fabulous modern budget hotel option
Posted Feb 20, 2017
During the off-season (US winter), you can stay here for less than $100 USD/night (tax included) in a single (1 person) bed room. In contrast, hostels in NYC with *shared* bathrooms run around $50-75/night during the off season, so by spending only $30 more, you get your own modern (but small) room with its own bathroom. Reminds me a bit of futuristic movies where humans live in functional, small spaces in high rise buildings together (i.e. Code 46). Also, you can store your luggage for the day for free (but should tip the hotel porter at drop off and pick-up), which most hostels charge $5 for the day. My room was on the 15th floor and had zero outside street noise, which is also a concern with most buildings in NYC that are under 5 stories tall. Within 1 block of the hotel, you have many deli/food options. Bryant Park and the subway is a 10 min. walk. The immediate vicinity is high end due to the many investment banks on Lex/Park/Madison, so you will come across many international bankers in suits. After business hours, the area is more 'dead' since workers have gone home. I never heard any noise from people staying in adjacent room, only the cleaning woman. I advise using your 'do not disturb' sign if you stay in your room past 10 am, otherwise you may get a loud knock. I left my room one day around 1pm and when I came back at night, they had cleaned, which was nice. The concierge was particularly helpful one night when I was trying to locate a service.