Ratings based on 2,307 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom new york
Futurist HotelPosted Nov 19, 2014
Hip, funky and cool hotel. Green and modern. Located near times square but quiet
by A verified travelerfrom Seattle, WA
Mash up of Youth Hostel (YOTEL)Posted Nov 7, 2014
Pros: Modern, Bag Storing Robot. self check in.
Cons: Bar and food is not compelling East/West is largely very bad conveyor belt sushi without the conveyor belt. Modern restaurant and bar needed.
Location: Convention Center, Theatre
You get what you pay for. if space is not and issue, this is your place. remember, you are not getting a room you are getting a "Cabin". 160 SQ ft of goodness.
for Business Travelersby A verified traveler
Great pod type hotel roomsPosted Nov 7, 2014
Pros: very clean rooms
Cons: baggage hold process - need to be able to avoid the robot.
Location: Fika coffee shop for a European breakfast, coffee and good chocolate.
Very nice hotel - super quiet rooms, well laid out for single business travelers. It is very close to the Javit's center and had good dining options nearby. The Fika coffee shop downstairs is excellent and open until 7 pm. The downside of this place is the baggage hold system is a robot which takes forever. It is novel to watch but easily takes 10-20 minutes to load 3-4 people's bags. Way too much time if you have to run to a meeting. You don't really interact with the staff since everything is done via a kiosk. The rooms are tiny but very clean and very well thought out. There is a grocery store and a CVS next door which helps save money on simple things like bottled water and snacks. If you do order a taxi or Uber - plan a few extra minutes for the driver to get to you since the entrance is not far from the entrance to the lincoln tunnel. Traffic gets backed up there. It is easier to walk a block or two to meet a taxi or Uber. Great place overall and I will certainly stay there again.
by A verified travelerfrom Tempe, AZ
Tiny RoomsPosted Nov 5, 2014
The hotel was nice, except the rooms were tiny and the beds were very uncomfortable. Essentially, you are sleeping on a futon bed with a very thin mattress. Hotel staff was friendly and helpful, but overall I would not choose to stay here again.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Londoner
Modern way to stay cheaply but comfortablyPosted Nov 4, 2014
Pros: Clean, cheap, modern and helpful
Cons: minor design "features" in the rooms could be a bit annoying.
Location: Advertised as "Times Square" it is actually two blocks from Times Square. However it is convenient for MidTown and the HighLine in particular.
An interesting experience - a computer-based check-in (like airport fast check-in) starts a different type of hotel experience. The room is small but well designed, with an interesting fold-out bed to save space. The room feels a bit like a "pod" but it is neat and functional. There is free coffee and muffins you can have for breakfast (or you can choose to pay a bit more and eat heartier). There is a "galley" on each floor where you can get coffee or drinks, and the staff are friendly and helpful. The reception (ground control) was on the fourth floor which also contained a lively internet access centre and a bar/cafe which seemed to be a draw for locals as well as customers. It all had a nice "modern", clean, efficient and helpful feel about it.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Royal Oak, MI
Great Yotel Easy Walk Great ViewsPosted Nov 3, 2014
Hotel was easy to get to, right off Lincoln Tunnel, easy to check in. Amazing rooms. Great restaurant. Easy 10 minute walk to Javits or Times Square. Had a Queen Cabin premium view!! Room was perfect, quiet, clean. Nice departure from ordinary.
by A verified traveler
Stains everywherePosted Nov 3, 2014
There's hair and stains everywhere. The bed is super hard, and the staff are not helpful
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Nottingham, UK
Good hotel, walking distance from Times SquarePosted Nov 2, 2014
Loved the futuristic decor, and the fact that each floor had a secure galley for free tea/coffee/water and a soda vending machine. The adjustable beds were great for propping up to watch tv, and though the room was pretty small, the space was used well and everything was compact/well thought out. Hotel felt clean and secure, and had a 24 hour CVS opposite for ice cream emergencies. Be sure to ask for directions to the Westway diner nearby - excellent brunch!!!
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Hertfordshire
Central locationPosted Nov 1, 2014
Pros: Liked the modern and clean feel to it and thought the rooms were great ideas, minimal but everything you need.
Cons: Bit more privacy for toilet and shower with proper doors instead of curtains would be good.
Location: Location was great, we walked everywhere and there are buses and subway close by. Times Square 10 minutes walk for us, so really pleased.
Stayed at Yotel for three nights. On arriving was someone in reception who helped us check in on the computer system. Happy with room had a good view of some tall buildings but sadly not Empire State which would have been nice. Husband found bed quite hard but I was ok with it. Nice big shower, toilet wasn't very private but was fine for a few days stay. Aircon was on first night which kept waking me up as was very cold and quite noisy, so asked for it to be turned off next day and after a few calls to reception they sent a man up to switch it off. Despite that we were happy and would stay here again.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Trinidad & Tobago
Perfect for business or vacationPosted Oct 30, 2014
Pros: Clean and well kept. Friendly courteous staff.
Cons: Deals or promotions for returning guests
Location: Perfect location if you want to be in the heart of Times Square but without all the traffic and noise.
Had a fabulous time. Hotel is new and well kept, with good helpful pleasant staff always available. Check in and check out was super easy and the atmosphere puts you in the mood to relax and enjoy. Very close to Times Square but not in the heart of all the hustle and bustle.