After staying in IHG’s EVEN Hotel in Norwalk, CT back in 2014, I’ve been waiting for the opening of the first New York City location to share my experience on the blog. For any of my readers outside the city, EVEN Hotel should be on your short list when you visit NYC. Although we haven’t stayed in the Manhattan location, both Mike and I loved everything about our overnight in Connecticut. Here’s why.
Our room was spacious and spotless, minimalist but well designed. Since I live in an apartment with wall-to-wall furniture, I welcomed the extra floor space in our room. The public areas were comfortable too. I found the clean aesthetic calming, and the hotel was a great escape from the city. Oh, and the beds? Amazingly comfy.
The flavored waters in the lobby; the healthy menu options at Cork & Kale; the delicious cocktails; the workout equipment in every room plus a fitness center; every detail made me feel healthier and happier immediately after checking into this hotel. Beyond the design and extras, the staff was incredibly friendly and helpful without being intrusive.
And the real bonus? EVEN is dog-friendly. (Check each location for its pet policy.) Bogey felt like a king on his Connecticut escape!
The hotel is located about a 5-minute drive from Gallagher Mansion and Cranbury Park, (a historic mansion with sprawling grounds offering trails, picnic spots, a dog park, and more), and a 12 to 15-minute drive from the hip SoNo neighborhood (South Norwalk), an area with a terrific bar and restaurant scene. I might add that Norwalk, CT is a nice little weekend getaway from the city.
Like Connecticut, the New York location is convenient too. EVEN is just south of Times Square, so you’ll miss the crazy crowds you’d typically encounter in the Theater District. The hotel is minutes to everything you need including subway and rail lines at Penn Station, the Empire State Building, Macy’s, the High Line, and more.
And, EVEN is coming to Brooklyn! This hotel is accepting reservations for arrivals July 15, 2016 and later.
321 W 35th St
New York, NY 10013
46 Nevins St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
426 Main Ave
Norwalk, CT 06851