Fifty NYC-an Affinia hotel
What We Love
- Central location in Midtown East is good for business travelers and first-time visitors
- Fresh, modern style thanks to a recent $19 million revamp
- 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)
- WiFi costs $14.95 per day
- No restaurant, though guests can pick up snacks from the Cupboard.
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- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Fresh from a tip-to-toe renovation, 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 newly open-plan space. A floor above are the Club Room and Den, appealing common rooms where guests settle into the leather sofas or the tobacco-hued occasional chairs, or meet for the continental breakfast spread or wine hour from 5 to 6 p.m.
Bed and Bath
Popular with business and family travelers, the Fifty has guestrooms that are huge by New York standards, starting at 325 square feet. All have signature Affinia beds, 42-inch flat-screen TVs, workstations, coffeemakers and mini-fridges, plus 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 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
The property is in an ideal location with easy access to attractions such as Times Square and the Rockefeller Centre. The staff at the property are highly attentative and will do what ever they can to cater for the needs of your party as best they can. We was shocked as we entered the room to see how spacious they are and I can say it is the biggest hotel room I have ever stayed in without a doubt in New York and some other cities across the US. The rooms are cleaned to a very high standard with bedding changed daily. There is also a communal area on the 2nd floor which gives you a chance to socialise with other guests with access to wine between 5pm and 6pm and the chance to grab a cup of tea or coffee throughout the day. J.F.K Airport is around a fifty minute drive from the property or around 25 without traffic. I would defiantly stay here again upon my next visit to the city.
From the moment I walked in the staff was rude and unhelpful. The front desk assistant should find a new job because her customer service is a 1 at best. Condescending. WiFi is free...lol. Who’s still charging for WiFi???
I was also up at 6am when someone trying to get into my room. Called front desk...and they were like “yes that was security they got the wrong room.” Like security doesn’t knock first??? They lied and tried to tell me they did, not to mention left door open?? Not sure what hotel does that.
Photos on the website are not accurate. I feel like those are from day one of opening. Out dated.
Good location but also tons of other places in the area.
Room was perfect for our family of 5 with 1 bedroom, living room, and small kitchen. Doormen and front desk staff very friendly and helpful. Room was clean and comfortable. Location convenient to subway.