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'In New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made, oh, there's nothing you can't do, now you're in New York! These streets will make you feel brand new, Big lights will inspire you, let's hear it for New York, New York, New York!'
Aldus Alicia Keys in het nummer Empire State of Mind, een samenwerking met fellow New Yorker Jay-Z …
Well we didn’t see any oversized orchard fruit but the place is certainly BIG! That point is made all the more apparent from atop the Empire State Building...which was our first stop after we disembarked the MEGABUS in New York City. We timed it an hour or so either side of sunset so we could take in the sunlit and night-time views. The night …
New York was cold. Very cold! It even snowed!!!
I did a tour of New York and went through Harlem. Took the boat out to the statue of Liberty. Saw Central Park. Spent a bit of time in Times Square (which is one of the coolest places in the world).
I had a pretty good night out! Very drunk, as usual.
Went shopping and got some really …
Vandaag weer op tijd vertrokken, dat beviel gisteren goed. Ook nu zijn we weer de drukte voor als we aan boord gaan van de boot naar Liberty Island met het Vrjheidsbeeld. Ontbijten doen we pas op het eiland waar ze om 0930 uur al aan de worst en patat zitten. Wij houden het bij een sandwich met jus. Het weer is heel mooi, blauwe lucht en dat staat …
Zoals in het verslag van gisteren al te lezen was zijn we vandag niet naar Washington geweest. De juiste kaartjes waren er niet meer en andere kaartjes veel te duur voor een dagje. We besluiten lekker uit te slapen en daarna naar Central Park te gaan. Het weer is benauwd en druilerig als we rond twaalven vertrekken. We lunchen eerst in de buurt van …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel 31 New York City
Hotel 31 was very clean and located surprisingly close to many of NYC famous attractions including The Empire State Building (5 blocks away), Grand Central Station, Times Square, Madison Square Garden...to name a few. Everything else is a short cab ride / subway ride away. Next door is a fine little sushi restaurant and bar and at either ends of the block you will find coffee, pizza, and a 24hr deli. Our room accommodated two adults just fine. There were two shower/restrooms on our floor which all the rooms shared. These were always very clean and we didn't have to wait to use either of them. Our room happened to have a wonder view of the Empire State Building which we could see laying down on our bed. It was really wonderful to fall asleep looking and such an amazing building. The staff was friendly and went about their business leaving us to enjoy our visit. For the price, the location and a clean, comfortable feeling Hotel 31 was a great deal!! We wouldn't hesitate booking a room there on our next visit to NYC. If you are looking for a doorman to carry your bags or room service then this might not be the hotel for you.
Great Deal For the Price
After reading the reviews on this website, we decided to give Hotel 31 a try on a recent trip to NYC. For $85 a night, we couldn't have asked for more. The staff was very friendly and accomodating. They let us check in early after arriving on a red-eye flight and allowed us to store our bags after we checked out of the room. The rooms are very small, but we didn't spend all that much time in the room. I recommend trying to get a room with a view of the Empire State Building. What a spectacular view to wake up to every morning. The shared bathrooms were very clean and rarely occupied. The location is great: central, close to attractions and the subway. Overall, Hotel 31 is a bargain. We'll definitely stay there again.
Great little hotel
This was my first trip to NewYork and i must say for the money i don't think i could have got a better hotel... It's within walking distance of all the best sights and has very friendly staff... OK the room was a little small but for the money you can't complain.
In fact we are heading to NYC again early next year and Hotel 31 is the top of my list
Stayed there last year. Good hotel for the price. Great location. Clean bathrooms. Had had several email conversations (to inform of late arrival and a few questions), when we arrived we were told that they didn't have our reservation. Put us in a tiny room for the first night. Then in the morning handed us a fax we'd received (sent 2 weeks previously for our arrival). If they didn't have our reservation why keep the fax? Make sure you keep your bags WELL away from the rubbish bin though. Came back one day to find a shopping bag missing. Told reception and was asked to go to the basement with the cleaner to search through the day's rubbish. There was my "medium sized bag" amongst the trash. Found the staff very friendly apart from the manager. Ps. also make sure you visit Moonstruck 2 blocks east along 31st street - delicious breakfasts!
Great Deal for NYC
All in all, this hotel is a great bargain for budget travelers. We didn't like our first room because it didn't have much light, and the receptionist kindly gave us a room on a higher floor (those will definitely have better light--request if you can).
Although the hallways smelled a bit smoky, our room was fine. (The receptionist told us all rooms were nonsmoking.) The A/C unit worked great--kept us cool in the hot weather. Bathrooms were clean and not very busy. There are two on each floor, and when both were busy, I just went to the floor below and used a free one there.
This hotel is in a GREAT location--close to subway, sightseeing, and restaurants. If you are trying to save money for sightseeing and eating in NYC, I recommend this place highly.
I was nervous about my stay at Hotel 31 - my first time in NYC alone and on a very small budget. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the neighborhood is perfectly safe. I met several other guests in the hall and lobby and we ended up going to dinner together. My room was small, and horribly decorated with no view, but it was quiet, safe and clean.
Good for the price and location
The room was kinda dreary.The description said "newly renovated"....i think not. I ran into traffic using the shared bathroom. Luckily there are several on each floor. Good location, nice staff, cool elevator and I met several cool people in the brief moments spent passing through the hotel. They seem to have a nice clientele of interesting people. I would stay again, but I plan on trying another place next time I visit New York. I liked the Murray Hill Inn better.
Just what I was looking for: agreeable people, basic and clean accommodations, no glitz or pretense. My room had a private bath that was in perfect shape and spotlessly kept. Made me feel like I was young and back in Europe!
I started searching the internet 3 months before New Year's Eve to get a cheap hotel room close to Time Square and the main attractions. My most important criteria was CLEAN and SAFE!