I've read the other reviews and I have to defind this place - if you know when to go. I've been to places in Philly, Seattle, all over LA, and both places in NYC for over 20 years.
West Side Club losing the steam room and video lounge and allowing smoking... all of that ended with the Guiliani era in NYC. He changed all the laws by harassing businesses that dealt in sex. The steam room got shut down then and so did the video lounge. Police sweeps happened once upon a time and people were arrested for indecent blah blah blah. People were seen by these cops getting it on in the steam room and video lounge, so they shut them down.
Anyway, the draw here is NOT the amenities... it is the MEN. The other bath house - the East Side Club - draws a significantly older crowd than the West Side Club does. West Side Club is located in Chelsea, which is an awesome neighborhood.
The time to go here is between 11PM and 3AM on Friday and/or Saturday nights. Tons of hot men are packed in then. Most times you have to wait in line to get in because they are sold out of rooms, lockers, and changing rooms.
I usually find at least 2 or 3 guys that give me a boner on sight when I go during those hours... and there are plenty of aggressive muscular tops that just want to pound your ass. I've seen some HOT ASS scenes here over the years.
It's not a dirty place, it's just old and they don't put a ton of money into the place... you can put it like that.