Hotel 32 32
What We Love
- Dedicated onsite Lifestyle Concierges, who can help facilitate access to Manhattan attractions
- 24/7 front desk service
- Complimentary, cooked-to-order breakfast at the neighboring diner, Captain’s Café
- Floor-to-ceiling windows in all 102 rooms
What To Know
- Though there isn’t a fitness center onsite, guests have free access to Boom Fitness, a gym around the corner
- King Deluxe rooms contain fully equipped kitchens
- Hotel guests are treated to exclusive food and drink deals at The Cutting Room, a popular live music venue in the neighborhood
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Balconies and kitchenettes aren’t elements you’d typically associate with a boutique Manhattan sleep, but a stay at this trendy Murray Hill property guarantees you at least one (and, in some cases, both) of those homey perks. Even the sun-drenched rooms aren’t the classic cramped quarters synonymous with the Big Apple, though the extra square footage comes at a cost: this hotel completely sacrifices a lobby in favor of your roomier chambers. Comic book- and graffiti-inspired paintings by resident artist Chris Georgalas, a Colombian-American creator with roots in nearby Jackson Heights who has been characterized as a modern-day Duchamp, fuel a distinctly urban ambience (originals are available for sale at the front desk). It’s just one of the myriad ways this four-star gem establishes a meaningful connection with its dynamic Midtown surroundings. Be sure to schedule a session with one of the friendly onsite concierges to skip the serpentine lines you might encounter elsewhere for city bus tours, Broadway shows, museum visits, and helicopter rides.
In the Area
Bold-faced landmarks like The Empire State Building, Penn Station, Grand Central Station, and Times Square are practically in your backyard. Lesser-known but worthy attractions near the Flatiron-Murray Hill neighborhood include The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology and its rotating door of international textiles curated by historian Valerie Steele, the decidedly friskier Museum of Sex (guests must be at least 18 years or older to enter), and a cluster of design emporiums such as Marimekko and ABC Carpet & Home. Be sure to reserve one hedonistic evening for nearby Koreatown, an energetic neighborhood lined with barbecue joints, karaoke bars, and round-the-clock spas.
How to Get There
There are two buildings on each side of the street, and we spent 10 nights in the main one where the bar is. The staff was very polite and friendly, and keep the lugagge for us untill check-in time.
The room is large enough compared with other NY rooms, but the bed could be narrow for big people. Nevertheless it is a comfortable mattress that gives you a good rest.
The kitchen with a little fridge, coffee maker, complimentary coffee/tea, and microwave oven could save you a few bucks if you plan to have breakfast there.
No problem with wireless wi-fi, and the bathroom is nice, acceptable illumination, spacious, good watter presure for the shower, hair dryer and toiletries.
However we had an issue with the toilet so after the third night without solving it, they move us to another room with a discount promise that never happened untill now. Still waiting for a reply...
The balcony was almost useless as the view outside was closed in by other buildings, and there were some door gaps that let the cold air in.
The lobby toilet is so heated and dark that is impossible to see anything.
Close to the subway (line 6) and several restaurants in Koreatown.
They charged us a fee per night, but we've been told about that previously.
Overall, it is a nice option to stay in.
Hotel 32 32 is hardly noticeable from the street, yet inside it’s a modern and trendy boutique hotel, located within walking distance of so many great sights and venues. The subway station for one of the main lines is steps away and sights such as the Empire State Building and Bryant Park are only a ten minute walk. And finding interesting food and shopping locations is also simple. As a base to explore the city, we found this perfect. It’s also not close enough to Times Square and Rockefeller to be flooded with tourists.
The room itself was modern, functional and clean. We were really comfortable.
The only criticism I have was the incredibly soft and unsupportive mattress however it didn’t impact our trip. The room had the feeling of a boutique hotel and the cleanliness you’d hope for. We were on floor 8 and it was so quiet for the week we stayed that we wouldn’t have known we were in Manhattan! I highly recommend this hotel for price, location and quality. Lastly, we arrived five hours before check out, due to travelling from Australia for almost 40 hours. We felt horrible and we were exhausted and the hotel was able to accommodate an early check in. We couldn’t have been more grateful. Don’t look past this spot if you want to be close but not pay Midtown prices.
What a convenient location! I booked this hotel because it’s on 32nd between Madison and Park - which makes it super easy to get around the town. But that was the least favorite part of my stay - this hotel is a hidden gem for sure. I don’t want to put on blast but I gotta do it now that Argenis asked so nicely. (Shout out to Argenis for being so awesome & accommodating!) Let me tell you about hospitality here. It’s real and they deserve so much props. Everyone from the front desk to maintenance are just so dang pleasant and helpful. Not only that, the rooms very nice and spacious for nyc. SUPER clean. Really amazing selection on toiletries, too. I stayed on the north wing with two queen beds and a kitchenette. This has become my favorite no frills, clean AF, no drama hotel in NYC. Must stay here!!!
This hotel was great for our family of 4 - two big queens which are hard to find, at a reasonable price and a decent sized room that seemed new. Beds and bedding were amazing! and clean room and nice bathroom. Location is great on quiet 32nd st just a block away from subway and near Grant Central. Friendly staff. I will definitely go back.
I stayed here for one night. The lobby is small and the music is quite loud. There is no one to help with your bags. I was happy with my room- it had a nice layout, clean bathroom, comfy pillows, and was blissfully quiet. I was above the restaurant in the 10th floor and there was a strong odor of food in the hall. My room was not affected by the smell.