New York City is famous for a lot of things. One of them, unfortunately, is being tight on space. If you’re with friends or family, it can be hard to find a hotel room that will accommodate everyone. Splurging on two rooms can get unbelievably expensive. I set out to find NYC hotel rooms for four, and believe it or not, most of them (even suites) only accommodate up to 3 adults! And, the ones I found that can accommodate 4 are so small, like less than 450 square feet!
Years ago we stayed at the Ritz Carlton Battery Park. I took a look at their suites, and pretty much fell in love with their large size. The rates are extremely affordable, especially for a Ritz Carlton, the service is impeccable, and the location is unique. While it’s “far” from major tourist areas, it’s a quick cab, bus, or train ride, and honestly, now with Uber, getting around is even easier. Plus, being across the street from Battery Park is fantastic!
Located nearby are great restaurants, Battery Park, the Statue of Liberty, the World Trade Center (Freedom Tower), and more. While I used to be impartial to the Upper East Side (because I lived there), the Battery Park area is my new favorite place.
I loved it, but I also loved our statue of liberty view we had last time. This suite, however, is perfect for four. First of all, it’s large (850 square feet), and private, which is important with so many people! This room is called the expanded suite, and while it did not have that amazing statue of liberty view, it did feature a separate bedroom, pull out sofa (which wasn’t terribly uncomfortable), a small kitchenette, and a second (half) bath!
Little Fact: There are only 14 floors, with the 14th housing an event space, access to the Ritz Carlton residences, spa, and the fitness center. Guests who typically request a high floor sometimes get upset, because they’re given floor 10 or 11, but that IS a high floor! The rest of the building is dedicated to the Ritz Carlton residences (which have their own entrance and elevators)!
In typical Ritz Carlton fashion the staff is impeccable! From the bellman and valet, to the front desk, turndown, and restaurant staff, you name it, they are all wonderful!
Turndown service made the pull out bed for us. The bartender is so fun, and also makes a mean old fashioned. We were celebrating my brother’s birthday, and the Ritz Carlton was kind enough to place a balloon and cupcake in the room.
2 West is the main restaurant, and it’s amazing. We did brunch, and found it affordable and delicious. Room service prices are definitely high, but what do you expect? On top of the typical room service charges, there’s also a $6per person (up to $12) fee added on as well. There was an amazing chocolate cake that I was dying to try as soon as I saw the picture, but was bummed to learn they ran out. They sent a replacement cake (which I didn’t care for). Nor did they charge for it, but in my unrealistic world I half expected them to start making another cake right then and there. It was late, and the pastry chef was probably no longer around. At least, that’s what I told myself.
Their club level lounge shines. Even if you don’t book a club level room, you can still add access to the club lounge for an additional fee. Honestly though, I would just book a club level room, because it’s worth it. But if you don’t for whatever reason, add it on. The attentiveness is out of this world, the food is outstanding, and the ambiance is both relaxing and wonderful.
I set out to try a few different hotels that would accommodate 4 comfortably. The Ritz Carlton Battery Park is the only one worth mentioning. It checks all areas.
Special thanks to the Ritz Carlton Battery Park. Parts of our stay were complimentary, which in no way swayed any opinions, even if we were dining in the club lounge with dignitaries.