Macy’s on Herald Square, because it strikes just the right balance between value and luxury.
The Martinique is on the National Historic Registry but recently remodeled so the rooms are spotless. “Historic” is actually an undersell: the hotel was designed by the same architects that built the Empire State Building! Walking into the hotel feels like walking into an episode of “Boardwalk Empire”. I especially enjoy the details such as the original mosaic flooring and the stainless steel elevators. I have lots of photos of the hotel on my Instagram page.
The rates at The Martinique are on par with more budget minded hotels in the 35-40th street area of Midtown, but I consider the stay experience to be a star above comparably priced hotels. I also MUCH prefer the Radisson’s “neighborhood” feel: just south is Koreatown, and you’re facing Broadway directly on top of the Herald Square subway. Many rooms have views of the Empire State Building as a bonus.
My favorite way to book is via the “Mega Points” rate: just go to the
Radisson Martinique’s website and select, “best available” then “all rates” and scroll down. The “mega points” rate for $20 over best available was for every single night on their calendar in the next year last time I checked! What makes the rate so amazing is that the 10K bonus points are PER NIGHT, NOT PER STAY. I basically count the deal as a $33 discount every night.
So, to recap, The Martinique is definitely a DO for paid stays in NYC, especially with all of the amazing points promos going around. If you have the Club Carlson credit card, at 50K for 2 nights, it’s a steal!
The management of The Martinique noticed how much I love their hotel and recently invited me and Deal Girl back to see some of the recent improvements, such as the club level. Their club on the 17th floor was just updated with a fancy coffee machine and lite snacks. Even better, they are offering you a chance to come see for yourself!
Here are the prize details:
2 night stay before April 2015 – (blackout dates apply)
Breakfast for 2 each morning at The Martinique Breakfast Buffet
Welcome Drinks for 2 at the Martinique Café
Total Prize Retail: $979
Enter here, and good luck!: The Deal Mommy’s “Weekend in New York” giveaway