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My friend and I stayed at the Amsterdam Inn for two weeks in June. On first impressions, the atmosphere was quite cold and un-welcoming from the deskperson and we were horrified to find that we had to carry our extremely large bags up three flights of steep stairs! The room was very basic, but suited us as we were out and about in New York every day. The noise at night was pretty bad, as it is situated above a car park as well as being on a busy road. I suggest tiring yourself out all day, as so you will sleep through it! Maid service was excellent, they worked very hard and were very friendly, however the towels that are replaced daily would sometimes have black stains on them! All in all it was a cheap but suitable place to stay-if you're really desperate to see New York, as we were. Not the most friendly of staff or the nicest of rooms, but it wasn't a bad place to stay. Our time in New York wasn't about the hotel!
Good deal for the money
I recently came to New York for a few nights. I was looking for an inexpensive, barebones place to get some sleep, since my entire time was filled to the max. I found out about this place and was actually pleased: for the money, it was a very sensible hotel in a great location in New York. If you're looking for a resort this is not for you, but if you're on the go and need an inexpensive yet decent place to sleep at night, I recomment it.
This Inn is a horrible deal for the service you get. We arrived at the Amsterdam Inn prepared that it was not going to be a posh experience. What we got was much worse that we imagined. We were greated by an unfriendly desk person and then directed (be prepared to carry your own baggage up at least two flights of steep steps please)to a tiny, dark room with two very small twin beds, both felt like you were laying on a board. One was sitting at such an angle that when you went to lay on it, you rolled off...really! The towels were an odd grayish white, bordering on brown and the "view" was a brick wall, two feet from our window. To top it all off, our heater vented hot steam into the room, creating a sauna like experience...now, I'm quite certain that was not in the brochure. The desk person informed us he could not fix the heater problem until the next day and that he had no other rooms because our room was now "used" and he did not offer us any discount for the inconvience. We left the Amsterdam Inn that night, never to return again. My advice, pay a little more and find something else, this is not worth it for the nightmare experience.
We stayed at the Amsterdam Inn in the end of September for 8 nights. We had requested for a twin room with private facilities.
Good clean budget room
I had never stayed in a budget hotel before
But I got a good cheap clean hotel
Even though the bathroom was shared it was always clean
The room was a single that was small but at about £35 per night it was ok and for that price you could get alot worse in NYC than the Amsterdam Inn
The staff were pleasant
The facilitys are not of a hotel but then you are not paying usual hotel rates
The location was good ideal for walking and good local bars and restaurants
Ideal for someone who is travelling alone just sleeping in the room and seeing the sights during the day and socialising at night
I would stay again
My boyfriend and i were stuck in nyc at 2 am and were desperate to find a place to sleep. We saw this hotel and called and the guy said he had rooms available. When we arrived we got a room for 69 plus tax so it came out to 80, pretty cheap for nyc... WRONG. The room was cheap but the quality was horrible. First we got stuck on the 4th floor so we had to carry our heavy suitcases all the way up. When we walked into the room it was small. just enough for the bed and our luggage on the floor (which we tripped over) exhausted we got ready for bed and when we pulled back the sheets the pillows had black stains on them and then comforter had pubes on it. The room was filthy. spots all over the wall, carpet comming up. NOT WORTH THE MONEY! i've stayed in hostiles for half the price nicer than this hotel. bottom line, the place is dirty dont stay here unless you like living in other peoples filth.
I got exactly what I was expecting: a pleasant little no-frills hotel for the budget conscious.It was clean, quiet. daily maid service, secured front door and conveniently located. The only drawback was that I was situated on the fourth floor and there is no elevator service.I was assigned a "shared bathroom" room and found it less inconvenient then I'd anticipated. Each floor has many.
Upon first arriving at the Amsterdam Inn, I saw the long maroon canopy with the name printed alongside it. The long narrow canopy led to a single door. Upon looking at that single door and the narrow staircase through the window in the door, I thought, "Oh, Lord, what kind of hotel did I book myself into?" I had a buzz the front desk to be let in and walk up a narrow flight of stairs to get to the there. There are security cameras so they can watch who they let in. I didn't have any problems checking in and I even got the room I had requested. It's the kind of hotel where you have to leave the room key at the front desk everytime you leave the hotel to go out. It didn't bother me because that meant I didn't have to keep up the key. The staircases were narrow as were the hallways. The room I had booked, though, betrayed what I thought it was going to be like considering my first glance at the small yellow hallways. The room was surprisingly nice and decent for the cost. I booked a room with a private bathroom and it was clean and decent as well. The room was bigger than I expected it to be. All I really wanted was a safe and clean place to sleep and shower after exploring the city. Lots of little eateries are around and Central Park is only 2 blocks away. You could hear noise from the outside but I chalked it up to the charm of NYC. I could hear people out in the hallways coming in after a night on the town but there was no partying and no real trouble. I didn't expect total silence but on the whole the noise wasn't much to complain about. It's not a bad place to stay. Everything looked new in my room. If they can keep the rooms up, I don't think this would be a bad place to stay even a year from now. I would consider staying there again. I gave it a four because it was worth the price and the room exceeded the expectations I had.
Do not stay here.
When we arrived they could not find our reservation. They gave us two very small rooms instead of one tripple room as we had reserved. The second day we were moved to a tripple room. It was dirty, noisy and the beds were very uncomfortable. It is very expensive for the service they give. I do not recomend to stay at this hotel.