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 rooms at the Fifty are very generously sized, especially for Manhattan standards. We stayed in a junior suite, and it was one of the larger hotel rooms I've ever stayed in. Plenty of room to spread out, and the kitchenette was perfect.
Inadequately cleaned room and poorly supplied bathroom. We ordered from the menu and got a delivery from the neighborhood deli. Dirty pots in the oven and scantily equipped kitchenette and bathroom. This hotel is a number one scam!
I would highly recommend Fifty NYC for your next trip to NYC! Jasmin went above and beyond to ensure our first family trip to NYC was exceptional. The rooms are spacious and clean. There are plenty of places within walking distance to eat. All of the staff were very accommodating and we felt well taken care of during our stay. We will absolutely return!!!
We found ourselves in an NYC Air BnB disaster. I booked through Expedia and within an hour we showed up. Initially, what I had booked wasn't available but the front desk attendant quickly found a solution that worked well for our family of five. The next morning when I showed up at the front desk Jasmin was amazing at giving me our options for the remainder of our trip. She consistantly went above and beyond to accommodate us. I will be staying there again during college visit tours w/ my son!
Excellent location, elegant, friendly and modern. Clean and very well decorated. Ample and well equipped rooms. Comfortable beds. Cute and practical kitchenette. Nice and attentive staff. Will repeat every time in NYC.