Happy Thursday, we are SO close to the weekend. Can I get an amen? I am SO excited to give you more of an inside look at our stay The Ludlow Hotel. We had such a beautiful time celebrating Valentine’s Day and would definitely return. Mr. Darling LOVED it! From the beautiful room views to the unbelievable staff, we were pleasantly surprised with the accommodations and vibes of The Ludlow. We were greeted at the door immediately, with such a warm and inviting welcome. If y’all watched my stories that morning, then you know this was much needed.
As soon as we arrived we found parking directly across the street from the hotel. It is a 24 hour parking garage and we paid $55 for 24 hours; which is typical NYC pricing. Immediately upon approaching the hotel, Mr. Darling said , ” OMG KATZ deli is across and street….wait and BLACKTAP NYC.” Taylor was one happy happy man. We LOVE the shakes at Black tap. We actually were planning on going to Serafina for dinner, but Mr. Darling wanted Katz Deli. We cancelled dinner and had a little picnic by the floor-to ceiling window in our room. We took in the beautiful view from our high 14th floor room and had a yummy feast. The surrounding area had SO many restaurants to choose from and the perfect instagram-worthy photo ops. We found so many cute boutiques and fun picture spots for the gram. This wall was one block up from the hotel. Mr. Darling spotted it the next morning, after running out to grab morning coffee. It is one of my FAVE Yourdarlingstyle shots yet! Shout out to Taylor for finding this location! We were so happy and content with the location and surrounding area of The Ludlow.
Can we talk about how happy he is? LOL Clearly in all his glory with all of this meat…ha ha. The next morning he asked if he could go back for a tongue sandwich. We would take a small romantic casual dinner over a fancy, long sit-down anyway. Our conversations and peaceful night was all we could have asked for that night. Also, the view, made it ALL worth it.
When we first arrived to our room on the 12th floor, we noticed a weird and strong cologne scent. I have very bad allergies and sensitivities to scents, so I immediately called the front desk. Within seconds, staff knocked on our door with new keys and agreed with us that there was a strong odor. We were then brought up to the 14th floor with an even higher view. No odor and clean as can be! Our first impression of the room was how small it was. I have stayed at numerous hotels in New York and this was TINY for the price and two people. If you are traveling alone; then this room is perfect. I suggest staying in the KING sized room and not the queen studio for two people. We were cozy and comfortable and laughed it off, but it was a tight space for Mr. Darling and I. Our favorite part of the room, was the gorgeous marble bathroom. This bathroom was major #bloggergoals . Honestly, Tay was saying I should have brought more things to shoot in that bathroom because the lighting and aesthetic was THAT good. The bathtub had antique hardware and a view of the city skyline. It was romantic, relaxing and everything we had wanted. Mr. Darling asked if he could sleep in the tub LOL!
Our favorite thing about the hotel- was the aesthetic and vibe. The lounge area is surrounded by young people in their 20s socializing and having a drink by the bar. The nightlife was awesome. They had a fire going and it was so cozy and chill. We also loved that we had access to the rooftop. It was such an awesome view and we got some wonderful photos! Another cool thing, was that the rooftop had a side door to get into the gym. They also have a restaurant with French-chic vibes with a dash of American, called Dirty French. This hotel has everything you could possibly ask for in NYC. They even brought me up hypoallergenic sheets for the bed.
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