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The Pennsylvania Hotel is a huge hotel spanning an entire city block between 32nd and 33rd Streets, priced for budget travelers. With over 1,700 rooms, you can expect to meet people from all over the world here. And for the price, it is doubtless one of the better New York hotel values.

As for location, the Pennsylvania is ideal for tourists and visitors on a budget. Located in the Garment District of Midtown Manhattan, the hotel is across the street from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, four long avenues away from the Jacob Javits Convention Center, and just ten blocks south of Times Square. There is easy access to many subway lines and great transportation options to and from the three airports from here, especially Newark airport via AirTrain.

The hotel's renowned Cafe Rouge Ballroom has played host to many of the Big Band Era's greats, including the Dorsey Brothers, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and the Glenn Miller Orchestra - who forever immortalized the hotel and its phone number in the 1940 hit "Pennsylvania 6-5000". Indeed, New York's Hotel Pennsylvania has had the same phone number since 1919.

The hotel does have a small fitness center. However, if you are serious about your exercise you will want to use the Bally's Sports Club, a private fitness center located just next door. The Club offers five floors of state-of-the-art fitness equipment and an Olympic size indoor swimming pool. Guests of the hotel are offered half-price discount admission on a daily basis.

For those of you with furry friends, the Pennsylvania is one of the more pet-friendly hotels you will find. The property offers year-round "pet friendly" accommodations and services to make your pets feel like the Pennsylvania is their "home away from home". The Hotel is no stranger to hosting pets -- it is recognized as the host hotel for the Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

And finally, for those on a budget, there are plenty of inexpensive dining options nearby, whether diners, chain restaurants, or the big Whole Foods Market just eight blocks down Seventh Avenue.

Guestroom Features
Iron/Ironing board
Cable TV
In-room Pay-Per-View movies
Telephone with voice mail and message alert
AM/FM clock radio
Rollaway Bed (upon request)
Baby Crib (upon request)

Other Conveniences
High-speed wireless Internet in Main Lobby & common spaces (with fee)
Sight-seeing, theater, and travel reservations desk
Valet parking (fee)
24-hour business center: computers with High Speed Internet, printer
Complimentary in-house fitness center equipped with cardio and weight machines
Discounted day pass to Bally's Fitness Center: five floors of state-of-the-art fitness equipment and an Olympic-sized pool, right next door
24-hour coffee shop
24-hour newsstand
Lindy's Restaurant off the Main Lobby

Penn 5000 Club Rooms Additional Conveniences
In-room high-speed Internet (with fee)
Mini refrigerator
Work station with ergonomic chair and cordless speaker phone
Flat screen TV
FM/AM radio alarm with MP3 connect
Complimentary access to the Penn 5000 Club lounge, featuring daily continental breakfast, 24-hour coffee/tea service, computers with complimentary high-speed Internet and daily newspaper
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Jon Patch

Graduated from Penn State University in 1983 and landed my first broadcasting job at the flagship station to SUN Radio Network in St. Petersburg, FL as a producer of talk radio. In 3 months advanced to a network producer, then on air as a national eventually local weather reporter for the Tampa Bay area. Held a position in management as a trainer to new hosts and producers and later Affiliate Relations Manager, eventually in 1990 started hosting, Talkin' Pets. Left SUN radio several years later and worked with USA Radio Networks for 1 year. I worked with Business TalkRadio & Lifestyle TalkRadio Networks for19 years under the title of V.P. Affiliate Relations and Programming, later worked with Genesis Communications until starting a new network ATRN.  Currently working with GAB Radio Network and with Josh Leng at Talk Media Network.  I am still hosting the largest and longest running pet radio and internet show in the country, Talkin' Pets, for the past 29 years... My one true passion in life is to help to educate the world through interviews with celebrities like Betty White, Tippi Hedren, Bob Barker, Linda Blair and others, authors, foundations and organizations like the ASPCA, LCA, HSUS, AHA, WSPA on the ways to make this world a better place for all animals and mankind whom all share this very fragile and mysterious planet called earth. This is the only home we have so we all need to learn how to share and maintain it so that life for us all continues and evolves forever...

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