How about we talk about something safe like a hotel review? I don’t want to make this drawn out but I do have to say I had high hopes for the Paramount. It was supposed to be mod, unique and fun. And yes, the lobby and little bar were very cool and the room looked pretty cool, but I have to give the room a thumbs down.
The room was small. Which I KNOW is normal for NY but I stayed at the Marriott right beside the Paramount when I went to New York in 2001 and there was no comparison even though the price difference wasn’t that big.
The bathroom made weird noises and smelled of sewer at times. Not a stinky bathroom but actual sewer. There was no countertop space even though the sink WAS cool. The shower felt dirty and the shower curtain was flimsy and stuck to you while you showered.
The beds were on the floor. I’m all for a platform bed but this was just a mattress and boxspring on the floor and we felt like we were camping. What’s worse is the beds SQUEAKED when you moved on them. AND they were very worn and we sank to the middle. It did have a nice down comforter and pillows going for it though.
The floor carpet also just looked and felt dirty. We were scared to touch anything that had fallen on it. But I guess that’s standard for any hotel room.
I don’t know, I guess some of it was par for the course in New York but I do know I had a much better experience at The Marriott last time AND I can plan to save up my Marriott gift cards for next time to cushion the difference.