Review of CitizenM: Taking the Hotel Industry To New Heights

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CitizenM came into existence with a plan to shake the conventional lodging industry by creating an extraordinary mixture of inns for travelers. In the year 2008, the memorable lodging was opened for the explorers who want to experience lavish inn in the focal areas of the city but at an affordable rate.

This was not just a place to rest but to work, unwind, as well as play. Some places have free Wi-Fi, amazing furnishings, as well as a bed to sleep in like never before.

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Scene

Super contemporary hotel with a beautiful and busy lobby

It has an untraditional hotel attitude when the guests enter the lobby which has an open living room style space, and with no front desk. The massive sofas along with daybeds are scattered on the two-story space and have big windows. The selection of bold colors like reddish-orange makes everything look beautiful along with some contrasting colors. The canteen is very cozy and has food and drinks available around the clock. Also, it has some small chandeliers. This is a great place for travelers that want something different from a traditional hotel.

Location

Right in the heart of New York’s tourist hub and  near Times Square

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It is located on West 50th Street in the heart of the Theater District. However, it is eight blocks north of Times Square. A subway station at 50th, as well as Broadway, is just half a block far. Also, you can find Port Authority Bus terminal just in 10 minutes by walking or 5 minutes by subway. The Penn Station is only seven minutes far if you travel by public transportation. Also, Central Park is only 10 minutes away by a subway ride, and JKF International Airport s only 70 minutes away.

Rooms

Super compact & functional rooms along with mood enhancing lighting and mini-fridges

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They have hip and minimalist design along with some quirky décor but they have ultra-modern rooms that are small about 170 square feet. The king-size beds are in an all-white color that takes a lot of space in the room. However, the rooms are functional and have comfortable mattresses. The walls are of off-white color and the furniture is of bright white acrylic color with steel frames. The rooms have everything like desks, oval tables, chair pads, bed throws, desk chairs, small closets, etc. The circular bathrooms are very much private with small showers and a lack of mirrors. Also, the mini fridge comes with free water bottles, and free Wi-Fi and there is no availability of adjoining rooms.

Features

A rooftop bar with outdoor seating and a round clock access to  restaurant/bar, fitness center, and free Wi-Fi

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The CanteenM which is available in the lobby is open 24/7 and offers a hot breakfast buffet and the items are available all day long. Also, lunch, as well as dinner items, are available including drinks all day long. You can access to rooftop bar which is on the 21st floor and have an outdoor terrace along with an inside seating arrangement. The fitness center is available on the 20th floor that has all the equipment along with an outdoor terrace. It also offers free WiFi and iMacs with access to the internet. You can self-check in or can seek help from the hotel staff members. However, there is no on-site parking option but a garage if offered at some discount.

PROS

    • Good location
    • Great rates
    • Compact and quirky rooms
    • The ‘mood pad’ controls manage everything
    • Rooftop bar
    • 24/7 access to the food items
    • Fitness center
    • Free WiFi
    • Various iMacs
    • Discounted garage rates 

PROS

  • Small rooms
  • No extra beds, cribs, as well as interconnecting rooms

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Endnote

The CitizenM is known to be an ultra-modern as well as funky property which is situated in the Theater District and is five minutes away from Time Square. You can easily self-check-in, and the airport-style kiosks are spacious, the lobby has whimsical art. But it doesn’t have any bellboys or trouser presses, etc. However, the lobby restaurant is available 24/7 and has a rooftop bar. When it comes to the rooms, they are compact and functional but filled with quirky style, mini-fridge, and tiny bathrooms.

 



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