What We Love
- Live piano at the 62-seat cocktail bar
- It’s family-friendly location—a quiet, tree-lined residential street
- Central Park is just three blocks away
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- There is no room service, though guests can order in from the neighboring café, Viand
- The hotel offers same-day valet dry-cleaning service
- All rooms and suites have kitchenettes
- Rooms above the 23rd floor offer the most uncluttered Hudson River views
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
There’s a reason this unassuming former 1920s era apartment complex, which morphed into a hotel in 1989, is especially popular with larger parties: for starters, its more than 270 spacious rooms and suites are equipped with generously stocked kitchens—stoves, toasters, microwaves, refrigerators, pots and pans, even a petite dining area—which means the budget-conscious don’t have to rely solely on the area’s overpriced fine-dining scene (for groceries, there are the Fairway and Citarella markets across the street). Your fun-filled metropolitan backyard also includes the American Museum of Natural History, an all-weather kid favorite, and the hotel’s namesake theater, a legendary 2,894-seat venue that has entertained discerning New Yorkers for nearly a century. Couple all that with a credit-card operated laundry room, an exceptionally friendly staff (guests are often greeted by name) eager to be your unofficial Big Apple tour guides, and above-average public transport options, and you’ve got all the defining characteristics of that vacation unicorn: an affordable, family-friendly New York City stay.
In the Area
Location is undoubtedly one of the prime selling points at this fuss-free pied-à-terre: in addition to easy access to the aforementioned spots and the adjoining theater—on show nights, the Beacon Bar can get especially packed, so plan accordingly—you’re also nearly the hallowed halls of ABC Studios (backstage tours are offered), the scenic four-mile promenade at Riverside Park, and the Shops at Columbus Circle, an urban mall on the southwestern corner of Central Park. To explore other parts of the city, hop on the subway at the nearby 72nd subway stop, just a snappy three-minute walk away.
How to Get There
Great location!!! Staff is wonderful!! Friendly and helpful with all our needs. Convenient to restaurants, grocery store, shopping, bus, and subway. Staff was helpful with information we asked on our visit.
An EXCELLENT hotel. Good sized rooms with a kitchenette. Very clean. All the staff are efficient and friendly, even the ones who you don't tip and that is unusual in NYC!
In a great location with Fairways Supermarket across the road and other great cafes nearby. It is one block from 72 station which is a real advantage because it is on the express train line. The bar that opens late afternoon is very good. I've read some reviews that complain that there is no room service. I didn't mind that because it has a kitchenette and take away food at Fairways is really good. Ask for a room facing Broadway and away from the elevator.
good service plus kitchen was a bonus handy to rail station supermarket right accross the road handy to museum and central park walking distance away staff friendly and helpfull plenty of restuarants arond area