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Historical Traveler Reviews Comfort Inn Chelsea New York City
I choose the Arlington solely from the reviews on this site on my first trip ever to the US. I have gathered from other reviews that not every hotel in NY is clean and cheap, which was something I wanted very much.
We went to the Arlington Hotel in December 2003 before Xmas. We bokoed it a week before our arrival and communication via telephone and fax was very clear. The street its on was a bit grotty but it was so central and easy to find.We had a family room as they had no double rooms, and we got a lot for our money for 5 nights! The room was spotless. Beds clean, bathroom clean etc. We took our own towels, as we took advise from another post here, but it was not that necessary, they were fine. I had heard alot about bed bugs and cockroaches but none of this here. I was very happy.
Just got back from the Big Apple and stayed at the Arlington and it is a superb budget hotel. Spacious room with a double bed and TV. Clean sheets and bath towels changed daily. The location is ideal, a 5 minute walk to the empire state building and one block from the subway. Within a stones throw from the magnificent flat iron building, and the Met Life Building is across the road too. Good value and location for money.
We stayed at the Arlington Hotel, 21st Nov - 26th Nov 2003. We had read the reviews previously and booked the hotel on the basis that the rooms were clean. We were not disappointed as the room was vey clean including the bathroom which had a very nice power shower in it. Our room was in the back of the hotel so we had no view whatsoever but as the 40/40 nightclub is only a couple of doors away we didn't get the noise from that filtering through. One great item we were impressed with was the FREE OF CHARGE safety deposit box in the room, which gave us piece of mind to leave our passports and valuables in while we explored the great city. That is what we came to NY for, to explore, so we only used the room for sleeping, washing and a place to store our stuff. At £75 per night for the room (including taxes) it was money well spent and I shall seriously consider staying at this hotel again when I return to NY in the hopefully not too distant future. PS. I'd heard stories of cockroaches in New York, so I'm glad to report that not one was sighted here. PPS. The 'TEL' on the neon sign has been repaired while we were staying there so the sign does now read 'HOTEL' and not 'HO'.
At $120/night in mid November, this is no bargain. Sure the pictures look alright, but the room distantly resembles the picture. The street entrance is not very appealing, but the neighborhood itself isn't bad.
I can see the Empire State Building !!!!
A great hotel if you are in New York on a budget. I presume that anyone who is in New York is only sleeping in the hotel room if not what exactly are you doing. Ideal location ten minute walk from macys and fifteen minute walk from Times Square. Felt very safe walking to and from hotel. Staff very helpfull and airport transfer $45.00 in a limo.
you can also see the Empire State from the steps of the hotel and you are one block from the Flatiron building. Room cleaned daily, fridge, safe, TV and air con. Would use this hotel again.
Nor are you sharing the apartment with any six-legged brown critters.
Best on a budget
Rooms are spacious and clean. Subway-Stations are close. Its hard to beat the price of less than 100$ per night. If you travel on a budget the Arlington is a geat choice.
Great Travelers Hotel!
It is not The Mark, but it is a clean spacious room in the center of Manhattan. The staff is great and you get a clean room with a full bath for under $100. Not a single roach, that is nearly unheard of. It seems mostly European and Asian occupied, so it has a great international feel. Quiet and Central. Highly recommend for the budget traveler. My room with two beds, desk, cable TV, refrigerator and safe was $85 a night in March.