Saturday, August 14, 2010
The Comfort Inn on 38th street is open for business. Located by the 38th street exit ramp of the Gowanus and only two blocks from the 36th street subway station it is in an ideal location to service out of towners and provide cheap inexpensive hotel rooms. Via the D train from 36th street it is a mere 25 minutes from midtown Manhattan. The well carpeted establishment has a good feel of a prime time Hotel. It also features a breakfast area on the second floor that could easily double as a small restaurant and dinning area should they decide to go that route. I was allowed to take a peek at the place. Perhaps in a week or two I will be able to shoot the rooms so people can take a peek and see the place and get an idea of the accommodations. Let's welcome them to the neighborhood and hope they bring more visitors to the neighborhood and help the local economy continue to survive. The Hotel is owned by the same folks who also own the two Sleep Inns in the area. The Sleep in on 22nd street and 3rd Avenue opened only two months ago and is already doing a bustling business accommodating both tourists and locals who need reasonably priced accommodations when compared to Manhattan hotel prices.