New Yorker Hotel
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I had a few days of business very close to times square and ended up booking The New Yorker simply as it was cheaper than other options. On paper this hotel is really cool - it's a landmark building with significant history, it has impressive architecture, and its super central location is perfect for tourists visiting NYC for the first time.However, for me as someone who's already sick and tired of New York coming on business and wanting to get out as soon as possible, this wasn't ideal, though I'm not sure any other hotels in this area would be.The good: cool historical landmark building. Pleasant staff that stays patient despite pretty tough working conditions. Rooms are clean and reasonably well kept, and of acceptable size (for New York). Wifi was OK. Location ideal for tourists.The bad: crowds. Seems like there's an infinite amount of people in the lobby at all times, both guests and just gawking tourists, making getting in and out of the hotel a bit of a nightmare - and the streets around it aren't much better (crowded, noisy and dirty, lots of beggars and generally unpleasant, as most of New York is). Elevators take forever (for the same reason) and the floors are a labyrinth you need to navigate each time. Room amenities are minimal and generally staying in such a small room for more than a night's sleep will give you cabin fever. Breakfast was absolutely terrible - don't even bother with it. Undoubtedly the worst hotel breakfast I've ever had, even compared to roadside motels in the middle of no-where. Just go grab a donut or bagel somewhere else.
The New Yorker wasn't on the top of my list, but it will be in the future. It's old, like me, but looks and lives great for her age. We were given an upgraded room without asking (larger, by New York standards, the pleasant lady smiled) and it was more than suitable for the two of us. We had a view of the Empire State Building, there were subway stops going everywhere within steps of our front door, and best of all, the Tick Tock diner was open 24/7 in the lobby with good food at reasonable prices. There was good security, extremely friendly staff and touches of a bygone era that added to its charm. We couldn't have been more pleased.
The room overall was good, a lot of reviews complain about the size, but its a good size for NYC and you likely aren't spending a lot of time in your room anyway!The location is close to subways which is good but its very crowded as you are right near Madison Square Garden. The walls were paper thin though and I could hear the TV next store at all hours. Plus its a big hotel so you are always waiting a long time for crowded elevators. I had a great Hotels.com price so it was worth it, but I wouldn't choose it again.
Myself and wife stayed here back in May for 5 nights to celebrate her 30th Birthday. The best thing about the hotel is its location. It is right opposite Madison Square Garden (we had tickets to a basketball game whilst there) and Penn Station so due to the Metro System you're only minutes away from anywhere in the city.We either caught the subway or walked everywhere - we must be the only people to visit New York and not use a yellow cab!5th Avenue with all it's shopping, Times Square, The High Line, Central Park etc are all walking distance from the hotel. Our room was pretty standard (bathroom could do with updating) but who spends much time in their room when visiting New York - for us the location made this the perfect hotel for us.We used the Tick Tock Diner a couple times for breakfast which offered nice food albeit quite expensive.
The New Yorker is central to New York, a short walk up to Broadway, Maceys for abit of shopping or Empire State Building. Central to everything in New York. We did the Hop On Hop Off tour, a easy walk to where you catch the bus. There is a little museum downstairs at the hotel where you get the history of the hotel and pictures of well known people from the past who ave stayed. Rooms are clean and great to stay in. Close to food outlets and the station.
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- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 912 Rooms
- 2 restaurants
- 1 bar
- Room service
- Fitness centre
- Laundry facilities
- Gift shop
- Business centre
- Free Wi-Fi
- Wedding facilities (fee)
- Parking / Valet parking (fee)
- City view
- 1 queen or 2 double beds
- Full bathroom
- HD TV with premium cable channels
- Alarm clock
- Coffee maker
- Iron/ironing board
- Maximum occupancy of 3
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New Yorker HotelNew York,United States
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
481 8TH Avenue, New York City, NY 10001-1809
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