Contemporary Elegance at Eventi Hotel #NYC

by Pam on February 18, 2014

Event Hotel Lobby

The Lobby of the Eventi Hotel

Capri Sun provided my travel expenses to New York City, but I was not required to write a review of the Eventi Hotel. The thoughts and opinions expressed in this blog post are my own.

After a very long and arduous journey through the unplowed side streets of New York City, I arrived at the Eventi Hotel.  I was tired, cold and had a headache from the bouncing of the shuttle on what turned out to be a two hour ride from the airport. The minute I stepped into the hotel, located near the theater district,  I felt better. The smiling staff member inquired about my day, asked me where I was from, chatted with me about experiences he had in Georgia, and told me about the complementary wine hour the hotel held each night.  When I asked for directions for sight seeing, the staff gave me very explicit directions on how to walk to nearby places of interest.  Believe me, that was helpful as I didn’t know my way around the city.


hotelroom

When I arrived at my room I was pleasantly surprised to find floor to ceiling windows with an amazing view of the Empire State Building.  The decor was contemporary and filled with the latest conveniences, like an iHome docking system,  toiletries from C.O. Bigelow and a 37 inch LCD TV that I never even got around to watching.  Did I mention the relaxing dual fixture shower in the marble shower? It was the perfect way to warm up after hours in the freezing cold. My favorite touch was the map of NYC on the wall with a pin showing our location.  A work area with free wi-fi completed the room.  If you have read any of my previous hotel reviews, you know free wi-fi is usually the highlight of my trip.
Eventi Hotel bathroom


Later that evening our group relaxed in the comfortable waiting area in the lobby, curled up near the fireplace, while I sipped the readily available fruit flavored water.  It was a perfect way to end a winter evening as we had all walked to dinner and back through sleet, snow and slush.  The next morning we dined at the hotel restaurant, Humphreys, which served a continental breakfast with a variety of to die for pastries.  Located on a glass lined patio, the ambiance made it feel like a spring day, not the dead of winter.
Eventi Hotel Humpreys
The Eventi hotel is centrally located, within easy walking distance to Madison Square Gardens,  the Empire State building and Times Square.  With the clean modern design, the friendly staff, and the great location, I would recommend the Eventi to anyone traveling to New York City.  I also have a couple of travel tips to save money.  If you fly into LaGuardia, ask at the information desk and they can arrange a shuttle to take you to the hotel. My cost to travel to the hotel was $16.80 (plus tip), compared to others who spent $50 to take a taxi and the travel time was the same.  If you plan to travel to NYC in the winter, take rubber boots.  The streets are slushy and it is easier to dodge traffic when running across the street.

view from Eventi Hotel

View from my room.

Have you stayed at the Eventi hotel? What is your favorite activity when visiting New York?

 

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Robin (Masshole Mommy) February 18, 2014 at 8:50 am

We go to NYC a few times a year, but I have never stayed there before. I would love to check it out the next time we go.

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Michele February 18, 2014 at 9:01 am

I have been to NYC many times-but since i live 1/2 hour from the city via train I have never stayed in any of the hotels! Actually I have never heard of or seen the Evanti Hotel-it must be relatively new! It sounds like it is in a very good location for getting around-even in this snowy weather we are having.

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kay adeola February 18, 2014 at 9:22 am

I would love to say there it looks amazing and also i only ever pick places that give me free wi-fi lol.

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DawnC February 18, 2014 at 9:31 am

Wow that is beautiful! I have never been to NYC.

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Beth February 18, 2014 at 9:59 am

Haven’t stayed there, but looks beautiful. Last time I was in New York was for BlogHer ’12!

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Nicole B February 18, 2014 at 10:10 am

I have never visited NYC but I know I would love to go there one day!

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Ave February 18, 2014 at 10:27 am

The breakfast looks really delicious! Love that they have a variety of fruit. The bathroom looks super too!

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Terry February 18, 2014 at 11:34 am

When I go to New York City, I always try to make it to Central Park. So much to see and do there.

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Emily February 18, 2014 at 12:28 pm

I haven’t stayed there before, but going to put it on the list for next time. The breakfast alone is luring me in!

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Candace February 18, 2014 at 12:33 pm

I love NYC. Such an amazing place to visit. This hotel looks like a wonderful place to stay since it’s located close to so many great things! Rooms look beautiful.

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Ellen Christian February 18, 2014 at 12:37 pm

I haven’t stayed there yet but I’d love to. When I visit NYC, I go shopping.

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Lawna February 18, 2014 at 1:45 pm

What a fabulous hotel! I have always wanted to visit New York, so maybe one day I will get to.

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Amber Edwards February 18, 2014 at 2:00 pm

WOW, that eventi hotel looks absolutely amazing! I would love to travel to NYC and stay there! Look at that bathroom and the food! Amazing.

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Shauna February 18, 2014 at 2:11 pm

Wow, what a great hotel. I have never stayed there before, but if I go to NYC, I will keep it in mind. Thanks

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Amanda February 18, 2014 at 3:25 pm

What a fabulous hotel! I go to NYC twice a year but I usually stay outside of the city. However, it would be so great to stay at this hotel!!

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Jen V February 18, 2014 at 3:28 pm

I have never been to NYC, but would love to go there someday after my kids are grown. Looks like you got to stay in a wonderful hotel.

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Sandra February 18, 2014 at 3:33 pm

I will totally be checking this place out the next time we stay there! Thank you!

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Terin Garrett February 18, 2014 at 3:45 pm

This looks like a wonderful place to stay! I want to visit NYC!

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Amanda Ripsam February 18, 2014 at 4:10 pm

I am jealous. I have never been to New York and you got someone to pay for you to go ? wow.
What a beautiful hotel.

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Mama to 5 BLessings February 18, 2014 at 4:16 pm

Looks like a nice place to stay, all the comforts of home!

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Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell February 18, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Love the plugged-in location of the hotel! I’m so glad you had that nice place to be after the bumpy shuttle ride!

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Angela S February 18, 2014 at 4:49 pm

There are some amazing hotels in NYC. I haven’t stayed at this one before. It looks lovely.

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susan February 18, 2014 at 5:01 pm

this looks like such a nice hotel! I would love to stay there.

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Jennifer B February 18, 2014 at 5:12 pm

I have never been to NYC but would love to go someday! This place looks amazing!

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Amy Desrosiers February 18, 2014 at 5:20 pm

Wow, just look at all that delicious fruit and food!! The shower is also so dreamy and attracts me to this hotel!

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Rosey February 18, 2014 at 6:01 pm

We always stay in the financial district when we go, but I’d love to move over some and be right in the heart of everything! This hotel looks great!

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Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations February 18, 2014 at 6:27 pm

OMG, going to NYC is on my bucket list. I will consider this hotel for when we go. :) Thanks!

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becca February 18, 2014 at 7:18 pm

i have never been to NY but it’s on my bucket list to go would love to get a chance to do something like this for blogging. so fun

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Tough Cookie Mommy February 18, 2014 at 7:31 pm

I actually attended an event at the Eventi Hotel last year and it is really beautiful. I was in love with the lobby too.

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Cyndie February 18, 2014 at 7:40 pm

I love NYC so much. i must admit, the desk area is my fave!

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Amy February 18, 2014 at 7:52 pm

I’ve never stayed at Eventi hotel but it looks amazing! I have been to NYC many times-my fave time to visit is during the holiday season near the ice rink!

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Tara February 18, 2014 at 8:10 pm

I am heading to NYC at the end of March and have been looking at hotels. This looks like a great option.

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Mariana February 18, 2014 at 8:15 pm

I love NYC in the wintertime :) That looks like a fabulous hotel! So happy you had a good experience!

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Beeb Ashcroft February 18, 2014 at 8:27 pm

My only real visit to New York was all-too-brief, when I left the airport for a few hours during a long layover. I want to go back and this would be the perfect place to stay!

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Sarah Bailey February 18, 2014 at 8:28 pm

Wow what an amazing view! I haven’t ever been to New York but I would love to one day and I’ll have to keep this hotel in mind. x

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Elizabeth Towns February 18, 2014 at 8:32 pm

Nice view – seems like you were in good proximity to lots of sites and tourist attractions. Finding a good hotel in NYC that doesn’t cost one of your children and a distant relatives beloved animal is not an easy thing. This looks like a good space from which to enjoy the city.

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Nancy Lustri (StyleDecor) February 18, 2014 at 8:52 pm

I can’t believe I have never been to New York. I’m from Ohio and I’ve been all over, but never to New York (except to fly into LaGuardia), but that’s it! I need to get there! Nice hotel! Now I know where to stay! :)

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Amber Nelson February 18, 2014 at 9:11 pm

I love staying in New York and that looks like a great place to stay.

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Jennifer Soltys February 18, 2014 at 9:38 pm

That looks beautiful! I was on in New York once, but really want to go back again!!!

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Aly Mashrah February 18, 2014 at 9:45 pm

That looks like a wonderful stay! I’m glad you had a good time.

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Joanna Sormunen February 18, 2014 at 10:22 pm

Beautiful place! And the breakfast table looks amazing! I would love to stay at Eventi some time.

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brett February 18, 2014 at 10:28 pm

looks like a really nice place to stay!! wine hour? free? sign me up!

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Amanda February 18, 2014 at 11:12 pm

It looks beautiful! I would love a free happy hour :)

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Ashley - Embracing Grace February 18, 2014 at 11:22 pm

Wow, what a lovely place to stay! My favorite activities in NYC are shopping and going to show.

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Melissa February 18, 2014 at 11:30 pm

What a beautiful hotel!

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Lois Alter Mark February 18, 2014 at 11:57 pm

I go back to NYC a lot and will definitely have to look into this hotel. It’s a great location and it looks beautiful. Love that map with the pin in it! And, of course, the free wifi …

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Heather @ It's a Lovely Life! February 19, 2014 at 12:18 am

What a pretty hotel! I love how sleek it looks and the food looks amazing too!

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Tammilee February 19, 2014 at 12:27 am

What a gorgeous hotel! I love wandering around NYC. This looks like an amazing place to stay

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Janeane Davis February 19, 2014 at 12:31 am

New York is such a good place to visit and enjoy and then return home. This hotel seems absolutely wonderful.

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Robyn February 19, 2014 at 12:39 am

This hotel looks great. I have will have to try it out the next time I’m in the city.

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Annie February 19, 2014 at 12:40 am

I have never been to NYC before. That is an awesome hotel to stay at though :)

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Carlee C February 19, 2014 at 6:05 am

I have never stayed at that hotel, but it looks like a must see destination. That Continental breakfast looks awesome!

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Chrishelle February 19, 2014 at 7:53 am

I have never visited NY, but I would love to take my kids one day. The Eventi looks like a very nice hotel, and the breakfast looks delicious.

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Maria February 19, 2014 at 8:09 am

Sounds like a fun event!! The food spread was great!! I need to add it to my must sees.

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Veronica February 19, 2014 at 9:19 am

That looks like a totally awesome place to stay. I love the décor! I especially love the laser cut wood panels in the lobby.That might be from one of my vendors. Very nice!

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Liza @ Views From the 'Ville February 19, 2014 at 10:34 am

I’ve never stayed there, mostly because we’ve never been to NYC :) It’s so beautiful, though – definitely a place I’d consider if we find ourselves in the area!

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Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas February 19, 2014 at 11:22 am

The FOOD! What a major plus. The hotel can make all the difference on any trip!

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Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings February 19, 2014 at 1:27 pm

The hotel looks beautiful- I would love to visit there!

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Stefani February 19, 2014 at 1:47 pm

I have been to NYC twice but did not get to go site seeing. This looks like a great place to stay on maybe my next trip to New York!

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Claudia Krusch February 19, 2014 at 2:19 pm

I go to NY very often, it’s great to have more options! Never heard of this hotel, but it looks amazing!

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Nikki February 19, 2014 at 5:41 pm

What a gorgeous place to stay! I love the breakfast spread, I would eat way too much at that!

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marielle altenor February 19, 2014 at 10:53 pm

Well you know which hotel I will be staying at when I do go to NY lol That bathroom and the pastries sold me! lol

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Julie Wood February 20, 2014 at 11:05 am

I have never stayed at the Evanti or even been to New York. But this Hotel is so gorgeous,and if I ever get to New York, I would love to stay here. The breakfast looked so healthy and delicious. What a gorgeous room you had.

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Dana Rodriguez February 21, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Beautiful place! And that breakfast is amazing!

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