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A great weekend in NYC at a good hotel

Question asked by mikimo on Feb 17, 2015
Latest reply on Feb 17, 2015 by joshm

This was our first trip to The Big Apple this January. We stayed for 5 days at New York Marriott Downtown. Our check-in went fine & our room was on the 7th floor and quite comfortable. Friday nite we enjoyed a walking canvas of the surrounding area in pleasant weather and decided to dine at the adjoining Bill's Burgers & Bar. Our meal was delicious & we befriended one of the hostesses, who was a former Floridian. The following day the Front Desk was kind enough to hold our luggage until it was time to depart for the Cruise Terminal. Now comes a problem. Taxis are very prevalent on this busy corner and quickly hailed by the Front Doorman. In particular, the "T" taxi company seems to be everywhere. What should have been a twenty minute ride to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal turned out to be a 2 hour catastrophe that had both of our blood pressures racing & almost caused us to forfeit our New England/Canada Cruise. Perhaps this New York Marriott should reconsider their affiliation with the "T" taxis or at least this driver, who's name was Muhammad. We did, however, reach the terminal 8 minutes before 4:00 p.m., just in the nick of time. We will, however, continue to travel and do business with Marriott, just choose another source of ground transportation.

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