This week was the first time I was able to use one of my Starwood suite night awards that I have had since 2011. Four days before our arrival I put in an online suite request using one of my 10 suite night awards. The next day I received an e-mail with the good news that I was being upgraded to a suite in NYC. For our reservation I used 12,000 Starwood points for our free night at the Westin Grand Central.
We arrived at the hotel about 2:30 pm and we were told that our suite was not ready and they were unsure when it would be available. I waited about 15 minutes and was called to the front desk and told that our suite was ready. Our suite on the 34th floor was spacious (over 700 square feet) with oversized windows. It had a small foyer with a coat closet, storage drawers and a mini bar.
The separate living area had a pull out sofa, flat screen TV and a large desk with a city view and water view to the side.
The bathroom was clean, bright and spacious with a separate soaking tub and glass shower enclosure.
The bedroom was spacious with a king bed, lounge, bench, two night stands and a chest of drawers with plenty of space underneath to store luggage. We traveled light this trip so the extra store space was not needed. The suite had soothing color palate and the bed was very comfortable. Our only complaint was the loud street noises throughout the night.
We spend the night in New York City to go the the US Open. The Westin Grand Central is a two block walk to the train station. It is approximately a 30 minute train from Grand Central Station on the number 7 train to the Mets-Willets Point subway station adjacent to where the US Open is held. The Westin Grand Central was a convenient location for us to get to the US Open. We enjoyed our suite and our 4 pm check out.