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The Chambers Hotel, NYC

I am a total Boutique Hotel Junkie! So on our last trip into Manhattan, staying the Parker Meridian, when we walked down 56th Street and passed this “Cool” looking Hotel entrance, I HAD to check it out! We entered the huge wooden doors and instantly felt the cozy, classy, boutiquey atmosphere. I was impressed. Impressed enough to want to see more!

Denvil (from the front desk) greeted us with a casual welcoming smile and offered to show us a few rooms. I must say, 1/2 of the experience of a Hotel stay comes from the service and 1/2 from the actual accomodation. If Denvil was an indication of the service guests receive at Chambers…the first 1/2 is a charm! He is an asset to the hotel.

It is always interesting to imagine what the rooms are going to be like before we enter the room and discovering if my mental images were correct.

I expected the rooms to be very nice, but did not expect the “loft” style that is evident in every aspect of the room. SOOO COOL! Spacious and not quite like any other hotel I have been in. The concrete ceilings and eclectic loft furnishings felt raw and hard. Yet the bedding and leather furniture accents softened the hue. Calm colors inspiring a fresh feeling of newness. Feels like I could live here!

We saw several rooms, all equally impressive yet different. Same “feel” different layout. Each floor had a different decor that gave a imaginative and creative aura. Loved it! A surprise every time the elevator door opened. I KNEW we would return to experience a stay at Chambers.

And so here I am, sitting in room 113 after arriving yesterday. I must say that the experience of staying here is even better then my first impression! The room was fresh, inventive and spacious. The view from our room is wonderful. But the best treat is being able to actually open the windows like elegant french doors. LOVE It! There is a great advantage to opening a window and feeling the weather, hearing the “city sounds” and just breathing! It sounds rather simple, but is a rare commodity in a NYC hotel. Such a treat!

Another attribute to the room is the bathroom. Just behind the apothecary style, green glass door is a cozy yet industrial feeling bathroom. Whoever knew concrete floors and vanity could be so inviting.

White and clean are the 2 words that describe this bath chamber. Although the size is not enormous however the open shower gives an open airy feeling. DId I forget to mention the shower head? How could I not! There is nothing better then a great shower in a hotel. And this is it! Form the rain style shower head to the Red Flower luxury bath products…I feel pampered. I can really live like this!

Service issues…NONE!

Needed an iron, here in 5 minutes. Ice, 3 minutes. Complimentary Continental Breakfast, 10 minutes. All with a smile and pleasant greeting. I am happy!

One of the things I love about small Boutique hotels is that when entering or leaving, the staff treats you as if you are a special VIP. Chambers staff is not only attentive, but obviously well trained in communicating that special invitation. Again, HAPPY!

We will be back. Sooner rather then later! If you are going to stay in Manhattan, I highly recommend this wonderful retreat. Escape to the city for a weekend this summer at Chambers Hotel. You too can experience HAPPY! Click here and see the Chambers!

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Saint John, NB Canada FUN!

Think you have to go South to have fun?

Try Saint John, NB Canada

Think you can’t have fun unless you head south? WRONG! Harbor towns along the East coast from Canada to Key West all have the same element of coziness, beauty and FUN!

But first, don’t forget the indescribable views when you leave the Port of NYC and cruise alongside Manhattan! An amazing collage of skyscrapers, boats and bridges. Be sure to bring your cameras!

Once you arrive in St John, the photo ops just get better! You will be bowled over by the beauty of the Bay of Fundy. And the endless array of options to spend the day “your way”!

“Got Beer”? Celebrate a passion for beer and culture Sample Moosehead beers with Live Entertainment. Visit the Moosehead brewery or do a Pub tour.

“Golf your Game?” Enjoy 18 holes in the beautiful 2,200 acre Rockwood Park.

“Chocolate!!!!” Visit the home of Gannong Chocolate and get your taste buds tingling!

“Outdoor Adventurer?” Paddle by Kayak along the coast and enjoy a lobster bake.

“LOVE Lobster?” For those of you who love lobster, imaginge cracking fresh lobster on the shores with a cold Moosehead Lager! Perfect lunch.

Can’t decide? Do your own thing or join in on our “GirlsonaCruise Scavenger Hunt” Sure to help you find amazing places and fun!

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