Ratings based on 21 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
2.6 Room cleanliness
3.0 Service & staff
2.4 Room comfort
2.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Maynard from La Grande OR
Posted Nov 16, 2013
Pros: Paintings on the walls, low key atmosphere
Cons: Bathroom light switches were hard to find
Location: Nice gramercy neighborhood, right next to Baruch Univ.
for Everyoneby Monica from Canada
This is not a hotel. Rather a hostel, a bad one.Posted Oct 27, 2013
Cons: Everything. This place is a shame for Expedia. Something like this should not be allowed to operate. Squalid conditions. Should be closed down.
Location: Quite central, close to Penn Station, but the neighborhood didn't seem too inviting. Things to do? I didn't dare go out in the streets in the evening.
I would start by saying that the paintings on the walls, in rooms and hallways, represent animals mating, in different obnoxious positions. The air conditioning units are fixed in the window frame, and that particular panel has no glass. So, imagine how safe that feels when there is a soft plastic cover in the window instead of glass. No toilet in the rooms, but a shared toilet and a shared shower in the hallways. The toilet was in no working condition - it was plugged and I could hardly use it. The lock on the room door was so shabby... A push or a kick and the door would have gone flying off the hinges. If I wanted to leave my room for the evening (or the day) I was given a lock so I cold lock it on the outside. No phone, no TV - that would have been a luxury, considering the entire environment. This place should not have a licence to operate. Whether it is Expedia or some other company, someone needs to perform a major check up and clean up of this place. Shabby, to say the least. Plus, I wonder if this is not a brothel of some sorts. There is a college in the neighborhood and some of the young people I saw seemed to be there for a certain purpose...
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for Overnight Stay Before Destinationby Nick from NY
If you like the ghetto, then this place for you!Posted Jul 25, 2013 on Hotels.com
Beyond horrible worse than any youth hostel I've ever seen… No bathroom in the room, Incredibly disgusting atmosphere/"decor". No better than sleeping on a bench in the park. Okay, except For the roof.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Clean but bizarrePosted Jun 4, 2013
Very basic but clean. Bizarre decor. Staff were amiable.
for Business Travelersby Zen Monk from India
Posted May 26, 2013 on Hotels.com
great location, low on comfort and ammenities-just the basic minimum.
for Couplesby Sarbh from Queens
Great adventurePosted Mar 22, 2013 on Hotels.com
I lived it, I didn't want to leave
for Everyoneby Liesha from London
Fantastic 'cheap and cheerful' hotel.Posted Mar 18, 2013
This truly is a 'cheap and cheerful' hotel. Accommodation in New York is so expensive, and if you're looking on the cheaper side, normally you get a drab, boring, tiny room. The Carlton Arms has cheery and interesting artwork and my room was much bigger than I was expecting (for New York). I might not be the most modern, but the artwork that adorns the walls and rooms is certainly eye catching and engaging and definitely something special. I would definitely stay there again and would also recommend it to others on a budget.
for Business Travelersby A verified traveler from Indianapolis, IN
This is NOT a hotel! It's a youth hostel!Posted Mar 17, 2013 on Hotels.com
I didn't stay. As soon as I arrived, and learned that it's not actually a hotel - and that you don't have your own bathroom or shower (totally not OK for a business trip!), I left and stayed somewhere else. Make sure you know this before you book it!