Clay Coomer | Dec 10, 2015
New York City is a spectacle to behold; A dirty, smelly, crowded, wonder of the world. My wife and I decided to take a “babymoon” to the big apple and we were surprised by my parents with a luxurious one night stay at the iconic Plaza Hotel during our 72 hour, child-less adventure.
To set the stage, just to prove I’m not 100% spoiled, I had completed some work for my parents which I originally agreed to do pro-bono. My compensation, if you will, was The Plaza and after our stay, naturally, I had to write about.
Love or hate New York City, once you enter the doors of the fabulous Plaza Hotel, you immediately escape the noise, the smells and the throng of people and enter a historic spectacle of its own. One that this author strongly urges to add to your bucket list. Here’s my story:
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The wonderful smell of fresh flowers continues as you walk towards the front desk. It doesn’t matter who is there to greet you to give you instructions and a room key, they will have a smile on their face and ready to help with literally anything.
Pay attention to the beautifully sculpted design of the elevator as you make your way up to your room. It may be a small cab, but the woodwork is absolutely gorgeous.
Sit down your bags and venture into the bathroom. There, you will discover quite possibly the most beautiful bathroom you have ever seen. A deep soaker tub to your left, a shower to your right with a rain style shower head sits high up on the wall for (probably) the nicest shower you’ll ever experience.
This may sound weird, but one of the coolest features is the water temperature gauges. You can twist the nob and select the exact temperature of the water - opposed to twisting endlessly to find that perfect temp.
After we returned from a night cap at the second floor hotel bar, we decided to splurge. Admittedly, it could’ve been a lot worse but the $30 three scopes of chocolate ice cream was well worth it while we ate it lying in bed watching Saturday Night Live, which was coincidentally taking place a mere nine blocks away.
Your eyes, if they’re open, are immediately drawn to a lovely crystal chandelier that hangs in the center of the room right above the bed. It takes you a minute to realize there’s a flat screen TV hanging on the wall.
After a long day of exploring the city, eating bad food and drinking expensive drinks, nothing feels better than collapsing on this wonderful bed. Being a tourist in America’s largest city is tough!