My Stay at The Carlyle Hotel
New York City is a special place so instead of reviewing a book I decided to write about my recent trip in three posts. Travelling is a bit of an issue because I have Celiac Disease, which is an intolerance to gluten. Usually I find out exactly what restaurants and cafes can accommodate my diet, I’ve found that restaurants often state they have gluten free options when, in fact, it’s a vegan option. There was one gluten free restaurant that I loved and visited every time I was in NYC: Risotteria. It closed lost year. I’ll miss that place forever.
This trip was unlike previous trips because I stayed at a hotel on the Upper East Side rather than the Lower East Side. The Carlyle Hotel turned out to be a dream. I loved every moment of my stay there, from the Kiehl’s toiletries to the spacious room and friendly staff; they exceeded my expectations. My only wish was that the in-room dining menu had more gluten free options. I had two choices for dinner: Fish of the day or the Half Roasted Chicken. The chicken was delicious, but I wasn’t told of any gluten free desserts. What I loved about the menus is how they’ve clearly marked gluten free items and if I wasn’t allergic to shellfish my options would have expanded.
Trump Soho and The Greenwich Hotel were my two main NYC hotels. The Greenwich Hotel was booked solid and I no longer stay at Trump hotels so when a friend recommended The Carlyle Hotel, I booked it. The hotel is just a ten minute walk from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which is perfect for an art lover like myself.
While there was one disappointment, I didn’t have a nice view of the cityscape. I had grown so accustomed to complementary hotel upgrades (thanks to American Express) that I was surprised when my room wasn’t upgraded. Still The hotel stay itself was exceptional.
My one regret: I wish I had experienced Cafe Carlyle and Bemelman’s Bar, but my schedule was full plus I couldn’t stay out of Greenwich Village. Until next time…