Ratings based on 60 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
2.8 Room cleanliness
2.8 Service & staff
3.2 Room comfort
2.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Familiesby A verified traveler from Australia
Not a bad alternative to 2 star hotelPosted May 14, 2015
Pros: Apartment was spacious and inviting
Cons: The decor, especially the kitchen is very dated.
Location: Great location, especially proximity to Grand Central, shops and restaurants.
If you are looking for a cheap option for the family or a group of friends then this is a viable alternative to staying at a hotel.
for Familiesby A verified traveler from Texas
Good location.Posted Dec 16, 2014
Cons: Noise level mostly from floors overhead.
Location: Things nearby - Macy's 3 blocks. PierpointMorgan Museum, 5 blocks, Grand Central Station and NY Public Library close, Empire State Bldg. 2 blocks.
Building was clean. Very old, and because of this, people walking on floor above us very noisy at night when trying to sleep. Fortunately only a couple of nights was anyone occupying floor above us. Room too warm. Old boiler heating works too well. Otherwise, not luxurious, but beds were very clean and comfortable. Not a bad experience.
for Familiesby A verified traveler
Hotel New YorkPosted Nov 2, 2014 on Hotels
Perfekt läge i Midtown intill Empire State och Madison Square Garden.
by A verified traveler from Victoria BC
The StairsPosted Oct 23, 2014
Pros: location to transportation, empire state building, time square
Cons: when advertising, be very specific about the stairs and mobility issues. State which of the 2 rooms "do not" require climbing stairs,
Was aware that all but 2 of the suites required walking up stairs, did not realize that it would be 3 flights of stairs (54 stairs to be exact) to get to our suite; and really not good for someone who has mobility issues, such as a cane or joint replacements. A simple coffee maker in the room would have been nice, rather than having to use the kitchen which is shared with thee suite next door (noisy at times) Very old building (100 years old), and quite evident with the fixtures, and the sagging stair cases.
by A verified traveler from New Mexico, former NYer
what a dumpPosted Sep 28, 2014
Pros: nothing, have pictures, my brother took one look and said "what a dump".
Location: location was good
There was no one there to talk or to greet you. Was told key was just a couple of doors down. It turned out to be half a block up and right on park and half a block down to 10 park place, where a guy dressed in black as I started to go in and pick up the key, began asking me what I was there for and I told him to pick up keys for house just off the park, then he started with what's you name, where do you think your going. It was awful and he followed me in to the desk clerk where he started yelling answer him. I asked him for the keys, gave the guest clerk my name and he threw an envelope at me, I picked it up and he yelled "your welcome". Left and made my way back to the hotel. When I got there could not believe there was no elevator. I was 4 flights up. I am 65 yrs old and last year had back surgery. These stairs are narrow and long as this 100 year old building has 10 or 12 ft ceilings. When I finally managed to get up the 4 flights and entered the apartment could not believe my eyes. Bathroom tile floor not complete, tiles coming off the wall, stove did not work, shower turned out to be lukewarm. Notes all over the kitchen telling you to clean up and take your own trash down to the side walk, window air conditioner had plastic over sides that was falling apart, closets dirty with dust and dirt. Left 1 small packets of coffee that made a cup apiece and was old. In packet listed a grocery store not within my walking capability and no delivery numbers.
Recommendedby Jade from Bristol
Excellent for the price - better than a hotelPosted Sep 25, 2014 on Hotels
The guest house itself was built in the 1800s so the building is quite creaky and old fashioned, but I found this was part of its charm. We got a spacious apartment on the top floor (you get used to climbing the stairs) with all the essentials for a very good price compared to hotels in the same area. The guest house location was perfect for us, with only a short walk to the Empire State Building and midtown. We had a very relaxing enjoyable stay and would definitely book again.
for Familiesby A verified traveler from Italy
great locationPosted Sep 10, 2014
this is a guesthouse not an hotel as it is clearly specified in its name. You'll be in a two bedrooms apartment in heart of Manhattan (without doorman). This is an old tenement house that belongs to the Community Churrch of Manhattan. The building is old, the carpet is thorn and the kitchen is dirty. But you are on Park Avenue and 35th and the price is unbeatable.
Recommendedby Kelly Jean from New Jersey
Girls WeekendPosted Aug 26, 2014 on Hotels
This apartment was adorable. You walk up a white spiral staircase to get to your room. I felt like I was immersed in a 1920s film. Just beautiful and the location could not have been better. Great bar scene just a block away. We had a kitchen and laundry room also which was a lovely surprise!
for Familiesby Diane from KS
Great location but old and dirtyPosted Jul 5, 2014 on Hotels
You can walk to the Empire State Building, but have to share the apartment with a mouse.
for Everyoneby Bill from Seattle, WA
Live the way most New Yorkers doPosted Jun 9, 2014
Pros: The apartment is cute and spacious by NY standards. Brick walls in the bedroom and living room, hardwood floors, etc. Wonderful dining area.
Cons: The plumbing is old, so it takes a while to get hot water, and the stairs are steep and uneven in places - as is typical with any new york brownstone.
Location: Empire State - 2 blocks away, Subway just 1. All the usuals - coffee shops, restaurants, convenience stores - in easy walking distance.
This is exactly as advertised - a fifth-floor walk-up that is comfortable and convenient. This is what you could expect to live in if you were a young well-employed New Yorker. The building is old, but that added a lot of charm for us. The staff were all off site but went out of their way to help us, and we found the apartment delightful.