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Avalon Hotel Review: Housed near the Empire State Building and Herald Square, the Avalon Hotel is also just a short walk from Madison Park and the marvelous milkshakes at the Shake Shack. The intimate lobby features colorful Italian marble floors, columns and a coffered ceiling. Off the lobby, the mahogany-paneled library with fireplace has a clubby feel. The hotel's 100 rooms and suites are decorated in serene earth tones and furnished in a traditional style. Amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, dual-line telephones with data ports, 27-inch interactive TVs, ergonomic chairs, coffee/tea makers, safes, umbrellas and the hotel’s signature body pillow for a comfortable night’s sleep. The Italian marble bathrooms are well-equipped with 100% cotton linens and scales. Executive suites have fax machines, Bose wave radios, cordless phones, whirlpool tubs and separate showers among other amenities. Event spaces such as "Excalibur," the "Camelot" and the "Round Table," are classically decorated in coffee brown, beige and warm wood tones, while at the same time being fully equipped with state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment and high-speed Internet.