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How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel New York City
Pleasant and Affordable
My husband and I stayed here for New Years Eve 2003 and were very pleasantly surprised. I am not a hotel person at all, but found this one more than tolerable. The staff was helpful and personable and the room was clean and spacious. The bathroom was a treat with marble tile, good lighting and lots of space. Overall, I was very happy with the experience.
My 12 year old daughter and I were lucky enough to spend 6 days in New York recently. We changed our hotel(and so glad we did!) to the Fitzpatrick Grand Central from the Ramada New Yorker after reading the reviews on tripadvisor. Everything about the hotel was great, from the friendly staff to our very pleasant room. The hotel was modern and spotless and two minutes from Grand Central Station. Rates were very reasonable and our deal included a nice continental breakfast. I would recommend this hotel to anyone and hope to return one day soon.
I booked this hotel as a birthday treat for my girlfriend and to celebrate our recent engagement! It turned out to be the coldest week NYC had seen in 30 years but that didn't stop us having a brilliant time and it was great to see the city in the snow! All I can say about this hotel is that its fantastic with a good, spacious, clean room, very friendly staff and great location, perfect for exploring the city.
Great little European Botique Hotel!
I have stayed at the Fitzpatrick Grand a couple of times over the past year, and it is one of my favorite hotels. The location is ideal, next to Grand Central and within walking distance of anything in Midtown.
The rooms are very nice, hallways a bit narrow if maid carts are in use. Rooms and common areas are very clean. I have stayed at a number of hotels in NYC and this one has by far the quietest rooms... no street noise, at least on my two visits in 2003. Restaurant/Pub on ground floor is warm, inviting, but a bit dark, but the food and staff are great and after a long day of business or pleasure, this place is a perfect spot to unwind. See if you can get a good deal on the internet as rack rates are fairly high.
Really enjoyed my stay!!!!
I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel. The service was great. My suite was beautiful. The staff is very attentive and very helpful. I would highly reccommend this hotel to anyone staying in the midtown area. Also reccommend their other hotel in Manhattan. Their location is a great one for the business or the leisure traveler.
We booked our trip to NYC in August as a delayed honeymoon. The Fitzpatrick came highly recommended by both business and pleasure travelers. Unfortunately we were traveling during the first big snow storm but one call to the hotel and they delayed our arrival as well as extended our stay with no problem. We were treated very graciously. The rooms are well appointed and a decent size for NYC. It is conveniently located next to Grand Central so getting around the city was super easy. The Wheeltapper was a great place to start or end our evenings on the town. I would definitely stay again at this hotel and recommend to all of our friends and family. Check into the other NY location as we stopped in there as well and it looked equally as nice.
My husband and I were at the Fitzpatrick from 10/23/03 to 10/27/03.
We visited New York City in mid-Oct. and stayed at the Fitzpatrick at Grand Central. The location is great if you are going to use the subway, which we did extensively. The hotel was very clean, the room was very adequate for 2 adults, the bathroom was good sized with a tub with a shower, and the bed was very comfortable. The staff was helpful and courteous. The room did not have a chest to store clothes but had adequate shelves in the closet and the bottom half of the entertainment center. We also stayed a couple of days at the W Hotel in Times Square which was nice but the Fitzpatrick is a better value for the money. I would highly recommend getting a NYC Pass on the internet and use a Mastercard to purchase 3 Days at the 2 Day price ($69) if it is still available. The Pass gives you free access to virtually everything you would want to see and do and allows you to avoid the long lines at many of the attractions. You also get a Metrocard pass for unlimited bus and subway travel. We picked up our pass and book at Madame Tussaud's 42nd @ 8th Avenue. Before we went to NYC, I also purchased a New York Entertainment card and book for $25 from entertainment, 888-446-9952. We more than paid for the book with the savings we enjoyed on excellent meals at Broadway Joe's Steak House and DaMarino's Italian Restaurant (both in the theatre district). Mustang Sally's did not honor the card even though they were listed in the book. We really enjoyed our visit to NYC. Everyone we talked to was quite pleasant and helpful. We were apprehensive about using the subway but after we got a map with the subway routes and got the hang of it, we used the subway extensively with no problems whatsoever.
The Fitz is IT!!!
Irish hospitality abounds at this hotel!!! The staff is courteous and generous with their time. The rooms are spacious and immaculately clean! The beds are comfortable, the towels are soft, and the walk-in closet is great for storing one's belongings. The Irish-owned and operated establishment has made an effort to incorporate the European charm of Ireland in its decor~very charming atmosphere; I felt like I was on the Emerald Isle!The Manhattan location is quite central and within walking distance of many popular NYC attractions.This hotel is more than a dumping ground for the Irish~It's a lovely, accommodating hotel!!
Fitzpatrick - Hated it!
The worst hotel experience I've ever had. Although the rooms were nice and large, the staff was rude. The hotel did not advise us they were holding $300 against my credit card for a $159.95 room and $600 dollars against the same card for a room bill of $350. Imagine my embarrassment when my credit card was declined at a family dinner! I changed rooms after one night and left clothing in the closet of the room. A mere 4 hrs. later I reported this to the management staff. No one in housekeeping turned it in and I never heard from them about it or been reimbursed. Long distance phone calls I never made charged to my room, the wrong address on my bill ... Need I go on! WARNING STAY AWAY