While doing research for a recent trip to New York City, I stumbled across a new luxury boutique hotel that was getting top marks from guests. The Upper Midtown Quin Hotel opened in 2013 and has been receiving many accolades ( including being named one of the Best New Hotels on Travel + Leisure’s ‘It List’ for 2014). While this property would be a perfect choice for a romantic getaway, it also offers many features that make it an attractive choice for families traveling with small children. I simply needed to check it out.
On a hot June morning, after a red-eye flight, our family was welcomed into the beautiful (and air conditioned) Quin lobby to regroup before a day of exploring the city. My children were delighted to choose a special gift from a little wagon that was rolled out to reception during our check-in. As if that wasn’t enough, upon returning to our room later in the day, the kids discovered two little Yorkshire Terrier stuffies on the bed, along with the Quin’s own bedtime storybook (which tells the tale of little Katie’s adventure in New York, as told by her Yorkie ‘Peppermint’). The following morning, my children could hardly believe their eyes when they spied a candy bar that had magically appeared in lobby (many of the adult hotel guests seemed equally thrilled).
As a parent, I was attracted to a number of other features at the hotel, with the foremost being its convenient location. Situated on the corner of 57th St. and 6th Ave, it is within walking distance (or a short cab ride) of many family attractions including FAO Schwarz, The Central Park Zoo, The Museum of Natural History, The Met, Dylan’s Candy Bar, Central Park’s Heckscher Playground and more.
As a family travel blogger I appreciated the room’s up-to-date technological features, such as the desktop multi-port charger. Like many traveling families, we have quite a number of devices to charge up after a long flight and I hate having to crawl around on the floor looking for outlets. The bedside touch screen for controlling the lights, blinds, music and climate was so easy to use that I didn’t even have to call upon my 9 year old son for help. While it may not exactly qualify as ‘technology’ I was also a grateful to discover the in-room Nespresso machine.
I have a weak spot for nice toileties such as the ones shown below. The extra large shower (especially by New York standards) had so much pressure that I think it took a layer of my skin off, which is exactly what I look for after a red-eye flight.
What more can I say? If you are looking for a lovely family friendly luxury boutique hotel in New York City, the Quin would make an excellent choice.
More information on the Quin:
price range: $$$$
hotel class: 5 star
other notable features : An attachés who curate special New York City experiences, complimentary wifi, fitness center, Apple-equipped drawing room, DUX® Beds, and bath amenities by Fresh®
reviews: 90% of family reviewers rate as ‘Very Good’ or ‘Excellent’ on Tripadvisor
more information: for rates and availability please see the Quin website
Disclaimer: I was offered a media rate during our 2 night stay at the Quin. All opinions about the hotel are entirely my own. As always on my website, I encourage you to read current reviews and room tips from other family travelers on Tripadvisor before booking.