We stayed at the Hotel Wales. This is a charming boutique hotel on Manhattan's East Side. In fact, it sits right in the midst of New York's Museum Mile. It was listed on Mommy Poppins' Best Family Hotels in NYC and, after our stay here, we fully agree.
Our room was a suite. The bedroom could sleep four and the pullout couch in the living room allowed for two more. There was a large closet in the bedroom where we could store all our luggage and the bathroom was spacious enough for our needs. The girls were very fond of the beautiful wooden trim throughout the room. They were particularly fond of the windowsills, which were so wide they could use them as window seats. This hotel was a great fine.
After a great sleep, my mother-in-law decided to treat us to our first New York City treat--room service for breakfast. The girls were so excited! Meg and Clare feasted on pancakes. I enjoyed a fantastically filling omelette. Baby Anne ate oatmeal with strawberries and bananas (as well as any other food she could grab from other plates). My mother-in-law had a bit of trouble getting her yogurt with granola (for some reason it took room service about three trips to get her order straight), but in the end we all had a great breakfast that put us in good stead for the busy day ahead. That day began with the New York City Public Library, which I will write about in my next post.