Fifty Hotel & Suites by Affinia
What We Love
- Central location in Midtown East is good for business travelers and first-time visitors
- Unique perks include daily wine hour, a 24-hour gym, and VIPaws pet program
What To Know
- Expect street noise in rooms on the lower floors (ear plugs come standard)
- No restaurant, though guests can pick up snacks from the Cupboard
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Artsy business sleep in Midtown East, with huge rooms, cozy club spaces and a modern look
The Fifty banishes cookie-cutter design in favor of a creative style and midcentury accents. Original artworks dot the double height lobby, though it’s the gorgeous curved wooden staircase that dominates the open-plan space. A floor above are the Club Room and Den, appealing common rooms where guests settle into leather sofas or enjoy the continental breakfast spread and wine hour from 5 to 6 p.m. Guest rooms that are huge by New York standards, starting at 325 square feet with signature Affinia beds, workstations, and renovated bathrooms with over-tub showers and eco toiletries. Studio Suites are especially good for groups, outfitted with Twin beds and full kitchens (which can be stocked in advance). There’s no restaurant, but a hearty continental breakfast spread is served in the Club Room from 7 to 10:30 every morning, and guests can pick up snacks and wine at the Cupboard located in the lobby. A popular stop for business travelers, the hotel gym is open 24 hours a day, and a VIPaws pet program is available (food and water bowls, dog stairs, etc.) for four-legged guests.
In the Area
Get a culture fix at the Museum of Modern Art, just three blocks north, then keep walking to New York’s shared backyard, Central Park, for endless seasonal activities including ice skating in the winter and outdoor concerts in the summer. For retail therapy, prepare to get lost among the racks in Bloomingdale’s nearby flagship store, or splurge on designer duds at Saks Fifth Avenue. Foodies shouldn’t miss a meal at chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s modern American restaurant, the National, or make it a classic steak night at New York institution Smith & Wollensky.
How to Get There
After trawling through many hotel reviews last year we decided this would be our base.
When it finally came round we weren’t disappointed.
Lovely tidy and modern rooms, very comfortable beds.
Plenty of space, good shower and half decent views (we faced the road outside).
Staff were all great, friendly and welcoming.
Unfortunately because we were so busy we didn’t really get time to explore the hotel.
Upon arrival your asked to pay a facilities fee, ours totalled $240, when I asked about it they said it would be refunded if we didn’t used the facilities.
We didn’t and it was refunded.
It is in a good location about a 5-10 minute walk to the Rockefeller centre and all the shops.
I would recommend this hotel to people.
Nice to have stayed.
I was travelling to NY on business and needed to book a hotel in a pinch. Despite the pictures online and front entrance, this hotel is in dire need of some updates. The carpeted floors were dingy, the bathroom tub needed to be re-caulked, the paint could use some retouching, there was a gap of space in my door where the carpet ended before the front entrance began - overall, the quality of this hotel was minimally satisfactory.
As always, our stay at Fifty NYC was fabulous. The staff is always wonderful and accommodating, including the front desk staff and doormen. Samuel, Roman and Lenny are the best. We always look forward to our stays at Fifty NYC.