Best Place to Stay in New York

The Carlton Hotel NYC

The more I travel for Fashion at the Races the better I get on places to stay, places to go, and how to get there. Horse racing is a great event to attend for the day but can be hard to figure out if you are new to the track and the city its in. Let me make your New York stay easy….

I am obsessed with deals, sales, points, etc… so it is natural for me to try and stay at a hotel chain that gives me some benefits! The problem with this is sometimes I feel like I’m staying in the same hotel all the time rather than experiencing something new. I am a member of a couple groups which include the Marriott family. When I travel to New York, I want a posh place and many of the chain hotels seem to be too ordinary for me….but not this one.

The Carlton NYC

The Carlton Hotel NYC is from the Autograph Collection of Marriott Hotels. Not only is it posh, it is in a perfect spot in the city, and you can still get points for your stay with the Marriott family but you don’t feel like you are staying just anywhere!

My Reasons to Stay at the Carlton Hotel:

  1. Location. Location. Location. Within a couple blocks you have great options for food, shopping, and entertainment. A park is just 2 blocks away (which had a BBQ festival going on this weekend!) which is a great spot for a coffee and people watching. If you are there for a touristy experience, you are very close to Madison Square Park as well as the iconic Empire State Building!
  2. Transportation Ease. Not only is it easy to grab a taxi out front (I’ve stayed a places that it surprisingly is tough) but you can walk to Penn Station and grab the train to Belmont or to the airports. We flew into Newark this time and for $13 we were able to get to the airport in less time than a taxi would have done.
  3. The hotel. Duh. This is not a hotel that makes you feel small. It is a boutique property with a wonderful staff, atmosphere, decor, and room amenities. There is a killer bar downstairs with great cocktail choices and eats, plenty of tv’s to keep up with the NBA finals, and a billiards table to shark some fellow guests. Millesime (Esquire Voted Best New Restaurant 2011), provides great dinner options and a fabulous brunch each day. Plus- if you are an Oyster fan: Enjoy $1.00 Oysters , in the Oyster Bar, Monday – Friday from 5:30 pm – 8pm! Slurrrrrp!
    Bri Mott's Stay at the Carlton NYC Hotel

    Enjoyed a fruity cocktail in Millesime with my girlfriend Darci after I did some fashion damage at Nicole Miller Soho

    The dress I’m wearing is from their latest collection to be released soon!

    Bri Mott's Stay at the Carlton NYC Hotel

  4. Business Friendly. When I travel for FATR, as much fun as we have it is still a business trip. In order to stay on top of things, I like to get up early in the morning, grab a workout followed by yummy latte and then catch up on emails and social media. This hotel was the easiest spot for me to get this done. Great gym on the first floor, coffee shop right around the corner, and then I had a small office in my suite which kept me focused!Bri Mott's Stay at the Carlton NYC Hotel
  5. It only going to get better. This fall the hotel will be doing renovations to give the hotel a fresh new update. I mean, I like it as is but can’t wait to see what they’ve got planned.

    Bri Mott's Stay at the Carlton NYC Hotel

    Gorgeous Lobby with Comfy Velvet Couches

  6. Lastly, and maybe my most favorite, it is puppy friendly! I did not bring Vera this trip but I can tell you she will most definitely be there next time. And when I say Pet Friendly, I don’t mean $500 extra Pet ‘Friendly’…they only charge you a $50 cleaning fee. Vera better buy her suitcases…we are heading back to NYC ASAP!
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    See how excited she was when I told her….

    I stayed in the New Yorker Suite which was on the top floor with a great view of Madison Ave. Definitely not the normal New York hotel room, lots of room to relax and entertain if you have friends in town, which always happens when I go racing! I wanted this white chair for my office at home, unfortunately it didn’t qualify as a carry-on size with Delta.


    Bri Mott's Stay at the Carlton NYC Hotel

    Bri Mott at the Carlton NY

    Love my Nicole Miller pants (my feet needed a break from the heels!)

    Bri Mott's Stay at the Carlton NYC Hotel

     

    GH Mumm Fun at the Carlton Hotel NYC

    The boys had some fun in these chairs… (iphone pic)

  1. Bri Mott's Stay at the Carlton NYC Hotel
    Bri Mott's Stay at the Carlton NYC Hotel

    Huge bathroom allowed me to spread out and stay organized for the different events

    Bri Mott's Stay at the Carlton NYC Hotel

    Bri Mott's Stay at the Carlton NYC Hotel

     

    Bri Mott's Stay at the Carlton NYC Hotel

    In-Suite Breakfast prior to Raceday (Of course GH Mumm is involved) and yes I steal peoples food. All the time.

    Bri Mott's Stay at the Carlton NYC Hotel

    Bri Mott's Stay at the Carlton NYC Hotel

    Bri Mott's Stay at the Carlton NYC Hotel

    Bri Mott's Stay at the Carlton NYC Hotel

    No better way to start the Belmont Stakes than with a glass of bubbly GH Mumm

     

    Bri Mott's Stay at the Carlton NYC Hotel

    My Hair and Makeup team consists of Me, Christine, and boyfriend’s opinion

    Bri Mott's Stay at the Carlton NYC Hotel



     

     

    Bri Mott's Stay at the Carlton NYC Hotel

    I always spread out upon arrival – I hate living out of a suitcase so I unpack into drawers, closets, and tables!

     

    Bri Mott's Stay at the Carlton NYC Hotel

    Off to the Races!

    Pictures by LymanDVM Photography

Rooms for The Carlton Hotel NYC started at $225 for the weekend of the Belmont Stakes this year. Lots of different rooms to choose from. There are also four amazing suites which include the New Yorker which is the room we stayed in. Stay up to date with The Carlton via their social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

 

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